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  • newMonday Morning Mailbag: Barr Looking The Part So Far
    Do you have a comment or question? Send it to the Mailbag! Every Monday we’ll post several comments and/or questions as part of the Monday Morning Mailbag feature. Although...
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 11:00pm -
  • newVikings Sign Kyle Rudolph To Contract Extension
    Mankato, MN (July 27, 2014) – The Minnesota Vikings have announced that Kyle Rudolph has signed a contract extension with the club. Rudolph caught 9 touchdown passes in 2012, the 2nd most in Vikin...
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 7:10pm -
  • newPads Start Popping at Practice No. 3
    Football is officially back. If move-in day, the first walk-through and a couple of days of OTA-style practices didn’t pull you from the NFL abyss, Sunday’s practice surely did the trick. The team...
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 5:09pm -
  • newWhat Role Does the Nose Tackle Have in Zimmer's Defense?
    On Sunday, the Vikings held their first padded practice of 2014 Verizon Vikings Training Camp. This was a significant event on many levels, with one of them being it’s the first time since Mike Zi...
    - 15 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 1:55pm -
  • newZimmer Addresses The Media On Sunday
    Head Coach Mike Zimmer  We’re getting ready to get in pads this afternoon, so it’ll be good to see another part of the progress of the football team. As far as injury updates, we had Cordarrelle (...
    - 17 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 12:15pm -
  • Day 2 Sees Defense Step It Up
    Morning rain gave way to clear skies and warm temperatures on Saturday as the Vikings put in another full day’s work at 2014 Verizon Vikings Training Camp. The Vikings defense looked good on Satur...
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 4:54pm -
  • Walsh, Locke Ready For Outdoor Home Games
    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - The kicker and the punter on any team had better get along, with all the time the specialists spend together and apart from the rest of the players. Blair Walsh and Jeff Lock...
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 3:35pm -
  • Turner, Edwards Talk On Day 2 Of Camp
    Vikings Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner This is my first time in about ten years going away to training camp. Most teams are doing it at their home facility, this is really nice. I have been ext...
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 3:28pm -
  • Practice No. 1 Highlights: Thielen Makes Catch of the Day
    It’s official: 2014 Verizon Vikings Training Camp is underway. Head Coach Mike Zimmer conducted his first training camp practice with the Vikings, and everything seemed to go off without a hitch. ...
    - 2 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:54pm -
  • Cassel, Zimmer Address The Media on Friday
    Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer Finished the first walk through this morning. I was actually very pleased with the retention that we’ve had over the course of the five weeks we were off. I thought that ...
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:08pm - - Minnesota Vikings

  • newRudolph gets $6.5 million to sign on deal with maximum value of $40 million

    Rudolph gets $6.5 million to sign on deal with maximum value of $40 million

    Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has a new five-year extension, announced tonight by the team and reportedly carrying a base value of $36.5 million.  A source with knowledge of the terms has shared some additional details with PFT. Rudolph gets a $6.5 million signing bonus.  Along with a technically non-guaranteed but as a practical matter…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 8:38pm -
  • newVikings strike five-year deal with Kyle Rudolph

    Vikings strike five-year deal with Kyle Rudolph

    The Vikings have signed one of their core offensive players to a contract extension. The club confirmed Sunday night it had reached a new deal with 24-year-old tight end Kyle Rudolph, who was entering the final year of his contract. According to FOX’s Jay Glazer — who first reported news of the extension — Rudolph…
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 7:40pm -
  • newCassel, Bridgewater “pretty much splitting reps”

    Cassel, Bridgewater “pretty much splitting reps”

    After being called out by Peyton Manning for his smedium shirt and all-access pass to Broncos training camp, FOX’s Jay Glazer took his bus-defacing training-camp tour to Mankato State University.  He liked what he saw and heard of Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Per Glazer, Bridgewater and veteran Matt Cassel are “pretty much splitting reps”…
    - 17 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 11:52am -
  • newCordarrelle Patterson’s foot injury “improving every day”

    Cordarrelle Patterson’s foot injury “improving every day”

    Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright considers teammate Cordarrelle Patterson a “talker,” but Patterson didn’t have much to say on Saturday about the foot injury that’s kept him off the field during the first two days of the team’s training camp. Patterson hurt the foot last week, although he’s offering up no details about how he…
    - 22 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 7:36am -
  • New Vikings stadium raises bird concerns

    New Vikings stadium raises bird concerns

    The new Vikings stadium will resemble in many respects a gigantic terrarium, with plenty of glass under which humans will be potentially baking.  But that’s still better than what it may do to the birds. Deadspin recently pointed out a press release from Audubon Minnesota, which accuses the Vikings of creating a “death trap” for…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:44pm -
  • Vikings sign two receivers, place Captain Munnerlyn on PUP

