After a couple of rough practices that prompted Dick Vermeil to scream that a Vikings defensive player should be shot, tonight's game with Kansas City will have more intrigue than your average preseason game.
August 16, 2003
For the second time in two days, the Vikings made a roster cut involving a wide receiver, this time claiming a WR and releasing Cedric James.
August 14, 2003
After falling to the fifth or sixth receiver on the roster, VU was told earlier this month that it was likely just a matter of time before Derrick Alexander was released. That matter of time arrived Tuesday.
August 13, 2003
The Vikings are prepared to go with youth at wide receiver, and a team source lays it out why they are confident they can succeed without Michael Bennett and with young receivers opposite Randy Moss.
Mike Tice has been prone to making threats to players as head coach, ranging from holdouts like Bryant McKinnie to underachievers like Derrick Alexander. Wednesday, he was at it again, but this time it was the entire team that felt his wrath.
As Derrick Alexander took part in portions of the recent two-day entanglement with his former team, whispers circulate that he has more to prove than may meet the eye.
Running back Onterrio Smith has been the subject of some pointed comments in the first two days of training camp, but, while he isn't officially a Viking until he signs a deal, the next 24 hours could end all that speculation -- for the better or the worse.