Today was the first training camp day back after the first pre-season game against the Denver Broncos. While the 42-28 win was exciting, it was back to work as usual for the Vikings. Here are a few notes from today’s practice.
Stefon Diggs and Everson Griffen did not participate in practice today. Diggs helped with the wide receiver drills but did eventually leave. Griffen was not out on the field at all today but hopefully he will be back and dressed for tomorrow. While Linval Joseph and Anthony Barr were not active for Saturday’s game, they did practice in full today.
Mike Remmers did return today but was only doing individual drills. The Vikings are playing things cautious with him, as he is returning from an ankle injury. Stacy Coley was injured and did not return to practice after making an impressive jump for the ball on a catch. Unfortunately, he stayed on the ground and needed a cart to help him out. As of now, there is no word on his condition.
But the biggest injury news, that luckily turned out to be a false alarm, was Rashod Hill. When he rolled his ankle, initially it didn’t look good. A cart was brought out and he was taken in to be looked at. But, less than five minutes later, he walked back out to the field on his own. He did finish the drills and told reporters after that his ankle was “feeling fine.”
Kaleb Johnson took the field today wearing number 66 and took reps with the second and third teams. Johnson is replacing Nick Easton, who is now on injured reserve.
Kirk Cousins continues to look good coming off the first preseason game. He had a great pass to Latavius Murray and Murray was able to find a sizable hole and go for a big gain. Cousins had a few deep throws that looked sharp as well. One was to Adam Thielen while Cousins was under some pretty good pressure, and Thielen was able to catch it and stay in bounds. He also threw one to Dalvin Cook, who was able to catch the ball but was eventually stopped. Speaking of Cook, he looked great today and was able to burst through the defense line on a few plays.