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Bleacher Report – Vikings

Touchdowns are nice, but Vikings’ TEs focused on improving dirty work

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — When Mike Wallace, Charles Johnson and other receivers stay after practice to fine tune one-handed grabs off mechanically-hurled footballs, Rhett Ellison has his hand in the dirt.

Ellison, one of five Vikings tight ends on the preseason roster, often puts in extra time refining his run blocking by slamming into a sled after practice sessions. Visions of touchdowns dance in fans’ heads when thinking of Norv Turner’s tight end-friendly offense, but the Vikings’ TE room doesn’t set any goals for the amount of receptions, yards or scores. Aside from an…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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