Offense on Day 11:
Zimmer says no thanks to Incognito
As the night came to an end on Monday, reports began to circulate about the Vikings possibly having some interest in free-agent offensive lineman Richie Incognito.
On Tuesday, Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer was asked if their was any truth to this supposed interest and his answer could not have been more clear.
Zimmer’s reply certainly put to bed any thought of Incognito to coming to the Vikings this year. But after seeing what the Minnesota head coach said on Tuesday, Incognito was not exactly what one would call “ecstatic”.
Diggs tests out his arm
Even before he was given a lucrative extension last week, Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs has been consistently impressive at training camp this year. Diggs is definitely out to prove to Minnesota that he is worth every penny they decided to spend on him.
During Tuesday’s practice, the Vikings receiver had to deal with being covered by talented cornerback Xavier Rhodes. But on one play, Diggs was able to get by Rhodes and haul in a deep pass from Kirk Cousins for a touchdown.
Following his score, the Minnesota receiver decided to give a souvenir to the fans in attendance.
Young offensive linemen stepping up
With several of the Vikings’ top offensive linemen out of action due to injury, some of the team’s younger blockers have been given more reps than usual. It sounds like at least a few of them are taking advantage of their extra time on the field.
Easton, Elflein, and Remmers missing time due to injury could potentially be a blessing in disguise for Minnesota. Their absence has allowed the Vikings blockers who are lower on the depth chart get more reps against the team’s top defense and improve their techniques.
This experience in training camp could prove to be helpful for the Vikings’ offensive line depth during the upcoming season.