Sunday, July 31, 2011
Vikings: Joe Webb will get first camp snaps
By Kevin Seifert
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- I'll soon be headed out to the Green Bay Packers' second practice of the summer. It starts at 8 p.m. ET and I'll have a few thoughts sometime before midnight. But first, let's hit some important tidbits from the Minnesota Vikings' reporting day at Minnesota State University, Mankato:
(Information via video of coach Leslie Frazier's news conference.)
- Until quarterback Donovan McNabb is eligible to practice Aug. 4, Joe Webb will work with the first team. Frazier said he wanted to go with the player who has "the most experience."
- The Vikings will open camp with two Hendersons working with the first-team defense. E.J. Henderson will resume his role as the middle linebacker, while his younger brother Erin Henderson will be working on the outside. Frazier said he wants Erin Henderson to replace free agent Ben Leber, whom the Vikings have not re-signed.
- Cornerback Cedric Griffin (knee) and right guard Anthony Herrera (knee) won't be ready to start camp, Frazier said.