Knee surgery ends rookie season of Vikings LB Barr

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Anthony Barr's rookie season started with the Minnesota Vikings first-round pick being in the discussion for NFL defensive rookie of the year. Barr will finish the season as a spectator. Barr, selected No. 9 overall by Minnesota in May, will have knee surgery and miss the Vikings' final two games. "It sucks, but we're going to get this thing fixed up, healed...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Greenway rewarded for community effort

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Linebacker Chad Greenway has been a fixture with the Minnesota Vikings since his first full season in 2007 and he's been a leader in the community. Greenway, 31, has been honored this week for his charity work. Greenway was named one of eight finalists for the NFL's inaugural Sportsmanship Award. Tuesday he was named the Vikings 2014 Community Man of the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings vs. Lions: Mushroom Stamp Winner

Blair Walsh is this week’s Mushroom Stamp of Disapproval winner. Check this out. In Blair Walsh’s rookie year, 2012, he finished the season with a 92.1% field goal percentage. 92% of the time he was good, all the time. That was 35 out of 38 field goals, with 10 of those attempted AND made were from 50 yards or beyond. That’s impressive, right? 50 yards is a long ways. Hurray...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things to watch: Vikings vs. Jets

The end of a three-game home stretch gives the Minnesota Vikings a chance to build momentum heading into two straight road games. Minnesota has won three of its past five games as it continues its development in coach Mike Zimmer's first season. The New York Jets would like any momentum they can get in what might be coach Rex Ryan's last season. The Vikings (5-7) host New York (2...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Angry or not, Jets' Harvin a dangerous weapon for Vikings to defend

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Playing against the Minnesota Vikings seemingly meant so much to Percy Harvin, it was the only game he would end up playing last season for the Seattle Seahawks. A hip injury kept him out much of his first season with Seattle after being traded by Minnesota, but in Week 11 there was Harvin, dressed and in the lineup and as motivated as ever. He only touched...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 12: Packers vs. Vikings Preview and Prediction

It's about 90 minutes until kickoff between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis. Gone are the days of playing in the Humpty Dump and its piped-in crowd noise, replaced this season with the outdoor home field of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.But regardless of the venue these days, the Vikings are still the ViQueens. A team with a rookie quarterback...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlight: RGIII avoids sack, delivers a pass for first down

It didn’t take long for quarterback Robert Griffin, III to show off what the Washington Redskins were missing at the position. Griffin avoided a sack, getting away from Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway and then finding an opened Roy Helu, Jr. Wow. That was a great play. Looked dead in the water. Griffin good awareness finding Helu for the big pickup. 24 yards. —...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings vs. Bucs: Mushroom Stamp Winner

The Vikings are a weird team this year. Last week, I wasn’t sure which forehead to smush with a poop-dick stamp because everyone on the team did pretty awful. This week? Well, as we covered in our recap yesterday, technically we won, but it’s like every single person just did a little bit of enough for me to not hate them, to not lose the game, and to “grit out” a super ugly...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Report: Sharrif Floyd, Josh Robinson, Harrison Smith

The Minnesota Vikings welcomed linebacker Chad Greenway back after a three-game absence in Week 7, but they emerged from last Sunday's last-second loss to the Buffalo Bills with a few more more notable injuries. Here is a rundown of the Vikings' official injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Tight end Kyle Rudolph (groin) has been ruled out as he continues...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

2006 Vikings NFL Draft Class QUIZ

Test your knowledge of the Vikings 2006 Draft class and see how much you remember or have purposely forgotten about the class that produced Tarvaris Jackson and Greg Blue. Center Ryan Cook was selected in round 2, where did he attend college?TCUNew MexicoArizona St.Nevada TRUE or FALSE | Safety Greg Blue was selected in the 5th round out of Georgia and never started a game...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings vs. Bills: Mushroom Stamp Winner

I’m blaming Chad Greenway for the loss to the Bills, but – as we mentioned yesterday – it literally could have been anyone and everyone on the team to take the blame this week. BUT NO. We choose Chad, and for multiple reasons. Hey, we get it. People like Chad Greenway, even though he’s a f*cking disgusting Iowa Hawkeye. You should all be ashamed. But he’s a “Viking...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings try to recover from late defensive lapse

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Trying to get Minnesota's secondary aligned right, Chad Greenway had his head turned as Buffalo quickly snapped the ball on a last-chance fourth-and-20. The ninth-year veteran linebacker recovered enough from the split-second delay to match strides with tight end Scott Chandler, his former college teammate, on a route up the seam. But the ball thrown by...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Fourth-and-20 failure sticking with Vikings day after last-second loss

