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Mike Harris calls illness 'mild setback,' no set timetable for return

StarTribune.com Before Mike Harris underwent his physical Thursday on the eve of 2016 training camp, he was hopeful he’d be cleared to practice after missing the end of spring workouts due to what he called “a...
  • New: 1 hr 2 min ago

Cordarrelle Patterson's injury to left shoulder area considered 'minor'

StarTribune.com Cordarrelle Patterson caught the pass and may have caught a break.Patterson left Friday’s training camp practice early, the Vikings’ first, after landing hard on his left shoulder. A quick check...
  • New: 3 hr 21 min ago

Chad Greenway again ready to fend off youngsters in his final(?) NFL season

StarTribune.com Before Chad Greenway re-signed with the Vikings in March, he watched them add a challenger for his starting gig in free-agent outside linebacker Emmanuel Lamur. And a few weeks after Greenway...
  • New: 4 hr 12 min ago

Vikings sign rookie defensive tackle Claudell Louis to provide depth

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — MANKATO, Minn. — The Vikings added depth Saturday by signing undrafted rookie free-agent defensive tackle Claudell Louis. Louis, a native of Haiti, had 47 tackles last season, including five...
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Vikings sign DT Claudell Louis

StarTribune.com The Vikings signed defensive tackle Claudell Louis this morning.Louis, a 25-year-old rookie, played his college ball at Fresno State and was an honorable mention All-Mountain West selection in...
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Coach Mike Zimmer stresses to Vikings they must ‘get better’

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — MANKATO, Minn. — While plenty of Vikings players are speaking favorably about their chances to win the Super Bowl, that’s not what their coach is talking about. Mike Zimmer addressed...
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Offense gets a hard look during Vikings' first practice

StarTribune.com Key new additions, in early stages of jelling, get a long look on the first day
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Metro area braces for Super Bowl sex trafficking

StarTribune.com Super Bowl, Ryder Cup expected to bring uptick in sale of women and girls.
  • 16 hr 29 min ago

First-year Vikings assistant Tony Sparano getting his offensive line in order

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — MANKATO, Minn. — When Vikings offensive linemen showed up for training camp, they were greeted by a large contraption wide enough for all five starters to fit inside. The roof, though,...
  • 16 hr 48 min ago

Vikings’ German wide receiver Moritz Bohringer believes he’s making strides

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — MANKATO, Minn. — Moritz Bohringer figured there were as many fans at a Vikings practice Friday as he used to see at German football games. The wide receiver and native of Germany, taken in...
  • 16 hr 56 min ago

Vikings' Greenway hints this could be final year

StarTribune.com On the first day of training camp, Vikings veterans Chad Greenway and John Sullivan say they're glad they're still playing in the NFL.
  • 17 hr 13 min ago

Laquon Treadwell’s first Vikings camp practice: No drops, extra work

TwinCities.com (Brian Murphy) — MANKATO, Minn. — Forty-five minutes after practice officially ended Friday afternoon, Laquon Treadwell finally exited the field, having no more extra passes to catch or autographs to sign...
  • 17 hr 26 min ago

Brian Murphy: Vikings center John Sullivan ready to show how much is left in his tank

TwinCities.com (Brian Murphy) — MANKATO, Minn. — Career mortality stalks NFL players the moment they step on the field for the rookie camp walk-through. The Players Association calculates its constituents average about 3...
  • 17 hr 35 min ago

Laquon Treadwell starts camp with a brief appearance in the top offense

StarTribune.com The Vikings officially opened the 51st training camp in Mankato with Friday’s morning walk-through followed by an afternoon practice in helmets on a sunny, 80-degree day. While players won’t...
  • 18 hr 51 min ago

Training camp Day 2: Vikings get down to work

TwinCities.com (John Autey) — Friday was the Vikings’ first full day of practice at training camp at Minnesota State University in Mankato.
  • 19 hr 10 min ago

Raw video: Patterson injured after spectacular catch

StarTribune.com Cordarrelle Patterson left Vikings practice after a spectacular catch over cornerback Jabari Price
  • 19 hr 19 min ago

Injuries to Cordarrelle Patterson, Adrian Peterson don't concern Mike Zimmer

StarTribune.com The Vikings could not get through the first day of training camp unscathed.Running back Adrian Peterson missed a portion of today’s first camp practice as he nurses an offseason injury....
  • 19 hr 45 min ago

Vikings to break ground on Eagan headquarters, practice facility

TwinCities.com (Nick Ferraro) — The Minnesota Vikings will break ground on its new team headquarters and practice facility Tuesday in Eagan. A 1:30 p.m. groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to include remarks from NFL...
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Blog Articles

Mike Harris calls illness 'mild setback,' no set timetable for return

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Before Mike Harris underwent his physical Thursday on the eve of 2016 training camp, he was hopeful he’d be cleared to practice after missing the end of spring workouts due to what he called “a...
  • New: 6 hr 3 min ago

