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Zimmer says deal with Terence Newman is close

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:54
Mike Zimmer said this morning at the NFL owners meetings that the Vikings are close to reaching a contract agreement with free-agent cornerback Terence Newman, one of Zimmer’s former players. Newman visited the Vikings last week but left the Twin Cities without a deal. The two sides stayed in touch, though, and Newman now appears to be close to officially reuniting with Zimmer. Zimmer was in Dallas when the Cowboys drafted Newman fifth overall in the 2003 draft. Zimmer coached Newman for four seasons there. Newman would later be selected to a pair of Pro Bowls. After Newman’s play dropped from that Pro Bowl level, he signed in 2012 with the Bengals, whose defense was being coordinated by Zimmer at the time. Newman, who started for the Bengals the past three seasons, again benefited from the relationship before Zimmer joined the Vikings in 2014. Last season, though, Newman wasn’t as sharp. And considering he turns 37 in September and will be one of the league’s oldest cornerbacks, it’s fair to wonder how much he has in the tank. But the Vikings need more capable bodies at the position. Their depth wasn’t tested in 2014, with Xavier Rhodes, Captain Munnerlyn and Josh Robinson all playing 16 games. Behind them on the depth chart were veteran punt returner Marcus Sherels and 2014 seventh-round pick Jabari Price. That is why signing Newman is worth a shot, especially given his track record with the head coach.
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Major League Soccer coming to Minnesota

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:46
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One thought from LEN3 - on soccer

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:46
This soccer fan can't believe that MLS is coming to the Twin Cities, but he sure is happy about it.
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Duensing bruised by liner, won't be sidelined long

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:08
Brian Duensing said the baseball left a “massive” bruise on his leg, and he was wearing a large bandage over it this morning, a bandage that will remain for three days or so.
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Twins Live Chat with La Velle E. Neal III at noon

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 06:45
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Gophers QB Leidner getting tips from Weber

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:32
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Minnesota soccer fans excited for promotion to MLS

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:18
Hard-core soccer fans see dreams come true with MLS team in the state.
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Vikings sign free agents Matthews, Mays

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 21:42
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Twins, Dozier agree to four-year, $20 million extension

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 21:37
The Twins rewarded the 27-year-old with a $20 million extension
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Souhan: Hey, Adrian: Enough of you and the camel you rode in on

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 20:57
Once universally beloved in Minnesota, the running back has jumped the shark with his recent behavior.
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Dubnyk, Parise lead Wild to 10th straight road victory

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 20:51
The Wild won its 10th road game in a row Tuesday night, a shootout triumph over the New York Islanders.
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Panel gives initial approval to Target Center budget change

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 19:41
The arena’s renovation costs are expected to be up $24 million over projections.
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NFL announces full draft order for 2015 NFL draft

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:08
The NFL this afternoon released the draft order for next month’s NFL draft, so we now know when the Vikings will make their — as of right now — seven total selections. The Vikings have no sixth-round pick and two seventh-rounders after sending quarterback Matt Cassel to the Bills and acquiring receiver Mike Wallace from the Dolphins in two separate trades. They sent their original fifth-round pick to the Dolphins in the Wallace deal and kept the fifth-round pick, which originally belonged to the Buccaneers, they received in the Cassel trade. That selection is 12 spots before their original pick, so they kept the better of the two fifth-rounders. Anyway, here are the seven 2015 draft picks that the Vikings currently have to work with: — 11th overall (first round) — 45th overall (second round) — 76th overall (third round) — 110th overall (fourth round) — 137th overall (fifth round) — 228th overall (seventh round) — 232nd overall (seventh round)
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Twins postgame: Nolasco, Dozier, Graham, Hunter, Hamburger, Rosario

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:10
The Twins beat Toronto 6-5 on a walk-off single in the ninth by Eddie Rosario.
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Hard-throwing Graham pushing to make Twins roster

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:01
Rule 5 draft pick isn't big in size, but he has shown off his big arm in spring training
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