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Vikings quarterback situation taking shape, but who will be No. 3?

Sam Bradford and Case Keenum are set to be the Nos. 1 and 2 quarterbacks with Taylor Heinicke fighting for a roster spot and Mitch Leidner a new addition to the mix,


Zimmer: After Seattle's big plays, Vikings have 'got to do better in coverage'

Mike Zimmer said the Vikings' defensive performance against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks left them with some things to work on for the final two preseason games.


Vikings' roster returns to near full strength a week from third preseason game

Vikings guard Alex Boone.

The Vikings are as close to full strength as they've been all summer.


Vikings sign former Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner

The Vikings added a fifth quarterback to the roster in ex-Gopher Mitch Leidner, who had an unsuccessful tryout with the Baltimore Ravens.


Zimmer expects Reiff, other injured Vikings to play in third preseason game

Bradford said he’s looking forward to the “dress rehearsal” next week against the 49ers, when his offensive line is expected to be at full strength.


Dalvin Cook, Ifeadi Odenigbo stand out in Vikings' loss to Seahawks

The Vikings’ perfect preseason ended in the second game during a 20-13 loss to the Seahawks on Friday night. So let’s update our Vikings stock watch after the exhibition.


Riley Reiff, Latavius Murray not playing in Seattle as Vikings debuts still on hold

SEATTLE — The debuts of Vikings left tackle Riley Reiff and running back Latavius Murray will wait at least one more week. Reiff (back) and…


Teddy Bridgewater's girlfriend pens children's book series

Teddy Bridgwater's girlfriend has written a children's book series inspired by his life entitled, 'Little Bear Teddy: Big Dream Come True'


Sherels: Surviving and thriving as a little man on Vikings special teams

Marcus Sherels (35)

Marcus Sherels’ strength as a punt returner is visible. He’s quick, faster than advertised and exerts no wasted movements. Some of his other skills defy logic, though.


Before Vikings-Seahawks meet, Mike Priefer wishes Blair Walsh well

Blair Walsh's four missed extra-point kicks are the most in the NFL this season. He was released this week by the Vikings.

Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer, who stood by Walsh through his struggles, said he contacted Walsh to congratulate him when he signed with the Seahawks.


Sorting things out: Projecting the Vikings' regular season roster

Plenty of questions remain on the Vikings roster with three preseason games to be played in the next two weeks. But some roster decisions are taking shape.


How much will Vikings starters play? Zimmer weighing the variables

For Friday night's game in Seattle, coach Mike Zimmer said he’s thought about forgoing a prescribed snap count to instead wait for a successful drive to pull his first unit.


Twitter mailbag: Does Bower have a chance to make Vikings?

Bower got more guaranteed money than any of the other Vikings' undrafted free agents and made a good impression at defensive end in the exhibition opener against Buffalo.


With Vikings offense sputtering, punter battle could be a big deal

The goal of this competition is to identify someone who will offer more consistency than Jeff Locke offered the past four seasons. (That bar isn’t high.)


Vikings sign former Jaguars RB Bronson Hill

During a third quarter punt return, Cincinnati Bengals running back Bronson Hill (34) was brought down by the combined efforts of the Vikings' Jake Ganus (56), Troy Stoudermire (1), and Terrance Plummer (50) Friday night in Cincinnati. ] JEFF WHEELER � jeff.wheeler@startribune.com The Minnesota Vikings eked out a 17-16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in their first game of the NFL preseason Friday night, August 12, 2016 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH.

The Vikings announced they have signed former Jaguars and Bengals running back Bronson Hill to replace Bishop Sankey, who was placed on the waived-injured list.


Ex-Gophers RB Cobb to work out with Vikings after Sankey tears ACL

Minnesota Vikings running back Bishop Sankey (43) left Thursday's game with an injury.

Bishop Sankey suffered a torn right ACL on Thursday, a source said, and former Gophers rusher David Cobb is scheduled to come to Winter Park for a workout.


Keenum steps up in battle of back-up quarterbacks; Elflein struggles at center

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) calls out to a teammate during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Here's a look at some of the players who were impressive in the Vikings' exhibition opener, as well as a few who need to show some improvement to meet expectations.


Cornerback Waynes' shoulder injury doesn't appear to be serious

Vikings corner back Trae Waynes tackled Sammy Watkins in the first quarter. Waynes left the game with an injury.

Trey Waynes grabbed at his shoulder after tackling Bills receiver Sammy Watkins on a 5-yard pass from quarterback Tyrod Taylor. He went out after the next play.


Joseph's new Vikings contract: $62.5 million with $31.5 million guaranteed

The Vikings’ new deal for Linval Joseph makes the nose tackle the eighth-highest paid player in the league at his position. He's getting $11.5 this season.


How they do it: Vikings have different approach to defensive line play

Andre Patterson stresses the importance of taking shorter routes to the quarterback and using strength rather than simply breezing past the opponent's offensive line. Here's why.