Posted May 30, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Asher Allen
TEAMS: Minnesota Vikings
Cornerback Asher Allen has retired from the NFL after three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced Wednesday.

Vikings sign No. 29 overall pick, DB Smith

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. First-round draft choice Harrison Smith has been at Winter Park this week participating in the Minnesota Vikings' organized team activities. Now he has a full-fledged professional contract to pay him for his services. According to multiple reports, Smith, the No. 29 overall pick in April's draft, has signed a four-year contract, with an option for a...

Peterson's recovery fast even by his standards

MINNEAPOLIS Forget Week 1, Adrian Peterson has his eye on participating during part of training camp for the Minnesota Vikings.Speaking Thursday at the team's annual playground build in Minneapolis, Peterson updated his rehab progress following December knee surgery to repair tears to his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament. Peterson, who had set his goal...

Vikings rookie says following Longwell an 'honor'

Blair Walsh says he would've enjoyed meeting Ryan Longwell. He surely would've benefited from learning from the 16-year veteran, too. But the Minnesota Vikings rookie is on his own now. And that, he says, is a humbling honor. The Vikings began spring practice Tuesday - known around the league as organized team activities - but Walsh said being on top of the depth chart...

Vikes' Harvin 'feels great' after shoulder surgery

Percy Harvin says his surgically repaired shoulder ''feels great'' and he hopes to join the Minnesota Vikings for optional practices as soon as next week. The receiver watched from the sideline Wednesday while the Vikings held a workout. He did some conditioning drills, including running a hill with star running back Adrian Peterson, who is recovering from knee surgery...

QUICK HITS: 2012 NFL Draft-or-Bust Off on Robert Blanton

Welcome to Purple Jesus Diaries' 2012 NFL Draft-or-Bust Off where we cover all items related to the 2012 NFL Draft as pertains to the Minnesota Vikings. At this point in the year, we will continue reviewing this crop of draft picks. We've already looked at Matt Kalil, Harrison Smith, Josh Robinson, Jarius Wright, Rhett Ellison, and Greg Childs, so today we start to...

NFL: Former Georgia Bulldog Asher Allen Hangs Up His Cleats

According to an article published by the West Central Tribune, former Georgia Bulldog defensive back and part-time Minnesota Vikings starter, Asher Allen, has decided to hang up his football cleats for good. …“I didn’t see that coming,” Frazier said after the team held an optional practice. “Everybody has to make decisions that they think are best for them.” Allen was...

Progress will take time in loaded NFC North

As the Minnesota Vikings convene at Winter Park today for the start of organized team activities, they are trying to erase the stigma of a 3-13 record that tied the franchise mark for futility in a 16-game season. The NFL presents rags-to-riches stories every season. Though the players and coaches won't publicly acknowledge the obvious, Minnesota isn't so concerned with...

Percy Harvin not ready to participate in OTA’s

Getty Images According to Jeremy Fowler of, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin hasn’t been participating in OTA’s after undergoing minor offseason shoulder surgery. Harvin isn’t expected to miss a lot of time, but he was only limited to team meetings during Tuesday’s session.  There’s no indication as to when he will participate on the field, at this point.

Frazier: Vikings need Ponder’s leadership

Christian Ponder is expecting to improve the more time he gets in the Vikings offense, but Leslie Frazier is also looking for Ponder to take on more of a leadership role. Frazier sees an increase in Ponder’s confidence and wants to see him “in charge.”

Walsh honored to follow Longwell

Rookie kicker Blair Walsh said he would have liked the chance to learn from Ryan Longwell, but the Vikings made the decision to go with the younger leg. Now Walsh has the task of living up to that trust and fitting in with a kicking unit that had been together a long time.
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