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Updated: August 4th, 2014 2:51pm
Vikings waive a defensive end, add former Bengals DB Chris Crocker

Vikings waive a defensive end, add former Bengals DB Chris Crocker

by Andrew Krammer
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MANKATO, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings shed defensive end Rakim Cox and signed a familiar face to Mike Zimmer's defense on Monday. 

Chris Crocker, 34, has played for Zimmer since both were in Atlanta in 2007 -- including the previous six seasons in Cincinnati. The Bengals cut Crocker in 2012 after he started 38 games from 2009-12, but re-signed him after the start of the 2013 season. 

Crocker had served as a defensive captain for Zimmer's Bengals, but struggled to stay healthy as he's played a full 16-game season just once since 2006. 

He made four starts for the Bengals last season, one at safety and three at cornerback -- including the team's playoff loss to San Diego. 

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
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