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Defensive End

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings

Zimmer Pleased With Vikings’ Progress

The Vikings did not score in the second half Sunday in Detroit. They dropped their record to 6-8 and moved to 0-5 in their division.

12/15/2014

Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings

Vikes Put Running Back McKinnon On Injured Reserve

The Minnesota Vikings have placed running back Jerick McKinnon on injured reserve, ending his rookie season.

12/06/2014

Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings

Lotulelei Out, Johnson In For Panthers

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is out for the second straight game with an ankle injury.

11/30/2014

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Griffen Giving Vikings Their Money’s Worth

The Minnesota Vikings needed another productive pass rusher, and there were plenty of top-tier options available as free agency approached. They decided to stay with the guy they had already developed, and the gamble of handing over a market-setting contract to Everson Griffen looks like a smart move right now. He is third in the NFL in sacks, with eight in eight games. He also is third in the league with 13 1/2 quarterback knockdowns, according to STATS.

10/29/2014

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Everson Griffen Growing Up In Minnesota

Everson Griffen broke into the NFL as one of the youngest players in the league, and he can now say that everything came a little too fast for him at the start. The money, the game, the attention, it was a lot to handle for a 22-year-old who left USC a year early, and it caught up to the Minnesota Vikings defensive end in the winter following his rookie year.

08/14/2014

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Vikings Waive Suspended DE Spencer Nealy

The Minnesota Vikings have waived defensive end Spencer Nealy and signed tight end Mike Higgins. The move was made Wednesday.

07/23/2014

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Vikings Suspend DE Nealy For Substance Violation

The Minnesota Vikings have suspended a 24-year-old defensive end for use of performance-enhancing substances. Vikings Spokesman Jon Ekstrom says Spencer Nealy is suspended without pay for four 2014 regular-season games.

07/11/2014

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Vikings Sign Rookies Barr, Crichton, Exum

The Minnesota Vikings have signed draft picks Anthony Barr, Scott Crichton and Antone Exum to contracts. The Vikings signed Barr, the ninth overall pick, and Exum, a seventh-rounder, on Wednesday. They announced the deal for Crichton, a third-round pick, on Thursday.

05/22/2014

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Chicago Bears Sign Jared Allen In 4-Year Deal

The Chicago Bears were looking to jolt their struggling defense. How does adding Jared Allen sound? The Bears agreed to a four-year contract with the five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Wednesday, replacing one accomplished pass rusher with another as they rebuild a defense that ranked among the league’s worst last season.

03/26/2014

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Vikings Sign Defensive End Corey Wootton

The Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent defensive end Corey Wootton. The Vikings announced the deal Friday, one day after Wootton and his agent tweeted that an agreement had been reached.

03/21/2014

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Wootton Agrees To Terms With Vikings

Free agent defensive end Corey Wootton has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings. Wootton and his agent, Mike McCartney, tweeted the agreement on Thursday night. Wootton spent the first four seasons of his career with the division rival Chicago Bears. Wootton has played all 16 games each of the last two seasons when he combined for 10 sacks. He had three sacks last season.

03/20/2014

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Vikings Sign DE Robison To 4-Year Deal

The Minnesota Vikings have signed defensive end Brian Robison to a four-year contract extension. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press it includes $12 million in guaranteed money.

10/09/2013

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Matured Griffen Gives Vikings Potential Future Cog

The Minnesota Vikings are planning to find even more playing time this season for defensive end Everson Griffen. Last year, Griffen had eight sacks, 27 quarterback hurries and an interception returned for a touchdown in limited action. The Vikings still have Jared Allen and Brian Robison on the depth chart in front of him in their base defense, but Griffen has forced his way into the rotation with his improvement both on and off the field.

08/05/2013

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Fmr. Viking Udeze A Welcome Addition To OTAs

The Minnesota Vikings’ organized team activities continue this week and among the visitors was a welcome addition to the camp — former Vikings defensive end Kenechi Udeze.

06/11/2013

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Jared Allen Happy He’s With Vikes, In Final Year Of Deal

Jared Allen has entered the final season of his mega contract without any promise from the Minnesota Vikings of an extension.

06/05/2013

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Boxer Suspended For Alleged Dive Against Fmr. Viking

An Iowa boxer has been suspended indefinitely in North Dakota after allegedly taking a dive while boxing a former Minnesota Vikings football player in West Fargo.

02/13/2013

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Beyond Bounds: NFL Journal Entry No. 2 With D’Aundre Reed

I got a wee bit nervous. All 261 pounds of Vikings’ second-year defensive end/tackle D’Aundre Reed was not happy with my seemingly harmless inquiry – “How does it feel to be the surprise of the league at 3-1?”

10/05/2012

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Beyond Bounds: NFL Journal Entry No. 1 With D’Aundre Reed

For the inaugural journal entry, let’s just start with “Who is D’Aundre Reed?” That is, let’s learn more about the soft-spoken giant who can make backflips look this easy.

09/21/2012

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Jared Allen Wants NFL Sack Record

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen says he wants the NFL sack record more than ever after falling just one short of breaking the mark last season.

06/19/2012

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Jared Allen Named ‘NFC Defensive Player Of The Month’

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October, the team announced Wednesday.

11/02/2011

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Robison Steps In As Starter At DE For Vikings

Brian Robison is no longer a part-timer — or a plaintiff. He’s a starting defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings after four years as a backup and an offseason dominated by the NFL lockout.

08/11/2011

Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings smiles on the bench after returning an interception for a touchdown while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 2, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 20-13. (credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Vikings DE Allen Promising Big Year

Jared Allen says he can always find reason for motivation at the start of a season.

08/10/2011

The Vikings selected Iowa defensive end Christian Ballard (No. 46) with their fourth round draft pick in the NFL Draft on Saturday. (credit: David Purdy/Getty Images)

Vikings Draft Iowa DT Ballard In 4th Round

The Minnesota Vikings have selected Iowa defensive tackle Christian Ballard with their fourth-round draft pick.

04/30/2011

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Vikings Sign DE Robison To 3-Year Deal

The Minnesota Vikings signed defensive end Brian Robison on Thursday to a three-year contract worth $14.1 million.

03/03/2011

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