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St. Paul Pioneer Press 15 hours ago
Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson's three-game suspension upheld

Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson's three-game suspension upheld

The NFL upheld its three-game suspension of Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson, the team announced Friday, sidelining the veteran pass catcher until Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons.
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 13 hours ago

NFL suspension tracker: Jerome Simpson the latest to hear from the league

The NFL is slowly getting suspensions handed out. The latest is Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson. The San Francisco 49ers continue to wait for word from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding Aldon Smith's potential suspension. The league has been handing down punishment, but it seemingly...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 19 hours ago

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: 4-0, Peterson, Ponder and more

Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — The Vikings finished the preseason unbeaten, defeating the Titans on Thursday. — RB Adrian Peterson denied a report that he told Cowboys owner Jerry Jones he’d like to play for the Cowboys in the future. — Head coach Mike Zimmer defended QB Christian Ponder after a solid performance. — RB Joe Banyard made a strong push for a roster spot during the preseason. TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY Decent chance. *Crosses fingers* RT @kerrylindsay3 @GregJennings Do you...
ESPN1stTake 15 hours ago
Video: Jerry Jones Violates NFL Tampering Rules?

Watch: Jerry Jones Violates NFL Tampering Rules?

Shannon Sharpe joins First Take's Skip Bayless to discuss an Outside the Lines report that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones may have violated NFL tampering rules by taking a phone call from Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson.

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St. Paul Pioneer Press 14 hours ago
Vikings: For coach Mike Zimmer, last round of cuts will be hardest

Vikings: For coach Mike Zimmer, last round of cuts will be hardest

This week has not been the fun part of Mike Zimmer's new job.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 15 hours ago
Vikings ready to briefly hand special teams over to Joe Marciano

Vikings ready to briefly hand special teams over to Joe Marciano

The Vikings expect their special teams to remain in good hands. This is after they closed the preseason with good feet.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 16 hours ago

WR Jerome Simpson's suspension upheld

Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson’s three game suspension was upheld by the NFL, a source confirmed on Friday. Simpson missed practice on Aug. 18 to meet with the league in New York to appeal the suspension stemming from a drunken-driving arrest last season. The wide receiver avoided jail time in January after pleading guilty to careless driving and third-degree drunken driving following a Nov. 9 arrest. Simpson, 28, was placed on a one-year probation and ordered to perform 120 hours of community service in public schools. It’s the second suspension for Simpson, who is entering his...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 16 hours ago

Preseason highlights: Vikings have fewest turnovers, second-fewest penalties

So how should we interpret an undefeated preseason? Well, we know the Vikings are playing efficiently, confidently and successfully. We also know Thursday night’s 19-3 win at Tennessee completed the seventh unbeaten preseason in a franchise history that stretches to 1961. Next up is the Sept. 7 regular season opener at St. Louis against a Rams team that’s missing its starting quarterback, Sam Bradford, who’s out for the season with another torn ACL. So we all can write down 1-0 for the Vikings, eh? Well … Before we do that, let’s go back to 2001, the last time the Vikings were...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 19 hours ago
Vikings' Adrian Peterson: 'I'd give up everything' to win Super Bowl

Vikings' Adrian Peterson: 'I'd give up everything' to win Super Bowl

Forget about a 2,000-yard season. If the Vikings could win a Super Bowl, Adrian Peterson gladly would give up a 1,000-yard campaign.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 29, 2014
Minnesota Vikings: Joe Banyard makes team's decision tougher

Minnesota Vikings: Joe Banyard makes team's decision tougher

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vikings running back Joe Banyard is making it interesting for team officials.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 29, 2014
Vikings: Teddy Bridgewater changes his glove story

Vikings: Teddy Bridgewater changes his glove story

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Teddy Bridgewater didn't wear his gloves in the rain Thursday night. Stay tuned to what he does in snow and ice.

Banyard makes strong argument for a roster spot

Looking a little exhausted after the Vikings ran him all over the rain-soaked LP Field tonight, second-year running back Joe Banyard said he had no idea he had just eclipsed 100 rushing yards. Rushing for 111 yards on 18 carries, Banyard, who is battling for a roster spot, made a strong argument to be the team’s fourth running back behind Peterson, Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon. “At the end of the day, I was just trying to do what’s best for this team,” said Banyard, who had a big scratch on his back. “If the opportunity was presenting itself, I was trying to capitalize on...

Zimmer defends Ponder after positive performance

It took less than 20 seconds for Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer to bring up Christian Ponder in his post-game press conference after tonight’s 19-3 win over the Titans in the preseason finale, and he again staunchly defended the third-string quarterback. “I’m especially proud of Christian Ponder because I know there’s been a lot of fans and a lot of people that have really been negative towards him,” Zimmer said. “And the guy’s been nothing but a first-class guy, works hard every single day and went on to perform well tonight.” Ponder replaced starter Teddy Bridgewater at the...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 28, 2014
Vikings 19, Titans 3: Unbeaten Minnesota has history on its side

Vikings 19, Titans 3: Unbeaten Minnesota has history on its side

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Preseason games might not mean a lot in the NFL, but an undefeated record often has been a springboard for the Vikings.

Vikings finish preseason unbeaten

Win over Titans give Vikings first unbeaten preseason since 2001.

Rookie Teddy Bridgewater starts Vikings' preseason finale

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ It’s still preseason, but Teddy Bridgewater on Thursday night got his first NFL start of any kind. The Vikings rookie quarterback started the preseason finale against Tennessee at LP Field in place of starter Matt Cassel, who was scheduled to take the night off. Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer had said earlier in the week that Bridgewater was likely to start. “If he does start the game, it’s good for us to see how he takes the beginning of the game.’’ Zimmer said. The Vikings did not start any first-team players on defense....

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