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Vikings will give Teddy Bridgewater first-team reps during the preseason

The Vikings plan on giving rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater some first-team reps with the starting offense during the preseason. Mike Zimmer told me Teddy Bridgewater will get reps with the 1s in preseason games. Need that info for making a call on a starter — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 28, 2014   var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType...
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Adrian Peterson: Vikings offense no longer predictable

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson finds himself in a versatile offense that won’t be predictable for the first time in his career. “Let’s call it what it is: I thought in the past, we’ve been predictable,” Peterson said, via ESPN.com. “I’m sure you guys wrote stories about us being predictable the past seven years. You won’t be able to write that story...
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Kyle Rudolph excited to continue career in Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a five-year contract extension on Saturday. The deal is reportedly worth a minimum of $36.5 million, and could be worth up to $40 million.  Rudolph is guaranteed $19.4 million in the new deal. “I’m extremely excited to get this extension completed and continue my career with the Minnesota Vikings,” Rudolph said. “I’ve...
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Adrian Peterson may not play in the preseason

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network that running back Adrian Peterson may not play in the preseason. Mike Zimmer told me he has nothing to see from Adrian Peterson in preseason. If he wants to get a carry or 2, he will. But may just get none — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 28, 2014 This is a smart move by Zimmer. Peterson has nothing to prove....
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Teddy Bridgewater climbing fast, splitting first team reps with Matt Cassel

The Minnesota Vikings quarterback competition is starting to heat up and come into focus, and as Christian Ponder is already fading to the back, rookie Teddy Bridgewater is starting to push veteran Matt Cassel for first team reps. According to NFL Insider Jay Glazer, there is huge optimism that the rookie signal caller is emerging as a serious contender for the starting position...
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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 6 Middle Linebacker

#6 | Middle Linebacker Number 6 on the list goes to an entire position once again and that is Middle Linebacker. The Vikings have had a rotating door at the middle linebacker position since EJ Henderson broke his leg back in 2010. They’ve had players like Jasper Brinkley and Erin Henderson who have been serviceable.  They’ve also tried young guys like Audie Cole.  While...
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Minnesota Vikings: Expectations of first round picks

Now that the Minnesota Vikings have begun training camp for the 2014 season, it’s natural for all of the attention to be focused on the team’s two first round picks from this year’s draft. Those two players are linebacker Anthony Barr from UCLA, and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from Louisville. Both first round picks will have to earn their playing time, and training camp...
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Monday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Kyle Rudolph Inks 5-Year Extension > Vikings Still Lacking Difference-Making TE > Training camp day 3 report > Veteran Chad Greenway Leader On Vikings Defense > Players glad 'to quit playing in underwear' > Success hinges on improved offensive line play > 5 Reasons Matt Cassel Should Start This Season >  Patterson is eager; team remains cautious >
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Vikings Sign TE Kyle Rudolph To Five-Year, $36.5 Million Extension

The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly signed Kyle Rudolph to a five-year, $36.5 million contract extension. Vikings agreed to a five-year, $36.5 deal with TE Kyle Rudolph, per @goesslingESPN. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2014 Photo Credit: Vikings.com This may seem like a lot of money to hand a fourth-year tight end who has hauled in just 109 receptions for 1,055 yards...
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Vikings Who Need to Make an Impact in 2014 #7 Sharrif Floyd

#7 | Sharrif Floyd Number 7 on the list goes to defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. When Floyd slipped all the way to pick 23 in the 2013 NFL Draft, it was looked as an all-out gift for the Vikings and my howls could probably be heard for miles. But during his rookie year he played sparingly behind Kevin Williams and Letroy Guion, and even when he did see the field he was inconsistent...
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2014 Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Access: Day 1

Once again, writer Cristy Brusoe is heading down to Vikings Training Camp for Purple Jesus Diaries to cover all the shenanigans. Here is her first report from Saturday morning practice … It was a wet, rainy morning at Vikings Training Camp. I made the two-hour trek down to Mankato early this morning to catch a glimpse of the new Vikings’ coaching staff and team. My first stop...
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Linval Joseph hid injury from New York Giants

Linval Joseph was playing in the media mecca of New York. Still, he managed to keep his injury a secret. The Vikings defensive tackle said Friday he played all of last season for the Giants with a partially torn labrum. Before anyone wonders why he never appeared on the injury list with it, he said he didn't tell his coaches. "I kept it to myself," Joseph said. Joseph...
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Matt Cassel is not happy with Ron Jaworski’s assesment of him

Is Matt Cassel the worst starting quarterback in the NFL? Well according to former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski, Cassel is the 32nd worst starting quarterback in the league. Well today Twin cities in Minnesota interviewed Matt and he said he will use it as motivation. “In this world we live in, everybody has an […] The post Matt Cassel is not happy with Ron Jaworski’s...
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Christian Ponder and wife Samantha share photo of newborn girl, Bowden (photo)

On Thursday, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and his wife, ESPN reporter Samantha, the proud parents of newborn daughter Ponder, took to social media to share the first photo of the couple’s little bundle of joy. With the Ponders lying beside infant Bowden, born earlier this month, the little charmer steals the show, dressed in […] The post Christian Ponder and...
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Adrian Peterson quietly got married

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson married girlfriend and former Playboy model Ashley Brown, TMZ confirmed. You can see the couple showing off their wedding rings in a photo from a Starkey Hearing Foundation fundraising event in St. Paul Sunday night. Brown, who now goes by the name Ashley Peterson, re-tweeted the picture.  
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5 days ago  |  1 Comment
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