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Vikings offseason primer: wide receivers and tight ends

StarTribune.com The passing attack didn’t quite pan out as the Vikings expected in 2015 after they added deep threat Mike Wallace in an offseason trade with the Dolphins and got a healthy Kyle Rudolph back in the...
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Access Vikings podcast: Could the Vikings have won the Super Bowl — and where do they stand in 2016?

StarTribune.com Episode 28: Michael Rand and Matt Vensel take a look at the 2015 Vikings in hindsight and look ahead to their prospects in 2016.
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Vikings single game tickets for new stadium available -- on eBay

StarTribune.com Want to spend about $600 right now? That'll get you two seats for the Vikings-Green Bay game at the new U.S. Bank Stadium.
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Vikings offseason primer: running backs

StarTribune.com After a long hiatus from the Vikings and the NFL, Adrian Peterson returned in 2015 to re-establish himself as one of the top running backs in the league, if not the best. In the process, he...
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Vikings offseason primer: the quarterbacks

StarTribune.com Teddy Bridgewater was far from spectacular in his second NFL season. But the Vikings, with the league’s leading rusher in Adrian Peterson and coach Mike Zimmer’s top-10 defense, usually didn’t...
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I'm surprised to find I miss the Metrodome

StarTribune.com Turns out, the much-maligned stadium was an important setting for much of my adult life.
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Houston on deck, Minnesota in the hole for Super Bowls up next

StarTribune.com Minn. host committee was taking notes Monday on Houston’s bowl launch.
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Bash Cam Newton if you must, but what do you expect?

StarTribune.com Cam Newton is fine. It’s fine.We’re going to be fine.I had a lot of thoughts on Newton, but then Albert Burneko at Deadspin pretty much wrote everything I would want to write, and did a really...
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Who's better than the Vikings?

StarTribune.com The only teams that can enter 2016 accurately thinking they are clearly better than the Vikings are the last two team to lose to the Broncos:
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Vikings players join Twitter conversation during Super Bowl 50

StarTribune.com Vikings star Adrian Peterson tweets to affirm Denver's Von Miller as Super Bowl MVP. Defensive end Sharrif Floyd amused by Cam Newton-Michael Jordan meme swirling around social media.
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Decision looms on tackle Matt Kalil

StarTribune.com Of the many decisions the NFC North champions must make this offseason, one of the more interesting ones centers on left tackle Matt Kalil.Last offseason, the Vikings exercised their fifth-year...
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Viking Super Bowl QB Kapp has Alzheimer's, is donating brain

StarTribune.com Kapp is working on his memoir and will set aside a chapter dedicated to concussions.
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Super Bowl brunch draws Twin Cities tourism, sports and business brass

StarTribune.com Former Viking Matt Birk calls Super Bowl “the biggest secular holiday that we have.”
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Broncos linebacker Von Miller is Super Bowl MVP

StarTribune.com Broncos linebacker’s sacks and takeaways torment Carolina QB in championship game.
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Blog Articles

Vikings offseason primer: wide receivers and tight ends

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The passing attack didn’t quite pan out as the Vikings expected in 2015 after they added deep threat Mike Wallace in an offseason trade with the Dolphins and got a healthy Kyle Rudolph back in the...
  • New: 10 hr 26 min ago

Vikings offseason primer: running backs

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — After a long hiatus from the Vikings and the NFL, Adrian Peterson returned in 2015 to re-establish himself as one of the top running backs in the league, if not the best. In the process, he...
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Vikings position-by-position offseason primer: the quarterbacks

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Teddy Bridgewater was far from spectacular in his second NFL season. But the Vikings, with the league’s leading rusher in Adrian Peterson and coach Mike Zimmer’s top-10 defense, usually didn’t...
  • 2 days ago

Decision looms on tackle Matt Kalil

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Of the many decisions the NFC North champions must make this offseason, one of the more interesting ones centers on left tackle Matt Kalil.Last offseason, the Vikings exercised their fifth-year...
  • 3 days ago

