Matt Vensel

Reporter | Vikings
Phone: 612-673-7966
Matt Vensel has been a Vikings beat reporter for The Minneapolis Star Tribune since March 2014. He joined the Star Tribune after six years covering the Baltimore Ravens for The Baltimore Sun Media Group. When he isn’t covering the Vikings, you can probably find him on an ice rink or at a local coffeehouse. Matt is a native of the Pittsburgh area.

Recent content from Matt Vensel

Peterson likely to miss all of 2014 season; future with team in doubt

Facing a revolt by its corporate ad partners, the team abruptly reversed course Wednesday and announced the star running back had accepted a voluntary suspension — with pay — while he faces criminal charges that he beat his 4-year-old son. He is likely to miss all of the 2014 season.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 01:43 PM

Vikings will let legal process play out with Peterson

The organization signed off on the star to play at New Orleans after his one-week absence.

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 07:21 AM

Without Peterson, Vikings go down meekly to Patriots

Aside from one crisp drive, all facets of the Vikings’ game suffer in the palpable absence of their star running back.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 05:54 AM

Vikings notes: Zimmer cuts off inquiries about Peterson case

It’s not often that an NFL head coach only wants to talk about a blowout loss.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 05:53 AM

The Call: New England at Vikings

A look ahead to Sunday's game.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 11:38 PM

Peterson indicted on abuse charge, won't play Sunday

The Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson faces an indictment accusing him of reckless or negligent injury to a child stemming from Peterson’s decision earlier this year to discipline his 4-year-old son by beating him with a ‘‘switch.’’

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 02:13 PM

Rhodes, Floyd questionable but both practice

Coach Mike Zimmer said Thursday that both players had “a good chance” to play, and he didn’t tone down his optimism Friday.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 12:43 AM

Vikings' Greenway finds niche, reinvents himself at linebacker

In his nine years with the Vikings, veteran outside linebacker Chad Greenway has grown accustomed to not getting accustomed to things. Such is life in the NFL.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 10:12 AM

Vikings notes: Cassel indebted to New England for drafting him

Matt Cassel has fond memories of his time in New England, where he blossomed from a college clipboard-holder into a capable NFL quarterback.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 06:37 AM

Vikings' defensive line rotation has early success

Rotating players and using multiple looks works for the Vikings’ defensive line in the season opener.

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 05:56 AM

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