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Safely Over Injury, Irvin Transitions To Safety

Ken Irvin's journey to rehabilitate a torn Achilles is in the rear-view mirror less than one year removed from the injury, but he is still adjusting to his new life as a safety in the Vikings defense. He chronicles his past year and what he still has to learn.

Defensive back Ken Irvin is coming up on his one-year anniversary, not with his wife or any other of life's milestone moments. Nope, on Sept. 12, one day after the Vikings' 2005 season opener, Ken Irvin will be one year removed the day his career almost ended. It was in pregame warmups prior to the Minnesota Vikings-Dallas Cowboys game when Irvin's foot caught in the new turf of the Metrodome...

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