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In first NFL contract, DE Leon Mackey gets his shot at redemption

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MANKATO, Minn. — To understand Leon Mackey’s urgency, you have to get a sense for what he went through — self-afflicted and not — to get to the NFL.

Vikings defensive line coach Andre Patterson’s main challenge with the 26-year-old NFL rookie is to get him under control. Mackey is one of a few journeyman defensive ends competing for a roster spot with the Vikings, but he’s the only undrafted player in the group on his first NFL contract, which can create an urgency bordering on desperation.

“My biggest thing with him is to get him to relax,” Patterson said….

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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