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Projected depth chart and draft needs for the Vikings defense

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Less than a week before the draft, let’s project the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive depth chart. We’ll provide position previews of draft prospects on Monday (QB), Tuesday (LB) and Wednesday (DB) before Thursday’s first round is selected.

Defensive lineProjected starters: DE Brian Robison, NT Linval Joseph, DT Sharrif Floyd, DE Brian RobisonOn […]

Vikings’ Sharrif Floyd among lead plaintiffs in lawsuit against NCAA

By nsandell@1500espn.com

Former Florida Gators star and current Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd is listed as one of seven plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit that was filed against the NCAA on Friday in a Minneapolis federal court.

According to the documents posted by the Los Angeles Times, the lawsuit alleges that […]

Sharrif Floyd leads new class action against NCAA and major conferences

By Mike Florio

On the same day college football players at Northwestern cast ballots regarding whether they want to unionize, the latest lawsuit attacking not just one school but the entire system landed in federal court in Minnesota. Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who played college football at the University of Florida, is one […]

Injury report: Jamarca Sanford returns, Floyd leaves early on Thursday

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford returned to practice on Thursday from an ankle injury that held him out on Wednesday. He was officially listed as limited.

Sanford and safety Harrison Smith took first-team reps at practice, but Smith isn’t eligible to play off the injured reserve-to return […]

Pregame: Cook, Sanford return to boost secondary in Vikings-Panthers

The ‘Kalil Bowl,’ as it’s been dubbed, comes at a pivotal place for both the Minnesota Vikings (1-3) and the Carolina Panthers (1-3) in their respective schedules.

For the Vikings, their quarterback situation is week-to-week, but they’ll have these next two games against relatively easy opponents to see what quarterback Matt Cassel has left […]

Defensive sets and film observations: Week 4 vs. Steelers

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Welcome to another installment of ‘Defensive sets and film observations,’ this one brought to you for the Minnesota Vikings-Pittsburgh Steelers.

Every Wednesday after a game, we’ll take a look at what the Vikings defense looked like, bring you five key takeaways from film study and hand out a proverbial game ball and name […]

Notebook: Vikings' D-line breaks through, doubles sack total in win

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings defensive line’s breakout game couldn’t have come at a better time as their depleted secondary allowed 383 passing yards in Sunday’s 34-27 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in London.

Defensive end Jared Allen had his first monster game of the season after not registering a stat in a loss to […]

Halftime: Vikings up 20-10 over Steelers with pair of home-run plays

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings finally received a collective effort during Sunday’s first half from London against the Pittsburgh Steelers, as their playmakers made plays.

All with backup quarterback Matt Cassel at the helm.

Receiver Greg Jennings’ first reception of the opening stretch went for a 70-yard touchdown after Jennings made a few defenders miss […]

Defensive sets and film observations: Week 3 vs. Browns

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Welcome to the first installment of ‘Defensive sets and film observations,’ this one brought to you for the Minnesota Vikings-Cleveland Browns.

Every Wednesday after a game, we’ll take a look at what the Vikings defense looked like, bring you five key takeaways from film study and hand out a proverbial game ball and […]

Notebook: Christian Ponder on the run while honing his arm

By akrammer@1500espn.com

CHICAGO — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is on pace for 80 rushing attempts this season after six attempts for 18 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bears.

For perspective, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton logged 126 and 127 rushing attempts in his first two years in the league, respectively.

“I can […]