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Minnesota Vikings Training Camp: 08/07/2017

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A review of camp today

Thad Chesley

With camp winding down and the preseason quickly approaching we have much to be excited about. But before all the excitement of football season starts, here is a recap of what happened at camp today.

The biggest story today was the return of Latavius Murray. Murray was taken off the PUP list today for the first time since he had surgery on his ankle and was able to work in drills, but not in practice. Left tackle Riley Reiff was back today as well, but did not in single team reps. Those reps did not seem to bother him much.

While many players are coming back from injury, there were some noticeable absences as well. Everson Griffen was not practicing today and eventually walked off the field with trainer Eric Sugarman. Everson did return to the field, but did not participate. Laquon Treadwell was not dressed as well.

The quarterbacks today were doing their best to outperform each other. Sam Bradford and Case Keenum were throwing good deep balls at practice today. There were even times that Keenum out threw Bradford.

While Bradford and Keenum were solid today, Taylor Heinicke struggled overall. He overthrew to Michael Floyd who was ahead of Marcus Sherels, but the biggest play was when he forced a throw to Stacey Coley, but it was intercepted perfectly by Edmond Robinson.

But back to the better plays today. Bradford has found his new favorite guys on the team and to no one’s surprise it’s Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. The top play of the day was when Bradford threw to Diggs in who was in the back-right corner. Trae Waynes was guarding Diggs and almost intercepted it, but he could not extend his hands far enough to catch the ball. Bradford and Thielen had a pretty electric play as well. Mack Alexander was in step with Thielen all the way but Thielen was able to take hold of the ball. If Bradford continues to throw with this accuracy, we’re in a for a good season.

Delvin Cook continues to impress. He got out of some tough spots and broke out of major tackles multiple times today and maintained the ball. Cook is proving to be a versatile playmaker and if he can stay healthy he could have a great season.