Zimmer calls rule limiting some contact during training camp passing 'ridiculous'

Zimmer calls rule limiting some contact during training camp passing 'ridiculous'

Per the NFL labor agreement, no heavy contact is permitted when players aren’t wearing pads. But it’s a rule that’s bent pretty frequently.

Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady's 4-game suspension

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Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady's 4-game suspension
The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexicon of "Deflategate."

Live Blog from Mankato: Vikings at training camp

July 22
Get the latest from Vikings training camp with the Twitter posts of our Vikings writers Matt Vensel, Master Tesfatsion and Mark Craig -- as well as others in Mankato.

What you missed at Vikings training camp on Tuesday, July 28

6:28pm
SETTING THE SCENE: After heavy rain pounded Mankato overnight, the rain went away but the clouds remained, making this the coolest day of camp with…

Jarius Wright ready for bigger role in the slot

2:00pm
The Vikings will be looking for someone to take over for Greg Jennings in the slot in their three-wide sets. The front-runner is Wright.

Barr on the mend, one funny (or dumb) rookie and an impressive stat for Locke

1:46pm
Highlights from the media sessions held Tuesday morning with coach Mike Zimmer and special teams coordinator Mike Priefer

New deal for Harrison Smith will wait for now

1:26pm
“The contract stuff doesn’t really come into my mindset when I step on the field,” Smith said. “When I’m on the field, I want to go make plays. End of story.”
Vikings
7:54pm

Gallery: Viking training camp highlights, July 28, 2015

Viking training camp highlights, July 28, 2015
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1:25pm
Vikings safety Harrison Smith (22) intercepted a pass by Ryan Tannehil...

Access Vikings: Harrison Smith won't receive extension this season

Vikings safety Harrison Smith will not receive a contract extension this offseason. He's under contract for two more seasons due to the fifth-year option for first round picks.
Sports
12:53pm

Who's the fan in the Vikings jersey at the Packers' shareholders meeting?

There was a man wearing a No. 84 Vikings jersey in attendance at the annual Packers shareholders meeting at Lambeau Field. RandBall wants to know who it is.
Vikings training camp: Your guide to Mankato
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Schedules, how to get around and more: Here are links to the things you need to know about the Vikings' 2015 training camp.
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12:09pm

Scoggins: High tech hits the field at Vikings camp

The technology makes traditional practice video that’s shot from the sideline, end zone or from a mechanical lift high above the field look like a ’56 Buick.
Vikings
July 28

Vikings training camp: Your guide to Mankato

Schedules, how to get around and more: Here are links to the things you need to know about the Vikings' 2015 training camp.
Video
July 28

Xavier Rhodes confident Vikings will have good year

Despite high expectations, Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes said he's confident the Vikings will have a good season.
Vikings
July 28

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Vikings and virtual reality, Smith talks on hold and more

The Vikings, even their old-school coach Mike Zimmer, are embracing virtual reality to help make practice plays more realistic in the film room.
Vikings
July 28

Vikings day at camp: Bridgewater picks up the pace

He fared better Monday, spreading the ball around to wide receivers Charles Johnson, Mike Wallace and Jarius Wright.

