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  1. Vikings: Short QBs get a longer look

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The group of quarterbacks the Minnesota Vikings will assess during the lead-up to this year's NFL draft include Central Florida's Blake Bortles (6-foot-5), LSU's Zach Mettenberger (6-foot-4) and Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas (6-foot-6)....

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  2. Minnesota players arrive at combine

    Ben Goessling

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The media room at the NFL scouting combine got its one taste of Minnesota on Saturday afternoon, as Minnesota Gophers defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman and Concordia (St. Paul) defensive end Zach Moore met with reporters in a span of ...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  3. Cap spike could give Vikings $32M to spend

    Ben Goessling

    INDIANAPOLIS -- As the Minnesota Vikings started preparations for the 2014 league year, they always did so knowing they would have money to work with. The Vikings have just over $100 million in cap commitments heading into 2014, which is currently th...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  4. Cowboys need defense, but can't force pick

    Todd Archer

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Everybody knows the Dallas Cowboys need help on defense. Just about every mock draft so far has the Cowboys selecting a defensive player, be it Pitt defensive end Aaron Donald or Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Or some defensive ...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  5. Day 2 at the combine: What we learned

    Field Yates

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Here's a rundown of what we learned on the second day of the 2014 NFL scouting combine. 1. Quiet on the Patriots front: There wasn't much to pass along as it relates to news on the New England Patriots, though we did highlight the ...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  6. Bengals' free agents could fit with Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Since Mike Zimmer took over as the Minnesota Vikings' head coach, it's been a popular and sensible exercise to project whether the Vikings might be a good fit for some of the Cincinnati Bengals' pending free agents that Zimmer coached...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  7. Zimmer's brand? More education than fire

    Ben Goessling

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The image much of football-watching America, and ostensibly a good chunk of Minnesota, has of new Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is the one portrayed in HBO's "Hard Knocks," where Zimmer could be seen delivering corrections or ad...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  8. Peterson should be ready for minicamp

    Ben Goessling

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should be recovered from groin surgery in time to participate in the team's pre-draft minicamp at the end of April, coach Mike Zimmer said at the NFL scouting combine on Friday. Peters...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  9. Vikings likely won't use franchise tag

    Ben Goessling

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings aren't likely to use their franchise tag, general manager Rick Spielman said on Thursday, meaning the only way defensive end Jared Allen is coming back to Minnesota is on a new contract. Allen's return has see...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  10. Countdown to combine: Vikings DBs

    Ben Goessling

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Hello from Indiana, where we're setting up camp in advance of the NFL scouting combine. We're back at it with our Countdown to Combine series, looking at four positions where the Minnesota Vikings need help heading into the 2014 draft...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  11. Manti Te'o test results 'disappointing'

    Kevin Seifert

    By most accounts, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o has made a positive impression in interviews at the NFL scouting combine. His on-field testing, however, hasn't suggested he is primed to be anywhere close to a top pick in the 2013 draft. Te'o of...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  12. Tavon Austin's stock too high for Patriots?

    James Walker

    With both slot receivers Wes Welker and Julian Edelman pending free agents, West Virginia's Tavon Austin was a natural fit for the New England Patriots at No. 29 overall. The miniature Austin is the type of slot receiver New England likes in its o...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  13. Mulling Shea McClellin as a linebacker

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Here at the NFL scouting combine, we learned that new Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman isn't a fan of providing offseason specifics about his plans for the roster. So when Trestman declined to say what position former first-round dra...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  14. Tavon Austin, Marquise Goodwin: sub-4.3s*

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- It's fair to assume the Minnesota Vikings will draft a wide receiver this year. Sunday, we learned at least one important fact about the pool they'll have to choose from: It has some elite speedsters. Two receivers -- West Virginia...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  15. Alec Ogletree: Draft's best MLB?

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- At 2:30 p.m. ET, an unprecedented swarm of reporters rushed a podium in the media center here at the NFL scouting combine to hear from Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. About 90 minutes later, the player considered the top prospect at...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  16. Manti Te'o and Packers, Bears, Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- I sat in on the Manti Te'o news conference Saturday afternoon. After all, you could argue that three of our four teams in the NFC North are in the market for an inside/middle linebacker in the 2013 NFL draft. A fourth, the Detroit Lio...

    Blog | February 23, 2013