Vikings Conclude Day 2 of Practices

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 1, 2009 – 10:40 pm

The Vikings concluded Day 2 of practices on Saturday by practicing under the lights in Blakeslee Stadium with a healthy crowd in attendance to watch. The environment was a family-friendly one because the Vikings put on junior cheerleading and junior football clinics prior to the team’s 7:00 practice.

Following the practice, Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress said that QB Tarvaris Jackson, who left Saturday morning’s practice with a leg injury, will be “just fine.” He also had no update on the Percy Harvin situation. Harvin has yet to sign his rookie contract and cannot report to Mankato until he does so.

In Jackson’s absence, Sage Rosenfels took the majority of the 1st team snaps but 2nd-year player John David Booty also saw work with the 1st and 2nd teams.

Rosenfels connected on deep passes with speedy WR Bernard Berrian on a couple of occasions, prompting the crowd to erupt in excitement. On one play, Berrian slipped past CB Karl Paymah at the line of scrimmage, immediately waived his hand in the air to signal he was going to be open, and Rosenfels stepped into the pass and hit Berrian deep down the right sideline. Later in the practice, Rosenfels hit Berrian with another deep pass, this time down the right sideline.

WR Sidney Rice also made an impressive catch during practice, hauling in a pass from Sage Rosenfels in the middle of the field on a ball that he didn’t see until it was almost to his body.

The team won’t practice tomorrow morning and will be back on the field in the afternoon for a 3:00-4:55 practice. Following that practice, Childress will be made available to the media and we’ll have complete coverage right here on

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6 Responses to “Vikings Conclude Day 2 of Practices”

  1. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 1, 2009 | Reply

    Tell Harvin’s agent to speed things up! I’m gonna be coming down there tomorrow morning and only plan to stay through Monday. I want to see this guy in action! I’m too impatient to wait for the regular season….maybe I can freeze myself for a couple weeks….(any South Park fans out there?)

  2. By Aaron on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    I feel the same. I am pumped to see Percy Harvin and Adrian Peterson on the same feild. The possibilites are endless with these guys.We could have
    Don Makowski at qb and I wouldnt care. After they drafted Percy Harvin on
    draft day I just though of all the highlights that might be, and with Jared Allen and Chad greenway racking up all the offensive players in the leauge this year cant get underway soon enough!!!

  3. By greg on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    jared allen and chad greenway? dont forget about our super stud linebacker ej henderson,, greenways good, but ejs superman out there maybe booty will overthrow both the quarterbacks,, ha ha thatd be great

  4. By Aaron on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    I know Ej Henderson is an animal. But there is not enough room to list all of the vikes defensive stars. the whole defensive roster is so good and horendous in size. From te D line to the linebackers. with Jared Allen doing his training in
    arizona this summer, with all that MMA business he will be in awesome shape,
    and probably the best defensive player in the whole leauge. Id have a hard time finding any reason to think different.

  5. By Vikings1 on Aug 3, 2009 | Reply

    Jared Allen is Da man on defense, anybody that plays with a separated shoulder and a knee problem for most of the season with such intensity that he showed has my total respect, he really typifies the attitude of a true Viking.

  6. By ted white on Aug 4, 2009 | Reply

    take micheal vick, we need a QB, so what if he’s a bad boy give him a chance to redeem himself even if he has to sit out for some game’s, but we’ll have a better Qb then what we have now.!!

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