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Sid Hartman is a sports columnist. He also can be heard weekdays on WCCO AM-830 at 6:40, 7:40 and 8:40 a.m.

Hartman: Smith, fellow Vikings defenders poised to face Rodgers

Harrison Smith, who was named NFC defensive player of the week for his performance vs. the 49ers, said he looks forward to playing in Green Bay every year.

Sid's Sunday jottings

JOTTINGS • The Vikings’ available salary cap is down to about $1 million, and it’s looking more likely that they’re going to have to pull off…

Hartman: Griffen ready for Rodgers, Packers - and 'rude' fans

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen wants to face the best, and he'll do it Sunday in a difficult Lambeau Field environment.

Hartman: Vikings' Gedeon looking for more chances to prove himself

The second-year linebacker says the biggest adjustment he had to make was to the speed of the NFL game.

Hartman: Offensive hiccups were to be expected in first Vikings game

With all the changes on offense, Mike Zimmer knew things wouldn't be smooth right away.

Hartman: NFL's new tackling rule isn't a concern to Vikings' Spielman

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said he believes the rule has been cleaned up enough that it shouldn't be as big an issue during the season.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • Vikings receiver Adam Thielen on the benefits of having running back Dalvin Cook back for 2018: “We have three guys, four…

Hartman: Vikings wide receivers adjust to Cousins' skill set

Adam Thielen said the Vikings are focused for the 49ers and learning what their new QB can do.

Hartman: Cousins and the Shanahans have lengthy NFL history

Mike and Kyle Shanahan spotted Kirk Cousins' skills early, and Kyle wanted the now-Vikings QB for the 49ers.

Hartman: Vikings players had utmost trust in Zamberletti

Fran Tarkenton said the legendary Vikings trainer gave his full attention to everyone on the roster, from established stars to raw rookies.