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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...

Vikings get kicker/punter Kaare Vedvik in trade with Ravens

Aug. 11, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Seeking a solution for their longtime kicking trouble, the Minnesota Vikings have acquired specialist Kaare Vedvik in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens. Vedvik has kicked and punted for Baltimore, which was set at those positions with standouts Justin Tucker and Sam Koch. The Ravens...

Vikings debut new offense in 34-25 preseason win over Saints

Aug. 10, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kirk Cousins enjoyed his first true taste of Minnesota's new offense — both from under center and watching from the sideline. Cousins was flawless in his lone series in Minnesota's new offensive scheme, backup Sean Mannion delivered a scoring pass under a heavy rush, and the...

Vikings look good on offense in 34-25 win over Saints

Aug. 9, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kirk Cousins was flawless in his lone series in Minnesota's new offensive scheme, backup Sean Mannion delivered a scoring pass under a heavy rush, and the Vikings defeated New Orleans 34-25 in the preseason opener for both clubs on Friday night. The game marked the Vikings' first test of...

Familiarity for several Saints when they play Vikings

Aug. 8, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

If they get on the field Friday night — and most of them are expected to play — a handful of former Vikings and current Saints will see some familiar faces on the other side. The Saints have punt returner Marcus Sherels, center Nick Easton, fullback Zach Line, running back Latavius Murray and, of...

Vikings dealing with injuries going into preseason opener

Aug. 7, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Acclimating to a new offense, the Minnesota Vikings are likely to be without at least one offensive starter in their preseason opener at New Orleans on Friday night. Second-year right tackle Brian O'Neill has missed the past two practices. He was an observer on Wednesday with a brace on...