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Desmond Bishop passes first audition, awaits second on Thursday

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The longest look of any non-starter in the Minnesota Vikings defense went to linebacker Desmond Bishop during Sunday’s preseason loss at the San Francisco 49ers.

Bishop led the team with eight tackles, four for a one-yard-or-less gain, on 33 plays at the weak-side or nickel linebacker […]

Vikings’ Jerome Felton suspended three games

Posted by Michael David Smith on August 26, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

AP

Jerome Felton, the Vikings’ starting fullback, will miss the first three games of the regular season.

The NFL has announced that Felton is suspended three games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Felton, who was arrested for drunk driving last year, […]

Kevin Williams disagrees with Leslie Frazier’s snap count limit

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Monday that veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams will likely see decreased playing time, around 35 snaps per game.

To Williams, who turns 33 this month and took a $2.5 million paycut when he restructured his contract in the offseason, that’s not ideal.

“It’s low. That’s low,” […]

Phil Loadholt cashed in, but still battling to up his game

MANKATO, Minn. — Phil Loadholt stands a foot above the average human being, the tallest player on the Minnesota Vikings’ 90-man roster in training camp.

At 6-foot-8, one of Loadholt’s only drawbacks is his tendency to get caught out of position by speedy defensive ends and outside linebackers who often get underneath his pads and […]

Kevin Williams could see playing time cut nearly in half this season

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier said after Monday morning’s walkthrough that veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams’ pay might not be the only thing cut back. His playing time is likely to see a hit as well.

“We’re going to have to see how the other guys come along,” Frazier said. “But if […]