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Luis Cine is learning from his rookie moment

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EAGAN — When Luis Shine left the practice Friday before his preseason debut, little did he know he’d be trotting on an NFL field in an NFL uniform for the first time on Sunday. The Vikings will face the Las Vegas Raiders.

“I haven’t thought about it too much, but I think when I get there and it’s Showtime and the lights are on, wow, I feel like I’m really here,” Shine said.

Shine was too busy with the learning curve from college to the NFL to think about his first chance under the bright lights. In the first few weeks of camp, Sine found that no matter how good his defense was in Georgia, no matter how similar the basics of the scheme were to the Vikings, he could not emulate the complexity and flair of the pro game.