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Vikings Announce 6 Captains for 2018

EAGAN, Minn. ā€” The Vikings on Tuesday announced six captains have been chosen to serve in a season-long capacity.

The players selected are QB Kirk Cousins, T Riley Reiff, TE Kyle Rudolph, DE Everson Griffen, DT Linval Joseph and LB Anthony Barr.

Cousins is the only newcomer for 2018 who was named a captain. Reiff, who is heading into his sixth pro season and second in Minnesota, will be a captain for a second consecutive season. Rudolph and Griffen each served as captains in 2017, but this will be the first time for Joseph and Barr to have "C" patches on Purple jerseys.

The six players have played in 542 games in 39 combined seasons.

The Vikings will host the 49ers to open the regular season on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.