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Payne not counting his roster spot

Logan Payne's chances of securing a regular-season roster spot may have improved with the loss of Sidney Rice, but Payne is hardly counting the numbers at the position and making plans. He talked about the dynamic between the receivers as several of them battle for one or two precious spots.

The majority of the focus Tuesday at Vikings preseason practice was Sidney Rice. The Pro Bowl receiver and go-to target of choice for Brett Favre last year had surgery Monday and is expected to miss eight weeks if things go as planned. While the loss of Rice hurts the Vikings offense, it opens an opportunity for a player who might be on the bubble. That has been the definition of Logan...

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