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Vikings: Chad Greenway embraces role as team's elder statesman

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — When the Vikings waived long snapper Cullen Loeffler last week, the team's senior statesman tag moved to linebacker Chad Greenway.
  • New: 5 hr 17 min ago

More details released on Minnesota stadium roof accident

StarTribune.com A pole stopped one man’s fall, but not the other’s, the report says. The full state investigation could take months to be made public.
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Vikings rookie LB Eric Kendricks hoping for another shot at Marcus Mariota

TwinCities.com (Sam Gordon sgordon@pioneerpress.com) — Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday he hasn't decided if rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota will play against the Vikings in the final exhibition game of the season Thursday night.
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Vikings rookie QB Taylor Heinicke hopes to make one last good impression

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — Rookie Taylor Heinicke has won the Vikings' third-string quarterback job.
  • New: 7 hr 40 min ago

Vikings offensive line still needs to jell

StarTribune.com Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner wouldn’t say how much the starters will play, if at all, in Thursday’s preseason finale at Tennessee. But on Monday head coach Mike Zimmer said those who...
  • New: 9 hr 6 min ago

Vikings center John Sullivan still sidelined

StarTribune.com For a 13th consecutive day, Vikings center John Sullivan is sidelined because of back spasms. Sullivan has missed seven practices and two preseason games and will almost certainly will not play in...
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For Vikings QB Taylor Heinicke, perfection guarantees nothing

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — Rookie quarterback Taylor Heinicke was perfect in the Vikings' preseason game at Dallas on Saturday. He wishes he hadn't been.
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Vikings season preview: Teddy Bridgewater or bust

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Teddy Bridgewater was one of last year's biggest surprises. If the Vikings are going anywhere in 2015, it rests on the second-year passer's shoulders. Can he continue his ascent?
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Step away from that Tweet; There will be a role for young Waynes

StarTribune.com What if Trae Waynes doesn’t start the regular-season opener, which we know he won’t?What if Trae Waynes isn’t the No. 3 cornerback initially, which is a distinct possibility considering his...
  • 13 hr 41 min ago

Vikings waive QB Mike Kafka to get down to mandated 75 players

StarTribune.com The Viking announced this morning that they have waived quarterback Mike Kafka, who did not practice yesterday, with an injured designation.Kafka has played sparingly this preseason. He went...
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Trae Waynes improving, Heinicke fighting for roster spot and more

StarTribune.com Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED— Vikings rookie cornerback Trae Waynes won’t be a Week 1 starter, but he’s made progress over the...
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Vikings rookie cornerback Trae Waynes seeing fewer flags fly

StarTribune.com Despite a rocky start to preseason, the former Michigan State star said he improves each week.
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Vikings start out No. 23 in ESPN's Football Power Index

StarTribune.com ESPN is touting a new power ranking formula for NFL teams called the Football Power Index. We’ll get more to what it is in a minute, but I won’t bury the most obvious part: the FPI (remember, that...
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For Vikings QB Taylor Heinicke, perfection guarantees nothing

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — Vikings rookie quarterback Taylor Heinicke was perfect in Saturday's preseason game at Dallas. He wishes he hadn't been.
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Vikings: RB Dominique Williams among those on roster bubble

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — Dominique Williams is the Vikings' leading rusher in the preseason, but that isn't making him feel any more comfortable with cuts looming.
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Vikings: Mike Zimmer not ready to commit to Trae Waynes in starting lineup

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — Don't pencil rookie Trae Waynes into the Vikings' starting lineup just yet.
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Robinson placed on PUP list, Bykowski to IR and Sullivan sits out again

StarTribune.com The Vikings have placed cornerback Joe Robinson on the reserve PUP list.Under this injury designation, Robinson will not count against the team’s roster. He is eligible to return as early as Week...
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Dominique Williams focused on improving, not on team cuts

StarTribune.com Joe Banyard led the Vikings with 26 rushing yards in the 28-14 preseason win over the Cowboys on Saturday. The next day, he was among one 11 cuts made by the team.The second leading rusher in that...
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Blog Articles

Vikings offensive line still needs to jell

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner wouldn’t say how much the starters will play, if at all, in Thursday’s preseason finale at Tennessee. But on Monday head coach Mike Zimmer said those who...
  • 14 hr 11 min ago

Vikings center John Sullivan still sidelined

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — For a 13th consecutive day, Vikings center John Sullivan is sidelined because of back spasms. Sullivan has missed seven practices and two preseason games and will almost certainly will not play in...
  • 16 hr 29 min ago

