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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:43 pm    Post subject: Chiefs sign former Vikings DB Husain Abdullah Reply with quote

After taking a year away from the game, former Minnesota Vikings' safety Husain Abdullah is back in the National Football League.

On Saturday, Abdullah signed a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. He and his brother Hamza Abdullah took the 2012 season off to take a pilgrimage to Mecca, in accordance with their Muslim faith.

http://www.dailynorseman.com/2013/2/16/3996840/husain-abdullah-kansas-city-chiefs-minnesota-vikings

I don't know what to think of this. Purely a backup?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another depth move. Dorsey continues to better up the bottom of the roster.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember reading him taking a year off for his pilgrimage. Pretty cool to see him get back into the league. Nothing but respect for a guy that will walk away from a big salary for something he believes in.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will always have respect for him simply because of the sacrifices he made to play football during Ramadan. No fluids when the sun is up as an NFL player both practicing and playing in games takes some dedication.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like others have said, huge respect for him and his brother. I was actually hoping the Lions could sign him Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good for him.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tttthhhhaaaats sooooooo dope!!

Andy is a cool guy tho and relates well to guys special needs .. probably a good fit for him and his faith. best of luck to him.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope it works out. He had problems with concussions.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solid depth player, nothing more. His concussion history is concerning.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guy didn't eat anything during training camp because of Ramadan. Thats just grinding man.

Major props. Wish him best of luck
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish him the best. Those concussions are concerning but still was interested in him and hoping the Lions would take a look.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

canadaluvsdalla wrote:
Guy didn't eat anything during training camp because of Ramadan. Thats just grinding man.

Major props. Wish him best of luck


Just to clarify - he didn't even anything during the day. Followers fast from sunrise to sunset but can eat and drink during the night. So most will try to "stock up" in the morning for a long day and replenish at nighttime. It's grueling, no doubt even more so for an NFL player but I just thought I'd clarify that he wasn't on a hunger strike for the duration of Training Camp. It's likely that Ramadan won't always land during TC although possible - it never seemed to affect him.

Any news on where his brother has landed? Good to see them back in the league.
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canadaluvsdalla wrote:
Guy didn't eat anything during training camp because of Ramadan. Thats just grinding man.

Major props. Wish him best of luck


Or drink anything, he isnt allowed to do either. Until sunset.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This signing is going to be one of MANY from this new front office. The talent at the top of the roster in KC is already in place. The GM's goals are basically to find a franchise QB and improve the bottom third of the roster and make our team as competitive as it can be.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like a standup guy, to give up a year of football for his religion. Best of luck to him with the Chiefs.
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