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    • Sat, Aug 30, 8:20pm

      With the release of Chris Crocker and placement of Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve, Blanton appears to have won the starting strong safety job.

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      Analysis: Blanton was in competition with Crocker and Kurt Coleman for the starting job, but both were released. However, the Vikings have not made an official announcement.

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    • Sat, Aug 30, 8:17pm

      Line (ankle) has made Minnesota's final 53-man roster, ESPN reports.

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      Analysis: The Vikings surprisingly kept two fullbacks, so Line will likely be active on special teams.

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    • Sat, Aug 30, 8:09pm

      Crocker was released by the Vikings, ESPN reports.

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      Analysis: It's a surprising move as he was seen as perhaps the leading candidate to start at strong safety. With Crocker released, Robert Blanton will likely begin the season as the starter at strong safety.

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    • Sat, Aug 30, 8:08pm

      Coleman was released by the Vikings, ESPN reports.

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      Analysis: Coleman and Chris Crocker were surprise cuts as the Vikings kept younger players in the secondary.

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    • Sat, Aug 30, 7:12pm

      Saunders was released by the Colts, ESPN reports.

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      Analysis: Saunders could be back in the NFL as he was released last summer and later re-signed in October.

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    • Sat, Aug 30, 7:10pm

      Paulson was a casualty of the Steelers' final roster cuts, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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      Analysis: With fullback Will Johnson likely to take some snaps at tight-end this season Paulson, who played in 32 games the past two seasons and started nine, became expendable, as was seventh-round draft pick Rob Blanchflower. Heath Miller will start, with Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth serving as back-ups.

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    • Sat, Aug 30, 7:09pm

      Hunt was released by the Colts, ESPN reports.

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      Analysis: He was trying to come back from a torn ACL suffered last August.

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    • Sat, Aug 30, 7:05pm

      Spaeth survived the Steelers' final roster cuts, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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      Analysis: Palmer and Matt Spaeth will serve as back-ups to Heath Miller, having successfully held off seventh-round draft pick Rob Blanchflower and David Paulson to make the 53 man roster.

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    • Sat, Aug 30, 7:03pm

      Spaeth survived the Steelers' final roster cuts, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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      Analysis: Spaeth and Michael Palmer held off seventh-round draft pick Rob Blanchflower and David Paulson to make the 53 man roster, and will serve as a back-up to Heath Miller.

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    • Sat, Aug 30, 5:03pm

      Ponder made the final roster, the Vikings' official website reports.

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      Analysis: With Matt Cassel the Week 1 starter, and Teddy Bridgewater the clear No. 2, Ponder never really had a chance to be anything more than the third quarterback. He at least did enough to keep a spot on the roster, and could be the subject of trade rumors.

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