Found August 11, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
OLB Erin Henderson Erin Henderson was one of the best linebackers in the league last year, albeit only a two-down run stuffer. However, this season, he’ll get an every down role and could have the type of breakout season that gets his name mentioned with the best linebackers in the league. However, the linebacker franchise tag value (8.8 million in 2012) is inflated by the salaries of rush linebackers and thus non-rush linebackers rarely get tagged. After an offseason in which Curtis Lofton, Stephen Tulloch, and David Hawthorne got 27.5 million, 25.5 million, and 19 million respectively over 5 years, the Vikings are unlikely to commit 8.8 million or more to Henderson over just one season. Likelihood: Very unlikely DT Kevin Williams This makes a lot of sense. Williams is aging, heading into his age 33 season in 2013, but he can still play at a high level so the Vikings won’t want to let him go. However, because he is aging, they could be wary about giving him too long of a contract w...

Minnesota Vikings Fall to San Francisco 49ers in Preseason Opener

Christian Ponder was 4-9 with 80 yards as the Minnesota Vikings fell to the San Francisco 49ers 17-6 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco last night.  The 9ers rushed for 260 yards while the Vikings only rushed for 82 yards as they were without pro bowler Adrian Peterson. Ponder made a splash as he completed the first pass he threw for 52 yards on a bomb to Stephen Burton...

Vikings' Peterson taken off PUP list

MANKATO, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings have taken the reins off of franchise running back Adrian Peterson, but coach Leslie Frazier was exercising caution with his star back. Peterson, recovering from December knee surgery, was activated off the physically unable to perform list and was back practicing with Minnesota's first-team offense in walk-through Sunday at training camp...

Vikings to talk about activating injured RB Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings are planning to discuss activating injured running back Adrian Peterson on Sunday. Peterson, recovering from torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee, has said he plans to be ready for the season opener in four weeks. He is on the active/physically unable to perform list. But Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told ESPN Twin Cities...

Quarterback Christian Ponder Ready for Preseason Opener

The Minnesota Vikings are set to take on the San Francisco 49ers on Friday at Candlestick Stadium in San Francisco on Friday night.  This will be their first game since their 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears to end the season on New Years day. One player that needs to step up big is quarterback Christian Ponder.  Ponder, who had a less than stellar first season as a rookie, needs...

Vikings' defense causes concerns vs. 49ers

After weeks of training camp, the Minnesota Vikings finally got to see how they match up with another team in Friday's preseason opener. The final result a 17-6 loss on the road to the San Francisco 49ers isn't important in the big picture. How the individual players fared and how Minnesota's units functioned will be scrutinized by the coaches and the looks the players...

Adrian Peterson Could Be Activated From PUP List Sunday

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier acknowledged that activating running back Adrian Peterson from the PUP list is a possibility.Fantasy Spin:He could be activated as early as Sunday, which would allow the four-time Pro Bowler to participate in the rest of Minnesota's preseason slate. Either way, he should be a go for Week 1, which will hinder Toby Gerhart's fantasy value heading...

Report: Vikings' Peterson will come off PUP

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reportedly will come off the Physically Unable to Perform list as soon as Sunday and practice Tuesday. Peterson is scheduled to have limited participation during a walk-through Sunday, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. Peterson suffered a torn ACL and MCL against the Washington Redskins on Dec. 24, 2011.

Peterson returns to Vikings practice

Adrian Peterson is back at Vikings practice on a limited basis, as the team activated him off the physically-unable-to-perform list. It’s another step in the process to his goal of playing in the regular-season opener.

Report: Adrian Peterson may come off the PUP list as early as Sunday

AP Photo According to Josina Anderson of ESPN,  a source has told her that the plan is that at least take running back Adrian Peterson off the PUP list by tomorrow (Sunday). Sources say the plan is to at least take Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (acl, mcl)off the active/pup list as early as tomorrow. — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 12, 2012 Sources add that the Vikings...

Game Thread: Vikings vs. 49ers Preseason Slap Fight

Here's the deal, males and females.If you see someone standing outside of your house tonight, slowly hip thrusting in the direction of your TV, at approximately 8:02 PM CST tonight, wheezing softly, and developing a fine film of perspiration upon their brow, do not be alarmed. This is perfectly normal. It is, in fact, just me acting REALLY EXCITED that Vikings football is back...

Article of the Day: Overrated/Underrated (Guest Writer Paul Johnson)

In our ongoing quest to supply our audience with as much Fantasy info as possible – today we present another one of our guest writer articles. Paul Johnson is from the 612 (aka the land of 10,000 lakes) and is a fan much like myself of the Minnesota Vikings - no truth to the rumor that he resembles Ragnar. Here are Paul's take on some players that are being over drafted and...
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