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 vikings.com.
Tags: Bernard Berrian, Sage Rosenfels, Sidney Rice
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