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Sunday Headlines: AJ Rose Edition

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The former UK running back had a great preseason debut

DENVER BRONCOS VS MINNESOTA VIKINGS, NFL PRESEASON Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

AJ Rose had a solid career in Lexington, and now the former Wildcat is looking to wow NFL coaches.

He did just that in his first preseason action yesterday, as he carried the ball 25 times for 100 yards and had an 18-yard reception.

While he did need a high volume of carries to reach the 100-yard mark on the game, the Vikings seemed to like what they saw from Rose giving him that number of carries. The Vikings are pretty settled with their top two running backs in Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison, but the third spot is up for grabs, and he seems to be in the competition.

Vince Marrow seemed to like what he saw from the former Cat.

Best of luck to AJ as he contends for a spot with the Vikings!

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Almost football time in the bluegrass.

Headlines

What did we learn from first preseason scrimmage? - KSR

Watch out for Izayah Cummings.

UK-UofL football rivalry is at a tipping point - Herald Leader

This one’s gonna be a big matchup.

Wan’Dale Robinson likes all of Kentucky’s QBs - Cats Pause

He’s impressed with each of them in different ways.

Are college conferences forming an alliance? - Yahoo

I don't see it happening.

Who might cause playoff chaos? - CBS

Of course, a couple SEC teams.

Justin Fields looked good in his debut - ESPN

A sluggish start, but finished strong.