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Vikings kicking competition remains close as preseason games approach

In Saturday’s night practice, both Kai Forbath and rookie Daniel Carlson had an opportunity to show off. The Minnesota Vikings’ kickers each bombed kicks through the uprights from around 58 yards. As they jockey for…


Twins replace injured Robbie Grossman with recent waiver claim named Johnny Field

The Twins have called up recent waiver claim Johnny Field to fill out the bench after losing a DH/outfielder during Sunday’s game. Robbie Grossman strained his right hamstring while running the bases and needed to…


Derek Falvey on development of Twins’ top pitching prospects

The Twins have a trio of top starting pitching prospects at Triple-A Rochester who should compete for rotation spots next spring. Fernando Romero has already seen significant big league time this year, making 11 starts…


Seven things we’ve learned about the Vikings in the first seven days of camp

The Minnesota Vikings held their annual night practice on Saturday, drawing a packed house to watch the team go through individual drills, 11-on-11s and kicking situations. The event at TCO Performance marked the seventh full…


Watch: Randy Moss’s Hall of Fame speech

Former Minnesota Viking Randy Moss was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. If you missed his speech, watch the full thing here:  


Derek Falvey discusses Byron Buxton’s swing, plan for Trevor May

Byron Buxton’s difficult 2018 season has been well-chronicled. Migraine headaches, a broken toe, and a recurring wrist issue have kept him on the DL for much of the season. After spending two weeks on the…


Wetmore: Evaluating the Twins at the trade deadline — one year later

MINNEAPOLIS — Report cards are due? I would have to know a lot more about prospects and have a lot more certainty about the future to be able to grade this year’s Twins trade deadline…


As he enters Hall of Fame, we finally know the real Randy Moss

For nearly every football fan who was old enough to remember Randy Moss’s career, it takes about two seconds to think of all the famous incidents involving the Hall of Fame receiver. Play when I…


The strange history of the Vikings’ No. 84, before and after Randy Moss

There are few players in the history of the National Football League who impacted the game like Randy Moss. If you are young enough to have missed Barry Sanders and old enough to have seen…


When discussing Barr’s value, Zimmer points to things beyond the stat sheet

There are a heck of a lot more statistics available today than when Mike Zimmer started coaching in the NFL. In 30 seconds or less, you can find Anthony Barr’s snap count for every game,…


Vikings WR Cayleb Jones knows his career is resting on training camp

The last time Cayleb Jones’ career was on the edge, he rose to the occasion. Through three preseason games prior to the 2017 season, Jones had just three catches for 26 yards. He entered the…


Molitor got to watch Brian Dozier’s first home run with the Dodgers, ‘I’m happy for him’

MINNEAPOLIS — Brian Dozier looks good in Dodger Blue. The former Twins second baseman was traded to the Dodgers just ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline, and he’s made his impact felt immediately in the…


Twins claim two players on waivers, reliever will join club Saturday

The Twins on Friday made two waiver claims to help restore some upper-level depth that was depleted when the club traded away 5 veteran players at the end of July. The Twins claimed Toronto’s Oliver…


Zimmer makes it clear Vikings are not trying to trade Barr

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer called for a press conference on Friday to say the team is not trying to trade Barr. Zimmer said he was made aware of a report about Barr potentially…


The Vikings, regression and the weight of expectations

Minnesota Vikings players, coaches (and even co-owner Mark Wilf) are put in a strange spot when they are asked about having sky-high expectations. On one hand, it’s as obvious as calling the grass green to…


A weighty matter: Anthony Barr’s hit on Aaron Rodgers now would be a penalty

Each offseason NFL rule-makers spend time trying to decide what rules they are going to change or tweak in order to make the sport safer. The problem is these decisions are made in meeting rooms…


Zulgad: Randy Moss gets exactly what he deserves with quick induction into Hall

There are many words that could have been used to describe Randy Moss during his 14-year NFL career. They include petulant, recalcitrant, defiant, cocky, brilliant and complex. Moss was all of these things and more…


Adam Thielen on his contract: ‘I’m worried about football’

When you compare production to dollars, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has one of the best value contracts in the NFL. Around the league this offseason players like Julio Jones, Le’Veon Bell, Aaron Donald…


Vikings DE Bower learning to deal with death as he battles for playing time

If you have ever had a moment where something takes you by such surprise, you have to walk outside and make sure the world is still spinning on its axis, you understand what Tashawn Bower…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Which Twins players could be candidates to be traded in August?

The Minnesota Twins completed their pre-trade deadline sequence of moves by dealing Brian Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Logan Forsythe and a couple of prospects that didn’t exactly inspire Twins fans. Sending a…


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