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VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Welcomed in Minnesota, WR Wallace has something to prove

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Mike Wallace's arrival in Minnesota following his trade from the Miami Dolphins to the Vikings brought a fresh start for the veteran receiver, but the baggage from his enigmatic two-year stay in Miami made the trip as well. Wallace was seen as disgruntled, perhaps wasn't on the same page with his quarterback and reportedly didn't get along with the coaching...
Via Fox Sports North
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

WR Mike Wallace a card carrying member of the 'most grossly paid' club

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace ran a 4.33-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in 2009 and averaged more than 16 yards per catch in three of his four years with the Steelers. However, Wallace chose the Dolphins over the Vikings when he became a free agent in 2013, signing a five-year, $60 million contract and then his production dropped like a lead balloon. ...
Via 60 Max Power O
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Minnesota Vikings Coach: Mike Zimmer is 'one of the finest coaches I've ever seen'

Former Minnesota Vikings coach Jerry Burns attended a minicamp practice this spring and was thoroughly impressed with this year's team. "This team has a lot of faith in their coach," Burns said, via the official website of the Minnesota Vikings. "You can see how they go out here and they practice hard. I know they will play hard. I just like every aspect of this team." For Burns...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings RB McKinnon: If I had a fantasy team, I'd take myself

To say that the Minnesota Vikings group of running backs are hitting the 2015 season overflowing with confidence would be an understatement. In addition to Adrian Peterson proclaiming himself the best running back in the game, second-year player Jerick McKinnon is apparently feeling really positive about this year. “If I had a fantasy team and could take myself, I would.â€...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson not sweating Wallace, Patterson hype

Charles Johnson finished the 2014 season as the Minnesota Vikings' hottest wide receiver. A former seventh-round selection who bounced from the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Browns before landing with the Vikings, Johnson caught 31 passes for 475 yards and two touchdowns last season.However, as Johnson enters his second season with the team, the spotlight is pointed elsewhere...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Clayton: Vikings gaining steam as a 2015 sleeper and for good reason

The Minnesota Vikings have been creating a buzz this offseason and after weathering the Adrian Peterson storm, the team is in position to make some serious strides in 2015. According to John Clayton of ESPN, the Vikings are rolling into training camp with the wind at their backs. Clayton writes: 'It's not a stretch to expect a healthy Peterson to add 30 yards a game to the Vikings...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anti-Gay Twitter-Tirade Could be Josh Robinson’s Last Moment of Fame with Minnesota Vikings

Cornerback Josh Robinson #21 of the Minnesota Vikings. (Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY Sports) Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson had some very unflattering and downright ignorant words to say on Friday, after the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in the United States. Robinson took to Twitter to voice his opinion, where he made a comparison...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Mike Wallace Is Being a Good Team Player...So Far Everything's coming up roses so far between the Minnesota Vikings and ... way to dispel reports that he was unhappy about being sent to Minnesota, a place he ... NFL Rumors: Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson brings Vikes teammates to Houston Texas for workout training session The Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predicting 3 possible Minnesota Vikings award winners

The Minnesota Vikings are locked and loaded for a run to the playoffs in 2015, and expectations haven’t been this high since (gulp: 2010, in Brett Favre’s final year with the team after taking them to the NFC Championship game the year before.) Minny is blessed with plenty of young talent and coaching experience which could be a big factor if this team is able to return to the...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: I'm still the NFL's best running back

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson slipped to No. 62 in NFL Network’s ranking of the Top 100 Players of 2015. This may be surprising to some considering Peterson only played one game in 2014. Also I appreciate all my colleagues for voting ya boy into the Top 100 ! Mad Love & Respect goes out to all of y'all (You All)! God Bless — Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Adrian Peterson can’t control his new gadget

Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson bought a new Phunkee Duck, similar to a Segway but it doesn’t have the handlebars and is moreso shaped like a skateboard Peterson posted a video of himself trying out his fancy new gadget, though it’s clear he doesn’t exactly understand how it operates just yet: Stuntin gone wrong You may also be interested in: Video: Adrianâ€...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Viking makes sad tweet about gay marriage

The NFL never comes without controversy, and such is the case with Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson. On Friday, following a huge worldwide announcement that the United States would fully legalize gay marriage all over the country, Robinson took to Twitter to show his frustration and disagreements with the decision: Marriage equality same as incest & child rape: Minnesota...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson's Recent Comments May Have Sealed His Fate with the Vikings

June 26th, 2015 will now forever be a date marked with historic proportions as the United States Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states. Some members of the NFL even took to Twitter to express their support of the massive news.However, one member of the Minnesota Vikings did not support the Supreme Court's decision and decided to make the not so...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Peterson continues summer workouts with teammates

The Minnesota Vikings recently concluded their mandatory minicamp. That leaves team with approximately five weeks until it reunites for training camp. For running back Adrian Peterson, he is taking this time to continue practicing with wide receiver Mike Wallace and running back Jerick McKinnon. The trio is in Houston working out with Peterson’s longtime trainer James Cooper...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL player compares same-sex marriage to pedophilia

Friday marked a historic day in the history of equal rights in America, as the Supreme Court ruled that individual states can no longer make same-sex marriage illegal. As soon as the ruling was announced, you knew it was only a matter of time before a professional athlete said something dumb on Twitter. Minnesota Vikings...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

E.J. Henderson, Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders surprise 'Super-Gav'

A five-year-old boy from Winona, Minn., was surprised by Minnesota Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson and two of the team's cheerleaders at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, according to Craig Peters of Vikings.com.Gavin Quimby, also known as "Super-Gav," has Bronchial Obliterans Syndrome (BOS), as well as Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD), a genetic disorder...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater Could Lead the Minnesota Vikings to the Playoffs

  Teddy Bridgewater impressed the entire NFL last season. Will this season hold much of the same?(Ann Heisenfelt / Associated Press) With every first year quarterback comes the inevitable fanfare and hype courtesy of the media, the hopes and dreams of a hometown crowd, the criticisms of experts everywhere, and the responsibility of becoming the best player one can possibly be...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Rookies Looking to Make Impact Week 1

Although the Minnesota Vikings have three or four guys that are expected to have an impact throughout the year, who of these are going to make the jump from collegiate athlete to pro almost instantaneously? Trae Waynes was the 11th pick in the draft but was among the top on the Vikings draft board. Essentially, the Vikings got the man that they wanted coming into the draft. Many...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings sign massive Polish offensive tackle

The Minnesota Vikings have gone overseas for help on their offensive line. The team announced that they have signed twenty-seven year old offensive tackle Babatunde Aiyegbusi from Poland. Aiyebusi is an enormous 351 pounds and stands at 6-foot-9. He has very little football experience, having played briefly in Poland and Germany, but his sheer size should be enough to scare many...
Via EndZoneScore
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Extremely Early Predictions for Vikings 53 Man Roster

While it is only June 18th, it is NEVER too early to try and predict the Vikings final 53 man roster. A few notables who didn’t make the first round prediction were Mike Mauti, Chase Ford, and Josh Robinson, but we all know that could change very quickly. I also have the Vikings holding on to 3 quarterbacks with Kafka as the 3rd … but that is also something that is far from...
Via DraftSeason
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

Young Teddy Bridgewater’s unusual composure and good old Mike Zimmer’s as-expected defensive acumen gave the Vikings a renewed sense of...
Via Athlon Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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