After rejections, Zimmer digs in for long haul with Vikings

After rejections, Zimmer digs in for long haul with Vikings

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who just signed a contract extension, has won over the Vikings with aggressive schemes and a straightforward management style.
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Linval Joseph says defensive line 'can be as good as we want to be'

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Linval Joseph says defensive line 'can be as good as we want to be'
Linval Joseph went from All-Pro front-runner to missing four of the final five regular-season games last season. The run defense suffered noticeably and ended up ranking 17th.
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Backup quarterback Heinicke severed tendon kicking in glass door

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After a late-night movie, Heinicke and a friend realized they were locked out of his friend’s apartment. He reported to Mankato on a rolling scooter.

Vikings notes: Bridgewater welcomes added pressure

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Mike Zimmer said he wants to see a more aggressive Teddy Bridgewater on the field, while the quarterback himself said his throwing motion and follow-through were tweaked this spring.

Zimmer maintains a focus on the offense as Vikings begin workouts

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Mike Zimmer's offseason work included reviews of every Adrian Peterson run from 2015 to examine what was effective and what wasn’t.

New Viking Boone vs. Kevin Williams: A hard lesson from the 'old' guy

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Kevin Williams left lasting impressions on many current Vikings players, and at least one opponent, through his 11 seasons in Minnesota.
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Harris, Heinicke placed on non-football injury list, Ellison and Ellison on PUP

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Hartman: Sherels finds niche as Vikings' special-teams star

The Vikings value the former Gopher's sure hands and versatility and are glad to have kept him.
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July 28

Reusse: Hey Zygi, where was my invite to the Purple Gala?

There were only 2,400 invites, but a guy who always has taken more cheap shots at Gophers football than the Vikings deserved to be there.
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July 28

Souhan: Are Vikings fans setting themselves up for disappointment?

To believe this Vikings team can become the first to ever improve on a season of 11 or more victories, you have to believe a number of things.
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July 28
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Harrison Smith knows he's no longer flying under the radar with Vikings

The Vikings free safety explained that it was important for him to become the highest-paid safety, even though the frugal 27-year-old still drives a 2002 truck.
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July 28
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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Minnesota 11 5 0 .688 365 302 6-2 5-3
    Green Bay 10 6 0 .625 368 323 5-3 5-3
    Detroit 7 9 0 .438 358 400 4-4 3-5
    Chicago 6 10 0 .375 335 397 1-7 5-3
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Carolina 15 1 0 .938 500 308 8-0 7-1
    Atlanta 8 8 0 .500 339 345 4-4 4-4
    New Orleans 7 9 0 .438 408 476 4-4 3-5
    Tampa Bay 6 10 0 .375 342 417 3-5 3-5
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Washington 9 7 0 .563 388 379 6-2 3-5
    Philadelphia 7 9 0 .438 377 430 3-5 4-4
    NY Giants 6 10 0 .375 420 442 3-5 3-5
    Dallas 4 12 0 .250 275 374 1-7 3-5
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Arizona 13 3 0 .813 489 313 6-2 7-1
    Seattle 10 6 0 .625 423 277 5-3 5-3
    St. Louis 7 9 0 .438 280 330 5-3 2-6
    San Francisco 5 11 0 .313 238 387 4-4 1-7
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Cincinnati 12 4 0 .750 419 279 6-2 6-2
    Pittsburgh 10 6 0 .625 423 319 6-2 4-4
    Baltimore 5 11 0 .313 328 401 3-5 2-6
    Cleveland 3 13 0 .188 278 432 2-6 1-7
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 9 7 0 .563 339 313 5-3 4-4
    Indianapolis 8 8 0 .500 333 408 4-4 4-4
    Jacksonville 5 11 0 .313 376 448 4-4 1-7
    Tennessee 3 13 0 .188 299 423 1-7 2-6
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 12 4 0 .750 465 315 7-1 5-3
    NY Jets 10 6 0 .625 387 314 6-2 4-4
    Buffalo 8 8 0 .500 379 359 5-3 3-5
    Miami 6 10 0 .375 310 389 3-5 3-5
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Denver 12 4 0 .750 355 296 6-2 6-2
    Kansas City 11 5 0 .688 405 287 6-2 5-3
    Oakland 7 9 0 .438 359 399 3-5 4-4
    San Diego 4 12 0 .250 320 398 3-5 1-7
  • Passing Yards
    T. Bridgewater MIN 3231
    S. Hill MIN 15
  • Rushing Yards
    A. Peterson MIN 1485
    J. McKinnon MIN 271
    T. Bridgewater MIN 192
    M. Asiata MIN 112
    A. Thielen MIN 89
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs MIN 720
    K. Rudolph MIN 495
    M. Wallace MIN 473
    J. Wright MIN 442
    A. Peterson MIN 222
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 92
    A. Sendejo MIN 73
    A. Barr MIN 68
    C. Greenway MIN 68
    H. Smith MIN 66
  • Interceptions
    T. Newman MIN 3
    C. Munnerlyn MIN 2
    H. Smith MIN 2
    J. Trattou MIN 2
    (4) Players 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 10.5
    D. Hunter MIN 6.0
    T. Johnson MIN 5.5
    B. Robison MIN 5.0
    E. Kendricks MIN 4.0
  • Passing Yards
    D. Brees NO 4870
    C. Palmer ARI 4671
    M. Ryan ATL 4591
    E. Manning NYG 4432
    M. Stafford DET 4262
  • Rushing Yards
    A. Peterson MIN 1485
    D. Martin TB 1402
    T. Gurley STL 1106
    D. McFadden DAL 1089
    D. Freeman ATL 1056
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1871
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 1450
    L. Fitzgerald ARI 1215
    C. Johnson DET 1214
    M. Evans TB 1206
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    N. Bowman SF 154
    L. David TB 147
    S. Lee DAL 128
    L. Kuechly CAR 118
    K. Wright SEA 116
  • Interceptions
    K. Coleman CAR 7
    T. Johnson STL 7
    R. Johnson ARI 5
    T. Mathieu ARI 5
    E. Thomas SEA 5
  • Sacks
    E. Ansah DET 14.5
    A. Donald STL 11.0
    K. Short CAR 11.0
    E. Griffen MIN 10.5
    J. Peppers GB 10.5
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers SD 4792
    T. Brady NE 4770
    B. Bortles JAX 4428
    R. Tannehill MIA 4208
    D. Carr OAK 3987
  • Rushing Yards
    C. Ivory NYJ 1070
    L. Murray OAK 1066
    F. Gore IND 967
    D. Williams PIT 907
    L. McCoy BUF 895
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Brown PIT 1834
    D. Hopkins HOU 1521
    B. Marshall NYJ 1502
    A. Robinson JAX 1400
    D. Thomas DEN 1304
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    D. Jackson IND 150
    R. Jones MIA 135
    P. Posluszny JAX 133
    T. Smith JAX 128
    (2) Players 122
  • Interceptions
    R. Nelson CIN 8
    M. Peters KC 8
    M. Williams NYJ 6
    M. Adams IND 5
    (3) Players 5
  • Sacks
    J. Watt HOU 17.5
    K. Mack OAK 15.0
    C. Dunlap CIN 13.5
    C. Jones NE 12.5
    (2) Players 12.0
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Vikings training camp battles, plus guest Harrison Smith [Podcast]

