Matt Vensel is in his first year at the Star Tribune after covering the Ravens for the Baltimore Sun for six years. He is a Pittsburgh native and a Penn State grad. Follow him at @mattvensel.
Mark Craig has covered the NFL for 23 years, and the Vikings since 2003 for the Star Tribune. He is one of 44 Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors. Follow him at @markcraignfl.
Master Tesfatsion is the Star Tribune’s digital Vikings writer. He is a 2013 graduate of Arizona State and worked for mlb.com before arriving in Minneapolis. Follow him at @masterstrib.
Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— OLB Chad Greenway was limited in practice due to a wrist injury.
— S Kurt Coleman almost quit football after paralyzing a teammate in college.
— Former Vikings C Mick Tingelhoff is a step closer to the Hall of Fame.
— Mike Zimmer is no cookie-cutter first-year head coach.
— The plan is for Greenway to wear the green dot on defense this season.
TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY
— Fran Tarkenton (@Fran_Tarkenton) August 20, 2014
AROUND THE NFC NORTH
— Lions DT Nick Fairley says he wants to stay in Detroit.
— The Packers are trying to figure out who their backup QB will be.
— The Bears are trying to figure out who their backup QB will be.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
The Vikings have an early practice today, as they take the field at 10:50 a.m. Afterward, defensive coordinator George Edwards and special teams coordinator Mike Priefer will meet with the media. So will quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Teddy Bridgewater.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Former Vikings head coach Brad Childress, who was here from 2006-2010, now works for the Kansas City Chiefs. His official position is Special Project Manager, whatever the heck that means.
|Baltimore - LP: W. Chen||1||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: J. Masterson||7|
|NY Yankees - C. Sabathia||6:08 PM|
|Detroit - A. Simon|
|Cincinnati - A. DeSclafani||6:20 PM|
|Milwaukee - W. Peralta|
|Cleveland - T. Bauer||7:10 PM|
|Chicago WSox - J. Danks|
|Minnesota - K. Gibson||7:10 PM|
|Kansas City - E. Volquez|
|San Diego - O. Despaigne||7:40 PM|
|Colorado - J. De La Rosa|
|Oakland - K. Graveman||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - M. Shoemaker|
|Houston - A. Wojciechowski||9:10 PM|
|Seattle - H. Iwakuma|
|New Orleans||9:30 PM|
|NY Rangers||6:00 PM|
|St. Louis||7:00 PM|
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