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Vikes Life: Vikings Tour Tokyo & Italy, Catch Tennis Star & ‘Disney on Ice’

EAGAN, Minn. – In just over two weeks, the Vikings will return to Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center to begin the offseason workout program.

Until then, players are soaking up the last chunks of the offseason with family and teammates. Some are enjoying Minnesota’s first hints of spring, while others are making memories on the other side of the world.

Earlier in March, wide receiver Stefon Diggs took a trip to Japan and posted a series of photos from his international adventure, including this one at the ancient Sensō-ji Temple in Tokyo.

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Diggs’ teammates later followed in his footsteps. Defensive comrades Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks, Danielle Hunter, Eric Wilson and Ifeadi Odenigbo also traveled to Tokyo, and Odenigbo posted a few photos of the crew.

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Here are some other Vikings offseason highlights from the past month:

Smith takes on Italy

Harrison Smith also took an international trip, traveling to Italy for a little exploring. The safety posted this photo that also includes former Vikings running back Latavius Murray, who signed with the Saints in free agency.

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Cousins mentions milestone fatherhood moment

Quarterback Kirk Cousins and his wife, Julie, recently welcomed their second son, Turner, into the family. But don’t forget about Cooper!

Cousins tweeted on March 28 about a milestone moment with his oldest son.

McDermott celebrates faith and family

Long snapper Kevin McDermott and his wife, Lauren, enjoyed time with out-of-town family members who gathered to celebrate the baptism of their first daughter, Campbell.

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Ham fam’ takes on Disney on Ice

Fullback C.J. Ham retweeted the post by his wife, Stephanie. The couple took their daughters. Skylar and Stella to Disney on Ice when the hit performance made its annual stop in Minneapolis.

Rudolph hangs with John Isner

Kyle Rudolph is a fan of several sports, and it isn’t uncommon to see the tight end hanging out with athletes outside of football. Most recently, Rudolph snapped a photo with tennis star John Isner, who currently is ranked No. 9 in men’s singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

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Thielen hits the green

Receiver Adam Thielen also took a break from the gridiron, instead hitting the green with pro golfer Cameron Champ at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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Bonus: Jared Allen dons ‘boating blazer’

It may not be considered the “offseason” anymore for retired defensive end Jared Allen, but the former Vikings Pro Bowler had some fun of his own – which isn’t unlike him – in the Bahamas.

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