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Christian Ponder has matured, but Vikings enter training camp with unanswered questions

There are a robust number of story lines heading into Vikings training camp. Most of them revolve around Percy Harvin, Adrian Peterson, Christian Ponder, the secondary and rookie left tackle Matt Kalil. One thing is for sure, Ponder has matured as a leader, according to GM Rick Spielman.
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