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Updated: September 10th, 2011 12:03pm
Vikings re-sign Allen Reisner off practice squad, waive Seth Olsen

Vikings re-sign Allen Reisner off practice squad, waive Seth Olsen

by Tom Pelissero
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SAN DIEGO -- Little more than 24 hours before Sunday's season opener, the Minnesota Vikings still are tweaking their 53-man roster.

The team announced late Saturday morning it has re-signed rookie tight end Allen Reisner to the active roster and waived guard Seth Olsen.

The move comes at the end of a week in which starting tight end Visanthe Shiancoe practiced fully on three consecutive days for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury in training camp.

It was not immediately clear whether promoting Reisner -- an impressive undrafted rookie from Iowa who was waived on Sunday, then brought back on the practice squad the next day -- was a reaction to concern about Shiancoe's health or simply a game plan decision.

The Vikings were scheduled to travel to San Diego on Saturday afternoon.

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