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Former 4th round pick and defensive tackle Christian Ballard has left the Vikings citing “personal reasons”. It appears he will be gone for at least this full week and possibly more. As of now not many details. Ballard was pretty close to a lock on making the final 53 man roster, but this news could put him right along side the other bubble players. With such a good amount of depth along the defensive line the Vikings could now look to a younger guy like a Chase Baker, Anthony McCloud, or Everette Dawkins.
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The Vikings officially have wrapped up camp and have 2 preseason games in the books. A few positions are pretty much locked up but we still have a handful of tight battles. With the 3rd and most important preseason game coming up we should get a few hints on who really has a legit shot of making the team.
Below is this weeks prediction of the 53 man roster, a few movers and shakers...
Imagine for a moment that each division in the National Football League put together an All-Star team with players within their respective division. Now imagine there was a tournament between the eight divisions in the league. How does the all-NFC North team stack up against the competition in 2013?
QB: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
RB: Adrian Peterson...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Sharrif Floyd's lingering knee trouble sent him to the operating room and out of the rest of the preseason for the Minnesota Vikings.
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Wide receiver Randy Moss isn’t up for another comeback attempt. At his age, he sees the writing on the wall and is just comfortable where he is right now – behind a desk working for Fox as a studio analyst.
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The Minnesota Vikings have released cornerback Jacob Lacey a week after his arthroscopic knee surgery.
After three seasons with Indianapolis and one with Detroit, Lacey signed with the Vikings. He had a legitimate chance to make the squad with veteran Antoine Winfield no longer on the team. But he was injured early in training camp and didn't play in any exhibition games.
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Despite six seasons in the NFL, Bishop was playing in his first game in over a year. He suffered the torn hamstring that caused him to miss all of last season in the first preseason game of 2012.
A lot had changed for Bishop during the past year. He had...
Adrian Peterson will make his preseason debut for the Minnesota Vikings this week against the San Francisco 49ers.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says his plan is to get the reigning NFL MVP some playing time after sitting Peterson during the first two exhibition games. Frazier would not elaborate on how much he will play his star running back.
Peterson's presence should be a...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--The Minnesota Vikings added a bit of defensive line depth on Tuesday by signing defensive end Spencer Nealy, according to the team's official Twitter account.Nealy, an undrafted rookie out of Texas A&M, spent time this summer with the Detroit Lions but was released on Aug. 1. Nealy was listed by Detroit at 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds. He's played both...
There's not a lot to add to this other than you know this stinks for Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop. Not only because the former Packers Super Bowl jersey was stolen but because the officer investigating the crime is currently on vacation.
So if you see a game-worn Packers No. 55 jersey on eBay give Desmond a call.
Former Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop won a Super Bowl in Green Bay a few years back, but he no longer has the jersey he wore on the battlefield. Over the weekend, Bishop tweeted that his house in California had been broken into and his Super Bowel 45 jersey was stolen. And there’s more to it […]
Joe Webb is fighting for his NFL survival, this time as a wide receiver. He is clearly on the roster bubble, but he is focused on his work ethic, not his work future.