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The Vikings certainly aren’t there yet, but there are intriguing qualities between what they could become and what the Carolina Panthers are now. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1640742-sunday-slant-glimpse-at-vikings-future 2047 Tim Yotter http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1640742-sunday-slant-glimpse-at-vikings-future Sun, 07 Feb 2016 13:39:35 GMT 1 63 Minnesota min Linebackers intriguing in free agency The Vikings could re-sign Chad Greenway for another season, but if they don’t there are plenty of options in free agency. We review four of them and how they might fit. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1640389-linebackers-intriguing-in-free-agency 2047 Eric Oslund http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1640389-linebackers-intriguing-in-free-agency Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:09:53 GMT 1 63 Minnesota min Zimmer expands on Bridgewater’s mechanics Mike Zimmer touched on Teddy Bridgewater’s throwing motion and expanded on it last week. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1640273-zimmer-expands-on-bridgewater-s-mechanics 2047 Tim Yotter http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1640273-zimmer-expands-on-bridgewater-s-mechanics Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:34:34 GMT 1 63 Minnesota min Options numerous with free-agent safeties The Vikings have two free-agent safeties and two younger ones waiting in the wings. Their free-agent options at safety opposite Harrison Smith are numerous and varied with a couple of familiar ones to Mike Zimmer. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1639518-options-numerous-with-free-agent-safeties 2047 Eric Oslund http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1639518-options-numerous-with-free-agent-safeties Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:58:26 GMT 1 63 Minnesota min Podcast: From Senior Bowl to Super Bowl Tim Yotter returned from the Senior Bowl and Jim Souhan is heading to the Super Bowl. They cover both, as well as insights from Mike Zimmer, in the latest episode of Male Pattern Purple. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1638894-podcast-from-senior-bowl-to-super-bowl 2047 Tim Yotter http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1638894-podcast-from-senior-bowl-to-super-bowl Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:20:59 GMT 0 63 Minnesota min Vikings: NFL and team records set in 2015 Adrian Peterson set or tied five NFL records and the Vikings set or tied six team records in 2015. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1638245-vikings-nfl-and-team-records-set-in-2015 2047 Scott Grams http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1638245-vikings-nfl-and-team-records-set-in-2015 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:59:53 GMT 1 63 Minnesota min Sunday slant: AP the focal point again Despite the Vikings’ belief that Teddy Bridgewater “is going to be something special down the road,” the offense won’t take a major philosophical shift in 2016. Count on that, based on what Mike Zimmer said last week. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1637936-sunday-slant-ap-the-focal-point-again 2047 Tim Yotter http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1637936-sunday-slant-ap-the-focal-point-again Sun, 31 Jan 2016 13:20:59 GMT 1 63 Minnesota min Spielman: Teddy will be ‘something special’ Vikings general manager believes Teddy Bridgewater will be “something special” in the future and touted the accomplishments of the 2015 draft class. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1637679-spielman-teddy-will-be-something-special 2047 John Holler http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1637679-spielman-teddy-will-be-something-special Sat, 30 Jan 2016 14:35:40 GMT 0 63 Minnesota min Zimmer expects Sparano to implement OL change Mike Zimmer said there would be changes with the offensive line under new position coach Tony Sparano, mainly in his style of coaching. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1637394-zimmer-expects-sparano-to-implement-ol-change 2047 Tim Yotter http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1637394-zimmer-expects-sparano-to-implement-ol-change Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:48:50 GMT 1 63 Minnesota min Vikings scouting the Senior Bowl Mike Zimmer and his coaches are busy evaluating more than 100 draft prospects this week. He talked about the process. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1637075-vikings-scouting-the-senior-bowl 2047 Tim Yotter http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1637075-vikings-scouting-the-senior-bowl Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:02:35 GMT 0 63 Minnesota min Munnerlyn talks leadership, humility Captain Munnerlyn considered himself a starter but realized a nickel role was his best chance to contribute to the team. