Winter Park Rewind: August 31 - September 6

Posted Sep 7, 2013 looks back on the (short) week what was at Winter Park via the "Winter Park Rewind."

August 31

After the dust settled after Thursday's preseason finale, the Vikings announced their 53-man roster on Saturday afternoon. Wobschall looked at each of the players that are new to the team for 2013.

September 1

In the second-half of the weekend's big roster moves, the Vikings signed seven players to the team's practice squad, plus claimed former Bears T J'Marcus Webb.

We also posted segments from this weekend's "Beyond The Gridiron," which you can watch below.

September 2

Labor Day was a holiday for many but not for the Vikings, who got back to work on Monday morning.  Mike Wobschall penned the Monday Morning Mailbag which you can read here. Wobschall also did a piece on Joe Webb, who found himself still standing after the weekend's roster cuts. We took around the web and compiled a list of where the experts think the Vikings will finish in 2013. The AP sent us a story about Marcus Sherels, who like Webb was on the bubble of making the 53-man roster but made it through again. Finally, the updated unofficial depth chart was updated post-roster cuts which you and check out here.

Video-wise, Leslie Frazier addressed the media following the team's morning practice.

Going back to the preseason, we posted a Vikings Wired video featuring Matt Cassel wired for sound during the preseason finale against the Titans.

Lastly, we posted a photo gallery of past Vikings-Lions games in advance of Sunday's season opener.

September 3

With the regular season here the team got back into its normal schedule, so they were off on Tuesday.  NOT US THOUGH. We posted a general Vikings-Lions game preview here. Check out what's going on with the other three teams in the NFC North via this news and notes story here. Another new weekly feature here on will be monitoring where the Vikings sit in various website's power rankings.

This week's Pick 6 Video Mailbag features Wobschall answering fan questions, including addressing if Antoine Winfield could return to the Vikings.

September 4

The preperation for the Lions began on Wednesday. Wobschall posted his weekly five storylines to watch bit. We got an AP story about Christian Ponder being confident heading into a critical season for him and the team. Wobschall also compares two of the game's biggest stars who will be on the field this Sunday in Adrian Peterson and Calvin Johnson.

Click here to view images from Wednesday's practice.

Video-wise, both Leslie Frazier and Ponder addressed the media.

Wobschall also talked with Sharrif Floyd about his upcoming NFL regular season debut.

Finally, NFL Network sent us an interview with Greg Jennings.

September 5

We posted another AP story, with this one previewing Sunday's game which will have no shortage of star power. Wobschall posted a Vikings-Lions notebook piece hitting on several different topics. After the three Vikings coordinators spoke, Wobschall looked at comments made by each about specific elements of Sunday's matchups. Finally, a second AP story on this day looks at the differences off the field between Vikings tackles Phil Loadholt and Matt Kalil.

Click here to view images from Thursday's practice.

Both Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen addressed the media in the locker room prior to practice.

NFL Network sent us a pair of videos: one looking at what will define success for Peterson in 2013, and the other being a Vikings-Lions game preview from NFL Films.

September 6

Wobschall runs down four things we learned this week heading into Sunday's game. Both teams issued their final injury reports on Friday, including the Vikings ruling Kevin Williams out for this game but Williams expects to be back in the lineup next Sunday against the Bears. Wobschall also looked at the need for the Vikings defense to stop the Lions' rushing attack to make them one-dimensional come Sunday. The AP did an article on Sharrif Floyd ready to make his regular season debut on Sunday.

Leslie Frazier addressed the media after Friday's practice to provide injury updates and more.

We also posted the 'Winning Formula' segment from this Sunday's "Vikings GamePlan" where Wobschall and Paul Allen go over three keys for the Vikings winning in Detroit.

Late in the day we posted a pair of X's and O's videos: one featuring Pete Bercich breaking down film, and the other featuring the NFL Network crew doing the same.