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Big uptick for Vikings' Bridgewater?

Eric Karabell's fantasy QB rankings note Minnesota's Teddy Bridgewater finished his rookie season strong. Adrian Peterson's return should help him this year, too. Quarterback tiers (Insider)

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Could the Vikings win it all?

If Teddy Bridgewater progresses in his second year, Adrian Peterson returns to form and Mike Wallace is an upgrade at WR, Minnesota could be a surprise contender next season. Super Bowl sleepers (Insider)

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Teddy Bridgewater bulks up for season

The Vikings QB entered training camp Wednesday at 215 pounds: "I'm trying to make sure that I'm building myself up to withstand some hits that I'm going to take throughout the year and withstand the long season that's ahead of us."

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Joyner: Vikings among Super Bowl sleepers

Who could come out of nowhere to win it all? KC Joyner examines three teams who fit the bill, including Adrian Peterson's Vikings.

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NFL Nation Buzz: Minnesota Vikings

Ben Goessling reports on the workload the Vikings have placed on their rookies, including linebacker Eric Kendricks.

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Peterson felt rusty in first workout

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson told NFL Network's Marshall Faulk he lacked explosiveness at the start of his first team practice since last September, but later "got back into a groove." NFL rumors roundup

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Vikings president: Never been more optimistic

Minnesota Vikings team president Mark Wilf said on Tuesday he's never been more optimistic about the team in the 10 years since his family purchased it.

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Heavy workload for Peterson?

Even with Matt Asiata and Jerrick McKinnon around, Mike Zimmer plans to give Adrian Peterson "as much (work) as he can take" this season. That should be good news for fantasy owners. NFL rumors roundup

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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3dBen Goessling

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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3dBen Goessling

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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