nfl Statistics

  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 12 4 0 .750 486 348 8-0 4-4
    Detroit 11 5 0 .688 321 282 7-1 4-4
    Minnesota 7 9 0 .438 325 343 5-3 2-6
    Chicago 5 11 0 .313 319 442 2-6 3-5
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Carolina 7 8 1 .469 339 374 4-4 3-4
    New Orleans 7 9 0 .438 401 424 3-5 4-4
    Atlanta 6 10 0 .375 381 417 3-5 3-5
    Tampa Bay 2 14 0 .125 277 410 0-8 2-6
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 12 4 0 .750 467 352 4-4 8-0
    Philadelphia 10 6 0 .625 474 400 6-2 4-4
    NY Giants 6 10 0 .375 380 400 3-5 3-5
    Washington 4 12 0 .250 301 438 3-5 1-7
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Seattle 12 4 0 .750 394 254 7-1 5-3
    Arizona 11 5 0 .688 310 299 7-1 4-4
    San Francisco 8 8 0 .500 306 340 4-4 4-4
    St. Louis 6 10 0 .375 324 354 3-5 3-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 11 5 0 .688 436 368 6-2 5-3
    Cincinnati 10 5 1 .656 365 344 5-2 5-3
    Baltimore 10 6 0 .625 409 302 6-2 4-4
    Cleveland 7 9 0 .438 299 337 4-4 3-5
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 458 369 6-2 5-3
    Houston 9 7 0 .563 372 307 5-3 4-4
    Jacksonville 3 13 0 .188 249 412 3-5 0-8
    Tennessee 2 14 0 .125 254 438 1-7 1-7
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 12 4 0 .750 468 313 7-1 5-3
    Buffalo 9 7 0 .563 343 289 5-3 4-4
    Miami 8 8 0 .500 388 373 4-4 4-4
    NY Jets 4 12 0 .250 283 401 2-6 2-6
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Denver 12 4 0 .750 482 354 8-0 4-4
    Kansas City 9 7 0 .563 353 281 6-2 3-5
    San Diego 9 7 0 .563 348 348 5-3 4-4
    Oakland 3 13 0 .188 253 452 3-5 0-8
  • Passing Yards
    D. Brees NO 4952
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 4952
    A. Luck IND 4761
    P. Manning DEN 4727
    M. Ryan ATL 4694
  • QB Rating
    T. Romo DAL 113.2
    A. Rodgers GB 112.2
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 103.3
    P. Manning DEN 101.5
    T. Brady NE 97.4
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Murray DAL 1845
    L. Bell PIT 1361
    L. McCoy PHI 1319
    M. Lynch SEA 1306
    J. Forsett BAL 1266
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Brown PIT 1698
    D. Thomas DEN 1619
    J. Jones ATL 1593
    J. Nelson GB 1519
    E. Sanders DEN 1404
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    L. Kuechly CAR 153
    D. Levy DET 151
    L. David TB 146
    C. Lofton NO 144
    P. Worrilow ATL 142
  • Interceptions
    G. Quin DET 7
    T. Gipson CLE 6
    M. Adams IND 5
    B. Carter DAL 5
    P. Cox SF 5
    B. Grimes MIA 5
    H. Smith MIN 5
  • Sunday, December 14
    Kansas City 31, Oakland 13 Carolina 19, Tampa Bay 17 New England 41, Miami 13
    Indianapolis 17, Houston 10 Buffalo 21, Green Bay 13 New York 24, Washington 13
    Cincinnati 30, Cleveland 0 Pittsburgh 27, Atlanta 20 Baltimore 20, Jacksonville 12
    Denver 22, San Diego 10 New York 16, Tennessee 11 Seattle 17, San Francisco 7
    Detroit 16, Minnesota 14 Dallas 38, Philadelphia 27
  • Monday, December 15
    New Orleans 31, Chicago 15
  • Thursday, December 18
    Jacksonville 21, Tennessee 13
  • Saturday, December 20
    Washington 27, Philadelphia 24 San Diego 38, San Francisco 35
  • Sunday, December 21
    Detroit 20, Chicago 14 Houston 25, Baltimore 13 Atlanta 30, New Orleans 14
    Carolina 17, Cleveland 13 New England 17, New York 16 Green Bay 20, Tampa Bay 3
    Pittsburgh 20, Kansas City 12 Miami 37, Minnesota 35 New York 37, St. Louis 27
    Oakland 26, Buffalo 24 Dallas 42, Indianapolis 7 Seattle 35, Arizona 6
  • Monday, December 22
    Cincinnati 37, Denver 28
  • Sunday, December 28
    Minnesota 13, Chicago 9 Kansas City 19, San Diego 7 Houston 23, Jacksonville 17
    Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 10 Buffalo 17, New England 9 Baltimore 20, Cleveland 10
    Philadelphia 34, New York 26 Dallas 44, Washington 17 New Orleans 23, Tampa Bay 20
    New York 37, Miami 24 Seattle 20, St. Louis 6 San Francisco 20, Arizona 17
    Denver 47, Oakland 14 Green Bay 30, Detroit 20 Carolina 34, Atlanta 3
    Pittsburgh 27, Cincinnati 17
  • Saturday, January 3
    Carolina 27, Arizona 16 Baltimore 30, Pittsburgh 17
  • Sunday, January 4
    Indianapolis 26, Cincinnati 10 Dallas 24, Detroit 20
  • Saturday, January 10
    New England 35, Baltimore 31 Seattle 31, Carolina 17
  • Sunday, January 11
    Green Bay 26, Dallas 21 Indianapolis 24, Denver 13
  • Sunday, January 18
    Seattle 28, Green Bay 22 New England 45, Indianapolis 7
  • Sunday, January 25
    Team Irvin 32, Team Carter 28
  • Sunday, February 1
    New England 28, Seattle 24
Vikings
July 28

