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NFL draft preview: Wide receivers and tight ends

NFL draft preview: Wide receivers and tight ends

startribune.com Updated Apr 16, 2013
Teams in search of receivers won’t find a Calvin Johnson or a Larry Fitzgerald. But what they will find are solid starters, contributors and Day 3 sleeper picks
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  • Lawmakers explore ways to boost sales of e-pulltabs to fund Vik…

    Lawmakers explore ways to boost sales of e-pulltabs to fund Vikings stadium

    startribune.com Apr 16, 2013
    The panel heard ideas for pumping up enthusiasm for the games.
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  • Source: Vikings re-work deal for K. Williams

    Source: Vikings re-work deal for K. Williams

    ESPN.com Apr 16, 2013
    Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams has re-worked his contract and will be a free agent after this season.
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  • Odds and ends: Cole's opportunity, Williams' contract, Winfield…

    Odds and ends: Cole's opportunity, Williams' contract, Winfield's exit

    startribune.com Apr 16, 2013
    Might the Vikings already have their starting middle linebacker for 2013 on the roster? Plus the latest on Kevin Williams and Antoine Winfield.
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  • Vikings headed toward DL makeover

    Vikings headed toward DL makeover

    ESPN.com Apr 16, 2013
    It has seemed unlikely for some time that the Minnesota Vikings would keep intact a contract that would have paid defensive tackle Kevin Williams, who turns 33 this summer, up to $15 million over the next two seasons. Instead, as Tom Pelissero of 1500ES…
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  • Report: Kevin Williams reworks deal, will be free agent after 2…

    Report: Kevin Williams reworks deal, will be free agent after 2013 season

    profootballtalk.com Apr 16, 2013
    Defensive tackle Kevin Williams‘ 11th season with the Vikings could be his last. Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com reports that Williams and the Vikings have reached a deal to rework his contract that makes him a free agent after the 2013 season. Williams h
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  • Vikings stadium: Retractable roof stats

    Vikings stadium: Retractable roof stats

    ESPN.com Apr 16, 2013
    So while I have a moment, I wanted to pass along some numbers that further explain why the Minnesota Vikings might (and/or should) pass on a retractable roof for their new stadium. We noted Monday that the Arizona Cardinals have closed their roof for tw…
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  • Vikings gave agent permission to shop Harvin in February

    Vikings gave agent permission to shop Harvin in February

    profootballtalk.com Apr 16, 2013
    With the surprising trade that sent receiver Percy Harvin from Minnesota to Seattle happening the day before the launch of free agency, plenty of details got lost in the shuffle. For example, the process started not because the Seahawks called the Vikin…
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  • 5 Lottery Teams Most Likely To Make The NBA Playoffs Next Year

    5 Lottery Teams Most Likely To Make The NBA Playoffs Next Year

    dimemag.com Apr 16, 2013
    With the NBA Playoffs less than a week away, the fans of 16 teams are prepping themselves for the excitement of the second season, each team just 16 wins away from calling themselves world champions. However, there are 14 other teams that will not be ab…
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  • Offensive line snapshot: Vikings understood value of keeping Ph…

    Offensive line snapshot: Vikings understood value of keeping Phil Loadholt

    startribune.com Apr 16, 2013
    Why re-signing the right tackle was a top priority and what's next in the development of guard Brandon Fusco.
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  • NFL draft preview: Who's best offensive lineman?

    NFL draft preview: Who's best offensive lineman?

    startribune.com Apr 16, 2013
    Where is the best offensive lineman and who will get him? Dan Wiederer and Mark Craig analyze the draft.
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  • Answer Man: Glen Perkins talks Minnesota, sabermetrics, bullpen…

    Answer Man: Glen Perkins talks Minnesota, sabermetrics, bullpen cars, fishing, deer urine and famous acquaintances

    yahoo.com Apr 16, 2013
    Born and raised just outside of the Twin Cities, left-hander Glen Perkins of the Minnesota Twins also attended college at Minnesota before being taken in the first round of the 2004 draft by his home-town team. Success at the major league level didn't c…
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  • Twins call up Arcia, then send him back down

    Twins call up Arcia, then send him back down

    ESPN.com Apr 16, 2013
    The Minnesota Twins have sent outfielder Oswaldo Arcia back to Triple-A Rochester after a one-game appearance.
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  • Norris Cole Shows Miami Doesn’t Need The Big Three; Andray Blat…

    Norris Cole Shows Miami Doesn’t Need The Big Three; Andray Blatche’s Revenge

    dimemag.com Apr 16, 2013
    On a day that will forever be linked with sadness, death and despair, a backup point guard turned in the most heartwarming story on the NBA schedule. It was of little importance within the grand scheme of life, especially after spending hours trained to…
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  • Twins roll behind strong nights from Correia, Mauer

    Twins roll behind strong nights from Correia, Mauer

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 16, 2013
    Kevin Correia continued his strong start to the season while Joe Mauer and Trevor Plouffe both homered to lift the Twins to an 8-2 win over the Angels to snap a five-game losing streak on Monday at Target Field.
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  • Video - Mauer Ignites Twins Past Angels 00:32

    Mauer Ignites Twins Past Angels

    Apr 16
    Joe Mauer's four hits and three RBIs help Twins top Angels.

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    Apr 16
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    Apr 16
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