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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Mozes in Minnesota

Those questioning why Washington's Dan Mozes would sign with Minnesota need to look no farther than the Vikings' depth chart.

Starting center Matt Birk is a former Pro Bowl player, but is getting up in age.

The team selected Ryan Cook in the second round of last year's draft as Birk's eventual replacement, but Cook ended up starting at right tackle last season and appears headed for that position again this season.

That leaves Mozes fighting for a roster spot and/or a possible practice squad spot with fellow rookie Kyle Cook, a former Michigan State star, and Norm Katnik, who spent last season on the Vikings' practice squad.

Those aren't bad odds when you're trying to earn a spot on an NFL roster.

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