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One day into camp, things not going according to plan for offensive line

By Joe Oberle MANKATO — At most Vikings training camps, little attention is paid to the daily grind and grunting of the offensive line drills. That changed this offseason when the line became the focus…


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Zulgad: Desirable destination: Michael Griffin happy to get opportunity with Vikings

MANKATO – Michael Griffin’s agent received a few calls from NFL teams last February after the safety was released by the Tennessee Titans, but the one that intrigued him the most came from the Vikings.…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings-Minicamp - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:12:32 EDT
Adrian Peterson held out of Vikings practice, Cordarrelle Patterson leaves early

MANKATO — Running back Adrian Peterson did not participate in full during Vikings practice Friday. He spent the first portion of practice on a side field with a head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman running through a series of…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals - Thu, 10 Dec 2015 23:47:01 EST
Sporting News lists Peterson, Moss among most hated NFL players of all time

It’s no secret that Adrian Peterson had his name in the news for the wrong reasons two years ago. Still, it was a little surprising for me when I read that the Sporting News considers…


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Alex Boone adds the tough, mean and nasty to Vikings’ O-line

BY: JOE OBERLE MANKATO — It’s hard to miss offensive guard Alex Boone. Not because he’s 6-8, 310 pounds (although that helps), but because he’s a bundle of energy. The past spring the Vikings’ biggest…


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NFI/PUP: 4 Vikings players, including QB Heinicke, out for start of camp

MANKATO — The Vikings on Friday announced that four players will not begin training camp with the rest of the team. Defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis and tight end Rhett Ellison have been placed on the…


MLB: Miami Marlins at Minnesota Twins - Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:25:12 EDT
5 thoughts: Twins trade Eduardo Nunez to Giants for good pitching prospect

Rob Antony has completed the first of what should be several trades ahead of Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline. Eduardo Nunez is now a member of the San Francisco Giants, and the Twins got a pitching…


Dec 6, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback Nick Foles (5) passes against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Cardinals defeated the Rams 27-3. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Zulgad: On second thought, Nick Foles to Vikings actually makes some sense

MANKATO – There was a time, not that long ago, when the Vikings would arrive in Mankato and proceed to hold their breath hoping that that their starting quarterback situation would work itself out. That…


NFL: NFC Wild Card-Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings
4 thoughts: Superhuman Peterson, Walsh’s response, O-line and the vets

MANKATO – Turn down Ellis Avenue on the campus of Minnesota State-Mankato, the buzz becomes palpable as you approach the small mob of purple-wearing Vikings fans. Some are there to get an up-close look at…


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Report Date: External expectations are greater this year for NFC North champs

By: Joe Oberle MANKATO — The Minnesota Vikings reported to Minnesota State University—Mankato for training camp on July 28. For the rookies and undrafted free agents stumbling off a bus from Winter Park, it’s a…


Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, right, talks with  quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
Vikings reward Mike Zimmer with contract extension

That didn’t take long. Two years into his tenure as Vikings coach, Mike Zimmer has been rewarded with a contract extension. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman announced that Zimmer had received the extension on Thursday…


Dec 6, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback Nick Foles (5) passes against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Cardinals defeated the Rams 27-3. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Report: Vikings could be a landing spot for QB Nick Foles

Could Nick Foles be headed to the Vikings? The veteran quarterback, released on Wednesday by the Los Angeles Rams, is looking for work and, according to a tweet from Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, “Source…


MLB: Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 16:40:27 EDT
Wetmore: I wouldn’t trade these 5 Twins players

MINNEAPOLIS – “Untouchable is a funny word,” Twins GM Rob Antony said this week. “Because the minute you say yes to [a player being off limits in trade talks], somebody might come at you and…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals - Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:09:15 EST
At least he’s not the Vikings’ problem: Mike Wallace fails Ravens’ conditioning test

Mike Wallace proved to be a disappointment in his one season with the Vikings, but getting on the field wasn’t an issue for the wide receiver. That changed on Wednesday. Wallace, who was released by…


MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers
Wetmore: J.O. Berrios’ next start should be in a Twins uniform

MINNEAPOLIS — Twins GM Rob Antony was asked Tuesday what he would be targeting in trades as the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. “I think it’s fair to say we’d like to bolster our…


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Zulgad: A defensive 3 pack: For starters, Vikings will be counting on Trae Waynes

On Tuesday, we examined three questions facing the Vikings’ offense as the opening day of training camp approaches on Friday. This included whether the unit might have a new look with coordinator Norv Turner being…


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Kevin Williams signs one-day contract, will retire as a Viking

Kevin Williams’ time with the Vikings did not get off to the best start. Minnesota was supposed to pick seventh in the first round of the 2003 NFL draft, but when its 15 minutes on…


NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Minnesota Vikings
As training camp begins, Vikings sign a tackle and a linebacker

The Vikings have added a pair of players to their roster with one day remaining until the team reports to Mankato for training camp. The team signed tackle Sean Hickey and linebacker Jason Whittihgham, the…


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Official 2016 Mr. Mankato Training Camp odds

The Official Mr. Mankato Committee has convened and determined the list of eligible players for this season. The fun is about to begin. Veteran Committee member Chris Long is the resident oddsmaker, and he’s determined,…


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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Santana’s complete game, Twins seek pitching, Korn Ferry

MINNEAPOLIS – Ervin Santana pitched quickly and he pitched efficiently but none of it mattered Tuesday because the Twins hitters couldn’t score him any runs. Santana pitched a complete game and took the loss when…


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