EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Chris Kluwe knows the tenuous nature of playing in the NFL, when jobs can be won or lost every week. He's had his job in question previously but has lasted eight years as the Minnesota Vikings' punter.
So, when the team unveiled new uniforms on Thursday, Kluwe praised the new look but also questioned in a tweet whether he'll ever get to wear them. It was a curious comment coming from the outspoken punter.
Now, after Minnesota selected UCLA punter Jeff Locke in the fifth round of Saturday's NFL Draft, the question is a legitimate one. And another important question is whether Kluwe could be on the outs with the Vikings because of his outspoken nature.
Kluwe, who's received increased public attention in recent months for his stances on political issues, including same-sex marriage rights, said Saturday he really didn't foresee a punter being drafted despite his uniform tweet two days earlier.
"It's just the nature of the business that no one is ever truly safe...