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Mandatory mini-camp for the Vikings

After this, it's a month off until preseason training camp

June 12, 2018 - 5:44 am

It is the last stage of all the events that take place between the Super Bowl and training camp.

From Tuesday through Thurday, Vikings players are back at their new headquarters in Eagan in full force for mandatory mini-camp.  This comes after a series of Organized Team Activities at the TCO Performance Center.

"Not only for my career, but for the state of Minnesota and this organization, I want to be a part of bringing a championship," said defensive end Brian Robinson about the only professional football team he's played for.

Most of the attention is going to new quarterback Kirk Cousins, who signed as a free agent to fill what seems like a regular void in the Vikings backfield. Case Keenum started most of last season and took the Vikings to within a game of the Super Bowl after Sam Bradford suffered a knee injury.

All that after former first-round draft pick Teddy Bridgewater tore up his knee during a pre-season practice in 2016.  Keenum is now with the Broncos, Bradford is with the Cardinals, and Bridgewater is with the Jets.

The Vikings are also watching the progress of running back Dalvin Cook.  He suffered a knee injury early last season after the Vikings made him their first round pick.

After about a month off, Vikings players are expected to report in late July for training camp. Rookies must report to the T-C-O Performance Center on July 24th and practice the next day. Veterans are due in on July 27th, with the first full team practice on July 28th.