Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense13th130.1 (9th)214.2 (21st)
Defense26th110.4 (13th)287.2 (29th)
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Cordarrelle Patterson sits out as precaution
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson did not practice Friday because of a "tweaked foot," reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

He was sitting out as a precaution, and the injury is not expected to be serious.

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As camp opens, Vikings make moves
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

On Friday the Vikings made a flurry of moves as they kicked their training camp season into high gear. They signed receivers Andy Cruse and Ty Walker and waived receiver Josh Cooper and offensive tackle Matt Hall. They also placed tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Captain Munnerlyn and safety Andrew Sendejo on the PUP list. 

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Chase Ford out for the preseason
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

A broken left foot has sidelined Vikings tight end Chase Ford for the preseason, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Ford showed up to camp on crutches with his foot in a cast. He said he had a screw put in his foot last week for a stress fracture. 

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Matt Cassel opens camp as No. 1 quarterback
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said veteran Matt Cassel is the No. 1 quarterback entering training camp, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Rookie Teddy Bridgewater has drawn lots of praise from coaches and will push Cassel for the job.

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Cordarrelle Patterson to stay involved in return game
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the team wants receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to touch the ball as often as possible, which includes continuing to return kicks, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

"We want our best players to get their hands on the ball as much as possible. We're not going to keep him from returning kicks because he is such a dangerous weapon there," Zimmer said. "He's been a very hard worker, he has improved his route running since we've been here and things are going to change for these guys in training camp when we are able to start playing bump-and-run. For him to take the next step, we're going to have to see how he gets off a jam and the things that people will try to do to take him away."

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