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Mike Zimmer nearly withdrew name from Vikings’ job

By Wesseling, Chris Mike Zimmer revealed that he almost removed himself from the Vikings’ coaching search after his first interview in January. Find out what was behind his indecision in Minnesota.

Source: National Football League

Chad Greenway embraces a new role as he ‘starts all over again’

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Chad Greenway has entered his first NFL offseason without Leslie Frazier.

Greenway, the Vikings’ most experienced linebacker by three seasons, has embraced a systematic change in the team’s defense under new head coach Mike Zimmer while learning the nuances and responsibilities of his new role as the […]

Mike Zimmer Meets Mike Zimmer At Vikings Camp

By Jonathon Sharp

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Mike Zimmer, meet Mike Zimmer.

The Minnesota Vikings saw enough during a tryout earlier this month to bring second-year linebacker Mike Zimmer to training camp with them this season. And Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer says it has nothing to do with the linebacker’s name or […]

Handful of Vikings, including Matt Kalil, held back in Thursday’s OTA

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings were without starting left tackle Matt Kalil during Thursday’s OTA practice as he’s recovering from a surgery he had over a month ago, coach Mike Zimmer said.

Zimmer didn’t specify Kalil’s injury, though he did say safety Andrew Sendejo had a prodcedure on his […]

Zulgad: Unknown is a good thing when it comes to Vikings’ schemes

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

There are many cases where the unknown can be a disconcerting thing. In the Vikings’ case, the unknown should be reason for optimism.

As the team goes through its first week of organized team activities, defensive coordinator-turned-head coach Mike Zimmer is getting another opportunity to work on installation of a defensive system […]

Two Mike Zimmers are better than one

By Patra, Kevin The Minnesota Vikings on Monday signed linebacker Mike Zimmer. Though they share names, the second-year player has no relation to Mike Zimmer, the head coach of the Vikings.

Source: National Football League

Vikings sign two players, including a linebacker named Mike Zimmer

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

The Vikings signed a pair of linebackers Monday, one with a familiar name.

The team signed Dom DeCicco, a three-year linebacker out of Pittsburgh, and Mike Zimmer, a linebacker from Illinois State.

There’s no relation, we’re told, to head coach Mike Zimmer, who also went to Illinois State.

To […]

Vikings sign Mike Zimmer, the player

By Josh Alper

How many Mike Zimmers does it take for the Vikings to build a team for the 2014 season? Right now, the answer is two. The Vikings announced a number of roster moves on Monday, including the signing of linebacker Mike Zimmer after he tried out for the team during their rookie […]

Mike Zimmer getting to work with Vikings rookies at first mini-camp

By apnews@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Of all the things coaching lifer Mike Zimmer loves about the job, rolling up his sleeves and teaching young players the game might rank right near the top.

The new Minnesota Vikings coach had ample opportunity Friday to do just that when he convened his first rookie […]

Zimmer Gets His Hands On Vikings Rookies

By Jonathon Sharp

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Of all the things coaching lifer Mike Zimmer loves about the job, rolling up his sleeves and teaching young players the game might rank right near the top.

The new Minnesota Vikings coach had ample opportunity Friday to do just that when he convened his first […]