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The Locked On Vikings Podcast is your daily source for Minnesota Vikings news and analysis. Luke Braun is on a journey to better understand the Minnesota Vikings & professional football, and you're welcome to copy his homework. Breaking down every player, every play, and every headline that grips Skol Nation. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/12/17 -- Offense Shines ...
Sam Ekstrom rehashes everything he witnessed Monday night at U.S. Bank Stadium, as the Vikings moved to 1-0.
20 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/11/17 -- Vikings-Saints ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels recap all their observations from Week 1 and give their final predictions for Vikings-Saints.
24 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/8/17 -- Weekend Picks Wi...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Arif Hasan to recap the Chiefs win over New England and pick the NFC North games.
22 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/7/17 -- Peterson's Impac...
Sam Ekstrom digs into a couple timely topics after his daily trip to Winter Park.
11 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/6/17 -- Locker Hierarchi...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels relive the 2009 NFC Championship Game as Sage explains what went wrong on Brett Favre's infamous late-game interception.
20 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/5/17 -- How Will Adrian ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels take a look back on some of the weekend's notable moves and begin previewing the Saints game.
16 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/4/17 -- Possible Reasons...
Sam Ekstrom analyzes the Vikings' roster cuts.
17 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 9/1/17 -- Preseason Finale...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels review the Vikings' preseason loss to the Dolphins and discuss what happens during cut day.
20 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/31/17 -- Vikings Roster:...
Sam Ekstrom explains who has the edge to make the roster and who is on the outside looking in.
16 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/30/17 -- Fourth Preseaso...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss what's at stake in Preseason Game No. 4, how the Cutler-Gase participation will work and their stories of odd placekickers.
18 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/29/17 -- Robert Land Des...
Locked On Texans host Robert Land describes the destruction in Houston from Hurricane Harvey.
23 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/28/17 -- A Monday of Mix...
The Vikings win, but Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels think there's plenty to be concerned about with the first-team offense and defense.
17 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/25/17 -- Vikings-Niners ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss which sport coaches impact the most, then they transition to discussing the Vikings' third preseason game.
19 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/24/17 -- Secondary Talkers
Sam Ekstrom reports on what he saw and heard Wednesday and Vikings practice.
13 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/23/17 -- NFC North Over-...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels go through the over-unders for the NFC North teams' win totals.
16 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/22/17 -- O-Line Rotation...
Sam Ekstrom elaborates on some of his findings from Monday's Vikings practice.
13 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/21/17 -- Eclipse Talk & ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels are getting ready for the big eclipse. They also give their big takeaways from the loss to Seattle on Friday night.
19 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/18/17 -- Seahawks-Viking...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss Friday night's second preseason game between the Vikings and Seahawks.
16 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/16/17 -- Latavius Murray...
Sam Ekstrom replays interviews with Latavius Murray and Laquon Treadwell from Tuesday's practice as both players try to recover from injuries.
15 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/15/17 -- Sage and Sam Ta...
Sam Ekstrom asks Sage Rosenfels his thoughts on the Vikings departing Mankato, the team's notable injuries and which former Viking will have the greatest impact on their new team.
18 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/14/17 -- What I Missed O...
Sam Ekstrom gets caught up on injury reports and coaches' press conferences from the weekend of Vikings practices.
12 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/11/17 -- Vikings Win & S...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels break down Minnesota's 17-10 preseason win over Buffalo, how Dalvin Cook looked and why the Vikings are so good in the preseason.
20 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/10/17 -- Vikings Gameday...
Sam Ekstrom takes Twitter and Facebook questions in advance of Thursday's first preseason game.
17 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/9/17 -- 5 Players Up, 5 ...
Sam Ekstrom goes through players who improved their stock and hurt their stock during training camp.
15 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/8/17 -- Interviews With ...
Sam Ekstrom has more Vikings audio on the final day of practice -- ever -- in Mankato.
10 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/7/17 -- Daniel House Tal...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Daniel House of Vikings Corner to discuss his biggest observations from Saturday's night scrimmage, as well as other training camp talkers.
15 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/4/17 -- Rodney Adams & T...
