Minnesota Vikings: 5 Players Who Should See Their Roles Expand in 2014

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Minnesota Vikings: 5 Players Who Should See Their Roles Expand in 2014
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Right now, the Minnesota Vikings are still in a feeling out period.

As head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters at the NFL Annual Meeting (h/t Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer):

I haven't met the whole team yet, I haven't had a team meeting or any of that stuff where I can sit down and talk to them. I haven't been able to talk about techniques or coaching or anything. This is just like, I don't know, a political caucus or something, I guess. Just come out here and talk.

Once Zimmer gets the chance to kick things into gear, this redesigned Vikings roster will finally start to come together.

Success for the Vikings this season will be predicated off of the development of their "homegrown" talent.

No matter which of the two sides of the ball you turn to, the departure of veteran players this offseason has opened the door for familiar faces to come in and show the world what they've got.

Analyzing each player on an individual basis, here are five returning Vikings who will see their roles expand in 2014.

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