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Gray returns to Minnesota, this time as a member of the Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --€“ When he left the University of Minnesota, MarQueis Gray never believed he'd step foot into the home locker room at TCF Bank Stadium again. The former Gophers quarterback, now a tight end, will get the chance to return to campus and TCF Bank Stadium with the Minnesota Vikings, who claimed him on waivers from the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Gray has lived...
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Gray returns to Minnesota, this time as a member of the Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --€“ When he left the University of Minnesota, MarQueis Gray never believed he'd step foot into the home locker room at TCF Bank Stadium again. The former Gophers quarterback, now a tight end, will get the chance to return to campus and TCF Bank Stadium with the Minnesota Vikings, who claimed him on waivers from the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Gray has lived...
Via Fox Sports North
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Renovated Vikings defense ready to play for real

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have been remaking their defense since Mike Zimmer took over this season as head coach. They've made several changes to the lineup, with seven new starters in their base scheme. Their system is a lot different, too, using more man-to-man coverage, blitzing and disguises than in the past. Improvement on last year will hinge on many...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

National confidence level in Minnesota Vikings takes dip heading into regular season

It’s finally here. No more training camp practices. No scrimmages. No more meaningless exhibitions. Now, it’s actually for real; the NFL regular season is upon us! During the next 17 weeks, 32 teams will vie for 12 playoff spots, all in the hopes of being the last team standing at the end. For some, this is a realistic possibility; for others, it’s nothing but a pipe dream...
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Nine players named to Minnesota Vikings practice squad

Yesterday we reported that the Minnesota Vikings shaved down their roster to 53 players in preparation for the regular season. The next roster moves due for NFL teams is deciding who will play on their practice squads. Here’s a primer on practice squad rules, per The Daily Norseman: Practice squad players are just that. . .guys that practice with the team. They don’t play...
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Vikings add 9 to practice squad

According to Larry Hartstein of CBS Sports, the Vikings have signed nine players to their practice squad: Running back Joe Banyard Wide receiver Kain Colter Wide receiver Donte Foster Defensive tackle Isame Faciane Tight end Chase Ford Cornerback Kendall James Center Zac Kerin Offensive tackle Mike Remmers Defensive end Justin Trattou.    
Via 60 Max Power O
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Vikings Cut Roster Down to 53

Released: DT-Fred Evans, TE-Allen Reisner, RB-Joe Banyard, G-Jeff Baca, TE-Chase Ford, S-Kurt Coleman, WR-Kain Colter, S-Chris Crocker, DT-Isame Faciane,, WR-Donte Foster, LB-Justin Jackson, CB-Kendall James, C-Zac Kerin, CB-Julian Posey, T-Mike Remmers, DE-Justin Trattou, RB-Dominique Williams, LB-Mike Zimmer, DT-Chase Baker
Via TopSportsReport
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Waiver wire: Vikings claim two

The NFL waiver wire, in short: 'A cut player with less than four years of service time is placed on waivers. All 31 other teams can place a claim on the player and add him to their 53-man roster. If the player goes unclaimed through waivers, they are free to sign with any team as an unrestricted free agent. The waiver wire order is identical to the 2014 NFL Draft order, so the...
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Minnesota Vikings: What to take away from an undefeated preseason

After their strong showing against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings finished the preseason 4-0, the seventh time the Vikings have gone undefeated in the preseason during their 54 year history. This preseason has illuminated some surprises, both good and bad, but has shown us what to expect out of the Vikings in the 2014 season. Everson Griffen is the real deal...
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Vikings drop two to make room for new arrivals, sign nine to practice squad

The Vikings confirmed the previously reported waiver claims of tight end/fullback MarQueis Gray and tackle Mike Harris on Sunday while also announcing the corresponding roster moves and the first nine additions to the team’s practice squad. The Vikings parted ways with linebacker Larry Dean and tackle Austin Wentworth to make room for Gray and Harris. Dean played all 48 regular...
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Vikings Sign 9 to Practice Squad

The Vikings have announced 9 players that have been added to the practice squad, leaving room for 1 more player. My guess is the last player will be recently cut Austin Wentworth who was cut to make room for recently signed Mike Harris. Below are the 9 players that have been added (no surprises). Running back Joe Banyard, wide receiver Kain Colter, defensive tackle Isame Faciane...
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Preseason Winners for the Minnesota Vikings

While most football fans are relaxing and having one last barbecue on Labor Day weekend, it was a stressful one for many prospective NFL talents. That’s because the rosters had to be cut down to 53 players by 4:00 (CST) Saturday afternoon.Some of the players could be saved by being placed on a practice squad (a process that begins on Sunday afternoon), but making the 53-man roster...
Via Pro Football Spot
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Minnesota Vikings To Target (or Pass On) In Fantasy Football