Cordarrelle Patterson's injury to left shoulder area considered 'minor'

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Cordarrelle Patterson caught the pass and may have caught a break.Patterson left Friday’s training camp practice early, the Vikings’ first, after landing hard on his left shoulder. A quick check...
  • New: 8 hr 22 min ago

Chad Greenway again ready to fend off youngsters in his final(?) NFL season

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Before Chad Greenway re-signed with the Vikings in March, he watched them add a challenger for his starting gig in free-agent outside linebacker Emmanuel Lamur. And a few weeks after Greenway...
  • New: 9 hr 23 min ago

Vikings sign DT Claudell Louis

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings signed defensive tackle Claudell Louis this morning.Louis, a 25-year-old rookie, played his college ball at Fresno State and was an honorable mention All-Mountain West selection in...
  • New: 10 hr 1 min ago

Laquon Treadwell starts camp with a brief appearance in the top offense

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings officially opened the 51st training camp in Mankato with Friday’s morning walk-through followed by an afternoon practice in helmets on a sunny, 80-degree day. While players won’t...
  • 23 hr 51 min ago

Injuries to Cordarrelle Patterson, Adrian Peterson don't concern Mike Zimmer

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings could not get through the first day of training camp unscathed.Running back Adrian Peterson missed a portion of today’s first camp practice as he nurses an offseason injury....
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Zimmer would like to establish a starting O-line 'as soon as possible'

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Once Vikings players finally don pads on Sunday, the clock starts ticking down from six weeks until the season opener in Tennessee.Only then, following two days in helmets and shorts, will the...
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Vikings move Harris, Heinicke to non-football injury list, Ellison and Ellis to PUP

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Four Vikings players have not been cleared to practice at the onset of training camp.Tight end Rhett Ellison and nose tackle Kenrick Ellis were placed on the preseason Physically Unable to Perform...
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Are Vikings Super Bowl contenders? Watch the line of scrimmage for key clues

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — People will ask, “So what do you look for when you’re standing there baking in the sun on the sidelines at training camp?”Good question. And it’s gotten better as the NFL has dialed down the...
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As Vikings begin camp, Mike Zimmer maintains a focus on offense

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Vikings players ended a six-week vacation Thursday by reporting for work. In the short walk from a players-only parking lot to the Mankato dorms, they heard from an assortment of fans, media and...
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Vikings backup QB Heinicke sidelined at start of camp with injured ankle

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Third-string quarterback Taylor Heinicke won’t be ready for the start of training camp after suffering an ankle injury this month, a source confirmed.Broken glass lacerated Heinicke’s left ankle...
  • 2 days ago

Vikings' Alex Boone recalls the time he underestimated Kevin Williams

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Kevin Williams left lasting impressions on many current Vikings players, and at least one opponent, through his 11 seasons in Minnesota.Linebacker Chad Greenway, entering his own 11th and final...
  • 2 days ago

Harrison Smith on stacking up with other safeties in football and finances

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — While the casual football fan might not have known before this offseason that Harrison Smith was one of the NFL’s top safeties, Smith had the respect of his peers. But now that the Vikings have...
  • 2 days ago

A look at the defensive backs heading into Vikings training camp

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Leading up to the start of training camp on Friday, we will set the stage for Vikings camp by taking a look at where things stand at each position group. Today, we will finish off the series with...
  • 2 days ago

Kevin Williams signs one-day contract to officially retire with Vikings

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings announced this afternoon that Kevin Williams, a member of the 50 greatest Vikings squad, signed a one-day contract with the team and will officially retire as a member of the Vikings...
  • 3 days ago

Vikings add two to 90-man roster

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings this afternoon announced that they have signed offensive tackle Sean Hickey and linebacker Jason Whittingham.Hickey is a second-year pro who played collegiately at Syracuse, where he...
  • 3 days ago

A look at the linebackers heading into Vikings training camp

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Leading up to the start of training camp on Friday, we will set the stage for Vikings camp by taking a look at where things stand at each position group. Today, we sort through a deep group of...
  • 3 days ago

A look at the defensive line heading into Vikings training camp

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Leading up to the start of training camp on Friday, we will set the stage for Vikings camp by taking a look at where things stand at each position group. Today, we examine the defensive tackles...
  • 4 days ago

A look at the offensive line heading into Vikings training camp

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Leading up to the start of training camp on Friday, we will set the stage for Vikings camp by taking a look at where things stand at each position group. Today, we resume the series with the...
  • 5 days ago
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Phil Loadholt plans to retire from the NFL

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Phil Loadholt has told the Vikings he plans to retire, a source confirmed.Loadholt, 30, was placed on injured reserve in each of the previous two seasons, only playing in 11 of the team’s 32...
  • 5 days ago