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Kevin Williams reaches milestone with 158th-career start on Sunday

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams will start in his 158th career game on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns and simultaneously pass Hall of Famer Alan Page for most starts by a defensive tackle in team history.

From John Randle to Jim Marshall, Williams stands among some of […]

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 […]

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, […]

Defensive Tackle Depth Will Be On Display Sunday Night

Mike Wobschall vikings.com

Third-year pro Christian Ballard has been placed on the Active/Left Squad list and first-round pick Sharrif Floyd will be sidelined briefly after a knee procedure. On the surface, the temporary loss of two guys who figured to be key parts of the defensive tackle rotation is not a good thing.

But there’s […]

Zulgad: Cutting back on Jared Allen’s snaps wouldn’t be bad idea

There are two things you can always count on that will transpire this time of year in Mankato.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier will discuss his desire to keep his defensive linemen fresh by making frequent substitutions and end Jared Allen will state his distaste for leaving the field for any reason.

Allen said this week […]

Jared Allen, now 31, says ‘this is the best I’ve felt in years’

MANKATO, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings starting defensive line is the cornerstone of the defense, whether you’re talking recent performance, depth or experience.

They’re also the oldest position group on the team, starting three players over the age of 30. With the addition of first-round pick and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, as well as the […]

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 […]

Vikings defensive linemen go through drills at OTAs

Minnesota Vikings defensive linemen went through drills at Wednesday’s organized team activity practice. Full Vikings coverage is at 1500ESPN.com. #Minnesota #Vikings