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Jerome Felton’s three-game suspension forces the Vikings to adapt, meaning others will be lead blocking for Adrian Peterson or he will be running alone more often.
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Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton has been suspended for three games. Adrian Peterson’s lead blocker has been placed in the deep freeze for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy according to ESPN Felton had previously filed an appeal of the suspension after his 2012 DUI arrest. Please click here to read this story. The post Vikings fullback Jerome Felton...

Updated Vikings Weekly 53 Man Roster Projection | Aug 26th

With the 3rd and most important preseason game in the books the roster is starting to take shape. With a few injuries/suspension/absent players … I have a handful of changes on my final 53 man roster predictions of the year. Below is this weeks prediction of the 53 man roster, a few movers and shakers. B = Changes from last week Quarterback Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, McLeod...

Predicting the First Round of Viking Cuts

Unfortunately it is getting to that time of year when teams will be axing a chunk of players on their roster, with a handful of teams already starting over the weekend. The Vikings will need to trim the roster down to 75 players this week. Below is a quick look at who could be in on the first round of cuts, once announced we’ll be sure to add the full list of roster casualties...

Minnesota Vikings: Jerome Felton suspended for violating NFL’s substance abuse policy

Jerome Felton is having a horrible preseason and things just got worse. The NFL suspended the Minnesota Vikings’ Pro Bowl fullback for the first three games of the 2013 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The suspension comes as a result of Felton’s DWI arrest from June 2, 2012. Felton had the charges in his case reduced to reckless driving and he attempted...

Vikings lose Williams and Felton, now what?

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Monday's news about the Minnesota Vikings losing Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton and the possibility five-time All-Pro defensive tackle Kevin Williams might not be ready for the start of the season turned into Tuesday and preparing for time without two vital pieces.Dating back to a DWI arrest in June 2012, Felton was suspended for the first three games...

Adrian Peterson’s FB Facing 3 Game Drug Suspension

All-Pro FB Jerome Felton has been suspended three games according to Adam Caplan. Felton earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors in his first season with the Vikings last year, and paved the way for Adrian Peterson to take home NFL MVP honors after rushing for 2,097 yards. It’s not a good look for them to lose AD’s lead blocker considering we know what they have at QB in Christian...

Vikings players upset, call hit on Kevin Williams 'dirty'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings aren't happy with the hit from San Francisco offensive lineman Joe Looney that injured five-time All-Pro defensive tackle Kevin Williams on Sunday, despite the NFL ruling the hit wasn't illegal. Williams avoided a major injury after Looney dove into his legs in Sunday's third preseason game and could possibly be ready for...

Joe Webb fighiting for roster spot as wide receiver

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When Joe Webb went high in the end zone Sunday to pull in a three-yard touchdown catch, the physical gifts that have intrigued the Minnesota Vikings coaches for years were apparent. Up against San Francisco's third-year cornerback Perrish Cox, Webb jumped high in the air, using all of his 6-foot-4 frame and remarkable leaping ability to catch a floating...

Kevin Williams suffers knee bruise and strain, no ligament damage

The Minnesota Vikings received a bit of good news on Monday after defensive tackle Kevin Williams underwent a magnetic resonance imaging test on his injured right knee. In a released statement from coach Leslie Frazier, the team announced that Williams suffered a hyperextension to his knee that caused a "significant bone contusion as well as a posterior capsular strain"...

Peterson, Vikings focused on 'seizing this moment'

The Minnesota Vikings raced forward with their rebuilding project last season by finishing 10-6 and reaching the playoffs ahead of expectations, a feel-good ride behind those 2,097 yards rushing by Adrian Peterson. With Peterson in his prime and a bunch of recent high draft picks with the potential to be future cogs, there's a sturdy blueprint in place along with lingering concerns...

Vikings waive 13 players in weeks first cuts

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Six-year veteran defensive end Lawrence Jackson was among 13 players waived by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday as the team started its first cuts in a week full of them in the NFL.The deadline to get to 75 players on the roster is Tuesday at 3 p.m. Central time. The final cut deadline to reach the 53-man active roster on Aug. 31.Minnesota started its decision...

Christian Ponder took his wife to Arbys for their wedding dinner

You would think that a starting NFL quarterback would want to take his bride to be out for a nice extravagant dinner, but I guess not. Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder took his wife Samantha Ponder to Arbys for their wedding dinner,  per the Sports Kings. Mrs. Ponder told the St. Paul Pioneer Press the following:  I never was really a girl who planned out what my wedding would...

Vikings: Hit on Williams was dirty

Desmond Bishop called the hit Kevin Williams took to his right knee “definitely dirty.” Chad Greenway and Leslie Frazier also expressed their disdain for Joe Looney’s low block Sunday night, and Greenway wasn’t buying Looney’s explanation.

Notebook: Floyd unlikely to play

With Kevin Williams’ status uncertain for the regular-season opener, the Vikings don’t want to take any risks with his backup. Plus, injury updates and more.

Minnesota Vikings starters no match for San Francisco 49ers backups

The Minnesota Vikings fell to 0-3 on the preseason as they were roundly defeated by the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers, 34-14, at Candlestick Park. The 49ers improved to 3-1 in preseason action. Letting them play The game was a study in coaching philosophy contrasts. San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh only played his […]The post Minnesota Vikings starters no match...
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