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August 24, 2015
Vikings kicker Blair Walsh

Why is Vikings kicker Blair Walsh struggling? Here are a few theories

Now that he’s 2-for-6 in the preseason on field-goal attempts and missed one of those expanded 33-yard extra points against the Raiders the other night, it’s officially a concern of Mike Zimmer and the rest of the Vikings staff.
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August 24, 2015
Vikings center John Sullivan

Sullivan misses another practice because of back issues

The center missed two practices last week and the game against Oakland on Saturday night.
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August 24, 2015

Vikings DE Justin Trattou making an impression in the preseason

One player who appears to have taken one of the biggest leaps forward under coach Mike Zimmer is unheralded defensive end Justin Trattou.
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August 24, 2015
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer talks with his players in the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a

Zimmer explains Loeffler's release, emphasizes getting 'timing down'

A few of the highlights from coach Mike Zimmer’s news conference.
Sports
August 24, 2015
Randy Moss is talking comeback, and the Packers make sense

Randy Moss is talking comeback, and the Packers make sense

Randy Moss is 38 and hasn’t played an NFL game since 2012. But because of his freakish athletic talent and whimsical personality, he could be serious.
Vikings
August 24, 2015
Long snapper Cullen Loeffler and kicker Blair Walsh.

Vikings long snapper Cullen Loeffler talks about being cut

Cullen Loeffler was surprised when the Vikings released him, but the veteran long snapper was grateful the move happened early in the preseason so he can possibly catch on with another team.
Vikings
August 24, 2015

Bridgewater targets 'over 70 percent' as completion goal

Here’s a trivia question to stump even the most die-hard Purple fan: What is the preseason record for quarterback completion percentage?
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August 24, 2015
Minnesota Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) during the morning practice. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - July 31, 2015, Mankat

Route to Vikings bench is still in Patterson's hands

No one's quite sure how long it will take to polish Cordarrelle Patterson's raw ability, so, he appears to be a role player without much of a role behind Charles Johnson, Mike Wallace and Jarius Wright.
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August 24, 2015

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: McDermott wins the battle, Patterson out of position again and more

Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
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August 24, 2015
Vikings long snapper Cullen Loeffler and kicker Blair Walsh. Loeffler was released Monday.

Vikings release long snapper Loeffler

The Vikings have released longtime long snapper Cullen Loeffler. Kevin McDermott will be the team’s long snapper to open the 2015 season.
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August 24, 2015
Vikings defense sloppy in preseason win

Vikings defense sloppy in preseason win

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer felt his defense could perform better than it did in the 20-12 victory over the Raiders on Saturday.
Vikings
August 23, 2015
Randy Moss speaks during an interview at the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII media center, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) ORG XMIT:

Randy Moss doesn't rule out NFL return

The 38-year-old former receiver and Fox analyst said Sunday that he hasn't "lost the itch" for the game.
Vikings
August 23, 2015
Charles Johnson beat the Raiders’ D.J. Hayden for a score in the second quarter of Saturday night’s lightning-delayed victory.

Souhan: Johnson ready to elevate Vikings' receiving corps

Charles Johnson sees a playmaking void he can fill by stepping in as a primary target.
Vikings
August 23, 2015
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater ran for first down in the first quarter and finished 10-for-14 passing for 89 yards and a touchdown Saturday nig

Vikings win but sluggish starters take step backward

Vikings offense, defense and special teams all had issues.
Vikings
August 23, 2015
Fans evacuated TCF Bank Stadium and headed to Mariucci and Williams arenas after lightning struck nearby in the second quarter.

Lightning forces 65-minute delay of Vikings-Raiders game

The Vikings' 20-12 preseason victory over the Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium was interrupted for slightly more than an hour Saturday night because of visible lightning nearby.
Vikings
August 23, 2015
Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh (3) after missing an extra point attempt in the second quarter.

Vikings should worry about Walsh, four other takeaways from last night

Considering that last night's 20-12 win against the Raiders was suspended for more than an hour due to lighting, the quality of the product was…
Vikings
August 23, 2015

Zimmer concerned about Walsh's misses, kicker knows he must rebound

The story of tonight’s 20-12 win over the Raiders, beyond the wind and the rain and the lighting and delays at TCF Bank Stadium, was the performance of Blair Walsh.
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August 23, 2015
Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh (3) after missing a 38-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com

Access Vikings: Blair Walsh struggles in Vikings preseason win

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh missed two field goals and an extra point attempt in the team's 20-12 preseason victory over the Raiders on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.
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August 23, 2015

Teddy Bridgewater deals with 'Mother Nature' in Vikings' victory

A windy, rainy, lightning-delayed night game challenged Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Vikings
August 23, 2015

Souhan blog: Bonus column from Saturday's Vikings game

Del Rio, Tice and Musgrave have a chance to win with Raiders.

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