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MLS: Vikings to reveal concept plans

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — The Vikings will reveal renderings of the "house-reduction" concept they would use within their $1 billion stadium for a possible Major League Soccer expansion franchise.
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Craig: Vikings' Madson has the 'best seat in the house'

StarTribune.com Community relations guy has heartwarming stories to tell.
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Free-agent OT Webb says he is rejoining Vikings

StarTribune.com Offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb, who spent time with the Vikings last season, announced on Twitter that he is rejoining the Vikings, who need another tackle with Phil Loadholt out for the...
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Vikings: Tackle J'Marcus Webb will rejoin team

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — Tackle J'Marcus Webb is rejoining the Vikings, a source confirmed Tuesday.
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Fran Tarkenton: NFL needs to deal with drug problem that goes back to my playing days

TwinCities.com (Fran Tarkenton Pioneer Press Vikings analyst) — Ten days ago, the DEA showed up at three NFL games to investigate teams' medical staffs and look into their use of prescription drugs. When people think about drug problems in the NFL,...
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Ex-Viking Fred Smoot charged with domestic assault

TwinCities.com (Associated Press) — ASHBURN, Va. -- Ex-NFL defensive back Fred Smoot has been charged with misdemeanor domestic assault after a woman called police to say he grabbed her during a fight at a Virginia home.
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Ex-Viking Fred Smoot arrested on domestic assault charges

StarTribune.com Smoot played two seasons for the Vikings and was involved in the Love Boat Scandal.
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Five Vikings stats that stand out for Week 13

StarTribune.com Each week, beat guy Matt Vensel will highlight five Vikings stats that really mean something. 69 — number of Eddie Lacy’s rushing yards that came after contact on Sunday.The bruising Packers...
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Tuesday (Bridgewater "a good backup quarterback") edition: Wha' Happened?

StarTribune.com Listen to sports talk radio for long enough — or really, usually, just for a segment — and you will hear what has derisively become known as a “hot take.”On ESPN Radio recently, former NFL QB Tim...
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Vikings NFL Draft order: Week 13

StarTribune.com Every Tuesday, we’ll analyze the Vikings draft chances for the upcoming NFL Draft.Apologizes for not updating the Vikings draft chances last Tuesday with the NFL announcing Adrian Peterson’s...
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Loadholt done, Kalil apologizes, no moral victories 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— The Vikings lost RT Phil Loadholt for the season with a torn pec.— Backup...
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Vikings: Jerome Felton thinking of opting out after season

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — When the Vikings came to fullback Jerome Felton last March about taking a $500,000 pay cut, he agreed. But Felton also got something out of the deal.
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Loadholt injury the latest block for the Vikings and their O-line

StarTribune.com Starting right tackle Phil Loadholt will miss the rest of 2014 with a pec injury.
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Vikings: Arrival of tarp for outdoor practices gets chilly reception

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — The shipment has arrived from England, and some Vikings players aren't that thrilled about it.
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Access Vikings: More bad news for the Vikings

StarTribune.com Minnesota Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt has a torn pectoral muscle and will be out for the rest of the season. Also, Matt Kalil knocks a hat off a heckler’s head after the Packers game.
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Vikings: Shamar Stephens played well in Sharrif Floyd's absence

TwinCities.com (John Shipley jshipley@pioneerpress.com) — Starting defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who missed his first NFL game on Sunday because of a knee injury, said he wasn't sure if we will practice on Wednesday.
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Vikings credit Aaron Rodgers, fault 'mistake' for extra-long 1-yard TD pass

TwinCities.com (John Shipley jshipley@pioneerpress.com) — Without another blowout victory to talk about, the squawk in Green Bay following the Packers' 24-21 victory at TCF Bank Stadium focused on Aaron Rodgers' 1-yard touchdown pass to a ridiculously...
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Black church. civic leaders decry 'inconsistent' treatment of Adrian Peterson

StarTribune.com A coalition of black ministers and community leaders on Monday decried the “inconsistent, harsh and culturally insensitive” treatment of Adrian Peterson for his recent suspension from the...
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Blog Articles

Free-agent OT Webb says he is rejoining Vikings

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb, who spent time with the Vikings last season, announced on Twitter that he is rejoining the Vikings, who need another tackle with Phil Loadholt out for the...
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Five Vikings stats that stand out for Week 13

