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Vikings rookie CB Waynes adjusting quickly to life in NFL

Training camp can be an overwhelming time for NFL rookies. Learning on the fly is rarely easy for fledgling pros, especially when veterans seem like they have an encyclopedic knowledge of the game, in comparison. When Vikings rookie cornerback Trae Waynes watches 36-year-old Terence Newman, for example, his eyes grow wide. "Just watching 'T-New,' he's running routes before the receivers...
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Vikings' Zimmer to miss practice due to father's health

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer's father is ailing. Zimmer told reporters Monday that he will miss practice Tuesday because his father is ''not doing well.'' Offensive coordinator Norv Turner will supervise the team in his absence. The Vikings have a scheduled day off from practice Wednesday. Zimmer's father, Bill, was his high school coach in Lockport Township...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' defense ready to improve against the run, get after opposing quarterbacks

The Minnesota Vikings run defense in 2014 was porous and is the focal point for the unit as training camp grinds on, and defensive end Brian Robison believes if the group can fix that, then its open season on opposing quarterbacks. “I think it’s big-time for us. We realize that in some games if we would have stopped the run a little bit better, it would have allowed us to...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson, son featured in Vikings' 'Family Day' tweet

The Minnesota Vikings celebrated “Family Day” at training camp Saturday, and for some reason, Adrian Peterson was prominently featured. Peterson, you might recall, missed just about the entire 2015 season after he was indicted on on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child last September. The Vikings running back was accused of hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch...
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Playing Zimmer's unofficial favorite position, Vikings cornerbacks have flourished MANKATO, Minnesota — An old adage about people is they're always ... Zimmer coaches them as critically as any players on the Vikings, and if there were a ... Notebook: Gerald Hodges comfortable in 'intro' to new position He's primarily been a special teams contributor after the Vikings drafted...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Training Camp: Q&A with Zimmer, Fusco and Johnson

Due to some untimely construction in Mankato, I was unable to make it in time for the entire Minnesota Vikings morning practice but I did manage to grab left guard Brandon Fusco for a few quick questions.Q: How is the change going, moving from the right to the left side guard?Fusco: Good, me and Matt (Kalil) on and off the field have a pretty good chemistry. We are still working...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Family Fun Day Scrimmage

Apparently I didn’t look back to my past 2 years of previous posts – as once again I attended Family Fun Night at Vikings Training Camp yesterday evening. The house was jam-packed… I believe attendance was at well over 10,000 people. I got stuck on the far side of the field… on a place I like to call “Vikings Hill.” You may have been there as well and if so… I hope...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact in 2015 | #7 Brandon Fusco

#7 | Brandon Fusco Fusco will be looking to come back better than ever after a season cut short after only 3 games in 2014. The 27 year old guard will also be making a switch from right guard over to the left. Why Fusco’s Performance is so Important Nobody doubts Fusco’s ability, the real way to tell if this was successful will be if Kalil can get any better by having a...
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Mike Zimmer on WR Cordarrelle Patterson: 'I don't know that he's turned a corner yet, but he's definitely rounding one'

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has said that this is a critical year for third-year wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson after he regressed in 2014. The coach said that so far in camp Patterson has been impressive, but he's not ready to declare the wideout is out of the woods just yet. "So far he's done good," Zimmer said, via Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press. "These...
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In 14th season, Hill's career comes full circle with Vikings

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) For Shaun Hill, the choice was easy this offseason about where he wanted to sign as a free agent. The feeling by the Minnesota Vikings was mutual, so Hill's career has come full circle. Hill has begun his 14th NFL training camp in the same place where he took part in his first, second, third and fourth. He has returned as the veteran backup to Teddy Bridgewater...
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Vikings Walkthrough Photos – Day 2

              The post Vikings Walkthrough Photos – Day 2 appeared first on Vikings Digital Diaries.
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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact in 2015 | #8 Linval Joseph

#8 | Linval Joseph Joseph was brought in last season as the big Vikings’ offseason acquistion.  His play was adequate, though his number of tackles dropped a bit from his last few seasons.  The Vikings will need him to step up his game in 2015 and will rely on him mto shut down their opponents running game. Why Joesph’s Performance is so Important The Minnesota Vikings...
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Vikings Training Camp 2015 – Day 1