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1635345-munnerlyn-talks-leadership-humility 2047 John Holler http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1635345-munnerlyn-talks-leadership-humility Sat, 23 Jan 2016 18:06:23 GMT 0 63 Minnesota min Undrafted Harris sees opportunity in 2016 Anthony Harris took steps up the NFL ladder in his rookie season, going from undrafted rookie to the practice squad to the active roster to part-time starter. He discussed what is next for him. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1635288-undrafted-harris-sees-opportunity-in-2016 2047 Eric Oslund http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1635288-undrafted-harris-sees-opportunity-in-2016 Sat, 23 Jan 2016 13:44:16 GMT 1 63 Minnesota min Vikings part ways with strength coach Marcus After a two-year run as strength and conditioning coach that seemed to have more pectoral injuries than normal, Evan Marcus was let go by the Vikings. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1635043-vikings-part-ways-with-strength-coach-marcus 2047 Tim Yotter http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1635043-vikings-part-ways-with-strength-coach-marcus Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:32:16 GMT 0 63 Minnesota min Decisions ahead with Zimmer’s ‘‘kind of guys’ Mike Zimmer and the Vikings will have some hard decisions to make with three players in particular that were solid veteran leaders. Zimmer and those players discussed the uncertain future. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1634063-decisions-ahead-with-zimmer-s-kind-of-guys 2047 Eric Oslund http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1634063-decisions-ahead-with-zimmer-s-kind-of-guys Tue, 19 Jan 2016 19:45:44 GMT 1 63 Minnesota min Sunday slant: Changes afoot on offense Mike Zimmer isn’t waiting and hoping. He’s acting and implementing to get his offense up to snuff to adequately complement a quickly improving defense. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1633225-sunday-slant-changes-afoot-on-offense 2047 Tim Yotter http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1633225-sunday-slant-changes-afoot-on-offense Sun, 17 Jan 2016 06:03:54 GMT 1 63 Minnesota min McKinnon found increased role late in 2015 Jerick McKinnon had to move to a backup role in 2015, but late in the season his numbers and production increased dramatically. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1633112-mckinnon-found-increased-role-late-in-2015 2047 John Holler http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1633112-mckinnon-found-increased-role-late-in-2015 Sat, 16 Jan 2016 17:22:31 GMT 0 63 Minnesota min Where will ‘underrated’ Waynes fit next year? Did Trae Waynes earn the coaches’ trust as a rookie? The “underrated” cornerback thinks so and he might be right. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1632853-where-will-underrated-waynes-fit-next-year 2047 Tim Yotter http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1632853-where-will-underrated-waynes-fit-next-year Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20:02:19 GMT 0 63 Minnesota min Vikings have numerous options for 2nd safety The Vikings never established a consistent safety opposite Harrison Smith, but there are plenty of options remaining on the roster, in the draft and through free agency. We look at the top candidates in each category. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1632701-vikings-have-numerous-options-for-2nd-safety 2047 Eric Oslund http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1632701-vikings-have-numerous-options-for-2nd-safety Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:28:11 GMT 1 63 Minnesota min 2016 TCN/Scout.com Cards All-Prospect Team Our annual ranking of the best prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system by position including a top 40 depth chart. Today’s report is FREE! http://www.scout.com/mlb/cardinals/story/1632484-2016-tcn-scout-com-cards-all-prospect-team 2047 Brian Walton http://www.scout.com/mlb/cardinals/story/1632484-2016-tcn-scout-com-cards-all-prospect-team Thu, 14 Jan 2016 19:27:00 GMT 0 321 St. Louis stlcardinals Scout Report: Sparano hired as new Vikings OL coach The Vikings have reportedly reached an agreement for Tony Sparano to coach the offensive line. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1632181-report-sparano-hired-as-new-vikings-ol-coach 2047 Tim Yotter http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1632181-report-sparano-hired-as-new-vikings-ol-coach Wed, 13 Jan 2016 22:42:41 GMT 0 63 Minnesota min Five Vikings veterans on the cap bubble The Vikings are in offseason evaluation mode, which means they need to make decisions on their own free agents but also need to considered veterans with heavy contract that could be cut or restructured. