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.


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.


Vikings draft choice forges ahead with heavy heart

On a Sunday morning a few years back, Rodney Adams walked out of his dormitory room to find his position coach sitting there waiting for him with tragic news.


Small college star pursuing his Vikings dream with a heavy heart

Among the little-known players on the Winter Park practice fields for the Vikings' rookie camp will be a former Division III standout who arrived with the twin hopes of making the team and honoring his deceased parents.


Draft hurt some, helped some

We already have written about how the 11 players the Vikings drafted will fit into the mix and the important lineup questions that must be…


Vikings exercise option on Barr, but not Bridgewater

If Teddy Bridgewater doesn't play in 2017, he would be under team control for another season. If he does, the Vikings could still lock him in for 2018 despite the decision.


With NFL draft complete, Vikings face pressing roster questions

Here are five of the most-pressing roster questions coach Mike Zimmer and his staff must answer in the next four months during spring workouts, training camp and the preseason.


Getting offensive: Vikings attack draft strategically

The Vikings used five of their first seven draft picks on offensive players, including the top two. It's the first time the Vikings have done the latter since hiring defensive-minded Mike Zimmer in 2014.


Vikings on the clock: Many picks left to meet team needs

In the ultimate Vikings draft preview, we've done a mock draft that is built to fill every one of the Vikings' biggest needs.