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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Intentional or not, the Minnesota Vikings had a recurring theme during free agency this offseason, taking chances on reclamation projects by signing players coming off significant, sometimes season-ending, injuries.
The approach brought Minnesota around to Chris Carr in early April to help the beleaguered secondary. Carr was coming off an injury-riddled 2011 season when he was limited to nine games, mostly because of a back injury. But Carr is an eight-year veteran, who has six career interceptions, had started 16 games in 2010 for a highly-regarded Baltimore Ravens' defense, and brought return ability with him.
Carr's one-year, 825,000 contract didn't receive much fanfare, but the Vikings are hoping Carr is the type of value addition and veteran influence that can help turn the team's fortunes.
Despite coming to a new team, which runs a different style than he is used, Carr knows he can help the Vikings, especially the young defensive backs o...
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The Vikings added a veteran presence when they signed CB Chris Carr, but the 29-year-old is getting used to Minnesota’s zone coverages after playing primarily man with the Baltimore Ravens. See what Carr had to say about the differences, working with the Vikings’ young CBs and more.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. When the Minnesota Vikings traded back into the end of the first round of April's NFL draft to select Harrison Smith, it was widely believed the team had a certain starter at one of its two safety positions.
Minnesota gave up its early second-round pick and a fourth-round slot to ensure it wouldn't miss the change to acquire Smith. A day later, coach...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The sight of Kyle Rudolph all 6-foot-6, 258 pounds of him split out wide in the Minnesota Vikings' offense is striking, a stark contrast to the slighter receivers typically lined up in the same area.Rudolph, the team's second-round pick in 2011, has found himself in the spot often during organized team activities the past three weeks. It's also...
Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway will continue to host a Father’s Day fundraising 5K run despite tending to the health of his own father. Plus, the new Stadium Authority has been named and next week’s minicamp schedule is set.
Hosts Steve Bennett and Don Russ interview the biggest names in sports media and pop culture each week on Football Nation's The Sports-Casters podcast.
Their guest this week is Ian Rapoport, writer and television personality for NFL.com and the NFL Network.
Ian gives Steve and Don a first hand account of the now legendary "hill races" between Adrian Peterson...
The Vikings lost for winnning last season as their week 16 meaningless victory in Washington was very costly in multiple ways. Minnesota lost all everything RB Adrian Peterson to an ACL/MCL injury and dropped to the #3 draft spot (one spot behind St Louis which got multiple picks from Washington in the RG3 sweepstakes). Despite playing in the loaded NFC North, 2nd year QB Christian...
Did you remember Father's Day is just around the corner? "Oh, ****, no!" Yeah, well ... I'll give you like 20 seconds to go send a card but you done messed up already, you know that right? Regardless, Father's Day holds a special place in our hearts at Purple Jesus Diaries because it helps us be reminded of our favorite father, namely, whichever deity you worship...
Scheduling plays a huge role in the outcome of every NFL season. So the Athlon NFL editors will spend the next month dissecting each and every week...
Joe Webb could be a hidden gem for Dynasty Fantasy Football owners.
Editor’s Note: Our newest writer, Thomas Casale, runs a fantasy football blog at www.ThePigskinGuy.com. His column, “The Fire Sale,” is featured on CNN/SI every week during the NFL season. Thomas started writing about fantasy football in 1998 and his work has been published on a number of different...
By TIM YOTTER
The Vikings and free-agent linebacker Brian Banks are trying to schedule to a workout, but it won't be today, according to a source.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier confirmed the Vikings' interest in Banks Tuesday, saying, "I know in talking to (general manager Rick Spielman) and the scouting staff, that's something that we've talked...