VIKINGS-DOLPHINS CONNECTIONS – Dolphins’ wide receiver Cris Carter played for the Vikings for 12 seasons (1990-2001) and holds several team receiving records, including most career catches (1,004), yards (12,383) and TDs (110)…Vikings’ defensive ends Kenny Mixon and Lorenzo Bromell played for Miami from 1998-2001 before signing with Minnesota this past offseason…Vikings’ TE Hunter Goodwin played three seasons in Miami (1999-2001) before re-joining Minnesota last offseason…Dolphins’ QB Jay Fiedler played for the Vikings in 1998…Vikings’ K Gary Anderson and Dolphins’ P Mark Royals were teammates in Pittsburgh for three seasons (1992-94)…Vikings’ LB Lemanski Hall played for Dolphins’ head coach Dave Wannstedt in Chicago in 1998…Vikings’ offensive line coach Steve Loney was the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at Iowa State in 2000 when Dolphins’ QB Sage Rosenfels played for the Cyclones…Vikings’ RB Michael Bennett and WR Nick Davis played at Wisconsin with Dolphins’ CB Jamar Fletcher and WR Chris Chambers…Vikings’ defensive assistant Pete Bercich was a teammate of Dolphins’ S Shawn Wooden and C Tim Ruddy at Notre Dame. Vikings’ special teams coach Jay Hayes was on the Notre Dame staff when the three played for the Fighting Irish…Vikings’ QB Daunte Culpepper and Dolphins’ CB Paul Miranda played together at Central Florida…Vikings’ S Willie Offord was a teammate of Dolphins’ S Arturo Freeman at South Carolina...Vikings’ offensive coordinator Scott Linehan coached at Louisville when Dolphins’ CB Sam Madison played for the Cardinals…Vikings’ LB Patrick Chukwurah and Dolphins’ S Trent Gamble were teammates at Wyoming…Vikings’ LB Jim Nelson played in Green Bay with Dolphins’ S Scott McGarrahan…Vikings’ K Hayden Epstein and Dolphins’ LB Tommy Hendricks were teammates at Michigan…Vikings’ WR D’Wayne Bates and LB Lemanski Hall were teammates of Dolphins’ G Todd Perry with the Chicago Bears…Vikings’ DT Fred Robbins played at Wake Forest with Dolphins’ TE Desmond Clark. Clark also was a teammate of Vikings’ TE Byron Chamberlain in Denver…Vikings’ QB coach Alex Wood was the head coach at James Madison when Dolphins’ TE Ed Perry played for the Dukes…Vikings’ G Chris Liwienski and Dolphins’ DE Adewale Ogunleye were teammates at Indiana…Vikings’ assistant head coach/defensive line coach George O’Leary was on the Syracuse staff with Dolphins’ defensive line coach Clarence Brooks and offensive line coach Tony Wise. Vikings’ K Gary Anderson played for the Orangemen in 1981 when O’Leary and Brooks were on the staff.