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Spielman gives updates on absent Bridgewater and Zimmer

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on the sideline in the second quarter. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - August 28, 2016, Minneapolis, MN, US Bank Stadium, Minnesota Vikings vs. San Diego Chargers

General manager Rick Spielman, as he has done all offseason, declined to share whether the 24-year-old is ahead of schedule in his recovery.


It's rookie Dalvin Cook's backfield as Vikings ramp up practices

Vikings rookie running back Dalvin Cook

For the first time Tuesday, Vikings’ top draft pick Dalvin Cook will line up against Linval Joseph and the rest of Mike Zimmer’s defense.


Zimmer taking time away from Vikings after another eye surgery

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who last Wednesday had his eighth surgery on his right eye, “will be taking time away from the team to dedicate to recovering from eye surgery and restoring his health,” General Manager Rick Spielman announced in a statement Monday morning.

Coach Mike Zimmer, who last Wednesday had another surgery on his right eye, “will be taking time away from the team to dedicate to recovering from eye surgery and restoring his health,” General Manager Rick Spielman said.


Vikings' Zimmer says he had another eye surgery this week

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer addressed the press a news conference during the first day of Vikings rookie minicamp at Winter Park, Friday, May 5, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN.

Mike Zimmer had surgery No. 8 on his right eye this week.


Adrian Peterson's home for sale in Eden Prairie

TMZ first reported that Adrian Peterson’s 4,167-square foot home in Eden Prairie is on the market. Zillow lists the home for $695,000.


Bud Grant's garage sale draws 'worldwide' attention — just don't haggle

Bud Grant posed for a photo with people attending his garage sale.

Grant, the Hall of Fame coach who turns 90 on Saturday, runs his sales with a leader’s discipline. As routine visitors know, this isn’t your average garage sale. “If you don’t want to buy it, the guy behind you will.”


Sentence transferred to Minnesota, Floyd can join Vikings next week

Michael Floyd

After pleading guilty and serving prison time in Arizona for extreme drunken driving, Michael Floyd can complete his house arrest in his home state of Minnesota.


Vikings tout Eagan headquarters as 'best possible environment to succeed'

Don Becker -Project Executive for the new Vikings facility pointed out some of the highlights of the new Vikings practice facility Wednesday May 17, 2017 in Eagan MN.

As Vikings officials toured NFL stadiums a few years back, they made a point to also visit some of the top team facilities, knowing they would soon be building one of those, too.


Vikings sign former Bears defensive tackle Will Sutton

Minnesota Vikings fullback Zach Line (48) dove in the end zone passtChicago Bears defensive end Will Sutton (93) for a fourth quarter touchdown, Sunday December 20, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN.

Sutton, Chicago’s third-round pick in 2014, was released by the Bears last week after he started 18 games for them over his first three NFL seasons.


Vikings sign guard Freddie Tagaloa after tryout at rookie camp

Tagaloa, a hulking 6-8 guard, will sign a three-year contract. He’s currently the only player to sign a deal after a couple dozen undrafted rookies and veterans were brought in for a tryout earlier this month.


Despite offense upgrades, Vikings using most salary cap space on defense

The Vikings spent most of their offseason resources on offense and kept an $18 million quarterback on the roster. Still, the team is spending more on defense than offense.


How the 2017 Vikings are allocating their cap space on offense

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8)

Here's our annual two-part look at the Vikings' salary cap spending, starting with the offense.


Can new Vikings offensive lineman Pat Elflein make early impact?

Minnesota Vikings rookie center Pat Elflein, out of Ohio State, takes questions from the media during the NFL football team's rookies minicamp Friday, May 5, 2017, in Eden Prairie, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

One NCAA powerhouse that has seen a handful of its offensive linemen successfully transition to the next level is Ohio State. The Vikings hope that third-round pick Pat Elflein will be the next one.


In Floyd, Vikings getting a big target and on-field project

Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd celebrates his touchdown against the Dolphins on Jan. 1.

Two plays from the Patriots regular-season finale against the Dolphins showed just how newly signed Michael Floyd can help the Vikings.


Vikings sign former Cardinals receiver and St. Paul native Michael Floyd

The Vikings added a veteran to the receiving corps. Former Cardinals receiver and Cretin-Derham Hall graduate Michael Floyd agreed to a one-year deal with the…


Murray has millions of reasons to seize Vikings backfield lead

Minnesota Vikings newly acquired running back Latavius Murray worked out at Winter Park, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN.

Like many running backs who sign in free agency, Murray’s contract has a lot of money tied up in incentives. And he can’t reach them if he’s not carrying the football.


Vikings fill fullback spot by moving Duluth native C.J. Ham

Minnesota Vikings running back C.J. Ham (30) runs through Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Floyd Raven (41), outside linebacker Darien Harris, right, and cornerback Corey Tindal, below, for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL preseason football game, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, in Cincinnati.

Ham, who played at Augustana in Sioux Falls, S.D., spent most of the 2016 season on the Vikings’ practice squad after earning an offseason roster spot last spring when he tried out at the their rookie minicamp.


Vikings rookie Hodges has tall hopes for 'legendary' No. 84 jersey

Rookie 6-6 tight end Bucky Hodges means no disrespect, recalling the days when he was a kid mimicking Randy Moss with leaping grabs in the front yard.


Zimmer 'probably more optimistic' about Bridgewater's return

Teddy Bridgewater, nine months removed from his left leg separating at the knee and tearing multiple ligaments, has been rehabbing at the Winter Park training facilities


Vikings have an interest in wide receiver Michael Floyd

Michael Floyd (15)

According to ESPN, which reported the Vikings’ interest in Floyd, the former Cretin-Derham Hall star is serving a 120-day jail sentence for a DUI conviction and can't report to any team outside of Arizona until at least June.