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Vikings defensive line: More hands on deck, key opening to fill

Will Sutton

The Vikings defensive line may still be without Sharrif Floyd, a 2013 first-round pick, but the strength of last year’s defense — the line — has more hands on deck to fill the void.


How will wide receiver position shake out for Vikings behind top targets?

Minnesota Vikings Jarius Wright.

Who will claim the final one or two Vikings roster spots at wide receiver. Part of the answer will depend on what other skills they can bring to the team.


Vikings' Floyd expected to appear in Arizona court this afternoon

Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd

Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd is expected to appear in an Arizona court this afternoon to make his case regarding his three breathalyzer tests flagged for alcohol and one missed test earlier this month.


Chip Kelly on Vikings' new strength coach: He's 'cutting-edge'

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly stands on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif. Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly is joining ESPN as a studio analyst next season. ESPN announced Friday, May 26, 2017, it has signed Kelly to a multiyear deal. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Uyeyama will be the third head strength and conditioning coach in Mike Zimmer’s four years as head coach.


Vikings roster projection: Who will survive training camp?

The first full practice of training camp is in five weeks -- and there are more than a dozen roster spots where competition should be wide open. Here's a prediction on how they'll play out.


Five position battles to watch in Vikings training camp

Some clarity was gained during the offseason program, but there’s much to sort out for the Vikings when the team assembles for training camp in Mankato next month.


Norv Turner says he's open to a return to coaching

Norv Turner

Turner, the former Vikings offensive coordinator, has not taken a new coaching position since he surprisingly resigned here last November, after disagreements with head coach Mike Zimmer.


Vikings expect Morgan to push for roster spot as all-purpose tight end

Behind Vikings starting tight end Kyle Rudolph, his position group fields just one NFL catch between the other five guys in the room.


A dozen Vikings takeaways after team wraps up spring practices

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) joins other quarterbacks including Sam Bradford, right, during the NFL football teams practice Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Eden Prairie, Minn. Bridgewater is recovering from a knee injury that kept him out last season. Bradford was signed to replace him as starting quarterback.

You shouldn't rule out Teddy Bridgewater getting cleared to return at some point in 2017 (and Dalvin Cook is really fast).


Vikings head strength coach leaving for USTA

Brent Salazar, who was on Mike Zimmer’s staff for 16 months, is leaving the Vikings to accept a position with the U.S. Tennis Association.


The Tommy Armstrong Experiment comes to an end for Vikings

Head coach Mike Zimmer worked with Tommy Armstrong earlier in June at Winter Park. Photo by RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER ¥ renee.jones@startribune.com

Former Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong tried his hand at safety for 13 practices, but the Vikings had seen enough. Armstrong was waived Friday.


After latest checkup, Mike Zimmer 'just about out of the woods' with eye recovery

Mike Zimmer will have to drive to his daughter's wedding in Dallas next week, but otherwise he doesn't expect his troublesome right eye to affect…


Laquon Treadwell's leaping grab a notable Vikings minicamp moment

Second-year receiver Laquon Treadwell concluded one red-zone session with a leaping grab of a Sam Bradford pass over Trae Waynes for a touchdown in the corner of the end zone.


Vikings surprise Randy Moss, Ahmad Rashad with ring of honor induction

Former Minnesota Viking Randy Moss became emotional after being asked about the late coach Dennis Green during a press conference on the practice field at Winter Park, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN.

Randy Moss returned to Winter Park on Wednesday for the first time since he was cut by the Vikings in 2010. And the team had something planned for him and Ahmad Rashad.


Bradford returns to Vikings practice, continues connecting with Diggs

Quarterback Sam Bradford was not limited as he jumped back into the mix and led the starting offense.


Zimmer says the 'best place' for T.J. Clemmings is at guard

The addition of three new members of the offensive line group puts T.J. Clemmings in jeopardy of not making the final roster if he does not show improvement in his third year.


Wisconsin man who knifed Vikings fan over inflatable gets plea deal

Jacob A. Justice, the man who used a box cutter to knife a Vikings fan in his front yard in Wisconsin, pleaded no contest to battery and disorderly conduct charges.


Five things to watch as Vikings wrap up offseason with minicamp

While the Vikings are still seven weeks away from suiting up at training camp, there are impressions to be left by rookies, veterans and coaches alike.


Vikings' Murray not worried about losing a step after ankle surgery

New Vikings running back Latavius Murray is out of the walking boot and expects to be running unassisted again in about a week.


Vikings promotion elevates former intern to be one of top women on NFL teams

Kelly Kleine's new job as Vikings' college scouting coordinator makes her “one of the most preeminent members of the 14 women who work for NFL teams in football operations,” according to the Sporting News.