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Eric Kendricks was with the first-team defense Monday, sliding into the role he'd been expected to fill after the Vikings traded Gerald Hodges.
Vikings wide receivers Mike Wallace and Charles Johnson missed a light practice on Monday, and more will be known about their status on Wednesday.
Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer
The Vikings had a new teaching tool for cornerback Xavier Rhodes at practice on Monday: Boxing gloves. Defensive backs coach Jerry Gray outfitted Rhodes – who’s been flagged seven times this year – with gloves before position drills on Monday. “Now you can’t grab,” Gray told Rhodes. The Vikings want Rhodes to be physical, but in his third season, he’s still learning where to draw the line between putting his hands on receivers and getting called for pass interference or defensive holding.
The good teams are starting to break away from the bad as we watch Andy Dalton take a leap forward, the wheels come off in Detroit, and the conservative route costing the Titans a win.
Even as they trail the undefeated Packers by more than two games in the NFC North, the Vikings are in solid position to make a playoff push.
Xavier Rhodes was fined by the NFL for his horse-collar tackle of Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders -- one of three penalties Rhodes committed Sunday.
As we run though the Week 5 picks, let's nominate some award winners for the first quarter of the season, for trophies both real and imagined.
The player the Minnesota Vikings gave up the most to get during their run of first-round deals is contributing the least.
The Vikings are tied for seventh in the league this season with eight takeaways.
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is 324-of-497 for 3,543 yards with 16 touchdowns, 14 interceptions and 50 sacks in his first 16 NFL starts.
Not enough scores from Teddy
Teddy Bridgewater hasn't played poorly, but just a quarter of the Vikings' offensive touchdowns have come through the air. Is that enough to sap his fantasy value? Week 5 fantasy tips (Insider)
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is on pace for 1,488 yards, which would be the fifth-most in NFL history by a 30-year-old running back.
Broncos safety T.J. Ward was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Vikings.
The MInnesota Vikings showed their faith in rookie linebacker Eric Kendricks when they traded fellow LB Gerald Hodges to San Francisco.
Where are the Vikings ranked this week?
Minnesota has lost five straight on the road, but has also won five straight at home. Where did the Vikings land in our rankings after Sunday's loss? Week 5 Power Rankings
The 49ers acquired linebacker Gerald Hodges from Minnesota for backup center Nick Easton and a sixth-round draft pick.
Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace is not practicing on Tuesday.
The Vikings traded Gerald Hodges, who started the first four games of the season, to the 49ers in exchange for a sixth-round pick and center Nick Easton on Tuesday.
Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh has missed eight of his 19 field goal attempts and two extra point attempts since the start of the preseason.
Vikings trade LB to 49ers
The Vikings traded LB Gerald Hodges to the 49ers for a 6th-round draft pick and center Nick Easton, GM Rick Spielman announced Tuesday. With the move, rookie 2nd-round pick Eric Kendricks will likely start at MLB.
Charlies Johnson is hopeful he will be back on the field when the Vikings return from their bye week.
|1(11)||Trae Waynes||CB||Michigan State|
|5(7)||MyCole Pruitt||TE||Southern Illinois|
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