Minnesota Vikings

Vikings Rookies Lean on Veterans For 1st Preseason Game Guidance

MINNESOTA, MN— The Vikings play their first preseason game tonight against the New Orleans Saints. This game can be proving grounds for many of the rookies. After, the game the Vikings coaching staff will shorten the roster significantly within the next week If a rookie comes out a lays an egg that could mean he is going to be cleaning out…

Rudolph Glad To Be Back With Vikings

Rudolph Glad To Be Back With Vikings

EAGAN, MN… There was plenty of speculation during the off season that Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph would be traded. But the team eventually re-signed him to an extension much to the delight of the Rudolph who’s played his entire career in Minnesota and become firmly entrenched in the community. “And I just say I’m just glad they kept me….

KDLT AT VIKINGS TRAINING CAMP-Barr Happy To Be Back In Minnesota

Four-Time All-Pro Returns After Spurning Jets

EAGAN, MN  —  The Minnesota Vikings play their first preseason next week and are certainly happy to have Anthony Barr back in purple after it appeared he would be gone just a few months ago. After speculation that he’d be leaving as a free agent during much of the 2018 season, the sixth year linebacker changed his mind about signing…

Humble C.J. Ham Could Get Bigger Role For Minnesota Vikings In 2019

Enters As Starting Fullback For Third Straight Year

EAGAN, MN  —  It’s been a while since C.J. Ham was catching a lot of passes for at team named the Vikings. “I mean at Augie I caught a lot! Whatever is asked, I’m ready to do it.” Minnesota Vikings FB C.J. Ham says. It’s only seems like a long time since the Augustana alum was scratching and clawing just…

SDSU’s Pupungatoa Living the Dream in Vikes Camp

SDSU's Pupungatoa Living the Dream in Vikes Camp

EAGAN, MN… Wisconsin native and life long Green Bay Packer fan Sepestiano Pupungatoa never grew up imagining he’d wear Minnesota Vikings purple. Tiano Pupungatoa, Former SDSU OL says:”It is kind of an ironic deal that I’m with the Vikings, but I couldn’t ask for a better opportunity. Tiano, for short, has gotten used to making switches since he came to South…

Rudolph & Smith Jr. Could Give Vikings A Dangerous TE Tandem

Alabama Rookie Looks Forward To Veteran Rudolph's Mentoring

EAGAN, MN  —  Part of the reason the Minnesota Vikings drafted Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. In the second round last year was the potential that they were going to lose starter Kyle Rudolph due to a contract dispute. Instead Rudolph ended up signing an extension with the Vikings, which could mean double trouble for opposing defenses this year….

Vikings Count On Rookie Bradbury To Be Man In The Middle Of Revamped Offensive Line

Rookies Expected To Start At Center

EAGAN, MN  —  Over the last three years you’ll get a read on how good the Minnesota Vikings by looking at the performance of their offensive line. At their best they made the NFC Championship game in 2017.  At their worst, they couldn’t even make the playoff in 2016 and 18. So it’s easy to see why that unit is…

KDLT AT VIKINGS TRAINING CAMP-Minnesota Hopes Patience With Proven Core Brings Them Back To Championship Form

Vikings Keep Continuity....For Now

EAGAN, MN —  In the win-now NFL patience is a virtue. And so is talent. Which is why the Minnesota Vikings didn’t make drastic changes to their roster despite falling well short of Super Bowl expectations last year, believing that a second season under Kirk Cousins, combined with the continuity of a core group that’s played together for several years,…

KDLT AT VIKINGS TRAINING CAMP-Vikings Keep The Band Together As SDSU Alum Seeks To Work His Way In

Former Jackrabbit Tiano Pupungatoa Signed As A Rookie Free Agent

EAGAN, MN. —  Despite falling well short of their Super Bowl expectations in 2018, the Minnesota Viking organization didn’t make sweeping changes and kept the core of the team intact.  The players will look to justify that confidence by showing that keeping continuity will lead them to the places they thought they’d go in last season. Several of those core…

KDLT AT VIKINGS TRAINING CAMP-Expectations Don’t Change For Vikings Or Augustana Alum CJ Ham

