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Minnesota Vikings LT Matt Kalil spent his summer gaining weight, not losing it. It sound like a bad thing, but for Kalil he needs to be heavier coming into camp to be more stout. In the offseason he’s goes down to 280 pounds, however, his playing weight is 315. He says it’s about putting on the weight the right way, not just eating fast food. It’s also about gaining muscle improving his strength. "To a certain point, weight matters," he said. "If I was weighing 280 or something, I'd get tossed around a little bit. It's gaining that weight, but also gaining strength. I didn't lose all that weight and then put on 20 pounds of fat, because that wouldn't help me a whole lot," Kalil said, via Ben Goeslling of TwinCities.com. "It's putting it on slow, putting it on all summer, not packing it on the last two weeks or something like that," he said. "I feel a lot better. I feel a lot healthier," he said. "The joints feel a lot better, and that makes all the difference -- what you eat, different supplements you take and all that." "Our offensive line coach, Jeff Davidson, is really stressing to him how you've got to keep improving," coach Leslie Frazier said. "Guys are studying him on tape, just like he studies defensive linemen. They're trying to come up with ways to have success against him. There are some things we're working on to help him improve, and he has to understand that. I think he does."
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