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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.


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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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