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Minnesota Vikings – Google News

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Forbes says Vikings worth $1.15 billion – ESPN (blog)

Forbes says Vikings worth $1.15 billion
ESPN (blog)
MINNEAPOLIS — Forbes Magazine's annual valuations of all 32 NFL teams are in, and while the Minnesota Vikings still rank among the bottom half of the league, the franchise is once again estimated to be worth more than $1 billion — and its value
Vikings Debut at TCF Bank StadiumVenues Today
Vikings stadium tour: Next best thing to being thereMinneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
Forbes: Vikings' value is below NFL franchise averageRick Kupchella’s BringMeTheNews
Bemidji Pioneer
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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:01 pm

Vikings Wednesday practice report – ESPN (blog)

Vikings Wednesday practice report
ESPN (blog)
The linebacker also will be in charge of the Vikings' huddle this season, coach Mike Zimmer confirmed on Wednesday; the job typically falls to a middle linebacker, but since Jasper Brinkley and Audie Cole aren't likely to be on the field on passing

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 10:01 pm

Minnesota Vikings to introduce zero tolerance for homophobia policy – PinkNews.co.uk

Gulf Times

Minnesota Vikings to introduce zero tolerance for homophobia policy
The Minnesota Vikings NFL team will implement a zero tolerance policy for homophobia, as part of a legal settlement with former player Chris Kluwe. Kluwe had alleged that assistant coach Mike Priefer in 2012 made homophobic remarks. Priefer was …
Kluwe, Vikings reach settlementGulf Times
Kluwe, Vikings settle wrongful dismissal lawsuitThe Japan News
Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuitHeraldNet

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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 9:36 pm

Mick Tingelhoff a Hall of Fame finalist – ESPN (blog)

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Mick Tingelhoff a Hall of Fame finalist
ESPN (blog)
53 was retired by the Vikings, would be the 13th Hall of Famer who spent a significant part of his career in Minnesota and the 19th who played, coached or worked for the Vikings overall. Coach Bud Grant's Super Bowl teams from the 1970s are responsible
Minnesota Vikings: Former Center Mick Tingelhoff Named Hall of Fame Vikings Territory
ExViking Mick Tingelhoff nominated for Hall of Fame by senior committeeFOXSports.com
Mick Tingelhoff Named Senior Nominee For Hall Of FameThe Viking Age
Rick Kupchella’s BringMeTheNews -Times Colonist -Northland’s NewsCenter
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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 9:13 pm

Zimmer tries to balance sturdy and exotic D – ESPN (blog)


Zimmer tries to balance sturdy and exotic D
ESPN (blog)
MINNEAPOLIS — As elementary as the Minnesota Vikings' game plans have been for their first two preseason contests, the Vikings' wins over the Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals have already seen coach Mike Zimmer and defensive coordinator …
Minnesota Vikings Chad Greenway avoids major wrist injuryNFL Spin Zone
Adrian Peterson unlikely to play for Minnesota Vikings in preseasonFOXSports.com
Vikings cautious with Greenway's wristMacon Telegraph (blog)

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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 3:03 pm

Vikings Tuesday practice report – ESPN (blog)


Vikings Tuesday practice report
ESPN (blog)
It was a bit of a sloppy day for the Vikings' quarterbacks on Tuesday; Matt Cassel hit 12 of 20 passes, but had one intercepted by Harrison Smith after it went high off Cordarrelle Patterson's hands, and had another pass batted down at the line of
Secondary concerns Minnesota Vikings Robert Blanton returns but Mike Zimmer FOXSports.com
Brian Robison is high on Anthony BarrNFL Spin Zone
Minnesota Vikings – PlayerWatchGlobalPost
SportsBlog.com (blog) -1500 ESPN -SunHerald.com
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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 10:36 pm

Vikings Settle With Kluwe – ESPN


Vikings Settle With Kluwe
MINNEAPOLIS — Calling his settlement with the Minnesota Vikings an opportunity "to do a lot of good for a lot of people," Chris Kluwe announced his fight with the team is over. The Vikings and Kluwe's attorney Clayton Halunen announced Tuesday morning …
Chris Kluwe, Minnesota Vikings Reach Settlement To Avert LawsuitHuffington Post
Minnesota Vikings and Chris Kluwe Reach ResolutionVikings.com
Minnesota Vikings Chris Kluwe avoid lawsuit agree to settlementFOXSports.com
The Oregonian – OregonLive.com
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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 2:57 pm

Report: Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson facing possible suspension – SI.com


Report: Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson facing possible suspension
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson is facing a possible suspension, according to a report from Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Simpson missed practice Monday, reportedly because he was in New York defending himself on an …
Vikings must prep for Simpson's absenceESPN (blog)
Minnesota Vikings Jerome Simpson on NFL suspension hearing I just told them FOXSports.com
Vikings WR Simpson appeals pending 3-game banThe State

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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 1:09 am