Gallery: Monday at Vikings camp

Gallery: Preseason training camp is underway in Mankato.
Video
July 28

Norv Turner: Bridgewater is 'a top-flight QB'

Amid some offseason quarterback rankings by NFL analysts, Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Teddy Bridgewater is "a top-flight quarterback."
Vikings
July 28

Vikings notes: Team talking with MSU Mankato to extend camp agreement

Their contract with Minnesota State Mankato expires after this summer, the team’s 50th in Mankato. But the Vikings are negotiating with the university to possibly extend the contract and keep the relationship going for at least a couple more years.
Video
July 28

Vikings fans: See training camp on Snapchat

Star Tribune’s sports reporter Master Tesfatsion is constantly updating his Snapchat. Watch latest from Vikings training camp and follow him on Snapchat: master_tes.
Video
July 28
Minnesota Vikings offensive linemen John Sullivan (65) Phil Loadholt (...

Access Vikings: Will the Vikings have a good offensive line?

The Vikings return four starters along the offensive line, and Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he expects the unit to have a good season.
Vikings stadium section: The game plan
Stadium News Vikings stadium section: The game plan
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The latest news on the construction of the new Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis. It's set to open in the fall of 2016.
Vikings
July 27

What you missed at Vikings training camp on Monday, July 27

SETTING THE SCENE: Temperatures were again in the mid-80s for the second day of camp, but a midafternoon string of large clouds kept practice from…
Vikings
July 27

Vikings longer, deeper at defensive end this summer

The Vikings added a trio of defensive ends this offseason. And while they all took much different paths to Minnesota, they have one thing in…
Vikings
July 27
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner and quarterback Te...

Turner ranks Bridgewater highly -- and doesn't care what others think

Offensive coordinator Turner didn’t name any names, but he made it clear that he puts no stock on where the NFL’s talking heads are ranking his QB, Teddy Bridgewater.
Local
July 27
The Vikings secured a deal with U.S. Bank last month reportedly worth about $200 million.

Local stadiums' naming rights yield cash and secrecy

The University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium, which opened in 2009, is the only recent example of a naming rights agreement that was made public.
Vikings
July 27
New York Jets wide receiver Chris Owusu made a spectacular catch for a...

Vikings are 'hopefully on top of' the rash of pectoral injuries

When a fourth player, cornerback Josh Robinson, was sidelined by a pectoral injury in June, coach Mike Zimmer had seen enough.
Vikings
July 27

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Hot, rusty first steps

There is a walkthrough from 10:30-11:30 a.m. inside Blakeslee Stadium. The team also will practice without pads on the fields next to the stadium from 2:45-5 p.m.
Vikings
July 27
Vikings kicker Blair Walsh

Vikings notes: Kicker Walsh gets four-year, $14 million extension

The new contract makes Blair Walsh the fourth-highest paid kicker in the NFL.
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