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Vikings preseason news and notes

The Minnesota Vikings and head coach Mike Zimmer look great this preseason.

The Vikings started the preseason off with a bang, downing the Cincinnati Bengals 17-16, making the team a hotbed for betting activity at

As defending NFC North champions, it’s nothing but good news as the preseason continues.

Jarius Wright Missing from Practice

This sounds like terrible news on first pass.

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater needs as many weapons as he can get. In a way, though, this works out for the Vikings because the young quarterback will get more reps in with guys like Stefon Diggs and Laquon Treadwell.

Whereas Wright is more of a slot guy who will get run here and there, the other two are big threats and need to be a bigger priority in camp, anyway.

Adrian Peterson Workload Revealed

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has decided Adrian Peterson will get about 20 carries per game this year.

In other words, great news for the team because this means the 31-year-old back will be hitting games in business-as-usual style. Peterson averaged about the same amount last year and ran for 1,485 yards and 11 scores. Better receiving weapons this time around means the Vikings should have their eyes on another crown in the division. It also means bettors should feel much safer about futures.

Trae Waynes

Trae Waynes was the guy with the biggest target on his back against the Bengals. The No. 11 overall pick in 2015 had to deal with A.J. Green and believe it or not, he held up quite well here.

With Zimmer expecting Waynes to act as one of the leaders of his secondary this year, it’s nothing but a good sign the young corner found a way to hold his own against a top-five wideout. Remember, the Minnesota defense will need all the help it can get while playing in the same division as Aaron Rodgers.

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