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Sunday slant: Players to prove it in pads

Xavier Rhodes (Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY)

The Vikings won't be wearing pads in training camp this week, but when the hitting starts there are seven players we want to observe as they adjust to the NFL and the Vikings.

Welcome to training camp week. Only four more days until players check in at Minnesota State, Mankato and five more days until the first practice to see what the players are all about … sort of. In reality, it won't be until next week before the pads go on and things are any different than they were for the 10 organized team activities this spring or the mandatory minicamp in June. We've already... Recommended Stories