Jasper Brinkley, Robert Blanton make way into starting lineup
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/3/14) Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced Wednesday that Jasper Brinkley will start at middle linebacker Week 1 at St. Louis, beating out Audie Colefor the job. Zimmer also said Robert Blanton will start at strong safety.
Mistral Raymond exits first exhibition game with possible concussion
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/8/14) Vikings defensive back Mistral Raymond was forced out of Friday's preseason opener against the Raiders in the first half with a possible concussion, the team announced. Raymond left the game in the final minute of the first quarter and was held out as a precaution. He will be further evaluated in the near future.
Corey Wootton signs one-year deal with Vikings
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/20/14) Former Bears defensive lineman Corey Wootton is staying put in the NFC North. The 26-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, according to his agent on Twitter.
Wootton had surgery on his right hip in January, but is expected to be fully healthy by July. He had 34 tackles, five passes defended, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 2013.
"If they want me to come back, I would love to come back," said Cook, who is scheduled to become a free agent. "But ultimately it's not my decision. So I'm just waiting and working out. ... I would be more than happy to come back. I really enjoyed the guys I played with."