Breaking news; The Vikings signs New Defensive line coach and…

Marcus Dixon, a defensive line coach for the Broncos, joins the Vikings
Mike Pettine’s title was expanded by Minnesota to include outside linebackers coach.

On Friday, the Vikings promoted assistant head coach Mike Pettine to assistant linebackers coach and named Marcus Dixon defensive line coach.

For the previous two seasons, Dixon served as the defensive line coach for the Denver Broncos. Prior to that, he coached at Hampton, his alma mater, at the collegiate level from 2017 to 20. In 2021, Dixon served as the Los Angeles Rams’ assistant defensive line coach, helping the team win Super Bowl LVI.

Native of Rome, Georgia, Dixon also participated in NFL play from 2008 to 2014, spending time with the Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs, and New York Jets.

After Chris Rumph accepted a position coaching the defensive ends at Clemson in December, the Vikings were left without a defensive line coach. Rumph had taken a leave of absence in October before leaving.

In addition to serving as the Vikings’ associate head coach, Pettine is set to begin his third season as their outside linebackers’ coach. Pettine was an outside linebackers coach for the first seven years of his coaching tenure.

The Baltimore Ravens (2002–08), Jets (2009–12), Buffalo Bills (2013), Cleveland Browns (2014–15), Seattle Seahawks (2017), Green Bay Packers (2018–20), and Chicago Bears (2021) are among the teams he has played for in the NFL.

From 2014 to 2015, Pettine led the Browns as head coach.

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