Vikings Training Camp 2021: Top 3 takeaways from Day 8

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Thursday, Aug. 5 saw Kirk Cousins return to training camp for the Minnesota Vikings and nothing could prepare fans for the presser that followed.

The Minnesota Vikings gathered on Thursday, Aug. 5 for Day 8 of training camp activities and the events of the day did not disappoint. Unless you are a fan living under a rock, there was plenty to talk about stemming from the Eagan workouts.

A returning Kirk Cousins was the highlight of the day. He and Nate Stanley returned to the team after being isolated due to possible close contact with COVID-19 exposure. But that wasn’t everything that went down.

Despite all the headlines and attention Cousins received, there were other things happening that may have slipped between the couch cushions only to be discovered later after it was there for the entire world to see.

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest observations from Thursday’s activities as well as what they might mean for the team as football returned to television with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game between the Steelers and Cowboys facing off.