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Vikings | Toby Gerhart to compete for playing time

Minnesota Vikings rookie RB Toby Gerhart is expected to compete with RB Albert Young for snaps behind starting RB Adrian Peterson, reports Brian Murphy, of The Pioneer Press. Gerhart wasn't sure what type of role he will play for the Vikings. "He surely has the ability to step up in front of a linebacker and be able to (pass) protect just like Chester (Taylor) and really Albert," head coach Brad Childress said. Vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman said the team selected him to play tailback and not simply to work as a battering ram in front of Peterson. "I always felt and believed that you have to have two backs in this league," Spielman said.

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