Training camp in-depth: Access Vikings position previews

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 26, 2013 - 2:05 PM

Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson (81) joked around with quarterback Christian Ponder (7) during morning practice on Friday.

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The Vikings hit the field for their first full-contact workout Friday afternoon. Over the next several weeks, things will become clearer to Leslie Frazier and his coaching staff about the players who will make the final roster. Here's a position-by-position look at what they'll be watching for in Mankato.


We’ll have our eyes on Christian Ponder, checking to see if his decision making can be more reliable, his deep throws more accurate and his leadership galvanizing. Read about the timeline for making those judgments here.

Quaterback Christian Ponder

Running backs

As superhuman as Adrian Peterson seems to be physically, the Vikings will certainly pump the brakes on his preseason workload when they can. Read about Peterson and the rest of the ruinning backs here.

Running back Adrian Peterson

Wide receivers/tight ends

Is Greg Jennings ready to be Christian Ponder's go-to guy? Will Cordarrelle Patterson make an impact quickly? What about those issues and the tight end position here.

Wide receiver Greg Jennings

Offensive line

John Sullivan's recovery from knee surgery will be a major issue for the team, which gave offensive tackle Phil Loadholt a new four-year team. Read about what to expect (and when) here.

Center John Sullivan

Defensive line

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