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Vikings Training Camp 2015 – Day 1

It is the 50th year at Vikings Training Camp and a very special one for me. I’ve been covering camp for about 5 years now, but always for other blogs or fan sites. I decided to take a big step this year and write for myself. I hope to carry on many of the traditions of Purple Jesus Diaries, but also bring something new and unique to the table. So… with that said…. Here are...
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Buy or Sell: Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy BridgewaterADP: 123.4 QB: 18 Teddy Bridgewater took over the starting quarterback role in Week four last season for the Vikings, when stopgap solution Matt Cassel went out with an injury. Norv Turner eased him into the offense, gradually releasing the reigns as Bridgewater showed that there wasn’t much that was too big for him to handle. He finished with a 64.4 percent completion...
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Mike Zimmer says Adrian Peterson 'looks like a Hall of Fame' running back

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer couldn't hold back his praise for Adrian Peterson stating the rusher 'looks like a Hall of Fame' running back. Peterson, back from almost a year long absence dues to legal issues and a league suspension, hasn't shown a bit of rust at the start to the team's training camp. “He’s in fantastic shape. His body is rock hard. He’s really...
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Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace: 'I did not quit' in Miami

There have been plenty of rumors involving Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace. One of them had to do with the way things ended in Miami last year. In his final game with the Dolphins, Wallace watched the second half from the sidelines as his team lost to the New York Jets -- some say he quit.Well, Wallace took the opportunity to set the record straight."I did not quit...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings O-line looks to bounce back from subpar 2014

The Minnesota Vikings saw key injuries up front in 2014 that hampered them throughout the season, and now the once-reliable unit is healthy and looking to do what they're supposed to do in 2015 - protect the quarterback, writes Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “As long as we take care of our business up front, we’ll be OK,” right tackle Phil Loadholt, who was...
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Three things to keep watching for during Vikings’ training camp

The Minnesota Vikings recently finished up day four of training camp, and there still are plenty of things we need to find out soon as to how they’ll roll into 2015. It’s a year of hype and intrigue after the team made many strong additions and chose to bring back controversial running back Adrian Peterson, who is a guarantee to give this team a much-needed spark. With that in...
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Vikings Training Camp Coverage Tomorrow

Training Camp Coverage coming your way tomorrow! Follow us at @VD__Diaries for live tweet updates throughout camp. Who’s ready? AP-BA Face. Giveaways, contests and shirtless Vikings galore. The post Vikings Training Camp Coverage Tomorrow appeared first on Vikings Digital Diaries.
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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2015 | #9 Antone Exum

#9 | Antone Exum Number 9 on our list goes to the favorite to land the strong safety job next to Harrison Smith, Antone Exum.  Exum is entering his second season, and appears to have a leg up on the compeition after impressing at OTA’s.  Training camp and the Preseason will be key in determining if Exum does indeed lock down this coveted spot. Why Exum’s Performance is so...
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Vikings Who Need to Make an Impact in 2015 | #10 Terence Newman

#10 | Terence Newman We start off the top 10 with the old timer Terence Newman. The former 1st round pick has been in the league since 2003and has notched 37 INTs during his career. Even though he is at the end of his career, he is still performing at a pretty high level, and will be looked at as a starting corner for the Vikings in 2015. Why Newman’s Performance is so Important...
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Vikings continue to play rookie CB Trae Waynes at slot position

Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Trae Waynes has been working out of the slot since training camp opened and coach Mike Zimmer want him to learn as many positions in the secondary as possible. Zimmer did the same thing for former first round pick Xavier Rhodes when he entered the league in 2013. "There is a lot more that goes in there," Zimmer said, via ESPN. "But I still...
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Ranking the five best Vikings players as training camp nears

The Minnesota Vikings are preparing for training camp, and for once, there aren’t very many position battles which raises the thought that this team is more than ready to make a serious playoff push in 2015. With new additions through the draft and trades, this looks like the Vikings most talented roster since 2009, and the Vikings have had just one playoff appearance since. With...
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Is This Marcus Sherels' Last Camp with the Vikings?

