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Stefon Diggs to wear Starbucks cleats tonight

If/when Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs ever leaves Minnesota, he could be destined for the place he’ll be playing tonight. With his team in Seattle for a game against the Seahawks, Diggs will be rocking Starbucks cleats, via SportsBusiness Daily. The shoes, made by Nike and designed by Mache Custom Kicks, look like a cup of [more]

Adrian Peterson doesn’t know if he will play in preseason

Saints running back Adrian Peterson said last week he was “itching a little more” to play in the preseason this year. Apparently, he has scratched the itch, and it has gone away. Peterson said Thursday doesn’t know whether he will play in the preseason. “I’ll talk with coach when that time comes,” Peterson said, via [more]

Laquon Treadwell back to practice, learning how to “be a true receiver”

Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell‘s attempt to improve on a disappointing rookie season took a hit in one of the first training camp practices when he injured his hamstring. Treadwell missed more than two weeks as a result of the injury, but has returned to practice in a limited fashion. That will give him a [more]

Rick Spielman sees a more diverse running game in Minnesota

After a decade with the Vikings, running back Adrian Peterson is gone. In his place, a committee approach consisting of players who collectively have the kind of diverse skill set Peterson simply didn’t possess. Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman addressed the team’s new approach to the running game during a Tuesday visit to PFT Live. While [more]

Blair Walsh knows he can produce again

Throughout the early weeks of a rough 2016 season, the Vikings continued to give kicker Blair Walsh second chances, in the apparent hope that he could eventually get his career back on track without the kick to the pants that would come from getting cut. It didn’t work, the Vikings eventually cut him after he [more]

Blair Walsh makes eight kicks on eight tries

Blair Walsh‘s fate was sealed in Minnesota last season after missing eight kicks in nine games. On Sunday night, Walsh may have secured his spot in Seattle by making eight kicks in one game. Walsh converted all six extra points and cashed in on both field goal tries, one from 42 yards and the other [more]

With Bishop Sankey out for the year, Vikings add a running back

The Vikings need a running back, with backup Bishop Sankey out for the year with a torn ACL. They’ve added one. Sankey has been waived with the injured designation, and Bronson Hill has been added to the roster. Hill, who played college football at Eastern Michigan, spent the 2016 season with the Jaguars. Before that, [more]

Report: Bishop Sankey tears ACL

Vikings running back Bishop Sankey tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will miss the season, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Sankey had four carries for 14 yards and caught four passes for 15 yards before leaving Thursday’s preseason opener early in the third quarter. Sankey said, via Chris [more]

Trae Waynes has a shoulder injury

For all teams in the preseason, the No. 1 objective is this: Stay healthy. For the Vikings, that didn’t happen on Thursday night against the Bills. Starting cornerback Trae Wayne suffered a shoulder injury. Details aren’t yet available, but it was bad enough to knock him out of the game. A first-round pick in 2015, [more]

Vikings starting offense sputters at Buffalo

This year, the Vikings hope to pair a strong defense with an offense that can muster 20 points per game or so. Through one quarter in the 2017 preseason, the starting Minnesota offense has zero point. In three drives with starting quarterback Sam Bradford under center, the Vikings mustered only one first down. Bradford completed [more]

Vikings fan sues after police punched and tased him at game

A Vikings fan who was accused of attempting to grab a police officer’s stun gun during an encounter at a game has been acquitted of criminal charges and is now suing the city of Minneapolis and the police over the incident. The fan, Anatascio Lopez, acknowledges he had been drinking at the game and doesn’t [more]

Pete Carroll has high praise for Blair Walsh

Roughly 19 months ago, kicker Blair Walsh helped the Seahawks get to the NFC divisional round. Indirectly. This year, his efforts will have a more direct correlation to the team’s success, or otherwise. Walsh signed early in the offseason with the Seahawks, getting a shot at redemption after a career disintegration that began when he [more]

Vikings’ Tom Johnson: “We’ve got the best defense in the NFL”

Players on the Vikings’ defense are heading into the season confident that they can dominate. “We’ve got the best defense in the NFL,’’ Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson told Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. Other players echoed those sentiments. Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter said the players have it in their minds that they [more]

Dalvin Cook is No. 1 tailback in Minnesota for now

Out goes Adrian, in comes Dalvin. For the first time since future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson was a rookie in 2007, a rookie sits atop the depth chart at tailback in Minnesota. He is Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, a first-round prospect who slid to round two. Behind Cook on the initial, unofficial list is [more]

Vikings activate Latavius Murray from PUP list

It’s been five months since the Vikings signed running back Latavius Murray and he’s finally ready to join his new team on the practice field. Murray had ankle surgery shortly after signing with Minnesota and spent the entire offseason program rehabbing from his injury before being placed on the physically unable to perform list at [more]

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