The Vikings kicked off their first round of Organized Team Activities today in Eagan and there were a handful of players that were not participating or were limited in their workload.
First, we mentioned previously the absence of Anthony Barr at from today's activities. I've been told he was also absent from yesterday's session so this would appear to be some form of a contract ploy rather than an injury situation. More on that here...
During the first round of team activities S Andrew Sendejo, TEs Kyle Rudolph and Tyler Conklin, RBs Dalvin Cook and Mack Brown, WR Laquon Treadwell and FB C.J. Ham were on the side field working out under the supervision of certified athletic trainer Eric Sugarman. C Pat Elflein was also doing some isolated conditioning work.
Present but not participating were DE Everson Griffen and RB Roc Thomas were sideline observers today.
It should be noted that after practice head coach Mike Zimmer did note that Everson's participation was nixed due to a "tweak" and it is something that is not related to his torn plantar fascia surgery from the offseason.