Found August 10, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
    Vikings rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd suffered a knee injury during Friday night’s preseason game against the Texans. According to Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports,  it sounds like Floyd will be fine. Rolled back #Vikings game on DVR. Sounds like Sharrif Floyd is fine, but the tackle diving into his knee is the next play NFL should outlaw. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 10, 2013   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Sharrif Floyd should be fine appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

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...

Floyd getting MRI on knee

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.

Cordarrelle Patterson showed flashes at receiver and punt returner

The Minnesota Vikings traded four draft picks in this year’s draft to jump back into the first round to take receiver Cordarrelle Paterson with the 29th pick. During the Vikings’ first preseason game, Paterson proved the Vikings’ did the right thing. Patterson returned a punt 50 yards and also caught the ball 4 times for 54 yards. He did all of this in the first half. Whether...

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...

Vikings notebook: Passing name of game vs. Texans

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings' offense is built on the running of MVP back Adrian Peterson. But with Peterson taking Friday's preseason opener off, and with Minnesota knowing what it has in one of the league's best running games, the passing offense was the focus Friday. The Vikings, who were second in the league in rushing last season but 31st in passing, had...

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...

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.

Minnesota Vikings 2013: Most Overrated and Underrated Players

In 2011, four NFL teams drafted quarterbacks in the first twelve selections. No, it wasn’t the famed draft class of 1983, but more like the infamous class of 1999.Cam Newton has had nominal success and took the NFL by storm with his rookie records and success. The three other quarterbacks are waiting to show what they can do.That includes Minnesota’s Christian Ponder. While Minnesota...

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.

Texans 27, Vikings 13

DeAndre Hopkins and Cordarrelle Patterson both showed off their first-round talent. Hopkins caught a 34-yard touchdown pass for the Houston Texans in a 27-13 preseason victory on Friday over Minnesota. The Vikings also showcased their rookie wide receiver, too, during a flashy first half by Patterson. Hopkins, the 27th overall pick in the draft, had four receptions for 52 yards...

Key matchup: Whose debut will be better?

The Vikings don’t care much about their opponent. They are focused on themselves, and the debuts of Sharrif Floyd and Cordarrelle Patterson will be closely followed by coaches and fans alike.
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