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Vikings injury report: Ponder, Cook, Sanford and Ellison out on Sun.

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings (0-3) will be without three starters when they kickoff against the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-3) on Sunday in London.

Quarterback Christian Ponder (ribs), cornerback Chris Cook (groin), safety Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) and tight end/fullback Rhett Ellison (knee) did not practice on Friday and have been ruled out.

Ponder played the […]

Vikings place rookie Zach Line on IR, free up spot for Felton

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Undrafted rookie fullback Zach Line’s dream came to an abrupt end on Monday when he was placed on injured reserve.

Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton returned from a three-game suspension and the team needed to make room on the roster before he can practice.

Line was the only […]

Vikings Finalize 53-Man Roster Before Opener

By Jeff Wald

 

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Vikings finalized their 53-man roster over the weekend as their regular season opener is now less than a week away.

The Vikings open the regular season this Sunday at the Detroit Lions in a pivotal NFC North division match-up. It means some players realized their NFL […]

Vikings keep Joe Webb, for now

Vikings keep Joe Webb, for now Posted by Mike Florio on August 31, 2013, 7:09 PM EDT

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One of the biggest roster questions for the Vikings centered on the status of Joe Webb. Drafted in 2010 as a receiver and quickly moved to quarterback, the Vikings decided after a disastrous playoff effort in […]

Harvin goes to regular-season PUP list

Posted by Mike Florio on August 27, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

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As expected, the Seahawks have decided to leave receiver Percy Harvin on the Physically Unable to Perform list following surprise surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip.

The move means that Harvin, a high-profile offseason trade acquisition from the […]

Joe Looney: Kevin Williams hit wasn't meant to injure

San Francisco 49ers guard Joe Looney‘s low blow on Kevin Williams injured the defensive tackle Sunday and set the Minnesota Vikings afire regarding the legality of the block.

Looney, a second-year pro, knows the block looked like a cheap shot. He wanted to clear up his intent Monday.

“I didn’t try to take a dirty […]

Vikings release cornerback Jacob Lacey

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings announced the release of cornerback Jacob Lacey on Monday.

Lacey, 26, signed to the Vikings in late April and missed mandatory minicamp in June with a dislocated thumb and was out most of training camp with knee problems, ultimately having surgery on Aug. 12.

Coach Leslie Frazier said […]

Notebook: MRI on Sharrif Floyd's knee shows

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd said after Sunday’s practice that an MRI on his left knee showed there was “nothing wrong,” adding, “it went well.”

Vikings coach Leslie Frazieir said earlier Sunday that Floyd would have the MRI after the first-round pick was cut from behind on a block in Friday’s […]

Rookie Sharrif Floyd ‘a little sore,’ will have MRI on left knee

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd will have an MRI on his left knee done after being cut from behind on a block in Friday’s 27-13 preseason loss to the Houston Texans.

Coach Leslie Frazier said Floyd would be fine after the loss, but on Sunday morning the rookie was a little […]

Chris Cook, Vikings D focused on ‘calculated risks’ to force turnovers

MANKATO, Minn. — As Minnesota Vikings’ players rushed out of the Myers Field House in Mankato after Wednesday’s walkthrough, cornerback Chris Cook and the secondary stayed 10 minutes after to continue working on techniques before the afternoon practice.

Cook, who has gone without an interception in his first three NFL seasons, said he and his […]