Notebook: Return of the free agents

Vikings with new contracts were finally able to practice, but you didn't hear them complaining about training camp this year. In one of the stranger NFL days, the Vikings entered the field with a full squad, but 17 of them had to wait to participate a little longer.
August 4, 2011

Key matchup: Haynesworth vs. interior linemen

Albert Haynesworth didn't want to stay in Washington this season, but he's there now and playing better. That's bad news for a center that can't stay healthy and an offensive lineman making his first start at right guard.
November 27, 2010

Cook, DeGeare get promotions

The knee injury to Anthony Herrera mean Ryan Cook goes from backup to starter and Chris DeGeare goes from inactive to active. Both are making major mental adjustments as their roles increase.
November 26, 2010

Center up for grabs again

The Vikings have tried three different centers already this season and 2009 rookie free agent Jon Cooper could be the starter Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Cooper ended up playing the second half after the Vikings pulled Ryan Cook.
October 13, 2010

Cook plays pivotal role in the pivot

Ryan Cook is used to playing center from his all-conference days in college, but his insertion and quick acclimation to the old position on Sunday went well. See what he and Brad Childress had to say about the sudden immersion after John Sullivan's injury.
September 29, 2010

Photo Gallery: Lions-Vikings

Game photos from the Vikings 24-10 win against the Detroit Lions at Mall of America Field in Minnesota
September 27, 2010