Found January 24, 2013 on
Purple Jesus Diaries:
Now that the 2012 season is over, the Minnesota Vikings and their fans have turned their attention to the 2013 NFL Draft. This week was the first step in that long process, as many college players are showcasing themselves (with shirts on, apparently, which will do them ABSOLUTELY no good, I promise you) for various NFL teams in hopes of being drafted at the Senior Bowl.
Vikings.com has provided good coverage on several of these players fans should watch. Names such as Aaron Dobson, WR from Marshall, Jonathan Jenkins, DT from Georgia, and many others have become hot commodities. Naturally, players at positions like wide receiver, defensive tackle, or line backer all make sense for the Vikings. When you're looking at positions of need on this team, these would largely be the greatest of them.
But of note is that the staff apparently is keeping their eye on the quarterback position as well. This is particularly interesting considering the up and down performance of incumbe...
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No, silly, not a DALLAS Cowboy (Although I wouldn't really mind if he was), I'm talking about a real Cowboy. A Western, gun totin', cowboy boot wearing, Django Unchained lookin', steer wrastlin' Cowboy. Jerome Simpson, Minnesota Vikings receiver (for the time being, anyway) has developed a surprising affliction for the rustic wear.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Blair Walsh acclimated quickly in his rookie season for the Minnesota Vikings. Turns out he understood quickly how to uphold tradition as well.
Walsh, the sixth-round draft pick last year by Minnesota, set several team and league records in his first season for the Vikings and was named the NFC's Pro Bowl kicker. But Walsh also wanted to recognize one of...
The physical gifts that allowed Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to return better than ever from major knee surgery apparently run in the family.
Peterson, in Hawaii for his fifth Pro Bowl, told NFL.com that comparisons can't be made between his return from torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee and the recovery ahead for dynamic...
Minnesota Vikings rookie left tackle Matt Kalil is headed to Hawaii after all.
Kalil was added to the NFC's Pro Bowl roster Friday to replace Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams, who is injured.
Kalil was the fourth overall draft pick last April and immediately established himself as a top player at one of the game's most important positions. He helped pave the way...
That’s BYU 4-star defensive end recruit Troy Hinds and NFL legend Brett Favre in some Mississippi garage where Hinds did his Mormon missionary duty by tracking down the Gunslinger for a conversion. It’s been about 10 days since we last spotted Favre doing church work by firing dodgeballs at opponents in some Baptist church tourney.
Now comes word that Hinds (6-5, 23rd rated...
Chad Greenway’s nomination for the Byron “Whizzer” White Award might not seem like much, but the backstory on White shows its significance.
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer The Pro Bowl has become so diluted by player withdrawals, Super Bowl qualifiers and minimal effort that the NFL considered pulling the plug on it.
The future of the annual all-star game will be assessed again this spring, based partly on how Sunday's game turns out, and in the event of a cancellation it...
As Vikings fans wait for the announcement of the NFL MVP in 10 days, the debate is still out there on who will win it. Will it be Adrian Peterson or Peyton Manning? We approach the debate from a different angle.
When it was discovered that Washington Redskins quarterback
Robert Griffin III sustained an injury similar to the one Minnesota Vikings
running back Adrian Peterson endured prior to his monster 2012 campaign, the
comparisons started pouring in. However, Peterson told reporters, including
Andy Fenelon of NFL.com, that it’s not fair to compare the injuries of the two