Back in April, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was asked if he felt better about the height of rookie cornerback Trae Waynes after the division rival Chicago Bears used their first round selection on West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White. Zimmer's response was pretty straightforward."You can probably write it down that we're not going to take any 5'9" corners here," Zimmer...
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First Day of Full Pads for the Minnesota Vikings; AP Catches a Pass Out of the Backfield

This is a good sign of things to come. It seems like forever--or at least a few months--since we have seen some of our favorite gridiron gladiators strap on the pads and take the field. Yes, it is only practice and guys are not going to try and kill each other, but it's better than the football action we've been seeing (nothing).So--after such a long lay off how was it for Adrian...
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Brock Lesnar once suplexed Chiefs player for cheap-shotting Daunte Culpepper

Many years ago, long before he left the WWE to become the UFC heavyweight champion of the world, Brock Lesnar tried to make it as an NFL player. Lesnar famously tried out for the Minnesota Vikings during the preseason in 2004 and was cut before the season began. Though he did not make the team,...Read More
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: I knew the Vikings wouldn't trade me

Adrian Peterson spent a good portion of the offseason trying to force his way out of Minnesota. Or, should we say, the All-Pro running back wanted the Vikings to think he wasn’t going to be happy until they traded him. In an interview with Peter King of The MMQB on Sunday, Peterson admitted that he...Read More
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Norv Turner sees Teddy Bridgewater as top-five NFL QB

The summer months tend to bring some lofty expectations for teams around the NFL. It’s the start of a new year. Pretty much a clean slate for every squad, no matter what the previous season brought. For the Minnesota Vikings, last season was a surprise on the field. Off the field, it brought a level of drama that would make writers for General Hospital rethink scripting it. Adrian...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Players Eat Free At Matt Kalil's Pizzerias During Training Camp

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. If that is the case than Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Matt Kalil is going to have a bunch of large men loving him pretty soon. Kalil owns three pizzerias and for the duration of training camp his teammates can eat free at his restaurants.As an offensive lineman he knows all too well how a hungry football player can...
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WATCH: Minnesota Vikings QBs and WRs Working on Their Timing During Training Camp

At long last--training camp is here! That means that football is about to come back and the dreaded off-season is finally going to come to an end. Two teams, the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers, have already reported and soon so will the rest of the league.On Sunday the Vikings took the field to get some work in, and the fans were treated to a few nice catches by the wide...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Unusual injuries lead Vikings to inspect lifting regimen

MANKATO, Minn. -- These weren't common football injuries, all these torn pectoral muscles, so the Minnesota Vikings took a closer look. Right guard Brandon Fusco (13 games missed) and right tackle Phil Loadholt (five games missed) each needed season-ending surgery after theirs occurred while blocking during games last year. Defensive end Brian Robison was able to avoid such a procedure...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson aiming to rush for 2,500 yards

Adrian Peterson is raring to destroy NFL record books on a yearly basis. The Minnesota Vikings running back came within eight yards of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record with 2,097 yards in 2012, but his personal goal is much, much more lofty. According to the team’s official Twitter account, Peterson aims to rush for 2,500 yards every year. "I always...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Questions for the Minnesota Vikings Entering Training Camp

Minnesota, along with Pittsburgh, become the first NFL teams to have their full rosters open training camp when the two squads start back to work on...
Via Athlon Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Pre Training Camp 53 Man Roster Prediction

One of the best times of the year has arrived as training camp is only a day away. Below is my official PRE training camp prediction on who makes the final 53. A few notes on the players below, first i’m not a fan of only rolling with two quarterbacks, but with Teddy solidified as the #1 and Hill an above average back-up I think they can get away with it this year. On the defensive...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Next Level – Teddy Bridgewater

In this segment, one player from the 2014 season is going to go under the microscope and reasoning will be shown as to why this player will take their game to the next level in 2015. Teddy Bridgewater will be today’s ‘next level’ target. Short Passing Game. Many people were quick to write off Bridgewater’s achievements last season because he rarely took a shot down the field...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Season Preview: Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are one of the more intriguing teams to keep an eye on as the 2015 continues to draw closer. They have a very talented roster, but also have some question marks on both sides of the football. Offensively they feel very good about their core in Teddy Bridgewater, Adrian Peterson, and talented young receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. Patterson is without question...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Three Undrafted Rookies That Could Make The Team

Every year, often the most fascinating part of OTA’s and training camp is watching the undrafted players fight to make a final roster spot and a living in the NFL. This year the Minnesota Vikings have 11 undrafted rookies currently on the roster as competition for spots start to heat up. Here are three UDFA rookies that I think have a chance to make the final roster for the 2015...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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