Bower fits the mold for the prototypical Vikings defensive ends

Bower fits the mold for the prototypical Vikings defensive ends

Undrafted free agent Tashawn Bower from LSU is exactly the type of player coach Mike Zimmer is looking for, and has a good shot at making the Vikings roster.

Reusse: Dear Adrian Peterson, you won't be getting a Minnesota Nice welcome home

August 23
Reusse: Dear Adrian Peterson, you won't be getting a Minnesota Nice welcome home
You were a great­er ob­sta­cle to Vi­kings suc­cess when you were in the line­up than when you were out of it. You ruined Teddy Bridgewater's development, too. That's what people are saying, anyway.
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August 23
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Comedian and noted Vikings fan Nick Swardson posted a photo with Aaron Rodgers' ex - and let the trolling begin.

Vikings using Thielen in the slot for greater versatility

August 23
Adam Thielen, who signed a three-year, $27 million extension this offseason, has spent more time in the slot in the Vikings' three-receiver formations heading into this season.

St. Paul has big plans to capitalize on Super Bowl tourism

August 23
A night market, big slide and Ice Palace are planned in St. Paul to coincide with Super Bowl across the river.
Vikings
August 23

Souhan: NFL's mistreatment of Kaepernick amplifies his message

The NFL isn't just wrong about Kaepernick. It's wrong about the way in which it is wrong. This is mismanagement at its worst by commissioner Roger Goodell.
Vikings
August 23

Vikings facing 'tough' roster decisions along defensive line

There's enough talent among the defensive line hopefuls at Vikings training camp that making finals cuts in 10 days is going to be difficult, coach Mike Zimmer said.
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August 23
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Craig: Vikings have to cut down on their red-zone penalties this season

The Vikings were flagged a league-high 19 times in the red zone in 2016. Eighteen of those were accepted.

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August 23
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Vikings launch new foundation aimed at kids' health, disparities

New, more hands-on charity replaces the team's 39-year-old Vikings Children's Fund.
Vikings
August 23

Shurmur says no limits on roles for Dalvin Cook, Latavius Murray

When asked if Murray, taller and heavier than Cook, would be more suitable for short-yardage situations, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur dodged the labels.
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August 23

A trip down agony lane: Vikings red-zone penalty problems

A year ago, the Vikings committed a league-high 19 offensive penalties in the red zone. Here's a breakdown.
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August 22

Super Bowl check helps St. Paul's Frogtown Farm dig even deeper roots

The nonprofit Frogtown Farm got $50,000 from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, which has handed out about $2 million so far this year.
Vikings
August 22

Ed Sharockman, two-time Pro Bowl cornerback for Vikings, dies at 77

Sharockman, a cornerback, was voted one of the 50 Greatest Vikings in 2010. He was a fifth-round draft choice in 1961.
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August 22
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Former U defensive back delivers controversial hit on Beckham Jr.

Some decried Briean Boddy-Calhoun's low hit Monday night, which left Beckham, the New York Giants star, with a sprained ankle. Others noted that it was well-within NFL rules.
Vikings
August 22

Still unsettled at center and guard, Vikings have intriguing options

Three weeks before the regular season opener, the Vikings are testing a couple of offensive line combinations featuring guards other than Alex Boone and Joe Berger.
Vikings
August 22

Zimmer hopes line can avoid repeat of last year's 'Titanic' crash

Mike Zimmer said at this point he feels comfortable with his personnel. But he felt that way about his offensive line at this time last year, too.
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August 22
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Vikings not taking any chances on a quarterback shortfall

It seems a virtual certainty the Vikings will keep at least one other QB on the practice squad for developmental purposes.
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August 21

Once snubbed, Parkettes finally land cheerleading gig at Vikings game

The rift between team officials and alums of the Parkettes, which served as the Vikings cheerleading squad from 1964 to 1983, surfaced last summer.
Vikings
August 21

Bite Squad to Vikings squad: Team signs former Gophers QB Leidner

After a post-draft tryout with the Baltimore Ravens didn't yield a roster spot, Mitch Leidner was working out and driving around the Twin Cities delivering food.
Vikings
August 21

Vikings quarterback situation taking shape, but who will be No. 3?

Sam Bradford and Case Keenum are set to be the Nos. 1 and 2 quarterbacks with Taylor Heinicke fighting for a roster spot and Mitch Leidner a new addition to the mix,
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August 21

New 3rd Street lane could speed exit for Vikings fans

It will be a "contraflow" lane, which allows traffic to go the opposite direction on otherwise one-way streets.
Vikings
August 21

Zimmer: After Seattle's big plays, Vikings have 'got to do better in coverage'

Mike Zimmer said the Vikings' defensive performance against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks left them with some things to work on for the final two preseason games.
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August 21
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Vikings are close to full strength for Sunday practice

The Vikings returned to practice Sunday and were closer to full strength than they have been all summer.
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August 20
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Vikings' roster returns to near full strength a week from third preseason game

The Vikings are as close to full strength as they've been all summer.
Vikings
August 20

Vikings sign former Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner

The Vikings added a fifth quarterback to the roster in ex-Gopher Mitch Leidner, who had an unsuccessful tryout with the Baltimore Ravens.

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