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NFL Notebook: Coverages catching up?

Percy Harvin (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update)

After a wild first week of kickoff returns, which Percy Harvin added to, the NFL kickoff coverage units seem to have caught up to the action. Return yardage is decreasing with each week. Plus, a look at how much the rookie salaries decreased this year, Jared Allen joining the sack parade and more.

Because of the rules change that moved the spot of the kickoff back to the 35-yard line this year, the kickoff has gotten more attention than usual, and been closely scrutinized by the competition committee. But an aspect of the kickoff that hasn't gotten much play since there were three returns for touchdowns in the first week of the season, is that the special teams coverage units, which didn...

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