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P.J.R.: Spielman's genius as Vikings' GM expands and critics cower

Rick Spielman’s stature with Vikings fans has reached new heights with what has happened since the start of NFL training camps. The few of us in the local media who criticized the decision to trade Percy Harvin were forced to cower, when “Purr-see” came down with a hip injury that required surgery and could […]

Vikings Finalize 53-Man Roster Before Opener

By Jeff Wald

 

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Vikings finalized their 53-man roster over the weekend as their regular season opener is now less than a week away.

The Vikings open the regular season this Sunday at the Detroit Lions in a pivotal NFC North division match-up. It means some players realized their NFL […]

Zulgad: In the end, Vikings' decisions weren't all that difficult

by Judd Zulgad 1500ESPN.com

A few thoughts on a busy day on the local sports scene:

Sifting through the Minnesota Vikings’ 19 roster cuts on Saturday, one thought came to mind: There were several NFL teams that had to make far more difficult decisions.

Yes, the Vikings jettisoned five players whom they had drafted, including […]

Vikings make final cuts, announce 53-man roster

The Vikings made the final preparation for the regular season Saturday, when the team announced it trimmed its roster to 53 players.

We’ll list the players cut first, followed by the current 53-man roster.

Players waived (19):

TE Colin Anderson, RB Joe Banyard, S Brandan Bishop, OL Travis Bond, CB Brandon Burton, WR Stephen Burton, […]

Prediction for Vikings' 53-man roster

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

The Minnesota Vikings preseason came to a close Thursday night with 29 contributors on the sideline as their replacements beat the Tennessee Titans 24-23.

Coaches and team officials have until Saturday at 5 p.m. CT to trim the roster down to 53.

“It is without question, one of the toughest parts […]

Zulgad: Forget passing woes, Vikings' real issue might be in secondary

No matter how feeble the Minnesota Vikings’ first-team offense looked at times this preseason, the reality is that things won’t be that bad come the Sept. 8 regular-season opener in Detroit.

Why? It’s simple.

Adrian Peterson was on the field for only two snaps in games that didn’t matter. When the Vikings face the Lions, […]

Training camp Day 12 quick hits: Two-minute drill executed well

•The Vikings conducted the two-minute drill again during Sunday’s practice.

Quarterback Christian Ponder found the most success, completing all four passes he attempted, including a 20-yard connection to tight end Kyle Rudolph over linebacker Chad Greenway on a seam route. Ponder also connected with running back Adrian Peterson on a swing route, receiver Jerome Simpson, […]