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Jaguars beat Vikings 14-10 in defense-dominated exhibition

Aug. 18, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota and Jacksonville had the top two defenses in the NFL last season, a major reason why the Vikings and Jaguars reached their respective conference championship games. Two joint practices and one exhibition game produced yet more evidence of the exceptional skill and sound scheme...

Defenses steal the show in Jaguars-Vikings practices

Aug. 16, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Jacksonville and Minnesota each fell one game short of the Super Bowl last season, and they had another important trait in common, too. Dominant defense. The Vikings finished first in the NFL last season with both the fewest yards and points allowed, and that didn't go unnoticed by the...

Keep it clean: Jaguars, Vikings convene for joint practices

Aug. 15, 2018 9:01 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After the coaching staffs for Jacksonville and Minnesota met the night before, a group of 12 trusted players from both the Jaguars and Vikings convened before the two teams took the field for their first joint practice. The goal of the gatherings could be boiled down to this: No...

Jags-Vikes practices another mark of Rashod Hill's progress

Aug. 14, 2018 9:34 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Rashod Hill might not take part in the joint practices with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Minnesota Vikings this week because of a minor injury. Perhaps, then, he'll have a brief moment to reflect on his progressing career, considering the presence on the same field of his former and...

Vikings Nick Easton's neck injury likely ends season

Aug. 9, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings lost a key member of their offensive line Thursday when left guard Nick Easton was placed on injured reserve because of a bulging disc in his neck. Coach Mike Zimmer made the announcement at a news conference. Easton hadn't practiced since Aug. 3 because of the...

QB Trevor Siemian settling into new role with Vikings

Aug. 9, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — When Trevor Siemian embarked on a Mexican vacation in the thick of NFL free agency, he was excited to relax with his fiancée during her break from law school at the University of Denver. As it turned out, he'd have a move awaiting him. "I remember thinking I better get back home...

5 of 6 QBs in Vikings-Broncos matchup have Denver roots

Aug. 8, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Vikings-Broncos exhibition Saturday night features more intrigue than the typical preseason opener. Denver QB Case Keenum gets to face his former teammates whom he helped reach the NFC championship before management dumped him in favor of Kirk Cousins , the jewel of this...

Vikings practice 'changeup' look, with Barr at defensive end

Aug. 2, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Already owning one of the strongest defensive lines in the league, the Minnesota Vikings have made another addition to their front four this summer. He even was a former first-round draft pick. Anthony Barr has established his place as the strong side linebacker, an integral part of...

Vikings, Diggs reach deal on 5-year extension

Jul. 31, 2018 8:58 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have secured yet another core player with a long-term contract, signing wide receiver Stefon Diggs to a five-year extension and moving the star of the "Minneapolis Miracle" pass into the NFL's top 10 highest-paid players at his position. Diggs has yet to post a...

Vikings o-linemen vow to carry Sparano's legacy forward

Jul. 28, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — As the Minnesota Vikings conducted their first full-team practice of training camp, the offensive linemen, once again, found themselves in the spotlight. The center of attention is precisely where these players would prefer not to be, and their position coach's sudden death was about...