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Report: Six teams ‘in the mix’ for Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson was reinstated last week from an NFL suspension for a child-abuse incident.  He’s under contract with the Minnesota Vikings for the next three years for $43.25 million, but it’s still unknown where the running back will play in 2015. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings plan to keep Peterson if they can’t find a trading...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerick McKinnon Wants Adrian Peterson’s Job if He Leaves the Team

Minnesota Vikings’ running back Jerick McKinnon is more than eager to take on the lead running back role for the Vikings if for some reason Adrian Peterson does not play for the team in 2015. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman continues to claim the team wants Peterson back this season. However, there remains a strong possibility that Peterson could be traded to another team...
Via Sportsnaut
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Why a 2-5 start should be a sign of optimism

Following their last second 17-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills, Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings fall to a disappointing 2-5 record. However, this 2-5 record may not be that disappointing. Obviously, Vikings’ fans would much prefer to see at least a winning record this season, but here are five reasons why Vikings’ fans should look on the bright side and at least be content...
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Final preseason game against the Titans

For most teams in the NFL, the fourth and final preseason game involves their starters playing very few snaps, even they even see the field. This shouldn’t be any different for the Minnesota Vikings when they travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans on Thursday at 7 PM CT. Most of the starters will probably watch from the sidelines, letting the 2nd and 3rd string players get most...
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings 2-0 in preseason with 30-28 win over Cardinals

The Minnesota Vikings are now 2-0 under head coach Mike Zimmer, albeit the two wins are in the preseason. This game came down to the wire, including an fumble recovery touchdown on 4th and goal by the Cardinals to go ahead by 4 points with 1:49 left, and concluded with a perfectly orchestrated 2 minute drill by rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The defense started out slow,...
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings sign RB McKinnon, now have all draft picks signed

There will be no holdouts for the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota signed running back Jerick McKinnon, a running back out of Georgia Southern drafted in the third round, on Tuesday as the last of the 10 draft picks to sign. McKinnon, the second of two third-round picks for the Vikings, started 31 of his 47 games at Georgia Southern while playing quarterback, running back, wide receiver...
Via Fox Sports North
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Sign Third-Round Pick RB Jerick McKinnon

  The Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of third-round pick RB Jerick McKinnon of Georgia Southern University. The Vikings now have all of their 2014 draft picks under contract. McKinnon’s four-year contract is worth an estimated $2,745,000 and includes a signing bonus of $515,000, according to McKinnon lined up all over the field in college, spending time...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft-Or-Bust Off: Vikings Select RB Jerick McKinnon

Once again we’re back to that post-draft sex sheen we all get when we start talking about young men in shorts who are now OURS. And since it coincides with the beginning of the long NFL offseason, we’ll take our damn time in reviewing each Vikings draft pick from 2014. In Purple Jesus Diaries’ NFL Draft-or-Bust Off 2014, we continue our amateur insight into the draft picks...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

McKinnon getting education on how to be NFL running back

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The education of Jerick McKinnon started immediately. McKinnon, drafted in the third round last week by the Minnesota Vikings, didn't play in a pro-style offense at Georgia Southern. The 5-foot-9 McKinnon played three years as a quarterback in Georgia Southern's triple-option offense, basically as a running back with the option to throw. He didn't pass block...
Via Fox Sports North
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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