Sam Ekstrom has exclusives with Rodney Adams and Taylor Heinicke and reviews practice with Luke Inman and Arif Hasan.
15 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/3/17 -- Camp Talk With E...
Sam Ekstrom sits down with Daily Norseman writer Eric Thompson to get his insights on camp so far.
16 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/2/17 -- Exclusive With J...
Sam Ekstrom discusses the Vikings' unique three-headed running back situation, chats with Jerick McKinnon and plays some fascinating Pat Shurmur audio.
13 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 8/1/17 -- Emptying the Voi...
Sam Ekstrom replays four pieces of intriguing sound from Mankato interviews.
16 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/31/17 -- Winners and Los...
Sam Ekstrom chats with Arif Hasan and Luke Inman about who's holding their own and who's falling behind at training camp.
16 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/28/17 -- Matthew Coller ...
Sam Ekstrom speaks with 1500ESPN's Matthew Coller about his memories of Mankato, his thoughts on the QB situation and the status of the team he used to cover, the Buffalo Bills.
20 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/27/17 -- Live From Bonfi...
Sam Ekstrom and Luke Inman talk Vikings and give away prizes during an hour of training camp talk at Bonfire in Mankato.
60 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/26/17 -- Day 2 Rookie Re...
Sam Ekstrom and Arif Hasan discuss the play of each drafted rookie thus far in training camp.
14 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/25/17 -- Day 1 Impressio...
Sam Ekstrom recaps the first day of action in Mankato.
16 min
536
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/24/17 -- Live Training C...
Sam Ekstrom reports live from Mankato at the first full day of Vikings training camp. He has interviews with two players and two reporters.
9 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/21/17 -- Handicapping th...
Sam Ekstrom breaks down the odds for the 2017 Mr. Mankato.
14 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/19/17 -- Mankato Memories
Sam Ekstrom reflects on what Mankato has meant to Vikings fans in light of the news that Minnesota will be switching training camp facilities in 2018.
11 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/17/17 -- Arif Hasan's Tr...
Sam Ekstrom continues speaking with Arif Hasan about all the important questions leading up to Mankato.
29 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/15/17 -- Arif Hasan's Tr...
Sam Ekstrom asks Arif Hasan all the pressing questions to get you ready for training camp.
30 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/12/17 -- Minnesota Vikin...
Sam Ekstrom ranks the eight primary position coaches on the Minnesota Vikings.
9 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/10/17 -- How to Fix the ...
In honor of the Home Run Derby, Sam Ekstrom suggests how the NFL can fix its All-Star festivities.
12 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/7/17 -- The Top 10 Most ...
Sam Ekstrom plays off the Star Tribune countdown of the most important Vikings and guesses their Top 10.
13 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 7/5/17 -- Top Five Tight E...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels continue their position rankings with the top five tight ends in the NFL. They also drop a couple fascinating Aaron Hernandez nuggets.
21 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/30/17 -- Brett Favre as ...
Sam Ekstrom wonders if Brett Favre would make a good NFL coach, and he ranks the top draft picks based on their likelihood to make an early impact.
12 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/28/17 -- Floyd's Jail Se...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels try to discern what Michael Floyd's one-day jail sentence means for his NFL suspension, and they attempt to label the top five receivers in football.
16 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/26/17 -- The Kombucha De...
Sam Ekstrom believes Michael Floyd and the Vikings might be telling the truth, and reviews his recent story on Danielle Hunter's next steps.
9 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/23/17 -- Top 5 NFL Runni...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels rank their favorite NFL running backs, touch on the Derek Carr extension and discuss the big Jimmy Butler trade for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
15 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/21/17 -- Michael Floyd's...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss what will happen with Michael Floyd and evaluate the offseasons of the NFC North teams.
11 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/19/17 -- Brent Salazar, ...
Sam Ekstrom addresses the latest Vikings news that Michael Floyd tested positive for alcohol and the team needs a new strength and conditioning coach.
8 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/16/17 -- Moss's Legacy, ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels put a cap on the end of Vikings mini-camp, discuss Randy Moss's career and preview the AFC West division.
