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Zimmer implores youth to get outside and play sports (1:05)

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer ended Day 1 is his youth camp with a message for the kids to put down their iPads, video games and get outside and play sports. The participants then sent Zimmer off with a Skol chant.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer with his kids Marki, Corri and Adam (Vikings LB coach) during his second youth football camp. Over 700 kids will participate in the two day free event in Eagan.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Minnesota Vikings will host a joint practice during training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Aug. 15 and 16 ahead of their first home preseason game at U.S. Bank Stadium on the 18th. Both practices are open to the public and require tickets for admission, which are available to fans on Vikings.com. The last time Minnesota hosted a joint practice with a preseason opponent was in 2007 with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings made another depth addition to the defensive line today with the signing of DT David Parry, who spent the 2017 season with the Saints and visited Minnesota last week. It's an important signing at a critical spot. Behind Linval Joseph and Sheldon Richardson, the Vikings will use training camp to find the best rotation for the interior of the D-line between Parry, Jaleel Johnson and Jalyn Holmes. To make room for Parry on the 90-man roster, Minnesota cut DT Dylan Bradley, who was a practice squad member in 2017.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Times and dates for the Vikings preseason schedule.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings signed four tryout players after rookie minicamp over the weekend: WR Chad Beebe, CB Craig James, FB Johnny Stanton (former UNLV QB who was listed as a TE at rookie camp) and LB Brett Taylor. To make room on the 90 man roster, Minnesota waived LS Nick Dooley, WR Armanti Foreman, DT Caushaud Lyons and FB Kamryn Pettway.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

A few observations minicamp observations: 1. Tyler Conklin had some impressive grabs, eager to benefit from John DeFilippo's offensive philosophy that relies on TE movement. 2. Mike Hughes got work in at slot corner and returned several punts. Also working on punt returns were Armanti Foreman & Jeff Badet. 3. There's going to be some good competition in the Vikings secondary this training camp. Aside from Hughes, CB Holton Hill and safety Tray Matthews look like they could contend for a roster spot.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Hughes got some work in at slot corner today. Hasn't played a lot inside and says he's adjusting to knowing where his help is, run fits, etc. Mike Zimmer said when Hughes was drafted that he expects to start him on the outside and work his way in as it's easier for rookies to adjust to an NFL secondary that way. If it keeps up, Hughes could end up challenging Mackensie Alexander for the nickel corner position come August.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

A few notes from rookie camp: CB Holton Hill denied a report of him failing a drug test at the NFL combine. Mike Zimmer said Hill, who spent ample time with the Vikings during the draft process, including a top-30 visit, has "a chance" to make the roster if he performs well this offseason and stays on track. LB Devante Downs, a 7th round pick, is still very limited in what he can participate in after a knee injury ended his season at Cal, but expects to do most of his work at middle linebacker and on special teams once he's fully cleared by Vikings medical staff.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer said Bill Parcells always told him to not be "an instant evaluator. He used to call it I.E." Zimmer's initial thoughts on the morning session at rookie camp centered around the athletic traits of several players in attendance. Points out DEs Jalyn Holmes and Ade Aruna are the prototypes for what he wants at the position: "Tall, long arms, athletic, fast." Reiterates GM Rick Spielman's stance on choosing players with high athletic ceiling.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings announce the following rookies have signed their contracts: Daniel Carlson, K (5th round) Colby Gossett, G (6th round) Ade Aruna, DE (6th round) Devante Downs, LB (7th round)

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Vikes' Newman says he's retiring after season

ā€¸Vikings CB Terence Newman said on a conference call with local media that the 2018 season will be his last, and he will retire at the age of 40.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

One day after re-signing with the Vikings ahead of his 16th NFL season, cornerback Terence Newman announces he will retire at after the 2018 season. He will be the oldest defensive player in the league this year at 40 years old.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards234.611th
Rushing Yards122.37th
Points For23.810th
Points Against15.81st