Patterson has had a strong offeseason and could contend for a starting job even though he's worked with the second-team offense for most of OTAs, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He's in the mix," Minnesota offensive coordinator Norv Turner said.
Pruitt worked with the first-team offense with Kyle Rudolph in two-tight end sets in Wednesday's OTAs, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "He's an athlete, I can tell you that much. ... He can catch passes out of the backfield, catch passes from the tight end position, he can block in the running game, he can line up at wide receiver," quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said.