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Vikings fans fill U.S. Bank Stadium for preseason, help work out the kinks

StarTribune.com Vikings hit ticket-sales record for first preseason game.
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Vikings notes: Sendejo doesn't stop working to keep his job

StarTribune.com The safety appears to have locked up the starting job next to Harrison Smith.
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Vikings rookie’s celebration earns scolding from Zimmer

TwinCities.com (Brian Murphy) — Mackensie Alexander had quite the adventure late in the fourth quarter of Minnesota’s 23-10 exhibition victory over San Diego on Sunday. In a span of three snaps the Vikings’ rookie cornerback...
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Vikings' battle for No. 1 center job takes a turn

StarTribune.com Joe Berger played in Sunday’s preseason game while John Sullivan sat out.
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Bridgewater puts rumors about shoulder to rest

StarTribune.com Sure, the shoulder was a thing, but all’s forgotten and forgiven.
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Murphy: Teddy Bridgewater shows there’s no reason for Vikings panic

TwinCities.com (Brian Murphy) — So, about Teddy Bridgewater’s wonky shoulder … The unyielding Vikings quarterback quashed any concerns about his right arm with a series of robust throws Sunday during the first half of...
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Powers: Vikings’ new place ‘feels like home’

TwinCities.com (Kevin Cusick) — The ceremonial first coin has been tossed and the ceremonial first beer has been guzzled. And afterwards the “Home Sweet Home” sign was hung out front. “It feels like home,” wide receiver Charles...
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Vikings’ Joe Berger gets first preseason start at center, but still battling John Sullivan

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — The battle at center for the Vikings is winding down, and a decision is expected soon. Joe Berger started and played the first half in Sunday’s 23-10 preseason win over San Diego at U.S. Bank...
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Andrew Sendejo in good position to again be Vikings’ starter at strong safety

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — Andrew Sendejo has had a solid preseason, but he also might end up being the last Vikings strong safety candidate standing. Sendejo was the starter last season and entered training camp No. 1 on...
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Chargers like Vikings’ new stadium better than new turf

TwinCities.com (Bob Sansevere) — The Vikings have their own thoughts about U.S. Bank Stadium. So does their first opponent in the new digs, the San Diego Chargers. Several Chargers were asked after Sunday’s 23-10 exhibition loss...
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Preseason: Vikings 23, San Diego 10

StarTribune.com Preseason: Vikings vs San Diego
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Vikings' MVP: Bridgewater; least valuable: this sad piece of pizza

StarTribune.com Teddy Bridgewater was sharp Sunday in the “all-important” third preseason game, putting to rest the controversy of sitting out the “less-important” second preseason game. His three-throw sequence...
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Day 1 unfolds for Vikings' debut at new stadium

StarTribune.com Inside and out, the buildup was evident before the preseason game’s kickoff.
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MyCole Pruitt, Antone Exum Jr. set for further testing on injured legs

StarTribune.com A few Vikings starters with nagging injuries were held out of Sunday’s preseason game as a precaution. Though a couple more players were added to the list.At least they came away cleaner than the...
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Teddy and Vikings look good

StarTribune.com Quarterback’s arm looks fine in victory over Chargers
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Vikings open U.S. Bank Stadium with win over Chargers before sellout crowd

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — The Vikings opened U.S. Bank Stadium in style. Minnesota defeated San Diego 23-10 Sunday in the first preseason game at the new stadium before a sellout crowd of 66,143. The regular-season opener...
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With tackle Matt Kalil out, Vikings again shorthanded on offensive line

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — The Vikings likely won’t have their starting offensive line intact for any game in the preseason. Left tackle Matt Kalil was ruled out of Sunday’s game against San Diego at U.S. Bank Stadium with...
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Bridgewater warms up, Kalil and Rhodes won't play at U.S. Bank Stadium

StarTribune.com Teddy Bridgewater lofted three consecutive 35-yard throws and started running toward the locker room before the final ball found its target.Bridgewater appeared ready to go about 90 minutes before...
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Blog Articles

MyCole Pruitt, Antone Exum Jr. set for further testing on injured legs

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — A few Vikings starters with nagging injuries were held out of Sunday’s preseason game as a precaution. Though a couple more players were added to the list.At least they came away cleaner than the...
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Bridgewater warms up, Kalil and Rhodes won't play at U.S. Bank Stadium

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Teddy Bridgewater lofted three consecutive 35-yard throws and started running toward the locker room before the final ball found its target.Bridgewater appeared ready to go about 90 minutes before...
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Zimmer impressed by 'great stadium' as Vikings finish first practice at U.S. Bank Stadium

