Found August 13, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MANKATO, Minn. The No. 40 looks familiar, doing many of the same things in training camp that the player wearing No. 40 for the Minnesota Vikings has done for so many years. Only for the first time in 13 years, Jim Kleinsasser isn't the one donning No. 40 for Minnesota. Kleinsasser retired following last season and his impact will likely be felt long after he's gone. But it's a testament to a rookie tight end that the similarities between a first-year player and Kleinsasser are so striking. Enter Rhett Ellison, the fourth-round draft pick who shocked many during the draft when he said he didn't expect to be drafted and was spending the day on the river with family. Ellison has taken Kleinsasser's No. 40 jersey and is expected to adopt Kleinsasser's former role as a tight endhalfback hybrid, a big-time blocker that can catch the occasional pass. Even the players who played with Kleinsasser are remarking how much Ellison reminds them of the old No. 40. &qu...
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