16 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/15/17 -- Randy Moss and ...
Sam Ekstrom odes Randy Moss's career and recalls Ahmad Rashad's finest moment as a Viking.
17 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/13/17 -- Mini-Camp Report
Sam Ekstrom reports on everything he saw at Vikings mini-camp on Tuesday.
9 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/9/17 -- AFC South Previe...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels talk about the AFC South division, Dalvin Cook's projections and the NBA Finals.
19 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/8/17 -- 53-Man Roster Ov...
Sam Ekstrom outlines his first projection for the Vikings' 53-man roster.
8 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/7/17 -- AFC East Preview...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels review Tuesday's OTA practice, discuss the Vikings' top three quarterbacks and preview the AFC East division.
21 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/6/17 -- Instant OTA Reac...
Sam Ekstrom reports on everything he saw and heard Tuesday morning at Winter Park.
11 min
558
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/5/17 -- Battles to Watch...
Sam Ekstrom describes three position battles that are too close to call at this stage.
11 min
559
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/2/17 -- AFC North Previe...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels visit some of the biggest stories of the week for the Vikings, preview the AFC North and give their NBA Finals predictions.
21 min
560
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 6/1/17 -- Top 5 NFL Play-B...
Sam Ekstrom breaks down his favorite national play-by-play broadcasters in the NFL.
12 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/31/17 -- Teddy Throws & ...
Sam Ekstrom reports on the second OTA session available to the media.
11 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/30/17 -- OTA Lookahead &...
Sam Ekstrom looks back at OTA #1 and looks ahead to OTA #2. He also reports on the signing of three more draft picks.
13 min
563
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/26/17 -- NFC South Previ...
Sam Ekstrom breaks down arguably the best division in the NFC and outlines the drama surrounding the Vikings rookies' resistance to sign.
10 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/25/17 -- Draft Class Tal...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Luke Inman as they discuss the outlook for the 2016 and 2017 draft classes.
22 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/24/17 -- OTA Report From...
Sam Ekstrom gives his quick-trigger observations from Winter Park after the Vikings' OTA practice.
7 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/23/17 -- Zimmer's Eye & ...
Sam Ekstrom adds some more detail to Monday's report about Mike Zimmer. He also breaks down the team's linebacker position.
11 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/22/17 -- Mike Zimmer Tak...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels react to the news that Mike Zimmer will be taking time off to heal his eyes. They also discuss the state of the NFC West and debate the new overtime rule proposal.
20 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/19/17 -- NFC East Previe...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the current state of the NFC East, what ESPN thinks of the Vikings offseason and other important topics such as Topgolf, ice baths and Bud Grant's garage sale.
21 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/18/17 -- Takeaways From ...
Sam Ekstrom rehashes everything he learned from getting a sneak peek at the Vikings brand new practice facility.
13 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/17/17 -- The Worst QB Si...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels delve into the league's worst QB situations and look ahead to the first significant tour of the Vikings' new facility in Eagan.
20 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/16/17 -- Truncated Arif ...
Sam Ekstrom speaks to Vikings writer Arif Hasan and breaks news of a roster move.
11 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/15/17 -- OTA Lookahead &...
Sam Ekstrom lists off what he'd like to see from the Vikings at OTAs and breaks down his recent article on the team's quarterbacks.
12 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/12/17 -- #AskTheSage
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels answer Twitter questions on the Vikings' offseason and roster make-up.
16 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/11/17 -- Michael Floyd S...
Sam Ekstrom opines on the Michael Floyd acquisition and how the offensive line will shape up.
12 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/10/17 -- 4 Players Who M...
Sam Ekstrom lists off four Vikings who he believes must get better for the team to have success.
11 min
576
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/9/17 -- Position Battles...
Sam Ekstrom explores several key position battles for the Vikings and addresses the report of Minnesota pursuing the 2022 or 2023 NFL Draft.
15 min
577
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/8/17 -- QB Confusion, Re...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss their main takeaways from Vikings rookie camp.
18 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/5/17 -- Vikings Talking ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels hit on a number of topics, including the Vikings' interest in Michael Floyd, Jay Cutler's move to broadcasting, the best situation for new coaches and more.
