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Minnesota Vikings 2014 Training Camp Notebook (Day One) – Daily Norseman

Minnesota Vikings 2014 Training Camp Notebook (Day One)
Daily Norseman
The first day of training camp comes with a lot of anticipation and a little bit of hype. Obviously, the Vikings had a little bit more to overcome in Mankato than a typical team in terms of non-football distractions, but an aggressive strategy to

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Posted on 26 July 2014 | 12:58 pm

Audubon Seeks a More Bird-Friendly Design for the Vikings’ New Stadium – New York Times

New York Times

Audubon Seeks a More Bird-Friendly Design for the Vikings' New Stadium
New York Times
As if they did not already have their hands full trying to beat the Eagles, the Falcons and the Ravens, the Minnesota Vikings now have to grapple with ruby-throated hummingbirds, song sparrows and hermit thrushes. The National Audubon Society has asked …
The Audubon Society calls the new Minnesota Vikings stadium a 'death trap'Washington Post (blog)
Activists call new Viking stadium a 'bird deathtrap'KARE
The Minnesota Vikings Might Soon Kill a Whole Lot of BirdsTakePart
Bustle -Minneapolis Star Tribune -National Review Online (blog)
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Posted on 26 July 2014 | 4:20 am

Vikings Camp Report: Day 1 – ESPN (blog)


Vikings Camp Report: Day 1
ESPN (blog)
Thielen, who was on the Vikings' practice squad last year, is practicing in front of a supportive audience. He played college football at Minnesota State, where the Vikings hold training camp. Thielen, Jarius Wright and Kain Colter all got work as punt
Minnesota Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson daytoday with foot injuryFOXSports.com
Minnesota Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson becomes NFL's latest Glass ExplorerGlass Almanac
Training camp: Minnesota Vikings special teams previewfanatix
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press -The Viking Age -Daily Norseman
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Posted on 26 July 2014 | 1:30 am

Can Google Glass help the Minnesota Vikings? – The Verge

Can Google Glass help the Minnesota Vikings?
The Verge
Can Google Glass help the Minnesota Vikings? By Verge Video on July 25, 2014 03:17 pm. This video appears in: Can Google Glass make the Minnesota Vikings any good? "Here's the other trick: the people wearing Google Glass have to be good.".
Will Google Glass help the Vikings?SB Nation

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Posted on 26 July 2014 | 12:25 am

Robison: Variety could help Vikings’ D – ESPN (blog)

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Robison: Variety could help Vikings' D
ESPN (blog)
MANKATO, Minn. — We've talked at various points about how Mike Zimmer's defense will have the benefit of unpredictability in a tough early-season stretch of the Minnesota Vikings' schedule, and how his teams have actually done fairly well against Tom …
Legislators lash out at Minnesota Vikings' ownerJamestown Sun
Minnesota Vikings training camp preview Fan guide to campFOXSports.com
Minnesota Vikings QB competition: three-way battlefanatix
Sports World Report -CBS Local -Rant Sports
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 8:26 pm

WR Andy Cruse & WR Ty Walker: New Minnesota Vikings – The Viking Age

CBS Local

WR Andy Cruse & WR Ty Walker: New Minnesota Vikings
The Viking Age
With the news that two Minnesota Vikings players had been released, there came the news that two new faces were added to the team. Those two players were wide receivers Andy Cruse and Ty Walker. Here is a little bit about each of the new players for
Vikings: Munnerlyn, Sendejo, Ford on PUPESPN (blog)
Vikings Put Munnerlyn, Sendejo, Ford On PUP ListCBS Local
Minnesota Vikings Day One Depth Chart Update: It's All Smoke, But Here You GoVikings Territory

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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 8:07 pm

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp: Day 1 Afternoon Practice Thread – Daily Norseman

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp: Day 1 Afternoon Practice Thread
Daily Norseman
Hey, everyone. Even though I'm not in Mankato at practice right now, we have three of our folks that are, and they've been absolutely killing it so far. We have our Twitter feed with all the Daily Norseman writers embedded below so you can keep track
Vikings training camp has some serious fansMankato Free Press

