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Hartman: Vikings miss Cassel more than other stars

Hartman: Vikings miss Cassel more than other stars

startribune.com Updated 6 hours ago
His experience would have been helpful in bringing along QB Teddy Bridgewater slowly.
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  • 'Kings of spring' Tampa Bay meets reality of fall; Vikings up n…

    'Kings of spring' Tampa Bay meets reality of fall; Vikings up next

    startribune.com 7 hours ago
    Buccaneers’ free spending has resulted in one win.
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  • Minneapolis won't sue over Washington NFL mascot

    Minneapolis won't sue over Washington NFL mascot

    startribune.com 9 hours ago
    City attorney says Minneapolis lacks the legal standing for a challenge
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  • Rodgers reflects on “R-E-L-A-X” remarks

    Rodgers reflects on “R-E-L-A-X” remarks

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    After the Packers slipped to 1-2 following a miserable loss to the Lions in Detroit, Aaron Rodgers had some advice for antsy Cheeseheads. “Five letters. R-E-L-A-X. Relax. We’re going to be fine,” Rodgers said. Fine they’ve been. With wins over the Bears…
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  • TFD: Softer upcoming pass defenses mean its time for Vikings' B…

    TFD: Softer upcoming pass defenses mean its time for Vikings' Bridgewater to make his mark

    startribune.com 11 hours ago
    All it takes these days is two bad games by a rookie quarterback to make us question whether he is going to be the right guy to lead a team for the next decade. We freely admit we have some concerns about Teddy Bridgewater at this point — most of them s…
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  • Motion to remove judge from Adrian Peterson case denied

    Motion to remove judge from Adrian Peterson case denied

    Texas Judge Kelly Case will remain, possibly clearing way for Dec. 1 trial.
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  • Access Vikings: Strong play spread out across the defensive lin…

    Access Vikings: Strong play spread out across the defensive line

    startribune.com 12 hours ago
    Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is hoping his defensive line continues to share sack numbers.
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  • Michael Johnson considered Vikings, but Zimmer happy with Evers…

    Michael Johnson considered Vikings, but Zimmer happy with Everson Griffen

    ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Shortly after they were allowed to begin contacting free agents last March, the Minnesota Vikings placed a call to the agent for former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson, to explore the possibility of reuniting him …
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  • McKinnon showed improvement in pass protection

    McKinnon showed improvement in pass protection

    startribune.com 15 hours ago
    When you have a conversation with Jerick McKinnon about how he feels he is playing, the topic of pass protection inevitably comes up. Since the day he was drafted, McKinnon has been acutely aware of how pass protection, or a lack thereof, would affect h…
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  • Kyle Rudolph conditioning; Sullivan, Ducasse limited

    Kyle Rudolph conditioning; Sullivan, Ducasse limited

    Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was present at practice for the first time since he had sports hernia surgery. Rudolph stretched at the start of practice but did not participate during the open portion to the media. Instead, he was conditioning on the si…
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  • Zimmer says kidney stones behind him

    Zimmer says kidney stones behind him

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- How was your Tuesday? However it went, it was probably more enjoyable than Mike Zimmer's. While players took their day off on Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings coach had another procedure to remove the rest of the kidney stones that …
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  • VikesCentric: Something’s gotta give

    VikesCentric: Something’s gotta give

    startribune.com 18 hours ago
    The NFL's worst passing offense is set to square off with the NFL's worst pass defense, as the Vikings take on the Buccaneers.
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  • Vikings Rewind: Chris Hogan's 28-yard catch

    Vikings Rewind: Chris Hogan's 28-yard catch

    startribune.com 18 hours ago
    The situation: With the Vikings up 16-10, the Bills faced a 2nd and 20 at the Vikings’ 30 with 27 seconds left. The reason: The Vikings caught a break on the previous drive with quarterback Kyle Orton called for intentional grounding, pushing the Bills …
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  • Craig: Vikings offensive line down to bare minimum

    Craig: Vikings offensive line down to bare minimum

    startribune.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    Two injuries left the O-line one away from tight end Rhett Ellison playing some offensive tackle Sunday.
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  • The one-year anniversary of the Josh Freeman Game: An oral hist…

    The one-year anniversary of the Josh Freeman Game: An oral history

    startribune.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    One year ago today, a group gathered at Legends Bar and Grill in Minneapolis to watch the Monday Night Football game between the Vikings and Giants. The impetus for the gathering, aside from camaraderie, was a mixture of curiosity and real excitement fo…
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  • Minnesota Vikings film review: Defense

    Minnesota Vikings film review: Defense

    ESPN.com startribune.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    MINNEAPOLIS -- For 57 minutes, the Minnesota Vikings put together what would have stood up as their best defensive performance of the season, if not for what happened in the game's final three minutes. The Vikings had forced four turnovers, sacked Kyle …
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  • Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Vikings looking for long st…

    Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Vikings looking for long stops, new spot for Harris and more

    startribune.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — Mike Zimmer’s defense is still looking for a way to get off the field in key spots. — Zimmer said he wishes that he had called a …
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  • Video - Judge To Remain On Peterson Case 01:49

    Judge To Remain On Peterson Case

    Oct 22
    ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack discusses the implications of the denial of the prosecution's request to remove the judge handling the felony child abuse case against Adrian Peterson.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Vikings-Buccaneers 00:57

    NFL Live Prediction: Vikings-Buccaneers

    Oct 22
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Minnesota at Tampa Bay.
  • Video - Vikings Need To Improve Closing Out Games 01:16

    Vikings Need To Improve Closing Out Games

    Oct 21
    ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling discusses troubling similarities to last year's team.
  • Video - Game Balls: Minnesota at Buffalo 01:31

    Game Balls: Minnesota at Buffalo

    Oct 19
    Bills reporter Mike Rodak's game ball goes to cornerback Leodis McKelvin, who had two interceptions of Teddy Bridgewater to give him four on the season, a career high. Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen gets the nod from Ben Goessling.

Sports Columnists

  • Here Come the Architects

    Oct 22
    ARLINGTON, Va. — Let the debate begin over the historic first two Pro Football Hall of Fame Contributors selections, but make no mistake about the picks of former general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf. The Hall is opening the door wide for franchise…
  • Clayton's mailbag -- Big-name wide receiver trades carry risk

    Oct 21
    John Clayton's mailbag: Trading for a big-name receiver, such as Percy Harvin, comes with a risk.
  • The Week 7 Mailbag

    Oct 21
    Many of you wrote in Monday to ask about the fumble at the end of Rams-Seahawks, the miscue that infuriated Seattle and had a huge effect on the outcome of the game, a 28-26 St. Louis victory. I spoke to the NFL officiating czar, Dean Blandino, on Monda…
  • Behind the HOF’s New Contributor Committee

    Oct 21
    A little inside football this morning. Tonight in Washington D.C., nine members of the new Pro Football Hall of Fame Contributor Selection Committee will gather at a hotel. On Wednesday, they will meet to select two candidates for the Hall’s Class of 20…