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The Loop’s Super Bowl LII Countdown: Worst drops

TwinCities.com (Kevin Cusick) — With Minnesota’s next Super Bowl now less than 45 weeks away, Kevin Cusick counts down the greats and near-greats from the past 51 games. Today: the worst drops in the game’s history.
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Sam Ponder talks about covering husband Christian in new ESPN role

StarTribune.com ESPN made official one of the worst-kept secrets in sport media last week: the Sunday Countdown show is getting a major makeover, with Sam Ponder being named as the host of the studio show to...
  • New: 2 hr 1 min ago

Our growing list of Vikings pre-draft visits, private workouts for 2017

StarTribune.com While their moves in free agency garnered the headlines throughout the month of March, the Vikings have also quietly been gathering more information on the prospects they are eyeing for April’s...
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Raiders relocating to Las Vegas after NFL owners vote in favor of move

StarTribune.com The Oakland Raiders will be no more. The franchise is moving to Las Vegas after a nearly unananimous vote.
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Adrian Peterson: ‘I won’t play for anything less than $8 million!’

TwinCities.com (Chad Graff) — Still unsigned more than two weeks into NFL free agency, longtime Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he won’t accept a contract worth less than $8 million. Several free agent running...
  • New: 7 hr 46 min ago

NFL prepares to take aim at egregious illegal hits

StarTribune.com League warns it might increase ejections and suspensions.
  • 23 hr 28 min ago

Super Bowl hosts share the wealth statewide

StarTribune.com Worthington is the latest town to win a grant from the legacy fund
  • 2 days ago

Adrian Peterson refutes report of $8 million contract demand

StarTribune.com Adrian Peterson took to Twitter to refute reports that he’s demanding at least an $8 million salary in the first year to play for a team this season.Peterson, who turned 32 this week, was slated...
  • 2 days ago

Adrian Peterson 'in no rush' to find new team

NFL.com (NFL.com) — Despite appearing to not land many looks since departing Minnesota several weeks ago, Adrian Peterson took to Twitter on Friday night to ensure the public his future is going to be fine.
  • 2 days ago

Vikings waive DL Scott Crichton

StarTribune.com The Vikings have waived former third-round pick Scott Crichton.In 2014, coach Mike Zimmer’s first year in Minnesota, the Vikings picked the former Oregon State defensive lineman with one of their...
  • 3 days ago

False patriotism of NFL scoundrels could keep Kaepernick unemployed

StarTribune.com Here's an idea for the quarterback: Line up a CFL job, become a star in Canada, and come back as a taller, faster Doug Flutie.
  • 3 days ago

Vikings: Brian Robison agrees to pay cut in one-year contract extension

TwinCities.com (Chad Graff) — Brian Robison, the Vikings’ durable defensive end who has started every game the last four seasons, signed an extension with the team that will lead to a pay cut in 2017, according to a...
  • 3 days ago
Blog Articles

Our growing list of Vikings pre-draft visits, private workouts for 2017

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — While their moves in free agency garnered the headlines throughout the month of March, the Vikings have also quietly been gathering more information on the prospects they are eyeing for April’s...
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Adrian Peterson refutes report of $8 million contract demand

StarTribune.com (Rana Cash) — Adrian Peterson took to Twitter to refute reports that he’s demanding at least an $8 million salary in the first year to play for a team this season.Peterson, who turned 32 this week, was slated...
  • 2 days ago

Vikings waive DL Scott Crichton

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have waived former third-round draft pick Scott Crichton.In 2014, coach Mike Zimmer’s first year in Minnesota, the Vikings picked the former Oregon State defensive lineman with one of...
  • 3 days ago

Brian Robison accepts a pay cut, gets another year on his contract

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Defensive end Brian Robison has agreed to a pay cut, signing a one-year extension with the Vikings that technically keeps him under contract through 2018 but slashes his 2017 base salary by $1.4...
  • 3 days ago

Will Sam Bradford's backup be a veteran addition or a draft pick?

