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  1. Former NFL players Christian Ballard, Gregory Westbrooks sue unio...

    Five former NFL players, including six-time Pro Bowl defensive end Neil Smith, are suing the union for not providing accurate information about the risk of head injuries.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  2. Reviewing the Vikings' drafts: 2011

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- We're continuing our review of the Minnesota Vikings' recent draft history today, with a look at how the team did in 2011: First-round pick: No. 12 (Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State) Number of picks: 10 Total Draft AV: 54 (...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  3. Christian Ballard's return not imminent

    Ben Goessling

    By the time the Minnesota Vikings line up in Detroit on Sunday, defensive tackle Christian Ballard will have been absent from the team for three weeks. In that time, the Vikings went from 90 players to 53, and while it stands to reason that Ballard w...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  4. Adrian Peterson of Minnesota Vikings to play in preseason game

    Adrian Peterson has been cleared for takeoff.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2013
  5. Mario Williams inactive for Buffalo Bills against Minnesota Vikin...

    Mike Rodak

    Buffalo defensive end Mario Williams will not play in the Bills' preseason game Friday against the Minnesota Vikings.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2013
  6. MRI on Sharrif Floyd of Minnesota Vikings shows no knee damage

    Vikings rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd says an MRI on Sunday showed no damage to his left knee.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2013
  7. Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers, here are three issues that merit further examination: The Vikings talked big last week about ending the Packers' run at an undefeated season. Instead, they produced their most letha...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  8. NFC North Stock Watch

    Kevin Seifert

    FALLING 1. My ability to defend the Detroit Lions' aggression: Nothing that happened Sunday at Soldier Field will change the emerging national narrative of the Lions as a dirty team. And in all fairness, it's getting harder and harder to split hai...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  9. Costly challenge for Vikings' Kevin Williams

    Kevin Seifert

    Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams fought for 2 1/2 years to reverse an NFL suspension he considered unjust and his attorneys said was illegal. His endurance pushed the final discipline into a new and more nuanced era of the NFL's poli...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  10. BBAO: Final word on Ryan Grant

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: On Wednesday, we discussed in several installments the future of Green Bay Packers tailback Ryan Grant. Let's consider the (presumable) final word on the topic. Although Grant agreed to a $1 million reduction in h...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  11. NFL Roundup -- Dennis Dixon a no-show at Pittsburgh Steelers camp...

    Quarterback Dennis Dixon, a restricted free agent, did not sign his tender and has yet to report to Pittsburgh Steelers training camp.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2011
  12. DraftTracker: NFC North motoring along

    Kevin Seifert

    We're quickly learning that the signing of draft picks is all but a formality under the new collective bargaining agreement. Either that or agents haven't yet identified enough loopholes to draw out negotiations. Regardless, the NFC North is humming ...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  13. Vikings' Christian Ballard: 'I made mistakes'

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Based purely on his skills and production, you could make an argument that Iowa defensive tackle Christian Ballard had second-round value in the NFL draft. Scouts Inc., for example, ranked him as the eighth-best defensive tackl...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  14. Casey Matthews, Greg McElroy highlight 3rd day of NFL draft

    One fourth-round draft pick won't be ready to run until August. Another wasn't ready to talk to his new team because he was in the middle of his graduation ceremony.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2011
  15. BBAO: Should Bears lose pick?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: By now you know that the Chicago Bears' otherwise smart initial draft decision was marred by the collapse of a trade designed to ensure they were able to select Wisconsin offensive tackle Gabe Carimi. Bears general m...

    Blog | April 29, 2011