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Toby Gerhart is scheduled to be a free agent. While he holds value to the Vikings, there are other teams that could feature him more. Here are 12 such possibilities.

Should the Minnesota Vikings be interested in any of these top-10 free agent tight ends?

What the Minnesota Vikings do at tight end largely depends on Kyle Rudolph. Rudolph had started to show himself to be one of the top tight ends in the league, until he got hurt. Can he return from injury and keep the big numbers going? If not, the Vikings might need to look at one of these top 10 free agent tight ends. Would you like to see any of these guys in Purple? You may also...

6 Avenues to a new Vikings quarterback

There are a couple of truths in today’s world.  Political corruption is rampant, climate change is real and the Minnesota Vikings desperately need a starting quarterback.  I know that this is the most talked about topic for the Vikings this off-season, so I figured I’d beat a dead horse.  Let’s take a look: 1.)  Trading up in the draft for one of the top three quarterbacks...

Norv Turner expecting Adrian Peterson to catch 50-60 passes in 2014

New Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norn Turner aims at utlilizing all of running back Adrian Peterson's abilities in 2014, telling KFAN in Minneapolis of his plans for AP in the passing game. While we're not sure just yet who'll be actually throwing to him, Turner is expecting at least "50 to 60" balls to be going to Peterson, he said, per CBS Sports...

Vikings GM says he will not force a QB in the first; Would LOVE to trade down

I am starting to like this Minnesota Vikings general manager.  Before he seemed lost, but as of lately he is saying all the right things.  He is saying the team will not force a quarterback high, and they would enjoy to trade down.  I think that is a bright idea, especially in a class like […]The post Vikings GM says he will not force a QB in the first; Would LOVE to trade down...

Vikings talk with Cassel, other free agents

The Vikings are arranging their annual meetings with representatives of their own free agents. QB Matt Cassel is near the top of that list. Rick Spielman talked about the busy days ahead at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Zimmer ready for on-field part of job

INDIANAPOLIS -- Mike Zimmer, sporting his new purple Minnesota Vikings' pullover, walked the hall at Lucas Oil Stadium going from interview to interview, one moment speaking with former Minnesota quarterback Rich Gannon on Sirius XM radio to another with Sports Illustrated. He spoke at the podium, his first exposure as Minnesota's head coach at the NFL Scouting Combine, and...

Brett Favre Says Manziel Reminds Him of a Young Favre

It is an easy comparison to make, because of their gunslinger styles and off the field behavior. If Manziel has half the career as Favre that would be considered a success. Favre talked to USA Today about what he sees in Johnny Football. “I haven’t watched him much,” Favre told USA TODAY Sports recently, “but one game I watched, for like three quarters, was the Ole Miss game...

Minnesota Vikings: Biggest Questions Heading Into 2014 Offseason

With the 2013 season already consigned to the memory banks, the Vikings are looking forward to a more successful campaign in 2014. Having moved to strengthen their coaching staff with the appointment of Mike Zimmer and Norv Turner amongst others there nevertheless remain several big questions hanging over Minnesota coming into the free agency and draft periods of the offseason.How...

Vikings will lean heavily on Turner in evaluation of quarterbacks

INDIANAPOLIS -- When he was introduced as the Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator, Norv Turner joked that he doesn't have to decide on when his new team will have to draft a quarterback. Turner might not make the final call, but he's going to have a big say in when and where Minnesota tries to find its next young quarterback, and on who it will be. Vikings general...

Johnny Manziel: A young Brett Favre

The above quote is attributable to Brett Favre. No, this doesn’t suggest possible parentage (but if you look at the age of each player and…. no, they aren’t actually related). Instead of breaking down the similarities between the two (both of them are bad decision makers with tremendous athletic ability whose stupidity is somehow glorified by the national media as a beneficial...

NFL Combine notebook: Vikings would love to trade down in first round

INDIANAPOLIS -- Let the subterfuge begin. The NFL assembled in Indianapolis this week for the NFL Scouting Combine, the biggest step in a process that will conclude with the later NFL Draft in May this year. The consensus is the draft is as deep this year overall as its been in a while. Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman wouldn't mind taking advantage of the deep...

Zimmer confident in Peterson’s health, age

New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has talked with Adrian Peterson and got an update on his health Thursday.

Adrian Peterson could be back in time for Vikings’ minicamp

AP Photo/Seth Perlman Adrian Peterson could be back in action as early as Vikings minicamp in April April according to new Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer.  Peterson had surgery on his groin at the end of January and has been rehabilitating since.  Just talked to #Vikings coach Mike Zimmer. Said Adrian Peterson is doing great in recovery, should be ready for April minicamp. —...

Fixing The Vikings Part I: The Quarterback Position

Throughout the history of the Minnesota Vikings, the quarterback position has been one giant weakness. Excluding the career of Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota hasn’t found consistency under center and it’s made them into one of the most downtrodden franchises in the NFL.It’s not for a lack of trying. They’ve tried the quarterback of the future route (Daunte Culpepper, Christian...

Brett Favre says Johnny Manziel reminds him of himself

With a little luck, there are no untoward cell-phone photos. Otherwise, Brett Favre sees some similarities when he watches Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. While Favre admits to not breaking down that much tape, this is the season for reckless comparisons of draft prospects, so he decided to join in. Favre told Nate Davis of USA Today he saw most of Manziel’s game against...
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