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Vikings claim Shaun Prater, cut Jacob Lacey

By Josh Alper

The Vikings will be sticking with Josh Freeman as their quarterback in Week Eight, but they’ve decided to shuffle up the deck at cornerback. The team announced Tuesday that they have claimed Shaun Prater and released Jacob Lacey. The move wasn’t a reaction to anything that Lacey did on the […]

Vikings re-sign Jacob Lacey

By Mike Wilkening

The Vikings have re-signed cornerback Jacob Lacey, the club said Friday. The 5-foot-180, 183-pound Lacey has notched 257 tackles and intercepted six passes in stints with Indianapolis (2009-2011) and Detroit (2012). Lacey spent part of this offseason with the Vikings but was released in August. Vikings reserve cornerbacks A.J. Jefferson and […]

Training camp Day 15 quick hits: Two one-handed catches end camp

•The Minnesota Vikings 2013 training camp came to a close with probably the two best catches of the entire program.

Receiver Cordarrelle Patterson stuck his left arm out and around cornerback A.J. Jefferson as he was 30 yards downfield, snagging a one-handed grab from backup quarterback Matt Cassel. Jefferson was in position, but was bested.

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Vikings rookie Xavier Rhodes healthy, ready to start ‘growing pains’

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes said he’s never had a hamstring injury in his football career.

There’s a first for everything, including when Rhodes takes the field for his NFL debut on Friday at the Buffalo Bills.

“I don’t try to stress it at all,” Rhodes told 1500ESPN.com on Tuesday. “When you […]

Training camp Day 13 quick hits: Floyd, Rhodes, Bishop will play Fri.

• Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said after Monday’s practice that the usual suspects who have been injured this past week should be ready to suit up and play in Friday’s second preseason game at the Buffalo Bills.

Including rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who had an MRI done on his left knee just a […]

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 […]

Training camp Day 12 quick hits: Two-minute drill executed well

•The Vikings conducted the two-minute drill again during Sunday’s practice.

Quarterback Christian Ponder found the most success, completing all four passes he attempted, including a 20-yard connection to tight end Kyle Rudolph over linebacker Chad Greenway on a seam route. Ponder also connected with running back Adrian Peterson on a swing route, receiver Jerome Simpson, […]

Notebook: Sharrif Floyd OK after leaving because of knee injury

MINNEAPOLIS — This was the type of scare the Minnesota Vikings did not need.

With 6 minutes, 55 seconds left in the second quarter of the team’s preseason opener on Friday night against Houston at the Metrodome, first-round pick Sharrif Floyd went to the turf and did not get up after a 2-yard carry by […]