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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen looks on during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday. The Vikings won 10-6. Brace Hemmelgarn / USA Today Sports

Vikings WR Thielen shines in preseason opener

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Roster momentum is building for Adam Thielen, the omnipresent wide receiver who spit-shined his special-teams credentials for the Vikings in Friday night’s preseason opener against Oakland.

The former Minnesota State Mankato standout averaged 17 yards on three punt returns, including a 26-yard dash that set up a field goal in the Vikings’ victory.

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