It is the 50th year at Vikings Training Camp and a very special one for me. I’ve been covering camp for about 5 years now, but always for other blogs or fan sites. I decided to take a big step this year and write for myself. I hope to carry on many of the traditions of Purple Jesus Diaries, but also bring something new and unique to the table. So… with that said…. Here are...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy BridgewaterADP: 123.4 QB: 18 Teddy Bridgewater took over the starting quarterback role in Week four last season for the Vikings, when stopgap solution Matt Cassel went out with an injury. Norv Turner eased him into the offense, gradually releasing the reigns as Bridgewater showed that there wasn’t much that was too big for him to handle. He finished with a 64.4 percent completion...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace: 'I did not quit' in Miami

There have been plenty of rumors involving Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace. One of them had to do with the way things ended in Miami last year. In his final game with the Dolphins, Wallace watched the second half from the sidelines as his team lost to the New York Jets -- some say he quit.Well, Wallace took the opportunity to set the record straight."I did not quit...
Via Fox Sports
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Three things to keep watching for during Vikings’ training camp

The Minnesota Vikings recently finished up day four of training camp, and there still are plenty of things we need to find out soon as to how they’ll roll into 2015. It’s a year of hype and intrigue after the team made many strong additions and chose to bring back controversial running back Adrian Peterson, who is a guarantee to give this team a much-needed spark. With that in...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2015 | #9 Antone Exum

#9 | Antone Exum Number 9 on our list goes to the favorite to land the strong safety job next to Harrison Smith, Antone Exum.  Exum is entering his second season, and appears to have a leg up on the compeition after impressing at OTA’s.  Training camp and the Preseason will be key in determining if Exum does indeed lock down this coveted spot. Why Exum’s Performance is so...
Via DraftSeason
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the five best Vikings players as training camp nears

The Minnesota Vikings are preparing for training camp, and for once, there aren’t very many position battles which raises the thought that this team is more than ready to make a serious playoff push in 2015. With new additions through the draft and trades, this looks like the Vikings most talented roster since 2009, and the Vikings have had just one playoff appearance since. With...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

First Day of Full Pads for the Minnesota Vikings; AP Catches a Pass Out of the Backfield

This is a good sign of things to come. It seems like forever--or at least a few months--since we have seen some of our favorite gridiron gladiators strap on the pads and take the field. Yes, it is only practice and guys are not going to try and kill each other, but it's better than the football action we've been seeing (nothing).So--after such a long lay off how was it for Adrian...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: I knew the Vikings wouldn't trade me

Adrian Peterson spent a good portion of the offseason trying to force his way out of Minnesota. Or, should we say, the All-Pro running back wanted the Vikings to think he wasn’t going to be happy until they traded him. In an interview with Peter King of The MMQB on Sunday, Peterson admitted that he...Read More
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner sees Teddy Bridgewater as top-five NFL QB

The summer months tend to bring some lofty expectations for teams around the NFL. It’s the start of a new year. Pretty much a clean slate for every squad, no matter what the previous season brought. For the Minnesota Vikings, last season was a surprise on the field. Off the field, it brought a level of drama that would make writers for General Hospital rethink scripting it. Adrian...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Players Eat Free At Matt Kalil's Pizzerias During Training Camp

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. If that is the case than Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Matt Kalil is going to have a bunch of large men loving him pretty soon. Kalil owns three pizzerias and for the duration of training camp his teammates can eat free at his restaurants.As an offensive lineman he knows all too well how a hungry football player can...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson aiming to rush for 2,500 yards

Adrian Peterson is raring to destroy NFL record books on a yearly basis. The Minnesota Vikings running back came within eight yards of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record with 2,097 yards in 2012, but his personal goal is much, much more lofty. According to the team’s official Twitter account, Peterson aims to rush for 2,500 yards every year. "I always...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Questions for the Minnesota Vikings Entering Training Camp

Minnesota, along with Pittsburgh, become the first NFL teams to have their full rosters open training camp when the two squads start back to work on...
Via Athlon Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Season Preview: Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are one of the more intriguing teams to keep an eye on as the 2015 continues to draw closer. They have a very talented roster, but also have some question marks on both sides of the football. Offensively they feel very good about their core in Teddy Bridgewater, Adrian Peterson, and talented young receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. Patterson is without question...
Via This Given Sunday
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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