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Total jumps to five Vikings' defensive players out against Cardinals

According to CBS Local, the Minnesota Vikings have ruled out defensive starters linebacker Anthony Barr (groin/hand), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (foot) and safeties Andrew Sendejo (knee) and Harrison Smith (knee/hamstring) and backup linebacker Brandon Watts (rib) against the Cardinals this Sunday. Watts is the latest to be added to the list, which on Wednesday already had the...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings defense hurting going into Thursday night matchup against Cardinals

According to Josh Alper of Profootballtalk.com, the Minnesota Vikings defense will for the second week in a row, without four of their starters. The team ruled out defensive tackle Linval Joseph, linebacker Anthony Barr along with safeties Harrison Smith and Andrew Sendejo. Alper writes: ‘Joseph, who has a foot injury, and Sendejo, who has a knee injury, were both ruled out before...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Joseph, Barr, Smith all ruled out for banged-up Vikings D

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings will be missing their three best defensive players when they take on the high-powered Arizona Cardinals offense on Thursday night. Defensive tackle Linval Joseph, safety Harrison Smith and linebacker Anthony Barr have all been ruled out for the game. Joseph was inactive last week against Seattle as well because of a foot injury. Smith...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pity the poor Vikings as they head to Arizona

Pity the Vikings. They get routed at home by Seattle, lose three defensive starters, then have a short week and a trip west to Arizona. And the Cardinals have been even better than the Seahawks this season. It's a difficult chore NFC North co-leader Minnesota faces, particularly if nose tackle Linval Joseph (foot), linebacker Anthony Barr (groin/hand) and safety Harrison Smith...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer is buying Carson Palmer as MVP candidate

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is preparing his team to face a quarterback he strongly feels should be in the MVP conversation. That quarterback is Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals. “Honestly, watching tape, I hear about all these people talking about MVPs, and he really should be in the consideration with the way he’s playing,” Zimmer said, via ESPN. “And...
Via The Sports Daily
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Banged-up Vikings defense down eight players in Monday's practice

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have little time to get healthy this week.Eight defensive players, including four starters, were held out of a helmet-less walkthrough Monday in the team's indoor facility. The Vikings play Thursday at Arizona, so the status of three standouts is in question.Nose tackle Linval Joseph (foot), linebacker Anthony Barr (groin/hand) and safety...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings keep 8 players on banged-up defense out of practice

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have little time to get healthy this week. Eight defensive players, including four starters, were held out of a helmet-less walkthrough Monday in the team's indoor facility. The Vikings play Thursday at Arizona, so the status of three standouts is in question. Nose tackle Linval Joseph (foot), linebacker Anthony Barr (groin/hand...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings down top three defenders before end of 1st quarter vs. Seattle

Injuries are hitting the Minnesota Vikings hard on defense.Nose tackle Linval Joseph (foot) was declared out well before Minnesota's kickoff with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, leaving the Vikings without their defensive anchor. Linebacker Anthony Barr and safety Harrison Smith were both "questionable" heading into Week 13.Before the end of the first quarter, the Vikings were without...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Latest from the NFL: Vikings defense weakens further

The latest from NFL games around the league on the 13th Sunday of the season (all times EST): 1:25 p.m. The Minnesota Vikings were already missing starting defensive tackle Linval Joseph because of injury. Two drives into the game against Seattle, and the defense has been weakened even further. Starting safety Harrison Smith (hamstring) and linebacker Anthony Barr (groin) had...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' Linval Joseph officially ruled out against Seahawks

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Seattle with a foot injury.Joseph was unable to practice this week, meaning the Vikings will be without their best run stopper for what is expected to be a physical game against the Seahawks. Safety Andrew Sendejo will also miss the game with a knee injury.Joseph declined...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer on Smith's availability: 'I could be a jockey'

Anything is possible.That's the point Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer tried to get across to reporters on Wednesday, when asked about the possibility of starting safety Harrison Smith returning for this Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Zimmer used a horse racing analogy to help make his point, according to Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune.Smith is Minnesota's top...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Draft Prospects: Jaylon Smith, OLB

Name: Jaylon Smith OLB, Notre Dame Height: 6’2” Weight: 236lbs NFL Comparison: Lavonte David, OLB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Credentials Only Manti Te’o (Chargers ILB) and Harrison Smith (Vikings S) have more total tackles at Notre Dame in the last ten years. He’s widely regarded as the top outside linebacker in 2016. To date, he’s collected 268 tackles (159 solo), and 22.5...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

How dangerous are the Vikings?

