You may have been wondering which of the Vikings’ many candidates to start at right guard would get first crack at the job. It appears we have our answer. When the huddles broke for the first offensive/defensive install of the first practice of training camp, Brandon Fusco lined up to the right of John Sullivan. So, for today at least, Fusco is #1 on the depth chart ahead of Geoff Schwartz.
Of course this could just be a philosophical thing for Leslie Frazier. Fusco is the hold-over from last year and Schwartz is the new guy brought in as a free agent. New guy has to wait his turn. The same approach would seem to hold for the defense as well, where Jamarca Sanford and Mistral Raymond got the first 1st-team reps at safety. Harrison Smith and Robert Blanton? Earn it, rooks.