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Thursday, August 15, 2013
BBAO: Timetable for Jerome Felton

By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue All Over:

At this point, the Minnesota Vikings do not believe that fullback Jerome Felton will miss the start of the regular season, even after he underwent an emergency appendectomy Wednesday on the final day of training camp.

There doesn't seem much reason for Felton to play in the preseason, but with 24 days remaining until the Vikings' regular-season opener at the Detroit Lions, there is an adequate time period for him to heal.

The only other fullback on the Vikings' roster is undrafted rookie Zach Line, who made a splash in the preseason opener with a 61-yard touchdown reception.

Continuing around the NFC North: