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Fmr. Viking Player, Friend React To Michael Sam’s Announcement

A University of Missouri football all-American is making headlines around the country for announcing he is gay. While Sam just went public in interviews Sunday, he had come out to teammates and friends last year.

02/10/2014

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Beyond Bounds: NFL Journal Entry No. 7 With D’Aundre Reed – New Year’s Edition

As the season-long ambition of getting to know D’Aundre Reed comes to a close – the Vikings battle the Packers at 7 p.m. Saturday at Lambeau Field – it’s been eye-opening to see how well Reed dealt with the highlights and setbacks that the 2012 campaign as tossed his way.

01/05/2013

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Beyond Bounds: NFL Journal Entry No. 6 With D’Aundre Reed – Christmas Edition

He stands 6-foot-4-inches tall and weighs 261 pounds, but 24-year-old D’Aundre Reed is a boy at heart.

12/15/2012

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Beyond Bounds: NFL Journal Entry No. 5 With D’Aundre Reed

Dropping his head, fixating on a random spot on the locker room carpet, you can’t ignore the visible frustration D’Aundre Reed exudes.

12/02/2012

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Beyond Bounds: NFL Journal Entry No. 4 With D’Aundre Reed

It’s fitting D’Aundre Reed was on a roller coaster last week, taking in the thrills of ValleySCARE via the Wild Thing and Renegade. Because the second-year defensive lineman’s experiencing some sizable highs and lows with the Vikings this season.

11/03/2012

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Rookie Ballard Making Good 1st Impression

Christian Ballard kept tumbling down the draft board in April, with teams passing on the physically gifted defensive lineman two, three, even four times.

08/31/2011