Thursday, October 19, 2017

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#MoreThanWords Rolls on Through Training Camp
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Minnesota Vikings fans are locked into training camp coverage, and for good reason. It’s been months since the Vikings played real football, and today marked the team’s first practice of the offseason in full pads.

This time of the year is about more than football, though. Lindsey Young found that out this week after speaking with two fans in Mankato. The first, Sophie, met many of the Vikings who inspired her through numerous health problems. The other, Abigail, refuses to let bullies deter her love for the Vikings.

Off the field, players can positively impact the lives of fans and those in need. Here at Vikings Territory, we’ve joined forces with other blogs, loyal readers, and FanHQ to do the same. Thanks to your generous donations and the support of the Zimmer family, we’ve raised nearly $14,000 for the Mike Zimmer Foundation.

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The first two days of Vikings training camp have been great and all, but the real fun starts with today’s afternoon practice when the players put the full pads on for the first time. Competitions in camp will now turn into battles and the coaching staff should get a better idea of what groups of players they feel can lead this team to success in 2016.

As was the case for the last two days, we will have the latest updates from the team’s practice as they happen live.


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It is about to get physical like Olivia Newton-John at Vikings training camp today. Players will be practicing in full pads during practice later and the intensity should be pretty high.

The team has been experimenting with different combinations on the offensive line, wide receivers, and linebackers in each morning walk-thru of the past two days. It will be interesting to see if the shuffle continues this morning as Minnesota begins their third day of camp.

Join us below for updates!

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The 'Free McKinnon' Movement Takes Flight in Mankato
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Jerick “Jet” McKinnon is enjoying the open skies in Mankato, taking most of the Minnesota Vikings’ first-team reps through two training camp practices. He’s filling in for Adrian Peterson, who arrived Monday nursing a pulled hamstring. According to head coach Mike Zimmer, the Vikings are “being careful” with their star running back, holding him out of 11-on-11 drills and any physical contact.

With the fleet’s most reliable plane grounded, the runway is clear for “Jet” to take flight. All reports indicate McKinnon is soaring; he looks faster than most defenders and perfectly capable as a receiver. Thrown into the spotlight this offseason, McKinnon is proving he can do it all for the Vikings.

It won’t be long before Peterson can “cut it loose” at practice, but McKinnon’s pseudo-tryout is raising eyebrows — and questions — in Mankato; more specifically, questions about McKinnon’s role in what’s sure to be a more balanced attack in 2016.

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Teddy Bridgewater Training Camp Day 1 2016
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Happy Saturday, Vikings fans. Yes, it’s the weekend… But we know there are some die-hard fans out there who are looking for any and all updates available as the Vikings take the field for their second day of training camp.

I’ll be here the next couple of hours or so aggregating all of the best tidbits of news out of Mankato. So grab a seat and hang out with me here for a while. The yard work can wait and Vikings training camp is more important anyway.

Here we go!

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