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Mike Zimmer: Vikings 'have to run the ball better'

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Vikings coach Mike Zimmer knows his team has to run the ball better in order to be more competitive next season. Minnesota's running backs were often hit in the backfield on rushing attempts.
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Adrian Peterson and Joe Mauer have gone from cornerstones to question marks

StarTribune.com The Vikings and Twins must ponder the worth of Adrian Peterson and Joe Mauer as their mighty contracts come due.
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Adrian Peterson and Joe Mauer have gone from cornerstones to question marks

StarTribune.com Vikings and Twins must ponder the worth of Adrian Peterson and Joe Mauer.
  • 16 hr 24 min ago

Dayton to announce interim chair to U.S. Bank Stadium oversight panel Thursday

StarTribune.com Panel’s top two officials resigned last week under legislative pressure.
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After clearing way at right guard, Vikings have potential options in free agency

StarTribune.com The Vikings cut both of last year’s competitors for right guard and enter a healthy free agent market with a clean slate at the position.Brandon Fusco and Mike Harris, both released this month,...
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Vikings free agency tracker for 2017

StarTribune.com Which Vikings free agents are staying? Who is going? And who are the new guys? We will update this blog post throughout the offseason as the Vikings build their roster for the 2017 season. Be sure...
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Report: Slot corner K'Waun Williams to sign with 49ers

StarTribune.com The Vikings looked into free agent cornerback K’Waun Williams, but he’ll sign with the San Francisco 49ers, according to NFL Media.The 25-year-old Williams’ free agent tour didn’t make it to...
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Vikings' Pat Shurmur: This offseason will be critical for Laquon Treadwell

StarTribune.com By the time Vikings rookie receiver Laquon Treadwell was up to speed and healthy enough, Sam Bradford and Pat Shurmur had taken full control of the offense.Treadwell, the 23rd-overall pick in last...
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Munnerlyn: NFL realizing importance of nickel backs

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn is advocating for nickel cornerbacks everywhere. He hopes Minnesota will value his talent and bring him back next season.
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Pat Shurmur: Full offseason will help Sam Bradford

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Sam Bradford was more or less thrown into the fire after being acquired by the Vikings eight days before the season started last year. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur thinks a full offseason...
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Vikings need a left tackle, but will it be Matt Kalil?

StarTribune.com The veteran is a pending free agent who missed 14 games last year.
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Family honors dad with half-page newspaper ad thanking Packers players

StarTribune.com I’m the first to admit enjoying some good-natured (usually) fun when it comes to teasing Packers fans.But here we have an altogether different type of Packers story. One that is … nice?...
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The Loop’s Super Bowl LII Countdown: Worst halftime shows

TwinCities.com (Kevin Cusick) — With Minnesota’s next Super Bowl now less than 50 weeks away, Kevin Cusick counts down the greats and near-greats from the past 51 games. Today: the worst halftime shows.
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Top 10 Vikings plays of 2016

StarTribune.com The sweetness of a 5-0 start for the Vikings was quickly forgotten when the 2016 season was soured by bitter losses en route to an 8-8 finish.It’s a lingering bad taste that’s hard to wash away,...
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What could this year's left tackle market mean for Matt Kalil and the Vikings?

StarTribune.com After the Vikings invested $11 million in Matt Kalil last spring, head coach Mike Zimmer liked the early preseason returns from tweaked footwork in pass protection sets.Then Kalil injured his hip...
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Blog Articles

After clearing way at right guard, Vikings have potential options in free agency

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings cut both of last year’s competitors for right guard and enter a healthy free agent market with a clean slate at the position.Brandon Fusco and Mike Harris, both released this month,...
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Vikings free agency tracker for 2017

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Which Vikings free agents are staying? Who is going? And who are the new guys? We will update this blog post throughout the offseason as the Vikings build their roster for 2017. Scroll over player...
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Slot cornerback K'Waun Williams to sign with 49ers

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings looked into free agent cornerback K’Waun Williams, but he’ll sign with the San Francisco 49ers, a league source confirmed.The 25-year-old Williams’ free agent tour didn’t make it to...
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Vikings' Pat Shurmur: This offseason will be critical for Laquon Treadwell

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — By the time Vikings rookie receiver Laquon Treadwell was up to speed and healthy enough, Sam Bradford and Pat Shurmur had taken full control of the offense.Treadwell, the 23rd-overall pick in last...
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Top 10 Vikings plays of 2016

StarTribune.com (Rana L. Cash) — The sweetness of a 5-0 start for the Vikings was quickly forgotten when the 2016 season was soured by bitter losses en route to an 8-8 finish.It’s a lingering bad taste that’s hard to wash away,...
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What could this year's left tackle market mean for Matt Kalil and the Vikings?

