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In today’s NFL it is rare to see a player play out the length of a big-money contract. Since NFL teams have the right to cut players at any time with relatively little repercussions because NFL player contracts are not fully guaranteed, what initially may seem like a large financial sum often does not dictate what a player will actually be receiving; instead, a look at the guaranteed money is where the truth of the contract is. This is why NFL teams will often offer players “backloaded” contracts in which the non-guaranteed base salaries of the final few years of the contract are large; while this gives the illusion of a rich contract, the NFL team can cut the player before the years these base salaries are due. The player won’t see a dime of this money while the non-guaranteed nature of the final years means that it won’t cost the NFL team anything either. This is in the NFL team’s best interest since the bloated final years of “backloaded” contracts count fully against and are pot...
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Ask almost any NFL veteran how excited they are about heading into training camp, and they'll almost unanimously tell you, "Not at all." That's why it's no surprise that Jared Allen apparently hates the idea of getting ready for camp too.
"Unfortunately, yes," Allen said on NFL AM when he was asked if his surgically repaired shoulder would be ready...
The Green Bay Packers rolled the dice when they released linebacker Desmond Bishop and it could backfire twice if he proves to be fully recovered with the Minnesota Vikings.
The team felt Bishop was expendable after a severe hamstring injury, but economics surely played a large role in the decision.
So now, this decision might backfire. Bishop signed a one-year; prove he’s...
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen believes in the ‘three yards and a cloud of dust theory.’
Allen says having a running back like Adrian Peterson gives any team a chance to win a Super Bowl and that a sophisticated passing attack isn’t always needed.
According to Marc Sessler of NFL.com, Allen states that controlling the clock and being physical will wear teams...
With the start of the 2013 NFL regular season just about two months away, let’s take an early look at the fantasy football landscape—ranking the Top 20 running backs in the game. Photo Credit: Vikings.com 1. Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings) An injury that could threaten the career of most NFL running backs was shrugged off by “All Day” like a hangnail. All Peterson...
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is all systems go for the first day of training camp; however, he’s not exactly happy about it.
Though training camp is watered down from the new CBA, where two-a-day practices are gone and full contact is limited.
It’s still grind veteran players say they could do without.
Allen said that his surgically repaired shoulder is on...
Many have wondered whether or not Donovan McNabb lost his lunch during the waning minutes of Super Bowl XXXIX.
Thanks to Lito Sheppard, you can wonder no more.
In a recent appearance on WIP radio, the former Eagles cornerback confirmed that McNabb did indeed puke.
"Yes," said Sheppard, via Philly.com. "He did."
McNabb has consistently denied tossing his cookies...
Packers President Mark Murphy says the team will retire Brett Favre’s No. 4 before 2016, the year he is eligible for the NFL Hall of Fame. Coincidentally, Li’l Brett, who was given a cyber...
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Xavier Rhodes had a strong showing at offseason practices, but even before he was a Vikings CB he said he was “not a typical corner.” See what else he had to say at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Matthew Stafford signed a contract extension with the Detroit Lions worth $76.5 million over the next five years, including $41.5 million guaranteed.
While Stafford is not the highest paid quarterback in the NFL it is a hefty commitment by the Lions in the former first overall pick.
Of course not everyone is impressed with the deal. Donovan McNabb questioned the deal on Tuesday while...
Get the practice schedule, autograph schedule, weather information and more for the Minnesota Vikings' 2013 training camp.
Welcome to another edition of Purple Jesus Diaries "Purple People Apparel" where we like to highlight different clothing and apparel options that have to do with the Minnesota Vikings, frequently in an effort to divert your hard earned dollars from the atrocities and instead towards a better spent option. I say frequently, because every once in a while we come across some...
Since the Minnesota Vikings have the greatest fans in the world, sell out every single game during every single season (something like that, I'm pretty sure that's true), and are generally better than everyone else, we Vikings fans don't really understand what these things called "blackouts" are when it comes to football. I mean, when we're talking about...