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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. A look at the rushing leaders for the Minnesota Vikings through three preseason games and the big namesdon't lead the list.
Adrian Peterson, of course, is easing his way back in after major knee surgery in December. Toby Gerhart, Peterson's effective backup the past two years, has taken the reps of a No. 1 running back in the preseason, having his chances limited. In their place, a quartet of backs have been given a shot to win the third running back spot on Minnesota's roster behind Peterson and Gerhart.
The name atop the rushing list this preseason? Matt Asiata.
Asiata, listed as a fullback, wasn't even expected to challenge for a running back spot at the beginning of training camp. Expectations were veteran power back Lex Hilliard and young, speedy Jordan Todman would be battling for the final running back spot on the 53-man roster. Undrafted rookie Derrick Coleman was also in the mix.
However, Asiata, given a chance at running back after ...
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The Minnesota Vikings are getting closer and closer to the beginning of the regular season and their date with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 9. However, they still need to select who will be their nickleback, or third string cornerback.
As of right now, the two starting cornerbacks are Chris Cook and Antoine Winfield. Cook had legal issues last year that cut his season...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Running back Adrian Peterson is taking his first hits in practice with the Minnesota Vikings in his continued recovery from major knee surgery.
Coach Leslie Frazier said that Peterson, who had surgery on Dec. 31 to repair two torn ligaments in his left knee, has begun taking his from defenses during team drills in practice Monday. Peterson returned to practice...
The Minnesota Vikings will wrap up their preseason with a trip down to Houston to face the defending AFC South champion Houston Texans on Thursday at 6:00 CT. The Vikings are 1-2 this preseason while the Texans are 2-1. The final preseason game is usually the one that decides who the remaining back ups will be and who will be cut.
There is a very good chance that none...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings felt they were going to shape the future of their roster with the 10 players they acquired in April's NFL Draft and Minnesota wasn't planning on waiting long into the future for contributions.
The Vikings drafted two immediate starters in the first round in left tackle Matt Kalil and safety Harrison Smith. They gave the kicking...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has never shied from sharing his opinion on a wide variety of subjects via his Twitter page, @ChrisWarcraft, and last week he took aim a sensitive subject in the NFL: replacement officials.
Four days later, Kluwe wasn't backing away from his tweets regarding poor officiating in last Friday's preseason game against...
Jarius Wright showed his explosiveness Friday night with a 24-yard punt return, but the Vikings still have concerns about his ability to consistently field punts outside.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings offseason youth movement will show in the final 53-man roster.
Once one of the most veteran teams in the league, Minnesota could be among the youngest after Fridays final cutdown to the 53-man regular season roster. With several spots still undecided, any close calls could come down to a matter of which player is the youngest and offers...
McLeod Bethel-Thompson is scheduled to get the most playing time of the Vikings’ quarterbacks Thursday night and the “door is not shut” on his roster opportunity. Plus, clarity on Jerome Simpson’s suspension, the battle for the final receiver spots, a health update and more.
The Vikings believe Jerome Simpson will be a legitimate deep threat when he returns from suspension, but the fourth preseason game will be a big test for other receivers looking for an early contributing role.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Leslie Frazier is a quiet, unassuming gentleman; strong in his faith, considerate of others and genuinely considered one of the nicer men walking the sideline in the NFL.None of that is under dispute, but Frazier's track record as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings is a different matter. After 21 tumultuous months in charge first as an interim coach...
OH MY DAYUM!Ever since Chris Kluwe delivered the now-infamous Gangnam Style celebration dance during last Friday's forgettable game against the Chargers, it got Purple Jesus Diaries to thinking about all of the different and endearing celebrations this team has accumulated. Kluwe's may be the new hottness, but don't forget about the old and busted (and tried and true...