3:00 PM EDT, Tue September 02, 2014

Vikings release regular season depth chart, sign Wentworth to practice squad

The Vikings released an updated depth chart for the regular season, which has Jasper Brinkley and Robert Blanton as the starting middle linebacker and strong safety. The depth chart is subject to change but gives a better idea of where both positions stand. Head coach Mike Zimmer didn’t want to name the starters at both positions publicly on Monday, although he already made a decision. Here’s more on the strong safety situation from today’s paper. Here’s a complete look at the Vikings regular season depth chart. The Vikings also signed undrafted rookie free agent guard Austin...
Vikings Now | St. Paul Pioneer Press 1 hour ago

Vikings add Austin Wentworth to practice squad, release Kendall James

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com The Vikings announced Tuesday the signing of offensive lineman Austin Wentworth to the practice squad, a day after agreeing to bring him back. To make room for Wentworth, the Vikings released cornerback Kendall James off the practice squad. He had offered...
Daily Norseman 1 hour ago

Vikings At Rams: Things We're Looking For

The Mike Zimmer era kicks off for real in St. Louis on Sunday. What can we expect from these new look Vikings? There's been a lot of build up and anticipation to the 2014 edition of your Minnesota Vikings. It started the Monday after the season ended, with the firing of Leslie Frazier, and it's only built through the off season, training camp, and the pre-season. The Vikings have what appears to be a competent coaching staff, and good, young talent mixed with veteran leadership on both sides of the ball.  It still remains to be seen how the season unfolds, but what should we be looking for...

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St. Paul Pioneer Press 1 hour ago
Vikings: Robert Blanton, Jasper Brinkley get depth chart nods

Vikings: Robert Blanton, Jasper Brinkley get depth chart nods

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer tried to play it coy Monday with two of his defensive starters but the suspense seems to have passed quickly.

Vikings list Robert Blanton, Jasper Brinkley first on the depth chart

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Vikings coach Mike Zimmer tried to play it coy Monday with two of his defensive starters. But there might not end up being too much suspense. In the depth chart released by the team Tuesday, in preparation for Sunday's regular-season opener at St. Louis, Robert Blanton is listed as the first-string strong safety and Jasper Brinkley as the first-string middle linebacker. Zimmer wouldn't identify his likely starter Monday at either position. But Blanton had become the apparent starter after the Vikings on Saturday released Chris Crocker and Kurt...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 4 hours ago
Vikings: Mike Zimmer says his expectations are high

Vikings: Mike Zimmer says his expectations are high

After the Vikings won their preseason opener, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd scoffed when it was suggested first-year coach Mike Zimmer might get a game ball.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 6 hours ago

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Vikings underrated, still searing for a safety and more

Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — Are the Vikings better than they are being given credit for? — The Vikings remain undecided at one of their starting safety spots. — NT Linval Joseph, RT Phil Loadholt and OLB Anthony Barr all returned to practice. — TE MarQueis Gray is happy to be back in the Twin Cities. TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY Adam Thielen had 10-15 texts from buddies bragging they drafted him in fantasy football. “I was like, ‘That’s a bad pick,’” he said. — Dave Campbell...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 15 hours ago

Vikings still undecided at one safety spot

Coach Mike Zimmer still isn't saying who will be starting at safety opposite Harrison Smith.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 16 hours ago

Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph good to go for opener

By Brian Murphy brianmurphy@pioneerpress.com Bandages still bracket Linval Joseph's left calf, the only physical reminders of the Vikings nose
St. Paul Pioneer Press 16 hours ago
Vikings bring back Austin Wentworth for practice squad

Vikings bring back Austin Wentworth for practice squad

The Vikings aren't wasting much time in bringing back Austin Wentworth.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 18 hours ago

Vikings: Mike Harris back under Norv Turner's tutelage

Mike Harris earned Norv Turner's trust in 2012 when the undrafted rookie started nine games at San Diego's injury-riddled left tackle, Turner's final season as Chargers head coach.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 19 hours ago

Vikings replace Fred Evans with Shamar Stephen

Defensive tackle Fred Evans was a seventh-round pick who stuck around for eight NFL seasons. Now, he's been replaced by another seventh-round selection.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 19 hours ago
Vikings keeping identity of starting strong safety under wraps

Vikings keeping identity of starting strong safety under wraps

Robert Blanton Harrison Smith Saturday was not a good day to be a veteran safety in Minnesota. The Vikings eliminated three players with a
St. Paul Pioneer Press 20 hours ago

Vikings keeping identity of starting strong safety under wraps

Saturday was not a good day to be a veteran safety in Minnesota.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 21 hours ago

Access Vikings: MarQueis Gray comes home to Minn.

Former Gopher MarQueis Gray returns to Minnesota to play for the Vikings; Lindval Joseph practices after suffering a gunshot to the calf.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 23 hours ago

MarQueis Gray surprised, excited to be a Viking

Vikings tight end MarQueis Gray, going on less than four hours of sleep, arrived at Winter Park on Monday for his first practice with the Vikings. The former Gophers quarterback said he was surprised to return to the Twin Cities after the Browns cut him on Saturday. “I found out more about it through Twitter more than my agent, but he called me right away and Mr. [Rick] Spielman called me also,” Gray said. “I’m happy to be here. I called my wife, and she was going crazy.” Gray was flooded with texts and social media responses on Sunday as reports rolled in that the Vikings claimed...

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