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Pregame: Injuries, backups play key roles in Vikings-Steelers

By akrammer@1500espn.com

If last week’s situation against the Cleveland Browns, in which the Minnesota Vikings faced a third-string quarterback, wasn’t enough to get a win — a matchup against the winless Pittsburgh Steelers could do the trick.

The Vikings (0-3) and Steelers (0-3) kickoff at dinner time in London, noon CT, on Sunday and, […]

Adrian Peterson hopes to rebound, get first win at Chicago since 2007

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Adrian Peterson’s first breakout performance in the NFL came at Soldier Field, notching his first-ever 200-yard game and multi-touchdown performance during the last Minnesota Vikings victory over the Chicago Bears on the road.

That was in 2007.

On Sunday, Peterson will look to rebound from an uneven game in […]

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, […]

Prediction for Vikings' 53-man roster

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

The Minnesota Vikings preseason came to a close Thursday night with 29 contributors on the sideline as their replacements beat the Tennessee Titans 24-23.

Coaches and team officials have until Saturday at 5 p.m. CT to trim the roster down to 53.

“It is without question, one of the toughest parts […]

UPDATED: Projected 53-Man Roster (Following Preseason Game #4)

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Earlier this week I put out my projected 53-man roster. Now that we’ve seen the fourth and final preseason game and bubble players had their final chance to show what they’ve got, I’ve amended my previous 53-man roster to […]

Up and down performance shows rookie punter Jeff Locke needs game reps

MANKATO, Minn. — On the first day of a game week, Minnesota Vikings rookie punter Jeff Locke estimates he kicks around 70 to 80 punts during a two-hour practice.

But not even the numerous repetitions can fully prepare Locke for what it’s like on game day with thousands of fans cheering and a swarming defensive […]