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Adrian Peterson says boos for Ponder are unfair

By Josh Alper

The Vikings fell to 0-3 on Sunday and they lost a game that they led into the final minutes for the second straight week.

Cleveland’s winning drive was set up by a three-and-out by the Vikings that ended when quarterback Christian Ponder couldn’t connect with wide receiver Greg Jennings, forcing a […]

Patterson’s playing time to get ‘rectified’

Cordarrelle Patterson (Andrew Weber/USA TODAY) By John Holler VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 17, 2013 Share on twitter Share on facebook | More Sharing ServicesMore One of the Vikings’ most exciting playmakers, as he proved Sunday, was once again sidelined for more than 90 percent of the offensive plays. Leslie Frazier sounded determined to change that […]

Cordarrelle Patterson will see more snaps for Vikings

By Sessler, Marc

Rookie Cordarrelle Patterson made a strong impression on the Minnesota Vikings during the offseason. So why isn’t he playing more?

The physical wide receiver, who wears No. 84 as a tribute to Randy Moss, played just six snaps in the 31-30 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday after getting just […]

Leslie Frazier wants to see more of Cordarrelle Patterson

By Josh Alper

The Vikings traded up into the first round in April to get wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and discussion immediately began about how he and Greg Jeninngs would be frequent targets for Christian Ponder in the passing game.

It hasn’t turned out that way. Patterson had a 105-yard kickoff return for a touchdown […]

NOTEBOOK: Closing The Book On The Vikings 31-30 Loss In Chicago

Photo – David Banks (Getty Images)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Much like the Vikings do with Leslie Frazier’s Monday afternoon press conferences, we will make one final swing through all the news and notes stemming out of Chicago and the Vikings 31-30 loss before putting week two to […]

Zulgad: Refusal to use Cordarrelle Patterson a complete mystery

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

There are plenty of disgruntled folks at Winter Park following the Vikings’ 0-2 start, but there is one man who has the right to be the most ticked off.

He also should be demanding answers.

General manager Rick Spielman sent second-, third-, fourth- and seventh-round picks to the New England Patriots in April […]

Cordarrelle Patterson returns opening kickoff for score, but Bears respond

By Mike Wilkening

Vikings rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson began Sunday’s Minnesota-Chicago game with a 105-yard kickoff return against the Bears’ well-regarded special-teams coverage unit.

One of the Vikings’ three 2013 first-round picks, Patterson got excellent blocking from his teammates, and once he got past Bears kicker Robbie Gould around Minnesota’s 30-yard line, he was […]

Vikings Offensive Tackles Couldn’t Be Less Alike

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — With Matt Kalil under contract through 2015 and Phil Loadholt locked up a year longer than that, the Minnesota Vikings boast a sturdy and talented pair of offensive tackles they can include in the core of their roster for many more seasons.

The similarities of the recent high draft […]

Minnesota Vikings Claim J’Marcus Webb, Finalize Practice Squad

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By Joseph Gunther

By Joseph Gunther

The Vikings claimed J’Marcus Webb after the veteran offensive tackle was waived by the Chicago Bears.

The 25-year former seventh round draft pick started 44 games at both left and right tackle for the Bears, including all 16 games in each of the last two seasons. The […]

Travis Bond, Everett Dawkins join Vikings’ practice squad

Posted by Mike Wilkening on September 1, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT

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Seventh-round picks Travis Bond and Everett Dawkins are among seven members of the Vikings’ practice squad, the club said Sunday.

Bond is a guard from North Carolina, while Dawkins, a defensive tackle, is a Florida State product.

All nine members of […]