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September 25

Vikings add Ameer Abdullah back to active roster

But the team did not call A.J. Rose up from the practice squad, which could be a good sign for Dalvin Cook.
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September 24
Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) celebrates a sack of Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray.

Vikings mailbag: What's up with the defense? Who's the next emerging player?

Send questions to @Andrew_Krammer on Twitter or andrew.krammer@startribune.com, and listen for answers on the weekly Access Vikings podcast, or find them here on Fridays.
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September 22
Podcast: Russell Wilson is 7-0 vs. the Vikings; can they finally top him?

Podcast: Russell Wilson is 7-0 vs. the Vikings; can they finally top him?

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and Michael Rand preview Sunday's home opener at U.S. Bank Stadium, where Seattle arrives with the same quarterback but a vulnerable team.
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September 21
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 19,

Murray busted up the Vikings' defense. Here's how he did it

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray gave coach Mike Zimmer and his staff plenty to digest ahead of this Sunday's similar challenge in mobile Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
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September 21
The Vikings added quarterback Sean Mannion to the active roster from the practice squad on Tuesday.

Vikings add Mannion to active roster

The team cut running back Ameer Abdullah to make room for the quarterback.
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September 19
Podcast: Missed field goal undercuts Vikings' improvements in Arizona

Podcast: Missed field goal undercuts Vikings' improvements in Arizona

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer recap the Vikings' 34-33 loss from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
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September 19
Eric Kendricks (54)

Vikings-Cardinals inactives: Kendricks will play in Arizona

Linebacker Eric Kendricks was listed questionable due to a quadriceps injury that forced him to miss one practice. Cornerback Cameron Dantzler returns to the active roster after being a healthy scratch last week.
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September 18
Ameer Abdullah

Vikings sign Ameer Abdullah to active roster, promote Sean Mannion

The team cut Brandon Dillon to make room for Abdullah
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September 17
Vikings offensive guard Ezra Cleveland (72) at practice last month.

Vikings mailbag: Draft and develop? Darrisaw's return? Stopping Kyler Murray?

Send questions to @Andrew_Krammer on Twitter or andrew.krammer@startribune.com, and listen for answers on the weekly Access Vikings podcast or find them here on Friday mornings.
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September 15
Podcast: Vikings' tasks get taller on both sides of the ball in Arizona

Podcast: Vikings' tasks get taller on both sides of the ball in Arizona

Edge rusher Chandler Jones had five sacks and quarterback Kyler Murray had five touchdowns for the 1-0 Cardinals. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and Michael Rand size up the Vikings' challenge this Sunday in Arizona.
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September 14
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) and offensive lineman Olisaemeka Udoh (74).

Here's how Vikings line was targeted and overpowered by the Bengals

Center Garrett Bradbury, and guards Ezra Cleveland and Oli Udoh were schemed into one-on-one matchups they struggled to handle in Sunday's overtime loss in Cincinnati.
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September 12
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) knocked the helmet off Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) as he rushed the ball in

Podcast: Vikings' loss in Cincinnati sets bad tone for 2021 season

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and Jim Souhan recap the loss, and how coach Mike Zimmer and players responded, in the latest Access Vikings podcast.
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September 12
Cameron Dantzler was surpassed on the depth chart this summer.

Vikings-Bengals inactives: Dantzler a healthy scratch to begin season

Cornerback Cameron Dantzler, the 2020 third-round pick, won't play during the regular season opener in Cincinnati after being surpassed on the depth chart.
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September 10
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson (7) took part in drills during practice Saturday at US Bank Stadium.

Vikings mailbag: How's the secondary? Filling Irv Smith's void? Zimmer and Spielman?

Send questions to @Andrew_Krammer on Twitter or andrew.krammer@startribune.com. Listen for answers on the weekly Access Vikings podcast or find them here on Friday mornings.
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September 9
Stephen Weatherly re-signed with the Vikings in the offseason.

Source: Weatherly takes pay cut, adds sack incentives to stay with Vikings

Defensive Stephen Weatherly accepted a $500,000 pay cut after he lost the competition for a starting job.
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September 8
Anthony Barr (55)

Vikings-Bengals injury reports: Anthony Barr dealing with knee injury

Barr returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since early August due to a lingering knee injury that has coach Mike Zimmer unsure if he'll play Sunday in Cincinnati.
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September 8
Podcast: O'Neill's new deal, roster depth, and Vikings' opener in Cincy

Podcast: O'Neill's new deal, roster depth, and Vikings' opener in Cincy

The Vikings made Brian O'Neill one of the richest right tackles in the NFL. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and Michael Rand discuss why that was the right move, and how it reflects on an already top-heavy roster.
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September 3
Dalvin Cook (33) leads running backs on the field for warmups ahead of the preseason game in Kansas City.

Vikings mailbag: Season outlook, roster reconstruction and more

With the regular season a week away, readers want to know about the expectations for this Vikings team, its stars-and-scrubs roster and the strongest position groups.
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September 2
Podcast: Vikings head into regular season needing a confidence boost

Podcast: Vikings head into regular season needing a confidence boost

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss a Vikings team that's coming off a winless preseason and a key injury before a meaningful snap was played.
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September 1
Helmets on the turf during Minnesota Vikings OTAs scrambles Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Eagan, Minn. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune)

Breaking down the Vikings 53-man roster as it stands right now

The current version leaves the team thin at positions like running back and defensive end, and there isn't a long snapper on the roster right now.