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  1. The Vikings head outdoors

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- It's smaller than the Metrodome. It's got bleachers in the end zone. The few splashes of purple on the field, laid against the maroon backdrop of the seats, look a bit odd. But for the next two years, it's home. The Minnesota Viking...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  2. Vikings choose the hard road with Kluwe

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings were scheduled to pay Chris Kluwe $1.45 million in 2013. They paid his replacement, Jeff Locke, $451,048, saving themselves nearly $1 million with a decision that, according to the summary of a six-month...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  3. Walsh, Locke preparing to kick outdoors

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- As the Minnesota Vikings prepare to play their next two seasons at TCF Bank Stadium -- moving outdoors before a return to indoor home games at their new stadium -- there might not be two players on their roster who are affected by the ...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  4. Reviewing the Vikings' drafts: 2013

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- We're concluding our review of the Minnesota Vikings' recent draft history today, with a look at how the team did in 2013: First-round pick: Nos. 23 (Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida), 25 (Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State) and 29 (Cordarr...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  5. Vikings position outlook: Special teams

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- We're concluding our position-by-position outlook of the Minnesota Vikings' roster. Today: the special teams. SPECIAL TEAMS 2014 free agents: None The good: Put simply, the Vikings found a star at kick returner. Cordarrelle Pa...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  6. Chris Kluwe, former member of Minnesota Vikings, says he was cut ...

    Ben Goessling

    Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe alleged in a Deadspin piece that he was released before the season as a result of being outspoken in support of same-sex marriage and was the victim of homophobic remarks by Vikings special teams coordinator Mik

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  7. Mike Priefer shoulders blame for TD return

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Since Sunday's 29-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer has thought about Jacoby Jones' 77-yard fourth-quarter kick return touchdown "a thousand times." What he's come to, ...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  8. Preseason Week 2: Vikings 'O' sluggish

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing Friday night's events at Ralph Wilson Stadium: Buffalo Bills 20, Minnesota Vikings 16 Preseason record: 0-2 Of interest: The evening began with left tackle Matt Kalil getting beat for a sack by Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes, and...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  9. BBAO: Concerned about Bears' offense?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: How concerned should the Chicago Bears be about their offense? ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson and Michael C. Wright examined that question as part of this Four Downs post. Dickerson wrote that despite the ample ...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  10. Vikings: Two credible kickoff options

    Kevin Seifert

    Here is an interesting tidbit to keep in mind and impress your friends with: On their roster, the Minnesota Vikings have arguably the top kickoff men from both the NFL and college football last season. We all know what Blair Walsh did in 2012, lea...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  11. Circling back on our UCLA newcomers

    Kevin Seifert

    So it looks like I zigged this week when I should have zagged on the eligibility of three former UCLA players for NFC North offseason work. As it turns out, running back Johnathan Franklin, offensive lineman Jeff Baca and punter Jeff Locke are eli...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  12. Kyle Long among those ineligible for OTAs*

    Kevin Seifert

    This week, NFC West colleague Mike Sando posted the NFL's little-known rules for rookie participation in offseason programs. The key portion for our consumption: Draft picks and college free agents can't participate in organized team activities until...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  13. Chris Kluwe of Minnesota Vikings released

    Kevin Seifert

    Chris Kluwe's time with the Minnesota Vikings is over as the punter was released on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  14. BBAO: Chris Kluwe's last day with Vikings?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Conventional wisdom suggests Monday could be the day the Minnesota Vikings part ways with punter Chris Kluwe. As we've discussed, the Vikings made UCLA punter Jeff Locke their fifth-round draft pick last month. Te...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  15. Erin Henderson 'in the conversation' at MLB

    Kevin Seifert

    A few days ago, we noted that Erin Henderson has been preparing to be the Minnesota Vikings' middle linebacker in 2013, presumably at the suggestion of coaches. Friday, coach Leslie Frazier said Henderson was one of several options. The other candida...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  16. BBAO: Packers have cap space to spare

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette made important points in analyzing the new contract of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers will co...

    Blog | April 30, 2013