Robert "BJ" Reidell

Sports Reporter

St. Paul, Minn.

Robert "BJ" Reidell

Vikings Territory Content Coordinator/Team Reporter and Co-Host of About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast.


Special Teams Excellence Hinges on Brothers, Kearse

Extra-point bathroom breaks are a weekly routine for many fans, and others even have had the audacity to challenge whether or not kickers and punters qualify as “football players”. This perception is rooted in a very simple, elementary-level dynamic: Six points will always be more than three, and, correspondingly, field goals will always finish second to touchdowns.
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Floyd Ready for Redemption: “It’s About What You Do Next”

Vikings Territory EXCLUSIVE interview with new Minnesota Vikings wide receiver and Minnesota native Michael Floyd.
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Time is Now for Kentrell Brothers

Both the Minnesota Vikings' interior offensive line and defensive tackle groups will likely receive an upgrade at some point during the draft, but another concerning weakness on defense remains — linebacker. Could second-year Missouri product Kentrell Brothers be the answer?
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U-Mary loads up on d-backs, continues building depth

The 2015 season certainly did not go according to plan for Josh Kotelnicki’s Marauders, but a 28-man recruiting class filled with talent should assure a bright future for the U-Mary football program. "We are very excited about our 2017 Marauders football recruiting class," Kotelnicki said in a statement.
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Adam Thielen: Undrafted to Unstoppable

After becoming just the fifth player in franchise history to record a 200-yard receiving game last Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, Thielen enters the final week of the 2016 season with 68 receptions, five touchdowns and 960 receiving yards — just 40 shy of becoming the first Vikings pass-catcher to cross the 1,000-yard plateau since Sidney Rice did so back in 2009.
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Danielle Hunter: A Sack Artist in the Making

Minnesota Vikings edge-rusher and 2015 3rd-round pick Danielle Hunter is quickly establishing himself as one of the most feared pass-rushers in the NFL ... and he's only 22 years old.
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Zenner, Lions Take Aim at Season Sweep of Vikings

Divisional game matchups always seem to have a special feel. The stakes are inherently higher, familiarity with the opposition breeds competitive matchups and bragging rights are always in play regardless of NFL standing. When control of the NFC North and the inside track to win a division championship are at stake, however, the stakes are raised to an unprecedented level and every snap is treated with the utmost importance.
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Vikings Training Camp: ‘Terminator’ Kearse Learning the Ropes

The Minnesota Vikings traded in their bucket hats for shoulder pads on Sunday afternoon, marking the true beginning of what expects to be a highly competitive training camp at Blakeslee Stadium in Mankato, Minn. Following a season that saw the Vikings claim the NFC North division and return to the postseason for the first time since 2012, Minnesota has the luxury of penciling in many of its expected Week 1 starters in late July.
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Vikings crank up the intensity at training camp

NFL training camp doesn’t truly begin until pads are put on, and the Minnesota Vikings certainly reinforced this notion during practice on Monday afternoon. The team’s second day practicing in full pads and fourth afternoon training session since arriving at Minnesota State University-Mankato on July 28 was highlighted by a pair of scuffles.
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Mackensie Alexander the Great

One of the greatest luxuries teams with few roster holes have is the ability to draft without urgency. Organizations like the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers have managed to remain steady Super Bowl contenders over the course of the past decade in large part because their consistently strong draft classes.
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Anthony Barr: The Limitless Vikings Linebacker

“With the ninth pick in 2014 NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Anthony Barr, linebacker, UCLA,” commissioner Roger Goodell announced at the podium. The crowd at Radio City Music Hall in New York City was not happy. “Booooooooo!”. rang a deep, groaning chorus of unhappy Vikings fans. Two years have now passed since general manager Rick Spielman gambled with his selection of a two-year running back turned raw, lean and athletically-gifted pass-rushing specialist.
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No More Excuses for Teddy Bridgewater

Mike Zimmer is as innovative and unique as football coaches come, but he may have stolen a call from Vince Vaughn’s playbook with a comment he directed at Teddy Bridgewater following the free-agent signings of offensive linemen Alex Boone and Andre Smith. “When we were trying to get Andre Smith in here, I had Teddy text him, and Adrian [too],” the Minnesota Vikings head coach said during NFL owners meetings, according to Brian Murphy of the Saint Paul Pioneer Press.
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Robert "BJ" Reidell

Robert "BJ" Reidell has been covering the Minnesota Vikings, NFC North division and professional football since 2014.

Originally from St. Paul, Minn., he is a graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall High School (2010) and Marquette University (2014). Currently, he is the Content Coordinator at Vikings Territory and Co-Host of About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast.

In the past, he has produced sports content in various roles for The Bismarck Tribune, Bleacher Report, NFCN Barroom, Fan Sided and Rant Sports.

His work has been featured in a number of newspapers and online publications including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Plain Dealer, Fargo Forum, Grand Forks Herald, Rochester Post-Bulletin,,, Daily Norseman, Vikings Journal, Scout Vikings and 247 Sports. He has also appeared as a guest on Yahoo! Sports Radio and is regularly featured on The Jimmy B & TC Show (1700 AM KBGG).

Reidell is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, National Sports Media Association and a part of the National Voting Committee in charge of determining the recipient of the Fred Biletnikoff Award.



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