Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will appear in court Monday morning in Houston in connection with a July 7 incident during which police allege he resisted arrest during a skirmish with security at a nightclub.
Peterson will fly to Texas on Sunday, and his mandatory court appearance means he will miss a day of Vikings training camp in Mankato. Yet Monday likely will be the only day on which he misses any football-related time because of his legal proceedings. Peterson remains on the physically-unable-to-perform list as he works to return from major knee surgery.
Monday's hearing will be procedural, with the prosecution formally announcing whether it wants to go forward and set a trial date or drop the charges altogether. The state could request more time to investigate and review the case. But even in that instance, Peterson's defense team will request that a trial date be set during the Vikings' bye week in November.
The skinny: A 6-5, 239-pounder who can run and move like a smaller defender, Cole was a seventh-round draft pick in this year's draft out of North Carolina State.
Did you know?
Cole is a former Golden Gloves winner in boxing.
Chances of making the team: Not a lock, but a lack of depth at linebacker and being a draft pick definitely helps. Five of the seven seventh-rounders taken in General Manager Rick Spielman's first five drafts (2007 to 2011) are still with the team.
"We want to evaluate a guy on a broad body of work and not five days worth of practice."
-- Defensive coordinator Alan Williams on first-round draft pick Harrison Smith, who remains a second-team safety despite the assumption that he'll be a starter when the season begins.
•TE John Carlson (knee) remains out.
•RB Adrian Peterson (knee) remains on the physically-unable-to-perform list.
•DB Robert Blanton (hamstring) is still out.
•OT DeMarcus Love (shoulder) is still out.
•OT Pat Brown had a Grade 1 MCL sprain and should return in a couple of days.
•RB Jordan Todman (ankle) is still out.
•OL Geoff Schwartz (sports hernia) is out indefinitely.
•DE Jeff Charleston (ankle) is out.
|LA Angels - LP: C. Rasmus||6||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: R. Webb||7|
|Seattle - WP: H. Iwakuma||5||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: T. Bauer||2|
|Chicago WSox - WP: J. Quintana||11||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez||4|
|Washington - LP: S. Strasburg||0||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: H. Alvarez||3|
|Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels||6||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: D. Gee||0|
|Milwaukee - LP: W. Smith||1||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: A. Cobb||5|
|Toronto - WP: M. Stroman||4||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: R. De La Rosa||2|
|Arizona - LP: T. Cahill||0||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: M. Leake||3|
|Colorado - LP: T. Matzek||3||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Baker||4|
|NY Yankees - WP: B. McCarthy||12||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: N. Martinez||11|
|Minnesota - WP: K. Gibson||2||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: J. Shields||1|
|Oakland - WP: E. Scribner||7||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: C. Qualls||4|
|Atlanta - LP: A. Varvaro||4||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: B. League||8|
|St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn||1||FINAL|
|San Diego - WP: T. Ross||3|
|Pittsburgh - WP: F. Liriano||3||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: T. Hudson||1|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/31/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/7/14 7:30 PM|
|Aug 8 - vs. Oakland||7 pm|
|Aug 16 - vs. Arizona||7:30 pm|
|Aug 23 - at Kansas City||7 pm|
|Aug 28 - at Tennessee||7 pm|
|2014 regular season|
|Sep 7 - at St. Louis||Noon|
|Sep 14 - vs. New England||Noon|
|Sep 21 - at New Orleans||Noon|
|Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta||3:25 pm|
|Oct 2 - at Green Bay||7:25 pm|
|Oct 12 - vs. Detroit||Noon|
|Oct 19 - at. Buffalo||Noon|
|Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay||Noon|
|Nov 2 - vs. Washington||Noon|
|Nov 9 - Bye|
|Nov 16 - at Chicago||Noon|
|Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay||Noon|
|Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina||Noon|
|Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets||Noon|
|Dec 14 - at Detroit||Noon|
|Dec 21 - at Miami||Noon|
|Dec 28 - vs. Chicago||Noon|