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The Minnesota Vikings ended the preseason Thursday with a 28-24 loss to the Houston Texans, unable to gain any momentum team-wise while finishing the preseason with a 1-3 record.
But this preseason hasnt been about a record; its been about the development and evaluation of a very young roster.
A look at how the team graded out with its backups on the field in the final rehearsal for next Sundays season opener against Jacksonville:
Passing offense: B
Minnesotas offense had a little bit of everything on Thursday, and the big plays will make the coaches smile. The passing game started clicking after starting quarterback Joe Webb gave way to Sage Rosenfels. Rosenfels hit receiver Devin Aromashodu for a 58-yard touchdown as part of a 7 for 11, 111-yard performance. Rookie receiver Jarius Wright bettered Aromashodu by one yard, catching a 59-yard touchdown from McLeod Bethel-Thompson. Receivers Stephen Burton and Emmanuel Arceneaux each had a 22-yard catch. In all, Minnesota had 317 p...
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Today at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia, the University of Virginia retired Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub‘s number from the football program. Schaub who played for the Cavaliers between 2000-2003 became the starter in 2002 and soon became one the greatest quarterbacks in the school’s history.
Schaub was the 20th player in the university’s history to receive...
The Minnesota Vikings announced their 53 man roster yesterday as they prepare for their season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 9. Some notable cuts are veterans cornerback Chris Carr and quarterback Sage Rosenfels.
Now that the Vikings have finally gotten their roster to the legal limit to open the season, it will be interesting to see how they do. The Vikings...
Adrian Peterson's goal since Dec. 31 knee surgery has been returning for the Minnesota Vikings' first regular-season game on Sept. 9.
A little more than a week away and Minnesota coach still isn't sure if the goal will be met.Following the preseason finale 28-24 loss at Houston on Thursday, Frazier called Peterson a "game-time decision" for the regular-season...
The Minnesota Vikings have reached the NFL imposed 53-man limit. On Friday, the Vikings made a series of roster moves in order to reach the league imposed deadline. Minnesota placed OT DeMarcus Love on the team’s injured reserve list. Four vested veterans were also terminated. Vested veterans do not hit the waiver wire and are free to sign immediately with any other franchise....
Amidst a flurry of moves, the Houston Texans reduced their roster and met the league imposed 53-man roster deadline on Friday evening. In addition to releasing players, the team also acquired a player via trade. The Texans and the Chicago Bears exchanged players. Houston sent CB Sherrick McManis to the Bears in exchange for FB Tyler Clutts. The move leaves the Bears without a fullback...
Minnesota Vikings rookie safety Harrison Smith has been fined $21,000 by the NFL for a hit on San Diego Chargers receiver Mike Willie on Aug. 24.
The hefty fine sends a stern message to the first-round draft pick, who has already established a reputation as a hard-nosed, big hitter. Smith was penalized for the hit against Willie late in the third preseason game.
Smith was drafted...
Damn, I could really go for some Texas BBQ right now. I can smell it I want it so bad. It mixes smell and taste somewhere on the back of my tongue. GUH.Anyway, welcome to another Purple Jesus Diaries Game Thread. We're back for the final time during the preseason, which means the next time you'll see a game thread it will actually be during a Sunday afternoon (because the...
After trimming back to 53 players Friday night, the Minnesota Vikings continued to put the finishing touches on their regular-season roster Saturday.
The biggest move was the completion of a trade first reported Friday night: The Vikings acquired third-year cornerback A.J. Jefferson from the Arizona Cardinals for what is reported to be undisclosed draft picks.
Jefferson, who went...
Houston Texans offensive tackle Rashad Butler is out for the season with a torn triceps. "Unfortunate," coach Gary Kubiak said announcing the injury. "Tough, tough deal." The Texans released right tackle Eric Winston, who signed with the Chiefs as a free agent, opening the training camp competition at the position between 2011 seventh-rounder Derek Newton...
A fan has been taken to a Houston hospital after falling from an escalator at Reliant Stadium.
A statement issued by stadium officials says the fan fell from the escalator Thursday night while attending a preseason game between the Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings.
The statement said nothing about the fan's condition, other than that he was taken to a Houston hospital....
A fan who attended a pre-season Houston Texans' game at Reliant Stadium fell to his death from an escalator, officials said Friday.
The fan fell from the escalator while attending a preseason game Thursday between the Houston Texans and the Minnesota Vikings, Reliant Stadium officials said in a statement.
The Houston Medical Examiner's Office confirmed in an email Friday...
We’re back with another season of NFL picks against the spread. We already have our Giants vs. Cowboys pick posted and we’re going to see what is on tap for Sunday, September 9, 2012. Before we can into the pick for this game, remember to sign up for the pick ‘em league before kickoff for your chance to win a free custom NFL Shop t-shirt.
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