Reporter | Minnesota Vikings

Andrew Krammer covers the Vikings for the Star Tribune, entering his sixth NFL season. From the Metrodome to U.S. Bank Stadium, he's reported on everything from Case Keenum's Minneapolis Miracle, the offensive line's kangaroo court to Adrian Peterson's suspension.

Krammer, a 2013 graduate of the University of Minnesota's Journalism program, got his start covering local news through internships for the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press in St. Paul. Krammer was born on the east coast, raised on the west coast and ended up in the middle. He transitioned to his first love, sports, by taking over the Vikings beat at 1500 ESPN in Minneapolis prior to joining the Star Tribune's coverage in July 2016. You can find him at a local barbecue joint, Anytime Fitness or national park (during the Vikings' offseason).

Vikings iron man Kyle Rudolph nearing his 100th consecutive NFL start

There is always work for the tight end, but he is approaching another contract crossroads this offseason.

Thielen cleared to return to Vikings practice, expected to play Sunday

The receiver was on the COVID-19 list, which is now empty.

In case of emergency, who would be the Vikings' fill-in quarterback?

Mike Zimmer has a plan if COVID-19 removes every Vikings quarterback from his roster, like it did for the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Bridgewater had Panthers on verge of victory until things fell apart

Teddy Bridgewater was 3 yards and a touchdown away from burying his former team late in the fourth quarter until things unraveled for him.

Without Thielen, Vikings succeeded at spreading ball around

Chad Beebe and Bisi Johnson had career-highs in catches and yards while Justin Jefferson shined in the red zone.

Cleveland, Smith Jr. expected to miss Panthers game; no word on Thielen

The Vikings will likely be without two offensive starters Sunday against the Panthers, and coaches are still waiting to learn if Adam Thielen can come off the COVID list.

What will Vikings do if Thielen can't play against Panthers on Sunday?

Adam Thielen, who leads the NFL with a career-high 11 touchdown catches in 10 games, is being tested daily after being placed on the team's COVID list earlier this week.

Vikings' Smith keeps learning from penalties

All-Pro safely Harrison Smith has been flagged three times in the past seven games for either unnecessary roughness or lowering the helmet to initiate contact.

Cook's return from injury after jarring hit brings sighs of relief

Cook left near the end of the second quarter after Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson lowered his shoulder into Cook's chest during a catch over the middle of the field.

Vikings make progess on special teams after series of benchings

Long snapper Andrew DePaola, who didn't sign with the Vikings until Saturday, made his debut on Sunday. His signing was the most drastic of the changes to the struggling special teams.