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.
|Seattle - LP: C. Furbush||8||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: J. Smith||10|
|Tampa Bay - LP: J. Lueke||5||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: R. Dickey||7|
|NY Yankees - WP: D. Robertson||6||FINAL|
|Baltimore - LP: P. Strop||4|
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto||4||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: S. Marcum||3|
|Philadelphia - LP: C. Hamels||1||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: A. Sanabia||5|
|Minnesota - LP: K. Correia||1||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran||5|
|Oakland - WP: B. Colon||9||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: J. Lindblom||2|
|Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw||3||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: Y. Gallardo||1|
|Boston - LP: J. Lester||4||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: D. Axelrod||6|
|Kansas City - LP: J. Guthrie||5||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: D. Keuchel||6|
|Arizona - WP: P. Corbin||5||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: J. Garland||1|
|St. Louis - LP: S. Miller||2||FINAL|
|San Diego - WP: J. Marquis||4|
|Washington - LP: Z. Duke||0||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: R. Vogelsong||8|
|Aug 9 - vs. Houston||7 pm|
|Aug 16 - at Buffalo||6 pm|
|Aug 25 - at San Francisco||7 pm|
|Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee||7 pm|
|2013 regular season|
|Sep 8 - at Detroit||Noon|
|Sep 15 - at Chicago||Noon|
|Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland||Noon|
|Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London)||Noon|
|Oct 6 - Bye|
|Oct 13 - vs. Carolina||Noon|
|Oct 21 - at. NY Giants||7:40 pm|
|Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay||7:30 pm|
|Nov 3 - at Dallas||Noon|
|Nov 7 - vs. Washington||7:25 pm|
|Nov 17 - at Seattle||3:25 pm|
|Nov. 24 - at Green Bay||Noon|
|Dec 1 - vs. Chicago||Noon|
|Dec 8 - at Baltimore||Noon|
|Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia||Noon|
|Dec 22 - at Cincinnati||Noon|
|Dec 29 - vs. Detroit||Noon|