Posted July 03, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Audie Cole
TEAMS: Minnesota Vikings
Audie Cole touched on a number of interesting subjects at the NFL Scouting Combine, before he was a seventh-round draft choice of the Vikings, including his Senior Bowl experience with Vikings coaches, his long hair, his best linebacker position, and being a former quarterback and boxer.

Vikings QB coach: Ponder has “come light years”

Getty Images Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson says that second-year quarterback Christian Ponder is playing a lot better than he did as a rookie last season. “I think there’s no question, he’s come light years,” Johnson said, according to “Obviously, getting a chance to work out a lot of the kinks, a lot of the problems that you find out...

Vikings’ Kevin Williams wants an extension

Getty Images According to Jeremy Fowler of St. Paul Pioneer Press, defensive tackle Kevin Williams told him that he’s approached the Minnesota Vikings  about a contract extension. Williams is slated to make $7 million in 2012, which is the final year of his current deal. He also has an option that would pay him $16.76 for 2013-2014 seasons. “They might not feel the same way...

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Vikings' Frazier heading on USO Tour

Leslie Frazier is joining other former head coaches to visit U.S. Troops in the Persian Gulf.

Packers and Brett Favre to reconcile?

Getty Images Former Green Bay Packers president Bob Harlan has a plan to try to get Brett Favre and the Packers to reconcile. He hoping to get Favre to attend Mike Holmgren’s induction into the Packers Hall of Fame. “We had a meeting about two months ago and talked about who should be invited back — Jon Gruden, Andy Reid, people like that,” said Harlan, per ESPNMilwaukee...

Frazier, Cowher, Mangini visit troops on USO tour

Current and former NFL coaches Leslie Frazier, Bill Cowher, Eric Mangini and Ben Kotwica are visiting U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf this week as part of a USO tour. The Minnesota Vikings' Frazier says ''it seemed like a small thing to do for all they do.'' This is the second such trip for Cowher, the retired Pittsburgh Steelers coach who now works for CBS...

Allen, Ware and Miller eye-up 25 sack seasons

(Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) Last week, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen—who led the NFL with 22 sacks last season—was asked how many sacks a player could record in one season.  To which Allen responded, “I think 25 is possible.  Somebody will eventually reach that, it will be reached one year.” How about this year? In 2011, four different players recorded...
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