Matt Vensel is in his first year at the Star Tribune after covering the Ravens for the Baltimore Sun for six years. He is a Pittsburgh native and a Penn State grad. Follow him at @mattvensel.
Mark Craig has covered the NFL for 23 years, and the Vikings since 2003 for the Star Tribune. He is one of 44 Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors. Follow him at @markcraignfl.
Master Tesfatsion is the Star Tribune’s digital Vikings writer. He is a 2013 graduate of Arizona State and worked for mlb.com before arriving in Minneapolis. Follow him at @masterstrib.
We’re tracking all things Purple, starting with what’s already happened and projecting what needs to happen as the Vikings work their way through free agency and the rest of the offseason.
Every day On most days, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening that day.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— 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.
TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY
— Dom DeCicco (@ddecicco58) August 14, 2014
AROUND THE NFC NORTH
— 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.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
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.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
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.
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|(7) Florida State||74||FINAL|
|(3) South Carolina||80|
|(2) Notre Dame||77|