Charles Johnson is -- with dyed blond hair, nose ring and painted toenails -- poised for a breakout season with the Minnesota Vikings.
Vikings defensive end Scott Crichton missed practice on Monday with a minor ankle sprain.
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will miss Tuesday's practice to be with his ailing, 84-year-old father, Bill Zimmer.
Vikings less than a week from preseason
Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer continues to mix and match players in practice to keep the backups on their toes as they head into the preseason. NFL Nation: Training camp storylines
Vikings assistant Mike Priefer will have help at training camp this week from his dad, Chuck, who was a NFL special teams coach for 17 seasons.
NFL Nation reporters look ahead to Monday's practices at each team's training camp.
As the Vikings congregated at the end of their practice, Mike Zimmer called up perhaps the greatest defensive player in team history.
Robert Blanton and Antone Exum Jr. have gotten some first-team reps, and coach Mike Zimmer likes the versatility of Shaun Prater.
Stefon Diggs was one of the stars of the Vikings' annual evening practice at Blakeslee Stadium.
The Vikings' wave of defensive linemen will help Mike Zimmer in his efforts to improve Minnesota's O-line during camp.
Based on his training camp comments, it appears Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will go without a preseason carry for the fourth consecutive season.
Eric Kendricks and Audie Cole have been getting the most work, but Gerald Hodges is not out of the mix to be the Vikings' middle linebacker.
Peterson still Top-5 fantasy draft pick
Adrian Peterson is still regarded as one of the top overall fantasy players in 2015 (3.5 average draft position). If he shows fresh legs, he may be worthy of the top overall pick. Fantasy X factors
The fact Mike Harris was still the starting RG during Friday's walk-through would suggest the Vikings plan to give him a good shot at the position.
Peterson No Longer Tops Fantasy Charts
Age and a large workload could finally slow Adrian Peterson down a little bit. Even still, backup Jerick McKinnon won't be taking any of AP's carries near the goal line. Running back tiers (Insider)
Few mentors are better equipped to shepherd Teddy Bridgewater's development than Norv Turner, whose son Scott is Bridgewater's QB coach.
Big uptick for Vikings' Bridgewater?
Eric Karabell's fantasy QB rankings note Minnesota's Teddy Bridgewater finished his rookie season strong. Adrian Peterson's return should help him this year, too. Quarterback tiers (Insider)
Could the Vikings win it all?
If Teddy Bridgewater progresses in his second year, Adrian Peterson returns to form and Mike Wallace is an upgrade at WR, Minnesota could be a surprise contender next season. Super Bowl sleepers (Insider)
Vikings QB Mike Kafka has developed a pouch lined with Polartec insulation that can be worn by hunters.
Teddy Bridgewater bulks up for season
The Vikings QB entered training camp Wednesday at 215 pounds: "I'm trying to make sure that I'm building myself up to withstand some hits that I'm going to take throughout the year and withstand the long season that's ahead of us."
During their fourth practice of training camp, the Minnesota Vikings started to give some of their young players a small taste of starting work.
Who could come out of nowhere to win it all? KC Joyner examines three teams who fit the bill, including Adrian Peterson's Vikings.
NFL Nation Buzz: Minnesota Vikings
Ben Goessling reports on the workload the Vikings have placed on their rookies, including linebacker Eric Kendricks.
Peterson felt rusty in first workout
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson told NFL Network's Marshall Faulk he lacked explosiveness at the start of his first team practice since last September, but later "got back into a groove." NFL rumors roundup
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