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Minnesota Vikings shoot up preseason Power Rankings, check in at No. 23

Every team has played two games. Most of the starters have seen enough action to provide a sense of what a team has to offer. And the picture is becoming clearer around the league. Yes, it’s dangerous to put too much stock in preseason games. But it’s also foolish to ignore information that can be very valuable, which is what exhibitions provide to the keen observer. With that...
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Chris Kluwe, Minnesota Vikings come to terms, settle lawsuit

Getty Image Today the Minnesota Vikings and Chris Kluwe announced a settlement deal ending nearly eight full months of legal drama, public accusations, internal investigations, a coach’s suspension and radiation barriers for islands. In the deal, Kluwe will receive no financial compensation but the team has made a commitment to donate to five different LGBTQ charities over the...
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Jerome Simpson reportedly facing a three game suspension

According to the Star Tribune,  Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson is facing a three game suspension for being arrested for drunk driving. Jerome Simpson is facing a three-game suspension from the NFL. The Vikings wide receiver missed Monday’s practice to appeal the suspension, which stems from a drunken-driving arrest last season. Simpson was in New York with his lawyer, David...
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Safety competition wide open going into third preseason game against Chiefs

The Minnesota Vikings and coach Mike Zimmer is still looking for someone to step up and take the position opposite Harrison Smith and four players will get a long look on Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. Andrew Sendejo, Jamarca Sanford, Chris Crocker, and Kurt Coleman will all get a chance to get some momentum and an advantage in a race to tight to call. “We need...
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Vikings will donate to 5 different LGBT organizations

Chris Kluwe and the Minnesota Vikings are done with their legal jousting. Kluwe and the organization reached a settlement, terms of which include the Vikings donating money to five different LGBT organizations for the next five years, and providing sensitivity training to their players and employees. The Vikings website released this statement.  “We appreciate Chris […] The...
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Vikings announce resolution with Chris Kluwe

The Minnesota Vikings announced today that they’ve come to a resolution with former punter Chris Kluwe. The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe have reached a resolution of all issues relating to his departure from the Vikings and public comments made by him on January 2, 2014. Terms of the resolution were not disclosed. “We appreciate Chris Kluwe’s contributions...
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Tuesday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Blanton returning, Robinson on thin ice? ► The Minnesota Vikings seem down to their final few open competitions, and it's possible they'd have things settled in the secondary if players had been able to stay healthier. Injuries have been ... Vikings confirm Cassel to start again Saturday ► Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Monday, ... Cassel will be under...
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Report: Vikings Jerome Simpson facing another suspension

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended by the NFL before, and he might be suspended again. Simpson was suspended three games in 2012 for felony drug charges, and that put him in line to be suspended for any drug or alcohol related incident moving forward. According to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer […]
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Moon: Bridgewater has the best chance of any rookie quarterback to be successful in the NFL

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon believes Teddy Bridgewater has the best chance to be a great NFL quarterback. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Moon: Bridgewater has the best chance of any rookie quarterback to be successful in the NFL appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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National confidence level in Minnesota Vikings rises after preseason Week 2

Now, it’s getting interesting. Across the NFL, teams are honing in on what they have for 2014, trying to establish what they are and what they’re going to do this season. A week after seeing a lot of starters sit out around the league, almost every marquee player was on the field during the second week of the preseason. This week and next, teams will essentially have dress rehearsals...
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Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr adds versatility to Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have enjoyed the presence of Anthony Barr. The former UCLA star has been very solid in the preseason. He leads the team with 1.5 sacks and has the teams only forced fumble. He is making the veterans smile and happy, especially Brian Robison. “He can give us that versatility on defense to […] The post Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr adds versatility to Vikings...
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Defensive line coach Andre Patterson says unit still developing

The Minnesota Vikings during the offseason overhauled their defensive line and their position coach Andre Patterson is working to get the unit ready for the regular season. "We coach from the feet up; it's taking good steps with your feet, putting your hands in the right place," Patterson said, via Ben Goessling of ESPN. "All those things, Day 1, were what...
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Chris Crocker and the domino effect

It was only a matter of time before an ex-member of the Bengals jumped ship to the Minnesota Vikings.  I just thought it might have been earlier in the off-season. The signing of longtime Zimmer favorite, Chris Crocker, is a move that’s going to make waves in an already vicious training camp battle.  People that might have been considered safe just a week ago might be on the...
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Minnesota Vikings 2-0 in preseason with 30-28 win over Cardinals

The Minnesota Vikings are now 2-0 under head coach Mike Zimmer, albeit the two wins are in the preseason. This game came down to the wire, including an fumble recovery touchdown on 4th and goal by the Cardinals to go ahead by 4 points with 1:49 left, and concluded with a perfectly orchestrated 2 minute drill by rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The defense started out slow,...
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Rewind: Minnesota Vikings dream Super Bowl match-ups, NFL’s hottest cheerleaders

We’re getting closer to football that actually matters. In the meantime, the best columns from the cover32 universe this week will help pass the time: National Columns • Power Rankings: Where each NFL team stands after preseason Week 1 (READ) • Heroes and Goats: Five who did and didn’t shine in preseason Week 1 (READ) • QB Ratings: Ranking every starting quarterback from...
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