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Adding Munnerlyn may allow Vikings to draft cornerback to play outside

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Mike Zimmer took over the Vikings head coaching job knowing he’d need to rebuild a shoddy defense.

Minnesota has dipped its toes into free agency to do that. The latest example came Thursday, signing cornerback Captain Munnerlyn to a reported three-year deal.

The #Vikings have signed DB Captain Munnerlyn (@captain_41). […]

Raymond, Hodges debut as injuries highlight Vikings inactives

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Minnesota Vikings safety Mistral Raymond and rookie linebacker Gerald Hodges will make their season debuts as the team will be without three starters when they kickoff against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at noon.

Cornerback Chris Cook (groin), safety Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) and quarterback Christian Ponder (ribs) are inactive for the first […]

Chris Cook, Jamarca Sanford out for Vikings

By Josh Alper

The news that Christian Ponder won’t be in the lineup against the Steelers on Sunday was the biggest development in Vikings camp on Friday morning, but he won’t be the only player sidelined for the game because of injury.

Multiple reporters covering the Vikings in London report that cornerback Chris Cook and […]

Antoine Winfield reportedly will consider NFL return

Around the League

By Chris Wesseling

Around the League Writer

When Antoine Winfield decided to hang up the spikes after being released by the Seattle Seahawks during final cuts, the cornerback’s agent wisely held off on filing the required retirement paperwork.

The 14-year veteran now is working out in Houston and will consider a […]

Cook, Sanford to have MRI exams as Vikings leave for London

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings secondary was a question mark heading into the 2013 season, but after allowing almost 1,000 passing yards through the first three games — it’s a glaring weakness in this winless team.

And now safety Jamarca Sanford (quad), cornerback Chris Cook (groin) and cornerback A.J. Jefferson (ankle) […]

Week 3 Preview: Vikings Vs Browns

Two division road contests have resulted in two division road losses. Hopefully the cure for what ails the Vikings are the Cleveland Browns, who visit Mall of America Field today at noon. As much as you’d hate to think that a week 3 game should be considered a “must-win”, this one might actually qualify. […]

Notebook: Christian Ponder on the run while honing his arm

By akrammer@1500espn.com

CHICAGO — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is on pace for 80 rushing attempts this season after six attempts for 18 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bears.

For perspective, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton logged 126 and 127 rushing attempts in his first two years in the league, respectively.

“I can […]

Vikings defense shares the blame for final Bears' drive

By akrammer@1500espn.com

CHICAGO — The Minnesota Vikings locker room was eerily as quiet as Soldier Field at times when the Chicago Bears went scoreless in the second half up until the final game-winning touchdown pass with 10 seconds left.

Defensive end Brian Robison, who had a 61-yard touchdown off of a Jared Allen sack-fumble in […]

Pregame: Battles in the trenches matter most in Vikings-Bears

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings’ victory at the Detroit Lions last season is their only NFC North road win in the last 10 road trips.

Quarterback Christian Ponder’s lone division road victory wasn’t of his own volition, as he threw for just 111 yards and was backed up by special teams […]

Lions survive mistakes to beat Vikings

Posted by Michael David Smith on September 8, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT

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The Detroit Lions made a whole lot of mistakes and had a whole lot of bad breaks on Sunday. But they still managed to win.

In a weird game at Ford Field, the Vikings took an early lead while the […]