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Vikings middle linebacker Jasper Brinkley is getting his first opportunity to be a starter, as long as he can stay healthy.
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MANKATO, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings pulled a surprise when they selected kicker Blair Walsh in the sixth round of April's draft.But Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman said after releasing veteran Ryan Longwell the move had been in consideration long before the draft, back to January when the team was conducting its evaluations after last season. And apparently the decision...
MANKATO, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings have practiced several situational offenses during the early portion of training camp, meaning the tight ends have been heavily involved at times.The repetitions for the tight ends took on added significance on Tuesday when John Carlson, No. 2 behind Kyle Rudolph in many of the situations, was injured during practice when a teammate rolled up...
Matt Kalil was the Vikings’ first-round pick (No. 4 overall) in April’s draft, and he’s wasting no time trying to prove his value. The former USC offensive lineman apparently has been going after sack master Jared Allen pretty hard in practice, even frustrating the defensive end, according to Tom Pelissero.
Allen is entering his ninth season in the league and told PFT Live...
In order to keep all-pro defensive end Jared Allen fresh during games, Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier plans on reducing his snaps this season.
“We’re going to make a concerted effort to try to get him off the field at times,” Frazier said, per the Pioneer Press. “Without hurting the team. We don’t want to hurt the team. He’s our best pass rusher...
MANKATO, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings have signed two rookie guards after a slew of injuries hit the team's training camp depth.Minnesota added Grant Cook and Bridger Buche after losing linemen Geoff Schwartz, Patrick Brown and DeMarcus Love to injury in the first full week of padded practices. Rookie lineman Kevin Murphy also left Friday afternoon's practice and was later...
The Minnesota Vikings offered very little last year from a fantasy football perspective with inconsistent performances and injuries. This year though, there are a few diamonds in the rough and some sneaky picks that could help elevate your team if you are have the guts and the gumption to make the moves.
All-Day shredded his knee in Week 16 last year against...
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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer The Minnesota Vikings have a cautious plan for cornerback Antoine Winfield's playing time.
The 35-year-old has dealt with his share of injuries in recent seasons, and the Vikings would rather limit his snaps in both practice and games to make sure he's around the whole time. Coach Leslie...
MANKATO, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings wanted more depth and internal competition this season.The myriad moves, bringing in 10 draft picks, signing several players at positions of need, seemed to do the trick. Now the players are noticing the difference in training camp."I think the biggest thing I notice that's been different this camp from camps in the past is that there...
(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...
MANKATO, Minn. One of the biggest focus areas of the offseason for the Minnesota Vikings was upgrading an offensive line that had aged and slumped last season.
A week into training camp, those changes are being tested as depth and competition has eroded due to injuries.
The latest concern is Geoff Schwartz, a former 16-game starter for the Carolina Panthers who was signed to a...
Defensive ends Brian Robison and Jared Allen are solid in their starting positions, but they are willingly lending a helping hand to increase the quality of depth behind them. They each talked about that task. Plus, plenty of injury and practice notes from a busy, hot Friday afternoon.
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.