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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 […]

Seven inactives for Vikings, Guion to start for Williams

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings announced seven inactives for Sunday’s regular season opener at the Detroit Lions.

Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, safety Mistral Raymond, rookie linebackers Gerald Hoges and Michael Mauti, guard Jeff Baca, defensive end George Johnson and defensive tackle Kevin Williams will not suit up.

The most notable of the inactives is safety […]

Kevin Williams Misses Another Practice For The Minnesota Vikings

By Joseph Gunther

For just the second time in his 11-year NFL career, Kevin Williams may not play due to an injury.

The 33-year-old former first round draft pick recorded two tackles, a pass deflection and a sack against the San Francisco 49ers, before a blindside, low block looked bad. Williams avoided a serious injury, […]

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 […]

Final Fight: Bubble Players Make Strong Closing Argument for Vikings

Mike Wobschall vikings.com

The Vikings put a victorious bow on the 2013 preseason Thursday night, battling with the Tennessee Titans into the final minute of the game to win it with a Blair Walsh 25-yard field goal. The Vikings drove 71 yards in eight plays, behind three consecutive completions from McLeod Bethel-Thompson, to put Walsh […]

Training camp Day 15 quick hits: Two one-handed catches end camp

•The Minnesota Vikings 2013 training camp came to a close with probably the two best catches of the entire program.

Receiver Cordarrelle Patterson stuck his left arm out and around cornerback A.J. Jefferson as he was 30 yards downfield, snagging a one-handed grab from backup quarterback Matt Cassel. Jefferson was in position, but was bested.

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Training camp Day 7 quick hits: Vikings break out two-minute drill

Notes and observations from Day 7 of Vikings training camp

• The Minnesota Vikings began practicing their two-minute drill on Friday, running one series each with the first three quarterbacks.

Backup quarterback Matt Cassel found the most success in the drill, securing a couple of first downs against the second-team defense before stalling off a […]

Vikings rookie corner Xavier Rhodes expected to be a quick study

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes tripped over his own feet and the Mankato training camp crowd briefly held its collective breath as he remained on the ground for five seconds.

Rhodes popped back up to applause as he jaunted off the field only to return a few plays later and deflect […]

Training camp Day 4 quick hits: No timetable on Greg Childs’ return

Notes and observations from Day 4 of Vikings training camp

• Coach Leslie Frazier set no timeline and said “it’s hard to say” if receiver Greg Childs (PUP), who is rehabbing two torn tendons in both knees, will make it onto a Mankato practice field before training camp ends on August 14. Frazier said linebacker […]

Training camp Day 3 quick hits: Bishop works with second team

Notes and observations from Day 3 of Vikings training camp

• Linebacker Desmond Bishop, who was signed last month after being let go by Green Bay, lined up with the second-team defense and Marvin Mitchell took his place as the starting weak-side linebacker on Monday as the Minnesota Vikings conducted their first practice in pads. […]