Amazing the difference a year makes. Unlike this time last season, Minnesota isn’t dealing with a devastating injury to Teddy Bridgewater and last-minute scramble at quarterback. Ahead of the opener Monday night against the Saints, the Vikings’ starters are healthy and ready to go. Minnesota was nearly at full strength during its first practice of the week with defensive end Brian Robison (leg) and guard Danny Isidora (undisclosed) as the only two players not participating. Robison told reporters last week that he anticipates playing after missing the preseason opener because of an unrevealed injury and the final two games of the preseason because of a leg injury sustained in practice. Tight end Kyle Rudolph (leg) was back practicing for the first time Tuesday after being out for two weeks.

I tried to give him it all, but he ducked. I was trying to hit his ribs, I’m not going to lie to you. I didn’t think he saw me. I swear I didn’t think he did. JPP [Jason Pierre-Paul] was like “I’m not letting you get there before me.” It was a real race (to the QB) between us two.

That’s a nice move by JPP. And it’s against [Jason] Peters. I played with Peters back in Buffalo my last year in the league. He’s athletic. With that size? Dude. He can play. And look at JPP take the edge on him.

He almost got there before me, I’ll tell you that much. Crazy part about that, my blitzing? I have to really disguise it. Quarterbacks see me Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys down there, they think I’m coming. Most of Cheap Basketball Jerseys the time we are in man, or it turns into some form of man. My disguise of blitzes is very, very key. I try not to get the running back to come block me. If they do, I’m not really worried about it.