    Vikings sign two receivers, place Captain Munnerlyn on PUP

    The Vikings changed out two roster spots Friday, signing wide receivers Andy Cruse and Ty Walker and waiving undrafted rookie offensive tackle Matt Hall and third-year wide receiver Josh Cooper. Cruse (6-3, 216) spent time on Houston’s practice squad in 2013, while Walker (5-10, 191) had practice squad stints with Green Bay and Seattle a…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:57am -
  • How PFT’s power rankings stack up with Vegas Super Bowl odds

    How PFT’s power rankings stack up with Vegas Super Bowl odds

    You may have seen that Dolphins coach Joe Philbin doesn’t agree with PFT placing his club next-to-last in our preseason power rankings. “I don’t think he knows the guys in our locker room or the guys that come to work in this building every single day from top to bottom,” Philbin said of PFT putting…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:02am -
  • Mike Priefer: I’ve learned a hard lesson

    Mike Priefer: I’ve learned a hard lesson

    The Vikings suspended special teams coach Mike Priefer last Friday night after an investigation into claims by the team’s former punter Chris Kluwe that Priefer made homophobic remarks while speaking to the team. Priefer made his first public comments about the suspension, which is for three games with the potential to go down to two…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 12:04pm -
  • Zimmer will see all three QBs in the preseason before picking one

    Zimmer will see all three QBs in the preseason before picking one

    The Vikings have, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner, a great group of quarterbacks in Matt Cassel, Christian Ponder and Teddy Bridgewater. So how will head coach Mike Zimmer pick one starter? Zimmer says he wants to see how all three of them perform in the preseason, which he views as a better indication than…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 4:20am -
  • Vikings waive DE Spencer Nealy, sign TE Michael Higgins

    Vikings waive DE Spencer Nealy, sign TE Michael Higgins

    The Vikings have parted ways with suspended defensive end Spencer Nealy, waiving him on Wednesday, the club said. The 24-year-old Nealy was banned four games earlier this month for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Should Nealy sign elsewhere, he could take part in training camp and the preseason before serving his suspension, which…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 2:01pm - - Minnesota Vikings

  • newRudolph signs five-year extension
    The Vikings have signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a five-year, $36.5 million contract extension.
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 8:09pm -
  • newVIDEO: Thielen discusses the camp experience
    WR Adam Thielen talks about his diving catches, the Mankato advantage for him, Norv Turner’s coaching and his offseason focus.
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 5:02pm -
  • newWeight down, dedication up for Floyd
    Sharrif Floyd has lost weight in the first part of his attempt to really earn his starting spot. The next step? Improving his technique and understanding of the game, a daily ramp-up to the season for him.
    - 13 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 4:37pm -
  • newGreenway could get communication helmet
    As the elder statesman (and most-used player) on the Vikings defense, Chad Greenway could have increased responsibilities.
    - 17 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 11:58am -
  • newZimmer embraces strategic battles vs. Turner
    Mike Zimmer’s defensive mind has been challenged by Norv Turner offenses in the past, and those will resume in padded practices to benefit offensive and defensive players alike.
    - 18 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 11:40am -
  • newPatterson: ‘Overtraining’ caused foot injury
    Cordarrelle Patterson said he injured his left foot by running too many routes while training in Los Angeles before training camp.
    - 19 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 10:15am -
  • Sunday slant: Finally, the thud of pads
    It’s finally here. The pads are going on and not scheduled to come off anytime soon in Mankato. It’s time for the players to get physical and the inner football geek in fans to be entertained. Thank goodness, physical football is back.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 14, 9:10pm -
  • Peterson catching on in receiving game
    Adrian Peterson hasn’t always been the smoothest receiver, but he had a good day catching the ball Saturday, showing some of his potential in the passing game in Norv Turner’s system.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 14, 5:17pm -
  • Patterson ‘won’t be long,’ others progressing
    Cordarrelle Patterson is getting closer to joining practice as rehabilitation on his foot continues. Captain Munnerlyn is also progressing, but two others aren’t as close to getting on the field.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 3:32pm -
  • VIDEO: Edwards discusses linebackers
    George Edwards talked about one of the Vikings’ most unsettled positions – linebacker – from an overview to Chad Greenway to Anthony Barr.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 12:02pm - - Vikings - Vikings

