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Tom Brady called Matt Cassel starting on Wednesday

By Darin Gantt

Move over Rob Lowe.

There’s a new breaker of quarterback news.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady seemed to know Wednesday what was announced this morning, that Matt Cassel is starting for the Vikings instead of the injured Christian Ponder.

During a discussion of another of his former backups, Cleveland’s Brian Hoyer, Brady […]

Peterson “soul-searching” after slow (for him) start

By Darin Gantt

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For many backs, being on pace for more than 1,500 yards is reason to celebrate.

But for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, it’s cause for introspection.

According to Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Peterson said he needed to do some “soul-searching” after rushing for 100 yards last week […]

Vikings announce Kevin Williams out this week

Posted by Darin Gantt on September 6, 2013, 1:56 PM EDT


A dirty hit in the second half of a meaningless preseason game will cost Kevin Williams at least one week.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told reporters after practice that Williams would not be able to play Sunday against the Lions.

Williams was […]

Vikings claim J’Marcus Webb off waivers from Bears

Posted by Darin Gantt on September 1, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT


The Bears didn’t need J’Marcus Webb any longer, but he didn’t have to wait long or move far for his next chance.

According to multiple reports, Webb was claimed off waivers by the Vikings today.

Webb had started 44 games the last […]

Joe Looney says he’s not a dirty player

Posted by Darin Gantt on August 27, 2013, 7:52 AM EDT


Joe Looney knows what it looks like, which is why he wanted to try to clear his name.

The 49ers backup guard, who dove at the knee of Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams Sunday night, said he meant no harm.

“I tried […]

Kevin Williams upset about low block

Posted by Darin Gantt on August 26, 2013, 6:39 AM EDT


Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams figured after this long in the NFL, he had earned a little more respect.

But he was frustrated after leaving last night’s game following a low block from San Francisco’s second-year backup guard Joe Looney.

“I was […]

Kevin Williams walks off after shot to knee

Posted by Darin Gantt on August 25, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT


There’s a reason few veterans want to play in second halves of preseason games, and Kevin Williams just showed why.

The Vikings defensive tackle just limped off the field under his own power, after taking a shot to the right knee from […]