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Notebook%3A+Third-down+back%3F With Adrian Peterson anchoring the backfield, Jerick McKinnon knows his best chance to get into games could come as a third-down back. [Full Story]

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Something to prove "My work ethic wasn't where it's supposed to have been," Patterson said. "This year, I feel like I'm working harder than I normally do. That's a good thing for me. Just show the coaches I'm worth it." [More]
Zulgad: Check the expectations
Zulgad: Check the expectations There are many reasons to believe the Vikings will improve on their 7-9 record from 2014 this season, but expectations from many, including some national outlets, aren't necessarily taking a realistic view of what remains a team that's building. [More]
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Zulgad: Reality check needed when it comes to expectations for Vikings Posted by Judd Zulgad | 5 hours ago There are many reasons to believe the Vikings will improve on their 7-9 record from 2014 this season, but expectations from many, including some national outlets, aren't necessarily taking a realistic view of what remains a team that's building. [Full Story]
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Notebook: Potential third-down back, McKinnon's focus on protecting QB Posted by Andrew Krammer | 8 hours ago With Adrian Peterson anchoring the backfield, Jerick McKinnon knows his best chance to get into games could come as a third-down back. [Full Story]
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TomCast: Early takeaways from training camp, DeflateGate thoughts Posted by | 13 hours ago Tom Pelissero is in Seattle for Seahawks training camp coverage, but has plenty of early notes to share from Vikings camp. Tom also has a few more thoughts on DeflateGate. [Full Story]
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After off day, Vikings stick with Mike Harris at right guard Posted by Andrew Krammer | 14 hours ago After the team's first day off on Thursday, Harris resumed his spot during the Friday morning walkthrough. "He's looked, in my thoughts, he's looked surprisingly good in there," Norv Turner said. [Full Story]
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Vikings to the Super Bowl? Don't sleep on it, one ESPN analyst says Posted by Derek Wetmore | 15 hours ago The latest media adulation for the Purple & Gold: 2015 Super Bowl sleepers. In a piece penned for ESPN.com. The 3 justifications given all seems to make sense. [Full Story]
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'Working harder,' Cordarrelle Patterson out to reinvent himself Posted by Andrew Krammer | 20 hours ago "My work ethic wasn't where it's supposed to have been," Patterson said. "This year, I feel like I'm working harder than I normally do. That's a good thing for me. Just show the coaches I'm worth it." [Full Story]
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TomCast, ep. 16: Early takeaways from Vikings camp. Posted by 1500ESPN | 1 day ago Tom Pelissero is in Seattle for Seahawks training camp coverage, but has plenty of early notes to share from Vikings camp, including Adrian Peterson's reception on his return, Mike Zimmer's relationship with this group, and what Corderrelle Patterson needs to do to live up to the expectations. Tom also has a few more thoughts on DeflateGate. [Click to listen]
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Tom Brady lawsuit transferred from Minnesota to New York court Posted by The Associated Press | 1 day ago U.S. District Court Judge Richard Kyle, based in Minnesota, ordered the transfer. [Full Story]
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Notebook: DE Scott Crichton takes to Zimmer's teaching style Posted by Andrew Krammer | 2 days ago Behind the curve, Crichton played catch up throughout his rookie season and now is being tested by a coach looking to give his players at least a sliver of the knowledge he's gained over more than 20 years in the NFL. [Full Story]