Minnesota Holds First Full Squad Practice

EAGAN, MN. — One year ago it was impossible not to marvel at the Minnesota Vikings new training camp home, TCO Performance Center, as well as the collection of talent on the roster that had everyone talking Super Bowl. One year later a little of the shine is off this building and a lot of shine came off the team after…

Vikings Preparing For First Full Squad Practice Of Training Camp

Check Out KDLT Tomorrow For Reports From Eagan

EAGAN, MN  — Football season begins in earnest tomorrow as the Minnesota Vikings report to training camp. Rookies and other select players have been practicing in Eagan since Tuesday and tomorrow will be the first full squad practices.  KDLT Sports’ Zach Borg will be there with reports tomorrow at 5, 6 and 10. Training camp isn’t exactly the highlight of any…

Vikings Sign Former Jackrabbit Tiano Pupungatoa

Pupungatoa & Other Rookies Begin Training Camp Tomorrow

EAGAN, MN  —  The Minnesota Vikings have a history of mining talent from FCS and Division Two schools in Minnesota and the Dakotas and, as they head to training camp this week, they hope they’ve found another diamond in the rough in former South Dakota State Jackrabbit Tiano Pupungatoa. The Vikings announcing today that they’ve signed the former All-American guard…

Vikings Confident Keeping Core Together Will Lead To Success

Minnesota Sees Little Turnover Despite Disappointing 8-7-1 Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Though we’re still about 12 weeks away from the kickoff of the 2019 Minnesota Vikings season, it’s been easy to look ahead since many of their players have spent the last few weeks in Sioux Falls at charity events. That of course included Kyle Rudolph, whom the team re- signed after initially looking like they might…

Minnesota Vikings To Open Training Camp July 26th

16 Practices Open To Public

Eagan, Minn. (June 20, 2019) – The 59th Training Camp in Minnesota Vikings history and the 2nd hosted at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center will open to the public on Friday, July 26, when full-team practices begin at the 2019 Verizon Vikings Training Camp. A total of 16 practices will be open, and fans will find new entertainment elements &…

Rudolph Happy to Be Back With Vikings

Rudolph Happy to Be Back With Vikings

SIOUX FALLS, SD…TE Kyle Rudolph has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings, a place he and his family call home. He was in Sioux Falls Thursday for the Legends Banquet and shared his happiness. “I married my wife in the Twin Cities, she had all 3 of our kids in the Twin Cities, so we’ve had…

SDSU Alum Taryn Christion Signs With Seattle While Tiano Pupungatoa Gets Mini-Camp Invite With Minnesota Vikings

Former Jackrabbits Hope To Catch On In NFL

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  A pair of former South Dakota State Jackrabbits will try to catch on in the NFL. Most notable is former SDSU & Roosevelt quarterback Taryn Christion.  The Sioux Falls native tweeting that he’s signed as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Seattle Seahawks.  He set Missouri Valley and SDSU career records with more than 11,000…

Cousins Thinks Continuity Should Help Vikings Improve In 2019

Minnesota Retains Most Of Their Core After Rough 2018 Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Making a playoff return is probably the bare minimum when it comes to expectations for the Minnesota Vikings next season, something Kirk Cousins knows all too well. Minnesota’s starting quarterback was in South Dakota yesterday speaking at FCA sponsored events.  After signing an 84 million dollar contract, Cousins was expected to be the final piece to…

Vikings Quarterback Kirk Cousins Talks Faith & Football In South Dakota

Speaks At FCA Events In Brookings and Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS & BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has been jet setting through South Dakota today talking about faith and football. Cousins started the day at Frost Arena in Brookings and later came down to Central Church in Sioux Falls as part of FCA sponsored speaking events.  Himself the son of a pastor, Kirk had a long…

O’Gorman Alum Signs with Patriots

Cederick Lang signs with Patriots

MINNEAPOLIS, MN–Former O’Gorman football player Cedrick Lang signed a contract with the New England patriots today. Lang was actually a former basketball star in high school at O’Gorman He played basketball at the University of El Paso for four years before turning back to the gridiron. 6-foot-7, 300 pounder originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the…