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Vikings | Mike Zimmer undergoing procedure

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:23:41 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer (undisclosed) is undergoing a "minor procedure" Friday, Oct. 17, but is expected to be back with the team Saturday, Oct. 18.

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Vikings | Chad Greenway injured

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:35:49 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway (hand) is dealing with a broken hand, but the team hopes he is still able to play in Week 3, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel to remain starter

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:30:45 -0700

Despite throwing four interceptions in a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots Sunday, Sept. 14, Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel will remain the starter. "As I've said before, I'm going to hold the quarterback position just like every position here to the same standard," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. "And I also said I wasn't going to have a quick hook. Matt needs to play better. It's pretty obvious he needs to play better."

Fantasy Tip: You may want to stay away from Cassel in FantasyScore contests as he could get the hook if the Vikings continue losing. His performance does not merit the cost (which was $5,200 in Week 2). Spend the money on a quarterback of similar price who isn't likely to get the quick hook, like New York Jets QB Geno Smith ($5,200).

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Vikings | Captain Munnerlyn takes left corner job

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:32:09 -0700

After starting the season sharing No. 1 duties with Josh Robinson, Minnesota Vikings CB Captain Munnerlyn appears to have won the starting left corner job outright. Robinson has missed the past two weeks with hamstring issues and coach Mike Zimmer is losing patience with him.

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Vikings | Jamarca Sanford may not stay atop depth chart

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:32:59 -0700

Because the Minnesota Vikings have a healthy competition going at strong safety, SS Jamarca Sanford may not stay atop the depth chart. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wants to divvy up the repetitions each player gets during the upcoming exhibition game to see who can handle the job.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel could play whole first half in preseason game

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:01:29 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel could play the entire first half of the team's second preseason game, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

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Vikings | Anthony Barr could start season opener

Sun, 03 Aug 2014 00:00:14 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr has done well enough in camp that the first-round draft pick could start the season opener. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said there is a "strong" chance he will start.

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Vikings | GM, coach attend LSU Pro Day

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:59:03 -0700

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer are attending the Louisiana State Pro Day Wednesday, April 9.

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Vikings | Mike Zimmer reacts to Johnny Manziel pro day

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:40:45 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer called Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel's pro day workout a "sideshow." "It was different," Zimmer said. "It was a different workout."

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Vikings | Michael Johnson may go elsewhere

Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:25:41 -0700

Although the Minnesota Vikings have expressed an interest in free-agent DE Michael Johnson (Bengals), the signing of DE Everson Griffen could put a stop to that. Sources indicate Johnson could head elsewhere, although new Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer had Johnson as a player in Cincinnati.

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Vikings | Coach wants Matt Cassel back

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:19:42 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he has talked to QB Matt Cassel and told him he would like to return in 2014.

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Vikings | Mike Zimmer wants to be involved with offense

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:43:28 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he wants to be involved with the team's offense and has talked with offensive coordinator Norv Turner to learn more about the offense.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson doing great with recovery

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:27:09 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said RB Adrian Peterson (groin) is doing great in his recovery from a groin injury and should be ready for the team's minicamp in April.

Fantasy Tip: Assuming there are no setbacks during the offseason program, Peterson should be back at full speed by training camp and will continue to be the top running back in fantasy football.

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Vikings | Expected to stay with 4-3 defense

Sat, 08 Feb 2014 08:03:56 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he assumes the team will keep their 4-3 defensive alignment but things could change based on what they do in free agency and the draft.

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Vikings | Could make play for Ryan Mallett

Sun, 02 Feb 2014 01:36:27 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings could make a play for New England Patriots QB Ryan Mallett. New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was linked to Mallett before the 2011 draft before the Patriots took him, and new offensive coordinator Norv Turner was interested in Mallett prior to the 2013 campaign.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson endorses Mike Zimmer

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:24:18 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson endorsed head coach Mike Zimmer as the team's new leader. "I'm just looking forward to heading in the right direction. I feel like the organization did a great job of bringing in Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner," Peterson said. "I feel like we're putting the pieces in the right place so I'm just excited to see who all we bring in (to coach) other positions and to see which direction as far as bringing in players to help us accomplish our goal of winning a championship."

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Vikings | Mike Zimmer hired

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 07:51:24 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings named Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer their new head coach.

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Vikings | Mike Zimmer staying in town for now

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:51:50 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer remains in Minnesota, and will remain in town through Wednesday, Jan. 15, to visit with the Minnesota Vikings. However, he said Tuesday, Jan. 14, that he has not yet been offered the team's head coaching position.

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Vikings | Likely to hire Mike Zimmer

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:19:13 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings are likely to hire Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer as their next head coach after his second interview Tuesday, Jan. 14.

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Vikings | Mike Zimmer to have second interview

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:24:18 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer will have his second interview with the Minnesota Vikings for their head coaching position Tuesday, Jan. 14. Zimmer is considered a front-runner for the job.

