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MarQueis Gray surprised, excited to be a Viking

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 14:07
Vikings tight end MarQueis Gray, going on less than four hours of sleep, arrived at Winter Park on Monday for his first practice with the Vikings. The former Gophers quarterback said he was surprised to return to the Twin Cities after the Browns cut him on Saturday. “I found out more about it through Twitter more than my agent, but he called me right away and Mr. [Rick] Spielman called me also,” Gray said. “I’m happy to be here. I called my wife, and she was going crazy.” Gray was flooded with texts and social media responses on Sunday as reports rolled in that the Vikings claimed him. My phone and social media sites are finally starting to calm down lol! I couldn’t imagine if it was @EricDecker87 coming back to the vikes! — MarQueis Gray (@MarQueisG) September 1, 2014 The Indianapolis native spent his rookie season last year with the Browns under offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who Gray felt had a big impact on the acquisition. “[Turner] saw, first most, what I could do in this offense,” Gray said. “I believe he’s trusting me a lot, obviously, because he wants me to be here. I just got to make sure I do my part and uphold all the great things he’s said about me.” Gray does not know the specifics of his role at the moment. He was used in two tight end formations and Wildcat plays with the Browns in his first season at the position. “You never take a day off being a tight end,” Gray said. “A lot more physical stress on the body. That’s why I’m trying to mainly bulk up strength wise, because I’ve been doing a lot blocking. That’s been the main focus I’ve been working on since I’ve switched to tight end.”
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It's Sept. 1, and Kuemper, Niederreiter remain unsigned; Nick Seeler transferring to Gophers

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 13:00
Training camp starts later this month, and two of the Wild's best youngsters remain unsigned
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Hicks, Pinto, Tonkin among 8 called up by Twins

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:49
Minnesota will give their Opening Day center fielder a third chance to keep the job; four pitchers and three other hitters added, too.
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'September to forget' coming up for the Twins

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:28
Who else wants to join me in largely ignoring what happens on the field for the Twins in the season's final month?
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Minnesota Scene: Gophers soccer team shuts out SDSU

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:30
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Rand: Minnesota's Seven Kevins

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:29
If you're a Kevin, there's a decent chance you will be a part of a Minnesota professional sports team someday. And if that happens, there is a pretty good chance your time here will come to an unceremonious end.
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Little League star Mo'ne Davis attends Lynx game

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:22
Thirteen-year-old Mo’ne Davis wants to follow in Maya Moore’s footsteps.
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Minnesota breds are crowd pleasers at Canterbury

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:57
There were several photo finishes among the day’s eight stakes races at Canterbury Park.
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Souhan: Lynx's Big Three comes through again

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:37
The Whalen-Augustus-Moore trio willed their team to victory in a do-or-die game.
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Vikings Insider: Roster gets younger in hopes to get better

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:34
The Vikings will have more rookies than players in their 30s.
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Waived by Browns, ex-Gopher Gray lands with Vikings

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:33
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Star Tribune Metro football top 10

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:35
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Sam clears waivers, meets with Rams coach Jeff Fisher

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:52
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Lynx rally to overtake Phoenix, even series at 1-1

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 16:55
Trailing 22-9 after one quarter, Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus led the Lynx back to defeat Phoenix and even the WNBA Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece.
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Hardy's grand slam helps Orioles over Twins

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 16:55
The shortstop delivered the big blow in a seven-run inning against his former team as Baltimore lengthened its lead in the AL East.
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Vikings claim former Gopher MarQueis Gray

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:53
Former Gopher MarQueis Gray was among the two waiver claims the Vikings won on Sunday. Gray, who played quarterback for the Gophers and now serves as a tight end, was released by the Browns and announced his return to the Twin Cities on Twitter. It’s official I’m a Viking!! I’m coming come thank you lord!! — MarQueis Gray (@MarQueisG) August 31, 2014 Along with Gray, the Vikings claimed offensive tackle Michael Harris, who was released by the Chargers, according to an NFL source. Both players have previously worked with offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who held the same position last season with the Browns and served as the Chargers’ head coach in 2012. The Vikings must make two corresponding transactions to make room for Gray and Harris on the 53-man roster.
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Chris Crocker among the Vikings' final cuts

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 22:42
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Gibson better but Twins bullpen can't contain Orioles

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:35
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