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Kyler Murray: Everybody felt better about the way we played

Kyler Murray wasn’t concerned about the offense. Kliff Kingsbury wasn’t concerned about the offense. The Cardinals, though, wanted a better showing Saturday after a disappointing showing a week ago. Murray completed 14 of 21 passes for 137 yards in the 20-9 loss to the Vikings. In Murray’s five drives, the Cardinals gained 184 yards and [more]

Kaare Vedvik’s two field goal misses concern Mike Zimmer

The Vikings thought they finally had solved their kicking issues when they traded for Kaare Vedvik. They haven’t. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer called his concern level “high” after Vedvik missed two field goals Saturday. “Since we brought Vedvik in, [Matt] Wile’s been punting good, and [Dan] Bailey’s been kicking good,’’ Zimmer said, via Chris Tomasson [more]

Blair Walsh is back

Blair Walsh, out of football for all of 2018, has returned to the sport in the same state where he starred as college kicker. The Falcons have signed Walsh. The team announced the move on Saturday. Walsh, 29, entereed the NFL as a sixth-round pick of the Vikings in 2012. Solid for four seasons, a [more]

Dalvin Cook shows he’s back to full speed

Injuries have plagued Vikings running back Dalvin Cook during his first two NFL seasons. He’s back to full speed now. Cook, who has missed more games than he’s played since the Vikings drafted him in 2017, took a handoff and raced 85 yards for a touchdown in today’s preseason game against the Cardinals. Yes, Cook [more]

Cardinals try to ignore warning sirens over “Air Raid” offense

Kliff Kingsbury is bringing the “Air Raid” offense to the NFL. Halfway through the preseason, his team is doing its best to ignore the warning sirens. As explained by Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic, criticism has mounted over the team’s planned attack. The players are insisting that it’s no big deal. “It gets frustrating [more]

Former NFL player Dick Woodard dies at 93

Dick Woodard, an offensive lineman and linebacker who played five seasons of pro football, has died at the age of 93. Woodard was the great uncle of Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, who confirmed the death on Twitter. “This morning my Uncle Dick Woodard went to be with the Lord at 93 years old,” Cousins wrote. [more]

Looking at the games with the strangest field conditions

Thursday night’s Canadian conversion rate playing surface in Winnipeg on Thursday night ranks among the strangest over field conditions ever seen in a preseason game. But there have been far stranger field conditions in games that count. On Friday, Chris Simms and I drafted the strangest field conditions in NFL history. After determining the coin [more]

Former NFL lineman Barry Bennett and wife found dead

Barry Bennett, a defensive lineman who spent 11 seasons in the NFL, and his wife were found dead Wednesday, via the Associated Press. Foul play is suspected, and their 22-year-old son reportedly is the primary suspect. The 63-year-old Bennett lived in Long Prairie, Minnesota. A third-round pick in 1978, Bennett spent four seasons with the [more]

Vikings want to host another Super Bowl and bring draft to Minnesota

The Vikings want to bring the Super Bowl back to Minnesota. Vikings executive vice president of public affairs Lester Bagley said on Thursday that the team submitted an “expression of interest” to the NFL about hosting another Super Bowl earlier this month. U.S. Bank Stadium was the site of Super Bowl LII in 2018 and [more]

Laquon Treadwell appealing fine for illegal block

Vikings receiver Laquon Treadwell is appealing his $28,075 fine for an illegal blindside block against the Saints, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports. “They’re enforcing the rules, and you’ve got to follow the rules,” Treadwell told Tomasson. “I have an appeal set for Tuesday at 3. I’ll try to get it a little [more]

Mike Zimmer: Reserve receivers need to “get their rear ends going”

Early in training camp, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said that two receivers drafted in the seventh-round this year needed to “get their rear end in gear” in order to make the team. It’s been several weeks since Zimmer made that suggestion and he sent a similar message to all the receivers vying for reserve [more]

Report: Laquon Treadwell fined for illegal block against Saints

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has been fined $28,075 for an illegal blindside block against the New Orleans Saints, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. On the penultimate on the first half of last week’s first preseason game, Treadwell delivered a blindside block to Saints safety Chris Banjo as he chased [more]

Seahawks place Demetrius Knox on injured reserve, add Landon Turner

The Seattle Seahawks placed guard Demetrius Knox on injured reserve on Tuesday after sustaining a quadriceps injury in Sunday night’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. The team signed guard Landon Turner to fill the vacancy on the roster. Knox, an undrafted rookie from Ohio State, was injured in the fourth quarter of the game, [more]

Browns sticking with the two kickers on roster . . . for now

Browns coach Freddie Kitchens admits he has had conversations with General Manager John Dorsey about bringing in another kicker. But as of right now, the Browns are continuing the competition between Greg Joseph and rookie Austin Seibert. As he made clear Sunday, though, Kitchens wants better results. “We’re not trying to bring in a new [more]

Laquon Treadwell: It’s fun being the underdog

The Vikings aren’t making any secret of their desire to trade wide receiver Laquon Treadwell before the start of the regular season. After Treadwell caught four passes for 47 yards on Sunday, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said the team was trying “to showcase” the 2016 first-round pick for other clubs that might be interested [more]

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