Found October 09, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Brian Robison has made himself a home in Minnesota and a career with the Minnesota Vikings. When the opportunity arose to stay in Minnesota, Robison had his representation work out a deal to stay with the Vikings so he could spend his entire career with one team. The ability to do a bit of fishing in the state's 10,000 lakes didn't hurt either. "Obviously it's a great place to go bass fishing so I'm happy about that," Robison said, an avid fisherman from Texas. Robison, 30, agreed to terms a four-year extension with Minnesota on Wednesday, securing at least one piece along a defensive line with pending free agents in Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, Everson Griffen and Fred Evans. Robison was set to become a free agent, too, but he agreed to a deal worth 28 million, 12 million in guarantees and a 5 million signing bonus, according to the Associated Press. "I think in any player's mind, any time you have an opportunity to hit ...

Ponder refers to Vikings signing Josh Freeman as 'disappointing'

A lot can change in a span of two weeks in the NFL, and Vikings backup quarterback Christian Ponder knows that all too well. Ponder was sitting comfortably in the starter spot until two weeks ago, when he went out with a rib injury and backup Matt Cassel stepped in. Since then, the team has brought embattled QB Josh Freeman into the mix, and he new depth chart scenario is something...

Vikings Release McLeod Bethel-Thompson

To make room for new quarterback the Vikings have released quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson. This doesn’t come as a shocker as he was clearly the odd-man out int he current quarterback situation. McLeod Bethel-Thompson has always intrigued fans with his ability and big arm. The former Sacremento St. quarterback was the Vikings 3rd string quarterback in 2012 but has yet to see...

Christian Ponder: Vikings QB situation is ‘disappointing and frustrating’

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is not happy with his new situation in Minnesota. Ponder has been cleared to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, but said the coaches have told him he won’t be starting. “Some of the dynamics of this organization have changed obviously with brining in Josh [Freeman],” Ponder said via “I would be lying if I didn’t...

Don't Worry, We Have Shirtless Pictures of Josh Freeman

Josh Freeman was introduced as the newest member of the Minnesota Vikings yesterday, and the biggest question that was raised was; Are there any shirtless pictures of Josh Freeman? Well, you are in luck, because yes there are. AND SO MUCH MORE. First, let's get to know Mr. Freeman a little bit more. If you watch his welcome interview on, one big item you...

Adrian Peterson misses practice, spotted in South Dakota

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ended up missing practice for personal reasons, but was spotted Little Coalinga Bar and Grill in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, according to Jane Bammert, the owner of the bar and grill says Peterson didn’t say why he was in town. “They didn’t offer, and I didn’t ask,” Bammert said. The Vikings stated on Thursday that Peterson...

Can Adrian Peterson rush for two straight 2000 yard seasons?

Adrian Peterson rushed for 2097 yards last season after he returned from a horrible knee injury. Peterson has been so amazing this year already that he is on pace to break his record from last year.  In just four games, Peterson has racked up 421 yards averaging 4.6 yards per carry.  Peterson is already 89 […]

Freeman gets to work in Minnesota

Let the crash course begin. Josh Freeman practiced for the first time with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday, three days after he was signed to eventually be their starting quarterback. With the Vikings sitting at a precarious 1-3 heading into a game against Carolina on Sunday, Freeman is trying to absorb a brand new offense and get on the same page with a new set of teammates...

Vikings McLeod Bethel-Thompson Claimed by 49ers

When the Vikings released McLeod Bethel-Thompson to sign Josh Freeman we all knew there was a chance he would get claimed on waivers. Well, that is exactly what happened. The San Francisco 49ers claimed the 25 year old quarterback. McLeod Bethel-Thompson spent some time back in 2011 with the 49ers so there is familiarity there. To make room for the quarterback the 49ers released...

ROSTER MOVES: Robison Re-Signs, Bethel-Thompson Experiment Over

The Minnesota Vikings had some fairly, non-quarterback related roster moves occur this week, to everyone's surprise. Well ... Not ONLY related quarterback moves. Either way, they were both good.  The Vikings offered a contract extension to defensive end Brian Robison, who signed it as fast as he could, to the tune of 4 years, $28 Million with $13 Million guaranteed. At the...

Jared Allen hasn't had contract talks with Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Jared Allen returned to the Minnesota Vikings this season, entering the final year of his contract and was pleased the team didn't ask him to restructure the six-year deal the two sides agreed to in 2008. Allen, 31, was due a base salary of 14.28 million this season and Minnesota was looking for salary cap space. Veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield was...

Vikings sign Robison to four-year extension

The Vikings got one of their pending free agents on the defensive line sewed up, signing Brian Robison to a four-year extension.

Christian Ponder On The Outs In Minnesota?

As we mentioned earlier in the day, all signs suggest that the Vikings will start Matt Cassel at quarterback against the Panthers on Sunday, despite Christian Ponder being cleared to play. HC Leslie Frazier was not willing to reveal who the starter will be this weekend, but Sean Jensen reports that Cassel received ”most, if not all” of the first-team reps during Thursday”s...

Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings: 2013 Week 6 NFL Pick

Carolina Panthers (1-3) at Minnesota Vikings (1-3) I can’t quit the Panthers. They’re clearly not going 12-4 like I thought they would at the start of the season. I can admit that because it’s clearly wrong and because I was right about pretty much everything else. But they’re not as bad as they’ve looked. They could easily be 3-1 right now. They are outscoring opponents...

Panthers-Vikings Preview

Shaky quarterback play has been at the root of the Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers' problems thus far. Their Week 6 matchup Sunday in Minnesota could mark the final game before Josh Freeman takes over for the Vikings, while Carolina is counting on Cam Newton to turn things around. Freeman practiced with Minnesota (1-3) for the first time Wednesday since signing with...

Minnesota Vikings: 2013 Week 6 NFL Power Rankings (#29)

Last week: 29 (+0) Record: 1-3 On bye.
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