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Rookie Xavier Rhodes, out with ankle, the latest blow to the secondary

MINNEAPOLIS – Xavier Rhodes injured his ankle while covering deep pass attempt in the second quarter. The ball fell incomplete to Ted Ginn Jr., but Rhodes appeared to trip near the sideline and came up limping.

He returned to the game, but left in the second half for good and will not return.

Rhodes […]

Vikings injury updates: Chris Cook, Jamarca Sanford, A.J. Jefferson

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — As training camp rolled around, depth in the secondary was a concern for the Vikings. That lack of depth manifested itself Sunday, as Chris Cook, Jamarca Sanford and A.J. Jefferson left the game with injuries. Jefferson returned in some defensive packages, but Cook and Sanford remained on the sidelines.

Marcus Sherels, […]

Frazier would 'welcome the opportunity' to have Winfield back

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier expressed his admiration and respect for former Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield, a player who he coached for two seasons and announced his retirement on Sunday.

But that’s not where it ends — the Vikings are anything but deep at cornerback and Frazier […]

Antoine Winfield retires, shuts door on comeback talk

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

Talk escalated quickly on Saturday afternoon when news leaked that former Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield was about to be cut by the Seattle Seahawks.

Instinctively, fans and media speculated a potential return for Winfield to the team he dedicated nine years to. But as quickly as the chatter came, it […]

Vikings could look to get Antoine Winfield back from Seahawks

by Judd Zulgad 1500ESPN.com

Could Antoine Winfield be headed back to the Minnesota Vikings?

The cornerback, who signed with Seattle during the offseason after being released by the Vikings, won’t make the Seahawks’ 53-man roster, according to CBS’ Jason La Canfora.

Winfield signed a one-year, $2 million deal with Seattle that could pay another $1 […]

Top 3 Vikings Storylines As Season Nearly Begins

By smkitzman

WINTER PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — Week four of the Vikings pre-season is secondary news compared to who will be ready to play on opening day of the regular season.

Tennessee visits at 7 p.m. Thursday to wrap the exhibition games.

But the three most important questions at the moment: The […]

Zulgad: Vikings need Chris Cook to prove he can remain on the field

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Chris Cook didn’t worry much about taking notes when he attended defensive meetings at the University of Virginia.

But then Cook was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 2010 and began sitting next to Antoine Winfield as the defensive backs met at Winter Park. Cook observed, and eventually began to copy, […]

Vikings @ Bills Preview: Three Things To Watch In Preseason Game #2

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – With training camp in the rear view mirror, Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings are out in Buffalo, NY preparing for tonight’s game against Kevin Kolb and the Buffalo Bills. While Coach Frazier and the rest of […]

Training camp Day 15 quick hits: Two one-handed catches end camp

•The Minnesota Vikings 2013 training camp came to a close with probably the two best catches of the entire program.

Receiver Cordarrelle Patterson stuck his left arm out and around cornerback A.J. Jefferson as he was 30 yards downfield, snagging a one-handed grab from backup quarterback Matt Cassel. Jefferson was in position, but was bested.

[…]

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 […]