Super Bowl contenders? Watch the Vikings' line of scrimmage for key clues

Super Bowl contenders? Watch the Vikings' line of scrimmage for key clues

The line of scrimmage is still a place where one can watch battles and be guaranteed of gleaning some worthwhile information from training camp.

Zimmer maintains a focus on the offense as Vikings begin workouts

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Zimmer maintains a focus on the offense as Vikings begin workouts
Mike Zimmer's offseason work included reviews of every Adrian Peterson run from 2015 to examine what was effective and what wasn’t.

Backup quarterback Heinicke severed tendon kicking in glass door

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Backup quarterback Heinicke severed tendon kicking in glass door
After a late-night movie, Heinicke and a friend realized they were locked out of his friend’s apartment. He reported to Mankato on a rolling scooter.

New Viking Boone vs. Kevin Williams: A hard lesson from the 'old' guy

July 28
Kevin Williams left lasting impressions on many current Vikings players, and at least one opponent, through his 11 seasons in Minnesota.

Harrison Smith knows he's no longer flying under the radar with Vikings

July 28
The Vikings free safety explained that it was important for him to become the highest-paid safety, even though the frugal 27-year-old still drives a 2002 truck.

A look at the defensive backs heading into Vikings training camp

July 28
For the third straight year of the Mike Zimmer era, the Vikings head down to Mankato with very little clarity on this part of the roster.

Kevin Williams signs one-day contract to officially retire with Vikings

July 27
Kevin Williams, a member of the 50 greatest Vikings squad, signed a one-day contract with the team and will officially retire as a member of the Vikings on Thursday.
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July 27

Vikings add linebacker, offensive tackle to training camp roster

The Vikings this afternoon announced that they have signed offensive tackle Sean Hickey and linebacker Jason Whittingham.
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July 27
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A look at the linebackers heading into Vikings training camp

Veteran Chad Greenway's playing time and a glut of linebackers are the top stories at the position as the Vikings prepare for their first workout on Friday.
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July 26
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A look at the defensive line heading into Vikings training camp

The Vikings already have the NFC North’s deepest and most talented defensive line. So don't expect much drama here as camp unfolds.
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July 25

Vikings' Loadholt retires, saying 'my body is telling me it's time'

In 2014, a torn pectoral ended his season after 11 games. In 2015, he tore his Achilles’ tendon during the preseason and was lost for the entire season.
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July 25
Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparino worked with the line during...

A look at the offensive line heading into Vikings training camp

After the playoff loss to the Seahawks, coach Mike Zimmer fired Jeff Davidson and put all of his offensive linemen on notice about their jobs.
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July 22
Minnesota Vikings Charles Johnson, left, and Cordarrelle Patterson ran...

A look at wide receivers and tight ends heading into Vikings training camp

Leading up to the start of training camp on July 29, we will set the stage for Vikings camp by taking a look at where things stand at each position group. Here we'll look at both wide receivers and tight ends.
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July 21
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A look at the running backs heading into Vikings training camp

Adrian Peterson, as he seemingly does every other offseason, has vowed to become a better pass-catcher. But there's a bigger question about him in 2016.
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July 20
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, left, and Shaun Hill...

Vikings camp preview: A look at the quarterbacks

Leading up to the start of training camp on July 29, we will set the stage for Vikings camp by taking a look at where things stand at each position group.
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June 21

Wild releases schedule for 2016-17

Team opens at St. Louis on Oct. 13; home opener is two days later against Winnipeg.
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June 17

Ten things we learned about the Vikings during spring practices

We saw and heard enough -- on the practice field, during media briefings and in private conversations -- to give you 10 takeaways from the Vikings just-concluded spring workouts.
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June 16

Vikings waive linebacker Lewis, defensive tackle Gaston

The moves open up two roster spots heading into training camp.
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June 16

Zimmer cancels practice as way to reward players' work ethic

“This team works their rear ends off,” coach Mike Zimmer said while describing why he cancelled practice. “They work real hard. I like their attention to detail. I like the way they go about their work."
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June 16
Vikings tackle Ellis Ellis worked on drills during OTA's Wednesday at...

Vikings, Bengals officially announce joint practices for August 10-11

After wrapping up training camp in Mankato on August 9, the Vikings will immediately fly east to Cincinnati, where they will practice against the Bengals for two days.
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June 15
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Peterson: Vikings shouldn't be shy about Super Bowl aspirations

In six weeks, Adrian Peterson will make the 90-minute drive from the Twin Cities to Mankato for his 10th training camp with the Vikings. Peterson…
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June 14
Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, from left, quarterback Teddy Brid...

Zimmer goes deep on Bridgewater's talents: 'He's a winner'

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer defended Teddy Bridgewater from those who claim the young quarterback has a long leap to reach the so-called next level in his third season.
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June 13
Running back Adrian Peterson spoke during OTA training at Winter Park...

Our 13 way-too-early predictions for the 2016 Vikings season

Believe it or not, that Week 1 game against the Titans is only 13 weeks away.
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June 9

Johnson must fight for roster spot, but don't count him out yet

Cordarrelle Patterson is not the Vikings veteran who got the most pressure put on him by the Laquon Treadwell draft choice. That would be Charles Johnson.
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June 8
Vikings receiver Laquon Treadwell

Treadwell flashes 'football instincts' while Bridgewater 'cutting it loose' more

Laquon Treadwell has only been at Winter Park for a few weeks, but the coaching staff has been trying to push him and the other rookies as much as it can.
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June 7
Minnesota Vikings Harrison Smith was all smiles as he address the medi...

Competition to start next to Harrison Smith will be wide open

Coach Mike Zimmer wants to see the safeties practice in pads during training camp and actually hit somebody in preseason games before choosing his other safety.
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June 6
Harrison Smith

Vikings sign star safety Harrison Smith to contract extension

The signing of Smith continues a trend for the Vikings, who under GM Rick Spielman have aimed to get young players whom they feel are still ascending under contract before they reach free agency.

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