Truesdell raced beyond checkered past with hopes of catching on in NFL

Truesdell raced beyond checkered past with hopes of catching on in NFL

Nick Truesdell, 27, faces long odds to even make the Vikings roster, but the 6-6, 252-pound jumbo tight end has already traveled a long way to get to this point.

Zimmer: 'One eye or two, it really doesn't matter. I'm going to be back'

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Zimmer: 'One eye or two, it really doesn't matter. I'm going to be back'
Mike Zimmer is determined to coach -- whether he loses sight in his eye or not.

Hartman: Elflein makes his mark at center, guard for Vikings

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Hartman: Elflein makes his mark at center, guard for Vikings
Former Ohio State assistant Ed Warinner, now with the Gophers, praises Vikings versatility of Vikings rookie Pat Elflein.
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Vikings sign three more draft picks

The Vikings have gotten three more of their draft picks under contract. The team announced this morning that both of their fourth-round picks, defensive tackle…
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May 26

Stop by stop: Truesdell's football journey to the Vikings

Nick Truesdell has traveled a long and winding road to the Vikings, with several stops and starts along the way.
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May 25
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May 25
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Former Vikings No. 1 pick Michael Bennett gets five years in prison

The Vikings' first-round pick in the 2001 NFL draft was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to several felonies in California.
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May 25
Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater and coach Mike Zimmer.

Listen: How are Teddy and Zimmer? Which Viking would you live with?

Intro: What did we learn about Teddy Bridgewater's recovery and Mike Zimmer's eye in the last two weeks? 26:00: More nuggets from OTAs, including the configuration of the rebuilt offensive line and picking your ideal Viking roommate. 45:00: Your good questions.
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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 evaluating a handful of cornerbacks to fill important nickel role

One of the more intriguing and important roles left open by free agency falls in the middle of the defense due to Captain Munnerlyn's departure.
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May 25

Vikings full-squad workout at Winter Park

Vikings' first organized full-team practice of the offseason.
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May 25

Vikings miss stubborn Zimmer, encouraged by determined Bridgewater

General Manager Rick Spielman could only laugh when asked whether it was Zimmer's decision or the team's for the coach to take time away.
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May 25

A trip down Celebration Lane: Memorable NFL touchdown dances

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has promised "a more exciting game experience" by relaxing rules on celebration dances. Here's a look at some that have made a mark through history.
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May 24

Vikings' Floyd back in his comfort zone — on and off the field

Back home in Minnesota and legally cleared to practice with the Vikings, wide receiver Michael Floyd spent the past two days of organized team activities playing catch-up.
Vikings
May 24

Vikings GM gives updates on Bridgewater, Zimmer

The day after the Vikings put out video of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater taking snaps on the field with the team, general manager Rick Spielman said the QB was out of town for an appointment.
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May 24
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer.

Souhan: Zimmer would help Vikings by ditching workaholic thing

What's most important for Mike Zimmer and the Vikings is for him to make it through the 2017 season with good health and a healthy attitude. The time to start is now.
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May 24

Spielman gives updates on absent Bridgewater and Zimmer

General manager Rick Spielman, as he has done all offseason, declined to share whether the 24-year-old is ahead of schedule in his recovery.
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May 24

Vikings surprise: Bridgewater throws passes during team workout

It is believed Tuesday was the first time Teddy Bridgewater was on the field with Vikings teammates since suffering a major knee injury last August.
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May 24

Souhan: Vikings, Bridgewater haven't handled injury news well

If they think Teddy Bridgewater is ahead of schedule, or on schedule, or doing encouraging things, why not just say so?
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May 24
Minnesota Sports Facilities Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen controls two low...

U.S. Bank Stadium oversight bill falls into the ditch; no new oversight after luxury suite use

The bill included changes to the board and salary limits.
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May 23

One time only: Larry Fitzgerald will limit talking about his NFL future

Fitzgerald, the former Holy Angels standout, spent much of last season dismissing speculation he would retire before the 2017 season -- and has vowed not to get caught up in that again.
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May 23

After eighth eye surgery, Zimmer leaving Vikings for a few weeks to recover

Mike Zimmer reluctantly agreed to put his health above his football team as the Vikings this week begin the third and final stage of their voluntary offseason program with the start of organized team activities.
Vikings
May 23

It's rookie Dalvin Cook's backfield as Vikings ramp up practices

For the first time Tuesday, Vikings’ top draft pick Dalvin Cook will line up against Linval Joseph and the rest of Mike Zimmer’s defense.
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May 23

Timeline of Zimmer's eye issues

Zimmer had his first eye surgery to fix a torn retina on Nov. 1, 2016, the day after an ugly road loss in Chicago, during which he scratched his right eye.

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