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Sam Ekstrom is a Zone Coverage staff writer covering the Minnesota Vikings and Golden Gophers basketball. He is a high school play-by-play voice, primarily at BCTV and Prep Spotlight, and a former sports radio host at 105 The Ticket. Follow Sam on Twitter @SamEkstrom.

Taking Inventory of the 2019 Vikings Draft Class

With their largest draft class in the history of the modern seven-round draft, the Minnesota Vikings brought a healthy crop of draftees to Eagan. Let's...

Vikings Add Veteran Corner Bene Benwikere

In need of cornerback depth, the Minnesota Vikings added a veteran Saturday, signing Bene Benwikere, most recently of the Oakland Raiders. With Holton Hill suspended...

Dru Samia Still Awaiting Opportunity in First Training Camp

EAGAN -- Dru Samia knows what might happen if he gets a chance to play with the first team at Vikings training camp. But the...

Mackensie Alexander ‘Completely Bought In’ Entering Contract Year

EAGAN -- As a rookie second-round pick out of Clemson, Mackensie Alexander showed glimpses in the 2016 preseason, both of his upside as a...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 2 – WR or CB, Cousins, Twitter...

In Hour 2, Sam, Luke, Arif, and Tom are here to answer all your Twitter questions and take some listener calls. We also talk...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 1 – The O-Line Faces Off Against The...

 Sam, Arif, Luke and Tom are in studio to talk more training camp. In this episode we discuss how the offense actually had a better...

Safety Anthony Harris Investing in the Recovery Business

EAGAN -- Any talented NFL safety understands the importance of recovering. As wide receivers look to cross them up with full-speed cuts across the middle...

Who’s Leading the Vikings’ Receiving Race? And What is the Team...

EAGAN -- The Minnesota Vikings brought in a small village to compete for their depth receiver spots. Instead of devoting significant financial resources to a...

Mike Zimmer Eager to See What Linemen Can Do in Pads

EAGAN -- After two full-team practices in shells, the pads will go on Sunday afternoon at Vikings training camp, giving head coach Mike Zimmer...

NOTEBOOK: Rotation Updates, Working Out Corners and a Phil Loadholt Sighting

EAGAN -- There may not be as many noteworthy battles at Vikings training camp as in years past, at least for starting positions. The Vikings...