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Mike Zimmer: Cordarrelle Patterson is confident, but not cocky “like a couple of guys” in Cincinnati

There are plenty of people who expect Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to have a breakout season in 2014. That group includes the decision makers at Sports Illustrated, who have named Patterson as one of this year’s rising stars across all sports. Patterson has weighed in on the topic as well, saying that he plans…

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PFT Live: New leadership kept Kyle Rudolph in Minnesota

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph joins Mike Florio to discuss how he’s going to spend his money after re-upping with Minnesota, how the addition of Norv Turner was a big factor is signing an extension, who he’d like to see start under center and more.

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PFT Live 07/30: Kyle Rudolph

Mike Florio chats with Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph about his new contract extension, his career as a Viking thus far and his thoughts on the brewing quarterback battle in Minnesota.          

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Adrian Peterson may not play in the preseason

On Monday, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson promised that the Vikings offense will be less predictable than it has been in the past few seasons. Peterson said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune, that “you won’t be able to write” the same stories about the lack of versatility in the Vikings’ offense. Based on coach Mike Zimmer’s…

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Vikings strike five-year deal with Kyle Rudolph

The Vikings have signed one of their core offensive players to a contract extension. The club confirmed Sunday night it had reached a new deal with 24-year-old tight end Kyle Rudolph, who was entering the final year of his contract. According to FOX’s Jay Glazer — who first reported news of the extension — Rudolph…

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Cassel, Bridgewater “pretty much splitting reps”

After being called out by Peyton Manning for his smedium shirt and all-access pass to Broncos training camp, FOX’s Jay Glazer took his bus-defacing training-camp tour to Mankato State University.  He liked what he saw and heard of Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Per Glazer, Bridgewater and veteran Matt Cassel are “pretty much splitting reps”…

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New Vikings stadium raises bird concerns

The new Vikings stadium will resemble in many respects a gigantic terrarium, with plenty of glass under which humans will be potentially baking.  But that’s still better than what it may do to the birds. Deadspin recently pointed out a press release from Audubon Minnesota, which accuses the Vikings of creating a “death trap” for…

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How PFT’s power rankings stack up with Vegas Super Bowl odds

You may have seen that Dolphins coach Joe Philbin doesn’t agree with PFT placing his club next-to-last in our preseason power rankings. “I don’t think he knows the guys in our locker room or the guys that come to work in this building every single day from top to bottom,” Philbin said of PFT putting…

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PFT’s preseason power rankings, sorted by division

PFT wrapped up our 2014 preseason power rankings Tuesday by unveiling our top-ranked team, the defending-champion Seattle Seahawks. Perhaps not surprisingly, the top two teams are out of the same division, with the San Francisco 49ers — NFC West and NFC runners-up a season ago — taking the No. 2 spot. With the ultratough West…

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PFT’s 2014 Preseason Power Rankings

Here is how PFT ranks all 32 NFL clubs entering the 2014 season. A preseason analysis of each team can be found below. The rankings were determined by vote of the editorial staff: 1. Seattle Seahawks. (NFC rank: 1.) 2. San Francisco 49ers. (NFC rank: 2.) 3. Denver Broncos. (AFC rank: 1.) 4. New England…

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Preseason Power Rankings No. 1: Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks enter their 2014 training camp as defending Super Bowl champions for the first time in franchise history. While the team lost a handful of contributing pieces to free agency, the Seahawks return most of their impact players from their championship squad. In addition, the team locked up Michael Bennett, Earl Thomas, Richard…

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Vikings offer single-game tickets Tuesday, with two asterisks

On Sunday, we pointed out that the Colts’ offer of single-game tickets applies to every game except the game against the Patriots, which requires the purchase of a ticket to the preseason game against the Giants. In an effort to sell tickets for the first of two years played outdoors at the University of Minnesota’s…

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Teddy Bridgewater doesn’t “feel comfortable” talking about chances of starting

The Vikings start training camp this week, kicking off both their final preparations for the 2014 regular season and the final days of the competition for their starting quarterback job. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said a call on the starter “won’t be for a while,” although that’s not going to stop people from obsessing over…

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Lawyer says Kluwe lawsuit is coming Wednesday

If you missed the Friday night skirmish between the Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe, you’re in luck.  Or perhaps not in luck. The fight will continue during the current work week, with Kluwe filing a lawsuit in Minnesota state court.  Lawyer Clayton Halunen tells Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the…

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Gus Bradley: Gerhart “even faster than we gave him credit for”

After backing up Adrian Peterson for four seasons in Minnesota, tailback Toby Gerhart gets a starting job of his own in Jacksonville. The 27-year-old Gerhart, who had just 276 regular season carries for the Vikings, could conceivably get that much work alone this season for the Jaguars, who saw Maurice Jones-Drew leave in free agency…

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