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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen, right, catches a pass during training camp on July 26 in Mankato. Associated Press.

Vikings: Tale of two football worlds

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MANKATO — Cordarrelle Patterson and fellow rookie wide receiver Adam Thielen are training camp roommates with the Minnesota Vikings.


Patterson was a first-round draft selection from Tennessee, a player the Vikings coveted enough to trade four lower picks to move up and get. Thielen came from Division II Minnesota State and didn’t land on the roster until after a weekend minicamp.

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