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Notebook: Vikings Locked and loaded on Hester

Devin Hester (Rob Grabowski/USA TODAY) By Tim Yotter VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 12, 2013 The Vikings have the ultimate respect for Devin Hester’s return ability and they should. Now they get to face him with a rookie punter. Devin Hester still has it.

That’s the assessment of the Chicago Bears punt and kick returner offered […]

Kevin Williams to miss first game from injury since 2005

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams will miss his first NFL game due to injury since 2005 as he is still sidelined with a hyperextension and bone bruise in his right knee.

In 10 seasons, Williams has missed only four games — two from a suspension in 2011 and […]

Frazier Updates Injuries, Projected Playing Time For Starters This Sunday

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Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier

We had another good day here at Winter Park. The weather has been terrific throughout this week. I think it really helped us in our preparation. We had a good week of practice. Today was our first time doing a Friday in-season type practice and the […]

Notebook: Rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes slowly adapting to NFL speed

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes watched February’s Super Bowl featuring the San Francisco 49ers, who he’ll lineup against for his most daunting test on Sunday.

That’s not on Rhodes mind, though, as he prepares for his second NFL game with a little more than two weeks before he’ll likely debut […]

Vikings rookie Xavier Rhodes healthy, ready to start ‘growing pains’

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes said he’s never had a hamstring injury in his football career.

There’s a first for everything, including when Rhodes takes the field for his NFL debut on Friday at the Buffalo Bills.

“I don’t try to stress it at all,” Rhodes told 1500ESPN.com on Tuesday. “When you […]

Zulgad: Not even Peyton Manning had as easy of night as Christian Ponder

Christian Ponder will have at least one thing going for him as he prepares for the Minnesota Vikings’ second preseason game on Friday night at Buffalo. The third-year quarterback will be extremely well rested.

Ponder played only two snaps in the Vikings’ 27-13 exhibition loss on Friday to Houston at the Metrodome, completing his first […]

A dream realized, undrafted rookie Zach Line makes the team

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

Undrafted rookie fullback Zach Line had blood running down his nose and over the five stitches already in place. After catching a one-yard pass and romping for a 60-yard touchdown in his first ever NFL game on Aug. 9, Line remained grounded.

“(The stitches) at least tell my fiance I’m doing […]