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Notebook: Receiving rapport forming?

Visanthe Shiancoe (Michael Conroy/AP)

Without his speed merchants, Sage Rosenfels turned to another reliable source of receiving production. Plus, the Vikings were missing other players, welcomed back some old players, tried to punt their unproductive ways and found a stadium they like. Notes and quotes to ponder after a preseason-opening win.

Without his speediest targets available, Sage Rosenfels found a reliable one. It seems it hasn't taken Rosenfels long to gain a comfort level with tight end Visanthe Shiancoe. On the first play of Rosenfels' career with the Vikings, he found Shiancoe in the middle of the field for a 15-yard reception. First snap, first pass, first down. Rosenfels also found out that with defenses keying on... Recommended Stories