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Vikes Stadium Negotiations Postponed Again

By sdswanson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As some senior level Vikings officials spend time in London, there are questions here at home about the future of the new Vikings stadium.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for November, but final negotiations about developments and the stadium lease have been postponed Friday until next week.

This is […]

Report: Colts had interest in Toby Gerhart before netting Richardson

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

The Browns traded Trent Richardson to the Colts this week, springing wide speculation that they’re playing for next season or beyond.

Before they landed Richardson, the Colts were also interested in Vikings backup running back Toby Gerhart, according to CBS Sports.

The Colts had apparently targeted running backs still on their rookie deals, […]

Petition Begs Obama To Fire Christian Ponder

By Eric Henderson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Vikings now have a 0-2 record for the season, and some are asking whether it’s time for a major change.

One fan thinks he has the solution: get rid of quarterback Christian Ponder. In fact, he took his issues to a higher authority.

The fan started a […]

MSFA Chair Defends Review On Wilfs

By Jonathon Sharp

INNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Michelle Kelm-Helgen, the chair of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Authority, says it’s important the review was done.

“It definitely was important,” she said. “It did identify, just a very thorough examination the information and potential risks and how we will mitigate those risks if they come to pass which […]

After Vikings’ Loss, Frazier’s Message Clear: ‘We Gotta Do Better’

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There wasn’t much to feel good about after the Vikings’ season-opening loss at Detroit Sunday and Leslie Frazier’s message Monday couldn’t have been clearer.

“We have some work to do,” Frazier said. “Without question.”

There weren’t a lot of positives to pull out of Sunday’s season opener.

The number […]

Reggie Bush-Led Lions Beat Vikings 34-24

DETROIT (AP) — Reggie Bush gave the Detroit Lions exactly what they were looking for when they signed him as a free agent in the offseason.

Bush turned a short pass into a 77-yard touchdown in the third quarter and finished with 191 yards of offense to help Detroit pull away to beat the Minnesota […]

Vikings Blog: Williams Ruled Out

By smkitzman

(credit: CBS)

By Craig Schroepfer

On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings kickoff the 2013 NFL season in Detroit against the Lions. On Friday we learned that the Vikings would be without one of their top players for the season opener.

Defensive tackle Kevin Williams has been ruled out for this Sunday’s game against Detroit […]

Vikings Rookie DT Thrust Into Big Role For Opener

By smkitzman

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ready or not, here it comes for Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd.

Kevin Williams’ right knee injury will keep him out of the season opener against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. That means Floyd will be thrust into a prominent role in the middle of the Vikings defense.

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Vikes D-Line Checkup: Is Williams & Floyd Ready To Go?

By smkitzman

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Question No. 1 for week one — will Kevin Williams play for the Vikings?

If he doesn’t, is first round pick Sharrif Floyd ready?

“For us, it’s more about this first game and concentrating on getting this win on the road – this is so important,” Leslie Frazier […]

Vikes’ Allen To Test New-Look Line In Detroit

By smkitzman

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Riley Reiff had a quiet rookie season, playing all 16 games for the Detroit Lions while Jeff Backus remained the starter at left tackle.

Now Backus is retired, so that job belongs to Reiff and the first challenge this season will be a formidable one.

Reiff and the […]