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Locke ready to challenge for punting job

Vikings fifth-round pick Jeff Locke brings some unique qualities to the position and has met the incumbent, Chris Kluwe.

When the Vikings drafted kicker Blair Walsh in the sixth round last year, it sent the clear signal that Ryan Longwell's days as a Viking were numbered. A little more than a week later, the Vikings released Longwell. Walsh exploded on the scene and changed the Vikings special teams, routinely bombing kickoffs for touchbacks, making 10 field goals of 50 or more yards and earning a Pro Bowl spot... Recommended Stories