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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer Chad Greenway was picked as an injury replacement for the Pro Bowl last season. He was credited with a career-high 174 tackles. That certainly wasn't his best year, though.
The Minnesota Vikings struggled often on defense in 2011, and Greenway was a part of that. He didn't force any turnovers, and the back seven was often exploited in pass coverage.
But through three games this season, Greenway has been the disruptive outside linebacker the Vikings are paying him to be. He had two sacks in last week's upset of San Francisco. And the best part about that game for Greenway was that his father was in the seats watching.
Alan Greenway has been fighting leukemia this year. Greenway says his dad is ''doing as well as can be expected.''
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The Minnesota Vikings will be adding another weapon to their receiving corps this Sunday as they face off against the Detroit Lions. Jerome Simpson, who just finished serving his three game suspension, will rejoin the team and add another dimension to an already fine tuned offense.
Simpson is the type of vertical threat that the Vikings have been missing and will make for a...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jamarca Sanford is back in the Minnesota Vikings' starting lineup at safety following Mistral Raymond's ankle injury, but he can easily recall the depths to which he sunk after being told at the end of the preseason than Raymond had won the starting spot.
Sanford, who started all 15 games he played last season, had worked on his conditioning during the...
Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph didn't practice Wednesday because of a bruised quadriceps muscle, and defensive end Jared Allen was limited by a neck injury.
Both players were banged up Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Allen had to sit out a few series in the fourth quarter because of neck spasms, but returned to the game.
Coach Leslie Frazier says the team...
Minnesota's newly acquired wideout Jerome Simpson, who was been suspended for the first three games of the 2012 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, will be part of the game plan in Week 4, says coach Leslie Frazier.Fantasy Spin:Simpson had 50 catches last season for 725 yards and four touchdowns. Simpson, Harvin and tight end Kyle Rudolph should provide...
According to 1500 ESPN Radio in Minneapolis, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was added to this week’s injury report with a neck issue.
“An NFL source said Ponder had some tension in his neck, but he is expected to be able to start Sunday at Detroit,” reported 1500 ESPN Radio.
Ponder has put together a very impressive start to his sophmore season. The good news is that...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponder came through Sunday with perhaps his biggest game in the NFL against maybe the toughest defense he's faced in his 14 games.Not surprisingly, the Minnesota Vikings came up with their biggest, and most surprising win, during that time in the 24-13 win against the San Francisco 49ers. Minnesota's win and Ponder's performance (21 of 35...
Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has "tension" in his neck but he's still expected to start Sunday against the Lions, according to Judd Zulgad of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.Fantasy Spin:Ponder has been the league's most-improved quarterback, leading the team to a 2-1 record with 713 yards, four passing touchdowns and a rushing score with zero picks in three games...
Percy Harvin leads the league in receptions and has seen his role with the Vikings increase on and off the field. That’s made a difference in his temperament, which is a good thing for all involved.
Despite being added to the injury report on Thursday, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was back taking part in Friday’s practice and should be on pace to start Sunday in Detroit.
I am a Minnesota girl. My first football love was the Minnesota Vikings. It was a tortured relationship. Especially in January. And December. And sometimes November. September was usually good. And October…at least the beginning of it. But it was … Continue reading →
The architect who designed stadiums for the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts has been chosen to design the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority announced the $34 million contract Friday with HKS Sports & Entertainment Group.
Authority Chairwoman Michelle Kelm-Helgen says the stadium authority and the Vikings made the choice together...
The Vikings are experiencing winning again and that has created an optimistic locker room once again, according to John Sullivan, one of the emerging leaders on the team.
Cue the fish alien.This game is a trap for the Detroit Lions.They gave up a large number of big plays last week against the Titans, and were down 14 points with 30 seconds left to play. They got lucky and landed a series of miracles to reach overtime, but they were easily beaten in that game.The Minnesota Vikings did the exact opposite this weekend - they stunned everyone by beating...