Step away from that Tweet; There will be a role for young Waynes

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — What if Trae Waynes doesn’t start the regular-season opener, which we know he won’t?What if Trae Waynes isn’t the No. 3 cornerback initially, which is a distinct possibility considering his...
  • 18 hr 43 min ago

Vikings waive QB Mike Kafka to get down to mandated 75 players

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Viking announced this morning that they have waived quarterback Mike Kafka, who did not practice yesterday, with an injured designation.Kafka has played sparingly this preseason. He went...
  • 19 hr 6 min ago

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Trae Waynes improving, Heinicke fighting for roster spot and more

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED— Vikings rookie cornerback Trae Waynes won’t be a Week 1 starter, but he’s made progress over the...
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Robinson placed on PUP list, Bykowski to IR, and Sullivan sits out yet again

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have placed cornerback Josh Robinson on the reserve PUP list.Under this injury designation, Robinson will not count against the team’s roster. He is eligible to return as early as Week...
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Dominique Williams focused on improving, not on team cuts

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Joe Banyard led the Vikings with 26 rushing yards in the 28-14 preseason win over the Cowboys on Saturday. The next day, he was among one 11 cuts made by the team.The second leading rusher in that...
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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer on Trae Waynes: Not so fast with the starter talk

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Frankly, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer disagrees with his defensive coordinator.Last week, while talking with reporters, defensive coordinator George Edwards said the goal was to have rookie...
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Xavier Rhodes relates to Trae Waynes' NFL adjustment

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — If there’s one player on the Vikings roster that can relate to rookie cornerback Trae Waynes, it’s Xavier Rhodes.Like Waynes, Rhodes was a first round selection known for his aggressiveness coming...
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Vikings make first roster cuts, Teddy's impressive preseason stats and more

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED— The Vikings made their first round of roster cuts yesterday, and tight end Brandon Bostick and...
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Vikings cut Bostick, Banyard, nine others

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings announced this evening that they have released 11 players, including tight end Brandon Bostick and running back Joe Banyard.Bostick is best known for being the player who mishandled an...
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VikesCentric: The Patterson puzzle

StarTribune.com (Bo Mitchell) — Cordarrelle Patterson showed us again on Saturday night just how dangerous he can be, which is why he's so frustrating.
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Eric Kendricks cuts it loose, and four other takeaways from Saturday's win

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Mike Zimmer won another preseason game, a perfect 8-0 for those tracking of Zimmer’s preseason record over the last two seasons, as the Vikings defeated the Cowboys 28-14 on Saturday. Quarterback...
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Vikings go off the script for first Bridgewater-to-Wallace bomb

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Fans who were clamoring for a big play from Mike Wallace finally got what they were hoping for in tonight’s 28-14 win.Midway through the second quarter, Teddy Bridgewater went...
  • 3 days ago

Walsh booms a 50-yard punt, but misses another field-goal try

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Midway through the second quarter of tonight’s win over the Cowboys, punter Jeff Locke banged up his ankle a little bit and had to head to the sideline after a punt. That was...
  • 3 days ago

Hodges 'felt natural' in his first career start at middle linebacker

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Mike Zimmer will have a more complete evaluation of Gerald Hodges on Monday after watching the tape from tonight’s 28-14 win over the Cowboys. But from the sideline the Vikings...
  • 3 days ago

Vikings get Texas-sized final tune-up

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Greetings from Jerry World, the gigantic monument to American football that the Cowboys call home. In a little under an hour, the Vikings will play their all-important...
  • 3 days ago

Kyle Rudolph says Vikings tight ends close-knit despite battle for jobs

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — Kyle Rudolph, entering his fifth season, has been a Pro Bowl tight end, so you can bet his job with the Vikings is safe.But the team will have to make some decisions behind him. Rhett Ellison, in...
  • 4 days ago

Access Vikings Morning Walkthrough: Football and foot long hot dogs

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — Before you walk through the State Fair, scan through today’s Access Vikings Walkthrough …WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSEDEric Kendricks’ development at linebacker will be a key for the Vikings, writes...
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Rookie cornerback Trae Waynes could be Vikings starter

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Rookie cornerback Trae Waynes as a starter on opening day?“That’s what we’re aiming for,” Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards said after Thursday’s practice. But aiming and expecting are...
  • 5 days ago