Vikings confirm Cassel to start again Saturday – Chicago Tribune

The Centrio Times

Vikings confirm Cassel to start again Saturday
Chicago Tribune
Although Zimmer has yet to name the starter for the Sept. 7 regular-season opener, Cassel will be under center barring injury when the Vikings travel to St. Louis. Cassel, who is competing with rookie Teddy Bridgewater, hit 12 of 16 passes for 153
2014 NFL Minnesota Vikings schedule: Cassel or Bridgewater at quarterback?The Centrio Times
Live: Cardinals vs. VikingsBleacher Report
Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings preseason game: 5 things to watch for in ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) (blog)
Fantasy CPR -TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
all 512 news articles »

Posted on 18 August 2014 | 6:15 pm

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 8/18 – Daily Norseman

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 8/18
Daily Norseman
We're back for another Monday, ladies and gentlemen, and we're about to start looking forward to the Minnesota Vikings' third pre-season match-up. They will travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Yes, it's the "all-important

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Posted on 18 August 2014 | 12:10 pm

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Vikings cautious with Greenway’s wrist (The Associated Press)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has been bothered a sore right wrist, prompting coach Mike Zimmer to limit him in practice.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 10:26 pm

HOF senior panel tabs Tingelhoff as 2015 finalist (The Associated Press)

Former Minnesota Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff has been nominated as the senior finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2015 class of inductees. Tingelhoff will join 15 modern-era finalists and two contributor finalists on the ballot, but the endorsement from the Hall of Fame’s senior committee was a big step toward enshrinement for the six-time Pro Bowl pick. Tingelhoff went undrafted out of Nebraska in 1962, yet became a starter as a rookie and kept the job his whole career until retiring after the 1978 season.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 9:57 pm

NFC North has potential for plenty of points (The Associated Press)

Green Bay’s grab of the NFC North for the third straight season, giving the Packers seven of the 12 titles since the division formed, was predictable. Detroit was the only team with more victories than the previous year, but still had a losing mark and fired its coach. From stars Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson and Calvin Johnson to up-and-comers Cordarrelle Patterson, Alshon Jeffrey and Eddie Lacy, with standouts like Reggie Bush, Brandon Marshall and Randall Cobb somewhere in between, the NFC North could probably field a Pro Bowl offense all by itself.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 9:49 pm

Charles, Bowe remain out of Chiefs practice (The Associated Press)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Add rookie running back De’Anthony Thomas to a lengthy list of Chiefs players who are missing practice as the team prepares for its preseason game Saturday night against Minnesota.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 7:28 pm

Cowboys, Patriots top Forbes NFL franchise value list; Bills, Rams on bottom (Shutdown Corner)

Want to buy an NFL franchise? Better liquidate grandma’s AT&T stock. Forbes has come out with its annual list of the NFL’s most valuable franchises , and there are some familiar names at the top. The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots top the list, coming in well above the exorbitant $2 billion that the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers were recently sold for. [ Smack talk season is back at Yahoo Sports: Sign up and play free Fantasy Football! ] The Cowboys, which Forbes estimates will generate a combined $8.6 million in revenue for the team over the next five years with its massive JerryWorld stadium and fans the world over, are tops at a whopping $3.2 billion. The Patriots check in at a still-impressive $2.6 billion — not bad for a franchise Robert Kraft bought back in 1994 for a measley $172 million. The average franchise now is valued at $1.43 billion, the highest figure in the past 17 years that Forbes started tracking NFL team finances. That average took a massive boost of 23 percent from one year ago, which was the biggest one-year increase percentage since 1999. With reports out that the for-sale Buffalo Bills are garnering offers well north of $1 billion, it might surprise you to find out that they came in 31st of the 32 teams at a value of $935 million. But if that same trend of value increase continues, the Bills’ new owner likely can feel better about their purchase in the golden-egg-laying NFL. Bringing up the rear on the list: the St. Louis Rams, whose stadium issues loom as a concern, at $930 million. Oft mentioned as a possible Los Angeles candidate should Rams owner Stan Kroenke seek to move the team folliowing the expiration of the Edward Jones Dome, that value could skyrocket with the right stadium situation and league support — i.e. hosting a Super Bowl down the road. Here’s the list in its entirety: Forbes rank NFL franchise Estimated value 1 Dallas Cowboys $3.2 billion 2 New England Patriots $2.6 billion 3 Washington Redskins $2.4 billion 4 New York Giants $2.1 billion 5 Houston Texans $1.85 billion 6 New York Jets $1.8 billion 7 Philadelphia Eagles $1.75 billion 8 Chicago Bears $1.7 billion 9 San Francisco 49ers $1.6 billion 10 Baltimore Ravens $1.5 billion 11 Denver Broncos $1.45 billion 12 Indianapolis Colts $1.4 billion 13 Green Bay Packers $1.38 billion 14 Pittsburgh Steelers $1.35 billion 15 Seattle Seahawks $1.33 billion 16 Miami Dolphins $1.3 billion 17 Carolina Panthers $1.25 billion 18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers $1.23 billion 19 Tennessee Titans $1.16 billion 20 Minnesota Vikings $1.15 billion 21 Atlanta Falcons $1.13 billion 22 Cleveland Browns $1.12 billion 23 New Orleans Saints $1.11 billion 24 Kansas City Chiefs $1.1 billion 25 Arizona Cardinals $1 billion 26 San Diego Chargers $995 million 27 Cincinnati Bengals $990 million 28 Oakland Raiders $970 million 29 Jacksonville Jaguars $965 million 30 Detroit Lions $960 million 31 Buffalo Bills $935 million 32 St. Louis Rams $930 million     – - – - – - – Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 7:08 pm

