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Two Mike Zimmers are better than one


There is an overload of Zimmers in the Minnesota Vikings' defensive meeting rooms.

On Monday, the team announced linebacker Mike Zimmer will join coach Mike Zimmer's team and toil under the tutelage of linebacker coach Adam Zimmer.

Did you keep that straight?

The Mike Zimmers are not related. Adam Zimmer, however, is the son of first-year coach Mike Zimmer.

We're not done with the oddities. While the Mike Zimmers are not of relation, both men attended Illinois State University. Seriously. We're not making this up.

Second-year linebacker Mike Zimmer was an undrafted free agent last year and spent training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars. During his senior season at Illinois State he had 127 tackles.

The team is embracing the idea of multiple Mike Zimmers on its squad.

Did we break the Guinness World Record for "Zimmers in an article" yet?

The latest "Around The League Podcast" plays the post-draft version of the game "What's More Likely" and breaks down all the latest news.


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