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Zulgad: DE Griffen looking forward to playing an attacking style on defense


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Questions about the Tampa-2 defense appear to be the equivalent of nails on a chalkboard at Winter Park.

This observation came to mind last week as defensive end Everson Griffen was asked about the difference between the scheme the Vikings used the past eight years and what […]

Adrian Peterson thinks coaching change could make quick impact on team

By Mike Florio

As Vikings running back Adrian Peterson closes in on his 30th birthday, one of the best players in league history will be working with his third head coach at the NFL level. And while the presence of coach Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner won’t make Peterson play any harder, […]

QB Competition? Vikings Not Naming Starter Now

By sdswanson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings brought back veteran Matt Cassel back to be the bridge to the quarterback they were bound to draft this year, and they mapped out the future by trading into the end of the first round to pick Teddy Bridgewater.

Retaining Cassel on a two-year […]

Notebook: Barr hits the ‘learning curve’ head on before training camp


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Anthony Barr shuffled his feet to the right and placed his hand on the ground. To his left, Brian Robison stood up, slid right and hovered above the center before the ball was snapped.

As the Minnesota Vikings install various sub packages to Mike Zimmer’s defense, first-round […]

‘Strong’ legs under him, Michael Mauti is ready to make an impression


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — For the first time in three years, Michael Mauti didn’t have to go through a rehab program this offseason.

Mauti, 24, is healthy and hopes to stay that way after three ACL injuries shortened his college career and sent him down the draft boards to the Vikings […]

Notebook: Zimmer puts focus on fitness during upcoming five weeks off


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The National Football League is a marathon, not a sprint.

Generally the more healthy teams late in the season find success, and that’s what Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer hopes he can instill into his 90-man roster as they prepare for a month off before training […]

Mike Zimmer won’t name Vikings QB ‘for a while’

By Wesseling, Chris Coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday that he won’t name a starting quarterback until training camp. Is Matt Cassel viewed as the heavy favorite over Teddy Bridgewater?

Source: National Football League

Mike Zimmer on quarterback decision: It won’t be for a while

By Josh Alper

All signs in Minnesota point toward Matt Cassel as the starting quarterback when the Vikings kick off the 2014 season, but the Vikings aren’t in any hurry to make that an official designation. Coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday that the competition between Cassel, first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder will […]

Zimmer: ‘Everybody wants to rush into things,’ but QB job is open


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Mike Zimmer doesn’t want you to have your Teddy Bridgewater jerseys ready for Week 1.

Because not even he knows who will start for the Minnesota Vikings at quarterback come September.

“Everybody wants to rush into things,” Zimmer said Tuesday at the Vikings’ mandatory minicamp. “I […]

OTA Observations: Bridgewater returns, makes strides with top offense


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Teddy Bridgewater dropped back five steps and completed a rocket of a pass to receiver Jarius Wright, who was on a deep slant route during the Minnesota Vikings’ two-minute drill on Thursday.

Bridgewater appeared to have shaken off all the rust coach Mike Zimmer said he had […]