Is sitting Johnny Manziel to start season the best move for him? (Shutdown Corner)

Brian Hoyer was named the Browns’ starting quarterback but make no mistake, that announcement had little to do with Hoyer. We know what Hoyer is, and he has reaffirmed it this preseason. He’s probably a reasonably good backup. He is 8-of-20 for 108 yards this preseason. He had 16 passing yards and led one first down in four drives on Monday night against Washington. He’s just not an average or better starting quarterback (and please, please stop with the “he was 3-0 last season!” stuff; quarterback wins is the stinkiest of all garbage stats and he completed two passes before getting hurt in one of the three games). The Browns didn’t make this move because of Hoyer. The decision came down to what’s best for Johnny Manziel. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league today! ] Manziel is the future, as a first-round pick with obvious talent. The Browns had to decide, is it better for Manziel to sit and learn a bit, or better to get him experience? They chose the first option. Jacksonville and Minnesota will be asking the same question when it comes to Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater, their first-round quarterbacks – and it looks like both teams are going to sit the rookies in Week 1. That might be for the best, although the notion that a rookie needs to sit and learn is as outdated as drafting a running back with a top 5 pick. The last time there were no rookie quarterbacks starting in Week 1 was 2007. From 2008-2013 there were 16 drafted in the first round and 11 started right away. Let’s look at the breakdown: Started Week 1: Joe Flacco, Matt Ryan, Mark Sanchez, Matthew Stafford, Sam Bradford, Cam Newton, Brandon Weeden, Ryan Tannehill, Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck and EJ Manuel. Didn’t start Week 1: Josh Freeman, Tim Tebow, Christian Ponder, Blaine Gabbert (though he started Week 2) and Jake Locker. That second list is rough, with four of the biggest busts among first-round quarterbacks and Locker, who hasn’t done much yet. The first group of 11 quarterbacks has seven hits (I’m including Tannehill and Griffin), two maybes (Bradford, Manuel) and two busts (Weeden, Sanchez … and even Sanchez had his moments). That’s a good percentage for the rookies who started right away. The fact is, there’s no hard-and-fast rule anymore that sitting a rookie quarterback benefits him. Players are far more ready to play coming out of college, and some of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL have started from Day 1 (you can add Russell Wilson on that list, though he wasn’t a first-round pick). Thinking a quarterback is definitely better off to wait and learn is a tired and lazy narrative. It doesn’t fit anymore. That’s not to say the Browns are doing the wrong thing. Every situation is different. Manziel didn’t use a regular playbook at Texas A&M and has struggled to learn the terminology of a large NFL playbook, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said . The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot wrote that Manziel’s off-field antics in the offseason, missing a team meeting last week and making an obscene gesture to the Redskins benc h played a part in him not winning the job. It makes sense that the coaches wouldn’t feel comfortable giving Manziel positive reinforcement by making him the Week 1 starter. Again, it’s all about getting Manziel where he needs to be to lead the Browns for the next decade, not a Week 1 game this season at Pittsburgh. Judging by what we all saw Monday night when he struggled, he needed a little more time. Presumably, the Browns hope this motivates Manziel, he gets up to speed with the playbook and he’s more ready after the team’s Week 4 bye to start Week 5 at Tennessee. The Jaguars and Vikings will each have to figure out their own timetable, too. It isn’t necessarily advantageous to sit a rookie quarterback and have him learn, because it’s not 2003 anymore. A rookie quarterback’s development is no longer automatically helped by sitting Week 1, and it’s no longer hurt by playing right away either. That era has passed. But in the Browns’ case, they had some reasons to go with Hoyer. They had to do the right thing for Manziel.   – - – - – - – Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 4:12 pm

Tuesday’s Sports In Brief (The Associated Press)

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A ”substantial” minority interest in the New York Islanders was sold, pending approval by the NHL board of governors, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 7:07 am

Kluwe and Minnesota Vikings reach settlement (AFP)

Former punter Chris Kluwe and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a settlement that will stop the ex-Viking from suing the team over his release. Kluwe had accused the Vikings of cutting him in May of 2013 because of his vocal support of marriage equality and gay rights. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. As part of the settlement, Minnesota have agreed to provide financial support for human rights causes.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 3:20 am

Team Report – ARIZONA CARDINALS (The SportsXchange)

Knee injury in practice ends Dockett’s season

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 1:55 am

Team Report – MINNESOTA VIKINGS (The SportsXchange)

Bridgewater plays well, but Cassel Vikes’ starting QB

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 1:55 am