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Green Bay Packers quarterback legend Bart Starr dies at age 85

StarTribune.com (Paul Walsh) — Starr died at his home after a serious stroke, the team announced.
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Bart Starr, 1960s Green Bay quarterback, dies at 85

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — Bart Starr, the Green Bay Packers quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 85.
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Anthony Barr will remain at linebacker for Vikings this season

StarTribune.com (SID HARTMAN) — There had been some talk before Anthony Barr re-signed that he could be moved to defensive end to help the pass rush. But coach Mike Zimmer said Barr will stay where he is.
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Family tradition: Chargers' Bosa switches to familiar No. 97

StarTribune.com (JOE REEDY) — Joey Bosa is hoping to return to form with the Los Angeles Chargers wearing a new, yet familiar, number.
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2 Clemson players suspended for season; NCAA rejects appeal

StarTribune.com (PETE IACOBELLI) — Clemson tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will miss next season after an NCAA panel rejected the school's appeal of their drug suspension.
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Joe Gibbs says success all about finding the right people

StarTribune.com (STEVE REED) — When Joe Gibbs decided to venture off from the NFL and form a race team in 1992 he was scared.
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Falcons' Freeman feeling strong, says football is fun again

StarTribune.com (CHARLES ODUM) — The highlight of the Atlanta Falcons' first week of organized team activities has been Devonta Freeman's return to the field.
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Jets' Gase: Had no input on GM firing; excited about Bell

StarTribune.com (DENNIS WASZAK Jr.) — New York Jets coach Adam Gase insists he had no input on the firing of general manager Mike Maccagnan and says he never asked team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson to make a change.
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Vikings CB Rhodes appreciates criticism from Zimmer

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes was under scrutiny from coach Mike Zimmer during this past season, but the six-year veteran has owned up to his poor play in 2018 and looks to fix it going forward.
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Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes appreciates Zimmer criticism

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes was under scrutiny from coach Mike Zimmer during this past season, but the six-year veteran has owned up to his poor play in 2018 and looks to fix it going forward.
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Bruins hoping to win Stanley Cup, join Boston's title parade

StarTribune.com (JIMMY GOLEN) — It's been more than three months since the last championship parade in Boston, and the city is getting antsy.
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Vikings TE Rudolph: 'These guys expect to see me out here'

StarTribune.com (DAVE CAMPBELL) — As a ninth-year veteran on an expiring contract with a team in a tight salary cap situation, tight end Kyle Rudolph has no guarantee he'll get to continue his career with the Minnesota Vikings.
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Zimmer optimistic Rudolph will stay with Vikings

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — Vikings coach Mike Zimmer spoke with the press after Wednesday's team OTAs, and addressed Kyle Rudolph's standing with the team.
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Access Vikings: Plenty of news from first open day of OTAs

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — The only Vikings player missing from Wednesday's voluntary practice was receiver Stefon Diggs, who has not attended either of two OTAs held this week.
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Cousins: 'Good to get the bad taste out of our mouths from last year'

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is happy to be back on the field for OTAs and is looking forward to this season.
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NFL draft headed to Cleveland in 2021, Kansas City in 2023

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — The NFL's draft road show is headed to Cleveland and Kansas City.
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Vikings' OTA observations: Receiver carousel turns as Stefon Diggs skips voluntary practices

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The only absence was notable from the Vikings' second Organized Team Activity session on Wednesday, because the receiver opposite star Adam Thielen kept changing for Kirk Cousins.Stefon Diggs has...
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Kyle Rudolph still hopes deal with Vikings can be reached

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — The veteran tight end, in the last year of his contract, hopes to stay in Minnesota.
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Coach: Not a big deal that Cam Newton isn't throwing yet

StarTribune.com (STEVE REED) — Cam Newton still isn't throwing a football four months after surgery on his throwing shoulder.
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Blog Articles

Vikings' OTA observations: Receiver carousel turns as Stefon Diggs skips voluntary practices

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The only absence was notable from the Vikings' second Organized Team Activity session on Wednesday, because the receiver opposite star Adam Thielen kept changing for Kirk Cousins.Stefon Diggs has...
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Safety Jayron Kearse a contender in 2019 among Vikings slot defenders

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Thirty minutes of batting practice at Target Field was enough for the rest of the Vikings players to see Jayron Kearse probably wasn't recruited to play baseball.Between mingling with Twins and...
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Source: Extension talks tabled between Vikings, TE Kyle Rudolph as trade rumors linger

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — It's looking more likely tight end Kyle Rudolph may have to accept a hometown discount this offseason or get traded or released by the Vikings.Contract negotiations, which could lower Rudolph's...
  • 15 days ago
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Vikings sign another tryout player in DE Stacy Keely, a former South Dakota St. tight end

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings signed one more player Wednesday after last weekend's tryouts.Former University of Alabama-Birmingham defensive end Stacy Keely earned a spot on the 90-man roster during a three-day...
  • 18 days ago
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How do they stack up? A post-draft look at the Vikings' depth chart

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The little white strips of rookie camp will be removed from helmets, marking an equally small step in the long road for many hopeful players trying to make the Vikings' Week 1 roster or practice...
  • 18 days ago
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Vikings sign former Rutgers cornerback after rookie minicamp tryout

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Last weekend's tryouts led to at least one player signing with the Vikings on Monday.The Vikings signed former Rutgers cornerback Isaiah Wharton following a three-day rookie minicamp in which...
  • 19 days ago
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Mike Zimmer: Vikings 'working on' adding kicking coach to staff

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — It sounds like the Vikings will hire a kicking coach this spring.When asked Friday about the addition, which Zimmer has mulled this offseason, he indicated the team will add a personalized coach...
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Vikings start signing draft class with second-round TE Irv Smith Jr.

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — A day before rookies take the field in Eagan for the start of a three-day rookie minicamp, the Vikings front office began signing its 12-man draft class.Tight end Irv Smith Jr., the 50th-overall...
  • 23 days ago
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Which NFL teams make possible trade partners for Vikings and Kyle Rudolph?

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — First comes the report parroted by other media outlets, then comes the public denial from the front office. The player waits in a holding pattern. It's an NFL offseason tradition.This time, the...
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