PSD Staff If you survived the ups and downs with underperformers and gut wrenching injuries to wind up in your leagues playoffs, than congratulations. But you know you're not done yet as just making the post-season is not enough. League championships and a year of bragging rights are on the line. Let's see... December 05
CBSSports.com "Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel will make his third start of the season when Minnesota plays in Baltimore on Sunday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Officially, coach Leslie Frazier said it's 'likely' that Cassel will start against the Ravens. Cassel would start over Christian Ponder,..." December 05
Vikings HC Leslie Frazier says if QB Christian Ponder (concussion) doesn't play, Matt Cassel will "probably" start. Ponder evaluated today.
Audie Cole is now #Vikings MLB. Erin Henderson will play wlb.
CBS Washington "There is not enough evidence to establish a link between football and the increase risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), says a new study. Previous information had shown that National Football League players may be at a higher risk of death associated with Alzheimer’s and other..." December 04
More than likely Cassel will start at QB, Frazier says; Ponder hasn't cleared concussion tests.
Minneapolis Star Tribune "And so it has begun. The 2½-year mission to build a $1 billion new home for the Minnesota Vikings ceremonially kicked off Tuesday morning with a long-awaited groundbreaking outside the Metrodome. Two longtime project boosters — Gov. Mark Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak — were among..." December 03
St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Vikings embraced the spoiler's role in the NFC North, delivering a potential knockout blow to Chicago's playoff hopes with a dramatic comeback victory at the Metrodome. Blair Walsh's 34-yard field goal with 1:43 remaining in overtime ended a wild back-and-forth slugfest that featured 976..." December 02
Foxsports.com "There is a generally understood rule that a football player should not, under any circumstances, put his hands on an official. Vikings cornerback Chris Cook disregarded that edict on Sunday during Minnesota's game against the Chicago Bears, and got himself ejected from the contest as a..." December 01
ESPN.com "Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway briefly left Sunday's game with the Chicago Bears after getting hit on the right wrist he said has been fractured since October. Greenway initially sprained his wrist on Oct. 21 against the New York Giants and fractured it six days later against the..." December 01
St. Paul Pioneer Press "When all is done, Josh Freeman might get paid $2 million for playing one game for the Vikings. Once again, the quarterback was made inactive for Sunday's game against Chicago at the Metrodome. Since signing with the Vikings on Oct. 7, Freeman has been inactive for six of eight games. The..." December 01
St. Paul Pioneer Press "It's another milestone for Adrian Peterson. The Vikings' star running back Sunday became the third-fastest player in NFL history to gain 10,000 career yards. He did it with a fourth-quarter run against Chicago at the Metrodome. Peterson was playing in his 101st career game. The fastest to..." December 01
Vikings QB Christian Ponder knocked out of today's game with concussion. #Ravens host Vikings next Sunday.
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Jerome Felton expects to be blocking next season for Adrian Peterson. As for Toby Gerhart, probably not. Gerhart has been playing behind star running back Peterson in Minnesota for four years. But Felton won't be surprised to see Gerhart carrying the ball somewhere else next season. "There's..." November 30
Fox Sports North "Adrian Peterson isn't going to make any big predictions, but he also isn't going to miss a game against the Chicago Bears' league-worst run defense. Peterson, who is second in the league in rushing with 997 yards, returned to practice for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday and is probable for..." November 30
Rudolph (foot) Robinson (sternum) only two Vikings ruled out for Sunday. Webb, Rhodes passed concussion protocol.
NFL.com "Recently described by Dan Hanzus as "the baddest man on the planet," Steve Smith has gone next level with his interviews this season. The Carolina Panthers wide receiver dropped the hammer on Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib after flat-out emasculating Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins in Week..." November 28
NFL.com "The fact that we have had three recent off field situations is unacceptable and disappointing. Our organization looks at each situation and the circumstances involved to determine our actions with those players and how to best move forward. The Vikings have a comprehensive approach with our..." November 27
Leslie Frazier said Erin Henderson probably will not start Sunday against the #Bears.
ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "We may now have some clarity to where MLB Erin Henderson has been while missing time for "personal reasons." Henderson was arrested Nov. 19 on suspicion of DWI and registered a 0.11 blood-alcohol content, according to Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press. Henderson did not play in the game..." November 27
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Erin Henderson addressed reporters in the locker room Wednesday and apologized after being arrested for probable cause DWI and possession of a controlled substance in Eden Prairie on Nov. 19. "I apologize to my teammates and the organization for this situation coming and arising," he said. "But..." November 27
Coach Frazier: "Joe Webb and Xavier Rhodes both suffered a concussion. We will find out more as the week goes on."
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson was jailed this morning at the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility after being arrested on a domestic assault complaint. Jefferson, 25, is in his fourth NFL season. He suffered a neck injury in yesterday's 26-26 tie at Green Bay. Details of the charges,..." November 25
Vikings release cornerback A.J. Jefferson after reported arrest.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Matt Flynn (nearly) saved the day for the Green Bay Packers. At a deflated Lambeau Field — the Packers’ playoff hopes at stake — the back-up quarterback supplanted Scott Tolzien and led a furious comeback. Scoring on four straight possessions, Flynn took Green Bay to overtime against..." November 25
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Once again, Josh Freeman didn't dress out for the Vikings. The Vikings' quarterback was made inactive for Sunday's game at Green Bay. That marks the fifth time in seven games Freeman has been inactive since signing Oct. 7 with Minnesota. He played Oct. 21 against the New York Giants and was..." November 24
Adrian Peterson and Greg Jennings both active.
