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Following their recent tradition, the Minnesota Vikings have begun to sign their first-round picks on the day the team is reporting to Mankato, Minn., for the start of training camp.
Last year, No. 4 overall pick Matt Kalil signed on reporting day, and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, selected with the No. 23 overall pick in April's draft signed Thursday. Floyd is the first of three first-round selections for Minnesota to sign.
"He's quick twitch," Vikings defensive coordinator Alan Williams said of Floyd at minicamp in June. "He can anchor in the run. He's very disruptive at the (3-technique) and he has good pass rush moves. I know his stats may not have shown it. But he's been tremendous in these (organized team activities). He's another one we can't wait to get the pads on to kind of see what happens when we get the pads on, if he's still productive.
"And the one thing about him," Williams added of Floyd, "I was just me...
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"YEAH, IT’S BEING USED"
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has no doubts that HGH is used by some NFL players, saying, "They’re going to try to get that edge, get that advantage."
MANKATO, Minn. A welcome sight as the Minnesota Vikings began training camp practices Friday was the lack of players relegated to the sidelines, in particular starting center John Sullivan, who missed the team's offseason workouts because he was recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee.
Sullivan, who played through the injury at the end of last season and then...
SHUT YOUR STUPID MOUTH. Football is back. And all your arguments are invalid.
Time with the family? Ha! Good luck, nerd. Gonna maybe catch a Twins game at the end of the season? Sure! If you want to be punched in your dumb, fat face. Maybe you'll go out on a boat and enjoy the last days of summer? Well ... Yeah, probably I guess. That's likely fine. BUT YOU BETTER GOD...
Vikings Training Camp Cornerback Battle
The Vikings cornerback position took on a small facelift since last year, but when all is said and done they could be better in 2013 than 2012. The top 3 corners for the Vikings will be veteran Chris Cook, rookie Xavier Rhodes and 2nd year corner Josh Robinson. After these three guys it is a crap shoot on which corners will make the final roster...
MANKATO, Minn. -- Adrian Peterson heard the skepticism from people last year, even opposing players, as he returned from reconstructive knee surgery to challenge the NFL's single-season rushing mark and win the MVP.
He heard the whispers that his recovery was owed to more than just genetics and hard work. He knew there were rumblings that maybe he wasn't "clean."...
Hello PJD fans, followers, and lurkers. If you are a periodic reader of this site and my name seems unfamiliar to you right about now … let me introduce myself. No, I'm not the next "woman" to give my "view looking in." And no, I didn't hack my way into the system to take over and rule PJD (yet). I'm definitely not a sexy Vikings cheerleader, nor...
Below is the full list of Vikings that will be reporting to training camp. Only a matter of time before this list starts to dwindle.
3 Blair Walsh K
4 McLeod Bethel-Thompson QB
6 James Vandenberg QB
7 Christian Ponder QB
8 Erik Highsmith WR
11 Stephen Burton WR
12 Jeff Locke P
14 Joe Webb WR
15 Greg Jennings WR
16 Matt Cassel QB
17 Jarius Wright WR
18 Chris Summers WR
19 Adam Thielen...
Embracing the challenge has always been a part of Adrian Peterson's persona.
Following his quick comeback from reconstructive knee surgery, surpassing the 2,000-yard mark and the league MVP award last season for the Minnesota Vikings, Peterson said Friday he'd eagerly accept another test: for human growth hormone.
The NFL and the players union have been working on an agreement...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Coach Mike McCarthy has heard the comments of former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings. With Jennings continually taking jabs at the team that he played seven years for, McCarthy had a comeback ready for the seemingly scorned 29-year-old who signed this offseason with the division-rival Minnesota Vikings.
"When you put on that purple, something...
Greg Jennings has a new contract, lots of money, and a new place to call home.
Jennings though hasn’t forgotten where he came from, and has been delivering scathing commentary regarding his former team in Green Bay.
Jennings once again reached out to the Star Tribune to give his opinion, and during his interview, he stated that he felt “it was difficult for Aaron Rodgers to hold...
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn't too concerned with the verbal jabs Greg Jennings has been taking at Aaron Rodgers.
Jennings signed with the Minnesota Vikings in the offseason, the latest big-name Packer to join Green Bay's archrivals. McCarthy joked Thursday that, ''When you put on that purple, something happens to you.'' Brett Favre wound up...
Coach Mike McCarthy responds to Greg Jennings' latest criticism of his former quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.