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Vikings linebacker Greenway talks training camp, his dad

The Minnesota Vikings will report to Mankato this week for training camp. Linebacker Chad Greenway told WCCO's Mike Max, "This is going to be the most important training camp we’ve ever had." Greenway also talked about nearly losing his seriously-ill father this summer. “My dad is such a special guy. He just embodies what being a great dad and a great husband…mean," Greenway said.

Day 1: Vikings training camp talkers

Three of the Vikings biggest stars are making waves as players report to Mankato. Christian Ponder believes he has nowhere to go but up, Adrian Peterson says he's cutting, running and jumping and Percy Harvin kept quiet when asked about his alleged trade request a few weeks ago.

Vikings, Mankato work to extend training camp contract

The Vikings are in the final year of a 4-year contract with the city as the team settles into its 47th training camp in Mankato, the Associated Press is reporting. Team spokesman Jeff Anderson says the Vikings are happy with the relationship with Minnesota State University.

Vikings players excited to practice in full pads

The Minnesota Vikings will hit the practice field Monday afternoon in Mankato for their first practice of training camp with full pads. Defensive end Brian Robison tells the Star Tribune, "You limit yourself with no pads ... but once the pads get on, it's open arsenal. And it's time to prove what you bring."

Fan makes pilgrimage to Vikings training camp from Denmark

Nicklas Rasmussen is in Mankato to see the Vikings in training camp -- all the way from Vallensbaek, Denmark, a suburb of Copenhagen. Rasmussen says he isn't the only NFL fan in Denmark. "I have a teacher who is a Packers fan," Rasmussen says. "He's very annoying."