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Vinatieri Set Precedent

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Teams are finding that you don't need to overpay for a clutch kicker when there's talent available in the Draft. The Patriots may have set the precedent by parting ways with Adam Vinatieri, but other teams -- like the Eagles and Vikings -- have come to similar conclusions.

Vikings' youth movement claims PK Longwell By The Sports Xchange    All of us were caught off-guard by the Vikings' decision to draft a kicker and release veteran Ryan Longwell two weeks later.    We shouldn't have been.    The team's youth movement, ushered into overdrive when Rick Spielman was elevated to general manager in January, is an across-the-board philosophy that doesn't make...

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