The Vikings just concluded their morning practice, working under sunny skies and warm temperatures. The weather has cooperated for the Vikings to this point (knock on wood) and it’s also been ideal for fans, who’ve come out in force to support the Vikings so far during training camp.
“That’s a great atmosphere for our guys to come out and practice in every day,” Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress said. “The weather has been great, the stands have been full, you can kind of feel the buzz. I think that’s great. It’s great to have them out there and I know our guys feel their presence.”
While meeting with the media following this morning’s practice, Childress said he was “pleasently surprised” with QB Tarvaris Jackson, saying he might be able to work on the side during this afternoon’s special teams practice. Childress said the QB has progressed “pretty rapidly” and seems to not be “drastically affected” when he’s throwing a football on the side.
While Jackson continues to try and get back from his injury, LB E.J. Henderson looks to be as good as ever following a season where he missed 12 games due to a foot ailment.
“He makes two plays in our outside run period (yesterday) that we can’t get there,” Childress explained. “We’ve got a hat (blocker) for him, we just can’t get there. So, yeah, he’s not missing a beat.”
The Vikings will have a 1 hour special teams practice this afternoon from about 2-3 and then head back in for more meetings later in the afternoon and into the early evening.
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