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RB depth one of the strengths of the 2014 free agent class

By Mike Wilkening

Looking for a running back to help shoulder the backfield workload in free agency? It’s a good year to be shopping in that aisle. A bevy of capable tailbacks who would work well in ground-game committees could be available when the new league year opens on Tuesday, with the Texans’ […]

Browns reportedly sign Willis McGahee to fill void at running back

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

To replace recently traded running back Trent Richardson, the Cleveland Browns have signed free agent Willis McGahee, according to various reports.

The Broncos cut McGahee, 31, in June. He needed to pass a physical, which he reportedly did Thursday.

The only other running back on the Browns roster before the trade was […]

Vikings reportedly extend safety Andrew Sendejo two years, $2M

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Huge congrats to my man @Asendejo on his contract extension with @Vikings today! Well deserved.

— Erik Burkhardt (@ErikBurkhardt) September 19, 2013

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — According to his agent on Twitter, Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo has been resigned to a two-year contract extension reportedly worth $2 million through 2015.

Sendejo, 26, […]

Vikes’ Allen To Test New-Look Line In Detroit

By smkitzman

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Riley Reiff had a quiet rookie season, playing all 16 games for the Detroit Lions while Jeff Backus remained the starter at left tackle.

Now Backus is retired, so that job belongs to Reiff and the first challenge this season will be a formidable one.

Reiff and the […]

FIVE Position Battles To Watch During Preseason Game #4

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – The fourth preseason game in the NFL isn’t accompanied by all of the pomp and circumstance that the previous three possessed. Leading up to the final preseason bout, you never know what you’re going to get. In preseason […]

Desmond Bishop likely to see snaps with first-team defense vs. 49ers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Desmond Bishop’s proving ground has moved from Mankato to the practice facilities at Winter Park, but he could very well earn a starting job when the Minnesota Vikings travel to San Francisco.

Bishop, who returned from a groin injury last week, will likely see his first playing time with the Minnesota […]

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 sign rookie defensive lineman Spencer Nealy

A day after releasing cornerback Jacob Lacey, the Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of rookie defensive lineman Spencer Nealy.

Nealy, 22, went undrafted in April after finishing his senior season at Texas A&M with 42 tackles, two sacks and three pass deflections.

Nealy (6-3, 285) tried out for the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free […]

“He’s Not The Typical Route Runner…” Ponder Still Adjusting To Jennings’ Style

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Mankato, MN – Statistically speaking, when you bring in a new free agent player you would like to think that you have a decent idea of what you’re going to get. On paper, the equation looks simple. The reality of the matter is […]

Safety Andrew Sendejo becoming a mainstay for Vikings’ special teams

MANKATO, Minn. — You might call Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo a late bloomer.

After going undrafted in 2010, due in part to a high ankle sprain that required surgery and ended his senior season at Rice prematurely, Sendejo signed on as a street free agent with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football […]