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  1. Vikings switch sidelines at temporary home

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Fans who were expecting to sit behind the Minnesota Vikings' bench on the south sideline at TCF Bank Stadium this fall won't be doing that after all. The Vikings made the decision to switch from the south to the north sideline at th...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  2. Seen and heard at Vikings minicamp Day 2

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A look at the highlights from Day 2 of the Minnesota Vikings' mandatory minicamp on Wednesday: 1. Bridgewater solid, drops hurt Cassel: The Vikings again gave Matt Cassel most of the first-team snaps at quarterback, but Cass...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  3. Zimmer: Rejections a 'blessing in disguise'

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Zimmer's admission at the NFL's career-development symposium that he thought briefly about not going on a second interview with the Minnesota Vikings was a refreshing -- if surprising -- bit of candor from a coach who has seemed c...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  4. Teddy Bridgewater, Anthony Barr sign rookie deals with Minnesota ...

    Ben Goessling

    The Minnesota Vikings needed until the day before training camp to get their three first-round picks signed a year ago. This year, they've got both of their first-rounders signed before the end of May -- and their new quarterback is in the fold.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  5. Vikings release four, sign 15 UDFAs

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- When the Minnesota Vikings were in the process of signing their group of undrafted free agents over the weekend, general manager Rick Spielman mentioned the team might make some roster moves to clear room for a new group of players. Th...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  6. In Bridgewater, Zimmer has his match

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman led the study -- an exhaustive analytical comparison of the top quarterbacks in the 2014 draft class -- and the Vikings' father and son team of Turners (offensive coordinator Norv and qua...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  7. Vikings agree with 15 undrafted free agents

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- With the 2014 NFL draft over, the Minnesota Vikings got to work on Saturday evening, signing a group of undrafted free agents to join the 10 players they took in the draft. The Vikings announced they had agreed with 15 undra...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  8. Vikings betting on player development

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings made four picks on the first two days of the NFL draft. Their first one was a running back who posted 13.5 sacks in just his second year as a defensive end, and their last one was a cornerback-turned-tripl...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  9. Handling pressure set Bridgewater apart

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- If there was one thing that wore the sheen off the Minnesota Vikings' pick of Christian Ponder quicker than any other, it was how the quarterback reacted when he was under pressure. It was there -- when Ponder would fixate on a...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  10. Barr helps Zimmer remodel Vikings' D

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Since he became the Minnesota Vikings' head coach in January, Mike Zimmer has been working to remake the team's defense in his image. He needed a run-stuffing nose tackle; the Vikings signed one in Linval Joseph. Zimmer ne...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  11. Vikings pick Anthony Barr in 1st

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The pick: After trading down one spot with the Cleveland Browns for the second time in three years, the Minnesota Vikings filled one of their biggest holes on defense by selecting UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr with the ninth ove...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  12. Five draft scenarios for Vikings at No. 8

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- When the Minnesota Vikings finally get on the clock with the No. 8 overall pick, sometime around 9:30 ET/8:30 CT on Thursday night, they'll be in possession of a pick that has seemingly vexed the draft experts for a while now. At No. 8...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  13. Spielman assessing Vikings' trade options

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Since he started running the Minnesota Vikings' drafts in 2007, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman hasn't been shy about making moves before and during the draft. Spielman has made 16 trades involving an exchange of draft picks, tra...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  14. Christian Ponder not expected to be traded by Minnesota Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman says he has no plans to trade Christian Ponder.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2014
  15. QB move has high stakes for Peterson

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Later this week, the Minnesota Vikings will likely pick their next young quarterback, possibly with the No. 8 overall pick in the draft. If you're looking for a way to frame the importance of the Vikings' next move at QB, perhaps the e...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  16. Former Minnesota Vikings great Chris Doleman wants team to upgrad...

    Michael C. Wright

    Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman thinks Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman "better get it right this time" in addressing Minnesota's situation at quarterback.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2014