Analysis: Practice Squad Priorities

The Vikings trimmed down their roster on Saturday and can build the practice squad Sunday afternoon to eight players. Here is our take on the discussions in the personnel meetings and the players we think deserve another shot to develop.
August 31, 2008

Personnel Analysis: Roster Cuts 1.0

Competition was stiff to make the Vikings' opening-day 53-man roster this season. Here's one take on why some decent players did not make the final cut.
August 30, 2008

Notebook: Alexander Getting Another Chance

Linebacker Rufus Alexander came to the Vikings as a sixth-round tackling machine in college, but a knee injury abruptly ended his rookie season. Now Alexander is among several young linebackers looking to take advantage of a preseason opportunity. See what he and coordinator Leslie Frazier had to say about that and what Paul Ferraro is looking for in Thursday's game.
August 27, 2008

Scout's Notebook: LB Rufus Alexander

After a knee injury wiped out his entire rookie season, linebacker Rufus Alexander is back and pushing hard for a backup spot with the Vikings this season. Find out more right here:
August 18, 2008

VikingBuzz BLOG: 8/12

One of many bright spots among individual performances on Friday night was reserve linebacker and special teams ace Heath Farwell. On the downside, it appears that rookie Rufus Alexander will miss the season with a torn ACL. That and more in today's buzz...
August 11, 2007

Rookie Numbers Add Up … Sometimes

The Vikings have three of their eight draft picks signed, and the structure of their contracts falls right in line with those signed around them. Find out those details, plus get a glimpse at the top 10 teams in the amount of rookie-pool money allocated to sign their draft picks and how the Vikings stack up next to them. Warning: This is a numbers-intensive read.
July 9, 2007

LB Alexander Easing His Way Into Pros

Linebacker Rufus Alexander was surprised he wasn't drafted until the sixth round in April, but he's learning it's a different game at the NFL level. See what the rookie had to say about the transition over the course of two interviews during spring practices.
June 21, 2007