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Vikings have long list of injuries, including losing Cedrick Lang for the season

The Vikings paid a heavy price during their preseason game against the Jaguars on Saturday afternoon. “List was so long I don’t remember the exact number, so I’ll just wait until we put them on IR,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. Offensive guard Cedrick Lang will undergo surgery [more]

Vikings starting offense largely sputters

Last week, the Vikings’ starting offense looked good. This week, not. Seven days after shredding the Denver defense, the Minnesota No. 1 offense sputtered through three drives against the Jaguars in the Vikings’ preseason home opener. Quarterback Kirk Cousins completed three of eight passes for 12 yards, and the Vikings punted twice while Cousins and [more]

Helmet foul by A.J. Bouye was correct application of rule

The new helmet rule continues to create plenty of consternation, primarily because plenty of fans and media members continue to have plenty of confusion about what the rule allows and prohibits. Primarily because the league, before this week, had not done much to explain the niceties of the new rule. A flag thrown on Jaguars [more]

Mackensie Alexander suffers ankle injury

The battle for the slot cornerback job in Minnesota could be won by default. Mackensie Alexander and rookie first-rounder Mike Hughes are battling it out, but Alexander suffered an ankle injury during Saturday’s game against the Jaguars, according to Ben Leber of the Vikings Radio Network. Alexander has made an “amazing jump” in the assessment [more]

No Dalvin Cook for Vikings on Saturday

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has been practicing. But he’s still not ready to play. Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Cook won’t play in Saturday’s preseason home opener against the Jaguars. Cook also didn’t play last weekend, when the Vikings faced the Broncos in Denver. Cook suffered a non-contact ACL tear in Week [more]

Dalvin Cook “100 percent” ready, but no word on if he’ll play Saturday

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook came into training camp without any limitations on his practice schedule and feeling ready for contact after tearing his ACL in the fourth game of the 2017 season. Cook got some of that contact in practices with the Vikings and some more in joint practices with the Jaguars this week, [more]

Report: Vikings tight end Josiah Price to miss season with knee injury

The Minnesota Vikings will be without tight end Josiah Price for the entire 2018 season after sustaining a knee injury in practice on Wednesday, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com. Price was carted off the practice field on Wednesday after going down in a joint practice with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He joined the Vikings as [more]

Vikings LB Antwione Williams pleaded guilty to careless driving after DWI arrest

Vikings linebacker Antwione Williams pleaded guilty to careless driving in July to settle charges stemming from a May arrest on charges that included driving while impaired. The Pioneer Press reports that Williams was arrested on May 19 on a fourth-degree DWI charge. He had a blood alcohol content of .09 at the time of his arrest, [more]

Vikings receivers disappointed by missed chance to face Jalen Ramsey

The Vikings and Jaguars are conducting joint practices in advance of their Saturday preseason game. With Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey suspended for the week, he’s missing the game and the practices. Vikings receiver Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs regret that Ramsey is absent. “It’s kind of a bummer that Jalen’s not here because he’s such [more]

Bradley Chubb is the favorite for defensive rookie of the year

The Browns passed twice on pass rusher Bradley Chubb. Vegas thinks they may regret it, at least for 2018. According to Bovada, Chubb is the favorite to become the defensive rookie of the year. HIs odds are listed at 4-1. The list runs very deep, with 28 candidates. Bears linebacker Roquan Smith has 11-2 odds. [more]

Mike Zimmer: Laquon Treadwell getting fresh start with Kirk Cousins

Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell‘s first two seasons with the Vikings have not featured the kind of production expected from a first-round pick, but his spot on the depth chart suggests he’ll have a chance to turn things around in his third season. That chance could be aided by playing with a quarterback who is giving [more]

Anthony Barr reiterates his desire to remain in Minnesota

Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr reiterated Tuesday that he wants to remain with the Vikings long term. It remains unknown whether the sides are anywhere close to an extension. “I’m just focusing on being here and getting better, so we’ll let that figure itself out,’’ Barr said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. Barr, 26, [more]

Mike Zimmer told Jaguars months ago he didn’t want a fight

When the Jaguars inquired with Vikings coach Mike Zimmer this spring about a joint workout, it’s as if he could see into the future. “When they called me, I just expressed my concerns that I don’t want this to be a fight or anything like this,” Zimmer said, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul [more]

Vikings place Nick Easton on injured reserve, sign Kaleb Johnson

The Vikings moved offensive guard Nick Easton to injured reserve Monday, opening a roster spot for Kaleb Johnson. Easton will miss the season with a neck injury that required surgery last week. Johnson adds much-needed depth at the position, with guard Mike Remmers also having missed time with an ankle injury. The Bears cut Johnson [more]

Cardinals add linebacker Gerald Hodges

As the Cardinals try to stay relevant in the NFC West, they’ve been adding plenty of veteran defenders. The latest: Linebacker Gerald Hodges. Per a league source, Hodges signed a one-year deal. The former Vikings draft pick, traded to the 49ers during the 2015 season, most recently played for the Saints. The Saints had signed [more]

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