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Priefer enjoys his week as second-best special teams coach in Mankato

StarTribune.com For a week or so, Mike Priefer doesn’t mind being the second best special teams coach in Mankato.That’s because he’s got a soft spot for the top dog in that department: Chuck Priefer, former...
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Get to know Terence Newman, Zimmer to miss today's practice and more

StarTribune.com On most mornings, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED— Get to know veteran cornerback Terence Newman, who sure as heck didn’t come to Minnesota just to...
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Follow the leader: Newman, Zimmer reunite with Vikings

StarTribune.com Terence Newman, as he was in Dallas and Cincy, is reunited with Mike Zimmer.
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Vikings day at camp: No starters have missed a practice because of injury

StarTribune.com Developments from Mankato as the team prepares for Sunday's Hall of Fame Game:
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Vikings' Wright carries on for Childs, all of Arkansas

StarTribune.com Jarius Wright is thankful for his NFL career, especially because his best friend Greg Childs, the former Vikings and Arkansas receiver, has suffered another injury setback in the CFL.
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Adrian Peterson barely makes SI.com ranking of top 10 running backs

StarTribune.com I make a grocery list every week. Actually, it’s pretty much the same list. I keep it on my iPhone — a list of staples I generally need to buy every week. Then I can add things to it, but the base...
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What you might have missed at training camp on Monday, Aug. 3

StarTribune.com SETTING THE SCENE: Another sunny day with low humidity, 14 mph winds and players who are eager to start hitting some enemy players come Sunday in Canton, Ohio. This was the eighth day of practice...
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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer leaves team to be with ailing father

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — MANKATO, Minn. -- Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he won't be at training camp for Tuesday's practice because his father is ailing.
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Dayton appoints Tony Sertich to replace Duane Benson on sports authority

StarTribune.com Benson quit after complaining about the role held by Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen.
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Vikings loaded with talent at wide receiver

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — MANKATO, Minn. -- When seven-year veteran wide receiver Mike Wallace arrived in Minnesota, he knew little about Charles Johnson. He barely had heard of Adam Thielen.
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Vikings have mixed feelings about their five-game preseason schedule

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — MANKATO, Minn. -- Vikings players finally get to hit someone from another team Sunday night, and plenty of players are looking forward to that.
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Vikings: Captain Munnerlyn questionable for exhibition opener

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — MANKATO, Minn. -- Banged-up cornerback Captain Munnerlyn hopes to play for the Vikings in Sunday's Hall of Fame Game, but he doesn't know if that's going to happen.
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Rookie Austin Shepherd 'a guy that kind of knows how to play'

StarTribune.com We have spilled digital ink on rookie linemen T.J. Clemmings and Tyrus Thompson, who at different points in the spring lined up with the first-team offense. We have not written much about fellow...
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Access Vikings: Jerick McKinnon working on pass protection

StarTribune.com Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon will likely serve as the team's third down back, but he'll need to improve as a pass protector during training camp.
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Vikings' defense playing faster, more instinctively than a year ago

TwinCities.com (Brian Murphy brianmurphy@pioneerpress.com) — MANKATO, Minn. -- The Vikings finally have an opponent for which to prepare, however, for coaches and players, Sunday's Hall of Fame Game against Pittsburgh is still about evaluation and...
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Crichton has 'nagging injury,' long-snapper competition 'very, very even'

StarTribune.com Some highlights from the press conferences held not long ago with defensive coordinator George Edwards and special teams coordinator Mike Priefer …From Edwards …– Defensive end Scott Crichton...
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Brandon Fusco settling in at left guard

StarTribune.com This past spring, as Brandon Fusco first started to make the conversion from right guard to left, his most challenging opponent was not defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd or big nose tackle Linval...
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: A dirty job for RBs, Waynes gaining ground on Captain

StarTribune.com On most mornings, we walk through what’s going on with the Vikings.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED– We took a look at the key elements of pass protection for NFL running backs and how Matt Asiata ranks...
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Vikings tailbacks in a rush to step up their pass protection

StarTribune.com The running backs have work to do to keep Teddy Bridgewater upright.
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Blog Articles

Priefer enjoys his week as second-best special teams coach in Mankato

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — For a week or so, Mike Priefer doesn’t mind being the second best special teams coach in Mankato.That’s because he’s got a soft spot for the top dog in that department: Chuck Priefer, former...
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Getting to know Terence Newman, Zimmer to miss practice and more

