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Minnesota Vikings Training Camp: Morning practice roundup, day one

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It’s mostly injury updates, but we have a couple postional updates, too

Minnesota Vikings rookies and quarterbacks report to training camp Photo by Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Lots of news from the first practice of training camp, but most of it related to injuries and suspended guys. Let’s see if we can’t make sense of it all.

We told you earlier about the guys placed on the PUP and NFI lists as camp opened. Per head coach Mike Zimmer, Hughes had a ‘multi-ligament’ injury. If that was mentioned before today, I don’t remember seeing it. I would expect Hughes to be out for awhile, although Zim did say he’s ahead of schedule, so take that for what it’s worth:

Tashawn Bower suffered a torn Achilles, and I would expect him to be placed in IR and waived with an injury settlement. Although Mike Zimmer thinks he could still play this year, though, so, you know, let’s go with the head coach on this one:

If he does, obviously he’ll be placed on IR-eligible to return, which would mean he’s out the first eight weeks of the season.

Good news on the Shamar Stephen front, though. Just ‘a few days’, lol:

Cue John Sullivan back spasms flashbacks!

Mike Zimmer is NOT happy with Holton Hill’s antics:

For positional battles, it looks like Chad Beebe was WR3 to kick things off, but there was a surprise mixed in at WR, too:

And finally, the starting five offensive line was as expected: