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Hicks simply doing his job

Artis Hicks has had the difficult task of facing several Pro Bowl defensive ends during his fill-in stint for Bryant McKinnie. He has performed admirably under trying circumstances.

For many Vikings fans, the announcement that Bryant McKinnie was going to have to serve a full four-game suspension stemming from his violation of the player conduct policy was a source of dread. At times, McKinnie can be dominant and some of his teammates believed the only reason he wasn't a Pro Bowler already in his career was due to politics as well as the Vikings not being an elite team... Recommended Stories