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Vikings ‘Red Flag’ 8 NFL Draft Prospects Over Twitter Posts

With the NFL Draft coming in May, teams got a first-hand look at several professional prospects at the recent NFL combine workouts. There’s also an interview process, and now social media accounts for players are also under the microscope.

02/26/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 08: Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings is taken off the field after being injured during the second quarter of the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Will Not Need Surgery, Status Still In Doubt

The Minnesota Vikings may be on the verge of shutting down star running back Adrian Peterson. The ankle injury suffered in Sunday’s loss is not deemed too serious, but with the team mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, his health is more important. Toby Gerhart would be given the opportunity to showcase his talent over the final three games as long as Peterson is out.

12/11/2013

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Patterson Impresses In Vikings Debut

The Minnesota Vikings paid a hefty price to trade back into the first round in April to grab Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. General manager Rick Spielman believed Patterson’s size, speed and ability to run after the catch would help the Vikings move on from star Percy Harvin, who was traded to Seattle.

08/10/2013

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Vikings Sign First Round Picks Floyd, Rhodes, Patterson

As players report to training camp on Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings have announced they’ve signed all three of their first-round draft picks. The Vikings started by signing their top draft choice, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, Thursday morning.

07/25/2013

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Vikes 1st Round Pick Patterson: ‘I Feel Like A Superhero’

It was clear that the Vikings wanted wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson in a big way. “They did, and I respect them for that,” Patterson said. “I came from the restroom, I took a couple steps and I got a phone call, and it was great.”

04/27/2013

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Vikings Draft Punter In 5th Round, Kluwe Out?

Chris Kluwe’s eventful run as Minnesota Vikings punter may have come to an end on the final day of the NFL draft on Saturday.

04/27/2013

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Vikings Draft LB, Punter On NFL Draft Day 3

The Minnesota Vikings have selected Penn State linebacker Gerald Hodges with the 120th overall selection in the fourth round.

04/27/2013

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Rick Spielman Draft Reaction

Chad and Sid are joined by Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman. Rick talks about the busy first round of the NFL Draft and the trade that brought them back in the draft.

04/26/2013

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Vikings Pick DT, CB & WR In First Round Draft Shakeup

The Minnesota Vikings have taken Florida defensive tackle Shariff Floyd with the 23rd overall pick in the NFL draft.

04/25/2013

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Vikings Draft 2013: Let The Speculation Continue

Let the speculation begin — or continue. The Vikings have two picks in the first round, and Vikings GM Rick Spielman met with the media on Tuesday for his annual draft press conference.

04/23/2013

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With Pair Of 1st-Rounders, Will Vikings Take Te’o?

The Minnesota Vikings have two picks in the first round of the NFL draft and one big hole in the middle of their defense.

04/22/2013

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Tony Dungy On Life After The NFL

Five-thousand people packed into Eden Prairie’s Grace Church Saturday morning to hear Tony Dungy speak – part of a program called “Rise with the Guys.” Dungy flourished as an NFL coach, and he’s still flourishing.

04/20/2013

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Fmr Hopkins Star WR Hopes To Ride Blazing Speed To NFL

Terrell Sinkfield, the Hopkins native and Northern Iowa wide receiver, has a dream — make it to the NFL.

04/18/2013

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Hair And All, Brian Robison Proves To Be Very Good Starter

Much like his hair, Brian Robison has continued to grow throughout his professional career. Last season, he took his game to the next level as a first time starter. The Vikings signed him to a contract extension in 2011 based on future results.

11/20/2012

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Kevin Williams Has Been Through A Lot With The Minnesota Vikings

Kevin Williams is one of the most talented defensive tackles in the NFL, but the most interesting events surrounding his career did not come on the field. During the 2003 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings took too much time and the two teams behind them made selections before the Vikings selected Williams. He also fought the league over a banned substance suspension for almost three years before having it cut in half.

11/06/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Facing Different Type Of Quarterback In RG3

The Minnesota Vikings may face a different quarterback and offense in Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins than it has all season long. The Redskins utilize Griffin’s running ability by using an option scheme. Griffin’s rushing total on the season is just 58 yards less than the other five starting quarterbacks the Viking have faced this season combined.

10/11/2012

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Antoine Winfield: Elder Statesman, Team Leader And Playmaker

Antoine Winfield is the oldest member of the Minnesota Vikings, yet he remains one of the most consistent tacklers on the team. Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans was the first game he was active but did not start since the 2009 season – prior to that one game as a backup, he was a reserve just twice in 2004.

10/09/2012

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Charlie Johnson Is A Versatile, Athletic Offensive Lineman For The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings signed Charlie Johnson, a former tight end recruit out of high school, to provide depth and experience on its offensive line in 2011. He is the oldest starting offensive lineman and only one reserve is older.

09/18/2012

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Matt Kalil Agrees To Terms With Vikings

Matt Kalil, the offensive lineman the Vikings chose with their fourth overall selection in the NFL Draft, agreed to terms with the team on Thursday.

07/26/2012

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Mike Max Interviews Vikings Draft Picks

Mike Max sat down with the Minnesota Vikings’ draft picks.

04/30/2012

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Vikings Take 2 Arkansas WRs In 4th Round

Rhett Ellison wasn’t even watching the NFL draft on Saturday afternoon when the Minnesota Vikings came on the clock for the second time in the fourth round.

04/28/2012

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Vikings Draft Notre Dame CB Blanton In 5th Round

The Minnesota Vikings have drafted Notre Dame cornerback Robert Blanton with the 139th overall selection in the fifth round.

04/28/2012

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Vikings Take OT Kalil, SS Smith With 1st-Round Picks

The Minnesota Vikings moved down in the draft and still found their man. The Vikings took USC left tackle Matt Kalil on Thursday night after trading their third overall pick to the Browns for the fourth overall selection.

04/26/2012

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If Vikings Pass On Kalil, They Have Options

In the consensus view of this year’s NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings will select USC’s Matt Kalil with the third pick to be their cornerstone left tackle for the next decade.

04/25/2012

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