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'Very minor' knee surgery ends Barr's season early

'Very minor' knee surgery ends Barr's season early

Anthony Barr’s season rookie season officially ended Thursday night when he was told he needs what coach Mike Zimmer described as a “very minor procedure” to repair a knee injury that has sidelined him the past two games. Zimmer wouldn’t reveal the exac…
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  • Access Vikings Breakdown: Final road trip in Miami

    Access Vikings Breakdown: Final road trip in Miami

    startribune.com 4 hours ago
    The Vikings make their final road trip of the regular season on Sunday to face the Miami Dolphins.
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  • Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins Preview

    Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins Preview

    The Dolphins could reach the playoffs if they win their final two games and get some help from other teams.
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  • Big plays come at home for Jordy Nelson

    Big plays come at home for Jordy Nelson

    ESPN.com 6 hours ago
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- They're the plays you've become accustomed to seeing from Jordy Nelson this season. The 80-yarder for a touchdown against the New York Jets. The 73-yarder for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears. The 66-yarder for a touchdown agains…
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  • Behind Enemy Lines: Dolphins' December struggles and Joe Philbi…

    Behind Enemy Lines: Dolphins' December struggles and Joe Philbin's future with beat writer Chris Perkins

    startribune.com 8 hours ago
    For the Vikings’ final road trip this season to Miami, we reached out to Chris Perkins, who covers the Dolphins for The Sun Sentinel, in this week’s edition of “Behind Enemy Lines.” Here are five questions we asked Perkins about the Week 16 matchup at S…
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  • Friday (Norv's honest, calculated praise of Bridgewater) editio…

    Friday (Norv's honest, calculated praise of Bridgewater) edition: Wha' Happened?

    Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner took his weekly turn at the podium to address the media on Thursday. Normally, coaches give a brief opening statement and then open things up for questions. Turner, though, made it quite clear that he had an age…
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  • Taped calls show very strong effort to get Peterson to show up …

    Taped calls show very strong effort to get Peterson to show up for NFL meeting

    profootballtalk.com 10 hours ago
    Four days ago, the NFL Players Association filed a legal challenge to the suspension of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The exhibits to the petition include a pair of recorded phone calls between Peterson and NFL executive V.P. of football operati…
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  • Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Norv praises Teddy, curtain…

    Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Norv praises Teddy, curtain closes on Ponder era, and more

    startribune.com 11 hours ago
    Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — Offensive coordinator Norv Turner had high praise for QB Teddy Bridgewater. — The Christian Ponder era in Minnesota is about to c…
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  • Kyle Rudolph among five Vikings held out of practice again

    Kyle Rudolph among five Vikings held out of practice again

    startribune.com Dec 18 (yesterday)
    Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was one of five starters to missed practice in consecutive days due to injury on Thursday. Rudolph has been sidelined with an ankle/knee injury. Left guard Charlie Johnson (ankle), nose tackle Linval Joseph (illness), rook…
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  • Vikings 4 Downs: Does Cordarrelle Patterson deserve more snaps?

    Vikings 4 Downs: Does Cordarrelle Patterson deserve more snaps?

    startribune.com Dec 18 (yesterday)
    @MasterStrib How involved will Patterson be in the offense Sunday? Were his late snaps in DET a sign of things to come? #VikingsST — Eric Thompson (@eric_j_thompson) December 18, 2014 I’d give him a shot. He showed some flashes on the second to last dri…
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  • Thursday (Minnesota football stability in comparison to rivals)…

    Thursday (Minnesota football stability in comparison to rivals) edition: Wha' Happened?

    startribune.com Dec 18 (yesterday)
    Stability hasn’t exactly been a word associated with Minnesota sports leadership in recent years when you consider Jerry Kill, who was hired late in 2010, is the longest-tenured current head coach among these six major teams: Gophers football, Gophers m…
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  • Vensel: Can Vikings handle Miami's Wake

    Vensel: Can Vikings handle Miami's Wake

    startribune.com Dec 18 (yesterday)
    The Star Tribune’s Matt Vensel tells CineSport’s Brian Clark how the Vikings will try to stop Cam Wake and the Dolphins’ pass rush, and how Teddy Bridgewater’s accuracy has helped the rookie QB.
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  • Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Another good center, defens…

    Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Another good center, defense among most improved and more

    startribune.com Dec 18 (yesterday)
    Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — John Sullivan is the latest of a long line of quality Vikings centers. — The Vikings have one of the NFL’s most improved defenses…
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  • Sullivan another in long line of quality Vikings centers

    Sullivan another in long line of quality Vikings centers

    startribune.com Dec 17 (yesterday)
    John Sullivan wanted to be a cornerback but his frame said otherwise.
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  • MPRB OKs downtown park deal despite pleas

    MPRB OKs downtown park deal despite pleas

    startribune.com Dec 17 (yesterday)
    Proposal passes despite pleas to tie approval to bird-safe glass in stadium
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  • Floyd returns, but five other starters miss practice

    Floyd returns, but five other starters miss practice

    startribune.com Dec 17 (2 days ago)
    Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd returned to practice today, but the Vikings were without five other starters, including two new additions to the injury report. Tight end Kyle Rudolph (knee/ankle) and nose tackle Linval Joseph (illness) did not practice t…
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  • Mauti's latest knee procedure a 'speed bump'

    Mauti's latest knee procedure a 'speed bump'

    startribune.com Dec 17 (2 days ago)
    Vikings linebacker Michael Mauti described his right knee procedure as a “speed bump” and a minor scope that placed him on injured reserve last week. Mauti dealt with three torn ACLs in five seasons at Penn State before he arrived to the Vikings last ye…
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  • Vikings promoting safety Dixon from practice squad

    Vikings promoting safety Dixon from practice squad

    startribune.com Dec 17 (2 days ago)
    The Vikings are promoting safety Ahmad Dixon from the practice squad. He will fill the open roster spot created yesterday when the team waived offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb. Dixon, a rookie, started the season with the Cowboys, who drafted him in the s…
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  • Vikings Rewind: Reviewing the final drive vs. Lions

    Vikings Rewind: Reviewing the final drive vs. Lions

    startribune.com Dec 17 (2 days ago)
    The situation: Down 16-14 with 45 seconds left, the Vikings had the ball at their own 30 needing just a field goal to win. The context: The Vikings were held scoreless the entire second half and missed an opportunity to score with 2:01 left in the game.…
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  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Vikings-Dolphins 00:39

    NFL Live Prediction: Vikings-Dolphins

    Dec 17
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Minnesota at Miami.
  • Video - Pass Protection Helped Bridgewater Develop 01:31

    Pass Protection Helped Bridgewater Develop

    Dec 16
    ESPN reporter Kevin Seifert discusses how the Vikings have helped Teddy Bridgewater during his rookie season.
  • Video - Dolphins' Joe Philbin Has Something To Prove 00:51

    Dolphins' Joe Philbin Has Something To Prove

    Dec 16
    ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker says Miami coach Joe Philbin, whose team is essentially out of playoff contention, needs to keep his players motivated in the final two games if he stands any chance of keeping his job.
  • Video - OTL Discussion On Vincent/Peterson Audio Tape 06:45

    OTL Discussion On Vincent/Peterson Audio Tape

    Dec 15
    Bob Ley discusses the reaction to the release of a recorded conversation between NFL Exec Troy Vincent and Adrian Peterson. Adam Schefter, Andrew Brandt and Roger Cossack join to discuss.

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