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Rookie Lineman Clemmings Looking To Play Right Away For Vikings

Among the rookies that the Minnesota Vikings could play right away is offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings. He was diagnosed with a foot injury he did not know he had prior to the NFL Draft. But as Mike Max reports, that’s part of the reason the Vikings think they got a steal.

05/13/2015

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Vikings Rookies Report To First Camp Signed, Sealed, Ready

The Minnesota Vikings opened their rookie minicamp Friday to help all the newcomers get oriented to life in the NFL. In a twist, all 10 draft picks had their contracts signed before they set foot on the field.

05/08/2015

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Meet The 10 Players Drafted By The Minnesota Vikings

Here’s a look at the 10 players the Vikings selected at the NFL Draft in Chicago. Some could compete for starting spots this year, while others will battle just to make the 53-man roster.

05/06/2015

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Vikings Agree To Terms With 10 Undrafted Free Agents

The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with contracts with 10 undrafted rookies, including Virginia safety Anthony Harris. The Vikings announced the deals Tuesday.

05/05/2015

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Vikings Take Pittsburgh Offensive Tackle T.J. Clemmings

The Minnesota Vikings used the first three rounds of the NFL draft for help on defense. Then they turned to the offense for the final day, starting with right tackle T.J. Clemmings in the fourth round.

05/02/2015

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2 Gophers In NFL Draft Heading To Texas

The Dallas Cowboys have taken linebacker Damien Wilson of Minnesota in the fourth round of the NFL draft, and the Tennessee Titans selected the running back they said they wanted out of the final day of the NFL draft in David Cobb of Minnesota.

05/02/2015

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Vikings Take 6 Picks Into Final Day Of NFL Draft

The Minnesota Vikings take six picks into the final day of the NFL draft, with needs at receiver and on the offensive line. The Vikings have one selection each in the fourth and sixth rounds and two picks each in the fifth and seventh rounds Saturday.

05/02/2015

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Vikings Select LB Eric Kendricks Of UCLA In The 2nd Round

The Minnesota Vikings filled one of their biggest needs, selecting UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks with the 45th overall selection in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night. Kendricks won the Butkus Award as college football’s best linebacker last season. The 6-foot, 232-pound Kendricks led the Bruins in tackles and fills an immediate need for the Vikings.

05/01/2015

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5 Memorable Moments From The First Round Of The NFL Draft

Here’s a look at some of the most memorable moments from the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

04/30/2015

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Vikings Take Michigan State Cornerback Trae Waynes

The Minnesota Vikings have selected Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes with the 11th overall pick in the NFL draft.

04/30/2015

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4 Things To Know: Baltimore Protests Go National, NFL Draft & More

From nationwide protests spawning from Baltimore to the NFL Draft’s arrival, here are the four stories you need to know for Thursday, April 30.

04/30/2015

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Vikings GM: No Interest In Trading Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman says he has “no interest” in trading star running back Adrian Peterson. Spielman spoke on Tuesday, two days before the NFL draft opens.

04/28/2015

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5 Biggest Storylines Of The 2015 NFL Draft

The most important day of the NFL season begins on Thursday night in Chicago as the NFL Draft finally gets underway.

04/27/2015

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Gopher Linebacker Hopes To Hear Name At NFL Draft

The NFL draft is two weeks away, and one Gopher is hoping to hear his name. Linebacker Damien Wilson flourished this season, and now he’s training and preparing for a shot at the big time.

04/18/2015

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Cobb Hoping Big Senior Season Turns Into NFL Opportunity

David Cobb set a single-season rushing record with the University of Minnesota football team last season, one that helped turn the Gopher program around. Now he’s hoping to get a pay day as a result. Cobb is preparing for the upcoming NFL Draft, which means overcoming an injury.

04/01/2015

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Top 2 Gopher NFL Prospects Sit On The Sidelines at Pro Day

Former Gophers running back David Cobb strained his quad at the NFL Combine last month, and rather than risk further injury by testing it in the Gophers’ annual Pro Day on Monday, he’s giving it time to heal up, and planning to hold his own personal pro day in early April.

03/02/2015

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10 Great Draft Picks By The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are coming off a 7-9 season, and if things go right, could threaten for a playoff spot next season. A lot of it depends on how their young draft picks develop. We all like to have fun and poke at a team when their draft choices fail. When you look at the Vikings, there have been plenty of them over recent years.

02/04/2015

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Gophers’ Maxx Williams Declares For NFL Draft

Maxx Williams’ amazing touchdown against Missouri in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Thursday was his last as a Gophers football player. Williams made it official Friday afternoon, announcing he will forego his final two years of college eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft.

01/02/2015

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Minnesota Vikings Turning To Rookie Teddy Bridgewater

Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is the starter for the Minnesota Vikings while veteran Matt Cassel is out with fractures in his foot. The first round draft pick filled in nicely for the 10-year during the team’s loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. It was not the ideal situation for him to make his NFL debut, but the team was pleased with his performance.

09/24/2014

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Rhodes, Floyd On Pace To Play Sunday For The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings listed nine players on the injury report, eight injured players and one non-injury related absence. Sharrif Floyd and Brandon Watts did not participate because of injuries and Adrian Peterson sat out for an undisclosed reason. Mike Harris, Charlie Johnson, Zach Line, Michael Mauti and Xavier Rhodes were limited in practice. Jabari Price was a full participant.

09/12/2014

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Minnesota Vikings Defense Is Already Showing Improvement

The 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.

09/03/2014

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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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Vikings Sign Top Draft Choice Anthony Barr

The 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.

05/21/2014

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Keidel: Rams Risk Getting Smeared Should They Cut Michael Sam

Michael Sam’s magic moment has left America divided, making the masses uncomfortable for many reasons, though much of it has nothing to do with Michael Sam.

05/16/2014

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