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15 things from Mike Zimmer at the NFC coaches breakfast

Mike Zimmer talked about Adrian Peterson, Teddy Bridgewater, the new offensive tackles and a lot more.
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Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer spent a little more than hour talking with reporters at today's NFC coaches breakfast. Here are the highlights, according to tweets from the Star Tribune's Mark Craig, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Viking Update's Tim Yotter.

  1. Team wanted to get younger this offseason
  2. Releasing Adrian Peterson was part of getting younger
  3. Latavius Murray's ankle surgery was a "clean-up deal"
  4. Thinks they have four starting offensive linemen; still looking for a right guard
  5. Admitted that new tackles Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers are better run blockers than pass blockers
  6. Zimmer will have eye surgery April 17, then another two months later
  7. Said "it'd be nice" to be the first to win a Super Bowl in their home stadium
  8. No timetable for Teddy Bridgewater
  9. Bridgewater is rehabbing in Miami and he comes to Minnesota once a month for updates
  10. Vikings are considering signing a veteran backup quarterback
  11. Not sure who will replace Chad Greenway. In-house options are Emmanuel Lamur and Edmond Robinson
  12. He thinks Laquon Treadwell is going to have a good year
  13. No teams have called Zimmer and asked him about Adrian Peterson as a player/person
  14. Zimmer admitted that he tickled Bridgewater's foot earlier this month
  15. Credited trainer Eric Sugarman for saving Bridgewater's knee and career

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