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Thoughts from our readers on Christian Ponder’s trade value

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Tuesday’s opening of NFL free agency was a flurry of activity. I was getting ready to leave the studio to go record our weekly Sports Over Beers podcast, when a piece of surprising news floated across my Tweetdeck.

That Jacksonville Jaguars traded Blaine Gabbert for something of value.

San Francisco parted […]

Report: Vikings have reached out to San Francisco about OC Greg Roman

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Add Greg Roman to the list of names Vikings have reached out about. Although San Francisco is still in the playoffs, the Vikings have reached out to the 49ers about San Francisco’s offensive coordinator, according to a tweet from NFL.com reporter Albert Breer.

Also, the Vikings and Redskins have reached out […]

Vikings Blog: Williams Ruled Out

By smkitzman

(credit: CBS)

By Craig Schroepfer

On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings kickoff the 2013 NFL season in Detroit against the Lions. On Friday we learned that the Vikings would be without one of their top players for the season opener.

Defensive tackle Kevin Williams has been ruled out for this Sunday’s game against Detroit […]

Vikings DT Kevin Williams Out For Opener

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams has been ruled out for the season opener Sunday against Detroit.

Coach Leslie Frazier said on Friday that Williams was not able to practice all week. The coach believes his star defensive tackle is close to returning, but not quite ready to play.

[…]

Power Rankings Roundup: Where Do The Vikings Stand?

 

Vikings PR

We cruise around the interweb to see where various sites and experts have the Vikings slotted in their weekly power rankings…

ESPN

17. Minnesota Vikings: Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record survived Adrian Peterson‘s onslaught by 8 yards last year. In 2013, it might not be so lucky.

Click here for their […]

Frazier Hopeful Williams Will Return For Opener

(credit: CBS)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says he is hopeful he will have defensive tackle Kevin Williams back from a knee injury in time for the season opener at Detroit.

Williams was injured on a low block in a game against San Francisco on Sunday night. The team […]

Kevin Williams upset about low block

Posted by Darin Gantt on August 26, 2013, 6:39 AM EDT

AP

Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams figured after this long in the NFL, he had earned a little more respect.

But he was frustrated after leaving last night’s game following a low block from San Francisco’s second-year backup guard Joe Looney.

“I was […]

Vikings Ready for Read-Option, But Focused on Selves

Mike Wobschall vikings.com

 

The run and shoot. The spread offense. The wildcat. NFL history is peppered with trendy philosophies, strategies and tactics that come on strong and many times go away just as quickly. The latest? It appears to be the read-option offense.

The Vikings will get a close look at this attack on […]

Ponder In Need Of Strong Performance

y: Sam Ekstrom | KFAN.com @SamEkstrom

After going 6-for-14 with one interception and no touchdowns through two preseason starts, Christian Ponder is in need of a strong performance this Sunday at San Francisco.

“It feels like the regular season, so we’re excited,” said Ponder after Thursday’s practice. “I think the offense keeps improving, and we’re […]

Vikings offense needs to show improvement

Judd Zulgad and Andrew Krammer discuss why the Vikings’ preseason game Sunday in San Francisco is important to the offense and also react to Greg Jennings’ latest comments