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…

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…

Treadwell Looks To Grow With Vikings Offense

Former First Round Pick Credits Pressure, Injuries For Rookie Season Woes

MANKATO, MN — The Minnesota Vikings had the third best statistical defense in the NFL last year. Yet, they finished 8-8. Fingers can point to the offense, which finished 28th overall. The run game was dead last but the passing offense wasn’t spectacular either, finishing 18th in the league. One player looking to improve those numbers is last year’s first…

Bridgewater Credits Mother’s Cancer Battle For Motivation

Starts Training Camp On PUP List After Last Years Knee Injury

MANKATO, MN — The Minnesota Vikings 8-8 finish to the 2016 season was a disappointment, considering their trip to the playoffs the year prior. Now, the Vikes hope to use training camp to get back to the playoffs. This will be the first training camp with quarterback Sam Bradford on the roster. Training camp turned ugly for the Vikings last…

New faces for Vikings in final training camp in Mankato

New faces for Vikings in final training camp in Mankato

MANKATO, MN…Maybe it’s fitting that the final final training camp in Mankato is absent some familiar faces. Adrian Peterson in New Orleans, Mount Vernon’s Chad Greenway retired, and the Vikings hope it’s the new faces in camp that will change last year’s 8-8 result.> “Proof has got to be in the pudding you know? I thought we were going to…

Zach Borg live in Mankato talks with Parkston’s Riley Reiff

Zach Borg live in Mankato talks with Parkston's Riley Reiff

The Minnesota Vikings opened fall camp Thursday in Mankato for the last time after 52 years. But it was a brand new experience for Parkston native Riley Reiff who was originally a first round pick of the Detroit Lions. But he signed with Minnesota and is working with his new teammates to develop chemistry. His new head coach Mike Zimmer…

C.J. Ham Hoping Minnesota Vikings Call His Number At Fullback

Augie Alum Begins 2nd Season With Minnesota

MANKATO, MN  —  Wearing the number 28, C.J. Ham had an outstanding career for the Augustana Vikings that earned him a shot with the Minnesota Vikings. The number 28 is available again this year but C.J. is more focused on something else that’s open. The starting fullback job. “I’ve been here for a year, I’m confident in my ability, and…

Ham & Cook With Plenty To Prove As Camp Opens

Rookies & First Year Players Begin Camp

  MANKATO, MN —  Football season is underway because, for the 52nd straight year, the Minnesota Vikings have begun training camp in Mankato. Of course this is the final time they will be doing it on the campus of Minnesota State, and this has been a place that has been pretty good to Augustana’s C.J. Ham.  He had some good…

Vikings Begin 2017 Training Camp

Zach Borg Reports From The Start Of The 52nd Camp In Mankato

MANKATO, MN  —  For the 52nd straight year and final time in Mankato, football season is underway! The Minnesota Vikings have begun their training camp though it’s a bit different than the last 51 versions because this year only rookies and players who have yet to accrue a full season of NFL experience had to report for the opening day…

Vikings Report To Mankato For Training Camp

Rookies Check In For First Practice Tomorrow

MANKATO, MN  —  Football is back. Almost. The Minnesota Vikings are in Mankato set to begin training camp tomorrow.  The Vikings began checking in today for the 52nd and final training camp in Mankato on Sunday afternoon.  It’s a bit of a different setup this year as select players, rookies and others who have yet to accrue a full year…