Training Camp

Training Camp Diary: August 13

The most important notes and key takeaways from Monday's training camp practice.

Welcome to the Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Diary! Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the Vikings’ training camp practice on August 3 in an easy-to-read bullet form.

  • Offensive lineman Mike Remmers returned to practice Monday. He didn’t do much of anything outside of individual work, which is to be expected as he’s coming off an ankle injury. In fact it’s probably a good thing since it seemed like every five minutes another player was going down with an injury.

  • A scary moment during practice Monday as Rashod Hill was carted off the field after rolling his ankle. The right tackle returned to the field shortly after and participated in team drills. Hill told reporters after practice his ankle was “feeling fine.”
  • Defensive lineman Jalyn Holmes was seen walking off the field with a team trainer. He appeared to be limping but was able to walk under his own power. No word on his status yet.
  • Wide receiver Stacy Coley came down hard after leaping to make a catch on the left sideline. He stayed down on the field for a few minutes and was later helped onto a cart with the assistance of Xavier Rhodes. He did not return.
  • In more (positive) offensive line news Pat Elflein sure looks close to a return.

  • Both Stefon Diggs and Everson Griffen did not participate in practice today. Diggs was present and helped out with WR drills but Griffen was not spotted on the field. The veterans were likely given a day off. We’ll see if Griffen is back in pads tomorrow.
  • Running back Mack Brown, who hurt his leg during Saturday’s game, as well as wide receiver Brandon Zylstra (hamstring) did not practice.
  • Linval Joseph and Anthony Barr practiced in full today after being inactive for Saturday’s preseason game.
  • With Nick Easton officially placed on IR, newcomer Kaleb Johnson took the field today wearing #66. The guard took reps with the second and third teams.
  • Quarterback Trevor Siemian had an off day. He was out of rhythm with his receivers and his throws lacked zip. Maybe it was the heat or maybe he didn’t like the particular drills the team was working on, but the he played much better Saturday night. It’s practice, tho, so I wouldn’t look too much into it.
  • Conversely, Kyle Sloter had a solid practice. He looked much more in synch with his receivers than last week and was able to utilize his arm strength in 1-on-1 WR/DB drills to beat defensive backs with ease.
  • Rookie tackle Brian O’Neill looked very good during 1-on-1 drills with the defensive line and took down Tashawn Bower with a nice pancake block.
  • In the same drill, Sheldon Richardson just manhandled Danny Isidora.
  • We’ll leave you with your daily Laquon Treadwell highlight:

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Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and previously wrote for Rant Sports. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBoarMan.

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