Linval Joseph, Defensive Line a Starting Point for Vikings Goals

Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph may be mammoth, but he’s stealthy. Although Joseph made an exceptionally quiet entrance to Vikings Training Camp check-in day Thursday, the Star Tribune’s Mark Cr...
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Chad Greenway Saddles Up for 11th Vikings Camp

MANKATO, Minn. – Today marks 3,650 days since Chad Greenway reported for his first Vikings Training Camp. This afternoon, Greenway will take the practice field at Minnesota State University, Mankat...
1 hour ago

Vikings QB injured trying to kick open door

Of all the bizarre, random, and weird injuries we’ve ever shared at LBS, this belongs towards the top. Taylor Heinicke, a third-string quarterback with the Minnesota Vikings, could be out up to three months after severing a tendon in his left foot earlier this month trying to kick open a door. The second-year quarterback from Old Dominion saw “The Conjuring 2” with a friend...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Minnesota Vikings: Fusco motivated by position change

Brandon Fusco struggled at left guard in 2015, but he hopes he can rebound when moving back to the right side of the Minnesota Vikings offensive line. The 2015 season wasn’t a great time for Brandon Fusco. A move to left guard had fans and the team hoping they could solidify a position where the team […] Minnesota Vikings: Fusco motivated by position change - The Viking Age...
Via The Viking Age
17 hours ago

Presser Points: Zimmer on Vikings Depth, Goals as Training Camp Opens

MANKATO, Minn. — The big news out of 2016 Verizon Vikings Training Camp check-in day was Head Coach Mike Zimmer’s contract extension. The team announced the news Thursday as players were arriving ...
18 hours ago

Vikings pick architect and contractor for Eagan facility

The Minnesota Vikings have chosen the architect as well as the general contractor for the new practice facility and headquarters in Eagan, Minnesota. With Minnesota Vikings training camp opening in Mankato, Minnesota, it’s hard not to look forward to when the team will be using the facility in Eagan following its construction. The groundbreaking ceremony […] Vikings pick architect...
Via The Viking Age
18 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings: 5 things to watch for during training camp

The Minnesota Vikings are reporting to Mankato for the 51st consecutive time for training camp. Here are some of the most interesting stories to follow. Football is back! … Almost. Today, the Vikings report to Minnesota State University for their 51st consecutive summer in Mankato. Tomorrow, July 29, training camp will kick off. With the most […] Minnesota Vikings: 5 things...
Via The Viking Age
19 hours ago

Ten Vikings Training Camp battles to watch for

Daily Norseman looks at some of the most intriguing matchups as the Minnesota Vikings open camp in Mankato. WE MADE IT! It has been exactly 200 days since the Minnesota Vikings last took the field on that fateful, frigid day at TCF Bank Stadium. We have spent two hundred long, arduous, insufferable days without that nectarous narcotic that makes us bleed purple and gold. At this...
Via The Daily Norseman
21 hours ago

2016 Vikings Rookie Projections

The Vikings by all means had a nice 2016 Draft and brought in quite a few prospects who have the potential to help out in year one.  Today we are going to take a look at those prospects and predict what kind of impact they may have in their rookie seasons. Round 1 – Laquon Treadwell WR, Ole Miss  Treadwell should rack up a lot of playing time for the Vikings as he is the favorite...
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Talking Vikings With Football Is America

A while back. . .and I do mean a while. . .I got an opportunity to sit down and talk with the good folks from the Football Is America podcast about our beloved Minnesota Vikings. This is a part of what Football in America is calling "The Lost Episodes." They recorded a bunch of episodes with us back in June, and thanks to a technical snafu, they didn't get the chance to post them...
Via The Daily Norseman
23 hours ago

5-time All-Pro Kevin Williams to retire with Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed five-time All-Pro defensive tackle Kevin Williams to a one-day contract so he can formally retire as a member of the team. The Vikings announced the news Wednesday. Williams will finalize his retirement Thursday after 13 seasons, including 11 with Minnesota. Taken with the ninth pick in the 2003 draft by the Vikings from...
Via Associated Press
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Rick Spielman: Cordarrelle Patterson ‘has made tremendous strides this year’

The Minnesota Vikings start training camp on Thursday and many will be focus their attention on WR Cordarrelle Patterson, who’s looking to live up to his potential as a big play pass catcher and not as a mere kickoff returner. General manager Rick Spielman seems to have all the confidence in the world of Patterson’s development, telling the team’s official website that he’s...
Via 60 Max Power O
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Wednesday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Vikings will bring high expectations to training campVikings running back Adrian Peterson wipes the sweat from his face during a training camp last year in Mankato, Minn. Minnesota players will report to camp … 2016 Vikings training camp scheduleBut for Minnesota Vikings fans, there’s only one thing on the calendar: Training camp. … It’s the 51st year for the camp at Minnesota...
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Report: Peterson likely entering last season with Vikings

