Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 10/31/12
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. As he's become a very public advocate for gay marriage rights, Chris Kluwe has attracted a lot of attention for his political activism off the field this season.Now, Kluwe is starting to become a focus for his on-field performances, and not in the way he would like. Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings eighth-year punter, has struggled in 2012, especially in recent games as his public stances have become even higher profile. The team and coach Leslie Frazier have stood by their outspoken punter but did try out players at his position Tuesday, including reportedly bringing in former San Diego State punter Brian Stahovich."It's part of the job," Kluwe said. "If the team doesn't think you are performing up to standard, then they'll bring someone else in and do what they need to do. I am going to approach it the same way, go out and try to have the best game I can, hopefully I do."Frazier said the tryouts Tuesday were simply usual weekly protocol, part of developing a list ...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Former NFL head coach Lindy Infante passes away at 75

Dion Lewis signs two-year contract extension with Patriots

Curry: Harden’s MVP talk ‘doesn’t change what happened’

Jason Garrett addresses Greg Hardy's comments about Tom Brady's wife

Owner on Deflategate: 'Made a mountain out of a mole hill'

Lee: Celtics will turn heads, have similarities to Warriors


Rex makes players do push-ups in practice after penalty calls

Weeden compares QB situation to 'backing up Derek Jeter'

Matt Hasselbeck went to E.R. with illness on Tuesday

Calipari on 2015-16 Kentucky basketball team: ‘We stink’

Reports: Andrew Luck out against Texans

Rodgers on INT-free season: ‘I don’t think it is’ possible

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five outrageous predictions for NFL Week 5

Rex makes players do push-ups in practice after penalty calls

Weeden compares QB situation to 'backing up Derek Jeter'

Pirates fan dresses as Steve Bartman, fails to curse Cubs

LeBron takes in-game selfie with fans in Cincinnati

MLB postseason power rankings

NHL awards predictions for the 2015-16 season

Quiz: MLB pitchers with 100+ career postseason strikeouts

Top storyline for each Week 5 NFL game

Which teams have underperformed or surprised in 2015

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker