Aug 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Jordan Todman (23) runs the ball for a touchdown against the Houston Texans in the third quarter at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Vikings 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

Vikings Practice Squad: Minnesota Signs Two Receivers To Complete Corps

The Vikings signed wide receivers Chris Summers and Tori Gurley to complete their practice squad

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Vikings Cuts: 4 Players Have Already Found Jobs Elsewhere

Just days after being cut by the Minnesota Vikings, four players have caught on with new teams. Halfback Lex Hilliard, who was cut Aug. 31 after failing to win the third-string running back job, has been signed by the New England Patriots.

Guard Chris DeGeare, who was also waived on Aug. 31 despite starting a handful of games for the team in 2010 and spending 2011 on the team's practice squad, has been added to the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans.

Wide receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux, also among the last round of cuts, has been picked up by the Washington Redskins. Arceneaux was signed before the 2011 season by the Vikings out of the Canadian Football League, but did not contribute significantly.

Finally, guard Quentin Saulsberry, a rookie free agent signee who started the Vikings' exhibition finale against Houston, has caught on with the Denver Broncos' practice squad.

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NFL 2012 Schedule: Vikings Among NFC North Teams With Favorable Week 1 Matchup

The NFC North projects to be among the strongest conferences in the NFL this season and on paper it appears at least three of the teams have a favorable matchup for Week 1 to get off to a strong start.

After the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants kick off the season on Wednesday night, the four teams from the NFC North will start the 2012 season on Sunday afternoon. The Minnesota Vikings have several remaining questions heading into Week 1 with youth and injuries at key positions. Their opening game at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team with similar questions surrounding them, should provide some answers for Minnesota.

The Chicago Bears also have a favorable opener with rookie quarterback Andrew Luck making his first start with the Indianapolis Colts at Soldier Field. Luck and the Colts are clearly rebuilding while the Bears are looking to get off to a quick start in the division.

The Detroit Lions also have their sights set on winning the NFC North and will be heavy favorites at home when they host the St. Louis Rams.

The Green Bay Packers are the one NFC North team facing a strong Super Bowl contender when they host the San Francisco 49ers at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday at Lambeau Field. That's the type of matchup in Green Bay that brings visions of snow flurries and bundled-up fans, but the forecast for Week 1 in Green Bay includes sunshine and temperatures in the 70s.

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NFL Power Rankings: Vikings At No. 27

The Minnesota Vikings have been ranked No. 27 in SB Nation's latest NFL Power Rankings, coming in near the bottom of the league due to concerns over Adrian Peterson's health:

27. Minnesota Vikings (LW: 30): Adrian Peterson is a freak but his knee worries me. That's a lot of damage and a quick recovery time. Once he shows me he's healthy, they'll move up in these rankings.

Peterson's recovery is progressing steadily, but it is unclear whether he will play in the season-opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars, with the latest news being that it will be a game-time decision. Even if he does play, he's likely to see a very limited number of snaps.

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Vikings Roster Cuts: Minnesota Sticking With 3 Young Quarterbacks

By cutting Sage Rosenfels, the Minnesota Vikings have left themselves with just three young quarterbacks heading into the 2012 regular season.

Christian Ponder is the clear starter, of course, with Joe Webb as the backup and free-agent signee McLeod Bethel-Thompson as the No. 3. As for why Minnesota would go with a young guy over a veteran, coach Leslie Frazier said it was Bethel-Thompson's upside that was most appealing, according to the Star Tribune.

"You never know in our business," Frazier said. "You know, right now Joe Webb is our No. 2 quarterback. We're hoping that Joe will continue to progress and get better, but we're going to give Bethel every chance to develop into a good NFL quarterback."

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Vikings Practice Squad: Pair Of Receivers Complete Corps

Wide receivers Tori Gurley and Chris Summers were signed by the Minnesota Vikings Monday to fill out their practice squad.

Gurley was a member of the Green Bay Packers practice squad in 2011. The Vikings attempted to sign Gurley to their active roster during last season, however, Gurley declined, instead choosing to remain on the Packers' practice squad. When the Packers cut him this season, Minnesota attempted to sign him again, this time successfully.

Gurley was undrafted in 2011 out of South Carolina.

Chris Summers, an undrafted rookie out of Liberty, spent the preseason with the Chicago Bears but was waived by the team this past weekend.

Six other players were also signed to the practice squad: running back Jordan Todman, cornerback Bobby Felder, defensive tackle Chase Baker, offensive linemen Kevin Murphy and Tyler Holmes and defensive lineman Ernest Owusu. All six of those players spent training camp with the Vikings.

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Vikings Practice Squad Almost Set After Multiple Moves

The Minnesota Vikings cut cornerback Zack Bowman on Saturday to make room for cornerback A.J. Jefferson, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Jefferson was acquired in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals on Friday.

Also caught up in the roster shuffle was offensive lineman Patrick Brown, who was cut after struggling through the preseason with injuries and in-game penalty issues. He was replaced on the roster by Mark Asper, a rookie from Oregon who was cut by the Buffalo Bills and picked up on waivers.

Minnesota also added four familiar faces to its practice squad, inviting running back Jordan Todman, cornerback Bobby Felder, defensive tackle Chase Baker and offensive lineman Tyler Holmes back to the team after cutting them from the 53-man roster on Friday.

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Vikings Roster Cuts: Sage Rosenfels Let Go By Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings are going young. The team announced on Friday that it has cut veteran quarterback Sage Rosenfels as it slims its roster down to 53 players.

Despite cutting Rosenfels, the Vikings still owe him his $500,000 base salary for the 2012 season along with a $50,000 "workout bonus." Letting go of Rosenfels means that the Vikings will enter the season with Christian Ponder, Joe Webb and McLeod Bethel-Thompson as their quarterbacks.

Rosenfels has spent nine years in the NFL, but has not thrown a pass in a regular season game since Week 13 of the 2008 season as a member of the Houston Texans.

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Vikings Roster Cuts: Minnesota Cuts RB Jordan Todman

Minnesota Vikings running back Jordan Todman was hoping that his big game on Thursday vs. the Houston Texans would earn him a spot on the team, but unfortunately for Todman, it was not to be. Todman, who ran for 114 yards (including a 76-yard touchdown) against Houston, was cut on Friday night by Minnesota as the team trims its roster to 53 men.

Todman missed most of camp with an ankle injury, but the 2011 sixth round pick of the San Diego Chargers is likely to be given a look by another team around the league. The Vikings also cut Lex Hilliard and are expect to keep Matt Asiata as their third back behind Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart.

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Vikings Roster Cuts: Ryan D'Imperio, Chris DeGeare, Emmanuel Arceneaux And More Among Friday's Cuts

The Minnesota Vikings made a handful of cuts late Friday afternoon as they approach tonight's 8 p.m. CT deadline to trim their roster to 53 players.

Friday's most notable cuts include fullback Ryan D'Imperio, offensive lineman Chris DeGeare, wide receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux, and veteran ends Nick Reed and Jeff Charleston.

The 25-year-old D'Imperio joined the Vikings' special teams squad in Week 5 and was a solid contributor, but his preseason conversion from a special teamer to a linebacker didn't go as well as the team had planned. A shoulder injury also shelved the former seventh-round pick for the Vikings' final two preseason games.

DeGeare started eight games for the Vikings in 2010, was cut at the end of camp last season and brought back as a part of the practice squad for the entire 2011 campaign. It's possible that might happen again this season.

Arceneaux was nabbed by the Vikings in January of last year after two solid years in the Canadian Football League, but after little playing time in 2011 and few game reps in camp, the team has decided to let him go.

The Vikings also waived rookie defensive tackle Trevor Guyton and halfback Lex Hilliard.

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Vikings Roster Cuts: Jordan Todman Hoping Big Run Keeps Him Employed

With one big run, running back Jordan Todman may have earned himself a roster spot.

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