Found August 19, 2014 on NFL Draft Diamonds:
Chris Kluwe and the Minnesota Vikings are done with their legal jousting. Kluwe and the organization reached a settlement, terms of which include the Vikings donating money to five different LGBT organizations for the next five years, and providing sensitivity training to their players and employees. The Vikings website released this statement.  “We appreciate Chris […] The post Vikings will donate to 5 different LGBT organizations appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.

How much is the Minnesota Vikings franchise really worth?

Last year the Minnesota Vikings won just five games and finished in the cellar of their division. That makes them one of the worst NFL teams in the grand scheme of things, but what if we determined how good a team is by something other than wins and losses? For example, what if we made it about how much a team’s real dollar value is? Bad news. If we go based on the money then the...

Jerome Simpson reportedly facing a three game suspension

According to the Star Tribune,  Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson is facing a three game suspension for being arrested for drunk driving. Jerome Simpson is facing a three-game suspension from the NFL. The Vikings wide receiver missed Monday’s practice to appeal the suspension, which stems from a drunken-driving arrest last season. Simpson was in New York with his lawyer, David...

Mike Zimmer: Matt Cassel to start third preseason game

Teddy Bridgewater shined in the Minnesota Vikings 30-28 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, but head coach Mike Zimmer will start Matt Cassel at quarterback for the team’s third preseason game. From ESPN’s Ben Goessling: Cassel will start on Saturday; Bridgewater could see time with first team, but Zimmer didn’t say for sure. — Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) August 18, 2014...

Vikings QB Christian Ponder Not Asking To Be Traded

  Vikings QB Christian Ponder seemed to indicate that he was open to being traded, but he made it clear on Wednesday that he isn’t asking to dealt. “I’m not asking for a trade,” he said, per Chris Tomasson. “I’m learning so much right now. I do feel like it’s beneficial for me to be right here right now. As a competitor, though, you want to be the guy that’s out...

NFL Training Camp Preview: Minnesota Vikings

The TSB’s NFL Training Camp Previews heads up north to the land of 10,000 lakes as a new regime and potential new quarterback look to get things turned around quickly before heading into a new stadium. Outdoor Football all year round will return to Minnesota for the next couple of seasons and hope is when the Super Bowl is in Minnesota in a few years the home team will be there...

Secondary concerns: Vikings' Blanton returns, but Zimmer growing impatient with Robinson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- While one potential starter in the secondary for the Minnesota Vikings made a return to practice from a hamstring injury, another's absence seems to be wearing on coach Mike Zimmer. Safety Robert Blanton returned to practice for Minnesota on Monday as the team returned to its facilities in Eden Prairie after a nearly three-week stay at Minnesota State University...

Vikings QB Bridgewater named one of NFL’s 5 biggest heroes from past week

Despite the fact that the games didn’t mean anything in the standings, and will be long forgotten in a week or two, the second week of the preseason provided plenty of highlights and lowlights. There were reasons to be excited, causes for concern and everything in between. What players were at each extreme of the spectrum this week? To see the “Heroes and Goats” from preseason...

Vikings cautious with Greenway's wrist

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has been bothered a sore right wrist, prompting coach Mike Zimmer to limit him in practice. Greenway was given extra rest Wednesday. Zimmer said the ninth-year veteran had an MRI and X-rays that showed no serious problem. But despite playing all 16 games for the seventh straight season in 2013, Greenway sprained...

Vikings, Kluwe avoid lawsuit, agree to settlement

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe agreed to a settlement regarding his release from the team and claims of homophobic remarks made by special teams coach Mike Preifer.  Kluwe, which brought forth the allegations in a story in January, had threatened a lawsuit against the team for sexual orientation discrimination, defamation and "...

Ponder not written off by Vikings coaching staff

With Matt Cassel and Teddy Bridgewater still competing for the starting quarterback spot, Christian Ponder — the Vikings’ former QB of the future turned first-string clipboard-holder — didn’t even get a brief cameo in Saturday night’s 30-28 preseason victory over Arizona. But that doesn’t mean the Vikings don’t see value in carrying three quarterbacks, one of whom...

Oh Man Do I Love Randy Moss

Admittedly, things are kind of exciting for the Minnesota Vikings right now. Brad Childress is a distant nightmare, Christian Ponder is a fading depantsing from your childhood, and Teddy Bridgewater makes me feel things I haven’t felt since I rubbed against a body pillow as a young boy. Things are actually looking up for fans of the purple for once, and that by itself is kind of...

Kluwe And Vikes Settle Lawsuit

((HT: KARE-TV))Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has settled his discrimination lawsuit against his former employer over his release.Kluwe maintained that his opinions and his support for gay marriage along with the alleged behavior of special teams coordinator Mike Priefer toward Kluwe that included the use of gay slurs during practice got him released.The Vikings are...

Cleveland-Washington 2nd Highest Rated Preseason Game Ever on ESPN

That was to be expect, only Brett Favre’s first start as Vikings QB got a higher rating on ESPN. The power of Manziel you can’t deny. The game was terrible, but it let’s you know that at least for now Manziel is a better attraction than QB. Thanks to PFT for the info.

Watch: Brett Favre accepts ALS ice bucket challenge

It certainly has been quite the eventful summer for a once legendary former NFL quarterback. At the beginning of August, Brett Favre was welcomed back into the Green Bay Packers family with the announcement that he will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame in addition to having his No. 4 retired in 2015. Now Favre has also taken on a new challenge, raising awareness for ALS...

Top 5 Fantasy Football Running Backs to target

The problem with the running back strategy is that I feel there are only five consistent fantasy running backs in the NFL this year. Without a top five running back, your team could be in trouble. Teams today are going to less of running attack and more of a passing vertical game.
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