1:27 PM EST, Mon January 26, 2015

Cincinnati star defensive tackle Geno Atkins says Mike Zimmer indeed is a 'fixer'

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com GLENDALE, Ariz. _ When Mike Zimmer was introduced as Vikings coach last January, he called himself a “fixer.’’ One of his top former players strongly agrees with that description. When Zimmer was Cincinnati’s defensive coordinator, defensive tackle Geno Atkins developed from a fourth-round pick into a star. He gives plenty of credit to Zimmer. Atkins on Sunday night at Glendale’s University of Phoenix Stadium played in his third Pro Bowl in four years. He said after the game he watched the Vikings from afar in 2014 and that Zimmer is...
Vikings Now | St. Paul Pioneer Press 15 hours ago

Super Bowl-bound Kevin Williams listened to Michael Bennett while Jared Allen didn't

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com PHOENIX _ Kevin Williams listened to Michael Bennett. Jared Allen didn’t. Williams and Allen both were Vikings free agents last year and got recruiting spiels on visits to Seattle from Bennett, a Seahawks defensive end. Williams signed a one-year, $2 million...

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 2 hours ago

Vikings offseason snapshot: the cornerbacks

Over the next two weeks, we will take a position-by-position look at where the Vikings stand heading into the offseason after their 7-9 season in 2014. Today, we take a gander at the cornerbacks. After head coach Mike Zimmer took the job in January, no position group was more scrutinized by the respected former defensive coordinator during spring workouts than the cornerbacks. Zimmer, who got his start in the NFL coaching defensive backs for the Cowboys two decades ago, was all over those guys from the start, particularly Xavier Rhodes, who was entering his second season. The extra attention...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 18 hours ago

Vikings past and present pulling for Mick Tingelhoff

When Mick Tingelhoff was named last August as a Seniors Committee finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he received plenty of phone calls and emails. Something else arrived from Vikings coach Mike Zimmer.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 18 hours ago

Former Vikings iron man Mick Tingelhoff hopes this is his year

For 17 seasons, Mick Tingelhoff mowed down NFL defenders with crushing blocks. Once, he took out a locker.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jan 24, 2015

Tom Powers: 'Deflategate' is a timely distraction for embattled NFL

Considering the type of year the NFL has had, it ought to name O.J. Simpson and Rae Carruth honorary captains for Super Bowl XLIX.

Two key interceptions of Teddy Bridgewater passes helps Glover Quin make Pro Bowl

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com GLENDALE, Ariz. _ Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had a fine rookie season. It would have been even better had it not been for Glover Quin. The Detroit Lions safety turned two games around against Minnesota in 2014 with interceptions of Bridgewater passes. Quin ended up leading the NFL with seven picks and will take part in Sunday night’s Pro Bowl at Glendale’s University of Phoenix Stadium. Quin will play for Team Carter, whose alumni captain is former Vikings star wide receiver Cris Carter and co-alumni captain is former Minnesota...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jan 24, 2015

Legendary Vikings Cris Carter, John Randle team up for Pro Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Longtime buddies Cris Carter and John Randle are together again.
Baltimore Sun Jan 23, 2015

Tommy Mason dies at 75; NFL running back with Vikings, Rams

Tommy Mason, an NFL running back who was the first draft pick in Minnesota Vikings history and later played four seasons with the Los Angeles Rams, has died. He was 75.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jan 23, 2015

Vikings' season ticket prices will not rise for 2015

The Vikings will keep season-ticket prices in 2015 the same as they were in 2014, a team official said Friday.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jan 23, 2015

Vikings ticket scheme gets Arizona man jail time

An Arizona man who sold worthless Vikings tickets as part of a scheme to get money from an acquaintance drew 45 days of jail time Friday.

Vikings offseason snapshot: the offensive line

Over the next two weeks, we will take a position-by-position look at where the Vikings stand heading into the offseason after their 7-9 season in 2014. Today, we will focus on the offensive line. The Vikings figured that their offensive line would be a strength in 2014. After all, all five of their starting linemen were back for a third straight season and they figured they had one of the league’s better offensive tackle combos in former Pro Bowler Matt Kalil and big Phil Loadholt. But offensive line play ended up being one of the team’s biggest weaknesses due to the struggles of Kalil...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jan 23, 2015

Kevin Williams wants to retire in Vikings uniform

Whenever Kevin Williams retires, he wants it to be with the Vikings.

First Vikings draft pick, Tommy Mason, dies at 75

The first draft pick and the first All-Pro in team history died on Thursday at the age of 75.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jan 22, 2015

Tommy Mason, Minnesota Vikings 1st draft pick, dies at 75

MINNEAPOLIS -- Running back Tommy Mason, the first draft pick in Minnesota Vikings history, has died. He was 75.

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Minnesota's first draft pick ever, Tommy Mason of Tulane in 1961, was a productive running back and a colorful character.

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