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In Minnesota, the eyes of Vikings fans have been on the Minnesota Legislature as the MN House of Representatives debates the Stadium proposal in the hopes of finally having a vote before the end of the day on a new Vikings Stadium. But in the background of the stadium debate, the Vikings decided to cut ties with 38-year-old veteran kicker Ryan Longwell.
Longwell sent out a tweet thanking Viking Fans, but it appears that it was solely the Vikings decision to cut Longwell, and not his decision to leave. The Vikings will now probably turn kicking duties over to Rookie Blair Walsh from Georgia who has a more powerful kickoff, but connected with only 50% of his field goals last season.
It will be surprising if Longwell doesn't at least get a shot at landing a job with another team this offseason.
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The Minnesota Vikings released veteran kicker Ryan Longwell today and already the cries have started from some in Steeler Nation suggesting that that the Pittsburgh Steelers should sign the 15 year veteran.
Longwell has spent the last six years in Minnesota and he has a career field goal percentage of 83.2. Last season he connected on just 78.6 percent of his attempts and that...
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Longtime Vikings Kicker Ryan Longwell sent out a tweet Monday thanking "Viking Nation" after the Minnesota Vikings decided to realease him.
Longwell, 37, signed a four-year contract extension with the Vikings last year but with a mediocre performance in 2011, 22-of-28 in field goals, the Vikings chose to release the kicker that spent six seasons with them and nine seasons...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have released 16-year veteran kicker Ryan Longwell.
The surprising move was made Monday, a little more than a week after the team drafted Georgia kicker Blair Walsh in the sixth round. Shortly after Longwell said goodbye to Vikings fans on Twitter, the team announced the decision in a brief news release with a prepared statement from coach...
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Senate passed its version of a 975 million stadium bill for the Minnesota Vikings after an intense day-long debate as part of a decade-long movement to replace the outdated Metrodome.
Following the Senate's decision late Tuesday night, the bill will now head to a conference committee to reconcile the differences between the Senate and House versions...
The Minnesota Vikings passed another hurdle early this morning when the Minnesota State Senate passed their version of the Vikings Stadium bill. Now that the bill has passed both the House and the Senate, the next step is for a conference committee to convene to compile the two versions of the bill into a final version for vote by both the House and Senate floors.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman's roots are in the Midwest. He grew up in Ohio and played linebacker at Southern Illinois.
He's now on his third professional team from the NFC North after starting as a scout for the Detroit Lions and serving as director of player personnel for the Chicago Bears.
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The Minnesota House continued debating the specifics of a bill they will eventually vote to pass to the Senate for approval late Monday night, but only after considering a slew of amendments designed to stick the Vikings with a larger bill to construct a new downtown stadium. The marathon debate included passage of an amendment, by a vote of 97-31, to increase the price the Vikings...
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METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The Saints have signed defensive tackle Remi Ayodele, who was a member of New Orleans' 2009-10 Super Bowl squad.
Saints spokesman Greg Bensel, who confirmed the signing Monday, says the deal is for one season.
The 29-year-old Ayodele played with Minnesota in 2011, starting 13 games.
The seven-year veteran played for New Orleans from 2008-2010.
After another 14 hours of negotiating, altering, and otherwise trying to figure things out... another late night yielded the next step in the process for giving the Minnesota Vikings their new stadium...The state Senate signed off on it...Even as the Vikings are on the hook in the House version to pay another $105-million than what they want to at present... Here's the KSTP-TV...
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