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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.
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.
The Minnesota Vikings will keep their offensive line intact for the third straight year by bringing left guard Charlie Johnson back to the group. Johnson and the Vikings agreed to terms Saturday on a two-year contract worth as much as $5 million, according to two people with direct knowledge of the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the deal.
A St. Paul man faces a murder charge in connection to the Tuesday morning death of a man whom a witness says was kicked repeatedly, as though his head were a football.
Minnesota’s bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl has led to discussions about potential tax breaks. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders were meeting privately Wednesday about tax changes that could be needed to land football’s premier game. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk has said previously that the league expects cities that host the championship game will exempt player salaries from the income tax and lift taxes on game tickets.
The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed punt returner and cornerback Marcus Sherels. The team made the announcement Friday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sherels is a native of Rochester, Minn., and played in college at the University of Minnesota.
Minnesota Vikings season-ticket holders will have chance beginning this week to get an interactive look at the new stadium being built in downtown Minneapolis. The Vikings and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment will open a 7,500-square-foot preview center in a building next to the construction site.
Minnesota taxpayers might have thought the Vikings stadium debate was behind them, but there may be another controversy brewing.
Esera came out in 2002. His reaction to Michael Sam’s announcement last night. Hear it by clicking the link above.
The Minnesota Vikings already had a lot of work to do with their quarterback situation this offseason. The list just got longer. Matt Cassel will void the 2014 option on his contract and become a free agent, a person familiar with his decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
The National Congress of American Indians wanted to air this ad during the Super Bowl but was denied.
Officials with the Department of Public Safety are reminding football fans to plan ahead for a sober ride if they will be drinking during Super Bowl festivities.
Consider these essentials to throw the best party for the big game, from CBS Local’s Eat See Play.
Minnesota political and business leaders say the cold-weather state would be ideally suited to host the 2018 Super Bowl in the Vikings’ new climate-controlled indoor stadium. Gov. Mark Dayton and a team of business and community leaders launched Minnesota’s bid on Monday while area temperatures were below zero.