Vikings rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman to report to training camp

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Vikings rookie Jaylen Twyman, who was shot four times while in Washington D.C., will be reporting to training camp on Sunday, according to his agent.

Other Vikings rookies are also set to report to training camp on Sunday, July 25.

Twyman’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was asked if Twyman would be placed on the non-football injury list to start camp. Rosenhaus wrote to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press that he’s “not sure” what the Vikings might do with him from a roster standpoint.

So it’s not a given that Twyman will be practicing right away. However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the rookie defensive tackle is expected to not sustain any long-term injuries.

Twyman is a sixth-round pick, but he had a very promising career at Pittsburgh. He could be an interesting rotational lineman to watch in the future, especially if Sheldon Richardson ever gets injured. Richardson going down would leave a void that needs to be filled by a three-technique player who can provide pressure.

Twyman’s role as of now, though, isn’t clearly defined. Fans will have to wait until the season to see just how much he plays for the Vikings defense in 2021.