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Bleacher Report – Vikings

Failure to capitalize in all three phases keeps Vikings winless

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was given 51 seconds, one timeout and a four-point deficit to try to rectify his team’s slow start this season and give his critics something to chew on before calling him out.

Much like the previous drives, Ponder completed four passes under seven yards — […]

Vikings cornerback Chris Cook injured groin, will miss rest of game

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Vikings cornerback Chris Cook tweaked is groin in the first half Sunday and will not return, according to the team.

When Cook initially went to the sidelines, he was listed as “probable” to return, but was downgraded to “questionable” before being ruled out during half time.

With Cook out, A.J. Jefferson played […]

Rookie linebacker Michael Mauti activated, to make NFL debut

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings rookie linebacker Michael Mauti will have come full circle from three major knee surgeries when he makes his NFL debut on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

Mauti was inactive for the first two games at the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears, but an injury to fullback/tight end Rhett Ellison […]

P.J.R.: Spielman's genius as Vikings' GM expands and critics cower

Rick Spielman’s stature with Vikings fans has reached new heights with what has happened since the start of NFL training camps. The few of us in the local media who criticized the decision to trade Percy Harvin were forced to cower, when “Purr-see” came down with a hip injury that required surgery and could cost […]

Vikings Release 53-Man Roster: Stephen Burton & D'Aundre Reed Top List Of Cuts

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN Minneapolis, MN – The Minnesota Vikings have released their official 53-man roster and cuts. Expect the Vikings to take a peek at the waiver wire across the league and make more moves in the days to come. FINAL 53 MAN ROSTER: Quarterbacks (3): Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, McLeod […]

Vikings make final cuts, announce 53-man roster

The Vikings made the final preparation for the regular season Saturday, when the team announced it trimmed its roster to 53 players.

We’ll list the players cut first, followed by the current 53-man roster.

Players waived (19):

TE Colin Anderson, RB Joe Banyard, S Brandan Bishop, OL Travis Bond, CB Brandon Burton, WR Stephen Burton, […]

Prediction for Vikings' 53-man roster

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

The Minnesota Vikings preseason came to a close Thursday night with 29 contributors on the sideline as their replacements beat the Tennessee Titans 24-23.

Coaches and team officials have until Saturday at 5 p.m. CT to trim the roster down to 53.

“It is without question, one of the toughest parts […]

UPDATED: Projected 53-Man Roster (Following Preseason Game #4)

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Earlier this week I put out my projected 53-man roster. Now that we’ve seen the fourth and final preseason game and bubble players had their final chance to show what they’ve got, I’ve amended my previous 53-man roster to […]

Aj Mansour’s Projected 53-Man Roster

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – While the Minnesota Vikings don’t officially have to submit their final 53-man roster to the league until 5:00PM (CDT) on Saturday, August 31st, a lot of the decisions have already been made. In fact, many of them […]

Training camp Day 4 quick hits: No timetable on Greg Childs’ return

Notes and observations from Day 4 of Vikings training camp

• Coach Leslie Frazier set no timeline and said “it’s hard to say” if receiver Greg Childs (PUP), who is rehabbing two torn tendons in both knees, will make it onto a Mankato practice field before training camp ends on August 14. Frazier said linebacker […]