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Antoine Winfield pursuing NFL return in “right situation”

By Curtis Crabtree

When the Seattle Seahawks told Antoine Winfield that they planned to release him in August, the 15-year veteran cornerback elected to call it a career. He had been named to an All-Pro team and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection in his time with the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings.

However, […]

The Clock Is Now Ticking on Leslie Frazier’s Reign with the Minnesota Vikings

By Zach Kruse (Featured Columnist) Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sport

The reign of Leslie Frazier as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings may have an approaching expiration date after an embarrassing home loss to the Cleveland Browns dropped his team to 0-3 to start 2013.

Less than a month into a contract year for Frazier, […]

What We’ve Learned About the Minnesota Vikings Through 3 Games

By Tom Schreier (Featured Columnist) The Vikings have to be careful or they are going to let Peterson’s talent go to waste. Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

How did it come to this?

How did we go from “Hey, the Cleveland Browns traded Trent Richardson, are starting a third-string quarterback and tanking their season” to “The Browns […]

Is Adrian Peterson Enough to Carry Minnesota Vikings Offense to the Playoffs?

By Giancarlo King (Featured Columnist) Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Although the NFL has been dubbed as a “quarterback league” in recent years—for a deeper look into this transition, check out Bleacher Report NFL National Leader Writer Michael Schottey’s article—when it comes down to it, running the football is still a key element to any successful offense.

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Despite concussion, Jarius Wright will be backup return man

By akrammer@1500espn.com

DEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings receiver Jarius Wright never fielded a kickoff or punt return in the preseason.

Wright’s few opportunities in the first two preseason games, all on punt return, were squandered by either penalties or touchbacks and when he was blindsided on a catch in the first half at the […]

Floyd practicing, Williams not as Vikings begin regular season routine

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Coach Leslie Frazier said there was ‘a chance’ that veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams would be ready for the Minnesota Vikings regular season opener at the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Sept. 8.

That chance may have taken a hit as Williams was not at practice on Monday.

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Top in-house candidates for Vikings practice squad

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

The Minnesota Vikings waved goodbye to a few players on Saturday who are not eligible for their 2013 practice squad, but the majority of the cuts can return to serve on the eight-man slate.

Receiver Stephen Burton, offensive tackle Brandon Keith, linebacker Tyrone McKenzie and cornerback Brandon Burton will not return […]

Joe Webb survives cuts, makes team as a receiver

Joe Webb’s transition from quarterback to receiver took a giant leap on Saturday, when he made the Minnesota Vikings 53-man roster as their fifth receiver.

In May, Webb wasn’t entirely sure what position he would play. After starting at quarterback in the Vikings’ playoff loss at Green Bay in January to limited success, Webb knew […]

Notebook: Matt Kalil trying to 'be smarter' about personal fouls

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Matt Kalil doesn’t see a lot of yellow flags thrown his way.

The rookie registered six penalties while playing all 1,097 snaps last season as the Minnesota Vikings starting left tackle.

So it was a little odd to see his number called for multiple personal fouls in the Vikings 34-14 preseason […]

Notebook: Rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes slowly adapting to NFL speed

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes watched February’s Super Bowl featuring the San Francisco 49ers, who he’ll lineup against for his most daunting test on Sunday.

That’s not on Rhodes mind, though, as he prepares for his second NFL game with a little more than two weeks before he’ll likely debut […]