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Rookie Minicamp Set To Get Underway

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 29, 2010 – 2:21 pm

A large contingent of draft picks, undrafted rookie free agents and tryout players continue to roll into Winter Park today as the Vikings are set to host their annual rookie minicamp, which begins today and runs through Sunday. The players will work with the Vikings coaching staff on the field and in meeting rooms for the next couple of days as the club continues to shape its roster.

Be sure to stay with us because we’ll have coverage of the minicamp this weekend as we all try to see what this year’s draft class and crop of rookie free agents can do. Tomorrow morning we’ll have a feature on former Gopher standout and MN native Nathan Triplett to kick things off and the coverage will continue all weekend.

We hope to see you here frequently, and don’t be afraid to share your thoughts in the comments section below each entry.


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16 Responses to “Rookie Minicamp Set To Get Underway”

  1. By Joe who on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Mike will there be rookie press conferences posted on this site any updates or videos would be fine, us viewers want to be updated see how the rookie mini camp went thanks

  2. By David on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    Hope Ray Small grows up a little because the kid has a tremendous amount of talent

  3. By Bob on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Mike, just giving my two cents worth here. I think if Ryan Perrilloux can keep his head on straight, could be a good future QB. Love the blogs.
    Bob.

  4. By MGR4FUN on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    let the fun begin … i love this part when the young men get a chance to make their dreams come true … what a gr8 opportunity … what a difficult task to attempt to make the purple squad … maybe never been any tougher competition … not alot of openings available … makes for some tremendous effort … will mr webb be the next “randy moss” … young ryan bein tudored by the silver-fox “wow” … can anyone say “IT’S TOBY-TIME” … cant wait … how many future all-pros will be workin out at winter park this weekend … just askin … is a gr8 life to be a purple bleedin die hard vikings fan

  5. By mikewobschall on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t anticipate any rookie press conferences, but I’m sure they’ll meet with reporters in a less formal setting. So you’ll hear from them.

    Lots of love for Perrilloux…I’m anxious to see what he’s got.

  6. By yukonjack on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    AHi Mike, Have you heard any steam on Tyler Roehl in the upcoming mini camp? I know his knee is healed up since he was released by the Seahawks. and he has put on another 12 lbs of muscle. He was a great running back for the bison when he put on almost 300 yards on the gophers in 2008. I think he could be a very good fulback for the vikings. He also had very good hands out of the backfield in college. Nafahu Tahi has just never seemed to excel. Keep up the great work Mike!!!

  7. By Lito on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    Apart from DeGeare, are there any mammoth offensive lineman greater than 315 pounds able to play center and right guard positions, who can create holes and protect Bret Favre on a consistent basis, not just on a situational basis? Teams know that to defeat Vikes, they need to get at Bret and shut down the running game by stacking players on the line. Vikes should be able to pound the ball. Give Bret more leeway on how to utilize the team’s multiple offensive weapons. Try also to get disgruntled DT Haynesworth from Redskins, and the Vikes will have 4 and possibly 5 Pro-Bowlers on the defensive line. This would make Vikes an awesome and dominating team. Go Vikings. It be nice to win a Super Bowl in the Vikes 50th anniversary and capped with a new state-of-the art stadium.

  8. By Mike E on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    I am rooting for Joe Webb to Earn the 4th receiver position on the roster… overly optimistic? Maybe… But this is what I figure, Darious Reynaud has converted to HB, he has to beat out Jaymar Johnson and Greg Lewis– though Greg Lewis got that Miracles reception vs. San Fran, I really think their is so much upside With Joe Webb we have to get him out on the field over these guys *(no offense to Greg and Jaymar)* to accelerate what is probably already a multi year learning Curve… But that’s my opinion.

  9. By CA Norwegian on Apr 30, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Mike W!

    Will Percy be rolled back on special teams? Will Web be offered as a special teamer? I think it is always nice to have a secret weapon, like a reverse play to a guy who has played QB, who then has the run/pass option play. A lateral pass on a kickoff, seems like a good idea when you have a strong armed x-QB. It would certainly slow down and spread out the kick coverage.

  10. By DMAN on Apr 30, 2010 | Reply

    Excited to see how Toby Gerhart fits in this offense. They can utilize him in so many ways. He’s gonna be a great addition to A.P. HE’S gonna give the Vikings offense a little THUMP!!

  11. By Viking Vice on Apr 30, 2010 | Reply

    Great to hear that they are giving Perrilloux a shot, if he stayed in shape, he’ll make the team!

  12. By joe on Apr 30, 2010 | Reply

    Keep an eye on Zack Watkins. The kid can play. He is from Washburn University. Reminds me of Zack Thomas.

  13. By Pat the Viking on Apr 30, 2010 | Reply

    I hope this means that there will be VIDEO highlights and segments of these rookies at mini camp this weekend.

    I am out of state and don’t get alot of info on mini camp or pre-season games – I hope that we can watch the pre-season games on here that would be GREAT !!!

  14. By JR on Apr 30, 2010 | Reply

    Nice to see Vikings are finally doing something with former U. Minnesota football star Logan Payne! A quiet giant among receivers. Wait ’til you see him.

  15. By Ryan on Apr 30, 2010 | Reply

    Hey mike make sure you tell childress to work these guys.

  16. By MJordan on May 1, 2010 | Reply

    #84 was Logan Payne WR from Minnesota. That kid has great hands and is faster than I remember. Vikes should take him.

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