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Chase Ford shows he’s a worthy option in Kyle Rudolph’s stead

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings backup tight end Chase Ford has lightened the impact of losing starter Kyle Rudolph.

With Rudolph out for more than a month following sports hernia surgery, Ford has filled in and become a serviceable weapon for the Vikings offense. That’s a strong contribution from a player who went undrafted in 2012.

Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater targeted Ford seven times Sunday and Ford hauled in five catches, including his first career touchdown.

“It felt really awesome,” Ford said of that catch. “I didn’t really think it was going to be that easy,…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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