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Despite concussion, Jarius Wright will be backup return man

By akrammer@1500espn.com

DEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings receiver Jarius Wright never fielded a kickoff or punt return in the preseason.

Wright’s few opportunities in the first two preseason games, all on punt return, were squandered by either penalties or touchbacks and when he was blindsided on a catch in the first half at […]

Cordarrelle Patterson impresses, but is far from satisfied

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson made a great first impression on an announced crowd of 62,306 at the Metrodome, taking the opening kickoff back 50 yards and adding four receptions for 54 yards in the first half of a 27-13 loss to the Houston Texans.

But he’s going to focus on the […]

Joe Webb to debut as jack-of-all-trades in Vikings’ preseason opener

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings receiver Joe Webb can’t remember the last time he tackled somebody in a game.

The former quarterback will have to remember how to soon when he’s featured on various special teams units during Friday’s preseason opener against the Houston Texans, including a gunner on coverage teams.

“Last time I tackled […]