Training Camp Notes: Ponder developing chemistry with Rudolph, Simpson

The Vikings practiced with full pads for the first time at training camp on Monday, and quarterback Christian Ponder completed 12-19 passes, including a 24 yard touchdown to tight end Kyle Rudolph. Ponder said if Rudolph is open, even just a little bit, he's "going to get him the ball."
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