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Weight down, dedication up for Floyd

Sharrif Floyd has lost weight in the first part of his attempt to really earn his starting spot. The next step? Improving his technique and understanding of the game, a daily ramp-up to the season for him.

With his weight down and his opportunity up, Sharrif Floyd is ready to put his backup days behind him and earn more playing time. In his rookie season, Floyd played in less than 40 percent of the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive snaps while veteran starter Kevin Williams was in for almost 62 percent of the snaps. Williams is gone, signing with the Seattle Seahawks in free agency, and Floyd is atop... Recommended Stories

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