Adrian Peterson proved last season that he is still capable of carrying a full load and being one of the best running backs in the league even on the wrong side of 30. If he is just as productive this season, will that be enough to convince the Minnesota Vikings to keep him on the books for $18 million in 2017? Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press recently wrote that he expects...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Vikings OT Phil Loadholt retires after seven seasons in NFL

Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Phil Loadholt is hanging up his cleats, pads and helmet for good after spending seven years in the NFL. Matt Vensel of the Minnesota Star Tribune first reported this news, with Ian Rapoport of NFL Media confirming it about an hour later. #Vikings OT Phil Loadholt has officially informed the team that he’s retired. He met with GM Rick Spielman...
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Ex 49er Alex Boone: Blaine Gabbert will beat out Colin Kaepernick

Based on comments made by former San Francisco 49ers offensive guard Alex Boone, the deck is stacked against Colin Kaepernick to start over Blaine Gabbert. Speaking with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Boone predicted Gabbert will be the starting quarterback this season for the 49ers. “To be honest I think that Blaine did a great job last year, and from what I know of Blaine...
Via Sportsnaut
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Former 49ers OL: Gabbert will likely start over Kaepernick

All signs point to Blaine Gabbert winning the starting quarterback job for the San Francisco 49ers this summer over Colin Kaepernick, and someone who might know more about the situation than the average person believes that will be the case. Offensive lineman Alex Boone, who spent the first six seasons of his career with the Niners before signing with the Minnesota Vikings, recently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings open U.S. Bank Stadium with ceremony, fireworks

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings opened their new $1.1 billion stadium with a bang on Friday.The Vikings held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new indoor stadium, and fireworks were shot off after Gov. Mark Dayton did the honors. It was the culmination of 31 months of construction that forced the Vikings to play for two seasons at the University of Minnesota's stadium across...
Via Associated Press
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Vikings installing massive horn in new stadium

The Minnesota Vikings continue to polish up their brand new stadium in time for the start of the 2016 NFL season. Among the new features of the stadium is one giant horn. The Vikings have installed a massive Gjallarhorn, which has typically been used before each game by an honorary captain before the home team takes the field, in the new gigs, and the first images of it give you...
Via The Comeback
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Former NFL coach Dennis Green passes away

Some really sad news to report from the NFL world. According to multiple media reports, former head coach Dennis Green has passed away at the age of 67 after suffering cardiac arrest. Former Vikings and Cardinals coach Dennis Green died early this morning after suffering cardiac arrest, per friend Ray Anderson. He was 67. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 22, 2016 Green...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings install enormous new Gjallarhorn at new stadium

The Minnesota Vikings now have a Gjallarhorn worthy of the $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium that will serve as the team's new home starting this season.On Wednesday, the mammoth horn, which in Norse mythology was sounded to announce the arrival of the gods, got hoisted into position at the stadium. The effort kind of resembles a whale rescue. Take a look (and go here for a large gallery...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson using unorthodox methods to deal with fumbling issues

Adrian Peterson is unquestionably one of the most dominant running backs to ever play in the NFL. But that does not mean there isn’t some shortcomings to his overall game, one of those being an issue with fumbles. As he has done every offseason, the Minnesota Vikings running back is putting forth the effort to improve as an all-around back. But this time around, Peterson is...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vandal breaks street-level window at Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium

A currently unidentified vandal broke a street-level window at the new U.S. Bank Stadium, only two days before the official grand opening of the Minnesota Vikings $1 billion-plus pro football mecca. The damage caused by the rock left an opening in the window large enough for a person to crawl through, but a shield is installed behind the lower-level rows of windows which would...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

This photo could give Blair Walsh nightmares

Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh may want to avert his eyes away. This sardonic photo of a 27-yard field goal from the left hash at Minnesota’s new U.S. Bank Stadium could give him nightmares: This is what a 27-yard field goal from the left hash looks like in the new place. — Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) July 19, 2016 Walsh famously missed a kick...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Vikings stadium to be subject of $300,000 bird fatality study

The Minnesota Vikings’ first regular season game at U.S. Bank Stadium is about two months away. And while the Vikings are breaking in their new home, the glass panels that make up the exterior of the new stadium will be under heavy watch. The team and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority will each contribute $150,000 to a two-and-a-half year study that will basically...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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