Snapshots from Day 1 of Vikings training camp

  • Updated: July 26, 2013 - 10:04 PM

The media did what few defenses could last season — left no escape for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

For Vikings players, the first day of training camp is like the first day of school — a reunion for the veterans, some nervousness for incoming rookies and free agents — except that thousands of people wearing purple jerseys and face paint never watched shop class with this intensity. Pace yourselves: The regular season starts Sept. 8.

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  • Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said “I haven’t felt this good in years,” coming into camp after offseason surgery on a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

  • Vikings fan Tom Nickerson, 27, of Waterloo, Iowa, showed his true colors as he watched afternoon practice at Minnesota State Mankato on Friday.

  • Rookie Cordarrelle Patterson made a good first-day impression with a one-handed catch against Andrew Sendejo.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson hopes he will be as popular a target in the Vikings’ passing offense as he was with autograph seekers Friday.

  • Quarterback Christian Ponder (in red) surveyed the field during a no-pads morning practice Friday. Ponder will help (and compete with) new backup QB Matt Cassel.

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Miami - LP: T. Koehler 5 FINAL
Washington - WP: M. Scherzer 7
Arizona 11 Bottom 7th Inning
Colorado 2
San Diego 5 Top 6th Inning
San Francisco 1
Arizona - R. Ray 5:40 PM
Colorado - J. Lyles
Cincinnati - M. Leake 6:05 PM
Pittsburgh - G. Cole
NY Yankees - C. Sabathia 6:07 PM
Toronto - M. Buehrle
Philadelphia - J. Williams 6:10 PM
Atlanta - M. Foltynewicz
Baltimore - U. Jimenez 6:10 PM
NY Mets - J. deGrom
Tampa Bay - A. Colome 6:10 PM
Boston - J. Masterson
Los Angeles - J. Wieland 7:10 PM
Milwaukee - W. Peralta
Cleveland - C. Carrasco 7:10 PM
Kansas City - D. Duffy
Detroit - A. Simon 7:10 PM
Chicago WSox - C. Sale
Oakland - S. Kazmir 7:10 PM
Minnesota - K. Gibson
Texas - C. Lewis 7:10 PM
Houston - S. Deduno
Chicago Cubs - J. Lester 7:15 PM
St. Louis - L. Lynn
Seattle - R. Elias 9:05 PM
LA Angels - C. Wilson
Chicago 6:00 PM
LA Clippers 8:30 PM
Montreal 6:00 PM
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NY Rangers 6:30 PM
Los Angeles 8:30 PM
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