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Travis Bond, Everett Dawkins join Vikings’ practice squad

Posted by Mike Wilkening on September 1, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT

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Seventh-round picks Travis Bond and Everett Dawkins are among seven members of the Vikings’ practice squad, the club said Sunday.

Bond is a guard from North Carolina, while Dawkins, a defensive tackle, is a Florida State product.

All nine members […]

P.J.R.: Ponder could be Gannon, Harrington ... or Tarvaris

Making comparisons with athletes past is a popular activity with both the sports media and fans. Following Sunday night’s exhibition loss in San Francisco, the topic in Minnesota remained Christian Ponder and what he will bring as the Vikings quarterback in his third season.

There was an e-mail after the game from a long-time […]

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 […]

Vikings rookie corner Xavier Rhodes expected to be a quick study

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes tripped over his own feet and the Mankato training camp crowd briefly held its collective breath as he remained on the ground for five seconds.

Rhodes popped back up to applause as he jaunted off the field only to return a few plays later and deflect […]

Done deal: Vikings sign all three first-round draft selections

The Minnesota Vikings’ trio of first round picks are all signed and ready to report on time to training camp.

Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, the 23rd-overall pick, cornerback Xavier Rhodes (No. 25) and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (No. 29) signed their contracts on Thursday morning, ensuring that they will be expected to be in Mankato […]

Breaking Down The Defensive Depth Chart – Pre Training Camp

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

Minneapolis, MN – As the Minnesota Vikings plan to kick off their 48th-straight summer in Mankato, MN, it’s time to take a closer look at the roster that the team will bring with them when Training Camp starts on Friday morning. Today we will break down the defensive […]

Unfinished business: Vikings still need to sign three first-round pick

The Minnesota Vikings’ trio of first-round draft picks remained unsigned Wednesday as the team prepared to report to training camp on Thursday afternoon in Mankato.

The list includes defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd of Florida, cornerback Xavier Rhodes of Florida State and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson of Tennessee.

Floyd was selected 23rd overall, with Rhodes going […]