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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison runs it 12 times    Sun Nov 8, 10:57 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed 12 times for 69 yards in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison barely sees the field    Sun Nov 1, 09:23 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison ran three times for eight yards and didn't see a target at the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Nov. 1, in Week 8.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison struggles in Week 6    Sun Oct 18, 06:13 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed for 26 yards on 10 carries against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6.

Footballguys view: Mattison was one of the biggest busts of Week 6 as his team fell behind early and he also failed to make an impact on the touches he did get. The Vikings are on bye next week and Dalvin Cook should return after that, so this was a huge letdown if just got Mattison off of the waiver wire this week or played him in DFS.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison eager for opportunity    Thu Oct 15, 10:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison said he is ready to handle a big role if RB Dalvin Cook (groin) can't play against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6. 'As a running back, the more touches you get, the more you can get in a rhythm,' Mattison said.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison shines in relief    Mon Oct 12, 12:36 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison had 20 carries for 112 yards in a Week 5 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He also caught three passes for 24 yards.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison scores touchdown    Sun Oct 4, 06:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed seven times for 17 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against the Houston Texans and he was not targeted in the

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison piles up 80 yards    Sun Sep 13, 11:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed six times for 50 yards and caught four passes for 30 yards in a 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison loves running inside    Mon May 18, 09:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison ran in between the guards on only 17 of his 100 carries as a rookie, but he led all running backs with 6.2 yards per carry on those runs (minimum 100 attempts), according to Sports Info Solutions.

Footballguys view: Mattison is a talented back who could thrive with a starting role. Unfortunately for him, he's backing up Dalvin Cook. That makes Mattison a high-value handcuff for Fantasy GMs in 2020.

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  Vikings | Tackling Alexander Mattison a chore in 2019    Wed Apr 1, 11:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison averaged a broken tackle once every 9.1 carries on his 100 rushing attempts in 2019 - good for the eighth-best mark in the league among qualified rushers.

Footballguys view: Mattison isn't as talented as Dalvin Cook, but the team would not see a huge dropoff if he was thrust into the starting role. We like his game and at times last year Mattison looked like Cook on the field. He'll be a high-value handcuff in 2020.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison not used much    Sun Jan 12, 11:48 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison was on the field for only two offensive snaps during the Divisional Round playoff game and finished with three yards on one carry.

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  Vikings | Minnesota moving on to next round    Sun Jan 5, 04:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 19-for-31 for 242 yards and one touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card playoff game. RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries and caught three passes for 36 yards. RB Alexander Mattison rushed for 20 yards on five carries and caught one pass for 10 yards. WR Adam Thielen caught seven passes for 129 yards on nine targets. TE Kyle Rudolph caught four passes for 31 yards and one touchdown on seven targets, while WR Stefon Diggs caught two passes for 19 yards on three targets.

Footballguys view: Cousins was able to make big plays when it counted...essentially for the first time in his career. He was not known for making plays in big or primetime games but Cousins was money on Sunday. The Vikings ran the ball well and controlled the tempo of the game with their rushing attack. It will be a battle of two similarly structured offenses in the Divisional Round as they take on the 49ers.

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  Vikings | Wild Card injury report for Vikings    Fri Jan 3, 04:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 3, and has been ruled out for the Wild Card playoff game. DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (hamstring) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. LB Eric Kendricks (quadriceps), DE Stephen Weatherly (illness), S Andrew Sendejo (illness), S Jayron Kearse (foot), RB Alexander Mattison (ankle), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) and DT Shamar Stephen (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison practicing in full    Thu Jan 2, 05:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) practice in full Thursday, Jan. 2.

Footballguys view: Mattison should be back in action this weekend. He'll be the backup once again to Dalvin Cook who is also returning after missing time with a shoulder injury.

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  Vikings | Thursday's practice report for Minnesota    Thu Jan 2, 03:17 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander (knee), S Andrew Sendejo (illness) and DE Stephen Weatherly (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 2. LB Eric Kendricks (quad), DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (hamstring) and CB Mike Hughes (neck) were limited. RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder), S Jayron Kearse (foot), RB Alexander Mattison (ankle), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) and DT Shamar Stephen (knee) practiced in full.

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  Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Vikings    Wed Jan 1, 05:11 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks (quadriceps), DE Stephen Weatherly (illness), CB Mackensie Alexander (knee) and S Andrew Sendejo (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1. DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (hamstring) was limited during practice. CB Mike Hughes (neck), S Jayron Kearse (foot), RB Alexander Mattison (ankle), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) and DT Shamar Stephen (knee) fully participated in practice.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison expects to play    Wed Jan 1, 03:37 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) said he expects to play in the Wild Card playoff game.

Footballguys view: Mattison should play but it will be as a reserve player behind returning starter Dalvin Cook. So long as Cook is healthy, Mattison won't get more than a few touches here and there.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison won't play in Week 17    Sun Dec 29, 11:44 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) is not active for Week 17's game against the Chicago Bears.

