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It probably should have happened this offseason, but I’d bet money that this will be Adrian Peterson’s final season in Minnesota. According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report,the Vikings are looking for a way to move on from superstar running back Adrian Peterson sooner rather than later.
The Vikings are looking for ways to part with superstar runner Adrian Peterson sooner rather than later. Peterson is 29 and when backs hit 30, their production usually drops off precipitously. Backs age in dog years, and despite Peterson’s adamantium bone structure, he isn’t impervious to aging. The contract situation is also brutal. Peterson will receive a base salary of $11.75 million in 2014, then $12.75 million in 2015. In 2017, it will climb to $15.75 million
That is simply an impossible salary structure to pay a player in today’s game, where the running back position has been greatly devalued.
“My person opinion,” said one AFC general manager, “is this (coming) season will be Peterson’s la...
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Adrian Peterson is one year removed from a 2,000-yard season. But he’s isn’t currently the best running back in the NFL. That’s just the reality of this league and that position. Peterson is coming off another stellar season, but in 2013 11 qualifying backs averaged more yards per carry and eight had more total yards from scrimmage. One year removed from his 30th birthday,...
Minnesota Vikings stud running back Adrian Peterson will be playing his last season in his 20′s in 2014. As many experts like to comment that once running backs hit that elderly age of 30, it’s all downhill from there. Could this be the case for Peterson, who has played for seven seasons, tallying up an incredible 10,115 total rushing yards and 86 rushing touchdowns?
How in the world does Jabari Price catch Duke Johnson in this video?
That’s impressive closing speed. Welcome to the Vikings, kid.
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Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater told reporters on Friday he’ll definitely be wearing his gloves when he plays in the NFL. Bridgewater: "You best believe I'll continue to wear my gloves." — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) May 9, 2014 As silly as it is, you can probably blame some of Bridgewater’s draft day slide on his poor pro day, in which he chose...
The Minnesota Vikings drafted Teddy Bridgewater at the end of the first round of this years NFL Draft. Now the team will proceed with the difficult task of figuring out when to place the former Louisville Cardinal quarterback on the field.
“The objective is to get the best players on your board,” General Manager Rick Spielman said via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “Everybody...
The Minnesota Vikings signed a very solid small school wode receiver today. Erik Lora the favorite target of Jimmy Garoppolo signed a deal with the Vikings.
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Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has made it clear that Teddy Birdgewater will have a chance to be their starting quarterback as a rookie.
“Teddy will play when we feel like he’s ready, if he’s the best guy, which we hope that he will be,” Zimmer said. “We always want to have competition.”
With the way things are nowadays in the NFL where rookie quarterbacks start all the...
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Missouri Western QB Travis Partridge, one of the better unknown commodities in the QB crop, has signed with the Minnesota Vikings.
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I get after the passer well, said Rakim Cox. I use my hands very well and I can anticipate the tackles punch while rushing up field. In the offseason, I worked really hard on improving my hands. Cox will be in Minnesota as an UDFA. NFL Scouting Report Interview
Today the Minnesota Vikings signed former Villanova defensive end Rakim Cox.
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After being selected 32nd overall in Thursday's draft, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has fully invested himself in his new team, the Minnesota Vikings. According to NFL.com writer Chris Wesseling, the Vikings have appeared to have made the same investment in Bridgewater. Wesseling writes:""Teddy will play when we feel like he's ready, if he's the best guy...
After all that build up and waiting, the NFL Draft is finally over.
The Vikings added a number of new players. How good will they be? Well, they say you need to wait at least three years to grade a draft.
Of course, that doesn't stop people from grading the draft ASAP.
And let's be honest, while we all subscribe to the three-year plan, we also enjoy getting that immediate...
The Vikings spent seven of their ten draft picks on the defensive side of the ball. No surprise though, considering first year head coach Mike Zimmer is a defensive guy and this defense gave up more points than any other team last season.
They drafted UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr in the 1st round, Oregon defensive end Scott Crichton in the 3rd, cornerbacks Antone Exum of Virginia...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Mike Zimmer talked to reporters on Thursday and said his first NFL Draft as a head coach went smoothly as he sat back and watched as Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman maneuvered around and got Minnesota's new coach a pass-rushing linebacker and possible franchise quarterback.
Saturday's third day of the draft created some anxious moments...