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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Greg Jennings reached veteran status in his seven years with the Green Bay Packers and didn't look forward to each year's four preseason games.
Like many of the league's established players, Jennings preferred to get his work in during practice and leave game action to those fighting for roster spots or their NFL careers. Jennings knew the Green Bay offense and had a rapport built with the quarterbacks. Preseason games, as Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen and others agree, were an undesirable obligation.
Jennings is learning, along with many other circumstances, things are different for him in Minnesota. The Vikings' new No. 1 receiver is eager for more preseason work with the third preseason game and the first-team offense's most extensive action upcoming on Sunday.
"In my opinion, I need the work because I haven't been here," Jennings said. "This is a new system, a new quarterback, a new team chemistry, so...
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Bobby Felder became the instant sensation during the Minnesota Vikings preseason game last week at Buffalo with, splashing with four big special teams plays in the second half of a loss.Felder had two punt returns and downed two punts inside the 5-yard line to gain attention. Felder had caught the attention of Minnesota's coaches long before one preseason...
Dearest Vikings Fans,Unless Daunte Culpepper (or Randall Cunningham) suits up, the emotional Cris Carter cries his way back into the League (too soon?), and Coach Leslie Frazier calls up the legendary Randy Moss and asks him to play this season, keep your hopes a recluse.If I hit the bull's eye with this prediction, the Purple and Gold will hate me even more. It'...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have largely avoided the catastrophic injury situations some teams are dealing with around the NFL, and they might have lucked out Thursday as well.Linebacker Erin Henderson, making the move to middle linebacker from the weakside, had his heel stepped on during a play and had to leave practice. Athletic trainers helped Henderson, who was...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --Some amount of nervousness would have been expected for Desmond Bishop in last week's preseason game.
Despite six seasons in the NFL, Bishop was playing in his first game in over a year. He suffered the torn hamstring that caused him to miss all of last season in the first preseason game of 2012.
A lot had changed for Bishop during the past year. He had...
It's about that time again. Cool breezes blowing away the summer heat, kids going back to school, and football, glorious football.
Unfortunately, the rise of social media has paved a very dangerous path to mar this brilliant time of the year: The unofficial, and sometimes official, team songs that pop up almost daily paying tribute to a team or school and range from cringeworthy...
Welcome to the Christian Ponder edition of our new Minnesota Vikings mailbag.For the second time this preseason, I'm answering your questions before the ever-important third preseason game for Minnesota on Sunday at San Francisco. We will be doing a weekly mailbag during the regular season to answer your questions about the Vikings.The starting quarterback, his present and future...
There's not a lot to add to this other than you know this stinks for Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop. Not only because the former Packers Super Bowl jersey was stolen but because the officer investigating the crime is currently on vacation.
So if you see a game-worn Packers No. 55 jersey on eBay give Desmond a call.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--The Minnesota Vikings added a bit of defensive line depth on Tuesday by signing defensive end Spencer Nealy, according to the team's official Twitter account.Nealy, an undrafted rookie out of Texas A&M, spent time this summer with the Detroit Lions but was released on Aug. 1. Nealy was listed by Detroit at 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds. He's played both...
Former Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop won a Super Bowl in Green Bay a few years back, but he no longer has the jersey he wore on the battlefield. Over the weekend, Bishop tweeted that his house in California had been broken into and his Super Bowel 45 jersey was stolen. And there’s more to it […]
Is that a humble-brag? Yes it is. But we'll get to that in a moment.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson hosted a Reddit AMA yesterday, where he answered a bunch of questions from anonymous weirdoes. It wasn't quite as eventful as the one that Fred Smoot hosted (Okra Patch, anyone?), but it was both entertaining and insightful, particularly if you're a...
Joe Webb is fighting for his NFL survival, this time as a wide receiver. He is clearly on the roster bubble, but he is focused on his work ethic, not his work future.
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When it comes to fantasy football draft strategy, nobody ever seems to want the receivers in the middle. Sure, we’re all psyched to draft Calvin Johnson or AJ Green at the top, and we’re drooling at the opportunity to snag Kenbrell Thompkins or DeAndre Hopkins in the late rounds, but in between, well, in between is a good opportunity...