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Matt Vensel is in his first year at the Star Tribune after covering the Ravens for the Baltimore Sun for six years. He is a Pittsburgh native and a Penn State grad. Follow him at @mattvensel.


Mark Craig has covered the NFL for 23 years, and the Vikings since 2003 for the Star Tribune. He is one of 44 Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors. Follow him at @markcraignfl.


Master Tesfatsion is the Star Tribune’s digital Vikings writer. He is a 2013 graduate of Arizona State and worked for mlb.com before arriving in Minneapolis. Follow him at @masterstrib.



Wild releases schedule for 2016-17

Team opens at St. Louis on Oct. 13; home opener is two days later against Winnipeg.


Mock drafts have Vikings high on wide receivers

TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson broke a tackle by Iowa State defensive back Nigel Tribune during the first half of a Dec. 6 game in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Vikings have the 23rd overall pick in the April draft.


Bridgewater still needs to be cleared, but is expected to play

Coach Zimmer remains convinced Bridgewater will start against the Raiders


Vikings set to take on Oakland with weather in mind

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer talks with his players in the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a

The Vikings have mentioned in their pregame literature that fans will be directed to Williams, Mariucci or Ridder Arenas in case a storm disrupts the game at TCF Bank Stadium.


Do's and don'ts for preseason opener include plastic bags, purses

Vikings open preseason against the Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium.


Turner: Bridgewater playing at an 'awfully high level'

Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) airs out a pass during training camp Friday, July 24, 2014, at Mankato State University in

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said on Tuesday that despite quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's recent string of interceptions, he's still playing at an "awfully high level."


Vikings release their first 'unofficial' depth chart

The Vikings have released their first "unofficial" depth chart, and there are no major surprises.


Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Spielman, Crocker, depth and more

We walk you through what's going on with the Vikings today.


Crocker didn't want to play for anyone but Zimmer

Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown (31) scores a touchdown on an 18-yard run past Cincinnati Bengals safety Chris Crocker (42) in the first

The Vikings have signed veteran safety Chris Crocker, who has played seven NFL seasons under Mike Zimmer.


What you missed at Vikings training camp on Monday: Crocker practices, Teddy punts, Sendejo returns

New Vikings safety Chris Crocker has arrived in Mankato. So have the dog days of training camp, with the preseason opener four days away.


Vensel: Projecting the Vikings' current two-deep chart

Minnesota Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, rear left, did not participate in drills during training camp Friday, July 24, 2014, at Minnesota St

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has shooed away questions about his depth chart. But here is our best guess at how the two deep stands at this moment.


Vikings could use the waiver wire to fill unsettled safety spot

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer during NFL camp at Minnesota State Mankato Saturday July 26, 2014 in Mankato, MN . ] Jerry Holt Jerry.holt@startribune.

Vikings coaches are evaluating the league as well as their own roster in an effort to fill some holes, including safety.


Safety Sendejo practicing for first time Monday

Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo (back) will practice for the first time on Monday.


Vikings 4 Downs: Ponder, Johnson, Cox, defense

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackles Sharrif Floyd (73) and Linval Joseph (98) head to the field during the walk-through session of training camp Frida

The defense is under more pressure because of how bad it was last season and general manager Rick Spielman's decision to hire a defensive-minded head coach.


Access Vikings morning walkthrough: August 4

Our Vikings reporters walk you through what's going on with the team today.


Greenway pick teaches Teddy what used to be open isn't always open in the NFL

Rookie QB says it won't take him long to get a feel for the difference between a college window and an NFL window.


Access Vikings morning walkthrough: August 3

Here is what is going on with the Vikings today.


What you missed at Vikings training camp Saturday night

Vikings rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater ended tonight's night practice in Mankato with a sharp touchdown drive in a two-minute-drill scenario.


Spielman quizzes Zimmer on game situations

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer met Saturday to dissect game management situations. They will continue to meet for the next four days leading up to the preseason opener against the Raiders on Friday.


Barr working hard to become a better pass rusher

The Vikings are excited about Anthony Barr's potential, particularly as a pass rusher who could one day wreak havoc off the edge.