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Should the Vikings draft a first-round quarterback?

Should the Vikings draft a first-round quarterback?

Will the Vikings draft a quarterback with the eighth overall pick in the NFL draft? That’s the big question as we examine the Vikings’ draft needs. Three years ago, the Vikings used their first-round pick on a quarterback, Christian Ponder. Although Pon…
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  • NFL Draft Profile: LB Anthony Barr

    NFL Draft Profile: LB Anthony Barr

    startribune.com 8 hours ago
    Vikings reporter Master Tesfatsion breaks down UCLA OLB Anthony Barr and whether the Vikings will reach for him in the first round.
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  • Vikings: Zimmer vs. Brady, Rodgers, Brees

    Vikings: Zimmer vs. Brady, Rodgers, Brees

    ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Perhaps the sternest test of Mike Zimmer's ability to remake the Minnesota Vikings' defense will come in an 18-day stretch from Sept. 14 to Oct. 2, when the Vikings will play four consecutive games against Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan…
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  • Schedule reaction: Zimmer better be a quick fixer

    Schedule reaction: Zimmer better be a quick fixer

    startribune.com 10 hours ago
    The toughest part of Vikings' schedule appears to be Weeks 1-5, which features Brady, Brees, Matt Ryan and Rodgers on the road on a short week.
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  • Minnesota Vikings schedule analysis

    Minnesota Vikings schedule analysis

    ESPN.com 23 hours ago
    Breakdown: The Vikings' efforts to improve their defense under new coach Mike Zimmer will get a firm test early in the season; the team will have faced Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers by Oct. 2, with two of those three games coming on the road. …
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  • Vikings 2014 regular season schedule unveiled

    Vikings 2014 regular season schedule unveiled

    startribune.com 24 hours ago
    The Vikings kick off the season in St. Louis on Sept. 7 and play their first game at TCF Bank Stadium, their temporary home, against the New England Patriots the following week. The Vikings play one primetime game and will wrap up the season at home aga…
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  • Minneapolis Super Bowl bid will go to NFL owners on iPads

    Minneapolis Super Bowl bid will go to NFL owners on iPads

    startribune.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    Minneapolis is in the running for the 2018 game, along with New Orleans and Indianapolis.
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  • Ex-Vikings Yary, Voigt settle fraud lawsuit

    Ex-Vikings Yary, Voigt settle fraud lawsuit

    startribune.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    Yary and three others had accused Voigt of bilking them out of $1 million.
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  • Peterson, few others to receive 2013 team awards

    Peterson, few others to receive 2013 team awards

    startribune.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    Adrian Peterson, Chad Greenway, Cordarrelle Patterson, John Sullivan and a Vikings rookie TBA will be honored next weekend.
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  • Fifth-year options and draft-night dealing

    Fifth-year options and draft-night dealing

    startribune.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    Will NFL teams, especially the ones eying up quarterbacks early in the second round, attempt to trade into the first round to gain that extra year of contractual control?
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  • NFL To Announce 2014 Schedule In PrimeTime Wednesday Night

    NFL To Announce 2014 Schedule In PrimeTime Wednesday Night

    vikingsgab.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)
    Wednesday night the NFL will announce the complete 2014 slate, including the 16 regular season games for the Vikings as they look to make it back to the playoffs. As we already know, the team will host the following teams at home – Chicago Bears, Detroi…
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  • Kurt Coleman says he turned down better deals to sign with Viki…

    Kurt Coleman says he turned down better deals to sign with Vikings

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)
    Kurt Coleman thought Minnesota was the best place for him, even if the Vikings’ offer wasn’t the best one he received in free agency. Coleman, a safety who signed with the Vikings last week, accepted a deal in Minnesota that pays a salary this year of $…
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  • Vikings 2014 schedule to be unveiled Wednesday

    Vikings 2014 schedule to be unveiled Wednesday

    startribune.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)
    The NFL regular season schedule will be released on Wednesday.
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  • Vikings have incentives to work out

    Vikings have incentives to work out

    ESPN.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings players are on a one-week break from the team's offseason workout program, and many of them will return next week for the team's voluntary veteran minicamp. The Vikings got to start their offseason program two weeks earl…
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  • PFT Live: Texans talk with John McClain, Vikings talk with Chri…

    PFT Live: Texans talk with John McClain, Vikings talk with Chris Tomasson

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)
    The Texans are closing in on the final days before the start of this year’s draft and they’re checking in with most of the top prospects in the draft. Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney, Greg Robinson and others have visited with the Texans or will be vis…
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  • Blake Bortles won’t visit Vikings before the draft

