Training camp Continues, Blair in Ring of Honor 01 Aug 12

The Vikings will have two more workouts today in Mankato as training camp continues. The new NFL collective bargaining agreement called for a lighter workload during summer camp. Teams are now simply doing walk-through practices during the morning and then full-blown practices in pads during the afternoon. That is a change from the old-fashioned two-a-day routine that was customary at training camps for years. Those two-a-day sessions were both usually full practices. Minnesota running back Toby Gerhart (GARE-hart) says the new routine is fine with him. Training camp reports begin Monday afternoon on 860 AM KNUJ.

Blair To Ring Of Honor

(Eden Prairie, MN) — Former Viking linebacker Matt Blair will be inducted as the 20th member of the team’s “Ring of Fame” during a halftime ceremony in October. Blair played for the Vikings from 1974 through 1985 and is the franchise’s second all-time leading tackler. The Iowa State product made six consecutive Pro Bowls from 1977-82. Blair’s induction will take place at halftime of the October 25th game against the Buccaneers at the Metrodome.