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

Greenway returning to Vikings, but with a pay cut

By persuading outside linebacker Chad Greenway to accept a pay cut, the Vikings created $3.225 million in cap space.

Updated: March 28, 2015, - 11:30 PM

Vikings sign giant tackle from Poland

Willing to explore alternative — and in this case, international — avenues to improve their offensive line, the Vikings on...

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 10:40 PM

Zimmer: Vikings not planning to trade Peterson

Coach Mike Zimmer and the Vikings continue to insist that running back Adrian Peterson is going nowhere before the 2015 season.

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 12:14 AM

Vikings sign free agents Matthews, Mays

The Vikings signed two free agents Tuesday, adding former Eagles linebacker Casey Matthews and ex-Bengals safety Taylor Mays.

Updated: March 25, 2015, - 12:41 AM

Vikings sign running back DuJuan Harris

The Vikings signed running back DuJuan Harris, who played for the Packers, Steelers and Jaguars, on Thursday.The 26-year-old Harris rushed...

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 09:52 PM

Vikings notes: Ex-Bengals cornerback Newman visits

The Vikings quietly had free-agent cornerback Terence Newman — another one of coach Mike Zimmer’s former players in Cincinnati —...

Updated: March 18, 2015, - 12:56 AM

Vikings' search for defensive end continues when Johnson chooses Bengals

Michael Johnson chose Cincinnati after a lengthy visit to Minnesota. Johnson signed a four-year deal reportedly worth $20 million. The Bengals will pay him $6 million in 2015.

Updated: March 15, 2015, - 09:28 PM

Vikings cut receiver Greg Jennings after Wallace trade

Greg Jennings never lived up to the five-year, $45 million contract he signed two years ago with the Vikings.

Updated: March 15, 2015, - 07:04 AM

Vikings trade for talented, turbulent receiver Wallace

A Vikings' fifth-round pick fetched receiver Mike Wallace, who appeared to wear out his welcome in Miami.

Updated: March 14, 2015, - 11:21 AM

Vikings notes: Swirling day leaves hole in the middle

Jasper Brinkley, the Vikings’ starting middle linebacker in 2014, agreed to terms with the Cowboys, according to a league source.

Updated: March 14, 2015, - 12:58 AM

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