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Vikings Start OTA At Winter Park
The Minnesota Vikings began organized team activities at Winter Park in Eden Prairie Wednesday.  Starting quarterback Christian Ponder attended the event all with the newly drafted rookies and free agent signees and some veterans.  Among the free agents trying to make the team are rece…
NFL Suspends 4 Saints Players For Bounties
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has handed down suspensions to 4 players who were involved in the New Orleans Saints bounty incident.  The 4 include linebackers Jonathan Vilma and Scott Fujita, and defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove and Will Smith
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Vikings’ King Arrested For Assault
Viking running back Caleb King was arrested Saturday for allegedly beating a man at a birthday party after the man teased King about looking like a celebrity.  The victim needed 50 stitches to his head and my have brain serious brain damage...
Vikings Trade Up to Draft Safety, Harrison Smith
The Vikings traded back into the first round Thursday night to select safety Harrison Smith from Notre Dame 29th overall.  Minnesota gave Baltimore their 2nd round pick (35th overall) and a 4th round pick (98th overall) to draft Smith...
Vikings Trade Down Then Draft Kalil
The Vikings traded down from #3 overall to #4 overall with Cleveland and received the Browns 4th, 5th and 7th round picks and then the Vikings chose left tackle Matt Kalil from USC.  The Vikings chose Kalil over cornerback Morris Claiborne and receiver Justin Blackmon...
NFL Draft Tonight; Vikings Slated To Draft #3
The 1st round of the NFL Draft will take place tonight in New York.  Indianapolis has the first pick and is expected to pick quarterback Andrew Luck of Stanford.  Washington has the 2nd pick and is expected to chose quarterback Robert Griffin III of Baylor...
Gophers’ Tinsley Died Of Enlarged Heart
The Henepin County medical examiner’s office says University of Minnesota linebacker Gary Tinsley died of an enlarged heart.  He was found dead in his campus apartment on April 6.  The medical examiner on Wednesday ruled the 22-year old’s death natural...
Vikings Sign Receiver, Simpson
The Vikings have signed free agent ex-Cincinnati Bengal receiver Jerome Simpson to an undisclosed contract.  Simpson will have to sit out the first 3 games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy while a member of the Bengals.  Simpson was a 2nd round pick by the Ben…

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