Vikings shift Thursday practice to TCO Stadium scrimmage

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The Vikings called an audible Thursday, shifting their afternoon workout from a typical practice-field session to a game-situation scrimmage inside TCO Stadium.

The first team offense and defense faced off in full 11-on-11 drills, with specific periods aimed at hurry-up offense and goal-line situations.

Click the video box on this page to hear Kirk Cousins’ thoughts on Thursday’s impromptu scrimmage and head coach Kevin O’Connell’s pre-practice press conference

The Vikings conclude the preseason Saturday at Denver.

O’Connell indicated starters are unlikely to play in Denver, making Thursday’s nearly full speed first-team versus first-team drills even more significant.