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- One play resonated in the Minnesota Vikings' locker room a day after their last-second loss at Buffalo, the stinging letdown clearly replaying in the minds of the defensive players who had held strong for 57 minutes on Sunday. "Fourth and 20," safety Harrison Smith said. "Game over." The Bills rush to the line with 1 minute, 27 seconds left on Sunday and quarterback...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Report: Sharrif Floyd, Chad Greenway, Cordarrelle Patterson

The Minnesota Vikings again have a litany of injuries heading into Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills, and head coach Mike Zimmer could have been added to the list after reportedly undergoing surgery for a kidney stone on Friday. Tight end Kyle Rudolph (groin) remains out for at least another game, but multiple others range from probable to out on Friday's official injury report...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Zimmer has minor procedure, will coach Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer underwent a "minor procedure" Friday but is expected to be back with the team Saturday and coach Sunday's game at Buffalo. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner addressed the team and ran practice Friday. The team announced Zimmer's absence but didn't reveal details behind the procedure. Turner said he met with Zimmer, who was...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Report: Harrison Smith, Chad Greenway

Injuries and other issues have taken center stage for the Minnesota Vikings so far this season. But with 10 days between games from Week 5 to Week 6, their injury outlook for this Sunday is about as good as can be expected. #456295196 / Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater missed the 42-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 5 with a left ankle injury, due in...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings list Greenway as doubtful with broken ribs

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Linebacker Chad Greenway has been listed as doubtful by the Minnesota Vikings to play Sunday, with his broken ribs still healing. Greenway took part in a limited portion of practice Friday, for the first time since the injury forced him out of the Sept. 21 game at New Orleans. Greenway says he's feeling ''better and better every day,'' but coach Mike Zimmer...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Barr drawing high praise from coaches

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- As soon as Anthony Barr's name was called out during the NFL Draft and the UCLA linebacker was headed to the Minnesota Vikings, draft analysts immediately began to wonder about the fit. Barr was known as a 3-4 linebacker, best in using his elite speed to pass rush from the edge. Minnesota and coach Mike Zimmer employ a 4-3 defense and Barr's responsibilities...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings' Smith expected to play Sunday, as Greenway gets closer

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When safety Harrison Smith left the Minnesota Vikings facility last week heading out on a three-day break, he was on crutches and wearing a walking boot on his left foot. By Wednesday he was running conditioning drills on the side during the team's practice and didn't seem bothered by the ankle injury he suffered in last week's game. Smith, tied for the NFL...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith's ankle injury adds to Vikings' list

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith has an injured left ankle that had him with a walking boot and crutches Friday. Smith played through the injury Thursday at Green Bay, but he had the ankle taped several times throughout the night. Coach Mike Zimmer said Friday that Smith had an MRI test that showed no major damage but that it was too soon to...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

With nine days off, battered Vikings can use the rest

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have nine days off before hosting the Detroit Lions on Oct. 12. They will need the rest. Minnesota's 42-10 loss at Green Bay on Thursday night was still resonating with the Vikings on Friday morning and the team's injury situation is still a concern with another divisional matchup on the way. Coach Mike Zimmer said he expects rookie quarterback...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Report: Teddy Bridgewater, Jerick McKinnon, Chad Greenway

The Minnesota Vikings have listed the health status of Teddy Bridgewater, Jerick McKinnon and Chad Greenway, according to the Vikings' team injury report. #455875722 / Teddy Bridgewater (Ankle) did not participate in Monday and Tuesday's practices, however, the quarterback had limited participation on Wednesday.Jerick McKinnon (Ankle) was a limited participant...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: The Mike Singletary Question

Without a doubt the name everybody wants to come save the Chicago Bears defense from mediocrity is Mike Singletary.  So what will it take for that to happen? How To Lure Him In The good news starts right off the bat when it comes to Singletary because of one simple thing.  He currently doesn’t have a coaching job in any capacity.  Instead the Hall of Fame linebacker and former...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bridgewater questionable, Greenway out vs. Packers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The guessing will continue up until game time Thursday night regarding the status of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Minnesota listed Bridgewater as questionable for Thursday's game at Green Bay, meaning the rookie star coming off an impressive first NFL start has a 50 percent chance of playing against the Packers. Bridgewater was "limited...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Greenway out for Vikings; Douglas down for Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Linebacker Chad Greenway's streak of 115 straight games played for the Minnesota Vikings has ended. Greenway is out for the game against Atlanta because of a broken hand and broken rib. Also inactive for the Vikings: tight end Kyle Rudolph, guard David Yankey, wide receivers Rodney Smith and Charles Johnson, linebacker Brandon Watts and defensive end Scott Crichton...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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