Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Vikings Coach "Not Opposed" to a Young Replacement for Greenway

Image courtesy of Vikings.com
Image courtesy of Vikings.com

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has officially announced an open tryout for the third and final starting linebacker position. Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks not-so-secretly compose two-thirds of the Vikings’ starting rotation — but the third and final spot is officially up for grabs.

Veterans Emmanuel Lamur and Edmond Robinson both have starting experience, but neither has been recognized as a strong candidate to win the job.

When asked which of the two former role players would ultimately receive a promotion to the weak-side linebacker position vacated by Chad Greenway’s retirement this offseason, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer responded with a noncommittal answer, effectively leaving the job up for grabs this summer:

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Three More Vikings Rookies Sign Contracts

The Minnesota Vikings signed three of their 2017 draftees this morning: Tight end Bucky Hodges, center Pat Elflein, and linebacker Elijah Lee. With the additions, the Vikings have now signed all but three of their remaining selections.

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Image courtesy of Vikings.com

Vikings OTAs: 7 Positions Up For Grabs

The Minnesota Vikings’ organized team activities, or OTAs, began Tuesday. OTAs are offseason training sessions run with the purpose of developing players; or, simply put, practices without tackling. There are no 1-on-1 drills, only team drills.

OTAs can be a good barometer of how the team’s roster is going to shape up come the regular season. Generally, the players who practice together play together. Certainly, there are exceptions.

Lets take a look at several key position battles that will unfold during the Vikings preseason.

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VT Roundtable Episode 10

The VT Roundtable returns for Episode 10 in order to finally cap off the 2017 NFL Draft with some lively discussion, thorough pick-by-pick analysis and final grades for each of the Minnesota Vikings’ 11 selections.

All present together for the first time since Episode 4, the six VT Roundtable panelists battle through some absolutely ridiculous (and hilarious) technical difficulties to bring an informative, passionate and endlessly entertaining product with the goal of ensuring that our fabulous subscribers are aware of anything and everything there is to know about each prospect selected during yet another outstanding performance by trade-happy general manager Rick Spielman.

Check out Episode 10 after the jump and subscribe to the Vikings Territory YouTube channel to ensure that you never miss a VT Roundtable discussion, the latest installment of Bump & Run or and other VT/TV videos!

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