Vikings training camp Day 1 notes: Blanton impresses in the secondary
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Notes and observations from Day 1 of Vikings training camp
Plays like that help Blanton's ambitions of playing alongside safety Harrison Smith in week one: "Of course I want to be on top of the depth chart," Blanton said after practice on Friday.
• On a very windy Mankato day, Ponder's accuracy was a little off and often checked down to tight ends and his backfield, whether by design or not.
Wright's catch was an off-balance leaping grab in between both Darius Eubanks and Jacob Lacey more than 25 yards downfield.
Robinson: "[Kick returning] is always something I'm pressing for. It's exciting, you get a real rush when you're back there."
• Robinson spent time playing base corner with Cook as rookie Xavier Rhodes is eased into the offense on the second team.
• Center John Sullivan practiced with limited reps in the first team offense to Frazier's pleasure: "John is one of our leaders," Frazier said. "The fact he can participate and not sit on the side and watch is good for our young players."