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Vikings working on fixing offensive line after injuries

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has a lot of work to do in evaluating and figuring out what the opening day lineup for the offensive line is going to be. After a season-ending injury to Phil Loadholt, while John Sullivan missed the past two weeks of training camp with back spasms. "We’re getting a lot of practice at it because we went through the entire...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

OC Norv Turner: We’re going to be a good running football team

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said the return of running back Adrian Peterson may have added the potent kick to the running game, but there are others who have the play-caller believing the team's ground game will be very productive. “I think it’s really difficult to make an assessment  of the running game in the preseason,” Turner said, via the Star...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rookie CB Trae Waynes says he's 'feeling more comfortable and understanding the system'

Minnesota Vikings first round pick cornerback Trae Waynes had a rough start to his NFL career, looking shaky in coverage and understanding his assignments, but as the weeks have passed, the young cover man feels he is coming around. “I think I’ve improved week by week, so hopefully the streak continues,” Waynes said, via Craig Peters of Vikings.com. “I’m feeling more...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Place QB Mike Kafka On Season-Ending I.R.

The Minnesota Vikings officially placed QB Mike Kafka on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday, according to the NFL Transactions release. The Vikings waived Kafka with an injured designation as they trimmed their roster down 75 players. However, he wound up going unclaimed, and was reverted to the team’s injured reserve list. Kakfa, 28, is a former fourth ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Four Questions to Answer in Vikings' Final Preseason Game

The final preseason game is always an interesting one. It is the final stage for those vying for a roster spot to prove their worth as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. It is the final opportunity to claim one of the coveted positions on the 53-man roster, which will be decided on Sept. 5.  Naturally, with all of these final decisions needing to be made within the week and 75 football...
Via Pro Football Spot
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: A Strong Receiving Group

With the Minnesota Vikings only a few weeks away from the beginning of an intriguing season, one of the strongest positions is the wide receiver group. Over the past couple of years, this position was looked at by some as one of the worst on the team. With the likes of Devin Aromashodu, Mike Jenkins, Stephen Burton and even Hank Baskett occupying these spots, the explosiveness and...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Waive/Injured QB Mike Kafka

The Minnesota Vikings announced that Tuesday that they’ve waived/injured QB Mike Kafka. The #Vikings have waived/injured QB Mike Kafka. pic.twitter.com/J79tt5f0gl — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 1, 2015 Kakfa, 28, is a former fourth round pick of the Eagles back in 2010. Since then Kafka has played for a number of teams including the Patriots, Jaguars, ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson accused of fathering another child out of wedlock

    Adrian Peterson is being accused of fathering another child out of wedlock. TMZ reports that a massage therapist claims Peterson impregnated her. The woman hired an attorney to contact Peterson in hopes of securing financial support for the child. The woman’s attorney requested $1.9 million to care for the child for the next 18 years. Peterson’s representatives reportedly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings place Josh Robinson on PUP list, Carter Bykowski on IR

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have placed offensive tackle Carter Bykowski on injured reserve and cornerback Josh Robinson on the physically unable to perform list. The moves were made Monday, trimming the active roster to 76 players with one more reduction required by Tuesday to finish the first wave of cuts. Bykowski was in the running for a backup spot, but he tore...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Wallace makes first big splash with Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings were waiting for their big offseason trade acquisition to make an impact, and on Saturday wide receiver Mike Wallace finally did. He had three catches for 50 yards in Minnesota's 28-14 win over the Dallas Cowboys, including a 39-yard grab down the right sideline. Through the first three games of the preseason, Wallace had only caught one pass for two yards....
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Cut 11 Players Including RB Joe Banyard & TE Brandon Bostick

Ben Goessling of ESPN reports that the Vikings have placed RB Joe Banyard and TE Brandon Bostick on waivers, as they trim their roster down to 75 players ahead of Tuesday’s deadline. CB Jalil Carter CB Justin Coleman WR DaVaris Daniels T Stephen Goodin LB Josh Kaddu WR Jordan Leslie DE Caesar Rayford DT Chrishon Rose CB ... The post Vikings Cut 11 Players...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Win over Dallas Cowboys Takeaways

The Minnesota Vikings dominance in the preseason continues, here is why…   Matt Kalil handled Randy Gregory Matt Kalil is returning to form and is playing like a champ. He only allowed one sack yesterday, and truthfully it was more on Teddy Bridgewater for holding the ball too long. Kalil healthy looks a lot more like the 2012 form we know. He will continue to face elite pass...

