Found May 17, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Quarterback Donovan McNabb is coming off two poor seasons since being jettisoned by the Eagles, but the 35-year-old said he plans to continue with his NFL career. A free agent for the first time in his career, McNabb was 1-5 for the Vikings last season before being benched in favor of rookie Christian Ponder. "I sort of have some unfinished business," McNabb told ESPN Radio in Chicago, per "I love the game, I have a passion for the game, and I look forward to continuing that on. I will be playing somewhere. "This is the first time I'm actually going through free agency and I’m excited about it because I get the choice, to pick and choose of the teams that are interested. Who those teams might be is the big question, as there has been no stated interest in McNabb. Meanwhile, he's working out in San Diego with noted quarterbacks guru George Whitfield while getting into shape. "I've been training hard and preparing myself out i...

Packers plan to retire Brett Favre’s number

Brett Favre may be long gone from the Packers, and football in general (we think), but an ugly, high-profile parting of ways is not going to prevent his name from being etched forever into Green Bay lore. On Thursday, Packers president Mark Murphy told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that the team is aiming to retire Favre's number within the next two years, when it is "...

Vikings CB Robinson shows off athleticism

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was watching several players return punts early on the first day of the Vikings' rookie mini-camp on May 4. With over 70 players at the camp, Frazier didn't know each player just by sight. He was relying on a "cheat sheet" with names and numbers to recognize players. One particular player caught his eye...

Vikings waive a pair of undrafted rookies

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings continued making minor roster adjustments Thursday, cutting offensive tackle Kevin Murphy and cornerback C.C. Whitlock. Murphy, a rookie from Harvard, was signed earlier in the week. Whitlock, from South Carolina, agreed to terms with Minnesota as a rookie free agent after going undrafted in April. The moves bring the Vikings' roster...

Why On Earth is Toby Gerhart Standing by This Bike?

This is Toby Gerhart. He is a running back for the Minnesota Vikings. Wears number 32. He's white, kind of has a fetus head, but it's only because he needs it after he went to Stanford and got all genius like with big words, math problems, and Socrates ****. With his is what appears to be a personalized motorcycle bike object. Full disclosure: I know as much about bicycles...

2012 NFL Draft-or-Bust Off: Greg Childs

Welcome to Purple Jesus Diaries' 2012 NFL Draft-or-Bust Off where we cover all items related to the 2012 NFL Draft as pertains to the Minnesota Vikings. At this point in the year, we will continue reviewing this crop of draft picks. We've already looked at Matt Kalil, Harrison Smith, Josh Robinson, Jarius Wright, and Rhett Ellison, so today we introduce you to the latest...

Adrian Peterson says he’s 50-50 for training camp

Getty Images As Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson continues to rehab from a torn ACL in 2011, he still plans on being ready for week one of the regular season.  He told ESPN that he feels like he’ll be 50-50 once training camp rolls around. “To be honest with you I feel like 50-50. I feel like honestly, sitting here telling you the truth, I’ll be able to participate...

Scouting Report: Nick Reed

Nick Reed has spent time with the Seahawks, Bears and Bucs, but was he at the right position? His scouting report out of college indicates his skills translate better if he switched to a position of need for the Vikings.

Vikings swap DE's: sign Reed, waive Cyrille

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings swapped out a pair of defensive ends on its roster Wednesday, signing third-year player Nick Reed and waiving rookie Kevin Cyrille. Reed, a seventh-round draft pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2009 out of Oregon, has bounced around in his short NFL career, playing with a new team each season. Reed, who finished his career at Oregon as...

Brett Favre & Deanna Gettin’ Some Breakfast At The Donut Hole Live Tweets

What’s retirement like for Brett Favre? He can’t even make a stop this morning at some place called The Donut Hole for some breakfast without some chick live tweetin’ the whole damn thing. Gotta give the guy credit, he hasn’t just resorted to slappin’ eggs and ‘taters together in the skillet for Deanna. The old boy will actually take his wife out on a Thursday for some...

Senser wants new hit-and-run trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The attorney for the wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser says his client didn't get a fair trial in a fatal hit-and-run. Defense attorney Eric Nelson argues that the guilty verdicts against Amy Senser should be thrown out. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Nelson filed the motion Friday. He argues there wasn't enough evidence to support...

Packers will reportedly wait a year or two before retiring Brett Favre’s number

At some point everyone will look back on Brett Favre’s career in Green Bay and be amazed at what he was able to accomplish. Some are already able to do that, but there are plenty of Packers fans out there who are still upset over the way Favre’s career in Green Bay came to a bitter end. From the moment the Packers decided Aaron Rodgers was their guy, it felt like everything Favre...

Best case scenario for the new-look Minnesota Vikings offense

The Minnesota Vikings finished in the bottom half of nearly all offensive statistical category in 2011, but their passing offense was especially bad – ranking 28th in the league (184.8 passing yards per game). The reason for this ranking? Well, that's a matter of opinion. Some would point to the porous offensive line that allowed 49 sacks (fifth most in the NFL). Journeyman...
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