The Minnesota Vikings opened up their mandatory minicamp on Tuesday following three weeks of OTAs as the new TCO Performance Center in Eagan as offseason work continues and chemistry is built among the new and old faces on the roster. All players were accounted for, though there were a handful of players that were held out with respective injuries as the team continues to install some of the tentpole concepts that they will apply this upcoming season.

Updates from the first day of minicamp include the kicking battle between Daniel Carlson and Kai Forbath, more positives for Laquon Treadwell, a veteran being tested at a new position, a new name to keep an eye on at running back and more as the roster continues to shake out and battles on both sides of the football emerge. Head coach Mike Zimmer also took the podium following the conclusion of practice to discuss some of the takeaways, as well as heap praise on Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray.

Vikings minicamp runs through June 14 before the team breaks for a bit leading up to training camp, with is scheduled to begin in mid-July from the new facility. These position battles will start to play out on the field against other teams on Aug. 11 during the preseason opener against former quarterback Case Keenum and the Denver Broncos. There is still some work to be done before then, and here are some of the storylines that came to the forefront during the open portion of Tuesday's practice to the media.