Minnesota Vikings: What We've Learned Through Week 1 of Training Camp

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Minnesota Vikings: What We've Learned Through Week 1 of Training Camp
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The Minnesota Vikings are a week-and-a-half into training camp and will open up their exhibition schedule next Friday night at TCF Bank Stadium against the Oakland Raiders.

There is clearly a new vibe at Vikings training camp, as new head coach Mike Zimmer has immediately put his stamp on the proceedings. There is an energy and an expected raised level of intensity at a camp where so many starting positions and roster spots are on the line.

With a new coaching staff in place, even entrenched veterans are putting their best foot forward, because everyone wants to impress their new coaches.

Minnesota has spent four seasons mired in below-average play, struggling to a 24-39-1 record since losing in the 2009 NFC Championship Game.

Zimmer's arrival has been the shot of adrenaline the franchise needed after the laid-back approach employed by former head coach Leslie Frazier.

The Vikings are a team with more questions than answers at this point, so with just over a week of training camp in the books, here are some things we've learned about them so far.

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