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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 7:41 pm

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp: Morning Walk Through Open Thread – Daily Norseman


Minnesota Vikings Training Camp: Morning Walk Through Open Thread
Daily Norseman
Ladies and gentlemen, The Daily Norseman is happy to say we have temporarily relocated our World Headquarters…such as they are…here to lovely Mankato, MN, for the 2014 Minnesota Vikings training camp. For the first few days, Arif, Di Murphy, and I
Mike Priefer: Learned 'hard lesson'ESPN
Vikings' Mike Priefer Apologizes For Homophobic SlurCBS Local
Minnesota legislators call out Vikings owner for 'underwhelming response' to FanSided
FOXSports.com -TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press -Fox News
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 5:30 pm

Minnesota Vikings Waive Matt Hall & Josh Cooper – The Viking Age

Minnesota Vikings Waive Matt Hall & Josh Cooper
The Viking Age
It isn't a good sign when you're released very early on in training camp. That's the case for two players who were looking to get a shot with the Minnesota Vikings this season. The two players released from the Minnesota Vikings were Matt Hall and Josh …

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 5:11 pm

Vikings position preview: Linebackers – ESPN (blog)

Vikings position preview: Linebackers
ESPN (blog)
Biggest issue: As the Vikings begin camp, they've almost got a blank slate at the position. Greenway figures to start, but will it be at middle linebacker or weak-side linebacker? Will Brinkley return to start in the middle? Will Cole be able to lock

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 12:01 pm

Yahoo Sports – NFL – Minnesota Vikings News

Team Report – GREEN BAY PACKERS (The SportsXchange)

McCarthy guarantees improved Packers defense

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 1:45 am

Team Report – MINNESOTA VIKINGS (The SportsXchange)

Vikings address Priefer situation head on, and move on

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 1:45 am

Team Report – SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (The SportsXchange)

Lynch a no-show at Seahawks camp

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 1:45 am

Vikings put Munnerlyn, Sendejo, Ford on PUP list (The Associated Press)

The Minnesota Vikings have placed cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, safety Andrew Sendejo and tight end Chase Ford on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp. The other player held out of the first full practice on Friday was wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, who watched wearing a bucket-shaped fishing hat because of a minor foot injury. Munnerlyn has a minor hamstring injury. Two players who were fully participating again, after being limited throughout much of the spring workout sessions were nose tackle Linval Joseph and left tackle Matt Kalil.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:27 pm

NFL roundup: Lynch a no-show at Seahawks’ camp (The SportsXchange)

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch officially started his contract holdout Friday by not attending the first day of training camp. General manager John Schneider addressed Lynch’s absence on ESPN radio in Seattle but would not say if the team would restructure the final two years on his contract. —Andre Johnson spent months away from the team, but when it came time for the Houston Texans to report to training camp, the All-Pro wide receiver was back in formation. The 33-year-old wide receiver requested a trade and said he would not report to training camp after skipping offseason workouts and minicamp.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:23 pm

Another camp, another QB competition for Vikings (The Associated Press)

The first day of Minnesota Vikings training camp started early, with a 1:30 a.m. fire alarm that turned out to be false but sent everyone sleepily streaming out of their dorm rooms. Players joked about believing new coach Mike Zimmer had plotted some kind of sadistic test of their mental toughness. Or maybe this was merely another reminder of the urgency this team has in needing to settle on a quarterback, after a decade of chaos at the sport’s most important position. The quarterback position really hasn’t played well, but that’s why you bring guys in,” running back Adrian Peterson said.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:15 pm

New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees says he’d like to play another 10 years (Shutdown Corner)

