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Continued: Vikings' Jerome Felton undergoes emergency appendectomy

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER and CHRIS MILLER , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Last update: August 15, 2013 - 5:56 AM

Heading north

The 15 days of practice in Mankato were marked by good weather and basically good health for the Vikings.

“It was a good three weeks,” Simpson said. “I loved the enthusiasm of all the guys … Everyone was striving to get better.”

Said tight end Kyle Rudolph: “They had a very tough training camp for us. Coach Frazier likes to set the standard very high, and I think everyone on our team responded to that very well.”

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• How much do starters need to play during the preseason to get sharp for the regular season? There might not be a good answer to that question.

“I’m not too experienced with that,” second-year safety Harrison Smith said. “Last year, I just played whenever they wanted me to. It’ll be the same this year. I guess you just have to try to get better any time you are on the field, whether it’s practice or a game.”

• After missing the Texans game because of a hamstring injury, rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes will get a long look against Buffalo. “We want him to get a feel for the speed of an NFL game,” Frazier said.

Josh Robinson and Chris Cook will be the starting corners, with Rhodes getting a lot of action as the outside corner in nickel packages.

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  • Vikings Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton likely will miss the rest of the preseason after undergoing an emergency appendectomy on Wednesday afternoon.

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