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Updated: July 27th, 2011 2:03pm
Derrick Locke fails physical, not among Vikings' 14 undrafted rookies

Derrick Locke fails physical, not among Vikings' 14 undrafted rookies

by Tom Pelissero
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings released a list of 14 undrafted rookie signings on Wednesday afternoon, and one of the most notable players who agreed to terms a day earlier wasn't on the list.

Kentucky running back Derrick Locke posted on Facebook that he failed his physical, one day after he posted a photo of himself in a Vikings shirt and hat and an NFL source confirmed he had agreed to terms.

Locke rushed for 887 yards and 10 touchdowns last season despite missing four games with an injury that was diagnosed as a shoulder stinger. He also suffered a fractured left forearm while riding a moped in June 2010 and suffered a torn ACL and MCL in 2008.

Ed Barham, a tight end from North Carolina, also was left off the list after reportedly agreeing to terms on Tuesday.

The 14 players who did sign are:

Chris Adingupu">Chris Adingupu, S, Prairie View
David Akinniyi, DE, North Carolina State
Conan Amituanai, G, Arizona
Matt Asiata, HB/FB, Utah
Larry Dean, LB, Valdosta State
Marcell Gipson, CB, Wyoming
Ryan Hill, S, Miami
Andre Holmes, WR, Hillsdale
Rod Huntley, G, UTEP
Byron Isom, G, Auburn
Domonique Johnson, WR, Cal-Poly
Allen Reisner, FB/TE, Iowa
DeVon Torrence, CB, Ohio State
• Nathan Whitaker, K, Stanford

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