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Vikings still trying to refine Xavier Rhodes’ on-field aggression

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Xavier Rhodes is generally reserved with the media, nor does he claim to jaw much on the field.

Rhodes, 24, tries to let his aggressive style of play do the talking, but with ’emphasized’ defensive contact penalties and a new scheme under first-year coach Mike Zimmer, his development has seen both ups and downs through the first half of his second season.

“The good part is [Rhodes] is challenging the receivers and contesting catches for the most part,” Zimmer said. “There’s some technique things we need to work on and we addressed this…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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