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‘Like a trophy,’ exchanging jerseys has taken off with the Vikings

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The first time Dennis Ryan recalls missing a jersey was early in Adrian Peterson’s career, when a Detroit Lions defensive back chased him down in the guts of the old Metrodome.

With each season since, the ritual has become increasingly ingrained in NFL player circles as much as the postgame handshakes and prayer sessions. A tradition better known internationally with futbol than football, jersey exchanging is at an all-time high with the Vikings, filling the walls of players’ homes while the equipment staff scrambles to account for all the missing…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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