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Cook, Sanford to have MRI exams as Vikings leave for London

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings secondary was a question mark heading into the 2013 season, but after allowing almost 1,000 passing yards through the first three games — it’s a glaring weakness in this winless team.

And now safety Jamarca Sanford (quad), cornerback Chris Cook (groin) and cornerback A.J. Jefferson […]

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 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, […]

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 right […]

Report: Colts had interest in Toby Gerhart before netting Richardson

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

The Browns traded Trent Richardson to the Colts this week, springing wide speculation that they’re playing for next season or beyond.

Before they landed Richardson, the Colts were also interested in Vikings backup running back Toby Gerhart, according to CBS Sports.

The Colts had apparently targeted running backs still on their rookie deals, […]

Pregame: Get acquainted with new personnel in Vikings-Browns

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings (0-2) are in desperate need of a confidence booster in their home opener after spotting division opponents two games on the road.

The script couldn’t have been written any easier: they’ll face a Cleveland Browns (0-2) team that flipped the switch to rebuilding mode as soon […]

Judd & Dubay preview Gophers, Vikings

Judd and Dubay preview the Gophers and Vikings games this weekend and Dubay gives his thoughts on Judd’s decision to order a salad and plain baked potato. #judd #Vikings #Sportswire

Kevin Williams reaches milestone with 158th-career start on Sunday

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams will start in his 158th career game on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns and simultaneously pass Hall of Famer Alan Page for most starts by a defensive tackle in team history.

From John Randle to Jim Marshall, Williams stands among some of the […]

Making adjustments to Trent Richardson trade.

Derek Wetmore and Andrew Krammer discuss the Vikings midweek adjustments to the Browns’ lineup changes, including the trade that sent RB Trenton Richardson packing. #1500espn #sportswire #homepage

Peterson says famous 2009 run at Cleveland is 'top 3' in career

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has had more than a handful of dominant, jaw-dropping runs in his seven-year career.

But when he lines up against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, one in particular will pop back into his mind.

“The one from Cleveland definitely sticks in my mind, […]