On most mornings, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— Mark Craig dug deep for his profile on Hall-of-Fame Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff. What more do we need to say to convince you to read that?
— The Vikings are considering Gerald Hodges at middle linebacker.
— When it comes to right guard, coach Mike Zimmer says, “It’s more important to make the right decision than it is to make the fast decision.”
— Rookie wide receiver Stefon Diggs was one of the stars of last night’s practice. Top draft pick Trae Waynes might be making a move, too.
— The Vikings signed former Bengals wide receiver Ryan Whalen.
AROUND THE NFC NORTH
— Even without Ndamukong Suh, the Lions could have a top-10 defense.
— The Packers have quite the reputation for developing wide receivers, so of course expectations are high for third-round pick Ty Montgomery.
— Eddie Goldman, the rookie Bears nose tackle, promises to drink more water after leaving Friday’s practice due to dehydration.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
After last night’s practice, the Vikings get to sleep in. There is no morning walkthrough. Instead, the team will practice in pads from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
It can be dangerous to read too much into a couple of days’ worth of practice reps, but Waynes might be gaining ground on Captain Munnerlyn. In recent history, first-round cornerbacks have not typically had every-snap roles. According to Pro Football Focus, the 30 corners drafted in the first round in the past eight drafts averaged 612 snaps. If Waynes can lock down a spot in the nickel, he would likely play about 60 percent of the snaps. That would be about on pace with all the other recent first-rounders at cornerback.