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Minnesota Vikings: Joe Banyard makes team's decision tougher

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vikings running back Joe Banyard is making it interesting for team officials.
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Vikings: Teddy Bridgewater changes his glove story

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Teddy Bridgewater didn't wear his gloves in the rain Thursday night. Stay tuned to what he does in snow and ice.
  • New: 6 hr 54 min ago

Vikings middle linebacker Jasper Brinkley tightens grip on starting job

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jasper Brinkley looks to have tightened his grip on winning the Vikings' starting middle linebacker job.
  • New: 6 hr 57 min ago

Banyard makes strong argument for a roster spot

StarTribune.com Looking a little exhausted after the Vikings ran him all over the rain-soaked LP Field tonight, second-year running back Joe Banyard said he had no idea he had just eclipsed 100 rushing...
  • New: 7 hr 41 min ago

Zimmer defends Ponder after positive performance

StarTribune.com It took less than 20 seconds for Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer to bring up Christian Ponder in his post-game press conference after tonight’s 19-3 win over the Titans in the preseason finale, and...
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Vikings 19, Titans 3: Unbeaten Minnesota has history on its side

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Preseason games might not mean a lot in the NFL, but an undefeated record often has been a springboard for the Vikings.
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Vikings finish preseason unbeaten

StarTribune.com Win over Titans give Vikings first unbeaten preseason since 2001.
  • New: 9 hr 13 min ago

Coalition wants Redskins name kept out of TCF Bank Stadium for Vikings game

StarTribune.com Group says the team name is a reference to the scalping of Indians.
  • 13 hr 31 min ago

Rand: Does Adrian Peterson want to play for the Cowboys?

StarTribune.com An ESPN story says yes, but the Vikings running back denies it.
  • 14 hr 16 min ago

Three things to watch during Titans-Vikings

StarTribune.com We’re finally here. The final preseason game is upon us and real football is around the corner. But until the season opener against the Rams, the Vikings have their final exhibition game against...
  • 15 hr 31 min ago

Coalition gathering strength to oppose Redskins at Gophers' stadium

StarTribune.com American Indian leaders say they are ramping up effort to keep the offensive slur off the University campus for the Nov. 2 game
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Vikings' Adrian Peterson denies phone call to Cowboys' Jerry Jones

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Adrian Peterson has denied a published report that he told Dallas owner Jerry Jones in a June phone call he would like to play for the Cowboys.
  • 16 hr 27 min ago

Peterson denies report that claimed he told the Cowboys he wanted to play for them in the future

StarTribune.com Vikings running back Adrian Peterson denied a report that said he called Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and told him he would like to play for the Cowboys in the future.“This was a casual...
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Adrian Peterson to Jerry Jones: I want to play for 'Boys

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Adrian Peterson told Jerry Jones this summer in a phone call that he'd like to end his career with the Dallas Cowboys. The running back is signed with the Minnesota Vikings through 2017.
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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson reportedly wants to play for the Cowboys someday

StarTribune.com Per ESPN.com:Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a June telephone call he would like to play for the Cowboys at the end of his tenure with the...
  • 18 hr 26 min ago

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Johnson's journey, Vikings with something to prove and more

StarTribune.com Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED— DT Tom Johnson took a long, winding path to the NFL and the Vikings.— What...
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TFD: Data says Vikings are a last-place team, Peterson is inconsistent

StarTribune.com If you were enjoying this 3-0 Vikings preseason a little too much, here’s the FiveThirtyEight site’s chance to throw water all over you.Based on Vegas point spreads, the Vikings project to win 6.5...
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Craig: 'Cultured' lineman Johnson took long road to Vikings

StarTribune.com Tom Johnson’s odyssey included Canada, Europe.
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Blog Articles

Coalition gathering strength to oppose Redskins at Gophers' stadium

StarTribune.com (Rochelle Olson) — American Indian leaders say they are ramping up effort to keep the offensive slur off the University campus for the Nov. 2 game
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VikesCentric: Teddy Will Be Ready

StarTribune.com (Bo Mitchell) — Teddy Bridgewater didn't start his first game at Louisville, either. He'll be ready when the Vikings need him.
  • 2 days ago
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Audubon Society takes bird-glass campaign to Gov. Dayton

StarTribune.com (Rochelle Olson) — Bird groups desired changes to the design of the new $1 billion stadium seem unlikely at this point.
  • 3 days ago
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VikesCentric: Preseason Positives

StarTribune.com (Bo Mitchell) — The Vikings are 3-0 this preseason and full of positives that should make your Monday morning a little more cheerful.
  • 4 days ago
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Vikings stadium tour: Next best thing to being there

StarTribune.com (Rochelle Olson) — Wilfs get tour of stadium site from construction chief Dave Mansell
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VikesCentric: In search of interceptions

StarTribune.com (Bo Mitchell) — No NFL team has fewer interceptions over the last three seasons than the Minnesota Vikings.
  • 9 days ago
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Fire trucks at stadium site doing routine review

StarTribune.com (Rochelle Olson) — Fire crews on the site of the new stadium construction conducting routine update on progress of construction
  • 10 days ago
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VikesCentric: Fantasy football Q and A

StarTribune.com (Bo Mitchell) — Bo Mitchell tackles a six pack of burning fantasy football questions, several of which involve Vikings players.
  • 11 days ago
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VikesCentric: Vikings walking a fine line on 'Redskins' controversy

StarTribune.com (Bo Mitchell) — The Minnesota Vikings find themselves wedged in the middle of the raging controversy over the Redskins nickname.
  • 14 days ago
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Zimmer confirms Bridgewater will get some reps with the first-team offense Friday

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — We have been given clues that Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater would get some time with the first-team offense Friday night. This morning, Mike Zimmer finally came out and said it.
  • 22 days ago
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Turner to call plays from the press box, of course

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Excluding his stints as an NFL head coach, Norv Turner, the Vikings' new offensive coordinator, has always called plays from the press box.
  • 23 days ago
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Crichton's story, Bridgewater's 'struggles' and more

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — We walk you through what is going on with the Vikings today.
  • 23 days ago
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What you missed at Vikings training camp on Tuesday: Penalty pushups!

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Tired of players jumping offsides, Zimmer makes everybody drop and do pushups.
  • 23 days ago
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Adrian Peterson won't play in preseason opener

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said running back Adrian Peterson won't play in the preseason opener against the Raiders on Friday.
  • 23 days ago
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Vikings release their first 'unofficial' depth chart

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have released their first "unofficial" depth chart, and there are no major surprises.
  • 23 days ago
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Turner: Bridgewater playing at an 'awfully high level'

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said on Tuesday that despite quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's recent string of interceptions, he's still playing at an "awfully high level."
  • 23 days ago
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Do's and don'ts for preseason opener include plastic bags, purses

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Vikings open preseason against the Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium.
  • 24 days ago
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Spielman, Crocker, depth and more

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — We walk you through what's going on with the Vikings today.
  • 24 days ago
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What you missed at Vikings training camp today: Crocker practices, Teddy punts, Sendejo returns

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — New Vikings safety Chris Crocker has arrived in Mankato. So have the dog days of training camp, with the preseason opener four days away.
  • 24 days ago
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Vikings add veteran safety Chris Crocker

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have signed veteran safety Chris Crocker, who has played seven NFL seasons under Mike Zimmer.
  • 24 days ago
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