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Notebook: Barr hits the ‘learning curve’ head on before training camp

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Anthony Barr shuffled his feet to the right and placed his hand on the ground. To his left, Brian Robison stood up, slid right and hovered above the center before the ball was snapped.

As the Minnesota Vikings install various sub packages to Mike Zimmer’s defense, […]

Projected depth chart and draft needs for the Vikings defense

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Less than a week before the draft, let’s project the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive depth chart. We’ll provide position previews of draft prospects on Monday (QB), Tuesday (LB) and Wednesday (DB) before Thursday’s first round is selected.

Defensive lineProjected starters: DE Brian Robison, NT Linval Joseph, DT Sharrif Floyd, DE Brian RobisonOn the […]

Wootton ready to defer to Robison

By Mike Florio

When the Vikings signed free-agent defensive lineman Corey Wootton, defensive end Brian Robison thought Wootton would be gunning for Robison’s position in the starting lineup. Not so, says Wootton. “He’s the starter,” Wootton said of Robison, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “He’s established himself for how many […]

Monson: Everson Griffen might have higher ceiling than Brian Robison

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Many Vikings observers had their eyes on the quarterback situation as the NFL’s free agency season crept closer. Matt Cassel re-signed Friday, which answered that question before it officially was asked.

But by far the bigger deal, with longer term ramifications, was the decision to hand Everson Griffen a reported 5-year, $42.5 […]

Griffen gets $20 million guaranteed, $13 million on signing

By Mike Florio

Now that the Vikings have opted to keep defensive end Everson Griffin, the numbers suggest that they won’t be able or inclined to keep Jared Allen. With Brian Robison already signed to a four-year, $22 million deal, Griffen has a five-year, $42 million contract. Per a league source, Griffen gets $13 […]

Countdown to free agency: The Top 10 defensive ends in the market

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Welcome to ‘Countdown to Free Agency,’ a four-day installment before NFL teams can begin negotiating with other teams’ unrestricted free agents on Saturday, March 8. Each installment will look at a key position of need for the Minnesota Vikings and the top prospects that will likely be available when free agency opens […]

Vikings Rule Henderson Out; Peterson On Track

By sdswanson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will play without starting middle linebacker Erin Henderson at Green Bay.

Henderson has missed practice all week due to an unspecified personal matter. On Friday, coach Leslie Frazier ruled the team’s leading tackler out of the game against the Packers. Audie Cole will start […]

Vikings defensive coordinator OK with criticism from players

By Josh Alper

After the Vikings lost to the Cowboys in Week Nine, defensive linemen Brian Robison and Kevin Williams expressed some dismay about the way the Vikings deployed their defense on the final Cowboys drive. One major bone of contention was defensive coordinator Alan Williams’ decision to drop defensive linemen into coverage instead […]

As Losses Pile Up, So Does Frustration For Vikings

By Cole Premo

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says he plans to talk to the team on Monday amid mounting frustration after a fourth straight loss.

Several veterans, including Kevin Williams and Brian Robison, criticized the offensive and defensive coordinators after the Vikings lost 27-23 at Dallas on Sunday. It […]

Brian Robison questions Vikings’ late-game play calls

By Patra, Kevin Minnesota Vikings players were not happy with the defensive play-calling on the Dallas Cowboys’ game-winning touchdown drive. According to lineman Brian Robison, the calls say “a lot of things” about the Vikings.

Source: National Football League