Saturday, March 25, 2017

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The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings have invaded their Camp home as the eyes of the Purple Faithful all shift towards Mankato, the Crown Jewel of South Central Minnesota. We talk about the major early story lines from Training Camp and get Arif Hasan on the horn from Mankato to fill us in with some updates. Can’t wait to get down there on August 4th-6th and setup base camp at Boulder Tap House again!

Today’s Talking Points Include:
• Mike Zimmer Extended
• Harrison Smith Rode the Bus
• Alex Boone Still Wants to Punch Clay Matthews in the Face
• Alex Boone Relays a Great Kevin Williams Story
• Taylor Heinicke Hurt Himself in a Dumb Way
• Treadwell First to Arrive and with a Great Mentor
• 1st Team/2nd Team Reps (Not that it matters at 1st walk through)
• Arif Checks In From Mankato

All that and other “MOBO!!!!” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

Depth Takes a Hit for Vikings
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With one walkthrough practice in the books and nearly two weeks of training camp ahead, the Minnesota Vikings are already struggling with depth. More concerning is the fact that the injuries impact positions where depth isn’t just important; it’s crucial to Minnesota’s 2016 success.

As announced on the team’s official website, the Vikings have officially placed Taylor Heinicke and Mike Harris on he Non-Football Injury/Remains on Active List. They’re joined on the sidelines by Kenrick Ellis and Rhett Ellison, who start training camp as members of the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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The Minnesota Vikings are a step closer to playing a meaningful football game as they hit the field in Mankato for their first training camp practice of the year.

Join us below as we will be updating this post throughout the day with constant Vikings training camp coverage.

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Over the course of the last few weeks, Austin Belisle and myself have asked you to make predictions about how the Minnesota Vikings’ 2016 training camp will play out. Meanwhile, Adam Patrick compiled consensus rankings of the “Top 30” most important Vikings players of 2016, with help from 14 knowledgable Vikings writers. Below is the genesis of all that work.

We’ve used your votes, combined with the rankings, to try and assemble one of the most collaborative roster predictions you’ll be able to find anywhere.

Of course, a few questions remain despite the compilation of input, so Austin and I did our best to fill in the blanks. That leads us to our final installment of “10 Camp Questions” in which the tenth question for you, the readers of Vikings Territory, are invited to answer.

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