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Teddy Bridgewater meets Vikings' weight goal to be more 'sturdy' Posted by Andrew Krammer | 2 days ago Don't say Teddy Bridgewater 'bulked up.' Coach Mike Zimmer prefers to say the Vikings want their quarterback to be more 'sturdy.' [Full Story]
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Trae Waynes gets some first-team reps as a nickel cornerback Posted by Andrew Krammer | 2 days ago With Terence Newman to his left and a slot receiver in front of him, Vikings rookie Trae Waynes hunched down before tracking his receiver in the middle of the field during Wednesday's practice. [Full Story]
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The Superstar Mike Morris is joining 1500ESPN to cover the Vikings Posted by Derek Wetmore | 3 days ago He'll join Mackey and Judd on Mondays and Fridays from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. He will host Vikings Ventline following each Minnesota Vikings Game. And he will also host a weekly one-hour podcast for the 1500 ESPN Podcast Center. [Full Story]
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Vikings to ramp up linemen evaluations in second padded practice Posted by Andrew Krammer | 3 days ago On Wednesday, the Vikings will begin one-on-one pass rushing drills and coach Mike Zimmer wants to see more than his top defensive end and left tackle going at it. Nine rookie linemen, six on offense and three on defense, will begin mixing and... [Full Story]
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Charles Johnson talks about birthday parties, and his toenail habits. Posted by 1500ESPN | 3 days ago Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson joined Mackey and Judd from Mankato to talk about attending a birthday party for a good cause, his personal toenail habits, and doing things for the community. [Click to listen]
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Captain Munnerlyn talks training camp and fashion with Mackey and Judd. Posted by 1500ESPN | 3 days ago Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn sat down with Mackey and Judd to talk Vikings training camp. He also gave the guys some much needed fashion advice. [Click to listen]
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0 Anunoby, Chigbo 6-4 324 DT
44 Asiata, Matt 6-0 234 RB
23 Banyard, Joe 5-11 205 RB
55 Barr, Anthony 23 6-5 255 LB
61 Berger, Joe 6-5 305 C
36 Blanton, Robert 6-1 200 S
81 Bostick, Brandon 6-3 250 TE
5 Bridgewater, Teddy 22 6-2 210 QB
0 Carter, Jalil 6-1 205 CB
57 Cole, Audie 6-5 239 LB
95 Crichton, Scott 6-3 273 DE
85 Ellison, Rhett 6-5 250 TE
32 Exum, Antone 24 6-0 219 S
73 Floyd, Sharrif 6-3 305 DT
86 Ford, Chase 6-6 255 TE
63 Fusco, Brandon 6-4 306 C
52 Greenway, Chad 32 6-2 242 LB
97 Griffen, Everson 27 6-3 273 DE
0 Harris, DuJuan 28 5-9 203 RB
79 Harris, Mike 31 6-5 318 OT
13 Hill, Shaun 6-3 220 QB
50 Hodges, Gerald 24 6-2 243 LB
12 Johnson, Charles 6-2 215 WR
92 Johnson, Tom 30 6-3 288 DT
98 Joseph, Linval 6-4 323 DT
4 Kafka, Mike 6-3 225 QB
75 Kalil, Matt - - LT
48 Line, Zach 6-1 233 FB
71 Loadholt, Phil 29 6-8 343 OT
18 Locke, Jeff 25 6-0 203 P
46 Loeffler, Cullen 34 6-5 241 LS
56 Mauti, Michael 25 6-2 243 LB
31 McKinnon, Jerick 5-9 208 RB
24 Munnerlyn, Captain 27 5-9 195 CB
84 Patterson, Cordarrelle 6-3 205 WR
28 Peterson, Adrian 30 6-1 217 RB
27 Prater, Shaun 25 5-10 190 CB
25 Price, Jabari 5-11 200 CB
29 Rhodes, Xavier 6-1 215 CB
78 Richardson, Antonio 29 6-6 330 OT
21 Robinson, Josh - - CB
96 Robison, Brian 32 6-3 259 DE
82 Rudolph, Kyle 25 6-6 259 TE
34 Sendejo, Andrew - - S
35 Sherels, Marcus 5-10 175 CB
22 Smith, Harrison - - S
93 Stephen, Shamar 6-5 310 DT
65 Sullivan, John 29 6-4 301 C
19 Thielen, Adam 6-2 195 WR
94 Trattou, Justin 30 6-4 250 DE
0 Van Dyke, DeMarcus 27 6-1 187 CB
11 Wallace, Mike 29 6-0 199 WR
3 Walsh, Blair - - PK
58 Watts, Brandon 6-2 231 LB
72 Wentworth, Austin 6-5 303 OL
17 Wright, Jarius - - WR
66 Yankey, David 6-6 315 OG