First-year coaches Leslie Frazier and Ron Rivera have a friendship that dates back to their playing days in Chicago. Frazier once tried to hire Rivera, who says "You always like competing against your brother."
Winfield's availability for Carolina is still up in the air
Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield took part in full contact practice Thursday for the first time since injuring his neck nearly a month ago. He said it went well and and he hopes to play Sunday in Carolina. Head coach Leslie Frazier, however, isn't as optimistic.