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631983-five-vikings-veterans-on-the-cap-bubble 2047 John Holler http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631983-five-vikings-veterans-on-the-cap-bubble Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:59:33 GMT 0 63 Minnesota min Kendricks ‘very encouraged’ with Vikings Eric Kendricks, who tied a Minnesota Vikings record, likes what he sees from his team, but he knows the hard work has to continue for himself and his teammates. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631785-kendricks-very-encouraged-with-vikings 2047 John Holler http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631785-kendricks-very-encouraged-with-vikings Tue, 12 Jan 2016 20:08:43 GMT 1 63 Minnesota min Zimmer: Teddy can work on throwing motion Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer left no doubt about his enthusiasm for Teddy Bridgewater, but he said the quarterback can work on his throwing motion in the offseason. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631729-zimmer-teddy-can-work-on-throwing-motion 2047 Tim Yotter http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631729-zimmer-teddy-can-work-on-throwing-motion Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:58:16 GMT 0 63 Minnesota min Vikings not bringing back OL coach Davidson The Minnesota Vikings aren’t renewing the contract of offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, head coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday. A few players are also scheduled for offseason surgery. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631687-vikings-not-bringing-back-ol-coach-davidson 2047 Tim Yotter http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631687-vikings-not-bringing-back-ol-coach-davidson Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:51:10 GMT 0 63 Minnesota min Bridgewater wants to be ‘more aggressive’ Teddy Bridgewater said he wants to be more aggressive next year and become a “championship-winning quarterback,” not a celebrity. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631428-bridgewater-wants-to-be-more-aggressive 2047 Tim Yotter http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631428-bridgewater-wants-to-be-more-aggressive Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:55:03 GMT 0 63 Minnesota min Vikings experience ‘dagger’ of playoff loss The Vikings believed they played well enough to win, but a few unlikely plays sealed their fate. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631290-vikings-experience-dagger-of-playoff-loss 2047 Eric Oslund http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631290-vikings-experience-dagger-of-playoff-loss Mon, 11 Jan 2016 02:43:21 GMT 0 63 Minnesota min Notebook: Defensive effort gets wasted The Vikings defense pulled off quite the turnaround against the Seahawks after their last meeting. Defenders took satisfaction in that as they looked to the future. Plus, more than three dozen notes to tell the tale of the game. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631262-notebook-defensive-effort-gets-wasted 2047 John Holler http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631262-notebook-defensive-effort-gets-wasted Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:15:24 GMT 1 63 Minnesota min Vikings kicked out of playoffs, lose 10-9 Blair Walsh pulled a 27-yard, game-winning field goal attempt with 22 seconds left to end the Minnesota Vikings’ postseason in the wild card round. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631229-vikings-kicked-out-of-playoffs-lose-10-9 2047 Associated Press http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631229-vikings-kicked-out-of-playoffs-lose-10-9 Sun, 10 Jan 2016 22:14:26 GMT 0 63 Minnesota min Sunday slant: Zimmer has right touch Mike Zimmer is noted for his defensive acumen, but he has also employed the right mix of accountability and attitude. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631076-sunday-slant-zimmer-has-right-touch 2047 Tim Yotter http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1631076-sunday-slant-zimmer-has-right-touch Sun, 10 Jan 2016 06:02:26 GMT 1 63 Minnesota min Ball security an emphasis in cold weather The Vikings have been preaching ball security all week, with Mike Zimmer pointing out a stat of increased fumbled in temps below 10. http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1630927-ball-security-an-emphasis-in-cold-weather 2047 Eric Oslund http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1630927-ball-security-an-emphasis-in-cold-weather Sat, 09 Jan 2016 16:38:37 GMT 1 63 Minnesota min