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Hartman: Zimmer expecting a boost from Vikings' new faces

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, speaking at the NFL combine in Indianapolis earlier this month, said of the team’s roster turnover: “I do think in order to improve at some point, you have to move on and try to kind of change things a little bit.”

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is aware of how difficult replacing 12 players on a 53-man roster can be but won't get caught up in who's gone.

Super Bowl hosts share the wealth statewide

Former Minnesota Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson visited schoolchildren in Worthington, where $60,000 in Super Bowl legacy grants were awarded.

Worthington is the latest town to win a grant from the legacy fund


Kathleen Blatz is the only current board member not connected to the suite misuse.

Kathleen Blatz selected as interim chief of U.S. Bank Stadium panel

Super Bowl hosts share the wealth statewide
Minnesotans get applications in fast to volunteer for 2018 Super Bowl
It's game on today in search for 10,000 Super Bowl volunteers

Vikings free agency tracker for 2017

Which Vikings free agents are staying? Who is going? And who are the new guys? We will update this blog post throughout the offseason as the Vikings build their roster for 2017.


Vikings waive defensive lineman Scott Crichton

The Vikings have waived former third-round draft pick Scott Crichton. In 2014, coach Mike Zimmer’s first year in Minnesota,


Reusse: False patriotism of NFL scoundrels could keep Kaepernick unemployed

Here's an idea for the quarterback: Line up a CFL job, become a star in Canada, and come back as a taller, faster Doug Flutie.


Robison accepts a pay cut, gets another year on his contract

Defensive end Brian Robison has agreed to a pay cut, signing a one-year extension with the Vikings that technically keeps him under contract through 2018 but slashes his 2017 base salary


Poll: Which Minnesota pro team are you most optimistic about right now?


Second-guessing on NFL sidelines could look a lot different next season

Owners will vote on changes related to reviewing penalties and number of coach challenges. Pace-of-play tweaks also will be considered at meeting.


Will Bradford's backup be Heinicke, a veteran addition or a draft pick?

The Vikings at some point figure to add another quarterback to their roster because they only have three and Teddy Bridgewater's status is in doubt.


Matt Kalil left Twitter because of harassment from Vikings fans

“After playing in Minnesota, I just got rid of my Twitter,” Matt Kalil said during a TV show that he appeared on with his social-media savvy brother Ryan, who is now a teammate on the Carolina Panthers.


Ex-Viking Boyd doubts concussion settlement will make up for shattered life

Brent Boyd, who played in the 1980s, is skeptical that he'll get the $2 million he's entitled to in the NFL concussion settlement


Vikings' new running back Murray has ankle surgery; team aware it was needed

When Latavius Murray gets healthy, the Vikings are excited about his potential to be an every-down back, something his Pro Bowl predecessor, Adrian Peterson, was not trusted to do.


Brett Favre, 47, still has extreme zip throwing footballs

A clip making the social media rounds Wednesday shows Brett Favre, 47, slinging footballs while working out with Falcons cornerback Robert Alford.


Five ways Latavius Murray is an upgrade over Adrian Peterson

It’s nice to have a running back with big-play potential — such as Peterson — but an overlooked thing is having a running back who doesn’t put you in bad down-and-distance situations.


Zimmer excited about Murray's potential, several backs in NFL draft

While he didn't mention Adrian Peterson by name, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said that “not having to substitute [for Latavius Murray] on third downs” will be “big.”


Listen: Are the Vikings better off now than they were last year?

Intro: Breaking down the Latavius Murray signing and what it means for Adrian Peterson. 16:00: A lot of free agents decided not to sign with the Vikings. Why? 21:00: A bunch of them did sign, though. Are the Vikings better now than they were last year? 30:00: What holes are left to fill and who would start if the season began right now?


Zimmer welcomes Vikings' new players, ponders other possible changes

In an interview on KFAN, Mike Zimmer talked about the Vikings' new offensive linemen, Latavius Murray and the team's wide receiver situation