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Teammates publicly support Jackson

Tarvaris Jackson (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update)

Even with a bad performance to end the Vikings' playoff run, teammates gave quarterback Tarvaris Jackson a public vote of confidence as a starter that made progress.

Vikings coach Brad Childress didn't commit to Tarvaris Jackson as his starting quarterback for the 2009 season at his season-ending press conference last week, but several Vikings players gave Jackson at least a public vote of confidence. "He came an awful long way this year," said wide receiver Bobby Wade, who led the Vikings in receptions for the second consecutive season. "It was almost like a...

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