Found October 29, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Late in the hours of the first day of the NFL Draft in April, the Minnesota Vikings made the biggest splash, adding on a third first-round pick after acquiring defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and cornerback Xavier Rhodes earlier. Minnesota couldn't pass on the opportunity to jump back in the first round and nab Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, sending four picks to the New England Patriots. The Vikings were the newsmakers in April, adding three first-rounders to a team that went 10-6 and made the playoffs last year. Floyd (the No. 23 overall selection), Rhodes (No. 25) and Patterson (No. 29) will be important pieces to Minnesota's future, and the moves in April were about more than just seven games into the rookie seasons for each. But nearly halfway through their first year in the NFL, the three haven't made a big impact as the Vikings' season has deteriorated. Seven of the 32 first-rounders from April's draft haven't starte...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Should the Vikings trade Adrian Peterson?

The NFL trade deadline is 4 p.m. ET today. The Minnesota Vikings are 1-6 and seemingly headed nowhere. Should the team seriously consider trading...

Christian Ponder, wife Samantha, dress up as ‘Sandlot’ characters for Halloween (pics)

As reluctant as I am to admit this, lest I attract the scorn of the interwebs for committing such an egregious affront to 1990s cinema, I have never seen “The Sandlot.” That does not mean that I cannot appreciate the effort of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and his wife, ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Ponder, […]The post Christian Ponder, wife Samantha, dress...

What is Adrian Peterson’s value if he was traded?

Today I was sitting around and just thinking of all the different trade possibilities they could come out by tomorrow’s trade deadline. One of them they keeps coming to my mind is Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. Even though I know he’s not going anywhere I would be blown away to see what a […]

Jared Allen happy to stay in Minnesota after deadline

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Jared Allen waited through Tuesday's NFL trade deadline and wondered about his future with the Minnesota Vikings just like everyone else. Allen wasn't sure if he would be traded to another team in the final season of the six-year contract he signed with Minnesota after being acquired in 2008. The Vikings reportedly did get involved in trade talks for...

Who will start at QB for Vikings? Leslie Frazier keeping it secret

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Leslie Frazier said the Minnesota Vikings need some success in the "worst way" and he's making sure he's taking all measures to have a leg on up on the Dallas Cowboys this week. Minnesota returned to practice Wednesday and Frazier said he knows who will start at quarterback, but he wasn't ready to announce this week's starter yet...

Josh Freeman Wants Another Shot at Starting for The Vikings

Josh Freeman didn’t have the best debut with the Vikings to put it nicely. He didn’t pass well and got a concussion for his troubles. On the flip side he only had two weeks to learn the offense. Freeman’s confidence is still high though: “I feel like I can go out and compete and give our team a chance to win,” Freeman said. “This week, any week, I just want to prepare...

Vikings report card: More of the same mistakes

Early on, the Minnesota Vikings got the emotional boost they needed against the NFC North-leading Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, and then Green Bay proceeded to wear down Minnesota and drain any momentum the Vikings received from the opening kickoff return for a touchdown.In the end it was another surgical performance by Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers against the Vikings...

Report: Josh Freeman will start for the Vikings this week

According to ESPN’s Ed Werder,  the Minnesota Vikings will go with Josh Freeman as their starting quarterback this week against the Cowboys as they continue to evaluate him. Expecting Vikings will start Josh Freeman Sunday as Christian Ponder did nothing in unexpected opportunity and want to evaluate Freeman — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) October 31, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? ...

Christian Ponder And His Wife Samantha Reenact ‘The Sandlot’ For Halloween

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and his wife, ESPN reporter Samantha Ponder, went throwback for their Halloween costumes. The Ponders donned costumes from the 1993 classic baseball movie “The Sandlot.” Christian went as the excitable Squints and Samantha as the vivacious Wendy Peffercorn. What a little pervert. [TheBigLead] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Christian Ponder and Samantha Steele go as Wendy Peffercorn and Squints from ‘The Sandlot’ for Halloween

Christian Ponder may not even be 1/1000th of the football player that Tom Brady is, but the Minnesota Vikings quarterback and his better half know how to do Halloween the right way. Earlier, we showed you the adorable little Wizard of Oz costumes Brady and Gisele broke out for their Halloween party. Meh — talk […]

Malice in Minnesota: Packers vs. Vikings

Growing up, my Grandmother always told me that if I was going to talk mess, that I had to be willing to stand behind what I said: good or bad. So at the conclusion of the 44-31 Packers victory, only one thing was on my mind…Greg Jennings must face Aaron Rodgers. So they talked…well it was more like Greg talked and Aaron listened. However, it gave me hope that a possible reconciliation...

Seahawks Making Push To Trade For Jared Allen

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Seattle Seahawks are making a big push to trade for Vikings DE Jared Allen: Seattle making 11th-hour push to trade for Vikings Pro-Bowl DE Jared Allen, per multiple sources. Vikings also talking to second team. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 29, 2013 This could be a case of the rich getting richer. Or it could flame out. Thats...

Goodell Fines Green Bay Packers And Minnesota Vikings For Losing To The World Series

National Football League 345 Park Ave New York, NY 10016 October 28, 2013The Minnesota Vikings 9520 Viking Dr Eden Prairie, MN 55344Green Bay Packers, Inc 1265 Lombardi Ave Green Bay, WI 54304To Whom It May Concern:During the October 27, 2013 Sunday Night Football game, the league has determined both teams were in violation of Section 27, Article 17 (f) of the 2013 Official Playing...

Freeman trying to find his comfort level

Josh Freeman said he is clear of concussion symptoms and ready to go, although he hadn’t been told as of Monday if he would start Sunday. He reflected on his first start for the Vikings and his outlook going forward.

Cordarrelle Patterson ties NFL record with 109 yard return

It’s been a record setting day. On Sunday night Minnesota Vikings return man Cordarrelle Patterson returned a kickoff 109 yards for a touchdown.
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.