Vikings Running Game Broke Out Against Falcons With Help From Offensive LineThe Minnesota Vikings recorded over 200 yards rushing against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The offensive line was a big part of rookie Jerick McKinnon and veteran Matt Asiata's big days. The Vikings made a roster move by signing quarterback Chandler Harnish to the practice squad and released wide receiver Donte Foster. Former Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford signed with the Washington Redskins.
Minnesota Vikings Staying Grounded Despite Dominant Week 1 Win And Perfect PreseasonThe Minnesota Vikings are still trying to turn the national perception of the team, but head coach Mike Zimmer doesn't care. He only cares about what the team can control. Zimmer is optimistic that almost all injured players will be available to practice this week. The Vikings re-signed offensive linemen Brandon Fusco the day before beating the St. Louis Rams. The team made a roster move by reaching an injury settlement with Jamarca Sanford.
Vikings Release Former Starting Safety Sanford Sanford was placed on injured reserve before the regular season. Nagging injuries, lastly a strained quadriceps, limited him during training camp. The two sides reached an injury settlement, and his contract was terminated Monday.
Minnesota Vikings Head Into Week 1 Relatively HealthyThe Minnesota Vikings have their lineup pretty much set for Sunday’s season opener against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Head coach Mike Zimmer had few injuries to talk about after Thursday’s practice.
Crocker, Coleman, Evans Among Vikings Cuts The Minnesota Vikings have cut veteran safeties Chris Crocker and Kurt Coleman and placed Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve, leaving them thin at safety as the season opener approaches.
4 Vikings Players Still Battle For Starting Safety SpotWhen it comes to the starting safety spot, the one opposite Harrison Smith, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he wanted to take a close look at four guys Saturday night against the Cardinals: Andrew Sendejo, Jamarca Sanford, Chris Crocker, and Kurt Coleman.
Vikings QB Christian Ponder Not Cleared To Return To Practice, Cassel To StartThe Minnesota Vikings will not have quarterback Christian Ponder for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens due to the concussion suffered in the win over the Chicago Bears. Matt Cassel will take over as the starter with Josh Freeman serving as his backup. The Vikings had five players listed as non-participants, four as limited participants and four as full participants at Thursday's practice.
Christian Ponder Believes He's Ready To Start For Minnesota In SeattleChristian Ponder says he can play, but Leslie Frazier hasn't committed to starting the third-year quarterback on Sunday. The former first round draft pick will wear a harness, if he plays. The team listed two players as non-participants, seven players as limited participants and six players as full participants in Thursday's practice.
Vikings Have 5 Starters Inactive Vs. Redskins As expected, the Minnesota Vikings put five starters on their inactive list for their game against the Washington Redskins.
Loadholt Out; Depth Becoming A Problem For Minnesota VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings will be without Phil Loadholt Thursday against the Washington Redskins. The starting right offensive tackle suffered a concussion against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The Vikings list six players as out for Thursday's game. They also list two as doubtful, one as questionable and three as probable.
At Least 5 Vikings Ruled Out For Game Against RedskinsRight tackle Phil Loadholt and cornerback Chris Cook are among seven players unlikely to play for the Minnesota Vikings against the Washington Redskins on Thursday night.
Minnesota Vikings Running Thin On Defensive BacksThe Minnesota Vikings have one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL, but three of the four opening day starters in the secondary may not be available for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Vikings listed four players as non-participants, three players as limited participants and five players as full participants in Thursday's practice.