First Day Of Vikings Camp In The Books

First Day Of Vikings Camp In The Books Click to Enlarge Photo: KNSI Sports

(KNSI) - After a somber feel to the morning walk-through and press conferences, the Vikings continued with practice today at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center.


Although veterans are not set to report until Friday, quarterback Kirk Cousins and running back Dalvin Cook were among the few veterans joining the rookies.


After Cook suffered a season-ending knee injury in 2017, fans are most assuredly happy after seeing him participate in drills without a knee brace.


Even after being designated to the physical unable to perform (PUP) list, center Pat Elflein participated by getting some work in the weight room and rehabilitation field.


Elflein was also present in offensive line drills by watching and instructing rookies as to what they should be doing.


Offensive line practice was instructed by assistant offensive line coach Andrew Janocko and tight ends coach Clancy Barone.


Head coach Mike Zimmer did walk around and watch the offensive line unit during some drills.


Although wide receiver Stacy Coley was dealing with a heel injury, he made a few nice catches in 7-on-7 drills.


Rookie defensive tackle, Jalyn Holmes had his hand bandaged up but was a full participant.


Near the end of practice, rookie kicker, Daniel Carlson made all his attempts and most of them with plenty of room to spare.


The kicking competition between Carlson and Kai Forbath will be one to watch while camp continues.


Practice continues tomorrow for the rookies and the veterans will report Friday, July 27th, even though no practice will be held on account of Tony Sparano’s funeral.




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