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Vikings finalize 2014 preseason schedule

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

The Vikings have finalized the times and dates of each of their four preseason games.

The NFL had previously announced a range of dates and the opponents for the games. Now, everything is settled.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, Aug. 8 at 7 PM vs. Oakland Raiders…

Source: […]

NFL will experiment with PAT kicks from 20 yards for 2 preseason games

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The NFL will experiment with extra-point kicks from the 20-yard line for two weeks in the preseason this summer, but implementing longer PATs for the regular season has been tabled.

Team owners preferred to see how the longer extra points work in the first two weeks of […]

Despite concussion, Jarius Wright will be backup return man

By akrammer@1500espn.com

DEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings receiver Jarius Wright never fielded a kickoff or punt return in the preseason.

Wright’s few opportunities in the first two preseason games, all on punt return, were squandered by either penalties or touchbacks and when he was blindsided on a catch in the first half at the […]

A Closer Look At The New Members Of The Vikings

Mike Wobschall vikings.com

The Vikings cut their roster down to 53 players on Saturday as Week 1 of the regular season fast approaches. The roster is full of a bunch of the usual suspects, but there are also many new faces on this year’s team. Here’s a quick look at each of the new Vikings […]

Desmond Bishop makes most of opportunity

Judd Zulgad and Andrew Krammer discuss the fact Desmond Bishop’s play in the Vikings’ past two preseason games has helped the linebacker lock up a roster spot

The Morning After: Five Observations From Vikings Vs Titans (Preseason Game #4)

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Well, it took them four preseason games but the Minnesota Vikings finally put one in the “win” column! Disregard the fact that it came in a meaningless preseason game that was played between reserves on both sides. Just sit back […]

Fighting For A Spot: Marcus Sherels Comes Up Big When It Matters Most

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – If you happen to find yourself playing on the field during the fourth preseason game of an NFL season, odds are pretty good that you are out there playing for your career. Whether you’re performance to date has been sub-par […]

FIVE Position Battles To Watch During Preseason Game #4

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – The fourth preseason game in the NFL isn’t accompanied by all of the pomp and circumstance that the previous three possessed. Leading up to the final preseason bout, you never know what you’re going to get. In preseason […]

Desmond Bishop passes first audition, awaits second on Thursday

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The longest look of any non-starter in the Minnesota Vikings defense went to linebacker Desmond Bishop during Sunday’s preseason loss at the San Francisco 49ers.

Bishop led the team with eight tackles, four for a one-yard-or-less gain, on 33 plays at the weak-side or nickel linebacker role.

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“There’s No Room In The Game For That Kind Of Play.” Vikings Players Upset With Low-blow On Williams.

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – We’re now two days removed from Sunday night’s third preseason game and the Vikings players are still hot when talking on the topic of the cheap peel back block that Joe Looney delivered to Kevin Williams during the […]