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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When Joe Webb went high in the end zone Sunday to pull in a three-yard touchdown catch, the physical gifts that have intrigued the Minnesota Vikings coaches for years were apparent.
Up against San Francisco's third-year cornerback Perrish Cox, Webb jumped high in the air, using all of his 6-foot-4 frame and remarkable leaping ability to catch a floating pass from quarterback Christian Ponder. Webb's athletic ability is still leaving Minnesota's coaches to find a place for him. Sunday's catch is the type the Vikings hope Webb can replicate with more time at receiver.
"It was encouraging to see Joe make the play that he made," coach Leslie Frazier said. "That was a heck of a catch. Great job by him. He'll get some other opportunities on Thursday night (in the preseason finale), so you want guys to continue to impress."
Webb's time with Minnesota has come full circle. A dual-threat quarterback at Alabama-Birmingham, ...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that they have released 13 players, cutting their roster down to 75. Lawrence Jackson, a former first-round defensive end selected by the Seattle Seahawks in 2008, was
On Sunday night, Joe Looney of the San Francisco 49ers threw a block on a defenseless Kevin Williams in which it looks like he purposely dove at the big defensive tackles knees. Well even though Looney has apologized and said he was not trying to hurt Williams, the Vikings defense has had enough. Today Jared […]
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings aren't happy with the hit from San Francisco offensive lineman Joe Looney that injured five-time All-Pro defensive tackle Kevin Williams on Sunday, despite the NFL ruling the hit wasn't illegal.
Williams avoided a major injury after Looney dove into his legs in Sunday's third preseason game and could possibly be ready for...
Minnesota Vikings backup lineman Seth Olsen suffered a pretty scary injury Thursday night in his team’s final preseason game.
Olsen sustained a neck injury and had to be taken off the field strapped down to a stretcher after taking a knee to the head in the second quarter of the Vikings’ game against the Titans, according to USA Today Sports. The fourth-year offensive lineman...
Christian Ponder throwing against the Titans last season.
The (0-3) Minnesota Vikings take on the (1-2) Tennessee Titans Thursday night in Minneapolis. The Vikings look to get the offense in sync before the regular season gets under way. The team doesn’t necessarily care about winning the ball game, but this is a game that needs to be played at a regular season tempo.
Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Seth Olsen was taken off the field on a stretcher in the second quarter Thursday night after a collision with Titans linebacker Scott Solomon.
Olsen was blocking on a screen pass when he took a knee from Solomon to his helmet and went down. Head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman raced to his side and immediately called for a stretcher as a hush fell...
In the aftermath of a questionable low block on Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kevin Williams Minnesota Viking defenders called for the NFL to provide some modicum of justice.
But San Francisco 49ers backup guard Joe Looney wasn't penalized in the third quarter of Sunday's preseason game and he wasn't penalized by the NFL on Tuesday.
"It was a legal play" said...
Adrian Peterson, the reigning NFL MVP, will be the focal point of the Vikings, but the success of a team looking to “seize this moment” will go beyond Peterson. Here are five storylines to follow this year.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings still aren't discussing important agreements pertaining to the construction and operation of their planned football palace.
But they have taken a significant step this week in hopes of resuming those negotiations.
As of Wednesday, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority's investigation into the team's ownership was moving along...
As bad as the Vikings’ 34-14 loss may have seemed, it wasn’t all bad. We pick three players with good games and three that struggled after re-watching and re-charting the game, and Christian Ponder isn’t in either of our lists.
With Kevin Williams’ status uncertain for the regular-season opener, the Vikings don’t want to take any risks with his backup. Plus, injury updates and more.
The Minnesota Vikings fell to 0-3 on the preseason as they were roundly defeated by the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers, 34-14, at Candlestick Park. The 49ers improved to 3-1 in preseason action. Letting them play The game was a study in coaching philosophy contrasts. San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh only played his […]The post Minnesota Vikings starters no match...
We Made It!
We did it! Sure, I mean we won our game last night versus the Titans, our first and only preseason win, but moreso I mean we finally made it! We survived all of the crap that people made us put up with during this preseason and ridiculous training camps and Joe Webb conversations and punching your eyeballs from watching Christian Ponder and oh god, it's over....
A year away from the game gave LB Desmond Bishop a new appreciation for his health. The last couple weeks of strong play have given him a new opportunity at a starting position.