Vikings Sign LB Jason Trusnick, Place Audie Cole On IRThe Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday they've placed linebacker Audie Cole on season-ending injured reserve and signed linebacker Jason Trusnick. Cole is out for the rest of the season after breaking his ankle during Sunday's win over the St. Louis Rams.
Injury Report: Kendricks Out, Barr Questionable For The VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings good run defense is going to be tested by the St. Louis Rams and their own health. The Vikings have seven members of their defensive front seven listed on their injury report, including three declared out for Sunday's game. The Vikings have 13 players listed on their injury report. The Rams are in a little better shape with just seven players listed on their injury report.
Team Grades: Vikings Get Zimmer First Win Over Division Rival In Season FinaleThe Minnesota Vikings outlasted the Chicago Bears for a 13-9 victory Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings finish the season with the third best record in the NFC North, despite winning just one inter-divisional game. The Vikings' good, but not great, performances from the offense, defense and special teams units helped bring the win home.
Bridgewater, Vikings Get By Bears 13-9The Minnesota Vikings were just getting started, with a rookie quarterback and a first-time head coach in Mike Zimmer so eager to maintain momentum he told the players to report to practice in a few days.
Greenway Out vs. Bears; Vikings Down 2 LinebackersChad Greenway is inactive for Minnesota because of a knee injury, leaving the Vikings without two starting linebackers against Chicago.
Injury Report: Vikings Thin At Linebacker For Game Against The BearsThe Minnesota Vikings have three healthy linebackers on their active roster for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium. Veteran Chad Greenway, despite missing all three practices this week, could still play in the final game of the season. The Vikings have 14 players listed on the injury report and the Bears have 10 listed on theirs.
Injury Report: Greenway On Track To Play Sunday For The VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings look like they will get Chad Greenway back in the lineup. The veteran linebacker has missed nearly three weeks due to broken ribs. The team also listed 10 other players on the team’s injury report. The Buffalo Bills list eight on theirs.
Minnesota Vikings Defense Is Already Showing ImprovementThe Minnesota Vikings finished last season with the 31st ranked defense. They allowed 397.6 yards per game, including 287.2 yards through the air. Enter Mike Zimmer.
Adrian Peterson Hopes To Play In The Vikings Finale At Mall Of America FieldReigning MVP Adrian Peterson expects to play in the final game ever at Mall of America Sunday against the Detroit Lions. The running back played in the Minnesota Vikings loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, but lasted just one offensive play into the second half. His backup, Toby Gerhart, is unlikely to play and cornerback Xavier Rhodes could return after missing two weeks. The Vikings had four players list as non-participants, seven as limited participants and four as full participants in Thursday's practice.
Vikings Team Grades: Multiple Leads Slip Away In Icy Loss To Baltimore RavensThe Minnesota Vikings had the game won. Then they didn’t. Then they did. Finally, they didn’t as the Baltimore Ravens scored a touchdown with four seconds remaining to pull off the 29-26 victory Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. The Vikings units performed all right considering the elements they were playing in all game.
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Reaches MilestoneMinnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson surpassed the 10,000 yard rushing plateau. He is the 28th player in league history and third quickest to do so. He is grateful for his God-given talent and blessed to have had the players around him to make it happen. Erin Henderson returned last week after missing the previous week with personal reasons, but did not play Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Cordarrelle Patterson’s role in the Vikings offense continues to expand.
Minnesota Vikings Release Jefferson, Further Thinning The Defensive BackfieldThe Minnesota Vikings released A.J. Jefferson hours after he was arrested for a domestic assault claim. The Vikings are now down three healthy cornerbacks on their roster with one on their practice squad. Audie Cole made his start on Sunday and was impressive. He is likely to remain in the starting lineup. The Vikings filled their open roster spot by claiming offensive tackle Mike Remmers off waivers from the San Diego Chargers.