Adrian Peterson did not practice again on Thursday because of a bruised thigh. To hear coach Mike Zimmer describe his team’s final practice of training camp in Mankato, none of his other players did, either. An angry Zimmer cut practice short on Thursday morning.
One of the interesting highlights to an NFL training camp: The new guys, the ones you have not heard of making a splash. For the Vikings this week, it’s tight end MyCole Pruitt. He got his chance to play early, to prove when given an opportunity he can make a play.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they’ve reached an agreement on a three-year extension with Minnesota State University, Mankato, to continue holding training camp there.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been banged up a bit in practice. Peterson was tangled up with other players Tuesday during an inside running drill at training camp, falling to the ground while appearing to hurt his leg.
Kirby Wilson remembers every running back he’s ever worked with. He keeps a list. It now has 107 names on it. In an 18-year NFL coaching career spent entirely coaching running backs, Wilson has had some good ones.
Training camp isn’t usually such a tough place for competition among the special teams, but Cullen Loeffler says he understands and accepts the challenge.
After an absence from NFL activity that spanned seven months, Adrian Peterson has returned as Minnesota’s featured runner. But before he resumes his familiar role of carrying the ball, there’s one more thing he must do: pass protection.
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is expected to rejoin the team soon. Zimmer missed practice Tuesday to be with his father, Bill, who has been in declining health.
At 6 feet 9 inches tall and 345 pounds, the only thing at training camp bigger than him is his fame. As only the 5th Polish player to ever sign an NFL contract, everyone’s interested in Babatunde Aiyegbusi.
The Minnesota Vikings had a busy weekend with training camp in Mankato as they get ready for their first preseason game this Sunday. Saturday was also Family Day for the Vikings in Mankato, and they made an interesting choice on how to promote it.
Step inside the Blue Earth County Historical Society, and you’re greeted by a cheerful tour guide and 50 years of Vikings training camp memories.
While many Minnesota Vikings veterans see the first padded practices of training camp as a necessary evil, Adrian Peterson couldn’t wait for the day.
One reason the Vikings drafted Trae Waynes in the first round is that they think he’s a smart football player, but he also needs to be a versatile one. Though it’s been a baptism by fire, so far Waynes hasn’t been burned.
It’s hard to believe, but training camp for the Minnesota Vikings is up and running in Mankato. And in less than 2 weeks — the team will take on the Steelers in their first pre-season game.
Terence Newman has started his 13th season in the NFL a little bit like a rookie. This is the veteran cornerback’s first year with the Minnesota Vikings and, thus, his first time attending professional training camp on a college campus.
The purple-clad crowd of autograph-seeking Vikings fans gathered at the annual reporting day saved the loudest cheers for a 30-year-old running back who played in only one game last season, formally welcoming the once-marooned Peterson back to Minnesota State University as players moved into their dorm rooms for training camp on a sunny Saturday.
It’s the middle of July, but the football season is officially just around the corner. The Minnesota Vikings report to the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato, on Saturday for training camp. So what should we keep an eye on as the team practices in Mankato?
The Minnesota Vikings released their 2015 training camp schedule on Tuesday. For the 50th straight year, the team will hold their camp on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato.
The Minnesota Vikings opened their rookie minicamp Friday to help all the newcomers get oriented to life in the NFL. In a twist, all 10 draft picks had their contracts signed before they set foot on the field.
Training camp had a much different feel for the Minnesota Timberwolves this year as they headed to Minnesota State University in Mankato for six straight days of workouts and practice. The Timberwolves enter the 2014-15 season much younger than they were a year ago, but far more athletic.
On the third day of training camp, the Minnesota Timberwolves went hard at each other as Nikola Pekovic watched from the baseline seats dressed in jogging pants and a T-shirt. The image immediately conjured concerns that the oft-injured big man was hurt again. In reality, it was just the opposite.
The Wild started training camp this weekend, and their season opener is just two and a half weeks away. It is a season filled with promise and high expectations after the team’s exciting run to the Western Conference semifinals a year ago. David McCoy sat down with Zach Parise to talk about their Stanley Cup goals, their brutal schedule, and who Parise predicts is about to have a breakout season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have a lot of new faces entering the season ahead, and they announced Tuesday their plans to tip off the season. The Timberwolves are hosting “Dunks After Dark” at midnight on Monday, Sept. 29, at Bresnan Arena on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato.
It’s hard to blame football players and fans if they’re a little excited and hungry this week. After about two weeks of training camp at Minnesota State University, Mankato, the Vikings will take the trip up Highway 169 back to the Twin Cities for their first preseason game Friday night.
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