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Despite concussion, Jarius Wright will be backup return man

By akrammer@1500espn.com

DEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings receiver Jarius Wright never fielded a kickoff or punt return in the preseason.

Wright’s few opportunities in the first two preseason games, all on punt return, were squandered by either penalties or touchbacks and when he was blindsided on a catch in the first half at […]

FIVE Position Battles To Watch During Preseason Game #4

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – The fourth preseason game in the NFL isn’t accompanied by all of the pomp and circumstance that the previous three possessed. Leading up to the final preseason bout, you never know what you’re going to get. In preseason […]

Special Teams Notebook: Battle For Punt-Returner; Progress Reports On Webb, Locke

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Sam Ekstrom | KFAN.com @SamEkstrom

Minneapolis, MN – As the preseason enters its second half, the Vikings’ position battles begin to look a little clearer.

As one might expect, there are spots to be taken on special teams, including the punt-return job. According to special teams coordinator […]

Friendship cools competition at punt returner for Sherels and Felder

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Bobby Felder has already followed in fellow cornerback Marcus Sherels’ footsteps — both undrafted rookie free agents who made the practice squad — and logically, Felder’s next step is to make the final roster as a cornerback and/or punt returner.

Felder and Sherels see enough room for both […]

Vikings ‘debating’ using Cordarrelle Patterson in return game

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings first-round pick Cordarrelle Patterson is forty pounds heavier and three inches taller than former Vikings receiver Percy Harvin, yet they’ve been compared as similar players.

The comparison is a testament to Patterson’s agility and ability to accelerate after changing directions on a dime, but it’s not a forgone conclusion that […]

First-round pick Sharrif Floyd prepared to contribute on special teams

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd will pay his dues on special teams before fulfilling his perceived destiny as veteran Kevin Williams’ replacement.

As the University of Florida’s premier defensive tackle for the past two years, Floyd didn’t play a big role on the Gators’ special teams, but said he has been […]

Vikings’ Joe Webb continues to work on his craft at wide receiver

MANKATO, Minn. — After the Minnesota Vikings’ January playoff loss at Green Bay, there was speculation that backup quarterback Joe Webb would see competition as second fiddle to Christian Ponder.

Seven months later, Webb will once again make the switch from quarterback and work his way back up the ladder as one of 12 wide […]

Training camp Day 2 quick hits: Patterson ‘top option’ on kick returns

Notes and observations from Day 2 of Vikings training camp

• Minnesota Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer called rookie Cordarrelle Patterson his “top option” at kick returner this season.

“It makes me feel pretty good,” Patterson said after Saturday’s practice. “Shows [Priefer] has a lot of confidence in me. If he feels I can […]