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  Vikings | Week 17 Minnesota Vikings inactives    Sun Dec 29, 11:37 AM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared OT Riley Reiff, RB Alexander Mattison, DL Shamar Stephen, RB Dalvin Cook, LB Anthony Barr, OT Brian O'Neill and LB Eric Kendricks inactive for Week 17.

Footballguys view: Ameer Abdullah and Mike Boone will get the work in the backfield. Kirk Cousins, Stefon Diggs, and Adam Thielen are also expected to get less than their normal snap counts.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison listed as questionable    Fri Dec 27, 06:42 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Footballguys view: The Vikings will err on the side of caution with Mattison and any other player than is less than 100% or crucial to their efforts. Look for Ameer Abdullah to lead the backfield in touches against the Bears.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Week 17 injury report    Fri Dec 27, 05:06 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks (quad) did not practice all week and has been ruled out fow Week 17 against the Chicago Bears. RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) was limited all week and has also been ruled out. RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) was a limited participant in practice all week, while CB Mackensie Alexander (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 27; both players are listed as questionable. S Jayron Kearse (foot) was a full participant in practice all week and is also listed as questionable. CB Xavier Rhodes (knee) and DT Shamar Stephen (ankle) fully participated in practice all week and no longer appear on the injury report.

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  Vikings | Limited practice for Alexander Mattison    Thu Dec 26, 04:54 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 26.

Footballguys view: The Vikings should rest Mattison this week to have him as strong as possible for the wild card round with Dalvin Cook suffering multiple shoulder injuries late in the season.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 26, 04:04 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks (quad) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 26. RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) and RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) were limited. CB Xavier Rhodes (knee), DT Shamar Stephen (ankle) and S Jayron Kearse ((foot) practiced in full.

Footballguys view: Kendricks will almost certainly sit this week with the Vikings unable to change their playoff position. He should try to gut it out against Minnesota's wild card opponent.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison takes part in practice    Thu Dec 26, 01:06 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.

Footballguys view: Mattison missed the Monday night game against the Packers in Week 16 but he could be back this week. Check back on Friday to see what his status is.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison gets limited tag    Wed Dec 25, 04:14 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) was listed as a limited participant on the team's estimated injury report for Wednesday, Dec. 25.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison to miss Week 16    Mon Dec 23, 07:01 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 16 game.

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  Vikings | Week 16 Minnesota Vikings inactives    Mon Dec 23, 06:54 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Alexander Mattison, DE Hercules Mata'afa, RB Dalvin Cook, OT Aviante Collins, DE Jalyn Holmes, OL Olisaemeka Udoh and OG Dru Samia inactive for Week 16.

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  Vikings | Minnesota Week 16 injury report    Sat Dec 21, 02:41 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (chest) did not participate in practice Saturday, Dec. 21, and has been ruled out of the team's Week 16 game Monday, Dec. 23. RBs Alexander Mattison (ankle) was limited in practice Saturday and is listed as questionable. CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle), DT Linval Joseph (knee), DT Shamar Stephen (knee) and S Jayron Kearse (toe) fully participated in practice Saturday and do not carry a Week 16 injury designation.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison tagged as questionable     Sat Dec 21, 01:42 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) on Saturday, Dec. 21, was listed as questionable for the team's Week 16 game Monday, Dec. 23.

Footballguys view: Fantasy GMs need to have Mike Boone ready. Mattison might be shut down for Monday night, making Boone a near must-start in the championship round.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison participates in drills    Sat Dec 21, 12:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings RBs Alexander Mattison (ankle) participated in individual drills while wearing a helmet during practice Saturday, Dec. 21.

Footballguys view: Mattison is considered questionable for Monday night's game against the Packers. If he doesn't play, then Mike Boone will get the starter's workload. If Mattison does play, expect him to split touches with Boone due to this ankle injury.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison unlikely to play on MNF    Sat Dec 21, 12:46 AM

Minnesota Vikings RBs Alexander Mattison (ankle) is a 'long shot' to play in Week 16, according to The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Andrew Krammer, who notes that Mattison is dealing with some swelling and pain stemming from a sprained ankle suffered in Week 14 against the Detroit Lions.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Friday practice report    Fri Dec 20, 04:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings RBs Alexander Mattison (ankle) and RB Dalvin Cook (chest) did not practice for a second straight day Friday, Dec. 20. CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle), DT Linval Joseph (knee), DT Shamar Stephen (knee) and S Jayron Kearse (toe) practiced in full for a second straight day.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison does not practice    Thu Dec 19, 06:04 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 19.

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  Vikings | Thursday's practice report for Minnesota    Thu Dec 19, 04:49 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (chest) and RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 19. DT Linval Joseph (knee), S Jayron Kearse (toe), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) and DT Shamar Stephen (knee) practiced in full.

