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All people react differently when faced with awkward situations. Some choose to clam up or lash out, while others do their best to take it in stride.
Count Vikings punter Chris Kluwe among the latter group.
During Saturday's fifth round of the NFL draft, the Vikings chose Jeff Locke, a -- you guessed it -- punter out of UCLA.
Seeing as how teams rarely burn picks on punters or kickers, it's certainly an ominous sign for Kluwe. ESPN's Kevin Seifert reported this "probably means the end" of his eight-year career in Minnesota.
But the 31-year-old, who's known as something of a joker, tweeted a humorous reaction to the selection of Locke, who ironically shares an alma mater with Kluwe.
He should hope he doesn't go the way of Globo-Gym.
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According to 1500ESPN.com, there’s a chance the Minnesota Vikings could end up re-visiting the idea of bringing in former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher. It remains unclear coming out of the draft what the Vikings will do to fill the hole created at middle linebacker when Jasper Brinkley signed as a free agent with the Arizona Cardinals. The Vikings took two linebackers on Saturday...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes and Cordarrelle Patterson finally made their way to Minnesota on Friday morning, finishing a whirlwind NFL draft tour started at Radio City Music Hall in New York City the night before.
The trio the newest Minnesota Vikings after being taken with the 23rd, 25th, and 29th selections were picked up from the airport in a limousine...
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Christian Ponder texted his wife and ESPN reporter Samantha Ponder that Aaron Rodgers got a fairly large extension and the exchange was very human and wonderful. Aaron just inked a new deal with the Packers which makes it so he has the largest salary in NFL history, and meanwhile Christian who is quarterback for the Vikings and making quite less was running errands at Walmart for...
With the Minnesota Vikings' first pick of the first round, at number 23, they jumped on the chance to select Florida's Sharrif Floyd, who surprisingly was still available. Overall, it was a big night for Minnesota, who via trades, were very busy with three picks.
Sharrif Floyd was a junior who decided he was ready and declared for the NFL Draft with hi stock as high as...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. General manager Rick Spielman and the Minnesota Vikings worked overtime on the first night of the NFL Draft, securing three first-round picks and even making an under-the-radar move in free agency Thursday to pick up backup defensive end Lawrence Jackson.
Friday might end up going down as a day of rest.
The Vikings drafted Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd...
1.29 Minnesota Vikings Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee (6-2, 216)
Cordarrelle Patterson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the 29th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. The Vikings traded back into the 1st round with the Patriots to acquire this pick giving them a total of three 1st round picks on the day. In taking Patterson they continued to upgrade their wide receiving...
When the Minnesota Vikings announced they were giving up their second (No. 52), third (No. 83), fourth (No. 120), and seventh (No. 229) round picks to the New England Patriots, ESPN was confident that it was so the Vikings could pick up Manti Te’o.
Well, ESPN was absolutely wrong.
The Vikings gave up their later picks to draft Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe believes his days with the team may be numbered and said his pro gay marriage stance could be the reason he might lose his job.
On Sunday, Kluwe said he is starting to sense that rumors surrounding whether or not he will be released from the team will soon become "distractions."
"It’s a shame that in a league with players...
According to the Pioneer Press, the Minnesota Vikings will release their new stadium design on May 13th.
The schematic design of the $975 million Vikings stadium will be unveiled at 7 p.m. May 13 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority said Saturday, April 27.
It will be the public’s first look at what the new home of the Vikings, scheduled...
Minnesota Vikings to sign Duron Carter, son of Hall of Fame
receiver Cris Carter.
Duron Carter was supposed to be the next big then when he committed to Ohio State and tried to follow in the footsteps of his father, Hall of Fame wide receiver, Cris Carter.
Instead Duron struggled to adjust, floating from Ohio State to Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, and from Alabama to Florida Atlantic during an odyssey repeatedly derailed by academic woes.
His father put...
The Minnesota Vikings have taken Florida State defensive tackle Everett Dawkins with the 229th overall selection in the seventh round.
Dawkins is a teammate of Vikings first-round draft pick Xavier Rhodes.
The Vikings originally traded this pick to New England on Thursday night as part of the package that allowed them to move up and take Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The instant reaction of the Minnesota Vikings' draft started immediately after Minnesota went bold and picked three players in the first round, with analysts lauding the moves made by Vikings general manager Rick Spielman.
All three players were considered first-round talents and Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle...
Duron Carter and Nate Montana will both get chances to make the roster of their fathers former teams.
Carter, the son of Cris Carter, will get a chance to make the Minnesota Vikings after getting a camp invite. The son of Joe Montana has received a similar fate as the 49ers have reportedly invited Nate Montana to minicamp.
A minicamp invite does not spell an automatic roster spot...