• My Scores
  • NFL
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NCAA FB

Report: George Edwards to be Vikings defensive coordinator

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com

George Edwards will reportedly join Mike Zimmer in Minnesota. (USATSI)
George Edwards will reportedly join Mike Zimmer in Minnesota. (USATSI)

More NFL coaches news: Coaching change tracker | Latest news


A day after the Vikings hired Mike Zimmer as their head coach, the former Bengals defensive coordinator is moving quickly to assemble his staff. Dolphins linebackers coach George Edwards will be the Vikings' defensive coordinator, according to FOXSports.com's Alex Marvez.

Meanwhile, former Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner, is close to a deal with the Vikings to serve in that same capacity, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Minnesota won just five games during the 2013 season and they struggled on both sides of the ball. The defense ranked 26th, according to Football Outsiders, while the offense was 17th, thanks largely to Adrian Peterson and the running game.

Edwards will be charged with shoring up a unit that was 29th against the pass, a task that won't be easy given that the Vikings face Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler and Matthew Stafford six times each season.

Turner is known for getting the most out of young quarterbacks, though that didn't happen in his one season with the Browns. And it's unclear if Turner will get that chance with Christian Ponder, the Vikings' former first-round pick who has been a disappointment during his three-year career.

Minnesota will pick eighth in the 2014 NFL Draft and NFLDraftScout.com's Rob Rang has the team taking UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr while Dane Brugler favors Fresno St. quarterback Derek Carr.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
NEVER MISS A MOCK DRAFT
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking
 

nfl Video

September 1, 2015
What's next for Robert Griffin III? (4:32)
September 1, 2015
Is winning in the preseason a bad sign?
(2:18)
September 1, 2015
Buccaneers trade Tim Wright to Lions
(1:13)
September 1, 2015
Todd Fuhrman talks NFL odds
(7:14)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Scarlet Ohio State Buckeyes No. 15 Limited Football Jersey

College Sideline Gear
Get your favorite school
Shop Now

2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl