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3 Observations: Vikings Zip Through 2nd Padded Practice

EAGAN, Minn. — Hurry up and go.

The Vikings practiced for the second consecutive day in pads and fourth in a row of training camp, blocking and bumping their way through a pristine, 76-degree day with gusty winds and puffy clouds.

They pushed tempo, zipped through personnel packages and practiced fast, with the reward of an off day on Tuesday looming.

The second-team offense worked in a no-huddle, hustle-to-the-line snap between a first- and second-down play. Sean Mannion completed a pass to Irv Smith, Jr., on the second-down play, but Eric Wilson was coming in hot after the catch.

Players will resume the grind on Wednesday.

Curtis Cothran and Jeff Badet did not practice. Brandon Zylstra, who was removed from the Active/PUP list Monday after passing a physical, was on the field for the first time since before minicamp.

Here are three observations from Monday's session:

1. Unhappy campers

The Vikings defense protested a couple of calls in drills and the lack thereof in the game situation period at the end of the day.

Mike Zimmer told reporters after the session that he disagreed with one of the calls, but the most animated protest came from Xavier Rhodes and Anthony Barr near the end of the day.

Zimmer created a situation where the offense had a second-and-10 from the opposing 11 with 12 seconds remaining in the first half.

Everson Griffen appeared to have a path to Kirk Cousins, but the Vikings set up a screen to Dalvin Cook, who zoomed to the front left of the end zone and jumped across the goal line. Rhodes wanted a hold on the play and ran over to the official to lobby for the call.

2. Yes, bull

Defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson had a couple of impressive plays in 1-on-1s and helped significantly disrupt the pocket during a team period.

Johnson was able to use his strength on a bull rush, then follow with the finesse of a well-executed spin move during consecutive reps against center Garrett Bradbury.

Johnson, defensive tackle Hercules Mata'afa and Danielle Hunter combined on a rush later in 11-on-11.

Johnson and Mata'afa worked with the first unit. Jalyn Holmes returned to action on the interior of the defensive line after missing Sunday.

3. What a grab

It wasn't by design, but Ameer Abdullah showed some impressive hands and concentration on a play during 7-on-7.

The running back secured the football behind his back before tucking it.