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Fusco fighting the odds

Last year the Vikings used three different starting centers, all three of whom are on the 2011 roster. If rookie Brandon Fusco is going to make the team, he may need the dice to roll in his favor to work his way up the depth chart and win a precious roster spot.

The life of any late-round NFL rookie is a nerve-wracking one at best during training camp and the preseason. He waits for each cut-down day hoping that a recognizable "952" area code (the one in which Winter Park is located) doesn't come up on his phone. When it does, invariably there is bad news on the other end of the line – often translating to the end of the line for an NFL hopeful. Take...

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