Starting on Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings will have their last full team activities prior to the start of Training Camp on 28 July.
The team's mandatory mini-camp will run from 14-16 June at Winter Park. Mini-camps are covered by Article 22 of the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement (as opposed to OTAs, which are covered under Article 21).
Per the rules outlined by the CBA, the mandatory mini-camp has to be held during the week and can only be three days in length, plus one day for physicals. The team can conduct two-a-day practices during the mini-camp, but the time spent on the practice field can't exceed 3 1/2 hours/day. There still can't be any "contact" work, such as live blocking or tackling, nor can any of the practice be conducted in pads.
Most importantly, at least from our perspective, the media is granted full access to all of the mini-camp practices. So, unlike the Organized Team Activities, which are largely conducted away from any sort of media coverage, we should be able to get a feel for everything that's happening at Winter Park this coming week. If any interesting stories should happen to come out of the practice sessions, we will do our best to have something about it here for you.
After this coming Thursday, there won't be any on-field activity to report on with the team until everyone congregates in Mankato for Training Camp at the end of July.
So, stay tuned right here to see if anything breaks during the team's last public workout sessions for about six weeks.