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Antoine Winfield has heard the fans talk about moving him to safety for years. That’s not going to happen, Winfield said, explaining why and talking optimistically about the final two years of his career.

Vikings can't afford mistakes this off-season

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. With the Minnesota Vikings' leadership speaking to the media on Tuesday, one thing became abundantly clear the 2012 Vikings will look much different than the 2011 Vikings. Owners Mark and Zygi Wilf spoke to the media about the state of the franchise after promoting vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman to general manager. Spielman and head coach...

Will Vikings' offseason outshine their season?

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings couldn't close out the 2011 season, Jim Kleinsasser's career and perhaps the Metrodome with a victory. In what was the final game of Kleinsasser's under-appreciated 13-year career and with the lease to the stadium expiring after the season, Minnesota lost 17-13 to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The Vikings also ended the 2011 season...

Relieved Vikings express confidence for 2012

The Minnesota Vikings figured to be as vulnerable to the effects of the NFL lockout as any other team, with a first-year head coach, a rookie quarterback and a new offense to install. They had a lot to lose during the dispute and lose is exactly what they did once the season started. Their 3-13 record matched the worst in the franchise's 51-year history. The roster needs significant...

Adrian Peterson rings in the New Year hospital style

Vikings star running back on New Year's Eve

AP celebrates New Year's Eve from hospital

MINNEAPOLIS Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson suffered a major knee injury last week, but he was able to share a laugh with fans following his surgery.Peterson posted a picture on his Twitter account (@AdrianPeterson) of himself in his hospital bed, with a New Year's hat, a noisemaker and a pint of ice cream. He said: "My time bringing in the New Year was great...

Ponder: Vikes wont take QB in first round

Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Christian Ponder may have been 2-8 as a starter with just one win in games he started and finished but he apparently has shown enough that his team won't be taking a quarterback with the No. 3 overall selection in the April NFL draft. Ponder addressed that topic and more on Tuesday's Dan Patrick Show, telling the host that he talked...

Vikings ready to move on and focus on future

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. As the Minnesota Vikings packed up their personal belongings in the locker room at Winter Park on Monday, one overriding feeling was felt from several of the players relief.Most of the Vikings played hard right to the bitter end of a 3-13 season, which matched the worst single-season record in team history. But it was obvious Monday the losing had worn on players...

Photo: How Adrian Peterson rang in the New Year

Adrian Peterson's knee was wrecked during the Vikings win over Washington on Christmas Eve. He had successful knee surgery on Friday, so that meant celebrating New Year's in the hospital. Peterson somehow still found a way to party. Ice cream, noise maker, multiple hats and a hospital gown? That's a party.

Unlike Strahan, Allen given no help in quest for sack record

Vikings DE Jared Allen would have liked to break the NFL single-season mark held by Michael Strahan, but the Bears had no interest in letting that happen once he drew close. Where's Brett Favre when you need him?

Vikings unlikely to switch defensive scheme

Leslie Frazier hasn’t made any changes to his coaching staff yet, but major changes to his defensive scheme don’t sound likely. Changes in personnel might be another matter.

Bears Team Report: Last hurrah for 2011(in 2012)

The Bears were able to find a way to finish the season with a win over the Minnesota Vikings. The last positive they can take from the season? They played hard and didn’t quit. But now they can quit.....

Ponder reflects on dizzying rookie season

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder took time out Wednesday morning to visit with Dan Patrick, providing an inside breakdown of an eye-opening rookie season.
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