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  1. Zimmer reflects on first-game strategy test

    Ben Goessling

    MANKATO, Minn. -- Before his first preseason game as a head coach, Mike Zimmer spent an hour each day with Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, going over in-game scenarios and practicing how he'd approach them as a strategist. Now that Z...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  2. Vikings preparing for first preseason game

    Ben Goessling

    MANKATO, Minn. -- Six days from now, the Minnesota Vikings will line up for their first preseason game against the Oakland Raiders, with a new coach, major scheme changes on both sides of the ball and possibly as many as seven new starters on defense...

    Blog | August 02, 2014
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  5. Priefer influential in final roster decisions

    Ben Goessling

    MANKATO, Minn. -- Later this month, as the Minnesota Vikings are sorting through candidates for the final spots on their roster, special teams coordinator Mike Priefer will get to make his pitch. He'll be a key player in those conversations with g...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  6. Vikings: Rudolph grateful for new contract

    Ben Goessling

    MANKATO, Minn. -- The process that led to Kyle Rudolph earning a new contract from the Minnesota Vikings, which culminated in a hug and words of congratulations from general manager Rick Spielman after Sunday's practice, seemed about as devoid of dra...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  7. Loeffler didn't fear losing job with Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    MANKATO, Minn. -- According to the summary the Minnesota Vikings released last week of an independent investigation into former punter Chris Kluwe's allegations, long snapper Cullen Loeffler was the only member of the team to corroborate Kluwe's clai...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  8. Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer apologiz...

    Ben Goessling

    Saying he's learned a "hard lesson," Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer apologized on Thursday for the homophobic remark he made during the 2012 season, while coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman stood behind the coach

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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