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  • newBridgewater, Cassel splitting reps at quarterback for Minnesota Vikings (Shutdown Corner)
    Brian Hoyer might be fending off Johnny Manziel in Cleveland, but another rookie quarterback is getting a fairly good chance to win a starting job early in his first season. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports that Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Cassel are getting equal run at the Minnesota Vikings' starting job. Leaving Vikings for Green Bay. Hugeeee optimism here for Bridgewaters future. He and Cassel pretty much ... — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) July 27, 2014 And in case you did not click on the link, Glazer said (cont'd): "... splitting reps. May not be Week 1 starter bu…
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  • newWeekend Sports In Brief (The Associated Press)
    Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000. The 46-year old Thomas, the first player elected to the Hall who spent more than half of his time as a designated hitter, batted .301 with 521 home runs and 1,704 RBIs in a 19-year career mostly with the Chicago White Sox. Ever the diplomat as a…
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  • newTeam Report - MINNESOTA VIKINGS (The SportsXchange)
    Vikings address Priefer situation head on, and move on
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  • newDose: Lamar Miller On the Rise (Rotoworld)
    Nick Mensio rounds up the NFL news of the weekend, checking in on Lamar Miller, Kyle Rudolph, 49ers running backs and plenty others.
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 9:47pm -
  • newVikings give Kyle Rudolph 5-year extension (The Associated Press)
    Kyle Rudolph hasn't put up the biggest numbers over the first three years of his career, which is due as much to the Minnesota Vikings' revolving door at quarterback as anything else. The Vikings have known all along what they have in Rudolph, a big, field-stretching tight end who can be a difference-maker in the right offense with the right quarterback. Rudolph signed a five-year contract extension with the Vikings on Sunday night, a sign that the team has big plans for Rudolph in new offensive coordinator Norv Turner's offense. ''I'm very excited to get this extension done with Kyle,'' Vi…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 8:26pm -
  • newVikings sign Rudolph to extension (The SportsXchange)
    The Minnesota Vikings signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a contract extension, the team announced Sunday. The Vikings did not provide details of the contract, but reported it was a five-year extension worth a minimum of $36.5 million. Rudolph is guaranteed $19.4 million. "I'm extremely excited to get this extension completed and continue my career with the Minnesota Vikings," Rudolph said in a statement released by the team.
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 7:55pm -
  • newColts sign T Hall (The SportsXchange)
    The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent tackle Matt Hall, the team announced Sunday.
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  • newLawrence Okoye preparing for the NFL (The Associated Press)
    Lawrence Okoye speaks as if he is hoping to win a contest for the Oxford University debate team. The rugby player turned track and field athlete turned football player has been accepted to the prestigious English educational institution, where he intends to study law, and has a spot reserved until 2017. Playing defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers is the latest of his engagements and he's given himself over to sculpting his body into a precision instrument for the football field. ''Training is different in regards to weightlifting,'' Okoye said.
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 6:05pm -
  • newOC History: NFC North (Rotoworld)
    Chet Gresham takes a look at the history of each team's offensive play caller to help predict this season's fantasy winners and losers.
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  • Team Report - GREEN BAY PACKERS (The SportsXchange)
    Nelson joins Packers practice with new contract
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  • newMinnesota Vikings News and Links, 7/28

    Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 7/28

    Happy Monday, ladies and gentlemen. . .or, at least, happier Monday, because we have Minnesota Vikings football to talk about!Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . .-Tight end Kyle Rudolph signed a new five-year contract extension with the team, and it's the sort of team-friendly deal we've become accustomed to seeing from the team's front office.-Ted has practice notes from all of the team's practices thus far. . .Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon.-Arif has his notebooks from both Frida…
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  • newKyle Rudolph's Deal Another Team-Friendly One For Minnesota

    Kyle Rudolph's Deal Another Team-Friendly One For Minnesota

    We've said numerous times in this space before that Rob Brzezinski is the best salary cap guy in the National Football League. If he's not, he has to be near the top of the list somewhere. The new contract extension signed by tight end Kyle Rudolph on Sunday was another display of his prowess.On the surface, the contract is a five-year deal that could pay Rudolph as much as $40.5 million. However, when one delves deeper into the contract. . .as ESPN's Ben Goessling has. . .you can see that there isn't a whole lot of risk for the Minnesota Vikings.. . .they got a deal done that could p…
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  • newMinnesota Vikings Sign Kyle Rudolph To 5 Year Contract Extension

    Minnesota Vikings Sign Kyle Rudolph To 5 Year Contract Extension

    The third year TE out of Notre Dame just made some bankTE Kyle Rudolph, who is already 5th in team history for career touchdowns by a tight end, signed a five year contract extension late Saturday. According to the man with the coolest name in beat writer history, the deal is worth $36.5 million, with $19.4 million guaranteed.Rudolph, a second round pick out of Notre Dame in 2011, is one of the better tight ends in the NFL, and is having a very good training camp so far.  He looks to be a serious weapon that Norv Turner wants to utilize, and the Vikings were happy they could get him…
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  • newSunday Afternoon Practice Recap

    Sunday Afternoon Practice Recap

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  • newVikings Training Camp: Sunday Morning Practice Notes