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — After the Vikings invested $11 million in Matt Kalil last spring, head coach Mike Zimmer liked the early preseason returns from tweaked footwork in pass protection sets.Then Kalil injured his hip...
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Closing the door on Peterson could open another one to something better at this point

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — On his 14th touch as an NFL player, a 22-year-old Adrian Peterson scored the first of his 102 professional touchdowns.It was a screen pass from Tarvaris Jackson midway through the fourth quarter...
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The Vikings can quickly add up salary cap space ahead of free agency

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — This is the time of year when players become budget lines again as front offices assess and reassess the dollar values assigned to many players in breakable contracts.The Vikings gained about $5...
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Tagging season starts today, but the Vikings aren't expected to use theirs

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Today is the first day that NFL teams can use the franchise tag to secure the services of one of their pending free agents for the 2017 season.The Vikings, per usual, aren’t expected to use their...
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Vikings have expressed interest in ex-Browns cornerback K'Waun Williams

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Two Vikings cornerbacks are scheduled to be free agents next month, so the organization is doing its homework on others available.One of those cornerbacks includes ex-Browns cornerback K’Waun...
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What's next for the Vikings as they overhaul their offensive line?

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings made their first veteran cuts of the offseason Friday, signaling the start an overhaul of their underperforming offensive line by releasing a pair of former starters in Brandon Fusco...
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Vikings say season ticket prices will stay flat for 2017 season

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings, after a disappointing season that saw them squander a 5-0 start and miss the playoffs at 8-8, have informed season ticket holders that season ticket prices will stay flat for the...
  • 13 days ago
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Vikings release offensive linemen Brandon Fusco and Mike Harris

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings began turning over the offensive line by releasing two veterans on Friday.Guard Brandon Fusco and tackle/guard Mike Harris were cut, the team announced.Fusco, 28, did not return to...
  • 13 days ago
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Why Randy Moss deserves first-ballot HOF selection, but could be denied

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — I have enough trouble interpreting what’s inside my own head, so it’s not easy when people ask me to guess how my 47 fellow Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors will compare Randy Moss to Terrell...
  • 13 days ago
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Blair Walsh gets the first chance to reboot his career... with the Seahawks

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Former Vikings kicker Blair Walsh has found his next NFL team.Walsh has signed with the Seahawks, according to ESPN, joining the team that benefited from his infamous miss during the 2015...
  • 14 days ago
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One Viking listed among Pro Football Focus' top 101 players from 2016

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The NFL’s eldest cornerback was the only Viking among the top 101 players from last season, according to Pro Football Focus.Terence Newman continued his stalwart play in a 14th season, anchoring...
  • 14 days ago
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Touchback change did little for touchbacks, but it further limited Vikings' return edge

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Cordarrelle Patterson, the league’s top kick returner, has a fairly straightforward rationale for wanting the NFL to stop messing with the play.“Some players, they live off special teams,”...
  • 15 days ago
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Vikings vs. Colts prediction for Super Bowl LII thrown against wall by ESPN writer

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Sunday’s big game was full of firsts, so can the Vikings be the first team to play a home game during Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis  next  year?That’s a question our Matt Vensel tackled recently...
  • 16 days ago
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What might it take for the Vikings to trade back into the first round?

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Now that the Super Bowl has come and gone, NFL mock draft season has officially kicked off, with draftniks and NFL beat writers alike cranking out their best early guesses at how the first round...
  • 16 days ago
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Grady Jarrett's Super performance a reminder of what Vikings D lacks

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Before Tom Brady switched over to G.O.A.T. mode, before Julian Edelman made that ridiculous circus catch, before the Falcons pushed themselves out of position for what would have likely been a...
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