Jaylen Twyman to Report to Vikings Training Camp After Being Shot 4 Times in June

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJuly 25, 2021

EAGAN, MN - JUNE 16: Minnesota Vikings guard Kyle Hinton (68) and Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman (76) follow the play during Vikings Minicamp on June 16, 2021 at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in Eagan, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman, who was shot four times last month in Washington, D.C., will report to training camp Sunday.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Twyman is "really excited" to report to camp with other rookies.

Twyman, a 2021 sixth-round pick, was one of several people injured in a June shooting. He suffered superficial exit wounds, and Rosenhaus said he was in D.C. visiting his aunt.

"Wrong place, wrong time," Rosenhaus told Courtney Cronin off ESPN. "In talking to him today, he's going to be OK—that's all that matters. We're thankful he's OK. He will make a full recovery."

Twyman opted out of the 2020 season to prepare for April's draft. In 2019, he led Pitt with 10.5 sacks and was a first-team All-ACC selection.

The Vikings are hoping Twyman can add depth and pass-rushing prowess to their defensive interior. Now healthy enough for camp, Twyman can get started on proving he was worth more than a Day 3 selection.