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Updated: November 28th, 2011 4:28pm
Full circle: Vikings re-sign tight end Mickey Shuler to practice squad

Full circle: Vikings re-sign tight end Mickey Shuler to practice squad

by Tom Pelissero
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Mickey Shuler is back with the team that drafted him.

The Minnesota Vikings re-signed Shuler to the practice squad on Monday.

Shuler, 25, was one of the Vikings' two seventh-round draft picks in 2010. He made the 53-man roster but was waived after Week 2 and claimed by the Miami Dolphins.

That didn't sit well in the Vikings' personnel department, which wanted to release veteran Jeff Dugan instead. Then-coach Brad Childress preferred Dugan and had final say over the roster at the time.

A Penn State product, Shuler (6-foot-4, 251 pounds) appeared in six games (two starts) as a rookie with the Dolphins, who released him in the final roster cutdown in September. The Cincinnati Bengals claimed him, but Shuler failed his physical and has been on the street ever since.

Healthy again, Shuler worked out last week for the New Orleans Saints before agreeing to terms with the Vikings.

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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