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All these years later, Moss still can draw a crowd

All these years later, Moss still can draw a crowd

startribune.com profootballtalk.com Updated 5 hours ago
Fans paid $84 to get autographs from the former Vikings star.
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  • Vikings will need surprise contributors to emerge

    Vikings will need surprise contributors to emerge

    startribune.com 6 hours ago
    In Mike Zimmer's second year, the team will have to find a lot of players to step up who weren't around last season.
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  • WR Patterson Running Better Routes According to Coach Mike Zimm…

    WR Patterson Running Better Routes According to Coach Mike Zimmer

    vikingsgab.com May 22 (yesterday)
    Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has noticed and is pleased with the offseason work put in by Cordarrelle Patterson, who’s suddenly looking at a depth chart that includes offseason trade acquisition Mike Wallace, last year’s breakout player Charles Johnson and…
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  • Report: Buffalo, Washington, And Houston Are Potential Hard Kno…

    Report: Buffalo, Washington, And Houston Are Potential Hard Knocks Teams

    deadspin.com May 22 (yesterday)
    Thanks to new rules instituted after HBO and the NFL had difficulty finding a team to appear on Hard Knocks, the league can now force teams to take part if they meet certain criteria. Nine teams fit the bill: The Browns, Redskins, Giants, Buccaneers, Vi…
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  • Dang, even Bud Grant’s making #DeflateGate jokes now

    Dang, even Bud Grant’s making #DeflateGate jokes now

    Bud Grant might be old school, and he might be old, but he’s certainly got the hang of this social media thing. Specifically, the former Vikings coach has learned how to troll folks on Twitter. While promoting his latest garage sale, Grant sent out of p…
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  • Vikings rookie Danielle Hunter learns to use his size, speed

    Vikings rookie Danielle Hunter learns to use his size, speed

    startribune.com May 21 (2 days ago)
    Vikings rookie Danielle Hunter has the right tools.
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  • Zimmer says he has an idea when Peterson will show up

    Zimmer says he has an idea when Peterson will show up

    profootballtalk.com May 21 (2 days ago)
    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson still hasn’t participated in any offseason work, but coach Mike Zimmer thinks he has an idea when Peterson will show up. Zimmer declined to give a specific date he’s expecting to see Peterson, but he told 1500 ESPN t…
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  • Blair Walsh has had “a little bit of communication” about exten…

    Blair Walsh has had “a little bit of communication” about extension

    profootballtalk.com startribune.com May 21 (2 days ago)
    The Vikings got good immediate returns on their decision to draft kicker Blair Walsh in the sixth round of the 2012 draft when Walsh went on to make the Pro Bowl after hitting on 35-of-38 field goals. Walsh made all 10 of his tries from 50 yards or beyo…
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  • Teddy Bridgewater: I want to be like Brett Favre

    Teddy Bridgewater: I want to be like Brett Favre

    profootballtalk.com May 21 (3 days ago)
    There are high hopes for Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater heading into his second NFL season and Bridgewater has some high hopes of his own when it comes to the quarterback whose career he’d like to emulate over the coming years. Bridgewater was as…
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  • Minnesota Vikings rank 135th in ESPN salary survey

    Minnesota Vikings rank 135th in ESPN salary survey

    ESPN.com May 21 (3 days ago)
    Minnesota Vikings rank 135th in ESPN salary survey
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  • New NFL debate: Go for two or one after touchdowns?

    New NFL debate: Go for two or one after touchdowns?

    startribune.com May 20 (3 days ago)
    The NFL’s new extra-point rule challenges traditional thinking.
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  • Super Bowl security talks are quietly underway

    Super Bowl security talks are quietly underway

    startribune.com May 20 (3 days ago)
    2018 event will be the biggest test yet of Minneapolis police, official says.
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  • Imagine how crazy an NFL Draft Lottery would be

    Imagine how crazy an NFL Draft Lottery would be

    startribune.com May 20 (3 days ago)
    The NBA Draft Lottery is an amazing phenomenon. In a sports landscape increasingly dominated by events that happen outside the field of play, the lottery is the juiciest of the juicy Nothingburgers. At least as we track free agency, actual players chang…
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  • NFLPA Files Contempt Charge Against Roger Goodell and NFL in Pe…

    NFLPA Files Contempt Charge Against Roger Goodell and NFL in Peterson Case

    vikingsgab.com startribune.com May 19 (4 days ago)
    The National Football League Players Association wants a federal judge in Minneapolis to hold the league in civil contempt of court for the handling of the disciplinary matter involving Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson, Rochelle Olson of the Mi…
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  • Offensive line tops this list of three things that must go righ…

