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Vikings Training Camp Capsule

Jul. 22, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-7-1) OPEN CAMP: July 26, Eagan, Minnesota LAST YEAR: Stumbled underneath weight of Super Bowl goal they carried with expensive new QB Kirk Cousins into 2018, following trip to NFC championship game previous year. Won just one of seven games against teams that made playoffs, including home...

Vikings backup RB Roc Thomas gets 3-game suspension

Jul. 16, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Roc Thomas has been suspended for the first three games of the regular season for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse. The league announced the punishment Tuesday, the week before training camp begins. Thomas can participate in...

After piggybacking on baseball, NFL stood tall in expansion

Jun. 19, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

George Halas wanted an NFL team in Dallas, and in 1960 the influential founder of the Chicago Bears helped Clint Murchison get one. Less than 10 years later, a league that for decades piggybacked geographically on baseball went from 16 to 26 franchises in a merger with the rival American Football League, making...

Vikings slowly but surely adjust to yet another new offense

Jun. 14, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Stefon Diggs has dived into yet another playbook. The fifth-year player is taking direction from a fourth offensive coordinator, Kevin Stefanski, since he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. As challenging as the frequent changes in philosophy and terminology have been, well, at least...

Vikings unveil community food truck to serve hungry youth

Jun. 13, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Dalvin Cook's rookie year was dominated by his rehabilitation from reconstructive knee surgery, and his second season included recuperation from a significant hamstring strain. The arduous process of recovery from injuries quickly made the Minnesota Vikings running back realize the...

Vikings add former tight end Steve Jordan to Ring of Honor

Jun. 12, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will make former tight end Steve Jordan the 25th member of their Ring of Honor this season. The ceremony will be Oct. 24, at halftime of Minnesota's game against Washington. Jordan, a seventh-round draft pick out of Brown who played all 13 of his NFL seasons with...

Vikings, Rudolph reach contract extension agreement

Jun. 11, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings weren't willing to part with Kyle Rudolph despite their lack of salary cap space, and the ninth-year tight end sure didn't want to leave. No matter the tricky nature of making the numbers work for both sides, the mutual desire to keep the team's longest-tenured...

Packers to honor Bart Starr this season with helmet decal

Jun. 7, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Packers will wear a No. 15 helmet decal this season to pay tribute to Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr. The organization announced Friday that it also will honor Starr during halftime of the team's home opener Sept. 15 against the Vikings. Dozens of former Packers,...

Big Ten taps Vikings' Kevin Warren as new commissioner

Jun. 4, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Kevin Warren keeps a picture in his office of Curt Flood. There's another of Jackie Robinson, one of Texas Western's barrier-bulldozing 1966 NCAA championship basketball team and Dr. Martin Luther King's letter from "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Warren understood the significance of...

From functional to fancy, NFL stadiums have made a huge leap

May. 31, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

Next summer, the Raiders are slated to relocate to Las Vegas and begin playing in a sleek $1.8 billion dome with a transparent roof, a black glass exterior to match their boldest uniform color, and retractable doors to frame an 80-foot-tall and 215-foot wide view of the casinos on the strip. Around the same time,...