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The Minnesota Vikings opened their developmental camp for veterans on Monday morning at Winter Park. The Vikings had a very high player turnout for their first session on Monday, including free agent signees Kenny Mixon, Lorenzo Bromell, Corey Chavous, and Henri Crockett. The developmental camp will run Monday-Wednesday and the Vikings will have workouts, classroom work, and weightlifting. Ã¢â¬Å"I thought the work was good,Ã¢â¬ Mike Tice said. Ã¢â¬Å"I thought the tempo was good today. I had to pull them back a little bit because I was worried about somebody getting hurt. But I thought the tempo was excellent and the guys understand that they have to be in good shape in order to keep up.Ã¢â¬ The only veterans not at MondayÃ¢â¬â¢s workout were defensive tackle Darius Holland and newly signed tight end Hunter Goodwin and punter Kyle Richardson. Tice said Holland had a death in the family and that Goodwin would likely be on the field tomorrow and Richardson on Wednesday. The Vikings will have their first mini-camp this weekend, when the teamÃ¢â¬â¢s draft picks and rookie free agents will join the veterans for practices. Ã¢â¬Å"There is definitely a sense of excitement on both sides of the ball,Ã¢â¬ Byron Chamberlain said. Ã¢â¬Å"I think guys were eager to get out here after what seemed like a long offseason. Any time you win five games and lose 11, it tends to be a pretty long offseason. There is a sense of excitement with the moves we made in the draft and free agency and just seeing guys out here for the first time.Ã¢â¬ Notes The Vikings signed rookie free agent wide receiver Kelly Campbell on Monday. Campbell played for VikingsÃ¢â¬â¢ defensive line coach George OÃ¢â¬â¢Leary at Georgia Tech, where he had 56 catches for 708 yards and three touchdowns in 2001. He is Georgia TechÃ¢â¬â¢s all-time leader in career catches (198), receiving yards (2,907) and touchdowns (24). Comments from Monday Daunte Culpepper On his knee IÃ¢â¬â¢m fine. IÃ¢â¬â¢ve just rehabbed it real good this offseason. IÃ¢â¬â¢m feeling real good. IÃ¢â¬â¢m over 90 percent and IÃ¢â¬â¢m ready to go. (It just) needs a little more strengthening, thatÃ¢â¬â¢s all. I can run. I would like to strengthen it a little bit more so itÃ¢â¬â¢s equal to my right, or even stronger. On Bryant McKinnie He definitely is a blessing to us and definitely to myself. IÃ¢â¬â¢m glad that we got him. I was hoping and praying that we would, and I couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t believe that he dropped to number seven.