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — On most mornings, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED— Get to know veteran cornerback Terence Newman, who sure as heck didn’t come to Minnesota just to...
  • New: 6 hr 55 min ago

What you might have missed at training camp on Monday, Aug. 3

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — SETTING THE SCENE: Another sunny day with low humidity, 14 mph winds and players who are eager to start hitting some enemy players come Sunday in Canton, Ohio. This was the eighth day of practice...
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Rookie Austin Shepherd is 'a guy that kind of knows how to play'

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — We have spilled digital ink on rookie linemen T.J. Clemmings and Tyrus Thompson, who at different points in the spring lined up with the first-team offense. We have not written much about fellow...
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Crichton has 'nagging injury,' long-snapper competition 'very, very even'

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Some highlights from the press conferences held not long ago with defensive coordinator George Edwards and special teams coordinator Mike Priefer …From Edwards …– Defensive end Scott Crichton...
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Brandon Fusco settling in at left guard

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — This past spring, as Brandon Fusco first started to make the conversion from right guard to left, his most challenging opponent was not defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd or big nose tackle Linval...
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: A dirty job for RBs, Waynes gaining ground on Captain

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — On most mornings, we walk through what’s going on with the Vikings.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED– We took a look at the key elements of pass protection for NFL running backs and how Matt Asiata ranks...
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What you missed at Vikings training camp on Sunday, August 2

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — SETTING THE SCENE: After Saturday night’s practice under the lights, coach Mike Zimmer didn’t feel a full morning walkthrough was necessary. So the Vikings crammed it all in during the afternoon,...
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Older, more patient Peterson now accepts carry-free preseasons

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Through the first week of training camp, Adrian Peterson has looked like, well, Adrian Peterson.He looks lean, quick, fast and, well, you know the drill.As for that Peterson power, it’s safe to...
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Tingelhoff ready for the Hall of Fame, Diggs stars again and more

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — On most mornings, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED— Mark Craig dug deep for his profile on Hall-of-Fame Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff. What more do...
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What you missed at Vikings training camp on Saturday, August 1

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — SETTING THE SCENE: There was a packed house at Blakeslee Stadium for the first night practice of camp. Every spot in the bleachers was spoken for despite the 80-degree weather when practice opened...
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Vikings sign wideout Ryan Whalen

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have signed free-agent wide receiver Ryan Whalen.Whalen was a sixth-round pick of the Bengals in 2011 after playing at Stanford. The California native played three seasons for the...
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Zimmer preaches patience at right guard, adds Hodges to MLB mix

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Some highlights from coach Mike Zimmer’s press conference held not long ago …– Asked when he wants to make his final decision on the starting right guard position, Zimmer laughed and said,...
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Linebacker talk with Adam Zimmer

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — In case you missed it, I wrote a story for today’s newspaper on the Vikings’ linebacker corps, which outside linebacker Chad Greenway feels is as deep and talented as any group he has played with...
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Excitement for linebackers, praise for Harris, Floyd and more from camp

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — On most mornings, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED— The Vikings are excited about their young, talented group of linebackers. “We haven’t been this...
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What you might have missed at camp on Friday, July 31

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — SETTING THE SCENE: A cloudless sky with temperatures in the low 80s and only 39 percent humidity made this the best weather day of camp. The team returned to the practice field after a day off per...
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Sharrif Floyd comfortable, confident in second year under Zimmer

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, when he was healthy enough to be on the field, quietly had a pretty strong second season with the Vikings.Floyd made 42 tackles in 2014 and his 4.5 sacks were...
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Turner: Mike Harris has looked "surprisingly good" in transition to guard

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Some highlights from offensive coordinator Norv Turner’s press conference not long ago …– Turner opened his press conference with, um, breaking news. “Just a sport update,” he said. “The Vikings...
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Can Sullivan or someone else carry on Vikings rich ironman tradition?

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Just finishing up a big Sunday story on new Vikings Hall of Famer Mick Tingelhoff. Thanks to Mick, his exceptional wife Phyllis, son Pat and granddaughter Jazzmyn for all their help. Same goes to...
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Kalil healthy again, Hunter not as raw as Vikings thought, a plug and more

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — On most mornings, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED— Matt Kalil is pain free — for now at least. That’s a good thing, because this could be a...
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