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Training camp Day 14 quick hits: Turnovers are a continued emphasis

•Minnesota Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford snuck up behind running back Adrian Peterson and attempted to poke the ball out of his hands during Tuesday’s team drills.

Peterson was already 20 yards downfield and the play was over, but Sanford’s effort is a microcosm of the Vikings’ defensive plan for 2013 — force turnovers and […]

DAY 13 TRAINING CAMP NOTES

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Mankato, MN – Day thirteen from beautiful Mankato, Minnesota and the practice fields have emptied. No-huddle offense was the focus this afternoon and the results were pretty good, if you’re an fan of the offensive side of the ball. The following are a few observations from the day’s festivities.

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Training camp Day 13 quick hits: Floyd, Rhodes, Bishop will play Fri.

• Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said after Monday’s practice that the usual suspects who have been injured this past week should be ready to suit up and play in Friday’s second preseason game at the Buffalo Bills.

Including rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who had an MRI done on his left knee just a […]

Training camp Day 11 quick hits: Bishop, Rhodes will not play Friday

•Two key additions to the Minnesota Vikings defense will not play in the team’s preseason opener on Friday against the Houston Texans.

Linebacker Desmond Bishop (groin) and rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes (hamstring) will not play, according to coach Leslie Frazier.

“It’s unlikely,” Frazier said. “I’m not expecting that [Bishop] is going to play.”

“Xavier [Rhodes], […]

Training camp Day 10 quick hits: Defensive injuries building up

Notes and observations from Day 10 of Vikings training camp

• The Mankato air is heating up, as the Minnesota Vikings are three days removed from their first preseason game.

Among other scuffles in the past week, receiver Jerome Simpson and linebacker Chad Greenway got into a shoving match after Simpson caught a pass from […]

Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson healthy, appreciative of second chance

MANKATO, Minn. — First came the 15-day jail sentence from a guilty plea on felony drug charges, then a three-game suspension from the NFL and when he finally got onto a football field, Jerome Simpson woke up after his Sept. 30 debut against Detroit to numbness in his left foot caused by a back injury.

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Training camp Day 9 quick hits: Erin Henderson makes nice recovery

Notes and observations from Day 9 of Vikings training camp

• Middle linebacker Erin Henderson’s aggressive play in the pass game provided a highlight in Monday’s practice.

Quarterback Christian Ponder seemed to have Henderson beat when he targeted tight end Kyle Rudolph around 20 yards downfield. Rudolph nabbed the ball over Henderson’s stretched out arm, […]

Training camp Day 7 quick hits: Vikings break out two-minute drill

Notes and observations from Day 7 of Vikings training camp

• The Minnesota Vikings began practicing their two-minute drill on Friday, running one series each with the first three quarterbacks.

Backup quarterback Matt Cassel found the most success in the drill, securing a couple of first downs against the second-team defense before stalling off a […]

Jarius Wright sees himself as far more than just a slot receiver

MANKATO, Minn. — When Minnesota Vikings fans think of receiver Jarius Wright, their minds often flash to the two deep catches he made against division rivals last season.

But Wright, who worked as the slot receiver in camp, said he’s much more than the guy who caught a 54-yard bomb against Detroit or a 65-yard […]

Training camp Day 5 quick hits: A good and bad day for Joe Webb

Notes and observations from Day 5 of Vikings training camp

• Minnesota Vikings quarterback-turned-wide receiver Joe Webb dropped a couple of passes, but made an impressive one-handed grab from rookie quarterback James Vandenberg as he ran toward the sideline.

Quarterback Christian Ponder on Webb: “Joe has made a heck of a transition, it’s tough going […]