Labor Day weekend means that the long offseason is almost over. With this being the last Sunday without professional football until February, there’s a good chance that a lot of you are relaxing and enjoying the long weekend. However, for those playing fantasy football leagues, this is the weekend that determines your happiness for the next four months.As you’re sitting down...
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Vikings Awarded MarQueis Gray and Mike Harris Off Waivers

The Vikings roster is still taking shape and we can officially welcome 2 new members. Minnesota was awarded both tight end MarQueis Gray and offensive tackle Mike Harris off waivers. Gray is a familiar face around Minnesota as he was a Gopher from 2009 to 2012. The former Gopher has bounced around a bit from the 49ers to the Browns, last year he saw time on the Browns active roster...
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Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Football Outlook

2013 was a pretty awful season for the Minnesota Vikings, especially on the road. The Vikings finished the season 5-10-1 and went 0-7-1 on the road. Despite bringing in Greg Jennings to give the team a playmaker, the passing game was a disaster. This was largely due to the fact that the Vikings used three different starting quarterbacks during the season, which included Josh Freeman...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL 53-man cutdown update: Minnesota Vikings

As of Sunday 8/31 8AM ET, Per NFL transaction wire, NFL.com: All teams down to 53 by Saturday 8/30 4PM. Players released: OL Jeff Baca DT Chase Baker RB Joe Banyard S Kurt Coleman WR Kain Colter S Chris Crocker DT Fred Evans DT Isame Faciane TE Chase Ford WR Donte Foster LB Justin Jackson CB Kendall James OL Zac Kerin CB Julian Posey TE Allen Reisner OL Mike Remmers...
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Kendall James, Kain Colter, Chris Crocker among Vikings cuts

Sixth-round pick Kendall James was among the Vikings’ 19 cuts on Saturday, the club announced. A cornerback from Maine, James is eligible to be added to a practice squad if he clears waivers. Other Vikings cuts included undrafted rookie wide receiver Kain Colter and veteran safeties Kurt Coleman and Chris Crocker.
Via Pro Sports Daily
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A look at the Minnesota Vikings final 53 man roster

Yesterday the Minnesota Vikings made their final cuts and trimmed their roster down to 53 players in anticipation of the start of the regular season. Now we know exactly who will be suiting up in purple and gold next Sunday. Here are all the players who made the cut: Offense: Quarterback: Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater, Christian Ponder Running back: Adrian Peterson, Matt Asiata...
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Vikings still working on their roster; Find out here who has been cut

We heard of a few players that were released, but we are still working on a complete list. This is from Vikings Corner DT- Fred Evans, (via Pro Football Talk) RB- Joe Banyard (via Tom Pelissero) TE- Allen Reisner (via Tom Pelissero) DT- Chase Baker (via Tom Pelissero) OT- Mike Remmers (via Ben Goessling) LB- […] The post Vikings still working on their roster; Find out here who...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet the 2014 Minnesota Vikings | 53 Man Roster

With the final cuts in the books the roster appears to be set for rookie head coach Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings. Biggest surprises that stick out to me is rolling with 2 TE’s (for now), keeping 2 FB’s, and the cuts of Reisner, Crocker, and Coleman. While this won’t be the roster the Vikings end the season with it will surely be what they start the season with (barring...
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Brett Favre’s Nephew Gets Picked Off In Spectacular Fashion (Video)

Brett Favre’s nephew, Dylan Favre, is the starting quarterback for Tennessee-Martin and – for better and for worse – he’s taking after his uncle. Favre chucked up this pass during Saturday’s game against Kentucky and safety A.J. Stamps went up and made a sick one-handed grab to come down with the interception. [Next Impulse Sports] The post Brett Favre’s Nephew Gets...
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Vikings set Fred Evans free

An early surprise on 53 day comes from the land of 9,947 more lakes than that. The Vikings have parted ways with veteran defensive lineman Fred Evans, per a league source.
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Brett Favre’s Nephew Got Picked Off In Spectacular Fashion

Brett Favre’s nephew, Dylan Favre, is the starting quarterback for Tennessee-Martin and – for better and for worse – he’s taking after ol’ uncle. Favre chucked up this pass during Saturday’s game against Kentucky and safety A.J. Stamps went up and made a sick one-handed grab to come down with the interception. Unfortunately for Favre and T-M, it didn’t get much better...
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Brett Favre’s Nephew Throws INT (Video)

Brett Favre’s nephew, Dylan, is the QB for UT-Martin. This happens to be his senior year. Unfortunately, Dylan started this college football season with an interception today versus Kentucky. Hopefully, things get better. Here’s Brett Favre’s nephew, Dylan, throwing an pick for UT-Martin. They grow up so fast: http://t.co/pAAMy262Shhttps://t.co/jOQikitbhr — SB Nation (@SBNation...
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Vikings’ Jerome Simpson suspended three games

Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpston has been suspended by the NFL for three games for his DWI arrest from 2013. Vikings WR Jerome Simpson is being suspended 3 games, per a league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 29, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The...
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