Vikings
August 21
Maalouf: 'We want to make the right choice'

Maalouf: 'We want to make the right choice'

Vikings special teams coordinator Marwan Maalouf says choosing players for various roles could extend through the final game of the preseason.
Vikings
August 21
Stefanski: 'All of our focus is on this year'

Stefanski: 'All of our focus is on this year'

According to Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski dwelling on the past prevents success in the present, especially with how often things change in the NFL.
Vikings
August 20
Vikings quarterback Kyle Sloter watched as Seattle Seahawks quarterback Paxton Lynch was being tended to on the turf late in Sunday’s preseason game

Sloter's strong preseason doesn't mean he'll become No. 2 quarterback

Kyle Sloter's quarterback rating is excellent in the preseason, but coach Mike Zimmer was quick to warn people not to read too much into the data.
Vikings
August 20
Seattle running back Travis Homer (25) is upended by Vikings defender Bene Benwikere, left, during the second half of Sunday's game.

Depth in Vikings defensive backfield being called into question

Heading into the Vikings' final two games of the preseason, the challenge before the team's young defensive backs is this: They must improve on their uneven play.
Vikings
August 20
Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen led the team into the field before the pre-season matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks

Listen: Preseason takeaways and projecting the Vikings roster

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the difficult decisions ahead for the Vikings front office in trimming down to a 53-man roster. What will happen at receiver with Laquon Treadwell? Are new faces likely for the secondary? What about the backup quarterbacks?
Vikings
August 20
Boone says good energy influences players

Boone says good energy influences players

After having a good showing against Seattle, Vikings running back Mike Boone knows he needs to perform well on special teams in order to earn a roster spot.
Vikings
August 20
Access Vikings: Linval Joseph back practicing

Access Vikings: Linval Joseph back practicing

Reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer say that defensive tackle Linval Joseph is on track to be in the line up for the first week of the regular season. With Joseph and defensive tackle Shamar Stephen both off of the injury list, the major players on the defensive line are now back together.
Vikings
August 20
Illustration by Rafael Alvarez, Special to the Star Tribune

The day Brett Favre became a Minnesota Viking

Brett Favre descended from a clear blue Minnesota sky. An angel landing in a private jet, after years of playing the devil. Vikings fans, the media — shoot, the entire states of Minnesota and Wisconsin — lost their collective minds.
Vikings
August 20
Finally full strength: Joseph back at practice after grueling rehab

Finally full strength: Joseph back at practice after grueling rehab

Walking off the practice field Thursday after going through team drills for the first time, Joseph finally opened up about his offseason road to recovery.
Vikings
August 20
Zimmer: 'Guys have been solid in their protection'

Zimmer: 'Guys have been solid in their protection'

As the deadline approaches for making cuts to finalize the roster, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer says he's looking for consistency from his players.
Vikings
August 19
Laquon Treadwell

Trying to salvage career, Treadwell calls himself an 'underdog'

Laquon Treadwell knows exactly where his career stands with NFL cutdown day looming just 11 days away. It's not in a good place.
Vikings
August 19
Cousins reviews Vikings offense after preseason win

Cousins reviews Vikings offense after preseason win

Quarterback Kirk Cousins discusses the offensive line, his botched snap and more from Sunday night's 25-19 exhibition win over the Seahawks.
Vikings
August 19
Outtakes: Favre trying to rip his own tendon and Longwell's regret

Outtakes: Favre trying to rip his own tendon and Longwell's regret

When you get a bunch of football guys telling stories from 10 years ago about one of the biggest things that has happened in local sports history, there really isn’t an “off” switch.
Vikings
August 19
Three years after injury, Teddy Bridgewater's future still unclear

Three years after injury, Teddy Bridgewater's future still unclear

While he’s made remarkable progress just to get back on the field, Teddy Bridgewater had a disappointing preseason showing against the Chargers over the weekend.
Vikings
August 19
Vikings running back Mike Boone ran for 45 yards before being stopped by Seahawks’ linebacker Mychal Kendricks during the second quarter Sunday nigh

Vikings top nemesis Seahawks as new offense controls game

The Vikings were on offense for more than two-thirds of the game in the 25-19 victory over Seattle that featured 11 third-down conversions in 18 tries. "I thought we moved the ball well," coach Mike Zimmer said.
Vikings
August 19
Who'll make the cut? Here's a 53-man Vikings roster projection

Who'll make the cut? Here's a 53-man Vikings roster projection

Half of the preseason has already been played. What better time to unveil the Star Tribune’s regular-season roster projection for the 2019 Vikings?
Vikings
August 19
Sean Mannion had another strong outing in his bid to be the Vikings’ backup quarterback, going 11-for-14 for 88 yards, one touchdown and one interce

Souhan: Zimmer praises Vikings offense after win — hey, it's a start

Let's search for hints, clues and annoyances from the Vikings' exhibition (the NFL hates that word) game at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.
Vikings
August 19
Kaare Vedvik kicked an extra point, kicked off and punted three times for the Vikings against the Seahawks on Sunday night.

Vikings let Vedvik do a bit of everything in kicking game

Kaare Vedvik, acquired last week via trade with the Ravens, handled kickoffs, booted away three punts and made one extra point.
Vikings
August 19
Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer watched a replay during the fourth quarter in the pre-season matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seah

Zimmer says lessons learned from mistakes

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was pleased with their second preseason game win over Seattle, but there were errors made by some of the younger players and a miscommunication on a costly interception.
Vikings
August 18
Laquon Treadwell caught a pass just short of the end zone in the second half against the Seahawks on Sunday. Treadwell had four catches for 47 yards.

Vikings receiver Treadwell worried about ailing grandma

His grandmother's illness comes at a time when Laquon Treadwell, a former first-round draft pick, is fighting to a roster spot.

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