Kluwe can kick field goals if needed

Chris Kluwe is the Vikings' emergency place kicker if Ryan Longwell is ever unavailable. The same situation occurred last weekend when Chargers kicker, Nate Kaeding, was injured on the opening kickoff. Kluwe says he has the leg, but maybe not the accuracy.
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Chris Kluwe is the Vikings' emergency place kicker if Ryan Longwell is ever unavailable. The same situation occurred last weekend when Chargers kicker, Nate Kaeding, was injured on the opening kickoff. Kluwe says he has the leg, but maybe not the accuracy.

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