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Want to tour U.S. Bank Stadium? There are options

StarTribune.com Free, public, Vikings tours of new stadium remain available.
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Hey Teddy: Bridgewater surprises young Vikings fan

NFL.com (NFL.com) — Teddy Bridgewater gave a young Vikings' fan the surprise of a lifetime. Check out the creative way a 6-year-old got the quarterback to attend his birthday party.
  • New: 4 hr 41 min ago

New Falcons stadium: $2 hot dogs, $5 beers, expensive seats. How do Vikings compare?

StarTribune.com The new Atlanta stadium slated to open in 2017 — with multiple tenants, including the Falcons as the primary one — generated some positive press last week with the announcement of reasonable...
  • New: 6 hr 55 min ago

Vikings TE Rudolph healthy, happy during productive offseason

StarTribune.com Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has had a busy offseason.“It’s been great. Got married in February. Got twins on the way. So it’s been a productive offseason,” Rudolph said through a big smile at...
  • New: 8 hr 29 min ago

Rudolph pleased with productive offseason

StarTribune.com Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph expects rookies to play another important role for the team and is doing his best to help them settle in quickly.
  • New: 8 hr 31 min ago

Veteran safety Michael Griffin excited about Vikings defense

StarTribune.com New veteran safety Michael Griffin believes the Vikings have all the tools to make a run to the Super Bowl.
  • 1 day 5 hr ago

New safety Michael Griffin impressed by Vikings' young studs, veteran presence

StarTribune.com Veteran safety Michael Griffin is impressed by the Vikings’ young defensive core and experienced leadership.“This defense is already good. … This team is right there,” said Griffin, one of the...
  • 1 day 5 hr ago

With limited practice time, Zimmer moves OTAs with necessary focus, urgency

StarTribune.com Being organized and focused has never been more important for an NFL head coach.Back in the good, old days for coaches — and bad, old days for players — practice time in full pads runneth over....
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

'Hey Tedd-ay!' 6-year-old fan woos Bridgewater to birthday party with rap song

StarTribune.com Obadiah Gamble, a huge Teddy Bridgewater fan, released via YouTube recently a rap song inviting Bridgewater to his upcoming 7th birthday party.
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Vikings' Walsh quickly put missed field goal behind him

StarTribune.com The Vikings kicker talked one last time about his costly playoff boot, but says he won’t dwell on it.
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Vikings defensive tackle B.J. Dubose tore his ACL at Wednesday's OTA

StarTribune.com Second-year Vikings defensive lineman B.J. Dubose tore his anterior cruciate ligament during today’s organized team activity at Winter Park, according to a league source, and is expected to miss...
  • 2 days ago

Rookies and veterans at Vikings OTAs

StarTribune.com The Vikings are back together at Winter Park where the rookies are learning where the lockers are.
  • 2 days ago

Walsh: 'I'm way past ... being upset'

StarTribune.com Vikings kicker Blair Walsh said he's already dealt with and moved on from his missed field goal in the first round of the NFC playoffs.
  • 2 days ago

Adrian Peterson hopes to adapt to Vikings' passing game

StarTribune.com The veteran running back is trying to be more comfortable in the shotgun formation.
  • 2 days ago

Walsh: 'I thought I had one of my better years'

StarTribune.com It’s not quite the same as a January wild-card game at TCF Bank Stadium, but, for the record, Vikings kicker Blair Walsh made all five field goal attempts during the team portion of the OTA...
  • 2 days ago

Vikings stadium photo-bombing tussle not subsiding

StarTribune.com The Minnesota Vikings and Wells Fargo filed another set of opposing motions in the photo-bombing lawsuit about signs on two buildings.
  • 3 days ago

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph announces twins are on the way — at Twins game

StarTribune.com The Vikings won 11 games last season in 16 tries. The Twins are stuck on that same number in 44 tries after another drubbing Monday at the hands of Kansas City.The franchises are going in about as...
  • 3 days ago

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph announces twins are on the way — at Twins game

StarTribune.com The Vikings won 11 games last season in 16 tries. The Twins are stuck on that same number in 44 tries after another drubbing Monday at the hands of Kansas City.The franchises are going in about as...
  • 3 days ago

Updating our projected defensive depth chart for Vikings' spring workouts

StarTribune.com In anticipation of the start of the third phase of the offseason program, which kicks off today, we decided to update our projected depth charts from a couple of months ago. Yesterday, we shared...
  • 3 days ago
Blog Articles

Vikings TE Rudolph healthy, happy during productive offseason

StarTribune.com (Jason Gonzalez) — Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has had a busy offseason.“It’s been great. Got married in February. Got twins on the way. So it’s been a productive offseason,” Rudolph said through a big smile at...
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New safety Michael Griffin impressed by Vikings' young studs, veteran presence

