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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ferguson speaks

Wide receiver Robert Ferguson went through his first practice with the Vikings and said afterward that he thought the team was a perfect fit for him.

The fact that he will get to play two games a year against his former Green Bay club is an added bonus.

"That's definitely the icing on the cake," Ferguson said. "The cake was just coming here and being around the guys, communicating well with the coaches and being on the same page with them. The icing was definitely getting to play (the Packers) twice a year. I look forward to that."

Released last week by the Packers, Ferguson signed a one-year contract with the Vikings after visiting Winter Park on Sunday and could have an immediate impact as the third receiver behind starters Bobby Wade and Troy Williamson.

Ferguson, who visited his hometown Houston Texans on Monday, said he doesn't know what his role is and hasn't been promised anything but definitely will play in Saturday night's exhibition game at Seattle.

The former second-round draft choice has been dogged by injuries throughout his six-year NFL career, including a sprained foot that cost him 12 games last season, and was asked if the foot is 100 percent.

"No, it's not 100 percent," he said. "It's actually 110 percent. It's not an issue at all and I'm looking forward to testing it Saturday."

Roster note: The Vikings released former Gophers wide receiver Paris Hamilton.


Blogger Lil' Brownie said...

If he helps us win a couple of games against the Packs this year I'll find it a success, even if those are the only two games we win.

On another note: I still hate the new uniforms, I'm mad that they changed them, and I think that we need to pressure the Wilf's to change them back. They could have done purple pants with the old style of uniforms. Any ideas?

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