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Notebook: Two gamers for the roster battles

Adrian Awasom (Grant Helverson/Getty)

The Vikings had two defenders stand out besides Marcus Sherels' play. Defensive end Adrian Awasom was all over the place, as was cornerback Tony Carter. Meanwhile, see how the offense was shorthanded and get other notes from Saturday's win.

Marcus Sherels stole the headlines with his 64-yard interception return for a touchdown, but he was hardly the only backup making a necessary positive impression 10 days in advance of the first roster cutdown. Sherels' touchdown was certainly the flashiest play of the game, but another fringe roster defender may have found his place on the team with an impressive performance. Defensive end...

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