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Report: Vikings Will Keep Six Receivers For 2015

One debate that has been going on among Minnesota Vikings fans around the country may have come to an end.According to AJ Mansour of KFAN 100.3, Vikings play-by-play radio announcer Paul Allen has stated that Minnesota will keep six receivers on their final 53 man roster heading into the 2015 season. Mansour discussed this on Friday's edition of KFAN's 'The Power Trip Morning Show...
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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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Minnesota Vikings 2015 NFL Rookie To Watch

The Minnesota Vikings rookie to watch during the 2015 NFL season is their second round choice LB Eric Kendricks.  Kendricks is an instinctive player with good speed and solid tackling skills.  The Vikings had to have been shocked to see him still on the board in round 2.  Kendricks will have to earn it, but chances are very likely that he’ll be the Vikings starting MLB in 2015...
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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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Minnesota Vikings turn to Turner tandem for Bridgewater's development

The Minnesota Vikings are comfortable moving forward with Teddy Bridgewater as the starting quarterback in 2015. He showed a lot of promise as a rookie, and the young passer receives top-notch tutelage under the team's two Turners.Norv Turner is Minnesota's offensive coordinator. His son, Scott, is the Vikings quarterbacks coach. They have their differences in coaching style, but...
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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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Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs shows potential as return man

The Minnesota Vikings drafted Stefon Diggs in the fifth round of this year's draft mostly for his ability as a pass-catcher, but the team is quickly figuring out that he has some serious potential as a return specialist."He is catching punts better than he ever has," Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said of Diggs, via Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press. "In college you...
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Minnesota Vikings' biggest players practice 'small ball'

Defensive tackles Sharrif Floyd and Linval Joseph, the Minnesota Vikings' starting tandem, weigh a combined 640 pounds. Call these massive men whatever you want -- space-eaters, gap-pluggers, run-stuffers -- but they'll tell you it's all about "small ball."That's what the Vikings call their interior D-line responsibilities, according to the team's official website. Floyd and Joseph...
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Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson impresses early in camp

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has heard plenty of criticism through his first two seasons. His NFL production has been so far from his potential that even head coach Mike Zimmer has joined the chorus.But after just a few days in training camp, Patterson is finally drawing some reviews to justify his first-round draft status."So far he's done good," Zimmer...
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Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter might not be so raw after all

Defensive end Danielle Hunter was advertised as a raw draft prospect when the Minnesota Vikings selected him out of LSU in the third round of this year's draft. However, after watching him play with the first-team defense at practice, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer thinks Hunter might be more developed than anyone ever thought."He is a lot less raw then we thought. He has really...
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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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer: Our expectations are higher than anybody else’s

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer set the tone that the only expectations that matter are the teams, not anyone else's after training camp practice at his press conference. The Vikings have been an offseason powerhouse, but now the pads come on and the fiery coach understands the script has to be written by the club, not vice versa. "As I’ve said before, I would hate for...
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Vikings rookie LB Eric Kendricks could make an immediate impact in 2015

Of all the players the Minnesota Vikings selected in the 2015 NFL Draft, one stands out as a player poised to be an integral part of the team’s 2015 defense, writes ESPN’s Ben Goessling. The Vikings haven’t had a viable middle linebacker since 2011’s departure of E.J. Henderson, but the team now has high hopes for the former Bruin. Goessling: ‘He impressed coaches...
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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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Mike Zimmer's advice to rookie CB Trae Waynes: 'Make plays'

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was asked on Sunday at the start of the team's training camp, what does rookie cornerback Trae Waynes need to do to win a starting job, and the fiery leader answered quite honestly. "Make plays. That’s the easiest way to do it. Play with great technique. I think a lot of young guys they come in and they’re confident but they’re not sure...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Mike Wallace aims for more than deep throws with Vikings Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace catches a pass during practice at an NFL football training camp on the campus of Minnesota State University, ... OC Norv Turner: 'Teddy Bridgewater can become a top QB Minnesota Vikings OC Norv Turner: 'Teddy Bridgewater can become a top quarterback'. Teddy Bridgewater #5 of...
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Three reasons why Adrian Peterson won’t reach 2,500 yards

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is no stranger to confidence nor cockiness, no matter how you want to look at what the All-Pro has to say about himself. Peterson game within inches of tying Eric Dickerson’s record for yards in a season, falling eight short when he hit 2,097 in 2012, which is considered a career-year. Per NFL.com, Peterson believes he’s capable...
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