If Peyton Manning and Brett Favre can do it, why can’t Drew Brees?
That’s the attitude Brees said he’s taking, per NFL Network , as he says he could play another 10 years in the NFL.
“No doubt. There’s no question,” Brees told NFL Network’s Albert Breer. “I’m not getting ahead myself, like it’s a pipe dream, at 45. I understand the challenges that come along with that. But why not? If I can stay healthy, and I’m having fun and playing at a high level, why wouldn’t I wanna do that?
“The biggest challenge is physically, the maintenance, the recovery, the way you train. You gotta hope that you stay healthy, but why not?”
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Brees, now 35, is in a great spot with the New Orleans Saints as the face of a franchise that should remain in the hunt to win a Super Bowl the next few seasons with an improved defense and with top weapon Jimmy Graham signed long term.
But even Favre didn’t make it to 45, and Manning has hinted around the idea of being on the 18th tee of his career. Tom Brady shares Brees’ desire to keep going for another several years, but quarterbacks who last well into their 40s are quite rare.
According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, only seven players have played to the age of 45 or beyond, and five of those (including George Blanda, who was a quarterback at one point) were kickers. Warren Moon, Steve DeBerg and Vinny Testaverde made it to age 44, but none of them were full-time starters then. Favre at 41 leads the way for that group, but his final season with the Minnesota Vikings was mostly a disaster after his incredible 2009 campaign.
Can Brees do it? Hard to say, but Saints fans can’t be mad that he plans to stick around for a long, long time.
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:03 pm

Jared Allen wastes little time making impact felt on Chicago Bears’ defense (Shutdown Corner)

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery might have earned the loudest cheers during the first training camp practice of the summer for the Chicago Bears, but after the session was over the fans’ biggest ovations were reserved for Jared Allen.
Bears fans embracing a once-disliked division foe shows you how much this group is desperate for defensive improvement.
Allen, for his part, wasn’t sure when the end of his first camp session would arrive.
“Long, goodness,” Allen said of head coach Marc Trestman’s nearly three-hour practice. “I flashed back to [former Chiefs] Coach [Dick] Vermiel. Three hours? Woah!
“But, no, it was great.”
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You can count on Allen for a few things, if nothing else: honesty, intensity and sacks, often spiked with his patented rodeo flourish at the end. Like clockwork, he has delivered those in equal doses with his two previous teams, the Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings, over his 10-year career.
Frankly, the Bears need some of what Allen has based on last season’s results. A town steeped in defensive lore was gobsmacked by the unit’s horrific run fits, lackluster rush and shoddy tackling in 2013. The defense also lacked its trademark snarl as the Bears watched the Green Bay Packers steal the NFC North crown on their home field in Week 17.
The Bears’ offseason centered chiefly on getting better on all three levels of the defense. Allen is a big part of that design.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 9:21 pm

Peterson wants Vikes’ QB situation settled soon (The SportsXchange)

Running back Adrian Peterson would appreciate the Minnesota Vikings settling down at quarterback, ASAP. Coach Mike Zimmer called it a competition, saying veteran Matt Cassel enters camp as the “No. 1 quarterback” before quickly adding that things could change before the team lines up at St. Louis for the regular-season opener. Rookie first-round draft pick Teddy Bridgewater is Cassel’s primary competition, while failed former first-rounder Christian Ponder hasn’t been ruled out. “I feel like (deciding on a starter soon) is going to be very important for us,” Peterson said.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 7:50 pm

Vikings address Priefer situation head on, and move on (The SportsXchange)

A new head coach, major turnover on defense and a quarterback competition that includes an increasingly popular rookie first-round draft pick all were overshadowed by an unwanted distraction as the Minnesota Vikings reported to training camp in Mankato, Minn., for the 49th consecutive season. The Vikings hope that changes ASAP, which is why they focused their attention on special teams coordinator Mike Priefer, who will be suspended by the team for the first two or three regular-season games because of an anti-gay comment he made in a team setting in 2012. In hopes of addressing the situation en masse and then putting it behind them quickly, the Vikings set up press conference settings for general manager Rick Spielman, coach Mike Zimmer, Priefer and long snapper Cullen Loeffler, who was the one who confirmed the comments through an independent investigation into the allegations made by former punter Chris Kluwe. “I like to set a higher standard for myself — a higher standard of conduct, a higher standard of work ethic, a higher standard of being a father and a husband and I expect a lot from my players as well,” Priefer said.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 7:38 pm