The Vikings had running back Adrian Peterson back on the field at minicamp on Wednesday, but another member of the starting offense is still limited to watching from the sideline at this point in the offseason.
Tackle Matt Kalil, who was bothered by shoulder issues last season, was held out of practice with an injury he chose not to disclose. He did admit the shoulder contributed to a drop in effectiveness last year, though, and said it was “all fixed.” Kalil does not expect to remain on the sideline for much longer.
“Just some things I got cleaned up. Not a big deal,” Kalil said, via the Pioneer Press. “I’ll be back in a few weeks. Nothing real serious.”
Kalil said he was determined to make 2014 his best season and an inconsistent 2013 didn’t set a particularly high bar for him to clear. If he is able to make a complete return to strength, it would be a big boost to the chances of success for a new-look Vikings offense.