Garrett Bradbury Gaining Weight; Wyatt Davis Nowhere to be Found

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On Tuesday, media members got their first look at Minnesota Vikings Organized Team Activities and the most notable news dropped was on the offensive line. Jesse Davis, who was probably the worst starter on the worst offensive line last season in Miami, took starter snaps at RG and was backed up by Ed Ingram. Chris Reed, who played all 522 of his snaps last season in Indianapolis at guard, slid over and backed up Garrett Bradbury, at center.

Fatbury?

Bradbury welcomed the new competition and told media members that he took major steps this offseason to improve his greatest weakness. Weight. Garrett Bradbury said he is 10 pounds heavier than his playing weight in 2021 of 295 pounds, and plans to keep it that way.

“I’m putting on weight,” he said. “I probably put on 10-plus pounds since last season, so I’m feeling really good. I’m going to continue to work … in the weight room.”

The 6-foot-3 Bradbury said he played at 295 pounds last year and now weighs between 305 and 310. He spent the offseason working out with Vikings guard Ezra Cleveland and tackle Blake Bradel at Exos in Phoenix, and going to local restaurants.

“Lifting and eating,” Bradbury said of his offseason. “Beef and ice cream. Just eating everything that I can.”

Chris Tomasson – Pioneer Press

Does Bradbury’s weight gain give me hope that he could turn his NFL career around? I’ll admit, seeing his quotes for the first time did raise my eyebrows. If there’s anything that could fix Garrett Bradbury in any way, it’s no longer performing like a tackling dummy during passing downs.

And gaining weight is probably the biggest step he could have taken in patching that mile-wide hole in his blocking game. Still, Bradbury has a long ways to go if he’s going to be anything beyond “serviceable” as a starting center.

Where in the World is Wyatt Davis?

2022 3rd round draft pick, Ed Ingram, doesn’t even have his contract signed yet, but took snaps as the 2nd team right guard. Sophomore offensive lineman, Wyatt Davis, was nowhere to be found yet again. He wasn’t reported absent but he wasn’t reported as taking any “meaningful” snaps either.

The quotations are included because nothing is meaningful in OTA’s. It is interesting, however. Remember, Ed Ingram doesn’t even have a contract. He’s participating under an insurance plan. Yet, he’s in. Wyatt Davis was not. I do not see a scenario where he makes the 53-man roster.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan