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Predicting the Vikings 53 Man Roster | Version 1.0

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Predicting the Vikings 53 Man Roster | Version 1.0

With 2 preseason games in the books and the roster still a bit foggy, here is my version 1.0 of trying to crack the Vikings 53 man roster. Even with quite a few question marks there are a few pieces that appear to be coming into place. With the first round of cuts set to be coming after the 3rd preseason game this Saturday below is a quick look at how I see the Vikings final 53 … as of now. Offense Quarterback (2) Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater Notes: Big question here is if they actually opt to keep Ponder to be their number 3 …....

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5 Things To Watch For In Vikings 2nd Preseason Game

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5 Things To Watch For In Vikings 2nd Preseason Game

The Minnesota Vikings face a much tougher challenge in week 2 of the preseason as they face the Arizona Cardinals and their top 5 defense Saturday night at TCF Bank Stadium.  WHile we got a early glimpse at the 2014 Vikings last Friday, expect a larger dose of the regulars this Saturday. Below are five things to watch for in that contest. 5. Hooked on a Thielen Adam Thielen has been a star during the Vikings mini camps and so far throughout training camp.  He also stood out during the first preseason game.  He only caught one pass for 15...

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5 Things To Watch For In Vikings First Preseason Game

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5 Things To Watch For In Vikings First Preseason Game

The Vikings kickoff the 2014 season, with their first preseason game at home against the Oakland Raiders. While there will be a handful of battles and new players to take in come Friday night, below are the top 5 things we’ll have our eyes on for the 1st preseason game of the 2014 season. 5. Playing at TCF Bank Stadium Viking s fans got a glimpse of what it will be like to play home games back on a frozen December night in 2011.  Since then, they’ve re-done the turf and at least for the preseason and first couple of games, it will...

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 | No. 1 … The Quarterback

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 | No. 1 … The Quarterback

#1 | Starting Quarterback Number 1 on the list goes to surprise, surprise … the starting quarterback. Once again the Vikings fate will most likely come down to the play of the starting quarterback. The past few years the Vikings offense has relied heavily on Christian Ponder and a few other misfits. In 2014 the Vikings look to turn the page and give the ball to a new leader to call the shots for the Purple Offense. While it’s still early in preseason Minnesota has yet to name whether it will be veteran Matt Cassel or rookie Teddy...

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Vikings Sign Safety Chris Crocker

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Vikings Sign Safety Chris Crocker

Proving the Vikings are still unsettled at the safety position opposite Harrison Smith, Minnesota has signed 34 year old Chris Crocker. Crocker played 6 seasons for the Bengals and will bring a familiarity to Coach Zimmers defense. During Crocker/Zimmers time together the safety has managed to start 70 games, so Zimmer knows what he his getting in the seasoned veteran. Crocker has some work to do to make the roster and while obviously not a ‘solution’ at the opens position but at least offers Minnesota a bit more of a veteran...

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 | No. 2 Everson Griffen

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 | No. 2 Everson Griffen

#2 | Everson Griffen Number 2 on the list goes to defensive end Everson Griffen. Griffen came off a breakout 2012 season and was expected to be even better in 2013.  While his numbers weren’t as good, he still managed 5.5 sacks, and earned himself a nice new long term deal with the team.  Griffen enters his first season as a starting defensive end, and will be counted on to provide consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Why Everson Griffen’s Performance is so Important Griffen’s performance is extremely important to...

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 3 Matt Kalil

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 3 Matt Kalil

#3 | Matt Kalil Number 3 on the list goes to offensive tackle Matt Kalil. Big things were expected from Kalil last year after his Pro Bowl rookie campaign, unfortunately he was hampered by a knee injury that at times made him look average at best. The Vikings have a young quarterback that doesn’t need to be worrying about his blind side in the coming years and will need the comfort of a dominating big man watching his back. Not to mention the Purple still being one of the top running teams in the NFL. Early signs point to Kalil being...

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 4 Cordarrelle Patterson

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 4 Cordarrelle Patterson

#4 | Cordarrelle Patterson Number 4 on the list goes to wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.  Patterson really came on in the second half of the 2013 season.  He showed his explosiveness as an all purpose weapon, scoring not just as a receiver but also as a kick returner, and even as a running back.  Patterson finished the season with 45 receptions for 469 yards, and 4 scores.  He added 3 more touchdowns on the ground and two more via kick return demonstrating what a dynamic talent he is. Why Cordarrelle Patterson’s Performance is so...

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 5 Xavier Rhodes

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 5 Xavier Rhodes

#5 | Xavier Rhodes Number 5 on the list goes to cornerback Xavier Rhodes.  Rhodes overcame a tough start to his rookie season to finish arguably as the Vikings top cornerback.  Early in the year he was often flagged for pass interference as he was too physical in coverage.  As the season progressed, Rhodes’ technique was much more refined and he started seeing less laundry on the field.  By week 14, Rhodes was playing at a high level and was arguably the Vikings top cornerback, before getting injured and missing the last three games of...

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Where Are They Now? Greg Lewis

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Where Are They Now? Greg Lewis

Wide receiver Greg Lewis may have only spent 2 years with the Vikings but he managed to be apart of one of the most memorable plays in Vikings history (see below). Lewis was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted receiver out of Illinois. After 6 seasons with the Eagles Lewis signed with the Vikings at the start of the 2009 season. While he didn’t play a huge role with the Vikings he was a decent role player and managed to start 2 games and added quality depth. So where is Greg Lewis now? After his final year in 2010 Lewis turned his eyes...

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