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Updated: March 19th, 2014 2:55pm
Vikings officially announced two signings, DT Joseph will wear No. 98

Vikings officially announced two signings, DT Joseph will wear No. 98

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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3/17/2014
Captain Munnerlyn on how he plays like Antoine Winfield
New Vikings CB Captain Munnerlyn joins Mackey and Doogie. Captain. He talks about his decision to sign with the Vikings, his style of play, and his difficulty negotiating with Mistral Raymond for the number 41 jersey.
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The Vikings on Wednesday officially announced two signings.

Defensive tackle Fred Evans likely will be a rotational player on the defensive line. Meanwhile, guard offensive lineman Charlie Johnson may start again at left guard. Johnson is back on a two-year deal, while 


Another minor note, nose tackle Linval Joseph will wear No. 98.


And he didn't even need to buy someone a watch.

Letroy Guion -- who was cut and signed by the Packers -- wore No. 98 last season, so the big defensive lineman won't need to wrest the jersey away from a teammate. 

If you missed the reference, here's the story on an interesting Twitter back-and-forth between Captain Munnerlyn (No. 24, formerly 41) and Mistral Raymond (No. 41).

Raymond, of course, isn't obligated to give up his jersey number. Munnerlyn, though, figures to be a much more critical part of the Vikings' defense this season.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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