    Offensive line tops this list of three things that must go right in 2015

    startribune.com May 19 (5 days ago)
    Once upon a time, the NFL season had a beginning, an end and baseball in between. People from coast to coast were known to look away from “The Shield” for days, weeks or — brace for it — months at a time. Studies performed on these primitive cave people…
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  • Zimmer tells Sid that Fusco could be sliding over to left guard

    Zimmer tells Sid that Fusco could be sliding over to left guard

    startribune.com May 18 (6 days ago)
    The Vikings’ starter at left guard this season could be … Brandon Fusco? In a recent conversation with our Sid Hartman, head coach Mike Zimmer revealed the Vikings “have actually been looking at Brandon Fusco moving over to left guard.” Fusco played rig…
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  • Mike Zimmer: I’m a big fan of Cordarrelle Patterson

    Mike Zimmer: I’m a big fan of Cordarrelle Patterson

    profootballtalk.com May 18 (6 days ago)
    Earlier this offseason, Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson said that 2015 was going to “make me or break me” as an NFL player and that he was working to make sure it was the former result. Patterson said that he was devoting more of his energie…
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  • Zimmer impressed at Vikings' rookie minicamp

    Zimmer impressed at Vikings' rookie minicamp

    startribune.com May 17 (6 days ago)
    The Vikings coach also lauded several veterans who are out to improve.
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  • NFL QBs vary on type of footballs they prefer

    NFL QBs vary on type of footballs they prefer

    Whether a football is over-inflated or under-inflated, depends on the QB you ask.
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  • Minnesota Vikings creating technology infrastructure to match s…

    Minnesota Vikings creating technology infrastructure to match scope of big stadium

    New smartphone apps aim to engage fans from tailgate to touchdown.
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  • Vikings kicking in more cash for stadium

    Vikings kicking in more cash for stadium

    Like the new stadium in Atlanta, the new stadium in Minnesota keeps going more and more over budget. Unlike the new stadium in Atlanta, the new stadium in Minnesota is increasing in cost not by hundreds of millions of dollars but only by tens of million…
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  • Expect Brady vs. NFL to be filed sooner than later

    Expect Brady vs. NFL to be filed sooner than later

    In the case of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the federal lawsuit against the league came after arbitrator Harold Henderson upheld Peterson’s suspension. In the case of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, expect the lawsuit to come before Commissione…
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  • Video - Union seeks contempt ruling in Peterson case 00:44

    Union seeks contempt ruling in Peterson case

    May 19
    Chris Mortensen discusses the players' union asking a federal court to hold the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell in contempt in the Adrian Peterson case.
  • Video - Vikings' rookies eager to focus on football 01:44

    Vikings' rookies eager to focus on football

    May 8
    ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling says Trae Waynes and Eric Kendricks are among the rookies who are relieved to be under contract and on the practice field.
  • Video - Wallace thinks he's the fastest player in the NFL 02:58

    Wallace thinks he's the fastest player in the NFL

    May 5
    ESPN NFL reporter James Walker discusses Minnesota Vikings receiver Mike Wallace's statement that he's the fastest player in the NFL.
  • Video - NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport: Adrian Peterson likely to play for Minnesota Vikings or no one 01:33

    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport: Adrian Peterson likely to play for Minnesota Vikings or no one

    May 3
    After the 2015 NFL Draft came and went, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will likely remain with the team this season.

Sports Columnists

  • J.J. Watt's bruise continues storied tradition of athletes playing through…

    May 21
    The photo of J.J. Watt's bruise is nasty, but imagine playing with torn knee ligaments or a tooth stuck in your arm. Jeffri Chadiha recounts some memorable moments of athletes ignoring injuries.
  • What About Frank Clark?

    May 20
    What About Frank Clark?
  • Don’t Grow Attached to the NFL’s New PAT Rule

    May 20
    When the time came at the league meetings in San Francisco to discuss changing the extra point, there wasn’t much debate. Insiders say the discussion lasted less than a half hour. In the end the owners were ready for a change in the way the NFL treats t…
  • Fixing the Most Boring Play in All of Sports

    May 19
    In 1912, eight years before the birth of the professional football association now known as the National Football League, the system of scoring that would serve the pro game was adopted. The touchdown was changed from five to six points, a two-point saf…