Every day On most days, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening that day.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
--- Who is George Edwards and what exactly does he do around here?
--- S Jamarca Sanford is used to having to battle for a starting position.
--- Rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater finished last night’s practice strong.
--- GM Rick Spielman is quizzing coach Mike Zimmer on in-game decisions.
--- OLB Anthony Barr is working to become a better pass rusher.
--- C John Sullivan is hoping for improved health and improved play in 2014.
TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY
AROUND THE NFC NORTH
--- Packers rookie WR Jared Abbrederis tore his ACL in camp.
--- Lions rookie TE Eric Ebron is starting to show improvement.
--- Two Bears rookie defensive tackles are getting rave reviews.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
After last night’s night practice, Zimmer is giving players the day off. They’ll be back tomorrow.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Few, if any, NFL teams used running back screens less often than the Vikings did a season ago. Less than 1.8 percent of Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder’s attempts were running back screens, according to Pro Football Focus. Those percentages should be on the rise with Norv Turner calling the plays. We have already seen Adrian Peterson and Jerick McKinnon get involved in the screen game in camp practices, and both looked dangerous in the open field, particularly Peterson.