Minnesota Vikings Training Camp: Vikings Position Battles Coming In To Play

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NFL Trade: Vikings, Redskins Formally Complete Deal For Donovan McNabb

After a couple of days of rumors and speculation, it appears that quarterback Donovan McNabb will be heading to the Minnesota Vikings after all.

It has been reported by numerous sources that the Vikings and the Washington Redskins have agreed to the parameters of a deal that woulds send McNabb to the Minnesota Vikings, both in terms of McNabb signing a new contract and what kind of compensation the Vikings would give to the Redskins for his services.

McNabb, who spent the first eleven seasons of his National Football League career with the Philadelphia Eagles before being traded to the Redskins prior to the 2010 season, is a six-time Pro Bowler. For his career, he has a completion percentage of just below 59%, but has thrown twice as many career touchdown passes (230) as interceptions (115). In his one season with the Redskins, he completed 58.3% of his passes for 3,377 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. He was also benched by coach Mike Shanahan towards the end of the season, which paved the way for his exit from the nation's capital after just one season.

Terms of the contract that McNabb will sign have not been officially disclosed at this time.

The deal will be made official either Thursday or Friday.


Vikings Report To Mankato Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings have released an official statement regarding training camp in Mankato:

The Minnesota Vikings announced today the team will report to Minnesota State University, Mankato, on Sunday, July 31, for the 2011 Verizon Vikings Training Camp. With NFL owners and players reaching a labor agreement, the team informed officials from the community and the University that the Vikings will return to Mankato for the 46th consecutive year – the second-longest current training camp stretch in the NFL.

“We wanted to prolong our decision as long as possible in an effort to maintain our training camp tradition of practicing in front of Vikings fans in Mankato” said Vikings Owner and President Mark Wilf. “The Vikings appreciate the patience and flexibility shown by Minnesota State University and the Mankato community in making this work, and we look forward to returning to our training camp home in August.”

According to the Greater Mankato Convention & Visitors Bureau, approximately 60,000 fans from 28 states, Canada, England and over 100 different Minnesota cities attended last year’s training camp. The annual event has an estimated $5 million economic impact on the Mankato community.

“Hosting the Vikings training camp is an integral part of our community,” said Mankato Mayor Eric Anderson. “For two weeks, our hotels, restaurants and bars are filled with thousands of Vikings fans. The citizens and businesses of Mankato welcome those fans back in 2011 and moving forward.”

“We are thrilled the Vikings will be making the trip to Mankato this year,” said Minnesota State Mankato President Richard Davenport. “We greatly appreciate the Vikings willingness to leave the decision until the last possible moment. In doing so, the team made its commitment to the University very clear. We have been the home of the Vikings training camp for the past 45 years, and we want that to continue.”

The Vikings first training camp session open to the public will take place on Monday, August 1.

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