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Asher Allen still fighting for starting role

Lito Sheppard was the early front-runner. Chris Cook made the last start. But Asher Allen believes he still has a chance to win the starting cornerback job left open by the injury to Cedric Griffin.

There were high hopes for Asher Allen when the Vikings drafted him in the third round of the 2009 draft. A talented cornerback who seemed like a good fit in the Vikings' Cover-2 defense, Allen wasn't expected to make an immediate contribution to the defense because the Vikings had established veterans like Antoine Winfield, Cedric Griffin and Benny Sapp on the front line of the defense...

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