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Vikings Offensive Tackles Couldn’t Be Less Alike

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — With Matt Kalil under contract through 2015 and Phil Loadholt locked up a year longer than that, the Minnesota Vikings boast a sturdy and talented pair of offensive tackles they can include in the core of their roster for many more seasons.

The similarities of the recent high draft […]

Training camp Day 14 quick hits: Turnovers are a continued emphasis

•Minnesota Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford snuck up behind running back Adrian Peterson and attempted to poke the ball out of his hands during Tuesday’s team drills.

Peterson was already 20 yards downfield and the play was over, but Sanford’s effort is a microcosm of the Vikings’ defensive plan for 2013 — force turnovers and […]

Second-year Vikings tackle Matt Kalil becoming ‘student of the game’

MANKATO, Minn. — In less than a year, Minnesota Vikings tackle Matt Kalil went from University of Southern California star to fourth-overall pick in the 2012 draft to Pro Bowl left tackle.

How can he improve on that?

“You need to be a lot more attentive than you are in college,” Kalil said after Friday’s […]

Phil Loadholt cashed in, but still battling to up his game

MANKATO, Minn. — Phil Loadholt stands a foot above the average human being, the tallest player on the Minnesota Vikings’ 90-man roster in training camp.

At 6-foot-8, one of Loadholt’s only drawbacks is his tendency to get caught out of position by speedy defensive ends and outside linebackers who often get underneath his pads and […]