A Look At Day Two Of Organized Team Activities For The Vikings

There are a few spots out there that have some tidbits from today's second day of Minnesota Vikings Organized Team Activities. Let's take a look at some of them.

-You know how you know it's been too long without football? When a video of footraces between Percy Harvin and Adrian Peterson is one of the cooler football-related things you've seen since January. Keep in mind that the guy that appears to be winning the majority of the races is the guy that had his knee reconstructed right after Christmas.

-Kevin Seifert from ESPN points out that the only veterans missing from this week's OTAs are linebacker Chad Greenway and defensive end Jared Allen. Allen generally doesn't attend OTAs anyway, and as long as he continues playing like. . .well, like Jared Allen. . .he can continue doing whatever the heck he wants, as far as I'm concerned. Greenway is apparently dealing with a family issue.

-Mike Wobschall of Vikings.com points out a sign of quarterback Christian Ponder making progress in his quarterbacking abilities.

One moment that illustrated Ponder's progression so far during OTAs came about midway through Wednesday's practice during 7-on-7 work. On the first play of the period, Ponder lofted a pass deep down the left sideline for WR Devin Aromashodu, but CB Chris Cook made an exceptional play on the ball and grabbed the INT. On the next play, Ponder dropped back and rifled a pass into the center of the field to hit WR Stephen Burton between two defenders. The pass was perfectly timed and was the proper read. As Ponder jogged back to the huddle, Vikings Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave barked "Way to bounce right back!"

Good sign from Ponder. . .and in the Vikings' wide receiver battle, maybe I'm underestimating Stephen Burton a little bit. Guy has size and a lot of physical talent, but didn't get to show much last year before landing on IR.

-Defensive tackle Kevin Williams has expressed that he would like to finish his career as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. Williams is in the last year of his contract, but the team has a two-year option that they can pick up on the big man at a cost of nearly $17 million. I love me some Kevin Williams, folks, and if his season this year looks like the end of his 2011 season (where he picked up five sacks in the last seven games after finally getting completely healthy), then the Vikings might pick that deal up. He's probably going to have to have that kind of season to justify the Vikings picking up an $8.5 million/year option on a 32-year old defensive tackle.

-Harvin is, indeed, planning on participating in OTAs over the next couple weeks if his shoulder will allow it, according to 1500 ESPN.

-1500 ESPN also reports that the Vikings have no plans on providing any competition for rookie kicker Blair Walsh. The job is his.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker