Vikings Training Camp
The Minnesota Vikings signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a $36.5 million contract. That’s a price tag that used to be reserved for top running backs. In a pass-happy NFL, Adrian Peterson could likely be the last running back standing when it comes to big contracts.
The Minnesota Vikings have placed cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, safety Andrew Sendejo and tight end Chase Ford on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp. The other player held out of the first full practice on Friday was wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, who watched wearing a bucket-shaped fishing hat because of a minor foot injury. The team announced his status as day to day.
The Minnesota Vikings got an early wake up call at training camp Friday morning, but it was earlier than normal — and it was a false alarm. The team was forced to evacuate their dorms after a fire alarm went off at 1:30 a.m. Friday.
This time last year in training camp, the offensive line was one of the Vikings biggest question marks. They had a rookie at left tackle and a couple holes to fill elsewhere. But a year later, that offensive line has proven to be one of the team’s bigger strengths.
Harrison Smith’s rookie season was marked by hard-hitting play, three interceptions and two defensive touchdowns. His intense style gave the secondary a big boost. It also yielded one ejection and a $21,000 fine. But Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he never saw his young safety back down from the pressure of being a starter on a playoff team.
For the Minnesota Vikings, bettering last season will be a challenge. Another seven-win improvement? That’s impossible, since they went 10-6 last year and there are only 16 games to play. Yes, unpredictability abounds in the NFL, but on the surface their schedule has the potential to be more difficult.
As the Minnesota Vikings begin their annual training camp in Mankato, the city and the team are working to extend their agreement for future camps.
Chris Cook’s promising start to his rookie season with the Minnesota Vikings was derailed by knee problems — namely the same injury to each one.
A Minnesota Vikings player was arrested early Sunday morning by Mankato Police for allegedly driving while intoxicated.
Ten years ago, tragedy struck on the fields of Minnesota Vikings Training Camp in Mankato with the passing of Korey Stringer.
Thousands of football fans are expected to visit Mankato in the coming weeks to watch the Minnesota Vikings at training camp.
It has been a big week of football news in Minnesota and, as a result, there’s a lot of hype in Mankato this week as the community prepares for the 46th annual Vikings Training Camp.