The start of training camp has triggered many a dreadful feeling among NFL players, even amid the excitement of a new season. The potential surrounding the Minnesota Vikings this season has made the drudgery of two-a-days look a little bit more enticing. ''The expectation is definitely at the
There's a lot to get excited about with the Minnesota Vikings' future — a new stadium and a talented roster. The Vikings announced that they signed Zimmer to a contract extension prior to his third year on the job. The news came as a surprise as the Vikings reported to training camp.
The Minnesota Vikings rewarded head coach Mike Zimmer with a new contract Thursday, after he led the franchise to its first NFC North title since 2009 last season...
The Vikings announced they extended the contract of coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer has racked up an 18-14 record in his first two years coaching in Minnesota, including a playoff appearance last season.
Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. There are probably two categories of Minnesota Vikings fans: Ones who have convinced themselves that Adrian Peterson is a superhero
Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. Green's family posted a message Friday on the Cardinals website' announcing the death. It did not disclose other details, though the Cardinals
The sudden and surprising death of former Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green at age 67 has brought out some great stories and tributes. Appearing on ESPN's "NFL Live" on Friday, Moss — now an ESPN analyst — revisited the history of him with his first NFL head coach and the
Former Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green died Friday after suffering a heart attack, the NFL teams said. "All of us at the Cardinals are incredibly saddened by the news of Dennis Green's passing," Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said in a statement. &
Like a lot of NFL veterans on teams that travel out of town to start summer practices, Adrian Peterson's enthusiasm for the approaching season has often been temporarily dampened by the drive to training camp. This time, vibes around the Minnesota Vikings might be good enough to make even a player
ESPN's X Games will be held in Minneapolis in 2017 and 2018, with many of the events being held in the Minnesota Vikings' glittering new stadium, the network announced Wednesday. ''We're definitely pumped,'' X Games vice president Tim Reed said. Metallica and blink-182 have
When the Vikings sent three players to Mississippi in 2010 to convince Brett Favre to return for one more season, only two of them did their job.
Jared Allen was one of the Vikings dispatched in August 2010 to convince Brett Favre to return for one more season. But the pass rusher recalls telling the quarterback he should just stay retired.
At age 31, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is supposed to be slowing down. But his training regimen suggests he still has plenty left in the tank.
Former Vikings CB Antoine Winfield has kept a low profile since leaving the NFL in 2013, but he's back in competition at the World Series of Poker.
Cordarrelle Patterson knows 2016 could be his final season with the Minnesota Vikings unless he turns things around. "I've just got to go out and do what I'm supposed to do."
Tarvaris Jackson, a longtime NFL quarterback with the Vikings and Seahawks who is currently a free agent, was arrested after he allegedly pulled a gun on his wife.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Wells Fargo is considering its options after a federal judge ordered the bank to take down office-tower rooftop signs near the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium.
A judge on Thursday ordered Wells Fargo to take down office-tower rooftop signs near the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank gave Wells Fargo 30 days to remove elevated signs from the rooftops of two office towers near U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/28ORqi6 ) reported. Frank also ordered Wells Fargo to pay the Vikings' ...
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson hasn't shown any signs of slowing down over his nine-year NFL career, but on Monday, he spoke with ESPN...
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he still thinks he can be rushing champion again or break Emmitt Smith's rushing record, but the grind of NFL life might cause him to walk away.
Mike Zimmer's Minnesota Vikings won the NFC North last season, but he's not considered the best coach in a division full of experienced leaders.
When Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer canceled the last session of minicamp as a reward for the team's offseason work, most players were surprised and delighted by the early start on summer vacation. Nobody on the 90-man roster needs more training than Boehringer, the rookie wide receiver from Germany who became the first draft pick in the history of the NFL to come directly from a country o...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings will hold two joint practices with the Cincinnati Bengals leading into their preseason opener.
Inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jabari Price plans to walk about 420 miles for childhood obesity.
Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph and QB Teddy Bridgewater figured rookie Laquon Treadwill could use a birthday snack (or 1,000) on his way home from practice.
Coming off of a year in which he led the league in rushing and the Minnesota Vikings to their first NFC North title since 2009, running back Adrian Peterson expects to win the Super Bowl next season...
Adrian Peterson says that if any members of the Vikings don't think the team can win the Super Bowl then those players need to be removed from the roster.
As Mike Zimmer strolled between the pre-practice lines of players stretching at the first session of Minnesota Vikings minicamp, Cordarrelle Patterson had a message for his approaching coach. The lanky wide receiver with the long dreadlocks arrived in 2013 with exceptional expectations after the Vikings packaged selections in the second, third, fourth and seventh rounds to take New England's sp...
After a rookie season spent learning the ropes, Trae Waynes is expected to play a much greater role in his second year in the Vikings' secondary.
The NFL has experienced something of a resurgence at the running back position in recent years. Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings remains the gold standard, but there ...
Harrison Smith could have waited until next year to become a free agent and, perhaps, found more money on the open market with other teams bidding against the Minnesota Vikings. Smith saw no reason to delay, since he wanted to stay. The Vikings were more than willing to satisfy his desire to be the highest-paid safety in the league.
Harrison Smith made the Minnesota Vikings look wise for drafting him 29th overall in 2012, and plans to reward their decision to extend his deal.
The man behind Harrison Smith's new contract with the Minnesota Vikings, Brian Murphy, has been the agent for many player negotiations with the team.
The Minnesota Vikings continued to trend in the right direction by signing safety Harrison Smith to a contract extension Monday, per the team's official site ...
The contract extension for safety Harrison Smith reveals faith in the Vikings' draft strategy: Move up to get impact guys and then keep them around.
After making the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2015, Harrison Smith has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Vikings, a source told ESPN.
Harrison Smith is going to be the centerpiece of the Vikings' defense for the foreseeable future -- and a highly paid one at that. The Vikings signed Smith to a five-year, $51.25 million extension on Monday.
Harrison Smith was originally set to hit free agency at the conclusion of the 2016 season, but the Minnesota Vikings made sure that won't happen. The Vikings announced on Monday that they agreed to a contract extension with Smith...
The Minnesota Vikings can pick up the keys to their new home six weeks early. The city of Minneapolis issued Friday the certificate of occupancy for U.S. Bank Stadium to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, a month-and-a-half before the project agreement date. The MSFA, the public agency overseeing the $1.1 billion venue, will be able to move in ahead of schedule and give the Vikings and ...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The federal judge hearing the Minnesota Vikings' dispute with Wells Fargo over rooftop signs near the new stadium will rule on the case within three weeks.
With the Vikings having made big investments in upgrading the offense, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater knows it's on him to maintain the upward trend.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have signed defensive tackle Bruce Gaston and waived defensive end B.J. DuBose with an injured designation.
Teddy Bridgewater gave a young Vikings' fan the surprise of a lifetime. Check out the creative way a 6-year-old got the quarterback to attend his birthday party.
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