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Training Camp Today with Vikings WR K.J. Osborn

Jonathan Starr
 August 11, 2022
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Neil Roberts
Is a fifth round pick for the Minnesota Vikings out of Miami of Florida and now in his third season wearing purple. K.J. Osborn joins us now. And K.J., hey, it's a new camp, new coach, new system. How's it going?

K.J. Osborn
Going with the good man. We're just picking it up, learning. Good to have the team out here. You know, it's going really well now.

Neil Roberts
Your rookie year, you came in, you were doing some punting kickoffs, returning back a little ways on the depth chart. And then something changed, man, between one and two. But it seemed like you put in a lot of work in that offseason and came back and now your receiver, it seems like quarterbacks really trust and that has to feel good.

K.J. Osborn
It does a really good man. I put a lot of work in to be in this position and you know, just trying to get out there and be the best team that I can. Make the quarterback's job as easy as possible.
Just try to be open for him and be consistent. Man, that takes confidence and essence would change from year one. Year two. And no, I just want to come out here to start. All right.

Neil Roberts
Hey, we'll talk more about that transition when we come back.

Neil Roberts
Worth Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborne on K.J. we touched on before the break but would you agree with that that that work you put in after your rookie year really paid dividends and your two and made you that much better of a receiver?

K.J. Osborn
It did. Like I said, it just came, you know, just some confidence, you know, that I can play in this league, but I can be a great player in this league. Mentioned consistency, man. Just taking it a day at a time. Good day or bad day at practice. Come out the next day flushing and try and do it again.

Neil Roberts
And you just get open and you don't drop passes.

K.J. Osborn
From me. I mean that's my job was like before to catch the ball. So I'll take a lot of pride in that.

Neil Roberts
Deep receiver group. All these folks, guys have a lot of speed this year after the top three with you and Jefferson and Thielen. Boy, there's a lot of speed. That's kind of cool.

K.J. Osborn
Is it is it less a lot of speed? Now, speaking of whatever we can do to make the job easier for the quarterback and for calling the plays and less to make their job easier, that's what we want to do.

Neil Roberts
A.J., thanks for your time. Really appreciate it. Have a great 2022.

K.J. Osborn
Thank you so much.

Neil Roberts
A.J. Osborne, everybody that concludes this edition. And till next time, I'm Neil Roberts.

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