Contact is not allowed in Organized Team Activities, but that didn't prevent a major collision at a recent Vikings workout.
Except it didn't happen between two players. Instead it involved second-year running back Ian Johnson and head coach Brad Childress.
Johnson, who spent last season on the practice squad, was running a swing route out of the backfield. Like most coaches do, Childress was standing on the field to get a better look at the play developing.
Johnson recalled what happened:
"I’m just running my route and my eyes are always fixed on the quarterback. So as I’m getting width I don’t know what’s coming. I trust the quarterback that he’s not going to throw me into a headache.
Playground build: The Vikings are holding their annual playground build today at Nellie Stone Johnson Community School in North Minneapolis. Players, coaches and members at all levels of the organization will participate in building a new playground for the school. This is always a great event and we will bring you highlights later today.