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'Mankato Flash': Versatility steers Thielen toward regular season roster spot with Vikings

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) runs the ball against the Oakland Raiders in the first half of a preseason NFL football game at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. After making a strong enough impression as an undrafted rookie last year to land a spot on the practice squad with the Vikings, Thielen has put himself in position to make the active roster this season.  (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) runs the ball against the Oakland Raiders in the first half of a preseason NFL football game at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. After making a strong enough impression as an undrafted rookie last year to land a spot on the practice squad with the Vikings, Thielen has put himself in position to make the active roster this season. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)  (The Associated Press)

Adam Thielen is comfortable at Vikings training camp on campus at Minnesota State University.

The second-year wide receiver went to school there, after all. He turned a standout career with the NCAA Division II Mavericks into a spot on the practice squad last season with the Vikings.

But despite all those diving catches in practice and special teams contributions in the team's first exhibition game, Thielen doesn't feel settled yet. He is not assured of a place on the active roster, so he's not buying into the hype.

He's just trying to do as much as he can to make himself valuable.