Zimmer provides update on Hughes, disappointment in suspended Hill

Updated: July 28, 2019 09:38 AM

Following Friday's walk-thru, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer met with reporters. The first official practice of the Vikings' 59th training camp comes Friday afternoon.

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Zimmer provided an injury update on cornerback Mike Hughes, saying he's ahead of schedule. However, for the first time, Zimmer revealed that Hughes tore more than his ACL last October. He's beginning camp on the Physically Unable to Perform List, along with TE David Morgan (knee) and WR Brandon Zylstra (knee). The latter two players should be back in the next 1-2 weeks, a source tells KSTP Sports.

In addition, DL Tashawn Bower (torn Achilles) and DL Shamar Stephen (undisclosed reason, not long-term, per Zimmer) are also being held out of practice.

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One more note: as KSTP's Darren Wolfson first alluded to on the 'Scoop' on 5-Eyewitness News at 6 on Thursday, the Vikings are working out free agent cornerback Morris Claiborne on Friday. This comes after they worked out free agents Dexter McDonald and Orlando Scandrick earlier this week. The Vikings are now down CB Holton Hill for eight games after he was suspended an additional four for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

The Vikings' first camp practice in full pads comes Sunday + Monday.

One observation from Friday's walkthrough: WR Laquon Treadwell lined up with the second team offense.

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