Highlights as Favre, Dungy share the stage as part of the Hall of Fame's Class of 2016

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Brett Favre and Tony Dungy got to share the stage tonight as reporters interviewed the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 in San Francisco, site of Sunday’s Super Bowl 50. After a nod to...
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Slam-dunk selection Favre joined by Dungy in eight-member Hall of Fame class

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Nine seconds.That’s how long it took 46 voters from around the country to “discuss” Brett Favre’s worthiness for the Pro Football Hall of Fame during today’s selection meeting on the third floor...
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Mark Wilf: 'We're on to next year'

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Twenty-six days after the sucker-punch finish to his team’s season, Vikings owner and President Mark Wilf was channeling his inner Bill Belichick when he declared “we’re on to next season” during...
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Former Vikings assistants Pagac, Woods helping Denver's top-ranked Super Bowl defense

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Denver’s top-ranked defense reached Super Bowl 50 based on its ability to rush and cover in coordinator Wade Phillips’ aggressive 3-4 scheme.Helping Phillips teach that scheme in the first season...
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Ryan Kalil gets Broncos scouting report from younger brother Matt

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — The Kalils aren’t quite as famous as the Mannings, but brothers Ryan and Matt do plan to follow Peyton and Ely’s lead and spend some time hanging out together at the Super Bowl.Just don’t expect...
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Despite a potential magical setting, Jared Allen putting off retirement decision

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — With the Panthers favored to win Super Bowl 50 and defensive end Jared Allen practicing, as he says, “without limitations” in the foot he broke last month, the stage seems to be set for a magical...
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Phil Loadholt 'on track' in recovery, not dwelling on uncertain status

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Phil Loadholt, who is working his way back from a torn Achilles’ tendon, is optimistic he will be ready to participate in offseason workouts this spring. Whether he will be participating in them...
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Top picks of 2011 NFL draft (aka the Ponder draft) in Super Bowl spotlight

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — This weekend, the Panthers and Broncos will meet in the Super Bowl thanks in large part to contributions from the top two picks in the 2011 draft, quarterback Cam Newton and outside linebacker Von...
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Time for the Vikings to bring in competition for punter Jeff Locke?

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Blair Walsh will be under the microscope this spring and summer after missing the would-be game-winner in the playoff loss to the Seahawks. But he is not the only Vikings specialist who should be...
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Montana, eight Steelers highlight the NFL's 'Super Bowl 50 Golden Team'

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 46-member selection committee was asked by the NFL to choose an all-star Super Bowl lineup featuring the greatest of the greats from the first 49 Super Bowls.The...
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Mike Zimmer talks about the Vikings' hiring of Pat Shurmur

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings on Monday announced that Pat Shurmur would coach their tight ends in 2016, not be a co-coordinator or special consultant. But there remains suspicion among media and fans about what...
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Rick Spielman and the Vikings eyeing up more Senior Bowl talent

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Scouts and decision-makers from the Vikings and the NFL’s 31 other teams are in Mobile, Alabama this week for the Senior Bowl, where some of the top prospects in this year’s draft will be playing...
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Bridgewater and Barr the latest Vikings to be added to Pro Bowl

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The list of Vikings headed to the Pro Bowl continues to grow.Now quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and outside linebacker Anthony Barr have been selected as injury replacements for this weekend’s Pro...
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Pat Shurmur has a job title now

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The biggest mystery of 2016 — hey, it’s early in the year — has been solved.The Vikings announced this afternoon that Pat Shurmur will coach tight ends during the 2016 season and that the old...
  • 17 days ago
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Harrison Smith added to Pro Bowl roster

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Harrison Smith has been added to the Pro Bowl roster as an injury replacement for Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and will join running back Adrian Peterson and defensive end Everson Griffen in Hawaii...
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Vikings reportedly add Pat Shurmur to Mike Zimmer's coaching staff

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have added former Browns head coach Pat Shurmur to their coaching staff, according to multiple reports. It is unclear what role Shurmur will hold.Shurmur had been the offensive...
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