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Vikings sign fourth and fifth-round draft picks

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (July 18, 2007) -- The Minnesota Vikings signed defensive end Brian Robison and wide receiver Aundrae Allison.

Robison, a fourth-round draft pick from Texas who has a knack for blocking kicks, helped lead the Longhorns to the 2005 national championship as a junior. The Vikings see him as a situational pass rusher and a potential special teams fixture.

Allison, chosen in the fifth round out of East Carolina, caught 145 passes -- including 11 touchdown receptions -- in two seasons after transferring from Georgia Military Institute. With the lack of experience at receiver on the Vikings roster, Allison will have a chance to contribute right away.

The Vikings have signed five of their eight 2007 draft picks. Running back Adrian Peterson, their first-round selection, receiver Sidney Rice (second round) and cornerback Marcus McCauley (third round) remain unsigned.

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