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Vikings began revamping key roster spots within hours after tie game against Packers

StarTribune.com Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman immediately began making calls after the tie finish against Green Bay.
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Vikings roster buildup means they know they were fortunate in 2017

StarTribune.com If you want to predict the future, the past is a good place to start.So try this: The 2009 Vikings went 12-4 and made it to overtime of the NFC title game. The 2010 Vikings expected the same...
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Dalvin Cook, Everson Griffen held out of Wednesday's Vikings practice

StarTribune.com Even though running back Dalvin Cook donned a helmet and went through warmups with his teammates during the start of Wednesday’s practice, the Vikings ultimately held him out after suffering a...
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Former Vikings defensive back Keith Nord dies at 61

StarTribune.com Nord was a standout at Minnetonka High School and St. Cloud State before making the NFL.
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As 17-point underdogs, Buffalo is, frankly, a disaster

StarTribune.com A year after celebrating their first trip to the playoffs this millennium, the Bills are, frankly, a disaster.They’re 0-2. They’ve been outscored 78-23 by the Ravens (47-3) in Baltimore and the...
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Tie game, new overtime rule leaves Vikings unsettled: 'What did I sacrifice all that for?'

StarTribune.com Settling for a tie finish 10 minutes into overtime may be safer — maybe — but it isn’t satisfying. ­
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Source: Kicker Dan Bailey expected to sign with Vikings today

StarTribune.com Dan Bailey was brought in for a physical on Monday and is expected to sign with the Vikings Tuesday.
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Defensive tackle Tom Johnson will re-sign with the Vikings

StarTribune.com Defensive line depth would appear to be the least of the Vikings’ concerns, but they're taking advantage of the opportunity to bring back a veteran who started 15 games for them in 2017.
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Vikings slip in NFL Week 3 power rankings, but struggling Bills won't stand in the way of a rebound

StarTribune.com Going into Week 3, who’s up, who’s down and who’s almost out in Mark Craig’s NFL power rankings?
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Vikings are 16.5-point favorites -- second-biggest spread in team history

StarTribune.com Welcome to the Tuesday edition of The Cooler, where meeting times are always fluid and subject to change. Let’s get to it:*Star Tribune NFL/Vikings writer Mark Craig noted the Vikings opened as...
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NFL wants defenders running scared, so it will support flag-happy referee

StarTribune.com The NFL is making it up as it goes along on roughing calls. And after Sunday in Lambeau, they will be able to call a penalty for making a quarterback feel claustrophobic.
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Blog Articles

Dalvin Cook, Everson Griffen held out of Wednesday's Vikings practice

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Even though running back Dalvin Cook donned a helmet and went through warmups with his teammates during the start of Wednesday’s practice, the Vikings ultimately held him out after suffering a...
  • New: 7 hr 22 min ago

As 17-point underdogs, Buffalo is, frankly, a disaster

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — A year after celebrating their first trip to the playoffs this millennium, the Bills are, frankly, a disaster.They’re 0-2. They’ve been outscored 78-23 by the Ravens (47-3) in Baltimore and the...
  • 16 hr 35 min ago

Vikings film review: Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs state case vs. Packers for NFL's best duo

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Jaire Alexander didn’t have much of a chance without risking pass interference. The Packers rookie cornerback chased Vikings receiver Adam Thielen down the sideline, turning his head only when it...
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Aaron Rodgers was in rare form Sunday, and Vikings' pass rush had mixed results

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — The working theory about Aaron Rodgers — who is now signed with the Green Bay Packers until age 40 and has said he plans to play that long — is that he’ll have to cut back on the number of plays...
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Vikings-Packers inactives: Aaron Rodgers will play vs. healthy Vikings

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The biggest question hanging over Sunday’s heavyweight bout at Lambeau Field between the Vikings and Packers has an answer.Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will suit up and play through the knee...
  • 3 days ago

Win on Sunday would mark Vikings' best streak vs. Packers since Brett Favre was a backup

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) —  On Jan. 3, 2016, the Vikings faced the Packers at Lambeau Field in search of their first NFC North title since 2009 — which, not coincidentally, had been the year of their most recent victory in...
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Vikings' Sheldon Richardson fined $20,054 for roughing penalty on Jimmy Garoppolo

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Sheldon Richardson was fined $20,054 for his roughing the passer penalty on 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, a league source told the Star Tribune on Friday.Richardson was penalized when he hit...
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Center Pat Elflein ruled out for Vikings at Packers, Mackensie Alexander set to return

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Center Pat Elflein’s debut is put on hold for at least another week after he was ruled out Friday for the Vikings’ game in Green Bay on Sunday.Brett Jones, who started in Elflein’s place vs. San...
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The Vikings' roster is the NFC's youngest in 2018

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — The Vikings’ moves at the NFL’s roster cutdown deadline on Sept. 1, when the team released 35-year-old defensive end Brian Robison and shifted 40-year-old Terence Newman to its coaching staff, put...
  • 5 days ago

Vikings' defensive line rotation a work in progress after opener

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Everson Griffen repeated the chorus from Vikings coaches this offseason whenever the topic arose of a better rotation among his peers in the defensive line — “Absolutely.”After all, Griffen is the...
  • 6 days ago

After big game vs. 49ers, Harrison Smith named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Safety Harrison Smith earned his second NFC Defensive Player of the Week honor on Monday — both within the past three regular season weeks dating back to Week 16 last season.Smith sealed the 24-16...
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Vikings weigh in at No. 4 in NFL power rankings

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer calls a play from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP...
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Film review: The Vikings defensive line reintroduced itself by dominating 49ers

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Not even Mike Zimmer could anticipate how well the Vikings’ prized defensive line would play in its debut with Sheldon Richardson in Sunday’s 24-16 win against the 49ers. While San Francisco saw...
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Sheldon Richardson a force in Vikings' win over 49ers

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — For the better part of two years, the Vikings have built one of the NFL’s best defensive lines while working with what amounted to overachieving role players at one of the most important positions...
  • 9 days ago
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Vikings-49ers inactives: Cornerback Xavier Rhodes to play, Mackensie Alexander will not

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Cornerback Xavier Rhodes is active and will play for Sunday’s noon kickoff against the 49ers. Rhodes was listed questionable after being limited in practice all week due to a hamstring injury.The...
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From Adrian Peterson to Dalvin Cook, ACL recoveries have come a long way

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — Six years ago, when Adrian Peterson returned from a torn ACL in just under nine months to start the Vikings’ Week 1 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, his comeback was considered a miracle of...
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Cornerback Xavier Rhodes listed questionable to play for Vikings vs. 49ers

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Ahead of the Vikings’ season opener on Sunday against the 49ers, cornerback Xavier Rhodes has been deemed questionable to play after he was limited in practices all week due to a hamstring...
  • 12 days ago
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Vikings head into regular season with financial decisions still looming

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — As the NFL’s regular season kicked off on Thursday night in Philadelphia, the league’s salary cap rules also shifted out of offseason mode.The league’s top-51 rule, which allowed teams to only...
  • 12 days ago
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Vikings OC John DeFilippo confident Dalvin Cook can 'carry the load'

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings put Dalvin Cook in his only NFL games for 169 of 235 possible plays [72 percent] in the first quarter of last season.While Cook has been honest about the difference of full practices...
  • 13 days ago
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Brett Jones will start at center for Vikings vs. 49ers

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — As the Vikings decided between their options to start at center on Sunday, with Pat Elflein out for at least Week 1, they went with the one that had more experience.According to a league source,...
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