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Matt Kalil tries to recover from season plagued by knee problems

By Mike Florio

Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil played well enough as a rookie in 2012 to become a Pro Bowler. His second season didn’t go quite as well. As explained by Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, a knee injury limited Kalil’s performance in 2013. “It was some problems with […]

Pregame: Injuries, backups play key roles in Vikings-Steelers


If last week’s situation against the Cleveland Browns, in which the Minnesota Vikings faced a third-string quarterback, wasn’t enough to get a win — a matchup against the winless Pittsburgh Steelers could do the trick.

The Vikings (0-3) and Steelers (0-3) kickoff at dinner time in London, noon CT, on Sunday and, once […]

A Closer Look At The New Members Of The Vikings

Mike Wobschall

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 […]

NFL reiterates that a closer look will be taken at low hits

Posted by Mike Florio on August 28, 2013, 8:02 AM EDT APLast week, it was Dustin Keller. This week, it was Kevin Williams.

Next week, it’ll be some young player who was fighting to make the roster during the last preseason game. The following week, it could be a Pro Bowler in prime time.

Every […]

Joe Looney says he’s not a dirty player

Posted by Darin Gantt on August 27, 2013, 7:52 AM EDT


Joe Looney knows what it looks like, which is why he wanted to try to clear his name.

The 49ers backup guard, who dove at the knee of Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams Sunday night, said he meant no harm.

“I tried […]

Michael Mauti Still Learning, Improving

Rookie linebacker Michael Mauti sticks close to fellow rookie Gerald Hodges. Not all too surprising, considering both played in the same defensive backfield at Penn State.

They were side by side Friday as players straggled onto the practice fields for the final time before heading to San Francisco. They were back together two hours […]