Vikings coach O’Connell reviews first day of rookie mini-camp and previews just released schedule
Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell met with reporters after Friday’s rookie mini-camp practice. The camp runs through Sunday.
It was the first chance to watch rookie first round pick Jordan Addison in a Vikings jersey and helmet. The wide receiver from USC was considered by the Vikings as the best route-runner among draft-eligible players. Addison has not signed his standard rookie contract yet, but a few others have.
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In addition to first day observations, O’Connell touched on the Vikings’ 2023 schedule. Announced Thursday night, the Vikings open Sept. 10 at home vs. Tampa. The Vikings alternate home-and-away through the first eight weeks.
The Vikings do not have a cold weather game on their schedule, unless Week 15 in mid-December at Cincinnati turns into one.
The Vikings are scheduled to play five primetime games.