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Going into 2016, the plan for Minnesota was to shore up their depth on the O-line and avoid another situation where a player was thrust into a position he was not prepared to handle. The Vikings brought back Loadholt on a re-structured deal and signed free agent Andre Smith, hoping that between the two veterans they could find a starting right tackle who might provide better protection for Teddy Bridgewater.
Meanwhile, the Vikings said they were moving Clemmings over to left tackle to get him some more experience at that position in hopes of developing him into a valuable swing player