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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 […]

Minnesota Vikings Fail Miserably Against Cleveland Browns

(Credit, Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

By Joseph Gunther

The Minnesota Vikings had the perfect opportunity to right the ship after struggling through the first two games.

The Cleveland Browns came to Mall of America Field Sunday after a week of speculation that it was phoning in the rest of the season to improve its draft […]

Vikings cuts leaking hours before 53-man roster deadline

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

Coach Leslie Frazier said cuts are one of the toughest parts of his job and he made one of the more difficult ones first on Saturday.

Running back Joe Banyard and linebacker Tyrone McKenzie were cut hours before the 5 p.m. CT deadline for all teams to trim their rosters from […]

Rudolph’s Blocking Just As Important As Receiving

By sdswanson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Kyle Rudolph has some of the surest hands in the NFL, with a 6-foot-6, 260-pound frame fit for the type of tight end who can be one of his team’s best passing targets.

As long as he plays for the Minnesota Vikings, though, his potential is probably not […]

Rudolph's Blocking Just As Important As Receiving

Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Kyle Rudolph has some of the surest hands in the NFL, with a 6-foot-6, 260-pound frame fit for the type of tight end who can be one of his team’s best passing targets.

As long as he plays for the Minnesota Vikings, though, his potential is probably […]

After Pro Bowl season, Vikings want Kyle Rudolph to be more vocal

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph grew up watching guys like Jason Witten and Tony Gonzalez when he began playing the position at 14 years old.

Almost 10 years later, Rudolph emerged as one of the most trustworthy redzone targets in the NFL last season and got the chance to play […]

Vikings training camp Day 1 notes: Blanton impresses in the secondary

Notes and observations from Day 1 of Vikings training camp

• Reserve safety Robert Blanton made an impressive interception off of Christian Ponder in passing drills during Friday’s practice.

Plays like that help Blanton’s ambitions of playing alongside safety Harrison Smith in week one: “Of course I want to be on top of the depth […]