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Updated: September 23rd, 2013 3:08pm
Vikings place rookie Zach Line on IR, free up spot for Felton

Vikings place rookie Zach Line on IR, free up spot for Felton

by Andrew Krammer
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Undrafted rookie fullback Zach Line's dream came to an abrupt end on Monday when he was placed on injured reserve.

Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton returned from a three-game suspension and the team needed to make room on the roster before he can practice. 

Line was the only undrafted rookie to make the 53-man roster this season and started three games. His duties ranged from special teams to lead blocking for running back Adrian Peterson

The Vikings didn't announce an injury for Line after Sunday's loss, but he reportedly suffered a knee injury that allowed the Vikings to put him on IR. 

The move seems like a ploy to stash Line and retain first pick should they want to invite him back next year.

Line was not given the 'designated to return' tag, meaning he will be on IR for the rest of the season. 

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
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