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Vikings coach says if he has to coach with 1 eye, he will

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has had a lot of time on his hands this week while sitting at home on his Kentucky ranch as his team went through optional practices in the Twin Cities.

Zimmer was under strict orders to leave the team and rest his right eye, which has needed eight surgeries to try to repair a detached retina. The lingering issues have led some to wonder if he would be forced to shorten his career.

Zimmer has heard the speculation all week long. The hard-nosed coach said he has reached out to some of those doubters personally this week.

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Green Bay 1060.625
x-Detroit 970.563
Minnesota 880.500
Chicago 3130.188
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: S. Bradford3877
Pass TDs: S. Bradford20
Rush Yds: J. McKinnon539
Rush TDs: M. Asiata6
Rec Yds: A. Thielen967
Rec TDs: K. Rudolph7
Int: X. Rhodes5
Sacks: D. Hunter12.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5041 (28)
Passing Yards: 4119 (17)
Rushing Yards: 1205 (32)
Points per game: 20.4 (23)
Yards per game: 315.1 (28)
Touchdowns: 29 (28)
Field Goals: 27 (16)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5038 (3)
Passing Yards: 3637 (4)
Rushing Yards: 1711 (20)
Points per game: 19.2 (6)
Yards per game: 314.9 (3)
Touchdowns: 31 (4)
Field Goals: 28 (21)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/26 J. Johnson signed/draft choice Four-year contract (through 2020)
5/26 B. Gedeon signed/draft choice Four-year contract (through 2020)
5/26 D. Isidora signed/draft choice Four-year contract (through 2020)
5/25 R. Adams signed/draft choice Four-year contract (through 2020)
5/25 I. Odenigbo signed/draft choice Four-year contract (through 2020)
5/17 W. Sutton signed
5/17 T. Johnson cut
5/16 F. Tagaloa signed
5/16 B. Dubose cut
5/10 M. Floyd signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2017)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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