VIKINGS-REDSKINS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ QB Brad Johnson played in Washington from 1999-2000 and was a Pro Bowl selection for the Redskins in ’99…
Vikings’ CB Fred Smoot was a 2nd-round pick of the Redskins in 2001 and played four seasons in Washington (2001-04)…
Vikings’ TE coach Jimmie Johnson played for the Redskins from 1989-91 and was a part of their Super Bowl XXVI team. Johnson played for Redskins’ head coach Joe Gibbs and Redskins’ asst. head coach/offense Joe Bugel, offensive coordinator Don Breaux, and TE coach Rennie Simmons all coached on the staff when Johnson was a
player in Washington…
Johnson was also a teammate of Redskins’ RB coach Earnest Byner with Washington…
Redskins’ K John Hall and Vikings’ offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell were teammates at Wisconsin and played there when Vikings’ head coach Brad Childress and asst. offensive line coach Jim Hueber were on the Badgers’ staff…
Redskins’ OL Casey Rabach also played at Wisconsin when Childress and Hueber coached for the Badgers and was a teammate of Vikings’ QB Brooks Bollinger…
Vikings’ LB Napoleon Harris and Redskins’ WR Antwaan Randle El played together in high school at Thornton Township (IL)…
Vikings’ T Bryant McKinnie played at Miami with Redskins’ WR Santana Moss, RB
Clinton Portis, S Sean Taylor, and CB Mike Rumph…
Redskins’ WR James Thrash played in Philadelphia when Vikings’ head coach Brad Childress was on the Eagles’ staff and was also a teammate of Vikings’ G Artis Hicks, WR Billy McMullen, and WR Todd Pinkston there…
Redskins’ CB Kenny Wright was a 4th-round pick of the Vikings in 1999 and played three seasons (1999-2001) in Minnesota…
Vikings’ CB Antoine Winfield and DT Pat Williams played for Redskins’ asst. head
coach/defense Gregg Williams when he was the head coach in Buffalo…
Redskins’ secondary/CB coach Jerry Gray and special teams coach Danny Smith were also on the Bills’ staff during that time and Williams and Winfield were also teammates of Redskins’ LS Ethan Albright and DB Pierson Prioleau in Buffalo…
Vikings’ FB Tony Richardson, LB coach Fred Pagac, and offensive asst. Chad O’Shea were in Kansas City with Redskins’ associate head coach/offense Al Saunders and QB Todd Collins…
Vikings’ WR Marcus Robinson played for the Bears with Redskins’ DL Phillip Daniels and LB Warrick Holdman and when Redskins’ defensive coordinator Greg Blache coached in Chicago…
Holdman played at Texas A&M with Vikings’ DT Pat Williams…
Redskins’ offensive asst. Jack Burns was the Vikings’ offensive coordinator in 1992-93…
Vikings’ RB Chester Taylor, WR Marcus Robinson, and WR Travis Taylor played in Baltimore with Redskins’ OL Casey Rabach and when Redskins’ RB coach Earnest Byner was the Ravens’ Director of Player Development…
Vikings’ LB Ben Leber played in San Diego when Redskins’ LB coach Dale Lindsey was the Chargers’ defensive coordinator…
Redskins’ defensive line/special teams coach Kirk Olivadotti’s dad, Tom, coached on the Vikings’ staff from 1996-99...
Redskins’ Vice President of Football Operations Vinny Cerrato grew up in Albert Lea, MN…
Vikings’ P Chris Kluwe played at UCLA with Redskins’ DL Ryan Boschetti…
Vikings’ LB Dontarrious Thomas and DT Spencer Johnson were teammates at Auburn with Redskins’ QB Jason Campbell, CB Carlos Rogers, and OL Mike Pucillo…
Vikings’ OL coach Pat Morris was on the 49ers staff when Redskins’ WR Brandon Lloyd and DE Andre Carter played there…
Vikings’ LB Ben Leber and Redskins’ FB Rock Cartwright were teammates at Kansas State…
Leber played with Redskins’ DL Joe Salave’a in San Diego…Vikings’ LS Cullen Loeffler
and CB Cedric Griffin played at Texas with Redskins’ OL Derrick Dockery…
Vikings’ G Steve Hutchinson played on the line at Michigan with Redskins’ T Jon Jansen…
Hutchinson was also a teammate of Redskins’ TE Christian Fauria in Seattle…
Vikings’ QB coach Kevin Rogers coached at Notre Dame when Redskins’ OL Jim Molinaro played for the Fighting Irish…
Vikings’ T Mike Rosenthal and C Jason Whittle played with Redskins’ DT Cornelius Griffin with the N.Y. Giants…
Vikings’ TE Jermaine Wiggins played in New England with Redskins’ WR David Patten…
Vikings’ CB Antoine Winfield played in the defensive backfield at Ohio State with Redskins’ CB Shawn Springs and Vikings’ LB coach Fred Pagac was on the staff there at that time…
Springs also was a teammate of Vikings’ G Steve Hutchinson in Seattle…
Vikings’ DE Darrion Scott and Redskins’ OL Tyson Walter were teammates at Ohio State…
Vikings’ T Mike Rosenthal played at Notre Dame with Redskins’ DE Renaldo Wynn…
Redskins’ DT Anthony Montgomery played at the University of Minnesota…
Vikings’ S Greg Blue and DT Kedric Golston were teammates at Georgia.