Breaking Down the Minnesota Vikings’ Biggest Training Camp Battle

July 30, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Minnesota Vikings will have no shortage of positional battles at training camp this summer, but the most intense fight could be at strong safety, where three players are vying to start alongside free safety Harrison Smith.
As the 2013 calendar flips from July to August, NFL depth charts will do some flipping of their own as teams put on the pads and start hitting for the first time since last season.
While the Vikings will be down in Mankato through Aug. 14, the battle for the starting strong safety spot between Jamarca Sanford, Mistral Raymond and Robert Blanton may go right down to the last week of the preseason.
Minnesota will have competition all over the field, particularly at wide receiver and on both interior lines, but whereas those battles will be for depth spots and for determining a pecking order for getting reps, the battle to start at strong safety will determine who is on the field for the majority of snaps.
It's an interesting trio of players the ...

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