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Raymond, Hodges debut as injuries highlight Vikings inactives

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Minnesota Vikings safety Mistral Raymond and rookie linebacker Gerald Hodges will make their season debuts as the team will be without three starters when they kickoff against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at noon.

Cornerback Chris Cook (groin), safety Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) and quarterback Christian Ponder (ribs) are inactive for the first […]

Rookie linebacker Michael Mauti activated, to make NFL debut

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings rookie linebacker Michael Mauti will have come full circle from three major knee surgeries when he makes his NFL debut on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

Mauti was inactive for the first two games at the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears, but an injury to fullback/tight end Rhett […]

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 […]

Pregame: New faces mix with old rivalries in Vikings-Lions

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Two NFL greats have been mainstays of Minnesota Vikings-Detroit Lions football since 2007, but in the 13th meeting between running back Adrian Peterson and receiver Calvin Johnson — it’s the new faces that have coaches, fans and media buzzing.

Prior to kickoff, the win count stands at Adrian Peterson: 8, Calvin Johnson: 4.

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Vikings Blog: Williams Ruled Out

By smkitzman

(credit: CBS)

By Craig Schroepfer

On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings kickoff the 2013 NFL season in Detroit against the Lions. On Friday we learned that the Vikings would be without one of their top players for the season opener.

Defensive tackle Kevin Williams has been ruled out for this Sunday’s game against Detroit […]

Despite concussion, Jarius Wright will be backup return man

By akrammer@1500espn.com

DEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings receiver Jarius Wright never fielded a kickoff or punt return in the preseason.

Wright’s few opportunities in the first two preseason games, all on punt return, were squandered by either penalties or touchbacks and when he was blindsided on a catch in the first half at the […]

Vikings-Lions: 5 Storylines To Watch

Mike Wobschall vikings.com

It’s finally here. The regular season is upon us. The Vikings open the 2013 season this Sunday by playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in the Motor City, with kickoff slated for noon CT. This marks the first time the Vikings have opened with a road division game since 2008 […]

Vikings cuts leaking hours before 53-man roster deadline

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

Coach Leslie Frazier said cuts are one of the toughest parts of his job and he made one of the more difficult ones first on Saturday.

Running back Joe Banyard and linebacker Tyrone McKenzie were cut hours before the 5 p.m. CT deadline for all teams to trim their rosters from […]

First domino falls in Vikings running back Joe Banyard

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

Coach Leslie Frazier said cuts are one of the toughest parts of his job and he made one of the more difficult ones first on Saturday.

Running back Joe Banyard and linebacker Tyrone McKenzie were cut hours before the 5 p.m. CT deadline for all teams to trim their rosters from […]

The Morning After: Five Observations From Vikings Vs Titans (Preseason Game #4)

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Well, it took them four preseason games but the Minnesota Vikings finally put one in the “win” column! Disregard the fact that it came in a meaningless preseason game that was played between reserves on both sides. Just sit back […]