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Mike Zimmer has a hard time believing two years passed between the Metrodome being torn down before his debut season as Vikings head coach and this morning’s first practice at new U.S. Bank...
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Michael Griffin's career an example of what's needed for NFL longevity

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — You don’t play 143 of 146 NFL games without stockpiling some scars and stories behind them.Vikings safety Michael Griffin, a 10th-year veteran, has a few.“Worst thing, um… I sprained my [lateral...
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Adrian Peterson says he decided that he won't play in the preseason

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Running back Adrian Peterson won’t play in the preseason.“It was something I really thought about and ultimately I just decided against it,” the running back said after today’s practice.So, this...
  • 3 days ago

Rhett Ellison calls recovery from torn patellar tendon 'hardest time in my career'

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Things were breaking around Rhett Ellison.First, it was the patellar tendon in his right knee during the Vikings’ Jan. 3 division-clinching win at Green Bay. Then a week later, in the team’s...
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With roster cuts looming, Vikings waive CB Melvin White

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Five days before all NFL rosters must be trimmed, the Vikings waived cornerback Melvin White on Thursday.It’s an early move thinning one of the team’s deepest position groups, where Xavier Rhodes,...
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Constant shuffling sould help T.J. Clemmings settle in as swing tacke

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — With Matt Kalil sidelined, T.J. Clemmings was back at left tackle yesterday. The day before that, he split time on both the left and right sides. During training camp, finding him was like playing...
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Kalil held out, Bridgewater throws more at Wednesday's practice

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — After he was forced to exit consecutive practices on Sunday and Tuesday, left tackle Matt Kalil was held out of Wednesday’s practice with an apparent leg injury.Kalil initially hobbled off the...
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Teddy Bridgewater says he expects to play Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings are preparing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to play  in Sunday’s preseason opener of U.S. Bank Stadium.Bridgewater returned on a limited basis Tuesday during practice, taking part in...
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Norv Turner sees 31-year-old Peterson stiff-arming Father Time

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — In nine NFL seasons, Adrian Peterson has played all 16 regular-season games four times. He did it in 2008 with a career-high 363 carries, as well as 2009 (314), 2012 (348) and last season (327) at...
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Vikings' run game remains a 'work in progress,' Zimmer says

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Attrition, though not as devastating as last year, has presented an early challenge to the Vikings’ plans of rolling out a retooled and improved offense.There remains 2.5 weeks before the regular...
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Teddy Bridgewater, Shaun Hill return -- throwing -- to Vikings practice

StarTribune.com (startribune) — The Vikings had quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater and Shaun Hill back practicing and throwing during team drills on Tuesday at Winter Park.Bridgewater sat out the Vikings’ preseason game in Seattle...
  • 5 days ago

Bridgewater or Carr? Why deflate one's value to inflate the other's

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — I was on the air with an Atlanta radio program last week when one of the co-hosts asked what Teddy Bridgewater has to do to bounce back from an “abysmal” season.That seemed a tad extreme, even by...
  • 5 days ago

Vikings TE Rhett Ellison passes physical, can now return to practice

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Now Vikings followers can begin wondering if they’ll keep four tight ends.Rhett Ellison passed his physical and has been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list on Tuesday, the team...
  • 5 days ago

Four things we're watching for from the Vikings this week

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Eyes are on the Vikings offense as quarterback Teddy Bridgewater continues to rest a reported sore shoulder and offensive line combinations keep changing.Players return to practice Tuesday after...
  • 5 days ago

After 54 stadiums, and counting, here's a trip down memory lane

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — “How’s the new stadium look?” has been a popular question thrown my way in recent months. I’ll let you know when I see it.No, I haven’t done any of the tours because, well, it’s a stadium.The...
  • 6 days ago

Moritz Bohringer gets a post-practice lesson from Terence Newman

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Short on quarterbacks and perhaps his patience, coach Mike Zimmer called practice early yesterday, telling players to take the day off today and to come back refocused and ready to perform better...
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Short, sloppy practice without top two QBs includes a Kalil injury

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Wow, was that ever a bad practice.Vikings coach Mike Zimmer mercifully ended today’s practice 40 minutes early when a shotgun snap from center sailed over the head of new fourth-string quarterback...
  • 7 days ago

QB Teddy Bridgewater doesn't throw during Saturday's practice

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater did not throw a single pass during Saturday’s practice, the first since he was a surprise sit during Thursday’s exhibition in Seattle.Head coach Mike Zimmer...
  • 8 days ago