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Which O-line prospects are the best fit for the Vikings’ scheme?

As we close in on the NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings are putting the final touches on their draft board at the TCO Performance Center. On Tuesday, GM Rick Spielman met with the media. One…


Cousins, Rudolph give first impressions of DeFilippo’s offense

The Minnesota Vikings ranked 10th in the NFL in scoring last season despite losing their starting quarterback and starting running back early in the year. Now the offensive coordinator who guided them to a successful…


Dalvin Cook used recovery time to learn about himself and football

The Minnesota Vikings took a serious punch to the gut when Dalvin Cook went down with a torn ACL in Week 4 last year in a home loss to the Detroit Lions. As a rookie,…


GM Spielman says Vikings are not ‘locked in’ on O-line in first round

Following the retirement of Joe Berger, the Minnesota Vikings are in serious need of a right guard or tackle. But in a draft where there are a number of quality interior O-line prospects, Vikings GM…


Twins option Alan Busenitz to make room for a fresher arm, Tyler Duffey

Tyler Duffey was cruising at Triple-A Rochester, and now he’s getting another chance in the big leagues. The team announced Monday night that they’d optioned reliever Alan Busenitz to Triple-A, and Duffey’s great start to…


Vikings draft simulation: All seven rounds

Now that the first wave of free agency is over, it’s time to turn our sights to the NFL Draft. Here at 1500ESPN, we prefer to draft simulations using the website Fanspeak to mock drafts. Here is…


How the Wolves allowed 50 points in one quarter

There was 7:50 remaining in the second quarter. The Timberwolves came out strong again and had pushed ahead of the top-seeded Rockets by seven points. After a surprising win in Game 3, could it be…


Zulgad: Right on Target: Wolves’ fast start snuffed out by Rockets’ stars

MINNEAPOLIS – The Timberwolves won the opening tip and the sellout crowd of 18,978 inside Target Center went crazy. Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson made layups to put the Wolves up 4-0 and the building…


Zulgad: 5 moves that led to Chuck Fletcher being ousted as the Wild’s GM

Chuck Fletcher was the architect of a Wild roster that made six consecutive playoff appearances. However, after none of those playoff runs advanced past the second round, owner Craig Leipold decided over the weekend that…


Reports: Byron Buxton scratched from lineup while on rehab assignment in A-ball

Byron Buxton just can’t seem to catch a break. On rehab assignment in Florida recovering from migraine headaches, Buxton was scratched from Wednesday’s minor league lineup after he fouled a ball off of his left foot,…


Zulgad: Wild owner makes wise decision in jettisoning Chuck Fletcher

Craig Leipold’s patience finally ran out. After watching general manager Chuck Fletcher lead his franchise for nine seasons that included six consecutive unfruitful playoff berths, the Minnesota Wild owner announced Monday that Fletcher’s contract would…


5 ways to fix the Wild

On Monday, the Minnesota Wild announced they will be moving on from GM Chuck Fletcher. The next Wild GM faces the tough task of taking them from a playoff team to a legitimate Stanley Cup…


Wild part ways with GM Chuck Fletcher

Following another disappointing end in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Minnesota Wild will be moving on from GM Chuck Fletcher, the team announced Monday. The Wild have made the postseason in…


ESPN’s McShay expects five offensive linemen to be picked in first round

The Minnesota Vikings are in desperate need of an offensive linemen. If things fall according to what ESPN’s Todd McShay has been hearing, the Vikings might be able to wait until the second round to…


The 10 most intriguing players of the 2018 NFL draft

Minnesota Vikings fans will be spending much of the NFL Draft’s opening night waiting and watching which players come off the board. But that won’t be the only drama for Vikings fans to keep an…


The top 30 players the Vikings could draft

Draft day is almost here. With the Vikings on the clock at No. 30, here are 30 players who should be on their radar. These are the best players who have been ranked or mocked…


Notes from the Trop: James Rowson on Max Kepler’s early success against lefties

ST. PETERSBURG–The Rays finished off a surprising sweep of the Twins Sunday, with ex-Twin Carlos Gomez delivering a walk-off two-run home run off Addison Reed. It was a fitting end to a series dominated by…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Rays sweep, Go-Go goes deep, Hughes returns, Pressly has arrived

The Twins on Sunday gave up a walk-off blast to an old friend and lost the third of three games against the Rays in Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg. Phil Hughes was back on the mound, the…


Should the season be shortened? Twins players weigh in

ST. PETERSBURG–Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had some interesting comments earlier this week about the length of the baseball season. After the Cubs had back-to-back games postponed due to weather, Rizzo discussed the possibility of…


Ranking the Vikings draft needs by position

Draft week is finally here. As we prepare for the Minnesota Vikings to be on the clock with the No. 30 pick in the first round, let’s have a look at their biggest needs heading…


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