Newman, Harris Give Needed Depth To Vikings' SecondaryThe Minnesota Vikings were resigned last weekend to starting a past-his-prime cornerback and an undrafted rookie straight from the practice squad at safety. That's what can happen when late-season injuries stack up.
Vikings Keep 8 Players Out Of Practice With InjuriesThe Minnesota Vikings have little time to get healthy this week. Eight defensive players, including four starters, were held out of a helmet-less walkthrough Monday in the team's indoor facility.
Vikings, In 1st Place, Gear Up To Host Seahawks In Big GameIt's an interesting game for the Vikings this week as they host the Seattle Seahawks at TCF Bank Stadium. It's interesting because of who they play, and the fact that they're playing outdoors in December at home.
Vikings D Aiming To Please Perfectionist In Coach ZimmerAdrian Peterson and a rock solid defense -- That's been the first place combination for the Vikings. The latter is the product of head coach Mike Zimmer, a coach who is rather difficult to please.
Vikings Center Sullivan Still Out With Back InjuryMinnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is "just being cautious with him."
Vikings' Exum Hopes To Step Up His Safety GameIt feels like the Minnesota Vikings' coaches are just waiting for someone to unseat Robert Blanton, who started 13 games last season largely because they felt he was the best of some not-great options. If they are waiting to be wowed, maybe Antone Exum Jr. just needs another game.
Vikings DT Shamar Stephen Has Knee ScopedThe Minnesota Vikings are missing a couple of key backups to injuries.
Winston Has Wobbly Debut; Vikings Beat Bucs 26-16Jameis Winston produced mixed results at best in his first NFL action for Tampa Bay, while Teddy Bridgewater had Minnesota's passing attack in prime form to spark the Vikings in a 26-16 exhibition victory over the Buccaneers on Saturday night.
Team Grades: Minnesota Vikings Give Second Straight Poor PerformanceThe Minnesota Vikings played another lifeless game. This time it was a 17-3 loss to the Detroit Lions at home. The Vikings defense kept them in the game, but the offense gave them nothing. The defense did not make enough plays to win the game themselves.
Vikings' Exum Fined $22K For Illegal Block Minnesota Vikings safety Antone Exum has been fined $22,050 by the NFL for an illegal blindside block against the Green Bay Packers last week. Exum was penalized for hitting the Packers' Jarrett Bush during a punt return in the second quarter of the Thursday night game of Oct. 2.
Vikings Sign Top Draft Choice Anthony BarrThe Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they've agreed to terms with their top overall choice from this year's NFL Draft. Linebacker Anthony Barr out of UCLA signed his rookie contract with the Vikings.
Vikings Use 6th Round To Focus On SecondaryThe Minnesota Vikings have taken Virginia Tech cornerback Antone Exum and Maine cornerback Kendall James in the sixth round of the NFL draft. Exum was taken with the 182nd pick obtained by the Vikings from Atlanta for the extra fifth-round selection they gained from Carolina earlier Saturday. James was taken with the 184th pick, their original selection.