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August 6, 2013

Allen injured; defense getting banged up


But after seeing a video of himself, lowering his head before contact in a play that could have led to serious injury, he thought he could adapt his running style.

"I'm going to continue to attack," he said. "But I'll keep my head up a lot."


The Vikings waived rookie linebacker Nathan Williams, who had been on the physically-unable-to-perform list, and signed Stanford Keglar, a fourth-year linebacker from Purdue. Keglar, who has played for Tennessee and Houston, had been with the Vikings for part of the offseason. Several injuries to the defense prompted a move for depth. ... The play of the day came from Jerome Simpson. He caught a deep slant, and as he's done in the past, tried to hurdle the safety. However, he didn't get quite high enough to avoid the contact. ... There were some small skirmishes during the afternoon practice, though Frazier said that's going to happen when competitive guys keep hitting each other every day. "It's time to start hitting another colored jersey. Friday can't come soon enough."

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