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Vikings add guard Seth Olsen

Vikings add guard Seth Olsen

profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 19, 2013
The Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of guard Seth Olsen on Tuesday. Olsen spent the last two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and previous stops in Denver and Minnesota. Olsen has appeared in 14 games in his career and started five games over…
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  • Wide receiver signings give Vikings draft-day flexibility

    Wide receiver signings give Vikings draft-day flexibility

    startribune.com Mar 19, 2013
    Even with a pair of first-round picks in next month’s draft and an obvious need to continue reviving the passing attack, the Vikings are not tied down to absolutely selecting a receiver in Round 1
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  • Proposed rule aimed at aggressive runners, such as Vikings' Pet…

    Proposed rule aimed at aggressive runners, such as Vikings' Peterson

    startribune.com Mar 19, 2013
    Ball carriers might be penalized for lowering their head and plowing into would-be tacklers.
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  • Vikings GM Rick Spielman assessing logistics for September Lond…

    Vikings GM Rick Spielman assessing logistics for September London trip

    startribune.com Mar 19, 2013
    The Vikings have six months before playing the Steelers in Europe. But the planning is already well underway as the organization lines up a busy and complicated week.
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  • On Chris Kluwe's future with the Vikings

    On Chris Kluwe's future with the Vikings

    ESPN.com Mar 19, 2013
    PHOENIX -- We spent plenty of time last season discussing the short- and long-term future of Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who had an inconsistent year on the field and an eventful one off of it. Instead of further speculating on the issue, I ha…
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  • VOTW — George Mikan

    VOTW — George Mikan

    timberpups.com Mar 19, 2013
    Here’s a real throwback for you — a relatively quick reel on Minnesota’s greatest basketball player, George Mikan. “The NBA’s first superstar” was the dominant force of the newly named/formed NBA in 1949. His career numbers tell the story for
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  • Minnesota Timberwolves x Justin Timberlake “Suit & Tie”

    Minnesota Timberwolves x Justin Timberlake “Suit & Tie”

    dimemag.com Mar 19, 2013
    What can you do if you’re the Minnesota Timberwolves and your entire season has gone down the drain because so many of your players spent time in suits and ties? Well, if you’re the Tee Wolves, you make a spoof of the hit song from Justin Timberlake.
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  • Brett Favre helped steer Greg Jennings toward signing with the …

    Brett Favre helped steer Greg Jennings toward signing with the Minnesota Vikings

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    Time may heal all wounds, but Brett Favre isn't doing himself any favors when it comes to making quick amends with fans of the Green Bay Packers. That's because the retired quarterback reportedly steered ex-Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings toward sig…
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  • Mauer, Morneau enjoy Classic, happy to be back

    Mauer, Morneau enjoy Classic, happy to be back

    MLB.com Mar 19, 2013
    Before the World Baseball Classic started, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire admitted he was nervous about Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau leaving Twins camp to participate in the tournament. But not only did Mauer and Morneau return from the Classic healthy, t…
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  • Marc Gasol floats no-look lob for Tony Allen alley-oop dunk as …

    Marc Gasol floats no-look lob for Tony Allen alley-oop dunk as Grizzlies beat Timberwolves (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    There have been plenty of positive things about the Memphis Grizzlies' surge since trading starting small forward Rudy Gay as part of a three-team deal that was lambasted in some quarters and lauded in others, with the team's 16-6 mark since the move, o…
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  • Wilf: 'Great relationship' with Leslie Frazier

    Wilf: 'Great relationship' with Leslie Frazier

    ESPN.com Mar 19, 2013
    PHOENIX -- In January, the Minnesota Vikings picked up a one-year option on coach Leslie Frazier's contract rather than negotiate a long-term extension. When the move was announced in February, Frazier didn't hide his surprise and disappointment before …
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  • Un-bear-able; Wolves lose 92-77

    Un-bear-able; Wolves lose 92-77

    howlintwolf.com Mar 19, 2013
    Mike Conley is a straight bully on defense. Good for him Three Positives: Jonah: Late in the third quarter, Ricky Rubio tried fronting Mike Conley, I believe, as he was bursting up the floor. He lower-body buckled and jerked that left him limping until …
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Jennings Ready To Work 02:00

    NFL32OT: Jennings Ready To Work

    Mar 19
    Episode 292: Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings gives his evaluation of his new quarterback Christian Ponder. The NFL32 crew discuss the Seahawks No.1 power ranking.
  • Video - Jennings Says Favre Helped Him Pick Vikings 07:13

    Jennings Says Favre Helped Him Pick Vikings

    Mar 19
    Mike Hill and Ryen Russillo discuss Brett Favre helping WR Greg Jennings to decide on the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Video - Best Free-Agent WR Signing 01:56

    Best Free-Agent WR Signing

    Mar 19
    Jerry Rice pits the top wide receivers who have signed with new teams against each other in his best free-agent wide receiver bracket.

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