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Vikings Stadium To Get More Escalators And TVs

By Jonathon Sharp

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to pay for more escalators and more televisions in their under-construction stadium.

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority approved Friday the $1.3 million increase in design fees, to increase totals from 27 to 33 escalators and 800 to 2,000 televisions. The purchase and […]

Vikings QB Bridgewater Motivated By Slide

By Jonathon Sharp

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater says he is going to be playing with a chip on his shoulder after falling all the way to the last pick of the first round of the NFL draft.

Bridgewater was once considered the top quarterback in the class of 2014. But […]

Ex-Viking Henderson Gets Probation After Pleading Guilty To DWI

By Jonathon Sharp

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DWI charge earlier this week and was sentenced to two years of probation.

Henderson pleaded guilty on Monday in Carver County Court, and was also fined $1,000, according to the county attorney’s office.

The terms […]

Peterson Working Way Back From Groin Surgery

By Jonathon Sharp

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson is still working his way back from offseason groin surgery. He says he is eager to rejoin his Minnesota Vikings teammates for the team’s offseason program once his body is ready.

Peterson spoke on a conference call on Wednesday. Peterson played in 14 games last season […]

Agent: Jared Allen Looking Forward To Free Agency

By Jonathon Sharp

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The agent for defensive end Jared Allen says his client is looking forward to free agency, but he is not interested in a role as a situational pass rusher.

Ken Harris tells The Associated Press that Allen has put together a list of priorities as the negotiating period […]

Source: Cassel To Re-Sign With Vikings

By Jonathon Sharp

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press that veteran quarterback Matt Cassel is re-signing with the Minnesota Vikings.

The person says the two sides reached agreement Friday, one day before Cassel would be able to open negotiations with other teams. The person requested anonymity […]

Super Bowl Ads Of 2014

By Jonathon Sharp

[A-C] | [D-F] | [G-O] [P-S] | [T-Z]

The best defense is a good offense, the old adage does. While that might not prove true for football, it may just do so for advertisements. So while you wait to watch the league’s best offense (the Denver Broncos) take on the best […]

Minn. Fans React To Imminent Dome Deflation

By Jonathon Sharp

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Love it or hate it, the white-domed roof is soon to be gone. By Saturday night, the teflon bubble that’s been a part of the Twin Cities skyline for more than 30 years will likely be gone.

Weather permitting, crews plan to deflate the Metrodome early Saturday. The […]

Minn. Vikings Stadium Developers Detail Steel Buy

By Jonathon Sharp

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota stadium developers are providing a fuller accounting of their upcoming steel purchase after word of foreign imports caused concern on the state’s Iron Range.

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority said Monday that only a fifth of the 18,000 tons of steel needed to build the […]

Frazier Says Decision To Start Freeman Was Right

By Jonathon Sharp

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are reeling from another embarrassing performance.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday that he wouldn’t change his decision to start Josh Freeman at quarterback against the New York Giants on Monday night. Freeman struggled through a 20-for-53 passing night in the 23-7 loss.