Minnesota Vikings News and Rumors

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: July 26

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: July 26

Our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening today.
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  • Peterson can be 'very good' pass-protector

    Peterson can be 'very good' pass-protector

    ESPN.com 1 hour ago
    MANKATO, Minn. -- If there's been one thing to quibble with in Adrian Peterson's game over his seven seasons in Minnesota, it might be his pass protection. Peterson has long been seen as a poor protector, to the point where the Vikings have limited his …
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  • It's Cassel's job to lose, but consistency hasn't always been h…

    It's Cassel's job to lose, but consistency hasn't always been his strength

    startribune.com 4 hours ago
    Little movement in QB competition, but that could change.
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  • Vikings Camp Report: Day 1

    Vikings Camp Report: Day 1

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    MANKATO, Minn. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Minnesota Vikings training camp: Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson missed practice with a foot injury, but is only expected to miss a couple of days. Patterson didn't take the team's con…
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  • New Vikings stadium raises bird concerns

    New Vikings stadium raises bird concerns

    profootballtalk.com 22 hours ago
    The new Vikings stadium will resemble in many respects a gigantic terrarium, with plenty of glass under which humans will be potentially baking. But that’s still better than what it may do to the birds. Deadspin recently pointed out a press release from…
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  • Audubon Seeks a More Bird-Friendly Design for Vikings’ Stadium

    Audubon Seeks a More Bird-Friendly Design for Vikings’ Stadium

    nytimes.com 24 hours ago
    The Audubon Society said thousands of birds might die if the design of the new stadium does not include bird-safe glass, but the building authority says it does not have the money.
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  • Vikings sign two receivers, place Captain Munnerlyn on PUP

    Vikings sign two receivers, place Captain Munnerlyn on PUP

    profootballtalk.com Jul 25 (yesterday)
    The Vikings changed out two roster spots Friday, signing wide receivers Andy Cruse and Ty Walker and waiving undrafted rookie offensive tackle Matt Hall and third-year wide receiver Josh Cooper. Cruse (6-3, 216) spent time on Houston’s practice squad in…
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  • Sidcast: Ponder still has chance to start at QB

    Sidcast: Ponder still has chance to start at QB

    startribune.com Jul 24 (yesterday)
    If Matt Cassel falters, Christian Ponder may still need to carry the team.
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  • Vikings move quickly to eliminate distraction at camp

    Vikings move quickly to eliminate distraction at camp

    The Vikings special teams coach apologized for making an anti-gay comment.
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  • Loeffler didn't fear losing job with Vikings

    Loeffler didn't fear losing job with Vikings

    ESPN.com startribune.com Jul 24 (yesterday)
    MANKATO, Minn. -- According to the summary the Minnesota Vikings released last week of an independent investigation into former punter Chris Kluwe's allegations, long snapper Cullen Loeffler was the only member of the team to corroborate Kluwe's claim t…
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  • Adrian Peterson calls for stability at QB

    Adrian Peterson calls for stability at QB

    ESPN.com startribune.com Jul 24 (yesterday)
    MANKATO, Minn. -- After weathering instability at quarterback for the better part of his seven seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson might be one of the more interested stakeholders in the Vikings' three-man quarterback competition during …
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  • Vikings injury report: Ford on crutches; Joseph, Kalil cleared

    Vikings injury report: Ford on crutches; Joseph, Kalil cleared

    startribune.com Jul 24 (yesterday)
    Vikings tight end Chase Ford is expected to miss training camp with a stress fracture in his left foot. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he expects defensive tackle Linval Joseph and left tackle Matt Kalil as full participants on Friday.
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  • This Was The Line To Buy Vikings Tickets

    This Was The Line To Buy Vikings Tickets

    deadspin.com Jul 24 (2 days ago)
    This photo, from CBS Minnesota, shows the entirety of the line to buy single-game Vikings tickets for much of Tuesday morning, when they went on sale. Read more...
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  • Ponders release picture of their newborn girl, Bowden

    Ponders release picture of their newborn girl, Bowden

    startribune.com Jul 24 (2 days ago)
    Christian and Samantha Ponder release picture of newborn baby girl named Bowden.
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  • Video - Head Coach Mike Zimmer mic'd up at Minnesota Vikings training camp 02:09

    Head Coach Mike Zimmer mic'd up at Minnesota Vikings training camp

    Jul 25
    Take a listen inside training camp as new Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer brings the intensity to one of his first practices with Minnesota.
  • Video - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in Wolverine 00:06

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in Wolverine

    Jul 24
    Running back Adrian Peterson has said he has wolverine blood running through his veins. The Vikings have video proof which supports that claim.
  • Video - Who will win the NFC North? 06:33

    Who will win the NFC North?

    Jul 22
    Will the Green Bay Packers repeat as the NFC North champions, or will another team steal the division? Warren Sapp and Lorenzo Neal give their answers.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Vikings 01:23

    NFL Nation Buzz: Vikings

    Jul 22
    ESPN.com Vikings reporter Ben Goessling discusses the conditioning test facing the team.

Sports Columnists

  • The Ray Rice Fallout

    Jul 25
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Head bowed, Ray Rice went out to his first practice of his seventh NFL season Thursday morning. General manager Ozzie Newsome had just told him he’d be suspended for the first two games of the 2014 NFL season—important division games…
  • Five Things I Think I Think: New York Giants

    Jul 24
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  • Giants Report: The Short Story of Eli’s New Offense

    Jul 24
    After an NFL-high 27 interceptions last year, Eli Manning could be primed for a bounce back season. (Seth Wenig/AP) I’m in East Rutherford, N.J., the year-round home of the Giants, at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. It’s in the mid-80s this after…
  • Five Things I Think I Think: Buffalo Bills

    Jul 23
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