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Winter Park Rewind: September 1 - 5

Get caught up on the week that was at Winter Park leading into Sunday's game against the Rams:

Monday, September 1

As the dust settled after last weekend's roster cuts, Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media regarding that subject and more:

A couple of new Vikings, TE MarQueis Gray and T Mike Harris, both of whom were claimed on waivers over the weekend, also addressed the media on Monday:

The Associated Press had a story on the renovated Vikings defense finally ready to play for real.

View images from Monday's practice as well:

View images from the Monday, September 1 practice at Winter Park.

Tuesday, September 2

This week's Pick 6 Video Mailbag hit on several topics, including of course Sunday's game in St. Louis:

Cordarrelle Patterson joined NFL Network to talk about the team's offensive expectations for the season, among other topics:

The Vikings first regular season depth chart was released on Tuesday, as well as our general game preview piece courtesy of the Vikings PR department.

View a old-school photo gallery of past matchups between the Vikings and the Rams here:

Look back on images from past games between the Vikings and the Rams.

Wednesday, September 3

Mike Wobschall kicked off "game week" by doing his weekly Wednesday piece of taking a look at five storylines to watch regarding the Vikings-Rams matchup.

Both Zimmer and QB Matt Cassel held their weekly Wednesday press conferences as well:

NFL Media's Gregg Rosenthal's called the Vikings his favorite dark horse team in this video here:

Wednesday's practice got moved inside due to rain, but check out the images here:

View images from the Wednesday, September 3 practice at Winter Park.

We also posted an infographic showcasing several stats and figures relating to the 2014 Vikings which you can check out here. The AP also did a story on Zimmer as he prepares for his first regular season game as a head coach.

Thursday, September 4

Even though the week one starters have been established, the competition remains, as Wobschall notes here. Wobschall also takes a look at some of the high-profile coaches taking part in Sunday's game.

One of those coaches, Norv Turner, is excited of course to add Adrian Peterson back into the offensive mix:

Speaking of Peterson, both him and Patterson met with the media from the locker room prior to Thursday's practice:

Unrelated to this Sunday's game, another big piece of the new Vikings stadium began to be put into place on Thursday which you can check out here:

View images from Thursday's practice here:

View images from the Thursday, September 4 practice at Winter Park.

Friday, September 5

Wobschall looks at a player for the Rams that could be an x-factor in Sunday's game: TE Jared Cook.

Vikings PR's Tom West goes into detail about some of the classic battles the Vikings and Rams have had over the last 50 years.

Zimmer talked to the media about the team's injuries (full injury report here) after Friday's practice:

Wobschall wraps up the week with his "What We Learned" piece which you can read here.

Catch up on all the latest info regarding the new stadium via this week's news and notes piece.

Lastly, watch a teaser for the first ever episode of "Vikings Connected," a social media driven show that will air weekly on KARE 11 following "Saturday Night Live." All the segments will also be available here on vikings.com as well.

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