Vikings Training Camp

Relationships With Reiff & Cousins Help Compton Get Comfortable With Vikings

USD Alum In Seventh NFL Season

EAGAN, MN  —  Former Coyote Tom Compton is in Vikings Training Camp to begin his seventh NFL season.  Though he’s a newcomer on his hometown team, Tom has plenty of common ground with his new teammates. He got to know new quarterback Kirk Cousins well when the two roomed together as rookies in 2012 and played together in Washington through 2015. …

O’Gorman Alum Cedrick Lang Takes Improbable Path To Minnesota Vikings

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EAGAN, MN  —  Cedrick Lang knows how long the odds are of making an NFL roster. “I’m definitely finding that out.  It’s part of the process.  Some guys get cut four or five times before they stick with a team and you bounce around and it’s not easy on your family, but it’s a process.”  Lang says. When you realize just…

USD Alum Tom Compton Joins Parkston Native Riley Reiff On Vikings Offensive Line

Native Minnesota Has Strong Relationship With Kirk Cousins Dating Back To Rookie Year In Washington

EAGAN, MN  — If you’re a fan of, or have watched, college and prep football in the state of South Dakota, the Minnesota Vikings have some familiar faces in training camp this year.  Among the five local alums in camp is a fan favorite down in Vermillion, USD alum Tom Compton. Six seasons after the former Coyote was taken in the…

Confident C.J. Ham Enters Second Season As Vikings Starting Fullback

Augustana Alum In Third Year With Organization

EAGAN, MN  —  Augustana alum C.J. Ham makes it a point never to be satisfied. None the less, he enters his third training camp with the Vikings having found a niche. Just two years after signing as an undrafted free agent, Ham seems firmly entrenched as the Vikings fullback.  He played in all 18 regular and postseason games last season. …

Vikings Looking To Live Up To The Hype In 2018

Minnesota Fell One Game Short Of Super Bowl Last Year

EAGAN, MN  —  Though every NFL team enters the season with the obvious goal of making it to, and winning, the Super Bowl, there are only a few that realistically have a chance to do so. Which is why the hype and high expectations surrounding the 2018 edition of the Minnesota Vikings seems justified after they fell just one win…

Vikings Hold First Full Squad Practices Of Training Camp

Minnesota Enters 2018 With High Expectations

EAGAN, MN. —  For the first time in 2018 the full Minnesota Vikings football team took the field as the Vikings held their first full squad practice of training camp.  Click on the video viewer to watch our 6 PM report! Categories: National Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story, Vikings Training Camp Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Training Camp

Fans & Players React To Vikings New Training Camp

After 50 Years Camp Leaves Mankato

EAGAN, MN  —  After a half a century in Mankato, the Minnesota Vikings began a new era with training camp this year, holding it in their new Twin Cities Orthopedic Performance Center. Reviews among fans may be mixed, but the players and coaches love the new digs.  Click on the video viewer for our report. Categories: National Sports, Sports, Sports…

Vikings Attend Memorial Of Late Offensive Line Coach Tony Sparano

Training Camp Practices Friday Cancelled

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  The Minnesota Vikings cancelled today’s training camp practice to attend the memorial for offensive line coach Tony Sparano.  It’s cast a pall over training camp thus far as players and coaches try to move forward with the season just days after Sparano’s unexpected passing. The Vikings resume training camp practices tomorrow with their first full squad workouts.  KDLT…

Sioux Falls Native Cedrick Lang Hoping To Catch On With Vikings

O'Gorman Alum Only Recently Began Playing Football Again

EAGAN, MN  —  Cedrick Lang’s football career appeared to end after an injury in his freshman season at O’Gorman led to him focusing on basketball. However, after getting back on the gridiron in college, the Sioux Falls native is a late bloomer that’s hoping to make the roster of the team he grew up watching, the Minnesota Vikings. Cedrick signed…

