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Vikings
September 11
Vikings defensive line reintroduced itself by dominating 49ers

Vikings defensive line reintroduced itself by dominating 49ers

Not even Mike Zimmer could anticipate how well the Vikings’ prized defensive line would play in the season-opening victory.
Vikings
September 10
Sheldon Richardson a force in Vikings' win over 49ers

Sheldon Richardson a force in Vikings' win over 49ers

The Vikings have more than $32 million of cap space wrapped up in their starting defensive line this year. On Sunday, that looked like a prudent investment.
Vikings
September 9
Vikings-49ers inactives: Cornerback Xavier Rhodes to play, Mackensie Alexander will not

Vikings-49ers inactives: Cornerback Xavier Rhodes to play, Mackensie Alexander will not

Cornerback Xavier Rhodes is active and will play for Sunday's noon kickoff against the 49ers. Rhodes was listed questionable after being limited in practice all…
Vikings
September 9
From Adrian Peterson to Dalvin Cook, ACL recoveries have come a long way

From Adrian Peterson to Dalvin Cook, ACL recoveries have come a long way

Six years ago, when Adrian Peterson returned from a torn ACL in just under nine months to start the Vikings' Week 1 game against the…
Vikings
September 7
Cornerback Xavier Rhodes listed questionable to play for Vikings vs. 49ers

Cornerback Xavier Rhodes listed questionable to play for Vikings vs. 49ers

Ahead of the Vikings' season opener on Sunday against the 49ers, cornerback Xavier Rhodes has been deemed questionable to play after he was limited in…
Vikings
September 7
Vikings head into season with financial decisions looming

Vikings head into season with financial decisions looming

The Vikings have just $537,402 in salary cap space to start the regular season, according to NFLPA salary data.
Vikings
September 6
DeFilippo confident Dalvin Cook can 'carry the load'

DeFilippo confident Dalvin Cook can 'carry the load'

A lot has changed since Cook made his NFL debut last September, when he ranked second in rushing yards before his season-ending knee injury.
Vikings
September 6
Brett Jones will start at center for Vikings vs. 49ers

Brett Jones will start at center for Vikings vs. 49ers

As the Vikings decided who to start at center on Sunday, with Pat Elflein out for at least Week 1, they chose the one that had more experience.
Vikings
September 5
Vikings-49ers injury reports: Alexander still out, Reiff and Rhodes limited

Vikings-49ers injury reports: Alexander still out, Reiff and Rhodes limited

Cornerback Mackensie Alexander was just one of two Vikings unable to practice Wednesday as the team increased preparations for Sunday’s opener against the 49ers.
Vikings
September 3
'Everything': Defensive end describes what Vikings will miss in Robison

'Everything': Defensive end describes what Vikings will miss in Robison

Like the rest of his teammates, Stephen Weatherly said he was “shocked” on Saturday when he heard the Vikings were releasing Brian Robison.
Vikings
September 1
Take a look at the Vikings' initial 53-man roster

Take a look at the Vikings' initial 53-man roster

The Vikings’ initial 53-man roster was set Saturday afternoon, and not without a couple surprises.
Vikings
September 1
Vikings activate Pat Elflein from PUP list

Vikings activate Pat Elflein from PUP list

While the Vikings won't have center Pat Elflein for the first week of the season, they're not expected to be without him for long. Elflein…
Vikings
September 1
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison (96) celebrated his sack of Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton for a six yard loss.

'Sad Day!': Vikings release veteran DE Robison after 11 seasons

Brian Robison’s run with the Vikings is over after his 12th training camp. He’s no longer the longest-tenured Vikings player.
Vikings
August 30
Mike Hughes dressing, 38 players sitting for Vikings' preseason finale

Mike Hughes dressing, 38 players sitting for Vikings' preseason finale

As the Vikings head into their preseason finale against the Tennessee Titans, they’ll give plenty of players the night off in Nashville.
Vikings
August 27
An updated 53-man roster projection for the Vikings

An updated 53-man roster projection for the Vikings

Armed with three preseason games and a training camp of evaluations, here is the Star Tribune’s updated 53-man roster projection for the Vikings.
Vikings
August 25
Treadwell had his longest gain in a Vikings uniform on Friday

Treadwell had his longest gain in a Vikings uniform on Friday

As part of a three-catch, 44-yard performance Friday night, Laquon Treadwell had a 27-yard catch-and-run that ranks as his longest in a Vikings uniform.
Vikings
August 24
Cook, Remmers to make preseason debuts for Vikings vs. Seahawks

Cook, Remmers to make preseason debuts for Vikings vs. Seahawks

Running back Dalvin Cook’s anticipated return will happen Friday night against the Seahawks, but don’t expect much. Offensive lineman Mike Remmers will also play.
Vikings
August 21
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Chad Beebe (84)

Beebe trying to make a name as one of 'most improved' Vikings

Chad Beebe arrived in Eagan without a contract. He's been turning heads during his first NFL training camp with fans asking about No. 84, “Is that Randy Moss light?”
Vikings
August 20
Who's in? Who's out? A 53-man roster projection for the Vikings

Who's in? Who's out? A 53-man roster projection for the Vikings

Less than 48 hours after the Titans game at the end of August, the Vikings will have to cut 37 players to form the initial regular-season roster.
Vikings
August 20
Vikings' first training camp in Eagan plays to (mostly) positive reviews

Vikings' first training camp in Eagan plays to (mostly) positive reviews

Many of you appear to be happy with the change, or are at least willing to give the Vikings’ new training camp arrangement time to play out.
Vikings
August 19
Running back Mike Boone gained 91 yards on 13 carries, including a 26-yard burst that turned out to be the Vikings’ longest play of the day, in a 14

Boone shines vs. Jaguars, heating up Vikings' backfield battle

Mike Boone gained 91 yards on 13 carries in a 14-10 loss to the Jaguars on Saturday, including a 26-yard burst that turned out to be the Vikings’ longest play of the day.
Vikings
August 18
Everson Griffen, Dalvin Cook not expected to play for Vikings vs. Jaguars

Everson Griffen, Dalvin Cook not expected to play for Vikings vs. Jaguars

Everson Griffen missed practice all week due to an infected cut on his leg suffered after last weekend's preseason opener in Denver, and he will…
Vikings
August 16
Aretha sang the anthem at a Vikings game and we're still enthralled

Aretha sang the anthem at a Vikings game and we're still enthralled

Her Thanksgiving Day rendition before a Vikings-Lions game in 2016 was one of her last public performances.
Vikings
August 15
Griffen missing Vikings practices after cutting his leg

Griffen missing Vikings practices after cutting his leg

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, who hasn’t practiced since Saturday’s game in Denver, should be back soon after dealing with an odd off-field injury.
Vikings
August 14
Vikings remind fans about switch to electronic tickets before Jaguars game

Vikings remind fans about switch to electronic tickets before Jaguars game

The Vikings’ first home preseason game against the Jaguars on Saturday will also be the debut of their electronic ticketing system. They are one of six NFL teams who will exclusively accept electronic tickets in 2018, with the rest of the league expected to switch in 2019.

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