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Updated: August 15th, 2014 12:11pm
Purple Podcast: Who will Mike Zimmer be watching closely at safety?

Purple Podcast: Who will Mike Zimmer be watching closely at safety?

by Derek Wetmore and Andrew Krammer
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Andrew Krammer sits down for another Purple Podcast with Derek Wetmore. They'll set the scene for preseason game number 2 against the Arizona Cardinals, and put a bow on Vikings training camp.

Matt Cassel will be the starter in Week 1, by all indications. Was there ever any doubt? What do the Vikings need to see Saturday out of Teddy Bridgewater?

Adrian Peterson won't play a snap, but the Vikings already know what they have with him.

Will preseason game number 2 impact the battle at safety? Who is likely to win that battle? Why didn't Jamarca Sanford, Mistral Raymond or Robert Blanton make Krammer's latest 53-man roster projection?

How have injuries affected the outlook at cornerback? What will the Vikings ask Everson Griffen and Anthony Barr? Game 2 in the preseason could be telling in that regard. 

How many wide receivers will make the team? Who is on the bubble?    

Also, don't miss Krammer's latest 53-man roster projection. In this episode of the podcast, he explains why he didn't inlcude Robert Blanton, Jamarca Sanford, Antone Exum or Mistral Raymond in his latest projection. Could Jabari Price make the team?

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for 1500ESPN.com. He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
Email Andrew | @andrew_krammer
Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
Email Derek | @DerekWetmore
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