Posted May 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Minnesota Vikings have signed tight end Rhett Ellison and now have seven of their 10 draft picks under contract. The Vikings announced the deal Wednesday. Ellison was one of the team's three fourth-round selections. He was chosen 128th overall out of USC and could eventually take the place of longtime battering ram Jim Kleinsasser, who retired after last season. The Vikings signed six of their picks Tuesday. First-round selections Matt Kalil and Harrison Smith and third-round pick Josh Robinson have yet to sign. The NFL's new collective bargaining agreement sets a more rigid system for negotiating contracts, which has streamlined the process for signing deals.

Vikings sign fourth-round pick Ellison

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings signed their other fourth-round pick, Rhett Ellison, on Wednesday leaving just the team's top three selections unsigned. Ellison, a fullbacktight end out of Southern California, is the seventh of the team's 10 draft picks to agree to terms, officially signing a day after Minnesota signed fourth-round receivers Jarius Wright and...

Vikings' RB Gerhart ready if called upon

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The familiar refrain coming from Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier and general manager Rick Spielman whenever discussion inevitably comes to the running back position and rehabbing Adrian Peterson has always been, "We have confidence in Toby." Toby Gerhart, who seemed like a luxury pick two years ago, has been Minnesota's security blanket...

Vikings sign six of 10 2012 draft selections

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. One week away from their first organized team activities of the offseason, the Minnesota Vikings are starting to get their 2012 draft picks signed. Minnesota signed six of its 10 picks from April's draft on Tuesday, coming to terms with fourth-round receivers Jarius Wright and Greg Childs, fifth-round defensive back Robert Blanton, sixth-round kicker Blair...

Video: Adrian Peterson On Track for Start of 2012 Season

If the video of Minnesota Vikings star RB Adrian Peterson‘s rehab workout is any indication, it looks like he’s going to be back and ready to play the 2012-13 NFL season and he’ll be in tip-top shape. Josina Anderson of ESPN had a chance to sit down with Peterson at his rehab facility and Peterson said that he’s currently on schedule to be back for the start of the upcoming...

Vikings stadium plan gets past major hurdle

One of the final hurdles in starting construction a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings was cleared on Thursday when the Minneapolis City Council voted 7-6 to approve a plan that would fund the facility using redirected sales taxes, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. The Council still has to ratify the decision on Friday. Thursday's vote was a victory for Mayor R...

Vikings get contracts done for 6 of 10 draft picks

The Minnesota Vikings have six of their 10 draft picks under contract. The team announced Tuesday that wide receiver Jarius Wright, wide receiver Greg Childs, safety Robert Blanton, kicker Blair Walsh, linebacker Audie Cole and defensive tackle Trevor Guyton signed their rookie deals. Wright and Childs were taken in the fourth round. Blanton went in the fifth round, Walsh in the...

Point/Counterpoint: Is President Obama a Better Quarterback than Christian Ponder?

Welcome to Purple Jesus Diaries' Point/Counterpoint, where we interview two experts on a hotly contested topic of interest for Minnesota Vikings fans. This week, we talked with two Vikings fans who hold radically different political opinions on whether or not President Obama is a better potential quarterback than current starter Christian Ponder.The results may surprise you...

Historical look at Vikings’ drafted QBs

Christian Ponder is only the fifth quarterback drafted by the Vikings to enter a season as the starter. The others have had mixed results, but Ponder has more starting experience than all but one of them when they were getting their first shot to begin a season as the starter.

Greenway taking on leadership among young LBs

Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is now the old man of his position group. With that comes some leadership expectations. He talked about that and the unit as whole.

Great Moments in Vikings History: Moe Williams Scores Against the Packers in the Playoffs

PJD is on vacation (again!) so for the next several days we are going down the old memory lane and looking at great moments in Vikings history, which have stood out to me for no reason in particular. First, we'll give you some type of media to interact with to form your own remembrances and opinions, and then share ours after the jump. Today, we highlight former running back...

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