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Notebook: Jenkins takes over third-down role

Michael Jenkins (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA Today)

With Percy Harvin out of action, Michael Jenkins took over the role of third-down go-to guy for at least one game. Plus, Adrian Peterson continues to amaze as he stacks up records and yards after contact, and Harrison Smith is starting to impress his veteran teammates.

Michael Jenkins is just about everything that Percy Harvin is not as a receiver. Harvin has the speed, explosion and elusive among his desirable receiver qualities. Jenkins has the height and sure hands, but he is not fast or sharp-cutting. Still, with Harvin out for the rest of the season, Jenkins became the new preferred third-down target for quarterback Christian Ponder on Sunday. Ponder...

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