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Updated: August 6th, 2012 10:58am
Vikings place Greg Childs on injury waivers, re-sign A.J. Love

Vikings place Greg Childs on injury waivers, re-sign A.J. Love

by Tom Pelissero
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MANKATO, Minn. -- Two days after Greg Childs tore the patellar tendon in each of his knees, the Minnesota Vikings took the first step toward placing him on injured reserve by waiving him as injured.  

All rookies and non-vested veterans must clear injury waivers before going to IR before cuts begin. So, another team could claim Childs, but that's a long shot given the nature of his injury. 

To replace Childs on the roster, the Vikings re-signed rookie receiver A.J. Love, who had been waived over the weekend. 

Childs, the fourth-round draft pick from Arkansas, is expected to have surgery this week. 

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Greg Childs, A.J. Love