The Vikings have wrapped up their on-field workout on Monday afternoon at Winter Park as they kickoff their 2nd week of OTAs. Monday’s session was OTA #5 and after experiencing ideal weather conditions last week the team experienced hot temperatures, heavy sunshine and a strong breeze to begin this week.
The weather conditions plus the presence of so many veterans made Monday’s workout feel more like a training camp practice down in Mankato on a hot August afternoon than a spring-time OTA.
Several veterans who didn’t participate last week were on the field Monday, including Pro Bowlers Jared Allen, Bryant McKinnie and Kevin Williams.
I caught up with Williams after Monday’s practice and asked him what a typical veteran’s mindset is during OTAs.
“Just want to get the wheels going again,” Williams said. “A lot of the work that we do during OTAs is work we’ve done before and we just want to get the wheels in motion and get the muscle memory active.”
With the OTAs being voluntary and many of the Vikings starters being established veterans, I asked Williams what drives some of the veterans to be here anyway.
“I think being successful last year has a lot to do with it,” he said. “I think people have the itch to get going again. I guess I won’t speak for anyone else, but I will speak for myself and say I’m anxious to get going again and work towards our team goals.”
I’ll be back soon with more observations from OTA #5 so be sure to stay tuned to vikings.com…
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