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Terence Newman is ready to play versatile role in Vikings’ defense

Nick Punto would be proud of the role Terence Newman is preparing to take on this year. “I’m willing to do whatever they ask,” Newman said as he moved into Mankato on Wednesday. Assuming former…


Vikings place Teddy Bridgewater on PUP list

The Minnesota Vikings have announced that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list to begin training camp. Bridgewater is still recovering from a knee injury suffered last August. He…


GM Spielman says Vikings are working on more contract extensions – who’s next?

The Minnesota Vikings announced one contract extension on move-in day and it sounds like more could be on the way. Defensive end Everson Griffen and the Vikings agreed to tack on four more years to…


Cavs owner on Kyrie Irving: ‘Sure, we expect him to be in camp’

“Right now.” As in, right now there appears to be a storm brewing in Cleveland after one superstar player requested a trade from the Eastern Conference Champs. As in, right now the rumor mill and…


On move-in day, Sam Bradford lays out blueprint for Vikings’ offensive improvement

Sam Bradford and Pat Shurmur have been a tandem for much of each other’s careers. The two paired up in St. Louis in 2010, where Bradford was the team’s top draft pick and Shurmur was…


Want to relive the confusing 20-minute double-switch delay? Now you can!

The Twins and Dodgers game was halted Tuesday night for nearly 20 minutes as umpires conferred over an apparent miscommunication about Paul Molitor’s intentended double switch. The biggest problem with the whole deal was that…


Everson Griffen agrees to 4-year contract extension with Vikings

MANKATO, Minn. — Everson Griffen was over-the-moon enthusiastic when he signed his first big contract with the Minnesota Vikings, and then he proceeded to go onto the field and dominate, rewarding the Vikings for their…


Marshall Koehn will take his swing at winning the Vikings kicking job

The powerful leg of former Iowa kicker Marshall Koehn will be on display in Mankato over the next few weeks as he battles with Kai Forbath for the Minnesota Vikings’ kicking job. As the Hawkeyes’…


Zulgad: Relationship between Vikings and Bridgewater might be about to hit a rough patch

The relationship between Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota Vikings mostly has been a love fest since the quarterback was selected with the final pick of the first round in 2014. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has…


Takeaways from Mike Zimmer’s press conference: Bohringer’s progress, Johnson’s adjustments and hopes for Isidora

On Tuesday, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer talked with the media for the first time since seeing his rookies on the practice field. Here are five topics that stood out. Moritz Bohringer has made…


Zimmer hints that Vikings could seek help in secondary

The Minnesota Vikings have 90 men on the roster, but they might still have an eye on undrafted free agents or veteran players to help bolster depth in the secondary. Head coach Mike Zimmer suggested…


Brian Windhorst on M&J: Kyrie Irving trade situation, Andrew Wiggins, and Thibodeau’s mindset

Kyrie Irving’s trade request that surfaced to the public in an ESPN report last week has the basketball world abuzz. And in a staggering departure from the recent past, the Timberwolves have been upgrade from…


Tight end position is open for Bucky Hodges to emerge

The Minnesota Vikings’ group of tight ends could practically pass for an NBA starting five. On the first day of on-field events in Mankato – which included 38 rookies or players without an accrued NFL season…


What does Jaime Garcia trade mean for Twins starting rotation in the short-term?

The Twins nabbed lefty Jaime Garcia in a trade with the Braves on Monday, which should be an instant improvement for the team’s starting rotation. The question now becomes, where will he fit in? The…


Twins catching prospect Mitch Garver on Triple-A success: ‘I’ve been tapping into my power’

As Mitch Garver continues to mash Triple-A pitching, the Twins’ catching prospect is making a strong case for a big league call-up. When Garver was added to the 40-man roster last fall, some envisioned him…


Kyle Gibson optioned back to Triple-A after one of his best starts of the season

The Twins needed to make room in their starting rotation — and on their 25-man roster — to incorporate lefty Jaime Garcia, recently acquired in a trade from the Braves. They chose to clear both…


Packers president: “It’s going to be a lot of fun … when we’re in the Super Bowl in Minneapolis”

The Twin Cities will be the center of the sports universe this February when U.S. Bank Stadium plays host to the Super Bowl. The biggest fear for Vikings fans is that the arch-rival Green Bay…


Done deal: Twins complete trade for Jaime Garcia, also get a catcher in the swap

The Twins have finally got their guy. Four days after a trade with the Braves was said to be close to finished, Minnesota and Atlanta have agreed to a trade that sends lefty starter Jaime…


5 takeaways from Pat Shurmur’s press conference: Dalvin Cook’s progress, receiver battle, backup QB situation

The Minnesota Vikings’ rookies took the field for the first time in Mankato on Monday as they get a head start on training camp. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur – who is in his first full…


Vikings place Murray on PUP, Floyd on Non-Football Injury list

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that they have placed running back Latavius Murray and linebacker Shaan Washington on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd has been placed on the Non-Football Injury…


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