CBSSports.com "The Vikings still plan on moving into a new stadium by the 2016 season, but it turns out that they're going to have to pay even more money to make that happen. Already, the team had committed to paying about $477 million with the state of Minnesota offering $500 million and the city of..." November 22
USA Today "Jared Allen intends to retire as a Minnesota Viking someday. But it was hard to listen to him speak Thursday without believing he'll be playing somewhere else first. "To be real honest, I'm going to have to look at the situation of the team," Allen, the veteran defensive end whose contract..." November 22
PSD Staff He's only 5 foot 8 inches tall but weighs 212 pounds, making him fast and hard to stop as he can get really low to the ground. Bobby Rainey has stepped into fill the rather big shoes of Doug Martin who's out for the season. He's a starting running back that you need on your team heading into the... November 21
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Backup running back Toby Gerhart remembered earlier this week what it was like to get hit a lot on a Sunday. Stay tuned to see if he will experience the feeling again early next week. Vikings star Adrian Peterson is battling a groin strain. Coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday he is "cautiously..." November 21
Frazier press conference starting. Ponder is starter
CBSSports.com "CBS Sports' Dan Dierdorf, the longest-tenured NFL analyst in television, will retire after the 2013 season. Dierdorf, a Hall-of-Fame player and broadcaster, has been around the NFL for the last 43 years. After a 13-year career as an offensive lineman with the St. Louis Cardinals, Dierdorf..." November 20
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings defensive back Josh Robinson will be out at least 4-6 weeks because of a fractured sternum he suffered in Sunday's loss against the Seahawks, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier announced during Monday's press conference. Frazier did not say whether they would place Robinson on injured..." November 18
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Adrian Peterson is not at full strength and it is clearly evident. Bothered by a nagging groin injury, Peterson carried 21 times for 65 yards Sunday against the Seahawks. There were times when it appeared he needed a burst of speed or a quick move to break a long run. But he just didn't appear..." November 18
Seattle Times "MOST POPULAR COMMENTS HIDE / SHOW COMMENTS No comments have been posted to this article. Start the conversation > advertising Percy Harvin proved worth the wait. Making his Seattle debut 11 games into the season, Harvin turned in two electric plays to power a 24-point first half..." November 18
Vikings QB Christian Ponder is expected to start today vs. Seattle.
Vikings QB Christian Ponder said today he believes he will be healthy enough to start Sunday vs. Seattle.
St. Paul Pioneer Press "For anyone ready to write off Kevin Williams' NFL career, he responded last week with a 2 1/2-sack game. And for anybody thinking it might be best for the Vikings to say goodbye to the defensive lineman soon, hold on. Williams, an 11-year veteran who becomes a free agent after the season, wants..." November 16
NFL.com "Jerome Simpson's recent DWI arrest might be just the opening that talented rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson needs to finally crack the Minnesota Vikings' starting lineup. The local media expect Simpson to be benched in favor of Patterson after coach Leslie Frazier dropped hints..." November 16
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Adrian Peterson said he wants to finish his football career in Minnesota but predicted a team "would welcome me with open arms" if the Vikings ever do try to trade him. After Peterson signed a seven-year, $100 million contract extension in September 2011, his agent, Ben Dogra, told the..." November 15
CBSSports.com "The NFL has gone to great lengths to protect quarterbacks, but with a rash of injuries this season to the game's most visible players, more rules could be on the way to keep passers safe. "Should he always get protection from low hits or head hits, regardless of the posture he's presenting?" NFL..." November 15
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Quarterback Christian Ponder remains optimistic that he will play Sunday against Seattle after suffering a dislocated left shoulder last week. Ponder was limited in practice on Wednesday but he's encouraged by the progress he's made this week. "Honestly it's a lot better than I expected to..." November 15
Simpson will be active Sunday, Frazier said. #Vikings have been in contact with league about what they can and can't do w/discipline.
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Cordarrelle Patterson has heard people compare his talent and skill set to that of Percy Harvin since the night the Vikings selected him with the 29th overall pick in the NFL draft this past spring. Enough already, the rookie wide receiver said Wednesday. “I’m me, I can’t be nobody else,”..." November 14
PSD Staff It's getting into crunch time for fantasy owners looking to make a late playoff push or solidify first round byes. By now, we know who the top performers are and there is little left on the waiver wire except injury replacements. It's time to look at the matchups to ensure you're making the right... November 14
CBSSports.com "With the recent mini-controversy over the report that Ben Roethlisberger was expected to ask for a trade out of Pittsburgh once the season is over and that the Steelers had fielded offers to swap their franchise quarterback, that immediately commenced much hand-wringing and consternation. Thus,..." November 14
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Christian Ponder returned to practice Wednesday and appears in line to start Sunday in Seattle. The Vikings quarterback, who suffered a dislocated shoulder last Thursday against Washington, took most of the practice snaps with the first team. Though he was unavailble to the media after..." November 14