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Sharrif Floyd drops 30 pounds, feels ready for a big year

When the Vikings drafted defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd with the 23rd overall pick in last year’s draft, it was widely viewed as a steal. But Floyd had a mediocre rookie year in Minnesota. This year, Floyd expects to be better, in part because he’s thinner: Floyd, who weighed in at 297 pounds at last year’s…

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Jamaal Charles returns to practice

Running back Jamaal Charles missed last Sunday’s preseason game against the Panthers after suffering a foot injury while moving himself out of the dorm that the Chiefs were staying in during training camp and missed the first couple of practices this week as well, but his absence from the field came to an end on…

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Christian Ponder: I’m not asking for a trade

Last week, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder said that he was open to a trade now that he’s ensconced in the No. 3 spot on the depth chart in Minnesota. Vikings coaches have since said that they feel there’s value to having Ponder on the team, something the team’s fans don’t seem to agree with given…

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PFT Planet: Obstacles abound for Seattle to repeat

Mike Florio answers calls and tweets from PFT Planet to discuss the fallout from the Chris Kluwe and Minnesota Vikings settlement, how big the target is on the Seattle Seahawks’ back, who will have the better season between Nick Foles, Gio Bernard and Zac Stacy and much more.

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Vikings, Chris Kluwe announce settlement of dispute over Kluwe’s departure

Last week, word came from the lawyer for former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe that his client and the team had reached agreement on a settlement of the issues related to Kluwe’s departure from the team in 2013. The two sides made that settlement official on Tuesday with a joint press release. “As a family we…

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Brian Robison: Anthony Barr can be a “force to be reckoned with”

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater might be a long shot for the Vikings starting lineup to open the season, but the team’s other first-round pick looks like a sure bet to be on the field. Linebacker Anthony Barr had a sack and a forced fumble against the Cardinals last Saturday night to go with the half-sack he…

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Bridgewater rallies Vikings, but gap may still remain

Rookie Teddy Bridgewater made the most of his two quarters with the Minnesota second-string offense, leading the Vikings to a come-from-behind win. With, as described by the Associated Press, fans chanting his name, Bridgewater engineered a pair of fourth-quarter scoring drives — one that reclaimed the lead and the other that regained it for good…

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Friday morning one-liners

Said Bills coach Doug Marrone, “I personally think that you can never have enough good corners, and I think we’re fortunate that we have a lot of players back there that we feel confident in.” The Dolphins are giving rookie LB Jordan Tripp work with the first team. There’s a battle for the center job…

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You read that right: Christian Ponder is open to a trade

Christian Ponder is open to a trade. In other news, I am open to being the catcher for the Cincinnati Reds. Yes, the former Vikings first-rounder looks at the wall, sees the writing upon it, and has offered himself up for the good of the team and himself. “There are benefits for me being here,”…

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Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph shot after game

The key to the preseason for NFL teams is to escape uninjured. That applies to the post-game as well. The Vikings announced that defensive tackle Linval Joseph was shot in the leg last night at a nightclub after the game. “Following last night’s preseason game, Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was an innocent bystander to…

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University of Minnesota wants Washington to wear throwbacks on November 2

The University of Minnesota wants the Vikings not to mention the name of the Washington franchise in connection with that team’s visit to the Land of 10,000 Lakes on November 2.  The landlord of the stadium in which the Vikings will play for the next two seasons also has a request for the Washington team.…

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University of Minnesota hopes to block Washington name at stadium

Those other owners who have been “very very supportive” of Washington owner Daniel Snyder’s “all caps never” approach to the team name have managed to avoid talking about their “very very” support.  For Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, that inevitably will change. Perhaps soon. According to Ian Shapira of the Washington Post, the University of Minnesota…

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PFT on NBCSN looks at Ravens and Vikings, talks to Bridgewater

Wednesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN will take a closer look at the NFL’s two purple-wearing teams: The Ravens, who won the Super Bowl in 2012, and the Vikings, who haven’t lost one since 1976. The closer look at Minnesota’s upcoming season includes a sit-down with rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who soon could…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Bills coach Doug Marrone was in no mood for questions after his team’s preseason-opening loss. The Dolphins’ offensive line has undergone major turnover, but it’s taking shape. Patriots coach Bill Belichick was a scrub on Ted Marchibroda’s Baltimore Colts staff in 1975. Geno Smith is the starter, but Michael Vick will get to play a…

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Vikings sign Chris Crocker

One of Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer’s former charges with the Bengals has signed up to rejoin Zimmer in Minnesota. The Vikings announced that they have signed defensive back Chris Crocker as a free agent. Crocker spent the last six seasons with the Bengals and also played for Zimmer in 2007 when both men were…

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