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Notebook: Surgery, vote of confidence, etc.

The Vikings had their "going-away" day on Monday, wrapping up the season with a team meeting and players packing up their lockers for at least a few weeks off, maybe more. Through it all came a lot of news.

After getting bounced from the playoffs and seeing their season end on Sunday, players returned to the Vikings' Winter Park practice facility on Monday for a season-wrap meeting, a cleaning of the lockers and departing of the ways. Most players will be back, but center Matt Birk, a free agent himself, figures the annual roster turnover rate to be about 30 percent. One person who will return is... Recommended Stories

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