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Notebook: Matt Asiata carving out role as Vikings’ third-down back

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Matt Asiata is listed as the third-string running back on the Vikings’ ‘unofficial’ depth chart, but he’s the one primarily replacing Adrian Peterson on third downs.

Asiata has carved out the role as the Vikings’ third-down back over the last three weeks, a job that removes Peterson from the field — gaining the Vikings important rest for their 30-year-old star — while ensuring quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has the best protectors by his side on passing downs.

“I think he does a lot of good things for this football team and not just running…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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