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.
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|Army||12/14/13 2:00 PM|
|Kennesaw St||19||2nd Half 7:17|
|(5) Kentucky||6:00 PM|
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|Texas Southern||7:00 PM|
|(16) Georgia||7:00 PM|
|(21) Iowa||7:00 PM|
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|Aug 9 - vs. Houston||7 pm||X||27-13|
|Aug 16 - at Buffalo||6 pm||X||20-16|
|Aug 25 - at San Francisco||7 pm||X||34-14|
|Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee||7 pm||X||24-23|
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|Sep 8 - at Detroit||Noon||X||34-24|
|Sep 15 - at Chicago||Noon||X||31-30|
|Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland||Noon||X||31-27|
|Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London)||Noon||X||34-27|
|Oct 6 - Bye|
|Oct 13 - vs. Carolina||Noon||X||35-10|
|Oct 21 - at. NY Giants||7:40 pm||X||23-7|
|Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay||7:30 pm||X||44-31|
|Nov 3 - at Dallas||Noon||X||27-23|
|Nov 7 - vs. Washington||7:25 pm||X||34-27|
|Nov 17 - at Seattle||3:25 pm||X||41-20|
|Nov. 24 - at Green Bay||Noon||26-26|
|Dec 1 - vs. Chicago||Noon||X||23-20|
|Dec 8 - at Baltimore||Noon||X||29-26|
|Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia||Noon|
|Dec 22 - at Cincinnati||Noon|
|Dec 29 - vs. Detroit||Noon|