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Who will be Sam Bradford’s top backup in 2017?The Vikings at some point in the coming weeks figure to add another quarterback to their 90-man roster. Right now, they have only three, one of whom...
  • 4 days ago

Mike Zimmer excited about Latavius Murray, several backs in NFL draft

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Mike Zimmer will have to wait a few more months to see Latavius Murray in pads and won’t get to use him in a meaningful game until September, but the Vikings coach seems excited about what his big...
  • 5 days ago

Adam Thielen on his new contract and how he'll stay motivated

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — While Adam Thielen and the Vikings agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension last week, the deal did not become official until this afternoon. Shortly after it did, the receiver joined...
  • 6 days ago

Zimmer on Vikings' additions, Floyd's health and replacing Munnerlyn

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Mike Zimmer appeared on KFAN this morning and in an interview with my friend Paul Allen shared a few noteworthy nuggets on the Vikings.Zimmer, of course, was complimentary about the players the...
  • 6 days ago
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Sharrif Floyd one of many Vikings defensive tackles in a contract year

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Defensive tackle Datone Jones signed with the Vikings last week in part because he feels they will give him the best chance to prove himself.He is by no means the only Vikings defensive tackle in...
  • 7 days ago

What's next for Adrian Peterson?

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Now that the Vikings have signed a new bruising back in Latavius Murray and with GM Rick Spielman publicly acknowledging yesterday that Adrian Peterson won’t be back in 2017, what’s next for...
  • 10 days ago
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One day after visiting Vikings, Jared Cook signs with Raiders

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Free-agent tight end Jared Cook, whom the Vikings had in town Tuesday and Wednesday for a visit, has joined the Raiders.While the Vikings closed in on a deal with running back Latavius Murray on...
  • 11 days ago
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Rick Spielman confirms that Adrian Peterson won't return to Vikings

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Rick Spielman, speaking with local media on a conference call a little bit ago, confirmed the obvious when he said that the signing of running back Latavius Murray means that Adrian Peterson won’t...
  • 11 days ago
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Terence Newman energized, eager 'to get the bad taste out of my mouth' after team's '16 slide

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Pushing aside preliminary interest from the Oakland Raiders and two other teams he said he couldn’t remember, Terence Newman called it a “simple decision” to re-sign for a third season with the...
  • 11 days ago
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Will Murray take Adrian's old number? And how much will he make?

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — We won’t get to chat with new Vikings back Latavius Murray until this afternoon. But he has already sent a great message, via social media, about being the guy who bumped Adrian Peterson out of...
  • 11 days ago
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Jared Cook leaves town without a deal

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Jared Cook departed Winter Park without putting pen to paper.The free-agent tight end remained in town for his visit with the Vikings tonight until after 8 p.m., whereas other free agents visiting...
  • 12 days ago
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Source: Adam Thielen agrees to a three-year extension with Vikings

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Adam Thielen has agreed to terms on a three-year extension that will keep the Vikings receiver in his home state for seasons to come, a league source told the Star Tribune.Thielen receives $11...
  • 12 days ago
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Terence Newman back with Vikings

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings were finally willing and able to keep one of their free agents.That distinction goes to veteran cornerback Terence Newman, who has agreed to terms to return to the Vikings for his 15th...
  • 12 days ago
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Vikings sign former Packers top pick Datone Jones

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings didn’t let another ex-Packers player walk out after a visit as former first-round pick Datone Jones signed with Minnesota on Tuesday.Jones, 26, crosses the border in the NFC North...
  • 13 days ago
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Latavius Murray to visit Vikings after Eddie Lacy signs with Seahawks

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Former Packers running back Eddie Lacy, who officially visited the Vikings on Sunday, has agreed to join the Seahawks, per his agency.The Vikings were interested in Lacy to potentially replace...
  • 13 days ago
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Will Vikings look at other cornerbacks beyond Robey-Coleman?

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The departure of slot specialist Captain Munnerlyn over the weekend falls into the #asexpected category of offseason maneuvering.Munnerlyn has said the Vikings made him an offer. But he signed...
  • 13 days ago
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