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Activists Drop Suit Over Park Near Vikings Stadium

By Sara Boyd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three activists have dropped a lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis over its plans for a park linked to a $400 million development project near the new Vikings stadium.

Stephanie Woodruff, Paul Ostrow and Dan Cohen had challenged the City Council’s authority to buy, own and operate […]

Jerome Simpson glad Matt Cassel in Vikings’ huddle

By Marc Sessler Around the League Writer

Days after Josh Freeman was relieved of his duties in Tampa Bay, our second quarterback switch of the week has taken place in Minnesota — or, more accurately, London — where the Vikings will face the Pittsburgh Steelers with Matt Cassel at the helm.

Let’s be clear: […]

Greg Jennings: Cassel is “more verbal, kind of commanding in the huddle.”

By Josh Alper

Matt Cassel is starting at quarterback for the Vikings on Sunday, a move that wasn’t unexpected with Christian Ponder battling a fractured rib.

It’s also a move that the team’s wide receivers are greeting with compliments for the way Cassel leads the offense. Jerome Simpson said, via Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis […]

Matt Cassel will start for Vikings

By Josh Alper

The Vikings sent a hint about who would be their starting quarterback against the Steelers at Friday’s practice when Christian Ponder was on the sideline without a helmet during the portion of practice open to the media.

They confirmed it a short time later. The Vikings have announced that Matt Cassel will […]

Peterson “soul-searching” after slow (for him) start

By Darin Gantt

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For many backs, being on pace for more than 1,500 yards is reason to celebrate.

But for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, it’s cause for introspection.

According to Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Peterson said he needed to do some “soul-searching” after rushing for 100 yards last week […]

Leslie Frazier isn’t thinking about replacing Ponder

Posted by Josh Alper

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Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder’s 2013 season did not get off to a good start as he turned the ball over four time on the way to a 34-24 loss to the Lions last Sunday.

That performance has given fuel to the fire built by those who don’t feel […]

Ndamukong Suh's low block upsets Minnesota Vikings

By Patra, Kevin

Ndamukong Suh’s solid opening game, as part of a stout Detroit Lions front that bottled up Adrian Peterson, will be overshadowed by a boneheaded personal foul penalty.

The defensive tackle was flagged for a low block on the Minnesota Vikings’ John Sullivan when he dove at the defenseless center from behind after […]

Kevin Williams misses second straight day of practice

By Josh Alper

Posted by Josh Alper on September 5, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

AP

Rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd didn’t get much work in the preseason because of a knee injury, but he may be starting for the Vikings in his regular season debut.

Kevin Williams missed practice for the second straight day […]

Leslie Frazier: Christian Ballard unlikely to return

Leslie Frazier: Christian Ballard unlikely to rejoin Vikes By Gregg Rosenthal

Christian Ballard left Minnesota Vikings training camp more than two weeks ago, citing personal reasons. It doesn’t sound like the defensive end is coming back to the team anytime soon.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he assumes the 2011 fourth-round draft pick won’t […]

Adrian Peterson: In my mind, I’m getting younger

Posted by Josh Alper on September 1, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

AP

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson did some quick calculations this summer and came up with the tail end of the 2017 season as his bet for the time when he passes Emmitt Smith to become the NFL’s all-time leading rusher.

Peterson will […]