Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/17/14
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Ernest Owusu keeps his apartment in the Twin Cities as he waits for a call from the Minnesota Vikings despite being waived Monday. The rookie defensive end from California has become used to this. It's not the way Owusu dreamt of starting his career, but it's a way of keeping his NFL fire from burning out too soon.While Owusu waits, rookie offensive lineman Tyler Holmes, currently on Minnesota's practice squad, holds on to the same hope. That practice squad is the link that has both separated the two players and brought them together this season.A friendship has grown from unexpected circumstances as Owusu and Holmes have swapped spots on the practice squad each of the past five weeks. This week, it's Holmes' turn with the team. Owusu sits in that apartment, waiting to hear if he'll get yet another call."It is kind of crazy," Owusu said last week, during his time on the practice squad. "It's a trip getting cut week in and week out, consistently. It's kind of int...
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