Harvin was not active on Friday which is not uncommon for veterans to sit during the preseason. Harvin may not suit up in the preseason until game three.
After Frazier lost Greg Childs for the year to a double patellar tendon tear he will be looking to give all options a long look in training camp.
Burton earned the start in absence of Harvin and had some big moments. Burton had a very good training camp and the coaching staff wanted to get a long look at him.
In the first series, Burton had a 52 yard reception from Ponder but struggled after that.
On a pass over the middle he looked very timid and dropped it in traffic.
Burton also saw time on punt returns returning one two for yards. He showed some elusiveness on the returns but nothing to prove he's earned the job.
He ended the night with one catch for 52 yards on two targets over 17 snaps.
Simpson played 15 snaps in his Vikings debut. The super-athletic receiver signed to a one-year deal was only targeted one time and dropped the pass.
His 15 snaps were second only to Burton.
Dropped passes plagued Simpson throughout his career in Cincinnati so the Vikings had better hope for better things in future.
Wright, the rookie fourth-round pick, saw quite a few snaps in three and four-receiver sets with the first teams.
Wright has missed some time in camp and has been trying to get caught up.
He saw three targets and caught none on eight snaps.
Jenkins is the veteran of the receiving core and did okay on Friday. He dropped a key third down pass in the red zone from Ponder, though it was slightly behind him.
His lone reception did result in a first down.
With Jerome Simpson facing a three-game suspension to start the regular season and Childs lost to injury, Jenkins will be expected to step up and earn a roster spot.
He finished with one catch for six yards on three targets over nine snaps. He saw most of his looks in three and four receiver sets with Simpson and Burton starting.
Aromashodu worked a lot with the second team while Webb was under center.
Aromashodu was targeted three times but did not record a catch.
The veteran is in his second season with the Vikings and is battling for a final roster spot. He did not receive any special teams snaps.
Taylor was signed off of the Green Bay practice squad but has had a pretty solid camp. He had been seeing snaps at flanker over Jarius Wright.
On Friday, he was working with both Webb and Bethel-Thompson and showed flashes.
Taylor was targeted twice catching both passes for 35 yards.
Taylor certainly was one of the bright spots at receiver on Friday.
The former CFL standout entered the game in the third quarter but was never targeted.
Arceneaux came on at the end of OTAs but didn't get a chance to make a play on Friday.
He will need to take advantage against the Bills to challenge for a final roster spot.
Bryan Walters, Kamar Jorden, AJ Love
Walters did not see a snap on offense but did get a chance to return two punts. Both punts were fiar catches that he did not field.
Jorden was injured and did not play. He could be back against the Bills this Friday. Love was not active after just being resigned when rookie Greg Childs was waived and place on the IR.
Love is likely to be mixed in against the Bills but is obviously a long shot at this time.
Rudolph lived up to the billing as Ponder's favorite target hauling in two passes.
Rudolph showcased great hands in these receptions as he beat 49ers S Donte Whitner on both receptions.
As suspected, OC Bill Musgrave used Rudolph all over field seeing snaps as a receiving threat at fullback, in-line at tight end, in motion and split out at receiver. The Vikings showed some two-TE sets with Rudolph and Ellison with Rudolph even staying in to block with Ellison running a route.
Rudolph finished the night with two receptions for 22 yards on two targets over 15 snaps.
Rudolph should be poised to breakout if Ponder can keep progressing.
Carlson is injured and was not active for Friday's game. He is rehabbing from a grade 2 MCL sprain and hopes to be active by the first regular season game.
Carlson is a veteran that will be counted on to play a significant role in the offense in two-te sets.
The reports on Ellison out of camp were that his hands were better than expected.
He certainly showed that hauling in two passes.
Ellison was drafted with the anticipation that he would replace retired Viking Jim Kleinsasser and that is exactly how the team used him. Ellison was lined up all over the field from fullback to tight end.
He lined up on all special teams units showcasing his versatility.
Ellison had two catches for 17 yards on three targets.
Reisner played behind Ellison and saw only one target that he did catch.
Reisner did work on special teams with Ellison and did a solid job.
At this stage he is behind Ellison but still has a shot to earn a roster spot as the third tight end.
Shuler was the fourth tight end and saw no targets on Friday.
He is clearly behind Ellison and most likely Reisner.
He still has time to showcase his skills in camp but was virtually non-existent on Friday.