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First-round defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd wasn’t concerned about his injured left knee after Friday’s game, but increased soreness is prompting the Vikings to get an MRI on that knee.

Sharrif Floyd’s MRI reveals no damage

We reported over this past weekend that Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd will undergo an MRI on his knee. According to the Star Tribune,  after undergoing the MRI,  no damage was found in Floyd’s knee.  Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd never thought his knee injury was serious and now he has the negative MRI results to prove it. “Everything is fine,” said Floyd, the...

Can Christian Ponder shoulder the weight of leadership?

The early returns from training camp indicated that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was little improved from six weeks ago and was still making the basic mistakes that could cost the team a Super Bowl run.  As of late, Ponder seems to be quieting the critics somewhat, although he still makes basic errors from time to time.  Many national reporters and analysts have...

Desmond Bishop back at practice, ready to compete

MANKATO, Minn. -- Desmond Bishop's short tenure with the Minnesota Vikings has been filled with more intrigue than plays made on the field. Bishop's signing following the offseason program meant he was coming to his new team fresh into training camp. Believed to be fighting for a starting linebacker position, Bishop opened camp with the second-team defense and then suffered...

Adrian Peterson Featured On Wheaties Cereal Box (Photo)

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson is not only seen as the consensus No. 1 player at his position, but some view him as the best overall player in the entire league right now. The NFL’s 2012 MVP and Comeback Player of the Year vaulted himself into the conversation of the greatest running backs in NFL history last year as he came just eight yards short of Eric...

Vikings vets lobbying for 'shells' in final training camp week

MANKATO, Minn. -- Monday presented another full-padded practice on a picturesque day at Minnesota State University, continuing the training-camp long trend of mild weather. Monday's temperatures reached the high 70s, which has been more common this year than the mid-90s Minnesota is used to at training camp. As the Vikings stretched, a chant started coming from the players,...

PJD's Preseason Game 1 Recap: Under the Friday Night Lights

Football Returned! But With a Shoulder Shrug: A hell yeah! Minnesota Vikings football returned Friday night! Who was ready for the most thrilling, exciting, mouth bashing, fist punching, exhilarating three hours of football your face flesh has ever had the privilege of exper ... What? This was only a preseason game? Against the Texans? And the Vikings lost it, 27-13? And Christian...

Rookies Shine in Vikings Loss to Texans

Final: Vikings 13, Texans 27 Overall a pretty decent game for the Vikings considering it was the 1st preseason game of the year. They looked to escape any serious injuries, although Floyd gave us all a scare in the 2nd quarter. The rookies shined early and continued to be a force even in the 2nd half with guys like Mauti and Hodges playing well. While we would have all liked to...

Minnesota Vikings: Houston Texans game recap

(AP Photo/Andy King) The Minnesota Vikings lost their first preseason game against the Houston Texans 27-13 on Friday. The first three quarters were a close hard fought game, but once the deep reserves hit the field in the fourth quarter the Texans pulled away with two touchdowns. Christian Ponder played the first series which ended with an interception off of a tipped pass intended...

Frazier focused on fixing passing game

With a passing game that lacked consistency and explosiveness in 2012, head coach Leslie Frazier was intent on testing the passing game in the first half of Friday night’s loss. Frazier, Matt Cassel and the receivers all talked about the mixed results.

2013 Minnesota Vikings Preview

In 2011, the Minnesota Vikings went 3-13. 2012 did not look much better with Adrian Peterson recovering from a torn ACL, and most fans and analysts felt the Vikings were in for another 3 win season. Of course, then everyone realized that Adrian Peterson was more than just fine and, he ended up leading them to a playoff berth while coming up just eight yards short Eric Dickerson’s...

No downside to depth on Vikings defensive line

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer When Minnesota's veteran defensive linemen are pulled from a game for a play or two to rest, the coaches are well-prepared for the response. Don't take me out. With the starters one year older and the Vikings even deeper at a position group already one of the team's strongest, these gripes are...

Line takes pride in SMU’s rebound

Fullback Zach Line knows he has an uphill battle to make the Vikings’ roster, but he is no stranger to overcoming odds, both individually and in helping bring back a once-shamed college program.

VIDEO: Ponder, Cassel’s post-game assessments

Christian Ponder talked about his short night in the preseason opener, and Matt Cassel joked about his touchdown pass to rookie Zach Line and assessed his interception.

VIDEO: Priefer talks preseason reps

Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer talked about the difference in the first and second preseason games for rotation, Cullen Loeffler, Blair Walsh and more.
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