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Zimmer: Matt Cassel has 'several fractures' in his foot


Matt Cassel has ‘several fractures’ in his foot after New Orleans Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton fell onto the back of his legs following a short scamper in Sunday’s 20-9 loss at the Superdome.

Coach Mike Zimmer wouldn’t gauge Cassel’s recovery time, though it’s assumed he’ll be out for a while. […]

Purple Podcast: What's the best way to slow down Tom Brady?


Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore take on another episode of the 1500 ESPN Purple Podcast with some updates on the Vikings and a preview of the team’s game against the New England Patriots.

How the Vikings can potentially slow down Tom Brady and the Patriots offense?

We also touch on Matt Cassel’s […]

The Vikings' 53-man roster broken down by position group


The Vikings cut their roster down to the regular-season limit of 53 players by 3 p.m. Saturday. Here is the roster as broken down by position group:

Quarterbacks (3)

Teddy BridgewaterMatt CasselChristian Ponder

Running backs (5)

RB Matt AsiataFB Jerome FeltonFB Zach LineRB Jerick McKinnonRB Adrian Peterson

Wide receivers…


Zulgad: A six pack of observations and facts from Vikings' cut down day


The Vikings cut their roster to the regular-season limit of 53 players on Saturday. Here are five observations and facts regarding the team’s decisions.

The surprise(s) cuts

Veterans Chris Crocker and Fred Evans would top this list.

Crocker was signed in early August and the initial expectation was that he stood […]

Jamarca Sanford set to move to injured reserve


The Minnesota Vikings will place safety Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve, per a league source.

Sanford, 29, missed time in June workouts as well as training camp and preseason games to injuries, most recently back and quad injuries.

All NFL teams have until 3 p.m. CT today to trim rosters to […]

NFC North looks like it could put up plenty of points this season


Green Bay’s grab of the NFC North for the third straight season, giving the Packers seven of the 12 titles since the division formed, was predictable.

That unremarkable 8-7-1 record they won it with was the real surprise.

Chicago took a step back, too, and Minnesota plummeted badly. Detroit was the only […]

Halftime: Defensive setbacks have Vikings trailing 14-3 to Panthers

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings defense was supposed to be at full strength on Sunday when facing the Carolina Panthers, but returning members Chris Cook and Jamarca Sanford both had mishaps in the game’s first few plays.

After linebacker Chad Greenway sacked Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to force a three-and-out, Cook was called for a […]

Frazier ‘hopeful’ that Bishop, Smith and Rhodes aren’t out long time

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings won’t be able to leave the 35-10 defeat to the Carolina Panthers completely behind, as defensive players Harrison Smith, Desmond Bishop and Xavier Rhodes all suffered injuries that removed them from the game on Sunday.

Coach Leslie Frazier said Smith is dealing with a turf toe injury, Bishop has a […]

Rookie Xavier Rhodes, out with ankle, the latest blow to the secondary

MINNEAPOLIS – Xavier Rhodes injured his ankle while covering deep pass attempt in the second quarter. The ball fell incomplete to Ted Ginn Jr., but Rhodes appeared to trip near the sideline and came up limping.

He returned to the game, but left in the second half for good and will not return.

Rhodes had […]

Desmond Bishop will not return to the game Sunday after a knee injury

MINNEAPOLIS — Linebacker Desmond Bishop drew his first start of the season Sunday, but it didn’t last long.

Bishop, who had played well in backup duty this season, was injured in the first half. The team announced it is a knee injury and he will not return Sunday.

Bishop went down holding his left leg […]