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Ex-Vikings Yary, Voigt settle fraud lawsuit

StarTribune.com Yary and three others had accused Voigt of bilking them out of $1 million.
  • New: 11 min ago

NFL Draft Profile: LB Khalil Mack

StarTribune.com Vikings reporter Master Tesfatsion breaks down one of the top 2014 NFL Draft prospects: Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack.
  • New: 3 hr 34 min ago

Peterson, few others to receive 2013 team awards

StarTribune.com Adrian Peterson, Chad Greenway, Cordarrelle Patterson, John Sullivan and a Vikings rookie TBA will be honored next weekend.
  • New: 5 hr 54 min ago

Fifth-year options and draft-night dealing

StarTribune.com Will NFL teams, especially the ones eying up quarterbacks early in the second round, attempt to trade into the first round to gain that extra year of contractual control?
  • New: 6 hr 23 min ago

Vikings 2014 schedule to be unveiled on Wednesday

StarTribune.com The NFL regular season schedule will be released on Wednesday.
  • 23 hr 57 min ago

Day 3 QBs to watch for the Vikings

StarTribune.com Michael Rand and Vikings digital reporter Master Tesfatsion take a look at quarterbacks to watch on the final day of the 2014 NFL Draft.
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Schedule could dictate Florida meltdowns -- or not

StarTribune.com We know who and where. Now we're looking for some meaning in when games will be played.
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Decision on Ponder's option may not be easy

StarTribune.com The Vikings have until May 3 to decide whether to exercise their fifth-year option on Christian Ponder, and while Ponder has not met expectations, the decision could be tougher than you think.
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Will Cordarrelle Patterson be the next Josh Gordon?

StarTribune.com It’s convenient to say that Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson will become the next Josh Gordon, but Patterson and the Cleveland Browns star wide receiver were used much differently in...
  • 2 days ago

Should the Vikings seek a Day 2 QB?

StarTribune.com Michael Rand and Vikings reporter Master Tesfatsion look at the mid-tier quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft.
  • 2 days ago

Manziel made strong impressions against Alabama

StarTribune.com Johnny Manziel’s performance in Texas A&M’s upset victory at Alabama in 2012 was the game that made him a household name. But for some, it was his play the next time that Texas A&M played Alabama...
  • 2 days ago
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Rick Spielman: Drafting a QB a 'torturous' decision

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — The Minnesota Vikings could be in line to draft a quarterback No. 8 overall. Rick Spielman, the Vikings' GM, called the evaluation process this season 'torturous.'
  • 2 days ago
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Vikings' Rick Spielman: Evaluating QBs is 'torturous'

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Minnesota could be in line to draft a quarterback No. 8 overall. Rick Spielman, the Vikings GM, called the evaluation process this season 'torturous.'
  • 2 days ago
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Sid Hartman: Don't count on Vikings selecting a quarterback eighth overall

StarTribune.com Rick Spielman believes they will pick the best player on the board, and it’s unlikely that will be a quarterback.
  • 2 days ago
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Charley Walters: Vikings' likely aim at top of draft is trade or defense

TwinCities.com (Charley Walters cwalters@pioneerpress.com) — With the NFL draft just 18 days away, it now looks like the Vikings will do one of two things with their No. 8 overall pick: Trade down to accumulate more picks or take the best defensive player...
  • 3 days ago
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Breaking down the top QBs in the NFL Draft

StarTribune.com Vikings reporter Master Tesfatsion breaks down his top three quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft.
  • 3 days ago
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Craig: A case for Bortles or Bridgewater at No. 8 to the Vikings

StarTribune.com An ex-Gophers coach gives a thumbs-up to those two.
  • 3 days ago
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Blog Articles

Super Bowl team returns from NYC meeting with NFL

StarTribune.com (Rochelle Olson) — Final submission comes May 7. Decision on May 20.
  • New: 5 hr 35 min ago

Peterson, few others to receive 2013 team awards

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Adrian Peterson, Chad Greenway, Cordarrelle Patterson, John Sullivan and a Vikings rookie TBA will be honored next weekend.
  • New: 10 hr 56 min ago

Fifth-year options and draft-night dealing

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Will NFL teams, especially the ones eying up quarterbacks early in the second round, attempt to trade into the first round to gain that extra year of contractual control?
  • New: 11 hr 23 min ago

NFL schedule to be released Wednesday evening

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — The NFL regular season schedule will be released on Wednesday.
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Vikings schedule could dictate Florida meltdowns -- or not

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — We know who and where. Now we're looking for some meaning in when games will be played.
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Decision on Ponder's option may not be easy

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have until May 3 to decide whether to exercise their fifth-year option on Christian Ponder, and while Ponder has not met expectations, the decision could be tougher than you think.
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Will Cordarrelle Patterson be the next Josh Gordon?

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — It’s convenient to say that Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson will become the next Josh Gordon, but Patterson and the Cleveland Browns star wide receiver were used much differently in...
  • 2 days ago

Manziel made strong impressions against Alabama

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Johnny Manziel’s performance in Texas A&M’s upset victory at Alabama in 2012 was the game that made him a household name. But for some, it was his play the next time that Texas A&M played Alabama...
  • 2 days ago
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Bigger is better for Vikings scoreboard

StarTribune.com (Rochelle Olson) — Team increases contribution by $1.2 million to increase size and number of screens
  • 5 days ago
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Cole discusses benefits that two-week head start had for Vikings linebackers

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Having a new coaching staff allowed Vikings an extra two weeks of working with players.
  • 5 days ago
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Will the Vikings exercise option for Christian Ponder?

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — The Vikings have yet to exercise Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder’s fifth year option, according to the NFL Players Association’s records. The deadline to do so for 2011 first round picks is...
  • 5 days ago
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Vikings preseason dates, times released

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have released the dates and times of their four preseason games. Their preseason opponents were announced last week.
  • 6 days ago
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Kiper: Vikings pick Blake Bortles

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — ESPN's Mel Kiper has the Vikings drafting Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles with the eighth overall pick in his latest mock draft.
  • 6 days ago
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Last of the Metrodome rubble gets hauled away at 1 p.m.

StarTribune.com (Rochelle Olson) — Crews will remove final two pules of Metrodome rubble today, officially ending its reign
  • 6 days ago
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Munnerlyn gives Vikings a shot with slot receivers

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Last season, the Vikings did not have a reliable defensive back who could stick with shifty slot receivers. Enter Captain Munnerlyn, who was solid when covering slot receivers for the Carolina...
  • 6 days ago
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Final pieces of Metrodome get hauled off Thursday

StarTribune.com (Rochelle Olson) — It's the end of an era on Thursday as the remaining rubble of the Metrodome is hauled off of the new stadium construction site
  • 7 days ago
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Josh Freeman is joining the New York Giants

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Josh Freeman, whose tenure as the Vikings’ starting quarterback last season lasted 60 disastrous minutes, will join the New York Giants.
  • 7 days ago
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Washington State safety Deone Bucannon to visit Vikings

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Washington State strong safety Deone Bucannon is the latest name that will attend the Vikings’ “Top 30” event, which starts today. Bucannon will visit on Thursday, according to an NFL source.
  • 7 days ago
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Peterson sees himself as defender of declining running back position

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Vikings running back: `There are a couple of guys who are different. I feel like I'm one of them.'
  • 7 days ago
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Kevin Williams leaves Giants visit without signing

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Former Vikings defensive tackle said he's `going to see what happens.'
  • 7 days ago
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