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Notebook: Kalil found early groove

Matt Kalil said he and Charlie Johnson found a quick rhythm last year and expects more of the same this year. Johnson helped make Kalil's rookie transition easier. Plus, get notes from Monday's practice, including some solid results in the kicking game.

Of all the players the Vikings are expecting big things from, one of the most critical is one whose name isn't expected to be mentioned very often. Unlike quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, defensive ends, linebackers and cornerbacks – all of whom you can tell what kind of game they're having by the number of times you hear their name mentioned – when it comes to offensive... Recommended Stories