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Vikings | Taylor Heinicke recovering from ankle injury
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:55:13 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Taylor Heinicke (ankle) is expected to miss at least two months after sustaining an ankle injury in a freak accident earlier this month. Heinicke and a friend realized they were locked out of his friend's apartment after returning from a late-night movie. In an attempt to break open the door, Heinicke kicked through a glass pane and severed a tendon in his left ankle. He recently underwent surgery and reported to camp Thursday, July 28, with a cast on his left leg.

Vikings | Mike Harris placed on NFI list
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:38:23 -0700

Minnesota Vikings OG Mike X. Harris (knee) was placed on the Non-Football Illness list Friday, July 29.

Vikings | Kenrick Ellis placed on PUP list
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:34:06 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DT Kenrick Ellis (knee) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 29.

Vikings | Adrian Peterson recovering from minor injury
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:24:33 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (undisclosed) was held out of selected team drills Friday, July 29, because he is recovering from an undisclosed offseason injury, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. However, he performed the conditioning test and participated in running light sprints from sideline to sideline before eventually receiving a handful of carries near the end of team drills.

Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson injured Friday
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:16:03 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (arm) suffered an apparent injury to his left shoulder or collarbone during practice Friday, July 29. He sustained the injury after making a diving catch and was forced to leave early. Head coach Mike Zimmer does not believe the problem is serious.

Vikings | Rhett Ellison placed on PUP
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:52:07 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Rhett Ellison (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 29.

Vikings | Taylor Heinicke placed on NFI list
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:51:10 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Taylor Heinicke (undisclosed) was placed on the non-football injury list Friday, July 29.

Vikings | Nick Foles could start for Vikings
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:20:38 -0700

Free-agent QB Nick Foles (Rams) would be given the chance to start for the Minnesota Vikings if he does sign.

Vikings | Kevin Williams retires
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:45:53 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DT Kevin Williams was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Thursday, July 28.

Vikings | Mike Zimmer receives extension
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:16:32 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer signed a contract extension with the team Thursday, July 28. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Vikings | Minnesota eyeing Nick Foles?
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:50:55 -0700

Free-agent QB Nick Foles (Rams) might be of interest to the Minnesota Vikings, one of three teams believed to be in on the quarterback, according to a source. The Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys are also believed to be interested.

Vikings | Adrian Peterson set to walk?
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:26:44 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is likely in his final year with the Vikings as his salary hikes to $18 million in 2017, and QB Teddy Bridgewater is due for a large salary increase, according to beat writer Charley Walters.

Vikings | Phil Loadholt to retire
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:29:09 -0700

Minnesota Vikings OT Phil Loadholt is expected to retire Monday, July 25, pending a meeting with team officials.

Vikings | Charles Johnson on track to make team?
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:15:05 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson is likely competing with WR Moritz Bohringer for a spot on the roster, according to beat writer Matt Vensel, who also mentioned that Johnson had a strong spring while working mainly with the first-team offense.

Vikings | Zach Line will face competition
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:20:19 -0700

Minnesota Vikings FB Zach Line appears to be the leading candidate for the starting fullback job but will have to compete with FB Blake Renaud for the job during training camp.

Vikings | Jerick McKinnon could see bigger role
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:12:22 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon could be more involved in the passing game if he was able to improve his pass protection over the offseason. He is not expected to receive more than 75 to 100 carries this season.

Vikings | Cordarrelle Patteron may not play much
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:22:23 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson could still be spending much of his time on the bench in 2016 if WR Charles Johnson improves during training camp. Patterson is expected to play behind WRs Stefon Diggs, Laquon Treadwell and Johnson.

Vikings | Moritz Bohringer may not make team
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:13:46 -0700

Minnesota Vikings rookie WR Moritz Bohringer is not slated to make the final roster, according to Andrew Krammer of

Vikings | Adrian Peterson has to adapt to shotgun
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:41:40 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will be part of a more shotgun-centric offense this season, and he struggled to run out of the gun early last year. The team shifted its offense to run more plays under center afterwards. Peterson vowed to become a better receiver this offseason.

Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater worked with receivers
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:13:14 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater worked out with some of the wide receivers and tight ends on the roster in April and July in order to build chemistry with his teammates.

Vikings | Laquon Treadwell should fit offense
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:12:30 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell should be the physical, chain-moving receiver that offensive coordinator Norv Turner has been looking for over the last few seasons. Turner was happy with Treadwell's instincts and route running during offseason workouts. Treadwell said the Vikings' offense is similar to the one he played in college, where he was asked to run short and intermediate routes.

Vikings | Three running backs may miss cut
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:48:44 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RBs Jhurell Pressley, C.J. Ham and Blake Renaud have an uphill battle to make the final roster, according to's Andrew Krammer.

Vikings | Laquon Treadwell to go over the middle
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 20:35:10 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell is expected to add a new element to the offense because he has the size and ability to run post routes over the middle.

Vikings | Adrian Peterson above and beyond
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:08:04 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is working out in Houston at a training facility he helped to open. He is going through grueling workouts, trying to put his various training disciplines - hill sprints, weight lifting, agility drills, core work, pool training, boxing and MMA sparring - in one place. Peterson also runs 10 40-yard dashes, with 30 seconds' rest in between each. The slowest of them should be no worse than 4.49 to 4.55 seconds.