Patterson continues to work with the second team offense so far in training camp, but Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is encouraged by his early practices, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He's been impressive. So, you know, today's a new day. We'll see how he does today. Hopefully, today is just as good as yesterday. I donít know that he's turned the corner yet. But heís definitely going around it," Zimmer said.
Wright has been working as the slot receiver between Mike Wallace and Charles Johnson during training camp, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "The best things that Jarius did were when he was in the slot," coach Mike Zimmer said. "We keep working him outside, but we know he has big value for us in the slot as well."
Peterson is expected to get a heavy workload this season, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told USA Today. "As much as he can take, and as much as he can handle in all the things that we're doing. Obviously, we're going to have to spell him at times like you do a lot of guys. But we get down on the goal line, and we're probably not pulling him out, you know? He's our best player, and we're going to continue to use him," Zimmer said.
Walsh has signed a four-year contract extension with the Vikings, reportedly worth up to $14 million, ESPN.com reports. "Blair has been a vital part of our special-teams success since we drafted him and we felt it was very important to secure his future with our organization," GM Rick Spielman said of the 2012 sixth-rounder. "His consistency on kickoffs and on long range field goals can help change the game for our team and we're excited for his future here in Minnesota."
Minnesota and Peterson agreed to restructure the final three years of his contract. "I appreciate the Vikings for working together on this restructured contract, which provides additional security for me but also allows opportunities for me to further prove my value to the team and within the NFL," Peterson told the team's official web site.