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Updated: December 7th, 2012 3:57pm
Vikings promote tackle Troy Kropog from practice squad, filling out 53

Vikings promote tackle Troy Kropog from practice squad, filling out 53

by Tom Pelissero
1500ESPN.com
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The Minnesota Vikings filled Percy Harvin's vacated spot on the 53-man roster at an unexpected position.

Tackle Troy Kropog was promoted from the practice squad on Friday afternoon, the team announced.

Kropog, 26, was a fourth-round draft pick in 2009 out of Tulane who appeared in seven games over parts of four seasons with the Tennessee Titans.

The 6-foot-6, 325-pound tackle was waived by the Titans in September and claimed by Jacksonville, which cut him three days later. He signed to the Vikings practice squad on Sept. 18.

The move gives the Vikings nine offensive linemen on the active roster. They've been activating seven on game days, with Joe Berger and Geoff Schwartz serving as the backups.

The Vikings had a spot open since Wednesday, when they placed receiver Percy Harvin (ankle) on injured reserve.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for 1500ESPN.com. 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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