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Fred Smoot

The Vikings had a starter leave practice Saturday while other starters and backups returned to action in the ever-shuffling injury report this year. Plus, get other notes from Saturday's practice.

Cornerback Fred Smoot did not participate in Saturday morning's practice after suffering a slight neck injury on Friday. Coach Brad Childress said that during a one-on-one passing drill, Smoot ran into a receiver and injured his neck, and there was some irritation in the area Saturday morning. "I think he'll be OK," Childress said. "You always err on the side of caution with neck injuries...

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