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Matt Cassel will start for Vikings

By Josh Alper

The Vikings sent a hint about who would be their starting quarterback against the Steelers at Friday’s practice when Christian Ponder was on the sideline without a helmet during the portion of practice open to the media.

They confirmed it a short time later. The Vikings have announced that Matt Cassel […]

Reports: Christian Ponder not practicing, Cassel likely to start

By akrammer@1500espn.com

According to multiple reports from London, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder did not practice early Friday and did not have his helmet with him.

Backup quarterback Matt Cassel would make his first start as a member of the Vikings against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday if Ponder can’t go from an apparent […]

Vikings lineman Seth Olsen leaves game on stretcher

Posted by Curtis Crabtree on August 29, 2013, 11:40 PM EDT

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Offensive lineman Seth Olsen left the Minnesota Vikings’ preseason finale against the Tennessee Titans Thursday night on a stretcher after colliding with linebacker Scott Solomon.

According to the Associated Press, Olsen was blocking on a screen pass when he took a […]

Guard Seth Olsen leaves final preseason game on stretcher

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

Minnesota Vikings guard Seth Olsen remained down on the field for several minutes before being carted off after he was kneed in the head on the team’s final drive of the first half on Thursday.

Olsen appeared to go for a low block on a Tennessee Titans’ defender when he took […]

Jared Allen sounds off on Looney’s low hit

Posted by Mike Florio on August 27, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT

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For the record, I’m a huge Jared Allen fan. He’s genuinely funny, he’s a great player, he’s good for the league, he does a lot of good in the community, and he’s moved on from some off-field issues early in his […]

NOTEBOOK: Cheap Shot Sidelines Kevin Williams During Vikings 34-14 Preseason Loss.

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

While preseason football is put in place to prepare teams for the regular season, the number one goal for players across the league remains to escape the preseason healthy. Sunday night in San Francisco, the Minnesota Vikings and defensive tackle Kevin Williams underwent a bit of a scare […]

Officials don’t expect a slew of penalties to follow new helmet rule

MANKATO, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings’ defense collected more than $100,000 worth of fines last season for various helmet-to-helmet hits and roughing the passer penalties, among others.

But with the NFL’s new rule changes in March, ball carriers like running back Adrian Peterson will be subject to a similar “spearing” penalty that has been put […]