During their fourth practice of training camp, the Minnesota Vikings started to give some of their young players a small taste of starting work.
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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
While the Vikings need to see more from Antone Exum before determining whether he can start, Mike Zimmer said he's noticed a change in the safety.
The Vikings wanted Teddy Bridgewater to gain more weight so he could better withstand the pounding of a full NFL season.
Coach Mike Zimmer says "it would good for his overall development" for rookie Trae Waynes to get some experience in the slot.
Minnesota Vikings team president Mark Wilf said on Tuesday he's never been more optimistic about the team in the 10 years since his family purchased it.
It says a lot about what the Vikings think of Eric Kendricks if they're considering putting him in the middle of their defense as a rookie.
Heavy workload for Peterson?
Even with Matt Asiata and Jerrick McKinnon around, Mike Zimmer plans to give Adrian Peterson "as much (work) as he can take" this season. That should be good news for fantasy owners. NFL rumors roundup
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Mike Zimmer: Peterson to get most reps
The Vikings coach plans to give RB Adrian Peterson the heavy workload: "As much as he can take, and as much as he can handle in all the things that we're doing. Obviously, we're going to have to spell him at times like you do a lot of guys. But we get down on the goal line, and we're probably not pulling him out, you know?" (via USA Today Sports)
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer believes that CBs are being done a disservice when they aren't allowed to practice press coverage before camp.
The Minnesota Vikings are one of the first teams to put virtual-reality cameras on their practice fields, and coach Mike Zimmer thinks it could be a valuable tool for his young team.
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who counts Troy Aikman, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers among his pupils, believes Teddy Bridgewater has the tools to be a "topflight" QB.
Veteran receiver Mike Wallace and young cornerback Xavier Rhodes expect to challenge each other often in practice this season.
The fourth-year corner said he didn't need surgery for the injury, adding the Vikings felt he could recover without it.
ESPN NFL Nation Vikings Reporter Ben Goessling chats with Jeff Dickerson and Jonathan Hood about Minnesota's offseason including the return of Adrian Peterson. Plus, he shares his keys to the 2015 season.
Vikings place Matthews on IR
Minnesota linebacker Casey Matthews hurt his hip doing hurdles during offseason workouts, ending his first season with the team before it started.
Vikings extend kicker Blair Walsh
Minnesota announced Sunday, the first day of camp, the signing of Walsh before free agency next March. The deal is worth up to $14M over the next five years, with $5.25M guaranteed. Story
The Vikings have signed kicker Blair Walsh to a contract extension, locking up the former Pro Bowler before he was scheduled to hit free agency next March.
The Vikings will be without cornerback Josh Robinson for the foreseeable future. They'll be without linebacker Casey Matthews longer than that.
|1(11)||Trae Waynes||CB||Michigan State|
|5(7)||MyCole Pruitt||TE||Southern Illinois|