Veteran QB Brett Hundley Demo Player at Vikings Rookie Junior Camp – InForum

Eagan, Minnesota – The last time Brett Hundley threw an NFL pass in Minnesota, he took charge of injury to Aaron Rodgers in the 2017 Green Bay game at US Bank Stadium. Now, Hundley is back and looking for a job.

Hundley, who has traveled well since being selected in the fifth round of the 2015 draft by the Packers, on Friday participated in the first day of the two-day Vikings rookie junior camp. He was one of two test quarters on the field, the other being Patrick O’Brien, a freshman from Washington.

“I’ve spent a lot of time getting out of enlistment,” Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell, the Cleveland quarterback coach, said in 2015. “I’ve always been fascinated by him as a quarterback in this league. He’s kind of bounced back, he’s been in some spots, he’s coached. Well, you can find out in the conference room.”

After throwing just 11 passes in his first two seasons and five games with the Packers, Hundley was called up in Week 6 in 2017 when Rodgers was injured late in the first quarter by Vikings midfielder Anthony Parr and suffered a broken collarbone. Huntley took charge for the remainder of the 23-10 loss and started nine of the last 10 games that season,

Since then, Hundley has been with Seattle in 2018, Arizona from 2019-20 and with Indianapolis in 2021. Over the past four seasons, he’s played in just three games without a start and threw 11 assists.

The quarterbacks on Minnesota’s roster are starters Kirk Cousins, Sean Manion, Kellyn Mund and Nate Stanley. O’Connell said Hundley and O’Brien “are going to compete and we’ll see how everything changes.”

Of the 42 in the small camp, 17 are demo players. Other players include defensive linebacker Connie Dor of Minnesota and offensive lineman Hunter Topple of Minnesota State Mankato.

When the Vikings previously went to London, they had a goodbye after their Week 4 game there in 2013 and a goodbye after their Week 8 game there in 2017. But they won’t say goodbye immediately after facing New Orleans in London in Week 4 on October 2.

O’Connell said the Vikings have asked the NFL to move their farewell week until later in the season. So they will play Chicago at home on October 9 and will be in Miami on October 16 before bidding farewell in Week 7.

“Internally, we’ve had a lot of discussions about whether or not we’re going to ask that out of the league and just at the moment, we know where we want to go with this football team to think about in week five, although it might help in the short term,” O’Connell said. “Going out on a trip like that, playing 13 games in a row before you play some extra games on top of that, that can be taxing for (the players).” “So what we wanted to try to do was get bye a little bit later . …we were very thankful to the league for that.”

The Vikings on Friday signed Federian Lowe, who agreed to terms on Thursday, in the sixth round. Lowe, an Illinois foul, did not sign Thursday with five other draft picks because he delayed an upcoming flight to Minnesota.

Lowe is awarded a four-year contract worth $3.86 million with a signing bonus of $197,873 and will count $754,468 on the 2022 cap.

The Vikings, who had 10 picks in the NFL draft last month, on Thursday signed picks for Louis Ceni, Izzy Otomeu, Ty Chandler, Galen Naylor and Nick Moses. The junior camp under injury protection agreements kicked off cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. and goalkeeper Ed Ingram, both second-round quarterbacks Bryan Asamoah and fourth-round cornerback Akileb Evans.

Booth expects his contract to expire soon. He’s not doing any training at the little camp because he had hernia surgery in March.

“Unfortunately, we have to follow that protocol,” Booth said. “I wish I could be there, but just the changing direction, that’s really it. Straight line I feel good. I’ll be ready in a couple of weeks”

O’Connell said Booth is “really close” to being ready but the Vikings “want to make sure” that when he exercises he “feels good physically.”

O’Connell will clear first field before the Saturday night Twins game against Cleveland and bring players from the small camp for the game. He wants to get them to “adapt to the local sports scene”. … The Vikings signed nine unbelievable Free Agents ahead of Friday’s training: kicker Gabi Brickic, defensive linebacker Mike Brown, receiver Thomas Heneghan, linebackers Bryant Kopac, linebackers Luigi Phelan and Zach McCloud, quarterback Josh Sokol, defensive tackle Therese Stevenson and counterman Ryan Wright. . … Minnesota’s third pre-season game in Denver is scheduled for August 27 at 8 p.m. No dates have been set for the first two games, in Las Vegas and at home against San Francisco.


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