WATCH: Cordarrelle Patterson Slices Through Cowboys Coverage With Ease For 107-Yard Touchdown

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is one of those guys that has been surrounded with hype ever since he broke in to the league. So far he has yet to really develop in to the receiver he was thought to be, but there is one thing he does pretty well--return kicks.He scored twice in the return game as a rookie, but he failed to do so last year. Even though it is...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Teddy Bridgewater Hits Mike Wallace Deep For a Big Gain Against Dallas

There has never been any doubt as to whether Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater could throw the deep ball. He was good at it in college, he was pretty good at it during his rookie season, and there is no reason to think he will not be good at it this season. Since the team has one of the better deep threats in the league on the roster--Mike Wallace-- fans should see...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cordarrelle Patterson rips off 107-yard return TD

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson returned to his 2013 form on Saturday, ripping off this 107-yard return touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys. Cordarrelle Patterson 107 yard kickoff return TD pic.twitter.com/4GYcjShnY9 — gifdsports (@gifdsports) August 29, 2015   Watching Patterson score this return touchdown was special because it was something...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

VDD Radio – Vikings Recap and Preview

http://vikingsdigitaldiaries.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/08/VDD-Podcast-20150829.mp3The post VDD Radio – Vikings Recap and Preview appeared first on Vikings Digital Diaries.
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Jerry Rice: Adrian Peterson still number one pick in fantasy

We don’t know if Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice actually plays fantasy football. However, his advice to pick Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson at No. 1 is solid. Despite the fact that the league contains many pass-heavy NFL teams and that Peterson is coming off of a one-year suspension, Rice apparently has no reservations about endorsing the 30-year old running...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Things To Watch For in Vikings 4th Preseason Game

The Vikings travel to Dallas to take on Tony Romo and the Cowboys this Saturday night.  Here are a few things to watch for in that game.     5. Beam Us Up Scotty Scott Crichton made his long awaited 2015 debut last week against the Raiders and had a decent game, making 4 tackles.  The Vikings are counting on him to be not just their top backup to Everson Griffen, but also come...
Via DraftSeason
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Updated 53 Man Roster Projections

Minnesota Vikings tight end Chase Ford runs after making a reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy King) OFFENSE I’ve opted to go back to the two quarterbacks in exchange for adding more bodies at tight end and offensive line. With the recent injuries on o-line, the more the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings 53-Man Roster Predictions

Vikings 53-Man Roster Predictions With a year under his belt, Mike Zimmer has shaped this roster to his liking and will continue to do so with this year’s round of cuts. Based off of what I observed throughout training camp and at each of the Vikings two home preseason games… here is my expert analysis on how the final roster will shape up. QB: Two-Glove Teddy, Shaun Hill Breakdown...
Via Vikings Digital Diaries
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need To Make an Impact in 2015 #1 Teddy Bridgewater

#1 | Teddy Bridgewater Who else would be #1? The future of this offense is no doubt in the hands of Teddy, and after a solid rookie season #5 gives Vikings fans a reason to be excited. Why Bridgewater’s Performance is so Important Not overly complicated, he is the quarterback. It was damn near ‘glorious’ to watch what Teddy did could do as a rookie without a real number...
Via DraftSeason
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Worker Dies After Accident On Roof Of New Minnesota Vikings Stadium

MINNEAPOLIS — The contractor for the Minnesota Vikings stadium under construction says one worker has died and another has been injured while doing roofing work. Mortensen Construction executive John Wood says two employees of Berwald Roofing fell while working on the north side of the partially constructed stadium Wednesday morning. The incident brought work on the stadium to...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Projected Minnesota Vikings 53-Man Roster

In late June I projected the Vikings 53-man roster, after a few months of training camp and preseason games I have a new projection, which I believe will be the roster as well as depth chart Offense: 24 Qb-2 Teddy Bridgewater Shaun Hill I picked 2 QBs here because if you have 3 QBs you have no QBs. Teddy goes down Shaun Hill is more than serviceable. RB – 3 Adrian Peterson Jerick...

Charles Johnson shows signs of things to come for Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are hoping to take a huge leap forward during the upcoming 2015 NFL season. They feel that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is the leader that they have been waiting for, and the return of Adrian Peterson will take their offense to a new level as well. One of the most unknown talents on their offense is wide receiver Charles Johnson, who is entering his second...
Via This Given Sunday
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings stunning new US Bank Stadium featured in Madden 16

Leave it to Madden to come up with a way for eager Minnesota Vikings fans to experience their new stadium being built now before it’s been finished. U.S. Bank Stadium, which is scheduled to open in July of 2016, is a playable stadium in Madden 16 for those who are eager to get a sneak peek. And, based on the video Madden put together, it looks amazing. Long gone is the oppressive...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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