'Hello, goodbye': Vikings rookie seeks to fill big shoes on special teams

'Hello, goodbye': Vikings rookie seeks to fill big shoes on special teams

Rookie Rodney Adams is looking to fill a glaring void on special teams after the departure of Cordarrelle Patterson for Oakland.

Murray: Injury giving other backs 'upper hand' for playing time

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His absence, however brief or extended, opens the door even wider for rookie Dalvin Cook to compete for the starting job.

Oft-injured Exum hopes to avoid injury bug at Vikings camp

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Antone Exum's NFL career has stalled in part because of untimely injuries, including one at spring workouts.
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Zimmer to test handing off play calling duties during preseason game

The Vikings head coach says he’ll likely let defensive coordinator George Edwards call a preseason game next month to see if that frees up Zimmer to better manage things.
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Vikings single-game tickets on sale Thursday

The Vikings announced Tuesday that a limited number of single-game tickets for the 2017 season will go on sale on Thursday at 10 a.m. Central Time.
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Linebacker Eric Wilson eyes opening on Vikings special teams

When Audie Cole left to sign with Jacksonville in free agency, he took his linebacker-leading 275 snaps on special teams with him.
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July 24

Packers 'shareholders' want Super Bowl, get reality check from NFL

Lambeau Stadium would be a remarkable, history-rich place to watch a Super Bowl. But there's at least one huge problem that, unless changed, will keep that from happening.
Vikings
July 24

Vikings hope reporting early helps rookies contribute more than before

Coach Mike Zimmer's goal is simple and straightforward: Make sure the new group of Vikings rookies is ready to contribute more than last year's rookies.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 10 6 0 .625 432 388 6-2 4-4
    Detroit 9 7 0 .563 346 358 6-2 3-5
    Minnesota 8 8 0 .500 327 307 5-3 3-5
    Chicago 3 13 0 .188 279 399 3-5 0-8
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Atlanta 11 5 0 .688 540 406 5-3 6-2
    Tampa Bay 9 7 0 .563 354 369 4-4 5-3
    New Orleans 7 9 0 .438 469 454 4-4 3-5
    Carolina 6 10 0 .375 369 402 4-4 2-6
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 13 3 0 .813 421 306 7-1 6-2
    NY Giants 11 5 0 .688 310 284 7-1 4-4
    Washington 8 7 1 .531 396 383 4-4 4-3
    Philadelphia 7 9 0 .438 367 331 6-2 1-7
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Seattle 10 5 1 .656 354 292 7-1 3-4
    Arizona 7 8 1 .469 418 362 4-3 3-5
    Los Angeles 4 12 0 .250 224 394 1-7 3-5
    San Francisco 2 14 0 .125 309 480 1-7 1-7
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 11 5 0 .688 399 327 6-2 5-3
    Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 343 321 6-2 2-6
    Cincinnati 6 9 1 .406 325 315 4-3 2-6
    Cleveland 1 15 0 .063 264 452 1-7 0-8
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 9 7 0 .563 279 328 7-1 2-6
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 381 378 5-3 4-4
    Indianapolis 8 8 0 .500 411 392 4-4 4-4
    Jacksonville 3 13 0 .188 318 400 2-6 1-7
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 14 2 0 .875 441 250 6-2 8-0
    Miami 10 6 0 .625 363 380 6-2 4-4
    Buffalo 7 9 0 .438 399 378 4-4 3-5
    NY Jets 5 11 0 .313 275 409 2-6 3-5
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 4 0 .750 389 311 6-2 6-2
    Oakland 12 4 0 .750 416 385 6-2 6-2
    Denver 9 7 0 .563 333 297 5-3 4-4
    San Diego 5 11 0 .313 410 423 3-5 2-6
  • Passing Yards
    S. Bradford MIN 3877
    S. Hill MIN 242
  • Rushing Yards
    J. McKinnon MIN 539
    M. Asiata MIN 402
    A. Peterson MIN 72
    S. Bradford MIN 53
    C. Patterson MIN 43
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 967
    S. Diggs MIN 903
    K. Rudolph MIN 840
    C. Patterson MIN 453
    M. Asiata MIN 263
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 109
    H. Smith MIN 91
    L. Joseph MIN 77
    A. Barr MIN 70
    A. Sendejo MIN 66
  • Interceptions
    X. Rhodes MIN 5
    T. Waynes MIN 3
    A. Sendejo MIN 2
    C. Greenway MIN 1
    (3) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 12.5
    E. Griffen MIN 8.0
    B. Robison MIN 7.5
    L. Joseph MIN 4.0
    E. Kendricks MIN 2.5
  • Passing Yards
    D. Brees NO 5208
    M. Ryan ATL 4944
    K. Cousins WAS 4917
    A. Rodgers GB 4428
    M. Stafford DET 4327
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 1631
    J. Howard CHI 1313
    D. Johnson ARI 1239
    D. Freeman ATL 1079
    M. Ingram NO 1043
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1409
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 1367
    M. Evans TB 1321
    J. Nelson GB 1257
    B. Cooks NO 1173
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 167
    K. Alexander TB 145
    S. Lee DAL 145
    A. Ogletree LA 136
    T. Whitehead DET 132
  • Interceptions
    D. Rodgers-Cromartie NYG 6
    H. Clinton-Dix GB 5
    L. Collins NYG 5
    J. Hicks PHI 5
    X. Rhodes MIN 5
  • Sacks
    V. Beasley Jr. ATL 15.5
    M. Golden ARI 12.5
    D. Hunter MIN 12.5
    C. Avril SEA 11.5
    (3) Players 11.0
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers SD 4386
    J. Flacco BAL 4317
    A. Luck IND 4240
    A. Dalton CIN 4206
    D. Carr OAK 3937
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Murray TEN 1287
    J. Ajayi MIA 1272
    L. Bell PIT 1268
    L. McCoy BUF 1267
    L. Blount NE 1161
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Hilton IND 1448
    A. Brown PIT 1284
    A. Cooper OAK 1153
    J. Landry MIA 1136
    T. Kelce KC 1125
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Brown BUF 149
    C. Kirksey CLE 143
    P. Brown BUF 135
    P. Posluszny JAX 133
    Z. Orr BAL 130
  • Interceptions
    C. Hayward SD 7
    Q. Demps HOU 6
    M. Peters KC 6
    S. Gilmore BUF 5
    R. Nelson OAK 5
  • Sacks
    V. Miller DEN 13.5
    L. Alexander BUF 12.5
    C. Wake MIA 11.5
    K. Mack OAK 11.0
    E. Walden IND 11.0
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Vikings add to offensive line while filling out 90-man roster