Footballguys view: Mike Boone is set up for a great first start on Monday night if Mattison and Cook's status doesn't improve by Saturday.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison could return Monday    Thu Dec 19, 12:07 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) could return Monday, Dec. 23, against the Green Bay Packers, according to head coach Mike Zimmer Thursday, Dec. 19. 'He's doing better. He's got a good chance,' Zimmer said. Mattison's availability for Thursday's 'low key' practice is unknown, according to Zimmer.

Footballguys view: Fantasy GMs are pulling their hair out here. Mattison may not be able to play on Monday and Dalvin Cook is also banged up. That means Mike Boone should be the lead back....if those other two don't play.

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  Vikings | Week 15 Minnesota Vikings inactives    Sun Dec 15, 02:39 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Alexander Mattison, DE Hercules Mata'afa, OT Aviante Collins, DE Jalyn Holmes, SS Jayron Kearse, OL Olisaemeka Udoh and OG Dru Samia inactive for Week 15.

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  Vikings | Week 15 injury report for Vikings    Fri Dec 13, 06:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) and S Jayron Kearse (toe) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and have been ruled out for Week 15. WR Olabisi Johnson (quadriceps) and CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. CB Holton Hill (shoulder), CB Mike Hughes (hip), DT Jaleel Johnson (ankle), DT Linval Joseph (knee) and DT Shamar Stephen (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison out Week 15    Fri Dec 13, 03:00 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) on Friday, Dec. 13, was ruled out of Week 15 with an ankle injury.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison remains out    Fri Dec 13, 12:44 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 13.

Footballguys view: Mike Boone will back up Dalvin Cook. Boone is a very good back for a third stringer, but this should still result in even more work for Cook against the Chargers.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 12, 03:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) and S Jayron Kearse (toe) did not take part in practice Thursday, Dec. 12. CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle), CB Mike Hughes (hip), WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) and WR Olabisi Johnson (quad) were limited. DT Linval Joseph (knee), RB Dalvin Cook (chest), DT Shamar Stephen (knee), TE Kyle Rudolph (groin), DT Jaleel Johnson (ankle) and CB Holton Hill (shoulder) practiced in full.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison sits Thursday    Thu Dec 12, 02:34 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) did not take part in practice for a second straight day on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Footballguys view: Mattison is now in danger of missing Week 15. Mike Boone would get some work and should be rostered in deep leagues as the possible handcuff to Dalvin Cook.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Wednesday injury report    Wed Dec 11, 04:57 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Dec. 11. CB Mike Hughes (hip), DL Linval Joseph (knee) and CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) were limited. CB Holton Hill (shoulder), DT Jaleel Johnson (ankle) and DL Shamar Stephen (knee) practiced in full.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison totals 16 touches    Sun Dec 8, 06:56 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison posted 14 runs for 46 yards in Week 14 against the Detroit Lions while adding two grabs for 18 yards.

Footballguys view: Mattison got most of the work in the fourth quarter as the Vikings nursed a safe lead, but it wasn't a good fantasy result. He'll be back to mere handcuff status against the Chargers next week.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison totals 73 yards    Mon Dec 2, 11:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed four times for 22 yards and he added four receptions for 51 yards on five targets in Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks.

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  Vikings | Fifty-four yards for Alexander Mattison    Mon Nov 11, 12:39 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison carried the ball eight times for 52 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10. He also had a two-yard catch.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison runs for 61 yards    Thu Oct 24, 11:50 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed 13 times for 61 yards and caught two passes for three yards in a 19-9 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 8.

Footballguys view: Mattison remains the most essential handcuff to carry because of both his and the Vikings running game's quality this year.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison never gets going    Mon Oct 21, 02:48 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison carried the ball seven times for 18 yards against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Oct. 20.

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  Chiefs | LeSean McCoy gashing defenses on first down    Tue Oct 15, 02:57 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy leads all rushers - minimum 20 rush attempts - with 6.79 yards per carry on first down. Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson ranks second at 6.32, while Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (5.87), Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (5.83) and San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (5.71) round out the top five.

Footballguys view: McCoy can still play at a high level...provided he hangs onto the rock and does a good job in pass protection. The Chiefs travel to Denver to play the Broncos on Thursday night. McCoy has flex appeal in that matchup.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison has solid game    Sun Oct 13, 06:12 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed for 63 yards on 14 carries against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6.

Footballguys view: Mattison is one of the most essential handcuffs to carry on fantasy team benches. He has proven to be talented and a good fit for this quality running game and Dalvin Cook is yet to make it through an entire season healthy.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison has solid outing    Sun Oct 6, 05:35 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed for 52 yards on seven carries against the New York Giants in Week 5.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison plays small role    Mon Sep 30, 02:58 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison gained 13 total yards on three touches against the Chicago Bears in Week 4.

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