Training camp for the Minnesota Vikings is finally upon us! Not only does this mean more football, but it means there’s gonna be a barrage of daily news, updates, and interesting tidbits that shouldn’t go unnoticed. Hence why I created this Megathread to keep you track of all the latest developments throughout the entirety of camp. Featured in this stream are articles written by the Daily Norseman staff and relevant tweets from media members and analysts.
KAM Addresses Cousins, Jefferson, Hockenson Contract Situations
“Ongoing dialogue. I believe we’ll speak with his representatives again soon. We just got back to training camp, Right? There is no rush, per se. ” said Adofo-Mensah. “ When we got here there was certain types of players you want around. Players who love football, are great at football, make their teammates better and just have that winning spirit. I’ll never forget when I first met him, he just talked about winning. And that’s what you want around. So, when you identify players like that you try and find solutions to keep them around. We will do that as best we can as we go forward.”
“We’ve had great conversations with Kirk and his representatives, Mike and AJ. Ultimately, when you sit across the table from somebody, you try and understand their perspective and make sure they understand yours.” Adofo-Mensah said. That’s how our conversations were. It was never a type of thing where it was combative or ‘yes or no.’ It was right now we can’t come to a solution that fits both of our perspectives. We always knew that we were going to keep coming back to the table and conversing about where we see these things and ultimately try and find a decision that works for both parties. We have a vision of being one of the last teams standing.”
“The quarterback position is extremely important, but it is no different in terms of being able to prepare for any plans. There is a certain level that you need to have to win a championship, and it’s all about working within those confines to put a team around them,” continued Adofo-Mensah.
“Great dialogue with his agent. We spoke recently as well. I actually called T.J. in when he got here. Again, another person that fits what we want as a Vikings long term and we’re going to try and find a solution to that as well,” said Adobe-Mensah.
Andre Carter II nursing soft tissue injury
Kevin O’Connell said Andre Carter sustained a soft-tissue injury training this summer. He’s hopeful the #Vikings won’t have Carter on the PUP list for too long.— Ben Goessling (@BenGoessling) July 25, 2023
Kevin and Kwesi on Jordan Addison’s reckless driving charge
"I was disappointed, but it was a mistake and obviously he's owning that mistake and knows that that's something that can't happen again." - Head Coach Kevin O'Connell on Jordan Addison pic.twitter.com/0jrcA0ESrJ— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) July 25, 2023
"We believe in Jordan and his future." - GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah pic.twitter.com/W7AXZk56uS— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) July 25, 2023
Kevin O’Connell said Danielle Hunter has reported to camp. He doesn’t expect Hunter to participate fully in practice right away, since the #Vikings haven’t seen him since the end of the season.— Ben Goessling (@BenGoessling) July 25, 2023
Brian O’Neill on a day-to-day plan, expected to be ready for Week 1
Kevin O’Connell says Brian O'Neill will not be on PUP to start training camp but he'll remain on a pre-determined plan designed to get him ready for Week 1— Will Ragatz (@WillRagatz) July 25, 2023