According to Sid the Vikings have invited a handful of former Gophers to their rookie training camp. The good news for most of them is that they play positions that are a great need for the Vikings.
Da'Jon McKnight (WR) - the Vikings need a lot of help at this position and McKnight is a kid who has NFL type athleticism. I believe he is an ideal practice squad kid. He is relatively new to football and has great size. Given a year to develop and acclimate I believe he is capable of contributing in the NFL.
Kim Royston (S) - a huge position of need for the Vikings creates this opportunity for Royston. I'm not sure if he has the speed to play in the NFL but as a sure tackler and heady player he'll have a chance.
Brandon Kirksey (DT) - Kevin Williams is aging and there is need for depth here. I like Kirksey and see him as another potential practice squad guy, but not likely to make the regular squad.
Anthony Jacobs (DL) - Talent has never been a huge question for Jacobs but he is a long shot to contribute in the NFL.
- Gopher baseball took 2 of 3 from Iowa, all 1-run games. The baseball team has gone 9-3 over their last 12 games and all three of those losses have been in extra innings.
- The final game to be played at Seibert Field will be tomorrow evening vs. St. Thomas.