Each morning we throw you highlights of the past day and get a little lookahead of things to come.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
Matt Asiata is one of those guys the Vikings coaches love.
A quick update on Polish-born tackle Babatunde Aiyegbusi and his quest to make the team.
Isaac Fruechte is also a long shot to stick with the Vikings. Sid Hartman tackles the ex-Gopher’s story.
Kevin McDermott won the long-snapper job and gives Michael Rand an update.
A recent ESPN story on Adrian Peterson’s birthday party has columnist Patrick Reusse believing Peterson has no real remorse.
Peterson missed practice to appear in court on his lawsuit against the NFLPA. Our pal Dave Campbell at the AP was also there.
And a tragic story … a stadium worker was killed on Wednesday when he fell from the roof.
AROUND THE NFC NORTH
Ameer Abdullah has gone from Nebraska to the Lions to pep up their running game.
Jay Cutler and Alshon Jeffrey won’t be hooking up in the preseason.
Mike Daniels and the Packers are locked in a contract dispute.
The Vikings will practice from 10:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m., a final tuneup before Saturday night’s preseason game at Dallas.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Brandon Bostick was cut by the Packers after trying to field, then fumbling, a late onside kick by Seattle in the NFC title game. Bostick is trying to catch on with the Vikings, but the odds are pretty slim at tight end. Kyle Rudolph is likely to be backed up by Rhett Ellison, and rookie MyCole Pruitt was impressive before being injured. Chase Ford had some nice moments last season. Coach Mike Zimmer was talking about his tight ends Wednesday and concluded with this on Bostick: “Bostick is still learning a lot of the stuff that we’re trying to do.” Not exactly glowing praise.