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It’s that time again — the Vikings have started up training camp.
For Minnesota, it’s gearing up to be one of the more important training camps in recent memory. That’s because of all the free agency acquisitions the team made.
Those new faces have already made for an interesting offseason. Now, it’s time for the signees to gel with the other players on the roster.
With the way the team has been built, Minnesota is in a playoff window. The Vikings will have pressure on them to at least make the postseason. It starts with training camp.
Here are some players who have already impressed:
WR K.J. Osborn
Jun 9, 2021; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn (17) catches a pass in drills at OTA at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
It seems as though Osborn has had a good offseason in 2021. Vikings GM Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer both brought him up when discussing the wide receiver group, according to The Athletic's Chad Graff. Per Will Ragatz of Sports Illustrated, Osborn has recevied plenty of reps as the No. 3 receiver . Osborn could turn a good offseason into a roster spot and maybe even key reps at wide receiver in 2021.
CB Bashaud Breeland
Jan 12, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland (21) reacts against the Houston Texans in the AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Breeland impressed in training camp recently, tallying an interception and a pass breakup, per Vikings team reporter Eric Smith. As reported by Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press earlier this offseason, Breeland expects to compete for a starting spot out wide. That makes sense — he's a veteran corner who is used to getting a lot of reps. And there's a chance he could.
G Wyatt Davis
May 26, 2021; Eagan, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Jake Browning (3) and offensive lineman Wyatt Davis (51) in drills at OTA at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Davis was a brick wall in 1-on-1 reps, albeit against lower-tier defensive tackles, per Sports Illustrated's Will Ragatz. Davis has a shot at a starting guard spot this offseason. With the way it's looking, he'll have to compete against Dakota Dozier, Oli Udoh and others.