Matt Vensel | Star Tribune
Reporter | Vikings

Matt Vensel has been a Vikings beat reporter for The Minneapolis Star Tribune since March 2014. He joined the Star Tribune after six years covering the Baltimore Ravens for The Baltimore Sun Media Group. When he isn't covering the Vikings, you can probably find him on an ice rink or at a local coffeehouse. Matt is a native of the Pittsburgh area.


Nowhere to go but up, and Vikings' O-line appears to be doing just that

On Thursday, after the Vikings wrapped up their offseason workout program, coach Mike Zimmer gushed about the offenseive linemen.


Vikings' Berger puts retirement on hold

Joe Berger, the oldest and longest-tenured Vikings offensive lineman, was given no deadline to tell the team whether he planned to continue his career. He ultimately decided to return.


Robison's backup plan with Vikings: Contribute

Brian Robison might not be a starter in 2017, but he still intends to make an impact. "The bottom line is that I'm here to win football games," he said.


'You live and learn': Alexander sees error of his ways as Vikings rookie

Mackensie Alexander admitted that at times during his rookie year, he tuned out words of wisdom and instructions from Vikings coach Mike Zimmer.


Zimmer: 'One eye or two, it really doesn't matter. I'm going to be back'

Mike Zimmer is determined to coach -- whether he loses sight in his eye or not.


Vikings miss stubborn Zimmer, encouraged by determined Bridgewater

General Manager Rick Spielman could only laugh when asked whether it was Zimmer's decision or the team's for the coach to take time away.


Vikings' Floyd back in his comfort zone — on and off the field

Back home in Minnesota and legally cleared to practice with the Vikings, wide receiver Michael Floyd spent the past two days of organized team activities playing catch-up.


Vikings surprise: Bridgewater throws passes during team workout

It is believed Tuesday was the first time Teddy Bridgewater was on the field with Vikings teammates since suffering a major knee injury last August.


After eighth eye surgery, Zimmer leaving Vikings for a few weeks to recover

Mike Zimmer reluctantly agreed to put his health above his football team as the Vikings this week begin the third and final stage of their voluntary offseason program with the start of organized team activities.


'Time to go to work': Floyd hopes to reboot troubled career with Vikings

In Arizona, former Cretin-Derham Hall standout Michael Floyd pleaded guilty to extreme drunken driving on Feb. 17. He had a blood alcohol level of .217, almost three times the legal limit, and is serving a sentence that runs into June.