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Vikings prepping hard for London trip

Vikings prepping hard for London trip

startribune.com Updated Mar 20, 2013
The team already is making serious preparations for its Sept. 29 game against the Steelers in England.
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  • New urgency: Draft's top five MLBs

    New urgency: Draft's top five MLBs

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    HIGH ABOVE THE UPPER MIDWEST -- Earlier this month, we took a sneak peek at Mel Kiper's top five inside/middle linebackers in the 2013 draft. On the occasion of the Chicago Bears' decision to move on without Brian Urlacher, and with the Minnesota Viking…
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  • Brian Urlacher not a Rick Spielman move

    Brian Urlacher not a Rick Spielman move

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    HIGH ABOVE THE MIDWEST -- I know what you're thinking, even as I blog from the friendly skies en route to NFC North headquarters. Many of you are tweeting it my way: Now that the Chicago Bears and Brian Urlacher have parted ways, would the Minnesota Vik…
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  • Frazier concerned about runners' safety if they can't lower the…

    Frazier concerned about runners' safety if they can't lower their head against tacklers

    startribune.com Mar 20, 2013
    The Vikings coach wonders if runners can protect themselves without lowering their heads.
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  • Mulling Antoine Winfield's possible return

    Mulling Antoine Winfield's possible return

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    PHOENIX -- As of this moment, the Minnesota Vikings' top three cornerbacks are Chris Cook, Josh Robinson and A.J. Jefferson. If that concerns you, rest assured the Vikings' coach feels the same way. "Oh no," Leslie Frazier said Wednesday at th…
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  • Greg Jennings bids classy farewell to Packers fans

    Greg Jennings bids classy farewell to Packers fans

    startribune.com ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    The new Vikings receiver thanked Packers fans 'for making Green Bay an easy place to love and call home.'
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  • Pete Carroll believes anyone worried about Percy Harvin's fire …

    Pete Carroll believes anyone worried about Percy Harvin's fire is 'missing the boat'

    startribune.com Mar 20, 2013
    The former Vikings receiver is elated to have a fresh start in Seattle. His new head coach is elated to have him.
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  • Despite voicing heavy skepticism, Vikings vote in favor of new …

    Despite voicing heavy skepticism, Vikings vote in favor of new 'crown of helmet' rule

    startribune.com Mar 20, 2013
    With one of the NFL's most punishing tailbacks, the Vikings might be harmed more than most teams by a new league rule that will penalize ball carriers for certain hits. But when the rule came to a vote, the organization voted for it.
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  • Vikings not planning to try Joe Webb at another position

    Vikings not planning to try Joe Webb at another position

    profootballtalk.com Mar 20, 2013
    The Vikings signed Matt Cassel to back up Christian Ponder at quarterback last week, leading to questions about what the Vikings might have planned for Joe Webb. Webb started and played poorly in the playoff loss to the Packers and there’s been talk in
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  • Rick Spielman on drafting a WR

    Rick Spielman on drafting a WR

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    PHOENIX -- The Minnesota Vikings' rebuild of their receiver position now includes a top-end free agent (Greg Jennings), the return of one incumbent (Jerome Simpson) and high hopes for a 2012 rookie (Jarius Wright). With the veteran market dwindling (bes…
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Outrage over new helmet rule much ado about nothing

    Mar 20
    PHOENIX -- Emmitt Smith, Matt Forte, Eric Dickerson and running backs everywhere may squawk, but every change the NFL makes these days on behalf of player safety makes somebody squawk, doesn't it? Should the league really care? Not if it feels like it's…
  • NFL owners meetings - Pro Bowl survives but change is likely

    Mar 20
    The Pro Bowl will survive for next season, but changes are likely. Plus: playoff expansion talk, rules changes and more from the owners meetings.
  • NFL owners end tuck rule, approve helmet penalty

    Mar 20
    In votes Wednesday, the NFL's owners eliminated the tuck rule and agreed to a rule change that would ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders in the open field.