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Vikings all in on ex-teammate Michael Mauti’s big block for Saints

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — It’s not often a play made more than 1,000 miles away sparks a passionate reaction from former teammates, but that’s what Michael Mauti did when he blocked a punt for the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.

The story means much more in Louisiana, Mauti’s hometown state where he watched from the Superdome stands as Steve Gleason blocked a punt in 2006, marking the Saints’ first touchdown back home in over 20 months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. Gleason’s play became a symbol of recovery for Saints fans, and Mauti was there…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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