StarTribune.com (Jason Gonzalez) — Veteran safety Michael Griffin is impressed by the Vikings’ young defensive core and experienced leadership.“This defense is already good. … This team is right there,” said Griffin, one of the...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

With limited practice time, Zimmer moves OTAs with necessary focus, urgency

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Being organized and focused has never been more important for an NFL head coach.Back in the good, old days for coaches — and bad, old days for players — practice time in full pads runneth over....
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Vikings defensive tackle B.J. Dubose tore his ACL at Wednesday's OTA

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Second-year Vikings defensive lineman B.J. Dubose tore his anterior cruciate ligament during today’s organized team activity at Winter Park, according to a league source, and is expected to miss...
  • 2 days ago

Walsh: 'I thought I had one of my better years'

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — It’s not quite the same as a January wild-card game at TCF Bank Stadium, but, for the record, Vikings kicker Blair Walsh made all five field goal attempts during the team portion of the OTA...
  • 2 days ago

Updating our projected defensive depth chart for Vikings' spring workouts

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — In anticipation of the start of the third phase of the offseason program, which kicks off today, we decided to update our projected depth charts from a couple of months ago. Yesterday, we shared...
  • 3 days ago

Vikings sign defensive tackle Travis Raciti, waive tailback Brandon Ross

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings announced today that they have signed defensive tackle Travis Raciti, who spent last season on the Eagles’ practice squad.The 24-year-old California native originally signed with the...
  • 4 days ago

Updating our projected offensive depth chart with OTAs set to ramp up

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — It has been exactly two months since we took our first crack at projecting the Vikings depth charts (offense here and defense here). Since then, there was something called the NFL draft, adding...
  • 4 days ago

Vikings' crowded linebacker group should create interesting competition

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The competition along the Vikings offensive line during spring practices and training camp will garner much more attention with potentially three starting spots up for grabs, but their linebacker...
  • 8 days ago
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New-look Vikings offensive line should be tested by NFC North newcomers

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The primary priority for the Vikings this offseason was propping up their offensive line, which they hope they have accomplished by signing Alex Boone and Andre Smith and hiring Tony Sparano to...
  • 10 days ago
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Adrian Peterson a curious omission from Pro Football Focus' top 101 list

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Pro Football Focus, the respected football analysis and analytics website, released on Friday its rankings of the top 101 players in the NFL from the 2015 season. Four Vikings players made the...
  • 11 days ago
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Laquon Treadwell signs rookie deal, all Vikings draft picks under contract

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — First-round draft pick Laquon Treadwell signed his rookie contract with the Vikings today, according to his agency, Impact Sports Management.Treadwell, the 23rd overall selection in April, was the...
  • 15 days ago
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Zimmer hopes to develop another oversized safety in Jayron Kearse

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — When looking at the scouting combine measurements of new Vikings safety Jayron Kearse, a seventh-round draft pick, it’s hard not to think of another oversized safety Mike Zimmer coached during his...
  • 15 days ago
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Vikings veterans and rookies working together for the first time this week

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — This week is the first time that Vikings veterans and rookies can work alongside each other during organized team activities at Winter Park.During this second phase of the voluntary offseason...
  • 16 days ago
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Vikings sign running back C.J. Ham, waive safety John Lowdermilk

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have signed rookie running back C.J. Ham.Ham, an undrafted rookie from Augustana, participated in last weekend’s rookie minicamp at Winter Park on a tryout basis. He stood out enough...
  • 17 days ago
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Vikings sign former Gophers kick returner Troy Stoudermire, one other

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings signed Troy Stoudermire and Tre Roberson today.Stoudermire played his college ball at Minnesota, where he finished his career as the NCAA’s all-time leader in kickoff return yards. He...
  • 18 days ago
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The time Edgerrin James gave young Mackensie Alexander his gloves

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — In case you couldn’t pick up Sunday’s Star Tribune because you spent all day waiting in line for Mother’s Day brunch, I wrote a long feature story on second-round pick Mackensie Alexander, who as...
  • 18 days ago
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Two more Vikings draft picks agree to deals, but Treadwell remains unsigned

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings announced this morning that seven of their eight 2016 draft picks are officially under contract after six more of them put pen to paper before the start of this weekend’s rookie...
  • 21 days ago
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Vikings mailbag: Treadwell's role, impact rookies and an assessment of Spielman

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings just drafted some players. Their offseason workouts will pick up their intensity in a couple of weeks. And believe it or not, the preseason opener is only three months away. So today...
  • 22 days ago
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Peterson donating $100,000 to aid flooding victims in Texas hometown

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Running back Adrian Peterson is donating $100,000 to aid those affected by the deadly floods in his hometown of Palestine, Texas over the weekend. And he pledges to match any donations made to the...
  • 23 days ago
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