After an impressive win over the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome, the Vikings are in sole possession of first place in the NFC North. Before this game, some estimates put their playoff odds near 70 percent. Compounding their victory and the Packers' Thanksgiving loss, the odds are even better. Of their five remaining games, the Vikings are likely to win at least two (specifically...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' leading tackler Harrison Smith ruled out for Sunday

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith has been downgraded and is now listed as out for the Atlanta Falcons game because of a knee injury.Smith was listed as questionable on Friday, but the team said on Saturday that he will be scratched. Smith was injured last week against Green Bay.He missed the first two practices of the week, but was able to do some work on Friday, giving the...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings safety Harrison Smith downgraded to out vs. Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith has been downgraded and is now listed as out for the Atlanta Falcons game because of a knee injury. Smith was listed as questionable on Friday, but the team said on Saturday that he will be scratched. Smith was injured last week against Green Bay. He missed the first two practices of the week, but was able to do some work...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Friday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Green Bay Loss Puts Vikings in Division Lead The loss gives the Minnesota Vikings a half game lead in the NFC North going into their game Sunday at Atlanta. Rodgers' throw to the end zone ... Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph drops his embarrassment “But even that is just one point, not six points,” the Vikings tight end said. “So there's not really anything in my sports...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' Harrison Smith downplays knee injury: 'Everybody's banged up'

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith had to leave last week's matchup with the Green Bay Packers briefly, when an injury to his left knee forced him to the sideline for some quick medical attention.Smith was back in the game on that bum knee in no time, as he's no fan of missing unnecessary time. On Wednesday, he downplayed the severity of his knee injury and expressed his desire...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Vikings Safety Harrison Smith Laid The Smack Down On Raiders WR Amari Cooper

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith has been known to pull out the truck stick from time to time and absolutely destroy ball carriers that come his way. He certainly did just that when Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper dared to catch a ball in his coverage area--which Cooper absolutely paid for.Yes, he was flagged for it, but that doesn't make the hit hurt any less for Cooper: Read more »
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November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Most impressive NFL players nobody’s talking about

Sometimes it seems the national media latches onto certain players, rather than taking a look outside the box to find the real gems of the NFL. We aim to break out of the box in this column to explore the breakout players who haven’t been given their proper due for balling out the first half of the season. These are the most impressive NFL players nobody’s talking about. Gary...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Is there anything Vikings' Harrison Smith can't do?

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith might be the most complete defensive back in the entire NFL.That's not hyperbole; Smith has the stats to back it up. Since his rookie season in 2012, the Notre Dame product is the only player in the league with more than 10 interceptions and at least five sacks.Smith's fifth career sack came on a first-half blitz against the Vikings on Sunday...
Via Fox Sports
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings have a Saturday Donut Club to get ready for game day

The Minnesota Vikings have a Saturday tradition that has dated back to former quarterback Gus Frerotte's days with team (2003-04, '08). It's called Donut Club, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling, and it has become a serious part of the Vikings' game-day preparation."For me, it starts my routine for a game, as stupid as that sounds," safety Harrison Smith said, per ESPN.Vikings athletic...
Via Fox Sports
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings still have a 'fluid' situation next to Smith at safety

The Minnesota Vikings have one incredible safety in Harrison Smith. His dominance is evident upon examination of opposing quarterbacks' passer rating when targeting him this season.Next to Smith, however, the Vikings have a rotating door."It's fluid," Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said about the team's safety situation, per ESPN's Ben Goessling. "Keep working them."The Vikings have...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Safety Harrison Smith Off To Incredible Start This Season

For the last three season, Vikings safety Harrison Smith has established himself as an up and coming player in the NFL. He has been a force to be reckoned with in the Vikings secondary, and will likely get signed to a rather hefty contract extension in the off-season.According to the stats that the good folks at Pro Football Focus keep that extension should be pretty nice.via RedditRead more »
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

How good is the Minnesota Vikings defense?

With the bye week complete, the Vikings had some time to sharpen things up and try to get players healed, rested and ready to go for this week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Twin Cities. The Vikings offense has been very sporadic throughout the first four weeks of the season. A depleted offensive line has really hindered the amount of flexibility that offensive...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Four best Vikings playes from Week 4

The Minnesota Vikings fell to 2-2 after a heartbreaking loss to the Denver Broncos. However, it doesn’t take away the fact that many Vikings played a strong game that nearly helped the team pull off the improbable victory. Let’s take a look at the four best Vikings from Week 4. Harrison Smith Vikings safety Harrison Smith played a solid game, Not only did he pick off Peyton...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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