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

Shooting victim Joseph: 'Your life flashes in front of you'

While nose tackle Linval Joseph has yet to practice in pads with his teammates, he still expects to be ready by the Sept. 7 season opener.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 06:37 AM

Five takeaways from Vikings' 3-0 start in the preseason

Though questions still exist and decisions still must be made, the 2014 Vikings are starting to take shape.

Updated: August 25, 2014, - 09:42 AM

First-team defense continues to shine, Vikings beat Kansas City

The Vikings picked off Alex Smith twice and kept the Chiefs quarterback on the run during their stellar half of work in a victory.

Updated: August 24, 2014, - 07:47 PM

Vikings notes: Zimmer won't yet commit to Cassel as starting quarterback

It seems as if it’s only a matter of time until coach Mike Zimmer officially chooses Matt Cassel as the Vikings' starting quarterback.

Updated: August 24, 2014, - 12:00 AM

Vikings' position battles to watch during third preseason game

Vikings coaches will weigh quarterback, safety, corner and middle linebacker performances Saturday night in Kansas City.

Updated: August 23, 2014, - 01:50 PM

Vikings notes: Problematic wrist slows down Greenway at practice

Veteran outside linebacker Chad Greenway was limited in practice Wednesday after the Vikings used X-rays and a magnetic resonance imaging to examine his bothersome right wrist.

Updated: August 21, 2014, - 07:17 AM

Ponder not written off by Vikings coaching staff

Last year, when Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner was calling the plays in Cleveland, the Browns had three quarterbacks start at least three games because of injuries.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 12:12 AM

A bit off: Vikings kicker Walsh shakes off preseason slump

Blair Walsh hopes preseason is a time to iron out his kicking kinks.

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 07:45 AM

Vikings' Simpson facing three-game suspension from drunken driving arrest

Jerome Simpson is facing a three-game suspension from the NFL.The Vikings wide receiver missed Monday’s practice to appeal the suspension,...

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 06:32 AM

Cool, calm Cassel solidifies his case to start at QB for Vikings

Veteran quarterback Matt Cassel had a strong first half, leading the offense to three scores before backups orchestrate comeback.

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 01:18 PM

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