With center Matt Birk, running back Chester Taylor and offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie missed the first open day of this week's organized team activities.
Coach Brad Childress said Taylor had a family emergency.
Matt Birk is still holding out coming into the last year of his contract. I can see where his coming from being a perennial Pro Bowler. Chilly and Zygi wanting to see what to do at the end of the season.We shall see what the Vikes do come that time.
McKinnie was in Florida to attend a court hearing and could return as early as Wednesday.
Cornerback Antoine Winfield and defensive tackle Pat Williams were limited in practice while coming back from off-season surgeries and defensive end Erasmus James did some stretching and not much else.
Running back Adrian Peterson was held out of some drills, but he and Childress said it was nothing serious. We do not want to overwork AD too early now ladies and gentlemen.