Sometime between now and the start of the offseason program, second-year QB Teddy Bridgewater plans to get together with a group of his Vikings receivers for informal workouts while also getting in a little bit of off-the-field bonding time.
While the Vikings were surely hoping that Bridgewater would organize informal workouts in the offseason, they aren't allowed under the collective bargaining agreement to tell him to do so.
It turns out they didn't need to.
According to quarterbacks coach Scott Turner, Bridgewater approached both him and his father, offensive coordinator Norv Turner, after the season ended about getting the guys together.
"That's got to be up to the players. But it's something that's good with a young player, that he's taken that initiative and that's the kind of steps that we're talking about with Teddy as far as getting leadership and organizing things like that," Scott Turner said this week in a phone interview. "And it's absolutely important for those guys to develop rapport. … It's more so not even the football aspect of it, but just team-building."
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