Arturo Uzdavinis went undrafted out of Tulane last year and has since spent time with the Jaguars, Bears and Lions.
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July 24

Poll: How many games will the Vikings win this season?

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July 24
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Bridgewater expected to start camp on 'PUP list.' What does it mean?

The move was anticipated, but Teddy Bridgewater's availability to the Vikings will have an impact on roster and contract decisions as the year goes on.
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July 24

Final summer in Mankato: Your guide to Vikings training camp

The Vikings are saying farewell to Mankato this summer with a final round of training camp on the Minnesota State campus.
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July 24

Latavius Murray starts Vikings season with new level of heartbreak

Murray and Jonathan Diaz had been best friends since kindergarten, when a scuffle between the two resulted in them being pulled into the principal's office.
Vikings
July 23
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Craig: Vikings' C.J. Ham sees fullback as the route to a roster spot

The former Division II standout at Augustana College says, "it's pretty much a competition within myself."
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July 23

Souhan: No reason to doubt Vikings can get to the playoffs

With decent luck and health, there is little reason to doubt that this team should win 10 or 11 games and return to the playoffs.
Vikings
July 22

Vikings training camp: 8 key position battles

In certain positions, the Vikings still are hoping a starter asserts himself in training camp
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July 22

Hartman: Bradford feels better prepared than last year

Bradford admitted that even though he put together good numbers, he didn't have full command of the offense for some time last season.
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July 22

Mankato practice schedule for Vikings

A look at the team's schedule for training camp.
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July 22
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In new dispute, Vikings say stadium agency can't sell seats

The team says the suites were "gifted" by the team to the MSFA for the agency's use only. The MSFA disagrees.
Vikings
July 21

Vikings sign rookie defensive tackle Chunky Clements

To make room for Clements, the Vikings waived rookie defensive end Caleb Kidder, who was with the team throughout spring workouts.
Vikings
July 21
Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford

The most important Vikings player of 2017 is ... QB Sam Bradford

How Bradford plays in 2017 will not only factor significantly into whether the Vikings make the playoffs, but his performance is also likely to impact how they proceed at quarterback beyond this season.
Vikings
July 20

The 17 most important Vikings in 2017: No. 2, LT Riley Reiff

Despite some limitations, Coach Mike Zimmer believes Reiff will bring both physicality and a tough mindset to an offensive line that Zimmer called “soft” at one point last season.
Vikings
July 19
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The 17 most important Vikings for 2017: No. 3, RT Mike Remmers

Lineman Mike Remmers returns to the Vikings with 35 consecutive starts under his belt in Carolina. He’ll need even more to help fix a dire situation.

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