    Blake Bortles won’t visit Vikings before the draft

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)
    While the top prospects cross the country visiting teams before the NFL Draft, the visits become symbols which can be interpreted numerous ways. So the Vikings are either not interested, or very interested in Blake Bortles. According to Chris Tomasson o…
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  • Decision on Ponder's option may not be easy

    Decision on Ponder's option may not be easy

    startribune.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)
    The Vikings have until May 3 to decide whether to exercise their fifth-year option on Christian Ponder, and while Ponder has not met expectations, the decision could be tougher than you think.
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  • Vikings could find reasons to wait on QB

    Vikings could find reasons to wait on QB

    ESPN.com Apr 22 (3 days ago)
    MINNEAPOLIS -- There are just 16 days to go until the 2014 NFL draft, meaning we're firmly in the time of year when general managers are more likely to top off their draft preparations with a dollop of misdirection than a scintilla of truth. And yet, wh…
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  • Will Cordarrelle Patterson be the next Josh Gordon?

    Will Cordarrelle Patterson be the next Josh Gordon?

    startribune.com Apr 21 (3 days ago)
    It’s convenient to say that Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson will become the next Josh Gordon, but Patterson and the Cleveland Browns star wide receiver were used much differently in 2013.
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  • Should the Vikings seek a Day 2 QB?

    Should the Vikings seek a Day 2 QB?

    startribune.com Apr 21 (3 days ago)
    Michael Rand and Vikings reporter Master Tesfatsion look at the mid-tier quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL draft.
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  • Manziel made strong impressions against Alabama

    Manziel made strong impressions against Alabama

    startribune.com Apr 21 (3 days ago)
    Johnny Manziel’s performance in Texas A&M’s upset victory at Alabama in 2012 was the game that made him a household name. But for some, it was his play the next time that Texas A&M played Alabama that solidified Manziel as a first-round prospect.
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  • Stadium deal makes Vikings' sked tricky

    Stadium deal makes Vikings' sked tricky

    ESPN.com Apr 21 (4 days ago)
    MINNEAPOLIS -- It appears likely we'll see the 2014 NFL schedule this week, possibly as soon as Tuesday night. When the 256-game slate is made public, fans will be able to get their hands on the Minnesota Vikings' calendar for their first season at TCF …
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  • Sid Hartman: Don't count on Vikings selecting a quarterback eig…

    Sid Hartman: Don't count on Vikings selecting a quarterback eighth overall

    startribune.com Apr 20 (4 days ago)
    Rick Spielman believes they will pick the best player on the board, and it’s unlikely that will be a quarterback.
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  • SI Now: Adrian Peterson on the Vikings' future at quarterback

    SI Now: Adrian Peterson on the Vikings' future at quarterback

    CNNSI.com Apr 20 (5 days ago)
    Adrian Peterson discusses rushing milestones, missing out on Michael Vick, and Matt Cassel's role in the Vikings' offense.
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  • Breaking down the top QBs in the NFL Draft

    Breaking down the top QBs in the NFL Draft

    startribune.com Apr 19 (5 days ago)
    Vikings reporter Master Tesfatsion breaks down his top three quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft.
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  • Craig: A case for Bortles or Bridgewater at No. 8 to the Viking…

    Craig: A case for Bortles or Bridgewater at No. 8 to the Vikings

    startribune.com Apr 19 (5 days ago)
    This might be the most unpredictable draft in recent memory because of the uncertainty surrounding its quarterbacks.
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  • Video - Walker Fit Enough For NFL At 52? 02:23

    Walker Fit Enough For NFL At 52?

    Apr 24
    ESPN NFL Insider Phil Savage discusses Herschel Walker's comments about being physically fit enough to play in the NFL.
  • Video - True Or False In The NFC North 03:09

    True Or False In The NFC North

    Apr 23
    Are Adrian Peterson's best days behind him? Prim Siripipat and Kevin Seifert talk about the Vikings' running back and break down how the free agent signings in the NFC North will play out.
  • Video - Top 100 plays of 2013: No. 98 01:29

    Top 100 plays of 2013: No. 98

    Apr 23
    Find out which explosive Minnesota Vikings playmaker is at number 98 on the top 100 plays from the 2013 NFL season.
  • Video - DJ and Charles' mock draft 04:40

    DJ and Charles' mock draft

    Apr 18
    Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis take turns picking in the top 10 and deliver their latest mock draft. Is there a player that is slowly creeping his way up the draft board? Find out.

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    Apr 23
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    Apr 22
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    Apr 22
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