Vikings Pick Up Pat Shurmur As Tight Ends CoachThe Minnesota Vikings have hired Pat Shurmur as tight ends coach.The Minnesota Vikings have hired Pat Shurmur as tight ends coach. Shurmur's hire was finalized Monday, when the Vikings announced tight ends coach Kevin Stefanski will become running backs coach to replace Kirby Wilson.
Minnesota Vikings OL Fusco Improves, But Remains Questionable For Sunday's GameOffensive lineman Brandon Fusco missed Wednesday’s practice due to a concussion. However, the left guard returned Thursday as a limited participant. He improved from practice to practice throughout the week, but still needs to be 100 percent cleared to play and is listed as questionable. The Vikings continue to have just two players on their injury report while the San Diego Chargers have 10 players listed on theirs for Sunday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium.
49ers Pummel Vikings In Opener, 20-3Adrian Peterson made his way to the bus when a crowd of cheering Vikings fans stopped him, and he patiently signed a few autographs and posed for a few photos.
Vikings' Phil Loadholt Done For Year With Achilles TearWhen Phil Loadholt limped off the field in the first quarter on Saturday night, Minnesota Vikings fans started going through all the lists of available free agents and trades their team could make to fill the 6-foot-8, 345-pound hole at right tackle created by his injury.
Zimmer Returns To Vikings After Time With Ailing FatherMinnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has returned to training camp with the team after visiting his ailing father. The Vikings held their walk-through Thursday inside the Minnesota State University athletic complex, and fans gave Zimmer an ovation.
Vikings Running Backs, Even Peterson, Must Work On BlockingAfter an absence from NFL activity that spanned seven months, Adrian Peterson has returned as Minnesota's featured runner. But before he resumes his familiar role of carrying the ball, there's one more thing he must do: pass protection.
Vikings' Zimmer To Miss Practice Due To Father's HealthMinnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer's father is ailing. Zimmer told reporters Monday that he will miss practice Tuesday because his father is "not doing well." Offensive coordinator Norv Turner will supervise the team in his absence. The Vikings have a scheduled day off from practice Wednesday.
Vikings' Kalil: 'It's The Best I've Felt In A Long Time'Matt Kalil's performance for the Minnesota Vikings last season was frequently dissected, and dissed. For the left tackle, last year was best left forgotten.
Vikings’ Bridgewater Feels Ready For The LionsThe Vikings are in Detroit on Sunday, in a rematch against the team that gave Teddy Bridgewater his first loss as a starter. It offers a pretty good barometer for the progress he's made this season. Bridgewater's first game against Detroit couldn't have gone much worse: 3-of-14 on third down, three interceptions, eight sacks.
Injury Report: McKinnon Doubtful For The Vikings Against The PanthersThe Minnesota Vikings will not have starting running back Jerick McKinnon Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. He has been bothered by a lower back injury that needs a week off to heal. A committee of Matt Asiata (who missed last week's game due to a concussion), Joe Banyard and Ben Tate will get the carries in McKinnon's place. The Vikings have 11 players listed on their injury report and the Panthers have seven players listed on theirs.
Injury Report: Vikings Running Backs Are Getting Banged UpThe Minnesota Vikings are thin on healthy running backs with Matt Asiata out and Jerick McKinnon banged up. McKinnon is expected to play with a lower back issue, but the team claimed Ben Tate off waivers as insurance. Sharrif Floyd's status is the biggest question mark of any injury on the team. He banged knees with a teammate and was held out of practice because of it. The Vikings list 13 players on their injury report and the Green Bay Packers list eight on theirs.
Team Grades: Vikings Suffer Near Complete Failure In ChicagoThe Minnesota Vikings fell into a tie for last place in the NFC North Division with a 21-13 loss to the Chicago Bears Sunday at Soldier Field. Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown pass to Rhett Ellison in the first quarter, but threw an interception late in the fourth to seal the loss. The best Vikings unit were the special teams, but they were so-so.