Plenty of roster decisions remain for the Vikings between now and the end of training camp. As it stands now, though, it sure seems like the hometown kid has his spot secured.
WR Adam Thielen, a product of Minnesota State-Mankato, has impressed in camp, in the first preseason game, and has one of his fellow receivers certain he'll make the team.
"I feel like Adam is a starter," roommate Cordarrelle Patterson said. "He don't feel like he's on the team but I tell him every day, 'man you're on this team. There's nothing you can do that you won't be a part of this team.'
"Adam's a great guy. ... I know he's going to make the team."
Thielen spent last season on the Vikings' practice squad, but he was listed as the backup "first wide receiver" on the team's unofficial depth chart released last week, which would mean he's as high as fifth on the wide receiver pecking order. Vikings analyst for 1500ESPN.com, Andrew Krammer, included Thielen as the fifth wide receiver to make the cut. The Vikings could possibly take as many as six, given that Jerome Simpson is likely to be suspended by the NFL.