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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--The Minnesota Vikings added a bit of defensive line depth on Tuesday by signing defensive end Spencer Nealy, according to the team's official Twitter account.Nealy, an undrafted rookie out of Texas A&M, spent time this summer with the Detroit Lions but was released on Aug. 1. Nealy was listed by Detroit at 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds. He's played both defensive end and tackle, and Minnesota classified him as a defensive end. Nealy had 42 tackles, 7 12 tackles for loss and two sacks last season for Texas A&M. Follow Brian Hall on Twitter

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Today star running back Adrian Peterson was doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on RedditTuesday, when someone asked him about Eddie Lacy of Green Bay Packers. The Vikings back admitted that he didn’t like the Packers pick-up of Eddie Lacy. He Believes that Lacy is a star to be in the NFL. “Eddie lacy, but he’s on […]

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