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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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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.

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