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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 2 hours ago
Gerald Hodges says he is 'pretty confident' that he will be a starter

Gerald Hodges says he is 'pretty confident' that he will be a starter

NASHVILLE — The Vikings still haven’t named a starting middle linebacker, but one of the leading candidates is confident that he will be the guy. Gerald Hodges, who made his second straight start at middle linebacker tonight, said after the 24-17 loss to the Titans that he believes he will start. “I’m pretty confident at this point right now,” he said. “It just depends where.” Hodges, who had never started a game at the position in his life until five days ago, made one tackle tonight in about a quarter of work. He recorded a team-high four tackles in the win over the Cowboys...
Vikings Now | St. Paul Pioneer Press 51 mins ago

Gerald Hodges confident he will be Vikings starter at middle linebacker

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Gerald Hodges started the final two preseason games for the Vikings at middle linebacker. He's not planning on giving the job up. "I care a whole lot (about starting),'' Hodges said. "As a linebacker,...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 16 hours ago

Vikings' 53-man roster projection: Cordarrelle Patterson, Justin Trattou make the cut

The preseason finally comes to an end on Thursday when the Vikings face the Titans in Nashville. The Vikings must finalize their 53-man roster before the NFL’s deadline on Saturday at 3 p.m. CT. So will make the team? Here’s our 53-man roster projection. Quarterbacks (2) Teddy Bridgewater, Shaun Hill Cut: Taylor Heinicke Heinicke fared better than Mike Kafka as a third string quarterback, but the undrafted rookie free agent appears to be a practice squad player for now. That’s not a bad thing for him. Heinicke will serve as the third string quarterback on the practice squad with a shot...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 9 hours ago
Who's ready for the Taylor Heinicke show?

Who's ready for the Taylor Heinicke show?

NASHVILLE — Good evening from Nashville. It’s a beautiful but hot night here at what is now known as Nissan Stadium as the Vikings and Titans are warming up right now for their preseason finale. It’s my understanding that there is a pretty big college football game back in the Twin Cities tonight. I wish I could be there to watch the Gophers. Alas, my consolation prize is watching the Taylor Heinicke show. The rookie quarterback out of Old Dominion is expected to start against the Titans and play the entirety of the game. He will be trying to convince the Vikings to carry a third...

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St. Paul Pioneer Press 3 hours ago

Vikings report: Blair Walsh misses another field goal but gets coach's backing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A nightmare of a preseason didn't get a lot better Thursday for Vikings kicker Blair Walsh.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 4 hours ago

Titans hand Vikings first loss

The Titans handed the Vikings 1st preseason loss.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 19 hours ago

Access Vikings Morning Walkthrough: The final preseason game

The NFL preseason ends tonight with all 32 teams playing, then pondering cuts to 53 by Saturday afternoon … WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED Tonight’s  game in Tennessee will be a final chance for Vikings on the bubble to impress the coaches. Three of those guys are QB Taylor Heinecke, CB Marcus Sherels and OL Tyrus Thompson. What happens when you get Michael Rand, Matt Vensel and Chip Scoggins in a room? You should tape it for a podcast. We did. Sid thinks the Gophers could beat TCU, but we ain’t linking to his column because there was no Vikings stuff in it. C’mon Sid, 71 years covering...

Vikings players have last chance to impress coaches in final preseason game

Vikings preseason finale gives one last shot to impress.

Access Vikings Podcast: Predicting over-under totals for the season

Episode 7: Star Tribune columnist Chip Scoggins joins Matt Vensel and Michael Rand as they break down how many rushing yards Adrian Peterson will finish with and so much more.

Former Vikings QB Todd Bouman in family business now as football coach at Buffalo H.S.

Todd Bouman was an undrafted quarterback out of St. Cloud State when the Vikings signed him as a free agent in 1997. He made the most of his opportunity.

Vikings receiver Jarius Wright comfortable in secondary role

Vikings receiver Jarius Wright has been working out of the slot during the preseason. And he's quite alright with that.
Vikings: Caledonia, Minn., can't wait to see its 2 NFL players on field together

Vikings: Caledonia, Minn., can't wait to see its 2 NFL players on field together

The Nielsen ratings should soar Thursday night in Caledonia, Minn., when the Vikings play the Tennessee Titans.

Vikings have depth everywhere but on the offensive line

Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn started all 16 games last year but that streak likely will end when Vikings open the 2015 the regular season.

Turner: 'We're going to be a good running football team'

Judging the Vikings’ preseason running game without Adrian Peterson is kind of like doing a concert review of the E Street Band with Bruce Springsteen sitting in the 10th row wearing a muzzle and no guitar. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner sounds like he would agree. “I think it’s really difficult to make an assessment  of the running game in the preseason,” he said Tuesday. “It’s not been something that we’ve gone into any of the preseason games and said, ‘Hey, we’re going to go run the football. We’re going to run it 25 times in the first half and get this done.’...

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Most underrated Vikings player, less intrigue with line cuts and more

Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — Who is the most underrated player on the Vikings roster? A few of those most-underrated candidates offered their opinions on the matter. — There is no need to worry about how Trae Waynes fits into the mix. No, he won’t be a starter. But he will still have a significant role as a rookie. — Offensive coordinator Norv Turner feels the first-team offensive line still needs to jell. So might we see that group tomorrow against the Titans? — The Vikings waived quarterback Mike Kafka, meaning...

Vikings stadium roofer slid down roof, broke through guardrail, fell to death

The death of a construction worker on the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium occurred after he slid down a roof, broke through a guardrail and fell to an elevated platform below, said a report released Tuesday on the state Department of Labor and Industry's fatality investigation page.

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  • 3 Taylor Heinicke

    Taylor Heinicke

    Vikings QB Taylor Heinicke improves chances despite loss

  • 2 Gerald Hodges

    Gerald Hodges

    Gerald Hodges says he is 'pretty confident' that he will be a starter

  • 1 Blair Walsh

    Blair Walsh

    Vikings report: Blair Walsh misses another field goal but gets coach's backing

  • 1 Mike Kafka

    Mike Kafka

    Vikings waive QB Mike Kafka to get down to mandated 75 players

  • 1 Marcus Sherels

    Marcus Sherels

    Access Vikings Morning Walkthrough: The final preseason game

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