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MANKATO, Minn. One of Alan Williams' plans since taking over as the Minnesota Vikings' defensive coordinator has been to implement a rotation along the defensive line, keeping the group fresh throughout a long season and ready to attack within games.
Williams has referenced the sports culture in Minnesota, likening the rotation to a hockey lineup with the ability to change players on the fly.
"Keep them fresh, keep them running so they can make plays," Williams said. "When we're at the end of the ballgame and the game is on the line, we have to close it out. It's just that at the end, we want the guys fresh and we want to close it out. That is game-specific and season-specific, so at the end of the year we don't have a guy that has 1,000 reps under his belt. We want guys to be fresh so that we when playoffs come down the line, we're ready to hunt."
One person who still wants his 1,000 reps is Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen, and he ...
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Jared Allen has a mean streak not easily matched, even in the NFL. And on Tuesday, the hot-headed defensive end's temper could be heard from all over the Minnesota Vikings practice field. After being stonewalled on two consecutive plays by Vikings rookie Matt Kalil, the eight-year NFL veteran, Allen, blew up and began viciously cursing, according to 1500ESPN.com. Although the...
MANKATO, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings brought tight end John Carlson in to add another facet to their offense. Now they will have to wait a few weeks before they get the chance to see how he can develop.
Carlson, signed in the offseason from the Seattle Seahawks, suffered a knee injury in Tuesday's afternoon practice at training camp and coach Leslie Frazier said he could be...
MANKATO, Minn. Adrian Peterson loves seafood and had just finished some jambalaya in the dorm cafeteria at training camp on Monday before going upstairs to his room.Peterson felt fine, and was resting when things started to go terribly wrong. Peterson was having an allergic reaction to something he had eaten at lunch.Feeling much better Tuesday, and after he returned to practice...
MANKATO, Minn. Antoine Winfield is entering his 14th NFL season at age 35 and is still considered, in many ways, the Minnesota Vikings' top cornerback.
He's certainly their most experienced. With 181 games under his belt, he leads a group of corners in which only Chris Carr has played more than three NFL seasons. The other 10 cornerbacks in training camp for Minnesota have...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) Jared Allen is happy to help out the younger Minnesota Vikings, answering questions, giving advice or critiquing their performance.
But be clear about this, young fellas: You're getting paid to play, so the expectations are just as high as they are for the veterans.
''This isn't high school or college,'' said Allen, who is beginning...
Minnesota Vikings tight end John Carlson sprained his knee in practice on Tuesday, and it could keep Carlson out of action for several weeks, 1500ESPN.com reported. The preliminary diagnosis is a sprained medial collateral ligament, but Carlson was scheduled to have an MRI performed to pinpoint the problem. "If that (sprained MLC) is what it turns out to be, you don'...
How do we know Donovan McNabb is at the end of his NFL career? It’s late July and the former Super Bowl QB was spotted this week at the San Diego Zoo and not throwing passes as a backup QB. There have been rumors of McNabb to the 49ers and even the Eagles.
Instead, the guy who was supposed to be making a comeback is instead spending time with the kids pretending to enjoy watching...
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The Minnesota Vikings put on the pads for the first time in the 2012 training camp in Mankato, Minnesota this afternoon after completing their 3-day acclimation period and a day off on Sunday.
All eyes have been on rookie left tackle Matt Kalil, matching up against defensive end Jared Allen, Adrian Peterson's knee rehab and Percy Harvin's attitude. Let's take a look...
Despite the release of Ryan Longwell, special teams coordinator Mike Priefer says rookie kicker Blair Walsh has plenty of challengers. They are scattered throughout the league on training camp rosters and free-agent lists.
Percy Harvin is starting to see the ball more in the passing game as camp progresses, but he said coaches have started talking about expanding his role in other areas, too. Plus, Zygi Wilf’s bold prediction, Antoine Winfield’s age is factoring in, Erin Henderson gets a little too aggressive and other notes from Tuesday.