Photos: Vikings' first day of football training camp

Sports & Leisure Jeffrey Thompson Jeffrey Thompson · ·

1 Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway signs autographs during the team's first day of training camp Friday. Camp is held on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Training sessions are free and open to the public. 
2 A fan carries memorabilia before the start of the Vikings' first day of training camp in Mankato. 
3 The Vikings run plays in Blakeslee Stadium during their first day of training camp. The stadium is on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. 
4 Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder jokes with his teammates during the first day of the training camp. 
5 Vikings running back Adrian Peterson runs through drills during the first day of the team's training camp in Mankato. Peterson is entering into his eighth season as a Viking, and ended the 2012 season with 2,097 rushing yards and an MVP award in his portfolio. 
6 Fans clad in purple watched the Vikings first day of training camp in Mankato Friday. 
7 Viktor, the Vikings' mascot, watches practice from afar during the team's first day of training camp Friday. 
8 Bryant Brunz, 12, braves the scrum of fans in an attempt to a get a helmet signed during the Vikings' first day of training camp in Mankato Friday. 
9 Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder signs autographs during the team's first day of training camp. 
10 Vikings running back Adrian Peterson talks with the media Friday. 
11 Fans try to capture Adrian Peterson's attention during training camp Friday. 
12 Workers move equipment from the field during the Vikings' first day of training camp in Mankato. 
13 Michael Rhey, dressed as Skol Trooper (right) and his neighbor Gabby Weerts, 12, both of Winnebago, Minn., leave after the morning session of the Vikings' first day of training camp in Mankato.