What are the biggest positional battles for the Vikings as they prepare for their first training camp practice Friday? We explore that with new Vikings writer Andrew Krammer before finishing with a conversation with safety Harrison Smith.
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July 27

Donatello, er, Adrian Peterson is so ready for training camp

How do you know players are ready to get back on the field? Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is tweeting pictures of himself as a ninja turtle.
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July 27

Vikings training camp at a glance

Players report to Vikings training camp between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday. Practices begin Friday
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July 27

Vikings select architect and construction company for Eagan headquarters

The Minnesota Vikings selected Crawford Architects and Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. to design and build their new headquarters and practice facility in Eagan. Work began earlier…
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July 27

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

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 on Thursday.
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July 27

Vikings add linebacker, offensive tackle to training camp roster

The Vikings this afternoon announced that they have signed offensive tackle Sean Hickey and linebacker Jason Whittingham.
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July 27
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A look at the linebackers heading into Vikings training camp

Veteran Chad Greenway's playing time and a glut of linebackers are the top stories at the position as the Vikings prepare for their first workout on Friday.
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July 27
New scratch game lottery tickets being sold in Minnesota starting Tuesday have a Vikings theme.

In nod to new stadium, Vikings-themed lottery game is launched

The purple and gold scratch ticket, which features scenes of U.S. Bank Stadium, pays instant cash prizes up to $100,000 and includes a second-chance contest to win Vikings tickets
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July 26

Vikings celebrate Minnesota artists at U.S. Bank Stadium art party

Minnesota artists, Viking's owners, veteran players and fans partied Monday night at U.S. Bank Stadium's unveiling of its 300-piece art collection.
Sports
July 26

Bridgewater throws out first pitch in Miami. But something's missing

Teddy Bridgewater has now been the starting pitcher in a major league baseball game for more teams than Sandy Koufax. Kind of, anyway.
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July 26
Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen

A look at the defensive line heading into Vikings training camp

The Vikings already have the NFC North’s deepest and most talented defensive line. So don't expect much drama here as camp unfolds.
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