Found November 06, 2013 on NFL Draft Diamonds:

The Vikings were missing eight players in their only full practice before Thursday’s game with the Washington Redskins, and another three — cornerbacks Chris Cook, Xavier Rhodes and Josh Robinson – were limited by injuries. It seems likely that all three corners will play on Thursday, but the Vikings could be missing a number of other starters against the Redskins. “There […]


Christian Ponder suffers dislocated shoulder in win vs. Redskins

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder got the opportunity to start and show his team that he still and some fight left in him, and actually played a decent game (17 of 21 for 174 yards, 2 TDs) as if it were his last hurrah. Unfortunately Ponder suffered a dislocated left shoulder while sacrificing his body in an attempt to reach the end zone in the third quarter of...

Greg Jennings With the Wide Range of Emotions

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings is one of those guys that wears his heart on his sleeve. He made that clear with the way he talked smack about his former team and quarterback during the off-season. it became even more clear when he went on a mini-tirade on the sideline when the team called a time out on defense and with Washington driving for the go ahead score. ...

Week 10 Fantasy Football Thursday Night Injury Report: Kyle Rudolph

Minnesota Vikings starting TE Kyle Rudolph will miss an estimated 4 weeks after suffering a fractured foot while catching a 31 yard TD pass during Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. According to Rudolph, X-rays were initially negative for a foot fracture, but a second set of X-rays did find a fracture. No specific details on the exact location of the fracture is available at...

Vikings rule out LB Henderson, but Adrian Peterson on track to play

The Minnesota Vikings will play without starting middle linebacker Erin Henderson at Green Bay. Henderson has missed practice all week due to an unspecified personal matter. On Friday, coach Leslie Frazier ruled the team's leading tackler out of the game against the Packers. Audie Cole will start in Henderson's place. Another starter, defensive end Brian Robison, was listed...

Hazing not endorsed by Vikings, head coach Leslie Frazier

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Jared Allen was a fourth-round draft pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2004, coming out of small school Idaho State and going to a team coached by Dick Vermeil. Allen was treated like any other rookie, even though he was making lower-end rookie money based on his status as a fourth-round pick. Allen said he's heard stories of rookies being forced to pay...

Of Course the Vikings Lost, Tony Romo Cheated!

As we've already reviewed, the Vikings lost to the Cowboys last weekend despite playing fairly decently. The whole thing seemed rather odd, didn't it? I mean, the Vikings play probably their best game of the year, against a - by definition - mediocre Cowboys team, and they end up losing? The law of averages says this is total crap, and what do you know? We finally have evidence...

Vikings have 5 starters inactive vs. Redskins

As expected, the Minnesota Vikings put five starters on their inactive list for their game against the Washington Redskins. Cornerback Chris Cook, safety Jamarca Sanford, right tackle Phil Loadholt, left guard Charlie Johnson and tight end Kyle Rudolph were all out of action due to injuries Thursday night, and backup nose tackle Fred Evans was, too. With starting nose tackle Letroy...

Brian Hall's Nov. 6 Vikings mailbag

Another last-minute loss has put the heat on Minnesota'scoaches, particularly coordinators Bill Musgrave and Alan Williams, and theplay-calling.Here's this week's Vikings' mailbag:Question: They need to clean house, in the front officeand coaching staff.This is terrible, they could lose there next four games.-- Tom Zampedri, Ogden,UtahAnswer: The "tricky"...

Vikings Quarterback Christian Ponder Dislocates His Shoulder

The Minnesota Vikings can not catch a break this season at all--or well maybe in this case they did. Who they were going to start at quarterback has been a question that has plagued the team all season, but it appears that they can probably take someone out of the rotation for the near future. @cjzero/Twitter Christian Ponder was playing a pretty decent game Thursday night...

Vikings Defensive Coordinator OK With Criticism From Players

After the Vikings lost and blew a lead to the Cowboys in Week Nine, defensive linemen Brian Robison and Kevin Williams expressed some concerns about the way the Vikings schemed on the Cowboys’ final drive. The main complaint, was was defensive coordinator Alan Williams’ decision to play coverage, instead of continuing to pressure Tony Romo. Williams told the Star Tribune...

Frazier prefers that coaching complaints be kept in-house

At a time when a debate has been sparked regarding when and if it’s proper for teammates to go beyond the locker room to complain about harassment, we’re reminded of situations in which external complaints shouldn’t be made. For example, when players have complaints about substantive football issues. On Monday, coach Leslie Frazier said he wants criticism of coaching decisions...

Frazier gives Ponder vote of confidence

Christian Ponder is the starter again Thursday, but after that who knows how long? Leslie Frazier tried to give him another vote of confidence just before Ponder answered questions about being the “franchise quarterback.”

Vikings record-seekers vs. Redskins

John Carlson had his best game as a Viking, Christian Ponder had the highest completion percentage of his career, and a few other Vikings had career firsts.

Vikings Week 10 Matchup Nightmare: Jordan Reed

The Minnesota Vikings will face the Washington Redskins on Thursday Night Football in Week 10. The fact that the Vikings lost 10 of their last 12 night games makes this a matchup nightmare in its own right, but the Redskins aren't anything to sleep on either.Washington presents the overall challenge of Robert Griffin III, who torched the Vikings for a career-high 138 yards the...

Redskins v. Vikings: Quarter by Quarter Summary

DISCUSS THE GAME WITH US IN OUR REDDIT We will update this post throughout the game with quarter by quarter live rolling summary. The Washington Redskins face the Minnesota Vikings in Minnesota on Thursday night football. 1st Quarter: REDSKINS 3 Vikings 0 Redskins smartly open the game kicking away from rookie Cordarelle Patterson. Washington gets a big interception on a deep...
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