On most mornings, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— OLB Chad Greenway is a hard hitter and a stand-up guy.
— RB Adrian Peterson was cheered as he reported for training camp.
— With Peterson back, expectations are high for the Vikings.
— A trio of key defenders should be ready for the start of camp.
— Coach Mike Zimmer wants more contact in camp this year.
— In case you missed it, here’s our full Vikings camp preview.
AROUND THE NFC NORTH
— All Packers QB Aaron Rodgers needs is championships.
— New coach John Fox is ready to lead the Bears.
— LB Stephen Tulloch’s return will boost the Lions defense.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
Training camp kicks off this morning with a walkthrough at 10:30. The team will practice without pads this afternoon from 2:45 to 5:00.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
As the Vikings descend on Mankato again, it’s worth noting that they are now just one of 12 teams that hold training camp away from their team facility. Back in 2000, only five teams didn’t go off-site for camp, according to PFT. The Vikings, now in their 50th year at Minnesota State Mankato, are expected to renew their contract with the school to return in 2016.