Lewis Cine makes NFL debut in odd fashion

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The Minnesota Vikings had a tough night in Philadelphia on Monday night. They lost in tough fashion to the Eagles by a score of 24-7.

The highlights were few and far between with only a few players that had noteworthy positive performances. One of those players was rookie cornerback Akayleb Evans who played well on his 10 snaps Monday night.

Another rookie that ended up playing was first-round pick safety Lewis Cine. After missing the season opener, Cine made his debut on Monday night in one of the weirder debuts for a first round pick.

Why was it weird? He only played in one play. Yes, just one defensive play.

Even though he was listed ahead of Josh Metellus on the depth chart, he played in nine less snaps with Metellus playing in 10 on defense. He did play in 15 special teams snaps but the lack of time on defense especially with the safeties struggling is puzzling at best.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire