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Vikings honor man killed at stadium construction site – KARE


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Vikings honor man killed at stadium construction site
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Jeramie Gruber, 35, of Northfield, died while working at the U.S. Bank Stadium construction site Aug. 26th, 2015. (Photo: The Gruber Family). 5 CONNECT 8 TWEETLINKEDIN 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE. MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings took the field …
Vikings Honor Worker Killed At Stadium Construction SiteCBS Local
Vikings Honor Man who Died in Fall from US Bank StadiumKSTP.com
Worker killed, another hurt at new Vikings stadium siteDispatch Times

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Posted on 29 August 2015 | 10:21 pm

Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys NFL preseason 2015 live stream: Time, TV … – AL.com


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Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys NFL preseason 2015 live stream: Time, TV
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The Vikings are 3-0 in the preseason, having beaten Oakland 20-12 last week. Teddy Bridgewater passed for 89 yards and a touchdown for Minnesota. The Cowboys are 0-2 in the preseason after losing 23-6 to San Francisco last week. Nick Harwell's 8-yard …
Vikings will give offense a test drive vs. CowboysESPN (blog)
PHOTOS: Vikings at CowboysFOXSports.com
Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys Live Stream: Watch Online NFL Preseason Sports World Report
Blogging The Boys (blog) -Daily Norseman -International Business Times
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Posted on 29 August 2015 | 9:04 pm

Dreams to die for many Vikings after Saturday – Scout


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Dreams to die for many Vikings after Saturday
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Former Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he had a hard time sleeping the night before the cuts because he knew part of his job description was to make the decision to inform the players who didn't survive the cuts that they were released. It can
Vikings: tough decisions ahead as cut day loomsThe Viking Age
Minnesota Vikings 2015 Season PreviewVAVEL.com

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Posted on 29 August 2015 | 4:22 pm

Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings live stream free: Watch NFL 2015 preseason … – ChristianToday


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Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings live stream free: Watch NFL 2015 preseason
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The Dallas Cowboys host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3 of the NFL 2015 preseason. The Vikings are 3-0 this preseason, where as the Cowboys are yet to taste victory. However, records do not mean an awful lot in the preseason, and both teams will simply …

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Posted on 29 August 2015 | 3:17 pm

Key matchup: Who’s the man in the middle? – Scout


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Key matchup: Who's the man in the middle?
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As the Minnesota Vikings give their frontline players their most significant action of the preseason Saturday night in Dallas, there is one position that appears to be getting a curve thrown its way, as the demarcation of roster spots and playing time

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Posted on 29 August 2015 | 12:37 pm

Dallas Cowboys plan to sit Dez Bryant in preseason game against Minnesota Vikings – FOXSports.com


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Dallas Cowboys plan to sit Dez Bryant in preseason game against Minnesota Vikings
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Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant tells me he wants to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings at AT&T Stadium. But the Rolling Stone cover guy might have to reflect on a Rolling Stones lyric, because you can't always get what …

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Posted on 29 August 2015 | 12:14 am

Talking Minnesota Vikings With Football Outsiders – Daily Norseman


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Talking Minnesota Vikings With Football Outsiders
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Answering the questions was Sterling Xie, who wrote the section on the Minnesota Vikings in this year's version of the FOA. We got the chance to submit five questions, and those questions and the answers are below. I'll put the questions in bold, the
Soft-spoken Teddy Bridgewater blossoms for Minnesota VikingsFOXSports.com
Vikings trying to get Mike Wallace more involvedESPN (blog)
Vikings' Mike Wallace: 'Exotic sports car' has spent preseason stuck in parkTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
The Viking Age -Headlines & Global News -Scout
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Posted on 28 August 2015 | 5:07 pm

Vikings’ Isame Faciane found healing in football after Hurricane Katrina – ESPN (blog)


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Vikings' Isame Faciane found healing in football after Hurricane Katrina
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… the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina might be an occasion to lament civic mismanagement, or recall the resilience of a region that's risen from its knees. For Faciane, who's in his second year with the Minnesota Vikings, it's more personal
Hurricane Katrina: Faciane and MautiVikings Journal (registration) (blog)
Hurricane Katrina experience made Vikings OL Faciane 'stronger'FOXSports.com
Isame Faciane's Katrina nightmare: destruction, tragedy before redemptionYahoo Sports (blog)

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Posted on 28 August 2015 | 2:11 pm

Company in Vikings stadium fatality had nine prior safety violations – ESPN


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Company in Vikings stadium fatality had nine prior safety violations
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MINNEAPOLIS — The subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Vikings stadium construction site has received nine citations for worksite safety violations in the past five years, according to public records. A Berwald Roofing Co
Worker killed at new Minnesota Vikings stadium siteCBS News
Construction worker dies after fall at new Minnesota Vikings stadiumBusiness Insider
UPDATE: Contractor Dies After Fall From Roof Of New Minnesota Vikings StadiumKDLT News
Fox News
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Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:19 pm

Vikings ‘aiming for’ Trae Waynes to start Week 1 – ESPN (blog)


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Vikings 'aiming for' Trae Waynes to start Week 1
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings continue to give rookie cornerback Trae Waynes as much work as he can handle, using him at the left cornerback spot in their first-team nickel package this week. And while the Vikings aren't likely to rush …
Minnesota Vikings Rumors: Adrian Peterson, Jerick McKinnon Give Teddy Sports World Report
Vikings notes: What's Waynes' role early?Scout
Vikings “aiming” for Trae Waynes to be starter in Week OneNBCSports.com
1500 ESPN -The Viking Age
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Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:12 pm

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Raiders waive second-year safety Jonathan Dowling (The Associated Press)

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have waived safety Jonathan Dowling, making the move a day before their third preseason game.

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 8:50 pm

49ers in turmoil as they face Broncos in exhibition game (The Associated Press)

Peyton Manning hasn’t had his pair of Pro Bowl receivers on the field with him since the playoffs. Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) is sitting this one out and Demaryius Thomas is still working his way into ”football shape” after missing the entire offseason program in a contract dispute. In his debut last week, Manning’s four drives all ended in punts thanks to drops and flags.

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 12:32 am

Vikings travel to Texas, Adrian Peterson waits to play (The Associated Press)

Each time he puts on his purple jersey and takes the practice field with the Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson moves further past the lost 2014 season that included a child abuse charge against him. The extra exhibition game this year at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the latest possible Labor Day date has pushed the 2015 season openers into mid-September. Peterson likely will take that first handoff from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on Sept. 14 against the San Francisco 49ers, with 372 days between games for the record-setting running back who missed the last 15 games of the 2014 season while his case played out in court and in the NFL’s disciplinary system.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 10:41 pm

Taylor Swift, U2, country … what music act does your NFL team like best? (Shutdown Corner)

The folks at StubHub have cross-referenced their NFL ticket sales with people in those various cities purchasing concert tickets and, wham bam, we have a pretty fun list. Yes, these musical acts are the ones that NFL fans are most flocking to in each of the 32 areas. Here they are: Arizona Cardinals — U2 Larry Mullen Jr. is huge in the desert, apparently. Atlanta Falcons — The Rolling Stones What, no Widespread Panic? Baltimore Ravens — Florida-Georgia Line Geographically confused fans. Buffalo Bills — Garth Brooks Guessing Rex named-dropped him in his opening press conference or something. (Saving “Friends In Low Places” joke for later.) [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league today! ] Carolina Panthers — Taylor Swift Getting serious for a minute, Swift is not bad. Really. She’s like the Panthers: You don’t want to give them respect, but at some point you just relent.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 8:03 pm

High-Target Receiver Sleepers (Rotoworld)

Raymond Summerlin discusses eight low-priced wide receivers who could see over 120 targets this season.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 5:28 pm

Isame Faciane’s Katrina nightmare: destruction, tragedy before redemption (Shutdown Corner)