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Bengals | Paul Guenther is assistant on rise

Sun, 12 Jan 2014 19:32:06 -0800

If Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer leaves for a head coaching gig, or a job with another organization, the best and most logical candidate to fill the void is linebackers coach Paul Guenther. He is viewed as an assistant on the rise, according to beat writer Joe Reedy. Plus, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, and former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator, would be interested in talking to Guenther for a job on his staff, so it makes sense to promote him.

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Vikings | Mike Zimmer believed to be top HC candidate

Sun, 12 Jan 2014 09:25:44 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is believed to be the top candidate for the Minnesota Vikings head coaching position.

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Vikings | Mike Zimmer expected to get second interview

Sat, 11 Jan 2014 16:39:28 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings are expected to conduct a second interview with Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer early next week regarding their head coaching position.

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Vikings | Want to interview Greg Roman

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:52:09 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings would like to interview San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman for their head coaching position. The Vikings' other two candidates are Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.

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Titans | Dan Quinn the top coaching candidate

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:28:01 -0800

Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has emerged as the top candidate for the Tennessee Titans' head coaching job. Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt are the other candidates.

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Vikings | Mike Zimmer emerges as a favorite for head coaching job

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 10:01:00 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has emerged as a favorite to become the next head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.

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Vikings | Have three finalists in mind

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 08:42:45 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings consider Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and one other coach their three finalists for their head coaching vacancy.

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Bengals | Mike Zimmer garnering plenty of attention

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:41:39 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer met with the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, Jan. 8, about the team's head coaching vacancy, and he is expected to interview with the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Jan. 9, about their opening.

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Vikings | Mike Zimmer interviewing

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 07:01:51 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings will interview Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer for their head coaching vacancy Wednesday, Jan. 8.

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Vikings | Expected to interview Mike Zimmer

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:53:13 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings are expected to interview Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer this week for their head coaching position.

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Titans | Expected to interview Mike Zimmer

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:48:52 -0800

The Tennessee Titans are expected to interview Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer this week for their head coaching position.

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Bengals | Assistants available for interview

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 02:50:51 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals' playoff loss leaves three of their assistant coaches offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and offensive assistant Hue Jackson available to be interviewed immediately and potentially hired by interested teams with head coaching vacancies. All three are potential candidates for the Washington Redskins' vacant head coaching job.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Mark Maske

Vikings | Interested in Mike Zimmer

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:26:46 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings are interested in Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer for their head coaching vacancy, and he might interview next week.

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Bengals | Mike Zimmer being pursued

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:26:16 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is getting interest from the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins for their head coaching vacancies. He might interview with all three teams next week. He has been off-limits this week with his team in the postseason.

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Redskins | Have interest in Mike Zimmer

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:50:17 -0800

The Washington Redskins are interested in Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer as a candidate for their head coaching position and may interview him next week.

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Lions | Interested in Mike Zimmer

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:44:02 -0800

The Detroit Lions are interested in Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer as a candidate for their head coaching position and may interview him next week.

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Vikings | Interested in Cincy coaches

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:03:58 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings are interested in both Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer for their head coaching position.

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Browns | Want to talk with Mike Zimmer again

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:00:27 -0800

The Cleveland Browns have told Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer's agent that they would like to talk with Zimmer again Friday, Jan. 11.

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Browns | Interview Mike Zimmer

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:52:27 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Cleveland Browns interviewed Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer for their head coaching vacancy Wednesday, Jan. 9.

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Chargers | Interested in Mike Zimmer

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 08:49:41 -0800

The San Diego Chargers have expressed interest in Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer for their head coaching vacancy. No interview has been scheduled at this point.

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Browns | Mike Zimmer to interview Wednesday

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:41:12 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer will interview for the Cleveland Browns head coaching vacancy Wednesday, Jan. 9.

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Bengals | Mike Zimmer has not heard from teams looking for HC

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 11:04:25 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer said he has not heard from any teams that have head coaching openings.

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Bengals | Mike Zimmer targeting coaching opportunities?

Sat, 29 Dec 2012 08:30:21 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is reportedly beginning the process of lining up a potential coaching staff in the event he is asked to interview for head coaching opportunities around the NFL.

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Bengals | Mike Zimmer receives extension

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 13:16:59 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer to a contract extension. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Bengals | Mike Zimmer expected to return

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 05:25:46 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is expected to return for the final year of his contract with the team after failing to land the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' head coaching vacancy.

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Colts | Expected to interview Mike Zimmer

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:14:26 -0800

The Indianapolis Colts are expected to interview Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer for their head coaching position.

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Dolphins | Mike Zimmer not being considered

Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:16:10 -0800

The Miami Dolphins are no longer considering Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer for their head coaching vacancy. Zimmer interviewed for the same position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, Jan. 17.

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Buccaneers | To speak with Mike Zimmer for HC job

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 06:41:36 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is scheduled to interview with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, Jan. 16, for their head coaching vacancy.

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Dolphins | Mike Zimmer could have another interview

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 06:33:29 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer could be asked for a second interview with the Miami Dolphins regarding their head coaching vacancy, according to league sources.

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Dolphins | Mike Zimmer could get second interview

Sat, 14 Jan 2012 09:21:59 -0800

The Miami Dolphins may decide to interview Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer for a second time.

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