Vikings Practice Notes Ahead of Preseason Week 2

Minnesota wide receiver Chad Beebe (84) leaps over Jacksonville cornerback Bryce Canady (34) during a joint practice at TCO Performance Center in Eagan on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)
A somewhat event-filled week of practice for the Vikings, not the least of which was a joint practice with the Jacksonville, whom they play on Saturday. Here a few of the most notable points to take from the week.

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Vikings Preseason Week 1: Whose Stock Rose, Whose Slid?

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Lombardi: The More Things Change in the NFC North …

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Live In-Game Thoughts From Packers-Titans Preseason Game

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  Packers preseason football is here! This article will outline my in-game thoughts live during the action tonight. I will provide all key plays and quarter summaries. Be sure to check out additional coverage over @FPC_Packers! by Frank Bonincontri @TheFFLWire Key Plays First Quarter (in order) 4 yard touchdown...

Five Stories to Watch in Vikings’ First Preseason Game

Jan 21, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (11) takes the field for action against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Kirk Cousins will don purple for the first time Saturday as the Vikings take on the Broncos in week one of preseason action. New questions have arisen with this team since training camp opened, and tomorrow presents the first chance to get a few...

Matchup Breakdown: Detroit Lions vs Oakland Raiders

The Detroit Lions traveled over 2,000 miles to kick off their preseason schedule as they take on the Oakland Raiders at the Oakland Coliseum tonight at 10:30 pm ET. The Lions finished 2nd in the NFC North with a 9-7 record. But that was a...

Five Things To Watch In Packers First Preseason Game

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Bears at Bengals Players to Watch

Despite the endearing futility of investing heavily in preseason, first look at starters and intriguing rookies has to be worth something. With reports promising a couple of drives for starters, tonight’s Bears at Bengals contest has evident value as a football game rather than...

BREAKING: Easton undergoes surgery, season likely over

ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that Vikings lineman Nick Easton had surgery this morning to repair a herniated disc in his neck. According to Schefter, Easton's agent believes his season is over. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1027592951768248320 Easton sought a second opinion on his neck earlier this week, though he obviously...

Cousins takes offensive line injuries as “a great challenge”

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks to pass the ball to running back Latavius Murray (25) during the teams night practice at TCO Stadium on Saturday, Aug 4, 2018. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins met the media after practice Wednesday with most of the focus on Saturday's preseason debut. Cousins addressed his feelings about it, the camp performance of Laquon Treadwell and the struggles of an injured line. On anticipation for first game in Vikings...

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