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John Sullivan used to be a question mark on the Minnesota Vikings offensive line, an undersized sixth-round pick trying to fill in for a perennial Pro Bowler.
Now Sullivan enters his fifth season in Minnesota as the stabilizing force on a new-look unit. He has a new, long-term contract and is being counted on while the Vikings shuffle roles and add new faces.
Veteran guards Steve Hutchinson and Anthony Herrera are gone. Last year's left tackle, Charlie Johnson, moved to left guard to make room for rookie Matt Kalil and the right guard spot is an open competition between Brandon Fusco and Geoff Schwartz.
Sullivan says it feels like it was just yesterday that he was drafted. He also says he feels much more comfortable asserting himself as a leader now.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings star receiver Percy Harvin returned to practice Tuesday for the first time since shoulder surgery in April.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Wide receiver Percy Harvin was missing from the Minnesota Vikings' organized team activities Wednesday, a day after practicing for the first time since shoulder surgery in April.Last week, coach Leslie Frazier praised many of the team's leaders for showing up at nearly every workout and practice so far this offseason. There has been more than 95 percent...
Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton is apologizing for being arrested for DUI last weekend.
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Felton was contrite on Wednesday, saying he regretted bringing some negative attention to his new team...
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin was back on the practice field on Tuesday for the first time this offseason after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.
Harvin indicated that he feels great, even though his shoulder is a little sore, which is expected.
If the Vikings offense is going to have a strong season in 2012, they’re going to need Harvin to stay healthy.
Hey guys, remember that Chris Johnson guy? The hold-out who ran for a total of something like 13 yards in his first five games last season? Yeah, him. Well, he's "back" and more dangerous than ever, and also touting himself as the best running back in the league. From a recent Pro Football Talk article:
“I feel I am still the best back in the league, and I...
You guys, I have terrible news. We recently did our draft recap feature thing (I wouldn't even call it that ...) on new Vikings kicker Blair Walsh, and we asked for people to come up with nicknames for him. The most popular option tossed around on the internet has EASILY been the "Blair Walsh Project," but I have terrible news for you ... We may not be as smarty pants...
Percy Harvin did not attend Wednesday’s voluntary practice with the Vikings, but Leslie Frazier said he didn’t think it was related to the shoulder.
Jerome Simpson wasn’t the most reliable receiver last year, but his catch in Wednesday’s practice showed his impressive athleticism. Simpson has what the Vikings need, but his performance last year compared to Vikings receivers is an interesting and surprising dichotomy. Plus, another receiver showing well, one that is sitting out and other notes from Wednesday.
New Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson displayed speed, hands and leaping ability on a highlight play that had teammates cheering.
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We have been through this with Favre. Hell I’m still not over it. Not even close. At least Wisconsin is not the only NFL state with some QB issues. We bring you some fans dealing with the loss of Peyton and Tebow. It’s tough. I know. Been there.
The Brett Favre, "I used to Know"...
Wonderful, just wonderful parody here folks.
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