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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. When Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman spoke of linebacker Erin Henderson's versatility last week, the intent seemed focused on leaving open any possibility as Spielman attacked the draft.
Spielman said Henderson, who's started the past two seasons as the weakside linebacker for Minnesota, could move inside if needed. The comment, at the time, was interesting but didn't reflect an overriding belief Henderson was indeed moving to middle linebacker.
Henderson, though, has been preparing for a move for months and said Wednesday he expects to play in the middle. The idea of moving Henderson inside has had more traction than just a seemingly innocuous comment from Spielman.
"It was kind of early in the offseason," Henderson said, while working out as part of the team's offseason conditioning program. "It was something I kind of threw out there to (linebackers coach Fred Pagac). Just letting him know I was more than capa...
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The post-draft sex glow is all about us as we move into the doldrums of the NFL off-season, but there's still much to talk about with the Vikings 2013 NFL Draft picks. In Purple Jesus Diaries' NFL Draft-or-Bust Off, we review each pick in turn and provide some further amateur insight for you. Previously we looked at Sharrif Floyd and Xavier Rhodes, and today, we continue...
According to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com, a lot of personnel people around the NFL believe it’s going to take rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson some time to pick up the Vikings offense.
“It’s going to take time. It’s going to take a patient coach. There’s going to be a lot of teaching,” said an AFC personnel executive who studied Patterson closely before the...
One of the most underrated post draft activities is the chase for undrafted free agents. Teams can find diamonds in the rough by combing though their draft boards and finding out who is left.
According to Vikings.com, in the everlasting quest for talent, the Vikings have signed 13 rookie free agents.
Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg,
North Carolina wide receiver...
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder told the Star Tribune that he ended up having to go to the emergency room after his arm injury flared up just a couple of weeks after the season ended.
“A couple weeks after [the season was over], the injury came back randomly. The whole arm swelled up and I actually had to go to the ER and get that taken care of. It was a little scary...
Minnesota Vikings backup quarterback Matt Cassel has been the lucky recipient of the pixie dust that only the New England Patriots can sprinkle on you.
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The younger Vikings are already experiencing the benefits of a veteran leader in the receiving corps with the addition of Greg Jennings.
The Minnesota Vikings had only two players in last year's NFL Network annual top 100 players ranking running back Adrian Peterson and defensive end Jared Allen following their 3-13 season in 2011.
The first Minnesota player in the top 100 countdown this year, after the 10-6 record and playoff appearance last season, is no longer on the team.
Percy Harvin, traded to the Seattle...
After an MVP season and one that saw him come up 9 yards short of the single season rushing record, Adrian Peterson has revealed that his goal going into 2013 is to rush for 2500 yards.
Via NFL.com Peterson sounded as committed than ever of achieving the goal, stating to Sports Illustrated:
“It’s not something I’m going to focus on early. I’ll let the chips fall where...
The all-universe Adrian Peterson has set his rushing yardage goal at a seemingly impossible 2,500 yards for the Vikings' 2013 season.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that he taught Tom Brady everything he knows during their time in New England together. “I taught Tom everything,” said Cassel. I thought he really started to flourish after I got there. (Laughs.) A lot of people don’t understand how much time we spend together. It’s important to be together and be...
To be, or not to be (gay), that is the question Unless you were murdered on Sunday or are living under a rock, you have heard that professional basketball player Jason Collins has openly admitted he is gay. He is the first active professional athlete in any of the four major sports — football, basketball, baseball, or [...]The post Gays running amok in the NFL! by John Jedlicka...
The 2013 NFL Draft is over, yet it is impossible to say who the “winners” and “losers” are immediately. However, I will analyze the picks that stood out to me, which ones seem like good fits, which were good value, and which were questionable. So, without further ado, my 2013 NFL Draft analysis.
I like what Minnesota did in the draft this year...
Tom Brady lives in a Castle, Matt Cassel's name sounds like Castle
Back in 2009, Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel were sent to Kansas City for what turned out to be Patrick Chung.
Well, that deal really worked out for everyone didn't it?
Now Cassel is resuming his role as a backup quarterback, this time behind Christian Ponder. That sure is quite a fall for the one time starting...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Erin Henderson has volunteered to man the middle linebacker spot for the Minnesota Vikings and said this week he's been preparing as such and expects to make the move from the starter on the weak side to the middle.But Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier sounded Friday like such a move hasn't quite been decided.
"We've been talking about it,"...