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According to ESPN's Kevin Seifert, WR Jarius Wright is the "most impressive receiver" in Vikings training camp. Wright was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft and is looking to do more than being a fourth or fifth receiver in the offense. He’s turning heads as the second year receiver is putting pressure on Jerome Simpson and Corradelle Patterson for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart.


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...

Jared Allen, Harrison Smith return quickly after injuries

MANKATO, Minn. -- The scare the Minnesota Vikings might have gotten from Tuesday's rash of injuries turned out to be fleeting. Defensive end Jared Allen, safety Harrison Smith, linebacker Erin Henderson and defensive tackle Christian Ballard all returned to practice Wednesday after missing or leaving practice early on Tuesday. Minnesota also got linebacker Desmond Bishop and...

Lawsuit has Minnesota governor concerned with Wilfs, stadium

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings ownership issued a statement Thursday in hopes of reassuring their political business partners and Twin Cities citizens that a judge's decision against them won't have any adverse effects on the construction of the team's near-billion-dollar stadium. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton doesn't appear convinced. "I am deeply concerned...

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...

Vikings stadium deal once again in question

The Vikings just can’t put their stadium situation behind them. Minnesota governor Mark Dayton is “deeply concerned” about the findings of a New Jersey judge, according to KSTP-TV. The judge found that the Wilfs committed fraud in the form of inaccurate accounting with a partnership that built and maintained an apartment complex in New Jersey. “I would urge the [Stadium...

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...

Jeff Locke's Aussie punting style different but effective

MANKATO, Minn. -- It didn't take Minnesota Vikings rookie punter Jeff Locke long to show how he's different from Chris Kluwe -- and it's not in his tweeting habits. Early in training camp, Locke displayed a punting technique that is growing in popularity in the NFL but wasn't used by Kluwe, Minnesota's punter for the last eight seasons and the franchise leader...

Patterson, Hopkins highlight in Texans win

DeAndre Hopkins and Cordarrelle Patterson highlighted their team’s offensive performances in a 27-13 Houston win over the Vikings in the preseason NFL debuts for both receivers.

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.

Brian Hall's Vikings mailbag

The Minnesota Vikings open the preseason Friday with a home game against the Houston Texans trying to make the playoffs after last year's seven-win improvement, 10-6 record and Wild Card playoff berth. This season we'll be doing a mailbag to answer your questions about the Vikings. Mailbags will appear twice a week during the preseason and weekly during the regular season...

Notebook: Patterson progressing, impressing

Cordarrelle Patterson says he still has a long way to go, but he was impressive in his preseason debut, leading the Vikings in receiving. Plus, get a dozen notes that help tell the tale of the game.

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.

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...
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