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Chargers tackle Joe Barksdale suffers an injury

Through most of the first half of the Chargers-Vikings game in Minnesota, no serious injuries occurred. The Chargers currently don’t know whether a serious injury has happened to tackle Joe Barksdale. Barksdale suffered a leg injury when teammate Orlando Franklin fell into Barksdale from behind while pass blocking. He walked off the field, and he…

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Seahawks tight end Nick Vannett has high-ankle sprain

Seattle Seahawks rookie tight end Nick Vannett suffered a high-ankle sprain in last Thursday’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. Vannett was injured in the third quarter on his only catch of the game. Trevone Boykin hit Vannett for a 15-yard gain before being tackled from behind by Andrew Sendejo, who landed on his ankle.…

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Teddy Bridgewater didn’t play due to sore shoulder

Pressed for an explanation regarding the failure of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to play Thursday night in Seattle, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said it was his decision. Technically, that’s accurate. He made the decision, according to Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, because Bridgewater has a sore shoulder. The decision came late, not long before kickoff. Per the…

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Mike Zimmer on why Teddy Bridgewater didn’t play: “Because I sat him”

Against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was unusually absent. Bridgewater was in uniform and went through pregame warmups with the team prior to the Vikings 18-11 win over Seattle. But instead of trotting out on the field to start the game and play with the first-string offense, Bridgewater was…

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Teddy Bridgewater not playing against Seahawks

In Thursday night’s second preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, the Minnesota Vikings have elected not to play starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater was in full uniform and went through pregame warmups with the team only to take a seat when it came time to kickoff the game. Shaun Hill started the game instead and…

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Report: Bengals tackle Cedric Ogbuehi to miss 2-3 weeks with toe injury

The Cincinnati Bengals will be without right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi for the next 2-3 weeks due to a toe injury, per Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer. It’s not clear when Ogbuehi suffered the injury as he played a game-high 39 snaps for the Bengals against the Minnesota Vikings on Friday. Jake Fisher, who also…

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Bridgewater shrugs off slow start, connects on deep touchdown pass

Friday night’s preseason debut started in ugly fashion for the Vikings offense, with a blink-and-you-missed-it three-and-out from performance that barely gave quarterback Teddy Bridgewater enough time to break a sweat. Bridgewater and the starters returned for the second drive, which started in the second quarter after the Bengals failed to cash in on fourth and…

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Andy Dalton sharp in limited work

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton’s 2015 season ended on December 13, with a broken thumb suffered while making a tackle after a turnover. In his first game action since then, Dalton was crisp in a single series. Though the effort against the Vikings ended with no points (Mike Nugent missed a 48-yard field goal to the…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Bills WR Marquise Goodwin would rather be in Rio, but he’s in Buffalo and his coaches say he is showing a good attitude. The Dolphins’ offense is looking good, at least if you can judge it by training camp practice. Patriots LB Jamie Collins is having a good camp. Jets CB Darrelle Revis may have…

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Vikings extend long snapper Kevin McDermott through 2020

The Vikings signed long snapper Kevin McDermott to a two-year contract last year and they like what they’ve seen enough to lock him into a longer deal before the first one has expired. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Vikings and McDermott have agreed to a four-year extension that will keep him under…

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Vikings plan to use Stefon Diggs in many different ways this year

As a rookie, Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs spent most of his time playing the split end positions, also known as the “X” receiver, in the Minnesota offense. This year, Diggs will be mixing in heavy doses of “Y” and “Z”, too. Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the Vikings are working on making…

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Alex Boone is no fan of Terrelle Pryor

Terrelle Pryor has been making plays at Browns camp as he tries not only to transition from quarterback to wide receiver but to become an impact player. Vikings guard Alex Boone, Pryor’s ex-teammate at Ohio State, apparently hasn’t been reading PFT and keeping up with Pryor’s progress. “He’s still playing?” Boone asked — genuinely and…

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Favre didn’t know Hall of Fame display would have Vikings jersey

When Tony Dungy posted on Twitter a photo of the new Hall of Famer standing with his son, Justin, in front of Dungy’s display in Canton, I noticed that: (1) Brett Favre’s display was immediately to the right; (2) it contained an easily-noticeable Vikings jersey; and (3) Packers fans weren’t going to like that very much. “[Expletive]…

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Moritz Böhringer doesn’t have a car, walks to practice

Many NFL draft picks buy a nice new car as soon as they get their signing bonus. Vikings receiver Moritz Böhringer is different. Böhringer, a German who became the first player ever drafted directly out of European football, said in an interview with TransferWise that he is choosing not to buy a car and just…

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Mike Zimmer on Teddy Bridgewater critics: So fantasy football

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said on PFT Live last month that criticism of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is “unfair” because he runs the offense as directed by the coaching staff and because “the most important thing is when you look at the end of the day is wins and losses and Teddy is definitely a…

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