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Vikings Mourn Passing of Hall of Fame DE Chris Doleman

Vikings Mourn Passing of Hall of Fame DE Chris Doleman


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Author: Craig Peters

Stefon Diggs on offensive balance: Have to go with what wins games

Stefon Diggs on offensive balance: Have to go with what wins games

There were points during the 2019 season when Vikings wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen appeared to be dissatisfied with the opportunities they were getting on offense. During an appearance on PFT Live, Diggs said there were “rough” patches during the year but that making the playoffs and advancing to the divisional round were [more]

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Author: Josh Alper

Former Viking And Hall Of Famer Chris Doleman Dies At 58

Former Viking And Hall Of Famer Chris Doleman Dies At 58

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman, who became one of the NFL’s most feared pass rushers during 15 seasons in the league, has died. He was 58.

The Minnesota Vikings and Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker offered their condolences in separate statements late Tuesday night. There was no word on the timing of Doleman’s death, but he had surgery in January 2018 to remove a brain tumor and Baker said he passed away “after a prolonged and courageous battle against cancer.”

“I had the honor of getting to know him not only as a great football player but an outstanding human being,” Baker said. “One of the honors of my life was witnessing Chris get baptized in the Jordan River during a Hall of Fame trip to Israel. The legacy of Chris Doleman will live forever in Canton, Ohio, for generations to learn from how he lived a life of courage and character.”

Doleman played college ball for Pittsburgh before he was selected by Minnesota in the first round of the 1985 NFL draft. He spent his first nine seasons with the Vikings, collecting a league-high 21 sacks in 1989.

The 6-foot-5 Doleman also played for Atlanta and San Francisco before finishing his career with Minnesota in 1999. He had 150 1/2 sacks in 232 games. He was a first-team All-Pro selection on two occasions, and also made eight Pro Bowls.

Doleman, an Indianapolis native, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.

“Chris was a great example for players past and present, as he embodied all the best characteristics of a Viking — resilience, toughness and a competitive spirit,” the Vikings said. “Chris always carried himself with dignity and class. Vikings fans worldwide will greatly miss him.”

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Author: Minnesota Vikings News and Updates from WCCO, CBS Channel 4 – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Hall of Famer Chris Doleman dies at the age of 58

Hall of Famer Chris Doleman dies at the age of 58

Hall of Fame defensive lineman Chris Doleman died Tuesday night after a two-year battle with brain cancer. He was 58. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Doleman’s passing in a press release. “The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Chris Doleman after a prolonged and courageous battle against cancer,” [more]

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Author: Charean Williams

Join us for a huge Wednesday PFT Live

Join us for a huge Wednesday PFT Live

It usually takes a couple of days for Super Bowl week to get rolling. For PFT Live, it will definitely be rolling on Wednesday. We’ll be live for five hours from Radio Row, with one hour of radio-only time (6:00 a.m. ET) followed by four live hours on NBCSN. Big Cat joins Simms and me [more]

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Author: Mike Florio

Mike Pereira: Pass interference rule was a bad rule that was destined to fail

Mike Pereira: Pass interference rule was a bad rule that was destined to fail

Did the expansion of replay to include pass interference work? It depends on your definition of “work.” Of the 101 interference-related replay reviews during the regular season, only 24 resulted in the on-field call being reversed, according to Mark Maske of The Washington Post. Former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira calls the rule a [more]

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Author: Charean Williams

Zimmer Explains Coaching Moves; Non-Committal on Calling Defense in 2020

Zimmer Explains Coaching Moves; Non-Committal on Calling Defense in 2020


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Author: Eric Smith

Vikings 2020 Mock Draft Tracker: Version 1.0

Vikings 2020 Mock Draft Tracker: Version 1.0


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Author: Eric Smith

Vikings Announce Updates To 2020 Coaching Staff

Vikings Announce Updates To 2020 Coaching Staff


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Author: Vikings PR

Stefon Diggs Reflects on Losing His Childhood Hero Kobe Bryant

Stefon Diggs Reflects on Losing His Childhood Hero Kobe Bryant


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Author: Chris Corso