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One of 2014 free agents, Jared Allen says no worries about his deal

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen will start his 85th-consecutive game in purple on Sunday in a career that has already produced 120.5 sacks.

In his sixth and final contract season with the Vikings, Allen said he’s not focused on his situation after watching fellow 30-year old defensive end Brian […]

Defensive sets and film observations: Week 4 vs. Steelers

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Welcome to another installment of ‘Defensive sets and film observations,’ this one brought to you for the Minnesota Vikings-Pittsburgh Steelers.

Every Wednesday after a game, we’ll take a look at what the Vikings defense looked like, bring you five key takeaways from film study and hand out a proverbial game ball and […]

Christian Ballard was no longer 'having a good time playing football'

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

Wondering what happened to Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Christian Ballard?

We now have the answer.

Ballard, 24, who abruptly left the Vikings during training camp and was placed on the reserve/left squad list on Aug. 18, decided he no longer wanted to be in the NFL and is now living in his hometown […]

Pregame: New faces mix with old rivalries in Vikings-Lions

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Two NFL greats have been mainstays of Minnesota Vikings-Detroit Lions football since 2007, but in the 13th meeting between running back Adrian Peterson and receiver Calvin Johnson — it’s the new faces that have coaches, fans and media buzzing.

Prior to kickoff, the win count stands at Adrian Peterson: 8, Calvin Johnson: 4.

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Vikings moving on without defensive tackle Christian Ballard

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Christian Ballard hasn’t been on a field with the team since the preseason opener against the Houston Texans on Aug. 9.

Placed on the active/left-squad list a week later, Ballard hasn’t been seen around the Vikings practice facilities since. Coach Leslie Frazier said […]

Leslie Frazier: Christian Ballard unlikely to return

Leslie Frazier: Christian Ballard unlikely to rejoin Vikes By Gregg Rosenthal

Christian Ballard left Minnesota Vikings training camp more than two weeks ago, citing personal reasons. It doesn’t sound like the defensive end is coming back to the team anytime soon.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he assumes the 2011 fourth-round draft pick won’t […]

Midweek Notebook: Vikings Vs Lions (Calvin Johnson, Kevin Williams, Reggie Bush, Antoine Winfield, Christian Ballard And More)

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Week one is upon us and the Minnesota Vikings are continuing their preparation for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions at Winter Park. The first Wednesday of the regular season marks the first Leslie Frazier/Christian Ponder pregame press […]

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 cost […]

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, […]