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 don’t know that he's turned the corner yet. But he’s definitely going around it," Zimmer said.
Benjamin (hamstring) confirmed that he'll be good to go once the Panthers' training camp practices commence. "I feel great," Benjamin noted Thursday. "I told the trainers that I'm full to go the first day."
Parker (knee) is progressing well during rehab, and the Bucks intend on bringing him along slowly due to his long-term importance to the organization, the Washington Post reports. "We're going to be very conservative with him," general manager John Hammond said. "If we think he’s capable of playing 20 [minutes], we’ll maybe play him 10 minutes. If we think he can play a back-to-back, we’ll wait on the back-to-back. Whatever it is, we’re going to be very cautious as [we] move forward."
Sefolosha has steadily progressed from a broken right fibula, but it's unclear when he'll begin basketball activities, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "I am doing better every day,” Sefolosha said. "The leg and ankle are feeling good, but it is too early to say exactly when I'll be back on the court."
Ragan, 10 starts into his role as driver of the Michael Waltrip Racing No. 55 Aaron's Toyota, said he's yet to speak with MWR officials, or anyone else, about his future role with the organization, NASCAR.com reports.