Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense13th130.1 (9th)214.2 (21st)
Defense26th110.4 (13th)287.2 (29th)
Kyle Rudolph signs five-year extension
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph won't have to worry about entering the final season of his contract without an extension any longer. He signed a five-year extension on Sunday, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. The deal is worth $36.5 million, with $19.4 million guaranteed, per ESPN.

Rudolph has lost about 15 pounds and is expecting a bigger role this upcoming season. His 2013 season was cut short because of a broken left foot. He caught 30 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns in eight games last season.

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Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater splitting first-team reps
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Veteran quarterback Matt Cassel and rookie Teddy Bridgewater are "pretty much splitting reps" in Vikings' training camp, reports Fox Sports' Jay Glazer. Bridgewater might not start Week 1, "but he's definitely been more impressive than they expected," Glazer added.

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Cordarrelle Patterson likely to stick to walkthroughs Sunday
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said receiver Cordarrelle Patterson "probably will stay with the walkthroughs" Sunday. It would be Patterson's third missed day of practice.

He injured his foot working out in California before training camp but is said to be close to being ready.

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Captain Munnerlyn has slight hamstring pull
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said cornerback Captain Munnerlyn has a slight hamstring pull that will keep him out a couple days, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Munnerlyn remains on the physically unable to perform list.

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'Won't be long' before Cordarrelle Patterson returns
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said it "won't be long" before receiver Cordarrelle Patterson returns from the foot injury that caused him to miss the first two days of practice, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Patterson suffered the injury Wednesday. He has not commented on it.

"He's improving every day," Zimmer told the paper. "I saw him do some stuff (Saturday). ... I'll be surprised if it's long (that Patterson is out)."

Offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Patterson, who missed practice Friday and Saturday, is "champing at the bit" to get going.

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