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St. Paul Pioneer Press 38 mins ago
Vikings: David Yankey must 'get stronger' if he wants to play

Vikings: David Yankey must 'get stronger' if he wants to play

David Yankey was projected to go as high as the second round in May's NFL draft, so some considered it a steal when the Vikings got him in the fifth round.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 57 mins ago

College football: John Shipley's Big Ten picks for Nov. 1

Guest picker John Shipley takes a look at this week's Big Ten football games:
St. Paul Pioneer Press 1 hour ago

Washington at Vikings: Pioneer Press predictions

BRIAN MURPHY Vikings 17, Washington 14: Relevance is at stake for two teams coming off emotional overtime victories.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 1 hour ago

Wild: Agent says Thomas Vanek 'has done nothing wrong' in gambling case

Minnesota Wild forward Thomas Vanek made bets on football games with a man who pled guilty Thursday in Rochester, N.Y., to illegal gambling and conspiracy to launder money.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 2 hours ago
Vikings' Jerick McKinnon putting up Adrian Peterson-like numbers ... so far

Vikings' Jerick McKinnon putting up Adrian Peterson-like numbers ... so far

Nobody is suggesting Adrian Peterson truly can be replaced. Then again, here's a stat that provides some measure of optimism for the Vikings.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 2 hours ago

Vikings check out possible replacements for Chandler Harnish

The Vikings worked out three quarterbacks Friday as they seek to replace Chandler Harnish on the practice squad.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 3 hours ago

Jared Spurgeon sidelined with a shoulder injury; Jonas Brodin, Erik Haula, Christian Folin may return vs. Dallas

The Wild held an optional practice today, but it was revealed afterward that Spurgeon will be out for awhile
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 4 hours ago

Robison has a nasty bruise but is listed as probable

Defensive end Brian Robison is officially listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the Redskins. Robison practiced fully today despite a massive bruise on his backside, which Robison was kind enough to show to a handful of reporters a few minutes ago. He took a knee there down in Tampa. Cornerback Jabari Price is the only Vikings player in question for Sunday. He is questionable with an injured hamstring, though he did practice this morning on a limited basis for a second straight day. Tight end Kyle Rudolph, unsurprisingly, was officially ruled out and will return after the bye...

Twinsights Video: Paul Molitor and 'entertainment value'

One of Ron Gardenhire's favorite phrases is "entertainment value," a component he managed to bring to virtually every public appearance and media availability he conducted during his 13-year run as Minnesota Twins manager. What about Paul Molitor? Does he bring "entertainment value"? On the surface, the answer might seem to be no. Soft spoken and ever-polite, the 58-year-old hall of famer from St. Paul seems to be far more quiet tactician than boisterous entertainer. If he has a message to deliver, he figures to do so in the privacy of the clubhouse rather than through the media. If he has...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 6 hours ago

Full house as Zimmer has Vikings practice indoors

There was a full house at practice this morning as the Vikings prepared to play the Redskins. Defensive end Brian Robison, who suffered a gluteal injury in last week’s win over the Buccaneers, and cornerback Jabari Price, who has a hamstring injury, both practiced for a second straight day after sitting out Wednesday. That leads me to believe both will end up playing at TCF on Sunday. Tight end Kyle Rudolph was present but not participating as he continued to do conditioning work. Interestingly, the Vikings were practicing inside today after being outdoors the previous two days. Just...

Twinsights Video: Torey Lovullo and the media

One of the key components for a modern big-league manager is the ability to communicate with a wide range of media on a near-constant basis. Say the wrong thing at the wrong time, and you won't just have a media firestorm on your hands. You could lose the clubhouse. As bench coach for the Boston Red Sox the past two years, Torey Lovullo has received a taste of that responsibility, bu there's no substitute for the real thing. The first clip below is from Lovullo's weekly TV show, the venerable "Talkin' PawSox," during the 2010 season, the only year he […] The post Twinsights Video: Torey...

Pregame: Gophers embrace home-and-home series format

Gophers open weekend series at Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud and return to Mariucci Arena on Saturday night.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 7 hours ago

Behind Enemy Lines: RGIII, DeSean Jackson, Ryan Kerrigan and more with beat writer Zac Boyer

For the Vikings’ Week 9 matchup against Washington, we spoke to Zac Boyer, who covers the team for the Washington Times, in this week’s edition of “Behind Enemy Lines.” 1. How has quarterback Robert Griffin III looked in practice and what does Washington gain with his presence? ZB: Griffin returned to practice in a limited fashion the week leading up to the Redskins’ game against Tennessee on Oct. 19, and his reps remained that way until this week, when he started getting full first-team snaps in team drills. The portion of practice we’ve been able to see has been limited to...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 8 hours ago

Access Vikings Breakdown: Vikings seek win before bye

The Vikings have a chance to reel off consecutive victories for the first time this season. They can move to a game under .500 (4-5) with a win over Washington on Sunday.

Chandler Harnish's agent says he's out four to six weeks with foot fracture

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com The agent for Vikings practice squad quarterback Chandler Harnish said Friday morning his client will be out four to six weeks due to the Lisfranc fracture in his foot. Harnish was injured when an offensive linemen stepped on his foot in practice Wednesday. His agent, Clifford Brady, said his foot has been put in a boot. The Vikings will be working out other quarterbacks for the 10-man practice squad. Brady said he hasn't heard yet what the Vikings will do with Harnish from a roster standpoint. "They could leave him on the practice squad or put...

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