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Notebook: Receiver situation cloudy

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The Vikings entered the preseason with several positions up for grabs, but no one has emerged as the clear-cut answer for Jerome Simpson's replacement at split end. Plus, the offensive line reacts to five sacks surrendered, Harrison Smith explains his penalized hit, the linebackers made plays, the replacement officials are criticized, a big donation and much more.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier went into Friday night's game looking for some clarity to emerge at the receiver position. Consider it as clear as mud as the first round of roster cuts arrive by Monday. Most likely, the Vikings won't release any off their top seven receivers as they continue to search for a fill-in replacement for Jerome Simpson, who will serve a three-game suspension starting with... Recommended Stories