This is a big week for the crop of prospects hoping to be selected in the 2012 NFL Draft, with the 1st-round set to begin on Thursday evening and the draft scheduled to conclude by Saturday afternoon. But it’s also a big week for many current NFL players, including members of the Vikings.
The Vikings 9-week voluntary offseason program begins today and runs through the third week of June, which essentially means many Vikings players will be in and around Winter Park for the next 2 months preparing and training for training camp and ultimately the 2012 season.
Under provisions and rules set forth by the brand-new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Vikings offseason program will consist of three phases, with each phase governed by a different set of rules that will regulate the players’ interaction with coaches, contact during workouts and drills, and more. Click here to read more about the Vikings offseason program.
To mark the beginning of the offseason program, we’ve also identified and introduced you to new faces on the Vikings roster as well as highlighted several players who could be poised for breakout seasons.
As if the NFL draft wasn’t enough this week, the abyss of the NFL offseason is pushed even further into the rear view mirror thanks to the launch of the offseason program. Let the fun begin!
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