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    C John Sullivan has impressed the Vikings enough to earn a five-year, $25 million contract extension. An undersized center, Sullivan has worked hard to improve his technique and strength. He has made improvements, especially in …

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    21 Dec 11
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    DTs Fred Evans and Letroy Guion have had a knack for committing stupid penalties at the worst of times, even though they’re backup players. It started with the season opener, when they jumped offsides a …

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    20 Dec 11
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    After six consecutive losses, the Vikings (2-12) need to beat the Redskins in Washington and the Bears at home just to finish ahead of Les Steckel’s infamous 3-13 team of 1984. But on an, um, …

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    19 Dec 11
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    MINNEAPOLIS — Drew Brees is chasing Dan Marino. His New Orleans Saints are breathing down on the suddenly mortal Green Bay Packers. The Minnesota Vikings? They’re chasing down a nightmare. All that came together at …

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    19 Dec 11
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    RB Adrian Peterson was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day and said he was about “85 percent.” He plans to play Sunday against the Saints. Peterson has missed the last three …

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    16 Dec 11
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    QB/WR Joe Webb won’t start at quarterback this week as coach Leslie Frazier made it clear he will stick with Christian Pondeer. But Webb’s multi-talented skill should soon lead to more time on the field …

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    15 Dec 11
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    Vikings coach Leslie Frazier reaffirmed his commitment to rookie quarterback Christian Ponder following the team’s first practice leading up to Sunday’s game against the Saints at Mall of America Field. “There is no doubt he’s …

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    15 Dec 11
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    WR Stephen Burton, a rookie seventh-round draft pick, injured the medial collateral ligament in his knee and was placed on injured reserve. He won’t require surgery. Burton made the team as a practice-squad player. He …

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    13 Dec 11