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Players Set to Honor Military Branches


As part of the NFL's Annual Salute to Service campaign that honors members of the military and veterans, Vikings players will were decals on helmets Sunday against the Rams and Nov. 15 at Oakland.

The following Vikings staff members are veterans:

Bud Grant

Paul Wiggin

Fred Zamberletti

Kim Klawiter

Neil Grewe

Paul Nelson

Mike Priefer

Jim Cima

Albert Padilla

Jared Kuhn

The following players will be wears the following military affiliations:

K Blair Walsh - Marines - Uncle

QB Teddy Bridgewater - Navy/Army - Uncle/Father

QB Taylor Heinicke - Marines - Grandpa

WR Mike Wallace - No Preference

WR Charles Johnson - No Preference

QB Shaun Hill - Navy - Friend

WR Stefon Diggs - Army - All-American All-star game

WR Jarius Wright - Army

P Jeff Locke - Air Force - Father

WR Adam Thielen - Army - Grandpa

S Harrison Smith - Army - Grandpa

CB Terence Newman - Marines

CB Captain Munnerlyn - No Preference

CB Trae Waynes - No Preference

RB Adrian Peterson - Army - Grandfather

CB Xavier Rhodes - Army - Cousin

RB Jerick McKinnon - Navy - Family

S Antone Exum Jr. - Navy

S Andrew Sendejo - Marines

CB Marcus Sherels - Navy

S Robert Blanton - Air Force - Father

RB Matt Asiata - Army

LS Kevin McDermott - Army - Grandfather

FB Zach Line - Air Force - Father in Law

LB Edmond Robinson - No Preference

LB Chad Greenway - National Guard - Cousin

LB Eric Kendricks - Navy - UCLA Training

LB Anthony Barr - No Preference

LB Audie Cole - Army - Buddy Died in Afghanistan

LB Brandon Watts - Marines

C Joe Berger - Navy

C Nick Easton - Army - Grandfather

G Brandon Fusco - No Preference

G Zac Kerin - Army

T T.J. Clemmings - Army - Friend

DT Kenrick Ellis - Marines - Friend

DT Sharrif Floyd - Army - Armed Forces Bowl

T Austin Shepherd - Marines

T Matt Kalil - Marines

T Jeremiah Sirles - Marines - Cousin

G Mike Harris - Army - Father

TE Kyle Rudolph - Marines/Army - Cousins

TE MyCole Pruitt - No Preference

WR Cordarrelle Patterson - Navy - Coach Priefer

TE Rhett Ellison - Navy

TE Chase Ford - No Preference

DT Tom Johnson - Air Force - Brother in Law

DE Justin Trattou - Marines

DE Scott Crichton - No Preference

DE Brian Robison - Navy - Coach Priefer

DE Everson Griffen - Air Force - Buddy

DT Linval Joseph - No Preference

DE Danielle Hunter - Marines -Family/Uncle

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