Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— RB Adrian Peterson missed his second straight practice. He’s expected to travel to Kansas City.
— QB Matt Cassel’s excited to return to Arrowhead Stadium.
— OT Antonio “Tiny” Richardson’s fighting for a backup tackle spot.
— Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer has moved on from the Chris Kluwe situation.
TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY
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AROUND THE NFC NORTH
— Lions WR Calvin Johnson will play his first preseason game on Friday against the Jaguars.
— Bears S Chris Conte will try to silence his critics in his first preseason game on Friday against the Seahawks.
— The Packers have a difficult decision to make with a surplus of outside linebackers.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
The Vikings will travel to Kansas City with their third preseason game against the Chiefs on Saturday at 7 p.m.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Wide receiver Rodney Smith had more catches against the Cardinals last week (4) than he did in four preseason games last year (3). Smith finished with 55 yards and the game-winning touchdown catch.