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Each week, beat guy Matt Vensel will highlight five Vikings stats that really mean something. 69 — number of Eddie Lacy’s rushing yards that came after contact on Sunday.The bruising Packers...
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Vikings NFL Draft order: Week 13

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Every Tuesday, we’ll analyze the Vikings draft chances for the upcoming NFL Draft.Apologizes for not updating the Vikings draft chances last Tuesday with the NFL announcing Adrian Peterson’s...
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Mike Harris ready to step in at right tackle

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings offensive tackle Mike Harris replaced Phil Loadholt at right tackle for the offense’s final nine snaps during the 24-21 loss to the Packers on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.Now, he might be...
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Zimmer confirms Phil Loadholt's done for season

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — A few tidbits from Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer’s press conference on Monday:First we’ll start with Zimmer confirming right tackle Phil Loadholt will be out for the season with a torn pectoral....
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Kalil says post-game incident with fan 'not a big deal'

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Left tackle Matt Kalil spoke with reporters this afternoon, a day after he declined to speak with the media on his way out of the locker room following the 24-21 loss to the Packers and then got...
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Loadholt reportedly lost for season with torn pectoral

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Right tackle Phil Loadholt is out for the rest of the season, according to an NFL.com report.Loadholt tore a pectoral muscle in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 24-21 loss to the Packers. He was...
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Counting Snaps from Packers 24, Vikings 21

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — While counting snaps and looking for the meaning of life, or at least Sunday’s game …OFFENSIVE SNAPS: 68.QUARTERBACKS: Teddy Bridgewater 68, Christian Ponder DNP.Thoughts: It’s not a coincidence...
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VikesCentric: Packers put away the Vikings with Ease

StarTribune.com (Joe Oberle) — A look at the big talkers after the Vikings' loss to Green Bay.
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Too much Rodgers and Lacy, Kalil ducks the media and more

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED— There was simply too much Aaron Rodgers and Eddie Lacy to handle...
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Vikings rely on depth at key positions in loss

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Joe Banyard. Charles Johnson. Shamar Stephen.Three names the Vikings didn’t exactly think they’d rely on in a game but, nevertheless, played important roles in 24-21 loss to the Packers on Sunday...
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Bridgewater says being 'very excited' to play Packers affected his first-half accuracy

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — You might have noticed that Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater looked very much like a jittery rookie quarterback in the first half of Sunday’s 24-21 loss to the Packers at TCF Bank...
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Vikings' Loadholt, Patterson suffer injuries in loss to Packers

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson both dealt with injuries in the 24-21 loss to the Packers on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer...
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Craig: Quick reaction from Packers 24, Vikings 21

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — What was I thinking as the final gun sounded at TCF Bank Stadium?That it didn’t take Teddy Bridgewater long to realize the margin for error against the Packers is mighty slim. Bridgewater’s slow...
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Halftime: Packers 14, Vikings 10

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — The Packers lead the Vikings 14-10 at halftime at TCF Bank Stadium. Kicker Blair Walsh hit a 39-yard field goal with 16 seconds left to reduce the Vikings deficit right before halftime.The Good:...
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Floyd, Asiata out for Vikings; Tate active against Packers

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee) and running back Matt Asiata (concussion) will be inactive against the Packers on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.Floyd banged knees with a teammate in...
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VikesCentric: Preparing For Life Without Adrian Peterson

StarTribune.com (AJ Mansour) — The unpredictable nature of the Vikings 2014 season may be better preparing them for life without Adrian Peterson going forward...
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Floyd and Kalil both questionable but hoping to play

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd is officially listed on the injury report as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Packers even though Floyd says his injured knee “feels good” today.Floyd...
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Ben Tate preparing to contribute as needed Sunday

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings running back Ben Tate participated in his second practice in purple on Friday, and head coach Mike Zimmer said he’s catching on quickly to the offense. He’s“He’s got some explosiveness...
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Goodell will not hear Peterson's appeal next month

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will not hear running back Adrian Peterson’s appeal in two weeks. Instead, he has appointed Harold Henderson to hear the appeal, though it might not make a...
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