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Vikings Rookies Come to Town for Minicamp

A week after the start of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Vikings rookies are coming to town.




The Vikings will hold their rookie minicamp May 16th-18th, giving the coaching staff a chance to work with the 2014 rookie class before they’re thrown in with the veterans at training camp. Along with the team’s draft choices and undrafted free agent signees, several players will be attending the minicamp on a tryout basis, attempting to earn an invitation to training camp.

Like the mandatory minicamp held for veterans earlier this offseason, no live contact will be permitted in workouts.

The minicamp could end up being crucial to these rookies’ development this year, since the draft was pushed back two weeks later than last year. That means rookies will have their team’s playbooks for two fewer weeks before training camp, so any face time they can get in with the coaching staff to adjust to an NFL system is crucial.

Greg Jennings commented that learning Norv Turner’s playbook was making his head spin. Imagine how tough it must be for incoming rookies just hoping to make their dream of playing in the NFL a reality.

Below is a full list of the rookies that are reported participants in the Vikings rookie minicamp:


The Vikings 2013 Draft Class

Anthony Barr, LB

Teddy Bridgewater, QB

Scott Crichton, DE

Jerick McKinnon, RB

David Yankey, OG

Antone Exum, S

Kendall James, CB

Shamar Stephens, DT

Brandon Watts, LB

Jabari Price, CB


Vikings Undrafted Free Agents

Travis Partridge, QB

Dominique Williams, RB

Erik Lora, WR

Kain Colter, WR

Donte Foster, WR

AC Leonard, TE

Zac Kerin, C

Matt Hall, OT

Antonio Richardson, OT

Pierce Burton, OT

Conor Bofelli, OG

Tyler Scott, DE

Jake Snyder, DE

Rakim Cox, DE

Isame Faciane, DT


Reported Rookie Minicamp Invitees

John Oyloe, DL

Martezz Shabazz, DB

Jeremy Baltazar, DB

Michael Walker, RB

Chris Schaudt, DL

John Wolf, QB

Jeremy Reierson, TE

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