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Vikings have expressed interest in free agent CB Brandon Flowers


The Minnesota Vikings have 18 defensive backs on the roster, but there’s room for a Pro Bowler in the secondary.

The Vikings have placed a call inquiring about free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers, who was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs just three seasons after signing a five-year, $50 million […]

Week 9 N.F.L. Matchups


One would be hard pressed to find a luckier coach in the N.F.L. this season than Andy Reid, whose Kansas City Chiefs will play a fourth game in five weeks with a team starting a backup quarterback.

Source: New York Times


Hot state spawns multiple hot seats

By Mike Florio

As the eighth week of the 2013 regular season approaches, the success of the Kansas City Chiefs under first-year coach Andy Reid confirms one basic truth about the NFL. After the current season ends, owners will believe they are one good coaching hire away from a turnaround. Which means that plenty […]

Pregame: Injuries, backups play key roles in Vikings-Steelers


If last week’s situation against the Cleveland Browns, in which the Minnesota Vikings faced a third-string quarterback, wasn’t enough to get a win — a matchup against the winless Pittsburgh Steelers could do the trick.

The Vikings (0-3) and Steelers (0-3) kickoff at dinner time in London, noon CT, on Sunday and, once […]

Matt Cassel to start for Vikings over Christian Ponder

By Patra, Kevin

Christian Ponder fans across the pond won’t have the opportunity to see the quarterback play Sunday.

The Vikings announced Friday that backup quarterback Matt Cassel will start for Minnesota against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in place of Ponder, who suffered a rib injury in Week 3.

Ponder was held out of […]

It's official, Matt Cassel will start against the Steelers


The Christian Ponder era may be over, barring how well backup quarterback Matt Cassel performs when he makes his first start for the Minnesota Vikings against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in London.

The Minnesota Vikings verified Twitter account announced the news early Friday morning.

Ponder has started 29 games since being drafted […]

Reports: Christian Ponder not practicing, Cassel likely to start


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 rib […]

Vikings react to Richardson trade

Jared Allen (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update) By John Holler Posted Sep 20, 2013 The Vikings won’t have to play him, but different Vikings had varied reactions to the Browns trading RB Trent Richardson before he was to travel to Minnesota. When it comes to the weekly news cycle, the hype leading up to each […]

Preseason Awards: NFL's most impressive rookies

By Chris Wesseling Around the League Writer

The “NFL Total Access” crew handed out their 2013 Preseason Awards on Wednesday night, with LaDainian Tomlinson and Willie McGinest singling out Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu and St. Louis Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree as two rookie standouts.

In debating the merits of the NFL’s preseason, […]

Breaking Down The OFFENSIVE Depth Chart – Pre Training Camp

Photo by: Aj Mansour (

Minneapolis, MN – Today is the day! With the Vikings reporting to Training Camp later this afternoon we continue our two part series of breaking down the depth chart across the entire 90-man roster that the Vikings are bringing with them to Mankato. Yesterday we tapped into the […]