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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Greg Jennings had just finished up a workout as part of the Minnesota Vikings offseason conditioning program last week when reporters gathered around Minnesota's new receiver and asked Jennings if seeing "Vikings" spelled out across his shirt was a strange sight.
Jennings looked down at the "Vikings" across his chest and seemed like he hadn't pondered the question before.
"No, it doesn't," Jennings said "Actually it looks really good. . . . It fits really nicely."
Surely Jennings had thought about donning the purple uniform when he signed a five-year, 45 million contract with Minnesota in March. But this was Jennings first show to the public in the colors and lettering of his new team. After seven years with the Green Bay Packers, it would be natural for the wording to take some getting used to.
There have been some changes Jennings wasn't prepared for such as, he says, the higher cost of living in the...
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Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe will reportedly learn his fate today, as he's scheduled to meet with GM Rick Spielman, according to PFT.
It looks as though they'd like to see just another look at rookie Jeff Locke in Monday's rookie minicamp to make their inevitable decision. Barring any setbacks, it's likely the end of the road for Kluwe in Minnesota. For...
The writing on the wall has become the reality for Chris Kluwe.
On Monday, the Vikings' longtime punter announced on his Twitter account that he's been released, issuing his goodbyes to fans, teammates, ownership, and even fish.
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Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe told the Star Tribune that he’ll find out on Monday whether he’ll get released or not.
“Most teams generally don’t draft a punter in the fifth round unless that’s who they’re going to go with,” Kluwe said. “They said they would let me know Monday after the rookie minicamp.”
Kluwe had a solid season in 2012...
Chris Kluwe may believe that the Minnesota Vikings released him because of his views on gay rights but the truth is he is not worth the salary. Kluwe was set to make $1.4 million during the upcoming season after performing as a middle of the pack punter for the last two years.
Kluwe knew his time with the Vikings was short when the team drafted Jeff Locke with the 155th overall pick...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Chris Kluwe says he has been released by the Minnesota Vikings.
The punter tweeted Monday that he is no longer a member of the team. Kluwe thanked the Vikings fans, his teammates and Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf for the past eight seasons in Minnesota. He says he "wouldn't have traded it for anything."
The move was expected after the Vikings...
The Minnesota Vikings selected punter Jeff Locke in the sixth round of the recent NFL Draft. The addition was expected to push incumbent Chris Kluwe, but it appears that the Vikings may hand the rookie the job sooner than later and part ways with the veteran, according to Mark Craig and Dan Wiederer of The Star-Tribune.
After selecting Locke, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman...
It’s not often that one of the week’s loudest and most frequently cited headlines involves the release of a punter.
But when the Minnesota Vikings dropped Chris Kluwe earlier this week, it ensured that during this relatively news less post-draft time, that a special teamer would be in the headlines for awhile.
Kluwe spent eight years in Minnesota, being best known alternatively...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Two players from this weekend's rookie minicamp impressed the Minnesota Vikings enough to stick around.
Minnesota announced Monday that it has signed tackle Brandon Keith and wide receiver Adam Thielen, two of 34 players that were part of the Vikings' rookie minicamp last weekend on a tryout basis.
Keith, a four-year veteran, was a seventh-round pick...
According to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com, the Minnesota Vikings have released punter Chris Kluwe.
Just talked to Chris Kluwe. He was released after his workout this morning. Feels he can punt another 4 or 5 years in the NFL. Knee is good.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 6, 2013
As long as Kluwe is healthy, I can’t imagine him having a hard time finding a new team.
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Chris Kluwe likes gays a lot and not guns so much.
This is an unpopular opinion for any guy to be espousing nowadays. It is especially deadly if said guy happens to be employed by a professional sports league as Kluwe is was.
The Vikings released the punter Monday. This may or may not have everything to do with Kluwe's views about gay marriage (for) and gun control legislation...
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If there is one thing you can learn from the endless torture of being a Minnesota Vikings fan, it’s the virtue of patience. After all, this organization has ample experience with the horrible consequences of not being patient. Haste makes waste Minnesota had enjoyed success in the 1980s and seemed to be only a running [...]The post Minnesota Morals: patience by Nathan Salaam appeared...
Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com wrote early Monday it may soon be the end of the road in Minnesota for punter Chris Kluwe.
Indeed, Kluwe confirmed the rumors when he tweeted his goodbye Monday morning and took the opportunity to thank of all of his fans.
Kluwe, 31, was due to make $1.4 million this season in the final year of a seven-year deal signed back in 2007.
Perhaps the writing...
Tonight, in a SILVERMAN: On Sports EXCLUSIVE, great friend to the show, Chris Kluwe discussing how he was put on waivers by the Minnesota Vikings. The bad-ass punter discussed, football, gay rights, Jason Collins, his rock music and love of video games. For the entire conversation, listen here! As always, Kluwe is candid and awesome!
I also raise the question regarding how supportive...