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Contract extension motivation for Guion

Contract extension motivation for Guion

startribune.com Updated Oct 3, 2012
The Vikings nose tackle has elevated his game since signing a three-year extension for $9 million during the offseason.
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  • Vikings Will Face Hasselbeck, Not Locker, Sunday vs Titans

    Vikings Will Face Hasselbeck, Not Locker, Sunday vs Titans

    The Vikings won’t be facing Titans QB Jake Locker Sunday, as he will miss the game after separating his non-throwing shoulder Sunday vs the Texas. For now, backup QB Matt Hasselbeck will step forward and start. A previous report from a shoulder separati
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  • Hartman: Priefer brings out best in special teams

    Hartman: Priefer brings out best in special teams

    startribune.com Oct 3, 2012
    The former Navy pilot prodded the Vikings to draft Blair Walsh and designed returns to produce two TDs last week.
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  • Linebacker Erin Henderson nearing a return from concussion

    Linebacker Erin Henderson nearing a return from concussion

    startribune.com Oct 3, 2012
    After suffering a head injury two-and-a-half weeks ago, the Vikings linebacker is patiently awaiting his chance to play again.
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  • Newly sculpted Pekovic reports to Wolves' camp

    Newly sculpted Pekovic reports to Wolves' camp

    nba.com Oct 3, 2012
    Timberwolves bruiser Nikola Pekovic has never been accused of being doughy. Then again, even if the big Montenegrin was a little on the pudgy side, it would be hard to find someone brave enough to tell him.
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  • Chat OT: Secondary strides, Ponder's growth, Walsh's weaponry

    Chat OT: Secondary strides, Ponder's growth, Walsh's weaponry

    startribune.com Oct 3, 2012
    This week's Chat OT blog post is loaded with analysis and insight on the surprising 3-1 Vikings.
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  • Quick thinking Trevor Plouffe retreats safely after sliding pas…

    Quick thinking Trevor Plouffe retreats safely after sliding past second base (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    Chances are your attention was directed somewhere other than Rogers Centre during last night's Twins-Blue Jays battle. We obviously don't blame you, but those who did tune in - and the 13,930 in attendance - were treated to a pretty fancy piece of man
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  • Is This Real? The First-Place Vikings

    Is This Real? The First-Place Vikings

    grantland.com Oct 3, 2012
    This week, "Is This Real?" moves onto the rapidly expanding bandwagon of the 3-1 Minnesota Vikings, who are improbably tied for the division lead in t...
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  • Video - Who Will Win The NFC North? 01:19

    Who Will Win The NFC North?

    Oct 3
    ESPN Chicago's Marc Silverman takes a closer look at the NFC North standings as we head into Week 5.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: North vs. South 01:28

    Blogger Blitz: North vs. South

    Oct 3
    NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert still has hope for multiple playoff teams in the division due to their easy schedule against the AFC South
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: TEN-MIN 00:51

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: TEN-MIN

    Oct 3
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Titans-Vikings

Sports Columnists

  • Young defensive backs have made their marks

    Oct 3
    At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton