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Hartman: Former Viking Williams finally gets to Super Bowl

Hartman: Former Viking Williams finally gets to Super Bowl

startribune.com Updated 16 hours ago
The former Vikings defensive tackle stepped into ideal role in Seattle.
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  • Vikings offseason snapshot: the defensive line

    Vikings offseason snapshot: the defensive line

    startribune.com 2 hours ago
    Over the next two weeks, we will take a position-by-position look at where the Vikings stand heading into the offseason after their 7-9 season in 2014. Today, we break down the defensive line. One of the first acts of business of the Mike Zimmer era was…
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  • Vikings offseason snapshot: the linebackers

    Vikings offseason snapshot: the linebackers

    startribune.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    Over the next two weeks, we will take a position-by-position look at where the Vikings stand heading into the offseason after their 7-9 season in 2014. Today, let’s take a glance at the linebackers. We knew first-year head coach Mike Zimmer would be loo…
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  • Former Vikings D-line coach Daly turns firing into instant Supe…

    Former Vikings D-line coach Daly turns firing into instant Super Bowl

    startribune.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    Seahawks defensive tackle Kevin Williams wasn’t the only former member of the Vikings’ defensive line room to land face up looking at the sunshine of success after losing his job in Minnesota a year ago at this time. Before talking to Williams during Se…
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  • NFLPA: NFL can’t mandate counseling for Adrian Peterson

    NFLPA: NFL can’t mandate counseling for Adrian Peterson

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Vikings running back Adrian Peterson last season, he set April 15 as a date to consider Peterson’s reinstatement and mandated that Peterson meet with a league-approved psychiatrist for counseling after plead…
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  • Ex-Viking Williams soaks in the Super Bowl scene

    Ex-Viking Williams soaks in the Super Bowl scene

    startribune.com Jan 27 (yesterday)
    Unlike his media-averse teammate Marshawn Lynch, Seattle’s Kevin Williams welcomed some attention.
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  • Duron Carter reportedly chooses Colts over Vikings

    Duron Carter reportedly chooses Colts over Vikings

    startribune.com ESPN.com Jan 27 (yesterday)
    So much for the Vikings “probably” being the frontrunner to sign wide receiver Duron Carter. Carter, the son of Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter who worked out for his dad’s old team three weeks ago, reportedly will sign a contract with the Colts.…
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  • Vikings offseason snapshot: the safeties

    Vikings offseason snapshot: the safeties

    startribune.com Jan 27 (2 days ago)
    Over the next two weeks, we will take a position-by-position look at where the Vikings stand heading into the offseason after their 7-9 season in 2014. Today, we will break down the safety position. The final position battle to be won — arguably by defa…
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  • TFD: Vikings a top-5 NFL team in terms of 25-and-under talent, …

    TFD: Vikings a top-5 NFL team in terms of 25-and-under talent, ESPN says

    startribune.com Jan 27 (2 days ago)
    Looking for some offseason Vikings hope after another losing season? Well, ESPN.com just ranked the 32 NFL teams in order of which have the most talented players who are 25-and-under. The Vikings, who have had seven first-round picks the past three year…
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  • Vikings offseason snapshot: the cornerbacks

    Vikings offseason snapshot: the cornerbacks

    startribune.com Jan 26 (3 days ago)
    Over the next two weeks, we will take a position-by-position look at where the Vikings stand heading into the offseason after their 7-9 season in 2014. Today, we take a gander at the cornerbacks. After head coach Mike Zimmer took the job in January, no …
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  • Jim Souhan: Up close, Super Bowl isn't just glitz

    Jim Souhan: Up close, Super Bowl isn't just glitz

    startribune.com Jan 25 (4 days ago)
    The Super Bowl impresses — away from the camera.
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  • Could Patriots Really Get a Super Loser Label?

    Could Patriots Really Get a Super Loser Label?

    nytimes.com Jan 24 (6 days ago)
    When the conversation turns to Super Bowl losers, the Bills and Vikings immediately come up.
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  • Tommy Mason, First Player to Be Drafted by Vikings, Dies at 75

    Tommy Mason, First Player to Be Drafted by Vikings, Dies at 75

    Mason was the Vikings’ first-ever draft pick in 1961 and the team’s first All-Pro player in 1963.
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  • Vikings offseason snapshot: the offensive line

    Vikings offseason snapshot: the offensive line

    startribune.com Jan 23 (6 days ago)
    Over the next two weeks, we will take a position-by-position look at where the Vikings stand heading into the offseason after their 7-9 season in 2014. Today, we will focus on the offensive line. The Vikings figured that their offensive line would be a …
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  • Senior Bowl: Players to watch for Vikings

    Senior Bowl: Players to watch for Vikings

    ESPN.com Jan 23 (6 days ago)
    MOBILE, Ala. -- The Senior Bowl won't be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium until Saturday, but for NFL teams evaluating the 108 players in this year's game, most of the heavy lifting is done. Many coaching staffs, including the Minnesota Vikings' coaches, …
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  • Vikings offseason snapshot: the tight ends

    Vikings offseason snapshot: the tight ends

    Over the next two weeks, we will take a position-by-position look at where the Vikings stand heading into the offseason after their 7-9 season in 2014. Today, we will take a look at the tight ends. Given offensive coordinator Norv Turner’s track record …
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  • Vikings will keep coaching staff intact

    Vikings will keep coaching staff intact

    MOBILE, Ala. -- The Minnesota Vikings have one hire to make to fill out their coaching staff for the 2015 season, but it appears the rest of the group is intact for the long haul. Coach Mike Zimmer said the Vikings plan to extend the contracts of most o…
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  • VikesCentric: Ranking the Top Vikings Free Agent Targets: 30-26

    VikesCentric: Ranking the Top Vikings Free Agent Targets: 30-26

    The Minnesota Vikings can do a lot of things in free agency if they want to, but getting a handle on who they can invite to camp isn't always easy. We're periodically updating a list of some of the top targets to simplify it and provide a preview.
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  • Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer weighs in on 'Deflategate'

    Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer weighs in on 'Deflategate'

    Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is a no-nonsense guy who doesn’t look for a lot of excuses when it comes to winning and losing. It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that Zimmer — when asked Wednesday at the Senior Bowl about the ball deflation controversy t…
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  • Vikings offseason snapshot: the wide receivers

    Vikings offseason snapshot: the wide receivers

    Over the next two weeks, we will take a position-by-position look at where the Vikings stand heading into the offseason after their 7-9 season in 2014. Today, we’re going to focus on the wide receivers. How unproductive were the Vikings’ wide receivers …
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  • Not Even Hockey Is Safe For Packers Fans Right Now

    Not Even Hockey Is Safe For Packers Fans Right Now

    deadspin.com Jan 20
    I absolutely love this. When your own team sucks—as the Vikings do—sports, in their infinite wisdom, offer you a consolation prize: exulting in the tears of your enemies. St. Paul native Ryan Rhody had seats behind the Wild's bench for last night's game…
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  • Vikings offseason snapshot: the running backs

    Vikings offseason snapshot: the running backs

    Over the next two weeks, we will take a position-by-position look at where the Vikings stand heading into the offseason after their 7-9 season in 2014. Today, we tackle the running backs. The running back position figured to be the least of the Vikings’…
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  • Raiders hire Musgrave as offensive coordinator

    Raiders hire Musgrave as offensive coordinator

    The former Vikings offensive coordinator will join Jack Del Rio’s coaching staff.
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  • Rand: Packers fans and Vikings fans do have a common bond

    Rand: Packers fans and Vikings fans do have a common bond

    Both teams have experience with heartbreaking playoff losses.
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  • Video - Senior Bowl Wrap-Up: Vikings, Dolphins and Browns 03:03

    Senior Bowl Wrap-Up: Vikings, Dolphins and Browns

    Jan 22
    ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling, ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker and ESPN Browns reporter Jeremy Fowler recap the week for their teams at the Senior Bowl and their needs in the upcoming draft.
  • Video - Senior Bowl: Vikings' Defensive Options 02:10

    Senior Bowl: Vikings' Defensive Options

    Jan 21
    ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling and ESPN NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler discuss Minnesota's future at cornerback and linebacker from the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
  • Video - Vikings Have Better Idea How To Improve Defense 01:33

    Vikings Have Better Idea How To Improve Defense

    Jan 16
    ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling discusses how the defense might improve in Year 2 under Mike Zimmer.
  • Video - Favre On Quarterbacks Retiring, Packers 06:52

    Favre On Quarterbacks Retiring, Packers

    Jan 16
    Brett Favre discusses what goes into deciding as a quarterback to retire from the NFL and his current relationship with the Packers.

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