Mike Zimmer: Peterson to get most reps

The Vikings coach plans to give RB Adrian Peterson the heavy workload: "As much as he can take, and as much as he can handle in all the things that we're doing. Obviously, we're going to have to spell him at times like you do a lot of guys. But we get down on the goal line, and we're probably not pulling him out, you know?" (via USA Today Sports)

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Vikings using virtual-reality cameras in practice

The Minnesota Vikings are one of the first teams to put virtual-reality cameras on their practice fields, and coach Mike Zimmer thinks it could be a valuable tool for his young team.

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Vikings OC: Bridgewater can be a 'top-flight' QB

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who counts Troy Aikman, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers among his pupils, believes Teddy Bridgewater has the tools to be a "topflight" QB.

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Goessling: Peterson's return, Vikings in '15

ESPN NFL Nation Vikings Reporter Ben Goessling chats with Jeff Dickerson and Jonathan Hood about Minnesota's offseason including the return of Adrian Peterson. Plus, he shares his keys to the 2015 season.

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Vikings place Matthews on IR

Minnesota linebacker Casey Matthews hurt his hip doing hurdles during offseason workouts, ending his first season with the team before it started.

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Vikings extend kicker Blair Walsh

Minnesota announced Sunday, the first day of camp, the signing of Walsh before free agency next March. The deal is worth up to $14M over the next five years, with $5.25M guaranteed. Story

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Vikings lock up Walsh with contract extension

The Vikings have signed kicker Blair Walsh to a contract extension, locking up the former Pro Bowler before he was scheduled to hit free agency next March.

Skepticism rules at Vikings camp

With Adrian Peterson back, Teddy Bridgewater in his second year and Mike Zimmer presiding over an improving young team, the Vikings are decidedly spending more time trying to play down expectations than they are trying to build them up, Ben Goessling writes. No Super Bowl in July

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Zimmer not pleased with Vikings' off-field issues

Mike Zimmer is trying his best to clean up the Vikings' off-field issues, which is why Jabari Price's arrest in December was disappointing for the team's coach.

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Outlook in Vegas for Minnesota is bleak

The experts at Westgate SuperBook don't think too highly of Minnesota's odds in the NFC this season.

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Adrian Peterson's elaborate new tattoo

The Vikings RB tweeted a picture of his new tattoo, which is designed to look like body armor with a letter “A” and the inscription “Shield of Faith” over Peterson’s heart. There's more

The Great Rookie Debate

Looking strictly at the numbers, Teddy Bridgewater was the top rookie quarterback last season, not Derek Carr. Bridgewater put up the 5th highest rookie-season QBR since 2006, and had an 84.9 passer rating against the blitz. QB debate (Insider)

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