    Vikings Training Camp: Sunday Morning Practice Notes

    Highlight of the morning was the return of Cordarrelle Patterson to practiceThe Sunday morning walk through was probably the most laid back, atmosphere wise, of the practices I've watched so far.  Not a lot of changes to note, with one major exception.Offense:QB: No changes. Matt Cassel is still the top guy and has taken all the first team snaps.  He made some nice throws during 11 on 11, with a beautiful throw to Rhett Ellison, who was well covered by Gerald Hodges on the play.  Teddy Bridgewater managed to over throw a receiver so bad that hit hit Mistral Raymond in his back (tea…
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  • newTalking Teddy Bridgewater

    Talking Teddy Bridgewater

    A look at what other players and coaches think of Teddy Bridgewater as well as what he thinks of his role on the team.Adrian Peterson is the face of the franchise, Cordarrelle Patterson is an up and coming superstar, but everyone's attention is on first round draft pick Teddy Bridgewater.  Here are bits and pieces I've compiled to give an overview of what other players and coaches are saying about him and also what he thinks his role on the team is.Kyle Rudolph:"Teddy's a good kid.  Teddy came in right away after the draft.  He does nothing but work hard.  Doesn't say a whole lot…
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  • newMinnesota Vikings Training Camp: Day 3 Open Thread

    Minnesota Vikings Training Camp: Day 3 Open Thread

    Hey, everyone. . .think we're just going to go with one Open Thread today. Once again, no GIFs in the Training Camp Open Threads.Here's the Twitter feed for our DN writers, particular those that are actually in Mankato observing everything that's going on. Tweets from you missed anything from yesterday. . .-Arif has his notebook from Day Two of practice.-Ted has the recaps from both the morning practice and the afternoon session.-Ted and Di were on the Purple FTW Podcast once again.-Rookie running back Jerick…
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  • newMinnesota Vikings 2014 Training Camp Notebook (Day Two)

    Minnesota Vikings 2014 Training Camp Notebook (Day Two)

    More Vikings Training Cap news from MankatoA new head coach is always significant for a franchise, and for the most part there’s good reason: getting the old leader out of the way.Like any Vikings fan, I’m ecstatic to see Mike Zimmer in charge of the team I love and expect it to lead to some significant improvement. We won’t know the answer to this until a significant amount of the season is through with, but there is a good question to ask: will it really make a big impact?Teams for the most part are driven by talent and play design. Coaches rarely affect the talent on the fi…
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  • Norv Turner: Teddy Bridgewater worth a top-10 pick
    New Minnesota offensive coordinator Norv Turner believes rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater should have gone higher in the 2014 draft. Did the Vikings luck into a potential franchise savior?
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  • Minnesota Vikings' Mike Priefer suspended 3 games
    The Vikings have suspended special teams coordinator Mike Priefer three games without pay in response to an independent investigative report of Chris Kluwe's allegations, the team announced Friday.
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  • Making the Leap, No. 1: Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson
    Cordarrelle Patterson is just the electric wideout and complement to A.P. the Minnesota Vikings envisioned. Can he realize his prediction of becoming a top-five playmaker in his second year?
    - 17 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 6:59pm -
  • Kyle Rudolph in line for career year under Norv Turner
    New Vikings coordinator Norv Turner's offense has been one of the friendliest for tight ends since the early 1990s. Is Kyle Rudolph in line for a career year in 2014?
    - 20 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 1:56pm -
  • Cordarrelle Patterson: I'll be a 'top-5 playmaker' in '14
    Cordarrelle Patterson can burn defenses whenever he touches the football. The Minnesota Vikings believes he can be a premier playmaker in 2014.
    - 20 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 11:49am -
  • Adrian Peterson raves about Vikes rookie McKinnon
    AP went out of his way to compliment Jerick McKinnon, calling the Vikings rookie running back Minnesota's most impressive player during offseason workouts. What else did All Day have to say?
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  • Adrian Peterson wants to 'beat down' RB reputation
    Adrian Peterson knows the reputation of the running back position has been slipping. That's why the NFL's best back is determined to prove how important the role can be.
    - 32 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 8:33am -
  • Greg Jennings: Cordarrelle Patterson to be showcased
    The Vikings are expecting a lot from Cordarrelle Patterson in his sophomore season. After talking with Norv Turner, Greg Jennings chatted with the young WR to make sure he knew the score.
    - 35 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 5:52am -
  • Turner: Vikings trying to get Peterson in passing game
    Norv Turner is going to do whatever he can to unleash Adrian Peterson in open space. The Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator said he plans on using the All-Pro more in the passing game in 2014.
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  • Norv Turner: Teddy Bridgewater can make all throws
    Minnesota Vikings coordinator Norv Turner says rookie Teddy Bridgewater has "been outstanding throwing the ball deep." Does the quarterback have the edge for the starting role?
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