19 min
579
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/4/17 -- 3 Stories on 3 R...
Sam Ekstrom spotlights three Vikings rookies who will be attending rookie mini-camp beginning on Friday.
11 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/3/17 -- Over/Unders, Roo...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss Sage's article on the Bears' strange draft, glance at the NFC North over/unders and preview Vikings rookie camp.
23 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/2/17 -- Bridgewater's Ne...
Sam Ekstrom discusses yesterday's rogue report on Teddy Bridgewater's recovery, the Vikings' fifth-year option decisions and plays a clip of Corey Chavous from "The Draft Rap"
20 min
582
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 5/1/17 -- Overviewing a Ma...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels begin analyzing the Vikings' draft class, particularly Dalvin Cook and Pat Elflein, their first two selections.
24 min
583
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/28/17 -- Day 1 Draft Recap
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the early run on quarterbacks, the surprising lack of offensive linemen picked and which team had the best haul.
18 min
584
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/27/17 -- Draft Day Has A...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by draft expert Luke Inman to preview what might happen in the first round and whether the Vikings will be involved.
19 min
585
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/26/17 -- Spielman Press ...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels give their impressions on Rick Spielman's pre-draft press conference and continue discussing whether New Orleans is a good fit for Adrian Peterson.
25 min
586
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/25/17 -- Adrian Peterson...
Sam Ekstrom opines on Adrian Peterson's signing with the New Orleans Saints. He also replays an interview he conducted with OL prospect Chase Roullier.
26 min
587
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/24/17 -- NFL.com Mock, S...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels continue their draft discussions by evaluating a strange NFL.com mock, Warren Sapp's controversial remarks and the risks of players who have character issues.
22 min
588
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/21/17 -- Full Schedule B...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels break down the Vikings schedule in its entirety.
19 min
589
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/20/17 -- Jon Ledyard Tal...
NFL Draft insider Jon Ledyard of Locked On NFL Draft discusses the depth of the middle rounds, Team Feeney vs Team Dawkins and Joe Mixon's draftability.
21 min
590
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/19/17 -- Thoughts on Her...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels address the disturbing news about Aaron Hernandez, then touch on Sage's latest article breaking down the various levels of QB need.
16 min
591
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/18/17 -- Luke Inman Talk...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by draft analyst Luke Inman to discuss tight ends, running backs and other Minnesota Vikings possibilities in the draft.
26 min
592
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/17/17 -- Robison's Retir...
Sam Ekstrom talks Brian Robison's retirement schedule, Mike Zimmer's eyes and Vikings draft needs.
11 min
593
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/14/17 -- An Ode to Roone...
Sam Ekstrom discusses the passing of Dan Rooney and the Pioneer Press's fascinating feature on Terence Newman.
11 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/13/17 -- A New McShay Mo...
Sam Ekstrom highlights some of the most notable Vikings stories of the day and replays an interview with Temple prospect Dion Dawkins.
17 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/12/17 -- Best Fits For Q...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss where the top quarterback prospects should go, why Adrian Peterson can't sign a contract and how invested Sage's former teammates were in the draft.
15 min
596
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/11/17 -- Preseason Sched...
Sam Ekstrom breaks down the Vikings preseason schedule and reviews an interesting Star Tribune story about a pair of historic Minnesota drafts.
12 min
597
LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/10/17 -- Patriots' Banne...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels dig into the most interesting NFL stories of the day and are both surprised where the Vikings are ranked in CBS Sports' Power Rankings.
19 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/7/17 -- Adrian Visits Ne...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels talk about Adrian Peterson's next stop, the deep running back draft class and Richard Sherman's future in Seattle.
20 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/6/17 -- Bill Huber Talks...
Sam Ekstrom is joined by Locked On Packers host Bill Huber to get the lowdown on Green Bay's offseason.
21 min
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LOCKED ON VIKINGS -- 4/5/17 -- Romo to CBS & To...
Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss Tony Romo's departure from football to pursue broadcasting. They also dissect the top-tier of QBs in the NFL Draft.
21 min