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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Camp Zimmer comes to a close, Teddy 'overthinking' and more

Posted by: Matt Vensel Updated August 15th at 11:16am 271382421

Every day On most days, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening that day.


— Mike Zimmer’s first training camp with the Vikings has come to a close.

— QB Matt Cassel could play most of the first half against the Cardinals.

— Rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater says he needs to stop overthinking things.

— Zimmer second-guessed himself on a pair of decisions from the preseason opener.

— Rookie DT Shamar Stephen has been getting opportunities with the first team.



— The Bears won last night, but the Jaguars outplayed their starters.

— The Packers think rookie TE Richard Rogers can make an impact.

— Chemistry will be key for the Lions’ safeties.


Training camp is over, but the Vikings still have to go to work today. They will report to Winter Park and take part in a mock game in anticipation for tomorrow night’s preseason game at TCF.


RB Adrian Peterson has made a couple of cameos, but he hasn’t touched the ball in a preseason game since 2011, when he carried the ball 21 times for 100 yards over three games. That season, of course, was the one in which he shredded his knee. We won’t see Peterson play tomorrow night against the Cardinals and it seems unlikely this streak comes to an end this preseason.


Cleveland - LP: T. House 1 FINAL
Detroit - WP: A. Simon 4
Chicago Cubs 0 Postponed
Cincinnati 0
Kansas City 0 Postponed
Chicago WSox 0
Houston - WP: S. Feldman 9 FINAL
Oakland - LP: K. Graveman 3
NY Mets - WP: M. Harvey 8 FINAL
NY Yankees - LP: C. Sabathia 2
Washington - LP: S. Strasburg 0 FINAL
Miami - WP: T. Koehler 8
Toronto - LP: B. Cecil 2 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: E. Frieri 4
Atlanta 5 Bottom 8th Inning
Philadelphia 2
Boston 2 Bottom 8th Inning
Baltimore 3
St. Louis 2 Top 7th Inning
Milwaukee 0
Pittsburgh 0 Top 4th Inning
Arizona 1
San Francisco 1 Top 4th Inning
Colorado 2
Los Angeles 3 Top 2nd Inning
San Diego 3
Texas 0 Top 1st Inning
LA Angels 0
Minnesota 0 Top 1st Inning
Seattle 0
Atlanta 83 FINAL
Brooklyn 91
Chicago 90 FINAL
Milwaukee 92
Golden State 67 3rd Qtr
New Orleans 54
Memphis 9:30 PM
Washington 1 FINAL
NY Islanders 3
Detroit 4 FINAL
Tampa Bay 0
Nashville 3 2nd Prd
Chicago 3
Vancouver 0 1st Prd 19:00
Calgary 0
Philadelphia 1 2nd Half 15:00
Columbus 4
Real Salt Lake 0 2nd Half 15:00
New England 3
Sporting Kansas City 1 1st Half 20:00
Houston 1
D.C. 9:30 PM
Vancouver FC


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