Good news: Riley Reiff returns to practice for the Vikings

Reiff was one of two key pieces to return – but another big name left with the trainers.

There was some good news for the Vikings at training camp on Monday. And a bit of bad news.

Good news

Offensive tackle Riley Reiff was in pads and practicing for the first time since suffering a back injury ten days ago. Minnesota paid big money in free agency to sign Reiff, inking him to five-year, $57 million deal in the offseason in hopes of fixing the offensive line.

Considering how bad the line played in 2016, it's imperative Reiff is healthy for the regular season. If he's isn't, it might be another miserable year trying to protect Sam Bradford.

Latiavus Murray was also activated from the PUP list on Monday, and he practiced with the team for first time since signing with Minnesota this offseason.

His absence has allowed rookie running back Dalvin Cook to make some noise.

Bad news

Everson Griffen left practice with the training staff after sustaining an injury. Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reported the Pro Bowler eventually returned, but as a spectator. 

Minnesota just signed Griffen to a contract extension in July.

Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was also not practicing. The second-year wide out hasn't practiced since he got into a scuffle with safety Antone Exum Jr. last week – although Treadwell says he suffered the injury running routes, and not fighting with Exum.

Training camp from Mankato will come to a close on Tuesday, with the Vikings' first preseason set for Thursday against the Buffalo Bills.

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