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Notebook: Zimmer puts focus on fitness during upcoming five weeks off


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The National Football League is a marathon, not a sprint.

Generally the more healthy teams late in the season find success, and that’s what Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer hopes he can instill into his 90-man roster as they prepare for a month off before training camp.

“I think it’s important that when players go off for five weeks that they understand that they can’t lay on the couch,” Zimmer said. “You’ve got to be prepared. And that’s by making your body prepared for the physicality of the season, being prepared for the length of…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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