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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.



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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Teddy's confidence, Peterson's carry total and more

Posted by: Matt Vensel Updated August 14th at 10:40am 271240671

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

WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

— The Vikings say rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater’s confidence has not been shaken.

— RB Adrian Peterson is confident his carry total will remain high.

— The appreciation for special teams slowly grew throughout NFL history.

— The Vikings have added former LB E.J. Henderson to their front office.

— Mike Zimmer made his son branch out before bringing him onto his staff.

TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY

AROUND THE NFC NORTH

— The Packers’ 2012 draft class has not been a smashing success.

— Bears QB Jay Cutler is making quicker reads this year.

— The Lions bonded over bowling.

TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE

Today is the final day of training camp at Mankato. The walkthrough is at 10:30 a.m. and practice is at 3:00 p.m. Players will be in pads. Head coach Mike Zimmer will talk after the walkthrough.

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

Adrian Peterson’s single-season career highs as a receiver are 43 catches and 436 yards, both during the 2009 season. Do you think Peterson will top those totals in Norv Turner’s offense?

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