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Vikings drop to 0-2 after close loss to Bears

1500ESPN.com beat writer Andrew Krammer provides a brief breakdown of the Minnesota Vikings’ 31-30 loss at the Chicago Bears. #1500ESPN #Vikings #homepage #sportswire

Vikings beat reporter Andrew Krammer and senior editor Derek Wetmore analyze the Vikings week 1 loss: Adrian Peterson, Christian Ponder and Kevin Williams.

Vikings beat reporter Andrew Krammer and senior editor Derek Wetmore analyze the Vikings week 1 loss: Adrian Peterson, Christian Ponder and Kevin Williams. #1500ESPN #Vikings #homepage #sportswire

Vikings moving on without defensive tackle Christian Ballard

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Christian Ballard hasn’t been on a field with the team since the preseason opener against the Houston Texans on Aug. 9.

Placed on the active/left-squad list a week later, Ballard hasn’t been seen around the Vikings practice facilities since. Coach Leslie Frazier said […]

Swing tackle is J'Marcus Webb's job to lose

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — New Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb doesn’t want to talk about what went wrong with his former team the Chicago Bears.

Webb threw out a ‘no comment’ and then proceeded to laugh it off for 13 seconds before being just as coy in more words.

“I’m […]

Floyd practicing, Williams not as Vikings begin regular season routine

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Coach Leslie Frazier said there was ‘a chance’ that veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams would be ready for the Minnesota Vikings regular season opener at the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Sept. 8.

That chance may have taken a hit as Williams was not at practice on Monday.

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Reports: Vikings claim former Bears OT Webb off waivers

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

The Minnesota Vikings reportedly claimed former Chicago Bears tackle J’Marcus Webb, less than 24 hours after he was cut by the divisional rival.

Webb became famous for getting on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s bad side, publicly shoving the tackle after Webb missed an assignment leading to a Cutler sack in Week […]

Top in-house candidates for Vikings practice squad

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

The Minnesota Vikings waved goodbye to a few players on Saturday who are not eligible for their 2013 practice squad, but the majority of the cuts can return to serve on the eight-man slate.

Receiver Stephen Burton, offensive tackle Brandon Keith, linebacker Tyrone McKenzie and cornerback Brandon Burton will not return […]

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 […]

Prediction for Vikings' 53-man roster

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

The Minnesota Vikings preseason came to a close Thursday night with 29 contributors on the sideline as their replacements beat the Tennessee Titans 24-23.

Coaches and team officials have until Saturday at 5 p.m. CT to trim the roster down to 53.

“It is without question, one of the toughest parts […]

Notebook: Desmond Bishop, Marcus Sherels impress in preseason finale

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

Most Minnesota Vikings starters wore pads on Thursday night, but did so for the camera as they completed a string of in-game sideline interviews with their replacements on the field for the final preseason game.

Linebacker Erin Henderson (heel), cornerback Chris Cook (groin), fullback Jerome Felton (appendectomy), defensive tackles Sharrif Floyd […]