The sleeve tattoo that covers most of the left arm of Isame Faciane is a grizzly mural and a daily reminder of everything he and his family endured nearly a decade ago. A flooded graveyard. An upside-down house. A submerged car. A truck stuck in a tree. His grandmother’s old house, the one he grew up in, ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Lake Ponchatrain Drive, the artery of the area Faciane grew up in and the one that suffered some of the worst damage of the storm. And lastly, a symbol of Mardi Gras, symbolizing the outsiders not from New Orleans who hadn’t gone through what he went through. “That was just a reminder to never forget where I came from and what I went through,” Faciane said. [ Sons of Katrina: Eddie Lacy, others recall aftermath of hurricane, flooding ]  The tattoo sums up Faciane’s course in the aftermath of Katrina, which was the first domino of a series of life-changing events in 2005 that he believes led him to where he is now — a circuitous route that started with heartache, took a turn for the worse but one that has come, Faciane said, full circle toward redemption. The name Isame comes from the ancient Quran, meaning “connection,” “bond,” and “promise,” derived from the Islamic word “refuge,” and though it appears many times throughout the holy book, one famous mention tells the story of Noah warning his world of impending doom with the great flood to come. [But] he said, “I will take refuge on a mountain to protect me from the water.” [Noah] said, “There is no protector [refuge] today from the decree of Allah , except for whom He gives mercy.” And the waves came between them, and he was among the drowned. ( Quran 11:43 ) The Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman is fighting to preserve a career playing football now, but he wonders if he even would be in this position had that storm in the late summer of 2005 not ripped its way through the Slidell neighborhood he only knew as home. He found himself as a modern-day Noah trying to salvage his life and that of his family amid disaster, asking why him, why then … just why. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league today! ] Living in his grandparents’ house — the same one his grandmother, Dolores Beard, grew up in when she was young — Faciane, then in eighth grade, remembers coming home from a Friday night jamboree at his school to find his grandfather, Ellis, not liking what his sixth sense was telling him. “He said, ‘Man, we should get out of here. This storm is going to be serious,’” Faciane said. “It looked like every other storm that had blown through there, and my grandmother said, ‘Nah, we’re staying.’” But by the following day, they had changed plans and started heading to Jacksonville, where Faciane’s uncle lived. The problem: The interstate was backed up all the way from Mississippi, and there was no chance to get out. By 2 a.m. Sunday morning, Aug. 28, 2005, the torrential wind and rain knocking out the power in the Slidell area became too forceful to ignore. Faciane, his sister and his grandparents — who had been his caretakers since he was three months old — woke up to find out that the hotel across the street from the one they were staying at had been blown down completely. [ Yahoo Daily Fantasy Football: Enter our $1 Million Week 1 contest ] Cell phones were down. Power remained out. But the storm had passed, the water had receded and the family started to make its way back to the house. After checking on family members across town, finding out everyone was still alive, the reality was that very little else around them was spared. On the five-mile walk home, Faciane said that the destruction made Slidell look like a third-world disaster zone. “Mud everywhere. Ditches dug up that hadn’t been there before. The roads littered with trash and furniture. Cars trashed,” he said. And when they finally got to his grandmother’s house, the water had reached six feet, five inches — one inch taller than Faciane would eventually grow to be as an adult — up the walls, destroying everything inside. “We lost everything,” he said. “That house was the one my grandmother grew up in when she was a kid. It was an old house, and it meant a lot to her.” They cleaned everything out, all the ruined furniture, family pictures, all their clothes and possessions, and rolled out tarps on the floor, ran space heaters, tried to insulate the walls as best they could as the weather grew colder that fall and slept on air mattresses. Then, not even a month after Katrina hit, Ellis Beard’s behavior had started to change bizarrely. Worried about his health, the family ordered him to see a doctor. A CAT scan revealed that Beard had a brain tumor, and though the 13-year-old Faciane didn’t know it at the time, his grandfather was given two to six months to live after brain surgery. “I was just numb,” Faciane said. “I didn’t know what to feel. It was just so hard, and [there was] no sign of relief. My grandfather did everything for me and everything with me before that. Before Katrina, he was my rock. Then he and our lives were being taken from us. “It took a lot out of me.” The family would live in that squalor, with the head of their household on borrowed time, until a silver-lining Christmas gift arrived in late December: a FEMA trailer for them to move into. But Beard suffered multiple seizures, lost his mental clarity and kept taking more turns for the worse as the family just tried to clutch to anything they had. Hope was rare. Money was even more scarce. And the man who had done so much for everyone else now had to be taken care of himself. Ellis Beard lasted an incredible two years after his brain surgery before dying. Faciane had to grow up overnight, but he admitted that his outlet was to act out in school as a release to the enormous pressure that had built up in his fractured life. “At home, I had a lot of responsibilities, so I started getting into a lot of not good things at school. School was my free time,” Faciane said. “But the only reason I started taking things seriously was when my [high school] football coach threatened to take football from me. If I had lost football, with everything else I already had lost over those two years, I wouldn’t have had anything left.” In the Quran, the Noah story is meant to convey that each person is responsible for the consequences of their actions. Although Faciane wasn’t following a religious roadmap, nor did he know the root of his name or the Noah story, he subconsciously got back on the right path, earning a scholarship at Florida International and eventually ranking sixth in school history in tackles for loss (26) over his four seasons as a defensive lineman.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:58 pm

Soft-spoken Teddy Bridgewater blossoms for Vikings (The Associated Press)

Just about everywhere else, from the inner-city playgrounds of his native Miami to his college campus in Kentucky to his professional home in Minnesota, he’s been in front. ”You need to go check yourself if you get him mad.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 4:06 am

Company in Vikings stadium fatality had 9 safety violations (The Associated Press)

The subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Vikings stadium construction site has received nine citations for worksite safety violations in the past five years, according to public records. A Berwald Roofing Co. employee was killed Wednesday when he fell about 50 feet at the U.S. Bank Stadium construction site in Minneapolis. Berwald, which has a $3.4 million contract to work on the stadium, has been cited for a number of issues, including failure to use safety harnesses on elevated worksites, Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration records showed.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:05 pm

Dynasty Rookie Rankings Update (Rotoworld)

Ryan McDowell revisits the deep rookie class of 2015 after training camp and some preseason games.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 8:52 pm

Packers DL Letroy Guion suspended 3 games by NFL (The Associated Press)

The NFL suspended Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion without pay for the first three games of the regular season on Thursday, saying the eighth-year pro violated the league’s policy on substance abuse. The 28-year-old Guion was arrested near his home in Florida in early February on felony charges of drug and firearm possession. Signed by the Packers as a free agent last year after playing for the NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings, Guion started every game for the first time in his career.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 8:26 pm