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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. Vikings' Sullivan carries on charity work

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- It was in April 2012 at the University of Minnesota's Amplatz Children's Hospital, shortly after former Vikings guard Steve Hutchinson had signed with the Tennessee Titans, that Hutchinson pulled center John Sullivan aside and asked hi...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Around the Horns: Locke fixes shaky start

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Vikings beat: When the Vikings drafted UCLA punter Jeff Locke in the fifth round of last April's draft, ostensibly to replace Chris Kluwe, they made the move largely because of...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  10. ATH: Pay college players, Peterson says

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Vikings beat: Good morning, and apologies for getting this to you later than usual -- it's been a chaotic morning at Around the Horns headquarters, but we're back on track and ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  11. Around the Horns: Kluwe done in Oakland

    Ben Goessling

    When the Vikings cut Chris Kluwe in May, making room for rookie punter Jeff Locke, the move attracted more headlines than a change at the position typically would. Kluwe had cultivated a high profile in Minnesota, largely due to his outspokenness on ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. On rookie punters Jeff Locke, Sam Martin

    Kevin Seifert

    Expectations rise for any specialist deemed talented enough to be drafted, and so there has been plenty of interest this summer in how the new punters in Minnesota (Jeff Locke) and Detroit (Sam Martin) are doing in training camp. Both were selected i...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  15. 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
  16. BBAO: Bears to retire Da Number 89

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Thursday, we broached the topic of whether the Chicago Bears would retire the number of middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. As it turns out, the team is dealing with a backlog on that issue. Almost a half-century af...

    Blog | May 24, 2013