MANKATO, Minn. — There will be no homecoming for Terence Newman. The Vikings cornerback, who played for the Bengals from 2012-14, said after Tuesday's practice that he would not travel with the team to Cincinnati. He has an injury he wouldn't disclose but said it's not serious. "I'm not going," he said. The Vikings will have joint practices with the Bengals on Wednesday and Thursday and play them in a preseason game Friday at Paul Brown Stadium.
MANKATO, Minn. — Mike Zimmer is not a sentimental guy, but the sometimes-gruff Vikings coach admitted that returning to Cincinnati this week could get emotional. The Vikings will hold joint practices with the Bengals on Wednesday and Thursday before the teams meet in Friday's preseason opener at Paul Brown Stadium. Zimmer was Cincinnati's defensive coordinator from 2008-13 before becoming the Vikings' head coach in 2014.
MINNEAPOLIS — State leaders have offered their cooperation in Minneapolis’ bid to host Super Bowl LII in 2018. But they’ve drawn a line when it comes to making salaries from players on the two teams exempt from state taxation.