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Vikings Drop Heartbreaker In Chicago, 31-30

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

I used to be able to say that “I haven’t seen it all,” then I watched the Vikings drop a heartbreaker to the Bears on Sunday afternoon. Any possible way that a team could score a touchdown (or shoot themselves in the foot), the Bears and Vikings did […]

Notebook: Vikings Locked and loaded on Hester

Devin Hester (Rob Grabowski/USA TODAY) By Tim Yotter VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 12, 2013 The Vikings have the ultimate respect for Devin Hester’s return ability and they should. Now they get to face him with a rookie punter. Devin Hester still has it.

That’s the assessment of the Chicago Bears punt and kick returner offered […]

Friendship cools competition at punt returner for Sherels and Felder

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Bobby Felder has already followed in fellow cornerback Marcus Sherels’ footsteps — both undrafted rookie free agents who made the practice squad — and logically, Felder’s next step is to make the final roster as a cornerback and/or punt returner.

Felder and Sherels see enough room for both […]

The Morning After: Five Observations From Vikings Vs. Texans

Photo: Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Football games are generally a lot to take in on the spot. The use of instant replay helps to take a look back at a few particular plays, but to really walk away from a game and make grandiose […]

Cordarrelle Patterson impresses, but is far from satisfied

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson made a great first impression on an announced crowd of 62,306 at the Metrodome, taking the opening kickoff back 50 yards and adding four receptions for 54 yards in the first half of a 27-13 loss to the Houston Texans.

But he’s going to focus on the […]

Vikings ‘debating’ using Cordarrelle Patterson in return game

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings first-round pick Cordarrelle Patterson is forty pounds heavier and three inches taller than former Vikings receiver Percy Harvin, yet they’ve been compared as similar players.

The comparison is a testament to Patterson’s agility and ability to accelerate after changing directions on a dime, but it’s not a forgone conclusion that […]

First-round pick Sharrif Floyd prepared to contribute on special teams

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd will pay his dues on special teams before fulfilling his perceived destiny as veteran Kevin Williams’ replacement.

As the University of Florida’s premier defensive tackle for the past two years, Floyd didn’t play a big role on the Gators’ special teams, but said he has been […]

Contract Terms Of Vikings 1st Rounders Revealed

Photo by: Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – On the very day that Vikings players were expected to report for Training Camp (Thursday, July 25th), all three Minnesota Vikings first round draft picks agreed to terms and signed contracts for their rookies deals. Four days later, some of […]

Training camp Day 2 quick hits: Patterson ‘top option’ on kick returns

Notes and observations from Day 2 of Vikings training camp

• Minnesota Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer called rookie Cordarrelle Patterson his “top option” at kick returner this season.

“It makes me feel pretty good,” Patterson said after Saturday’s practice. “Shows [Priefer] has a lot of confidence in me. If he feels I can […]