Wieneke Living the Dream in Vikings Camp

Wieneke Living the Dream in Vikings Camp

EAGAN, MN…From Austin Sumner to Taryn Christion, Jake Wieneke caught passes from some of the best quarterbacks in South Dakota State history. Now he’s catching them from one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL, Kirk Cousins. Jake Wieneke, Vikes Rookie WR (SDSU):”Kirk Cousins is amazing. I mean Taryn was awesome in college, he was a great man and…

Big day for Wieneke and Lang at Vikes camp

Big day for Wieneke and Lang at Vikes camp

EAGAN, MN… Wednesday was a big day for former SDSU wide receiver Jake Wieneke and O’Gorman’s Cedrick Lang. Both were in uniform for the Minnesota Vikings as they attempt to make the team this fall. KDLT’s Zach Borg was live during the 6:00 sportscast after talking with both local athletes about their first day on the field at the Vikings…

Training Camp Begins For Wieneke & Vikings Rookies

First Camp At New Home In Eagan

EAGAN, MN  —  Football is back! The Minnesota Vikings officially kicked off their first ever training camp at their new facility, Twin Cities Orthopedic Performance Center in Eagan, on Wednesday afternoon. Though some veterans like Kirk Cousins were on hand, it was mostly a day for rookies and younger members of the Vikings like SDSU alum Jake Wieneke & O’Gorman…

SOUND: Vikings C.J. Ham Has Plenty of Confidence for 3rd Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Minnesota Vikings FB C-J Ham was in Sioux Falls for Legends for Kids. The Augustana alum is gearing up for his 3rd season with Minnesota. Ham played 16 games and started 1 last year after not playing any of the 20-16 season. He also notched his first N-F-L touchdown in week 2 against Pittsburg last year. With…

Ham Scores Touchdown In Vikings Preseason Win Over Buffalo

Augustana Alum Fighting For Starting Fullback Job

BUFFALO, NY  —  The NFL Preseason continues to be very good to Augustana alum CJ Ham. Ham, who is currently competing for the starting fullback position, ran for a two yard touchdown in the Minnesota Vikings 17-10 win at Buffalo in both team’s preseason opener on Thursday evening. Though he’ll primarily be counted on to block, Ham did carry three…

Last Fall Camp in Mankato For Vikings

Last Fall Camp in Mankato For Vikings

Cruz Kolbeck, Sioux Falls:”Rock ’em, sock ’em, fight fight fight…” Whether you are a Vikings fan….. Kyle Biggerstaff, Mitchell:”I kind of grew up every summer knowing that maybe you’d get the chance to go to Mankato for training camp and see our favorite team…” …Or player you know what Mankato means. Jarrius Wright, Minnesota Vikings:”I tell everybody that when it’s…

Vikings, Linval Joseph Agree To Extension

Deal Reportedly 4 years, $50 Million With $31 Million Guaranteed

MINNEAPOLIS, M.N. — The Minnesota Vikings took another step in solidifying a defense that ranked third in the NFL last year. The Vikings have agreed to an extension with nose tackle Linval Joseph. The deal is reportedly for four year, $50 million, with $31 million guaranteed. Joseph was a pro-bowler for the Vikings last season. He started all sixteen games…

Ian Theisen takes a look at the Vikings RB situation

Ian Theisen takes a look at the Vikings RB situation

With this being the Minnesota Vikings last training camp ever held in Mankato after 52 long years, it almost seems fitting that one of the franchises biggest stars is no longer with the team. All-time leading rusher Adrian Peterson parted ways with the team after the Vikings decided not to pick up his 2017 option on his contract. So what’s…

Parkston’s Reiff Closer to home with Minnesota Vikings

Parkston's Reiff Closer to home with Minnesota Vikings

Riley Reiff cultivated a winning mentality at Parkston High School and the University of Iowa. “I had good people mentor me throughout both and I’m awfully proud of both of those programs and I’m happy to be here.” Reiff says. It’s an attitude that he’s taken through five NFL seasons, and something Riley knew he’d find with the Vikings. “Yeah…