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NFL 2019: Tough Bears 'D' has company in NFC North

Aug. 22, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

The hit HBO show "Game of Thrones" that racked up a record 32 Emmy nominations became such a cultural force that it even unintentionally spawned a slogan for one of the NFL's most tradition-rich divisions. "Defend the North" was a familiar mantra for the mythical characters in the vicious drama. That might as...

Vikings Preview Capsule

Aug. 22, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-7-1) New faces: C Garrett Bradbury, RG Josh Kline, DT Shamar Stephen, TE Irv Smith Jr., RB Alexander Mattison, P/K Kaare Vedvik, LS Austin Cutting, WR Jordan Taylor, assistant head coach/offensive adviser Gary Kubiak. Key losses: DT Sheldon Richardson, RB Latavius Murray, DT Tom Johnson, RG...

NFL 2019: Buzz is missing, but pressure persists for Vikings

Aug. 22, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The buzz surrounding the Minnesota Vikings a year ago was unmistakable, after the addition of the best available quarterback to a roster that reached the NFC championship game. Even for an experience-hardened team directed by a no-nonsense coach, though, the widespread belief that the...

Treadwell being 'showcased' as Vikings search for receivers

Aug. 21, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Being a first-round draft pick, Laquon Treadwell has received several opportunities to secure a role in the Minnesota Vikings' offense. His next chance might come with a new team. Minnesota is still left searching for a reliable option for the third receiver spot behind Stefon Diggs and...

After dud, Cardinals offense ready to rebound vs. Vikings

Aug. 20, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray and the new-look Arizona Cardinals offense was a dud in last week's game against the Raiders. Among the given reasons for the problems: A vanilla scheme that didn't want to reveal too much during the preseason. That could change — ever so slightly — when the...

Vikings top Seahawks 25-19 behind crisp preseason passing

Aug. 19, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The pressure is on Minnesota's offense to improve, and a more productive passing attack will depend partially on a diversified group of targets for Kirk Cousins. Some of that depth was on display Sunday night against Seattle. Rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr. and backup wide receiver...

As Cook rests, Vikings get long look at backup running backs

Aug. 16, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Mike Zimmer knows the potential and importance of running back Dalvin Cook to the Minnesota Vikings, so the coach is taking the cautious approach to Cook's workload during the preseason. The advantage is two-fold: Cook stays fresh and injury-free, while the Vikings get a long look at a...

Wagner returns to practice for Seahawks after brief absence

Aug. 16, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner was back in pads and on the practice field for the Seattle Seahawks on Friday although it remains unclear when, or if, the All-Pro linebacker will see any action during the preseason. Wagner missed most of the past two weeks following a minor procedure on his knee. He took...

Specialist spots still in flux, as Vikings add kicker/punter

Aug. 12, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have spent the first part of training camp in an all-too-familiar search for stability with their specialists for the kicking game, an issue that has persisted over most of the time sixth-year head coach Mike Zimmer has supervised the team. Their latest attempt to...

Blue Jays' Miller joins Vikings as chief operating officer

Aug. 12, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hired Toronto Blue Jays executive Andrew Miller as chief operating officer. Miller ran the Blue Jays' business operations for four years, including capital improvements at Rogers Centre and at the team's spring training facilities. Before that, he spent a...