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Notebook: Vikings’ QB Taylor Heinicke ready to step into spotlight


MANKATO, Minn. — Taylor Heinicke’s baptism into the NFL began with his feet.

Heinicke said he didn’t take a single snap under center in four years at Old Dominion, where he started 44 games and compiled 132 touchdown passes — fourth-most in Football Bowl Subdivision history. On Sunday, he’ll make his first throws in a NFL exhibition as he competes for the Vikings’ third-string quarterback spot with Mike Kafka.

“It’s been different,” Heinicke said. “When you’re a starter for four years, the coaches kind of let some things slide a little bit here and there. But…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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