VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Laquon Treadwell back to practice, learning how to “be a true receiver”

Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell‘s attempt to improve on a disappointing rookie season took a hit in one of the first training camp practices when he injured his hamstring. Treadwell missed more than two weeks as a result of the injury, but has returned to practice in a limited fashion. That will give him a [more]
Via Pro Football Talk
5 hours ago

Notebook: Treadwell Spent Offseason Learning to be 'True Receiver'

EDEN PRARIE, Minn. — Laquon Treadwell encountered dozens of new experiences as a rookie in 2016. The one that stood out strongest to No. 11 was not winning enough plays against defenders. “I was u...
Via Vikings.com
17 hours ago

3 Observations: Sam Bradford Thrives Amid 'Crowd Noise'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings were back at work Tuesday after a day off, practicing outside at Winter Park in preparation for Friday night’s preseason game in Seattle. Minnesota was in full pa...
Via Vikings.com
18 hours ago

Horace Richardson Brings Pressure From New Position

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings defense is full of ferocious pass rushers, whether it’s defensive ends Everson Griffen, Danielle Hunter and Brian Robison, linebacker Anthony Barr or safety Harri...
Via Vikings.com
19 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings preseason has meaning

Preseason football has no bearing on the regular season, but it does have meaning for many players and fans. Does preseason football mean anything? I have been hearing since last Thursday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, that preseason games don’t mean anything. We all have heard and some have even said, “it’s only the first preseason game, it doesn’t mean anything.”...
Via The Daily Norseman
1 day ago

3 Potential breakout stars for the Minnesota Vikings

Going into every season, most NFL teams have a good understanding of what to expect from most of the players on their roster. From top-tier starters to end of the roster special teams guys, teams have a range of outcomes for every player. Within the 53 man construct, there are individuals that have an opportunity to make massive leaps above their preseason expectations. Whether it...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Setting New Standard With Contract Extensions

What is the logic behind some of the new deals? Fans of the Minnesota Vikings knew. . .or at least hoped. . .that at some point during Training Camp, the team would work out a long-term contract extension with cornerback Xavier Rhodes. After all, he was going into the final year of his rookie contract and had ascended to a level far above what he was being paid at. The team did...
Via The Daily Norseman
2 days ago

Minnesota Vikings By The Numbers: #25

A lot of people have worn it. None have been particularly outstanding. In the history of the Minnesota Vikings, a lot of players have worn the number 25. . .20, to be precise (if you count new Vikings running back Latavius Murray, who will wear it this season). But there hasn’t been a whole lot of impact from those players, and certainly not any recently. Going back through history...
Via The Daily Norseman
2 days ago

Minnesota Vikings: Realistic Expectations for 2017

NFL teams are in the midst of training camp and the preseason has begun. What do we expect from the Minnesota Vikings in 2017? It’s safe to say we’re not shy when it comes to getting you ready for the upcoming NFL season. Since March, we have strung together four different series in preparation for the fall. We just concluded looking at all 32 teams’ most improved area. That...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago

Why the Minnesota Vikings will win the NFC North

The 2017 NFL season is approaching ever so quickly, and with the beginning of it comes optimism for the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota is coming off of a 2017 season, where it finished with a record of 8-8. This season though will be a little bit odd. For the first time in nearly a decade, the Vikings will open up the season without running back Adrian Peterson on the roster. Minnesota’s...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend news roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Vikings’ offensive line not off to good preseason startMinnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) reacts before his is sacked by Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55) during the first half of a preseason … QB Taylor Heinicke was ‘antsy’ in first game action in two yearsQuarterback Taylor Heinicke runs through drills on the first afternoon of Vikings football...
Via 60 Max Power O
4 days ago  |  Discuss

After solid offseason, Vikings are contenders again

The Minnesota Vikings have quietly positioned themselves in a favorable spot to contend for a wild card berth. It’s unlikely they contend for a Super Bowl, and they could easily fall short of the playoffs. But this team is closer to the one that started last season 5-0 than the one that finished 3-8.That calculus starts with quarterback Sam Bradford, who is the spitting image of...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins also considered Teddy Bridgewater

Everything was apparently on the table for the Miami Dolphins in the wake of starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s knee injury.In an appearance Monday on “The Dan Patrick Show,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter said that Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater was a name “mentioned” in the Dolphins front office as a potential Tannehill replacement but that they were “focused”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Latavius Murray activated from PUP, cleared to practice

The Minnesota Vikings have activated running back Latavius Murray from the PUP list, clearing him to practice with the team for the first time. This roster move was announced by the team on Monday, just a few days ahead of its first preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.Murray was signed as a free agent this offseason. He played his first three seasons with the Oakland Raiders...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer discusses impact of his eight eye surgeries

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has been through eight surgeries on his right eye, and he is downplaying how much of an issue the situation is.Zimmer dealt with a detached retina in his right eye and, after numerous operations, says that the problem is almost certainly fixed, albeit with side effects.“I’m done with the surgeries,” Zimmer told Peter King of the MMQB. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer: Michael Floyd has looked 'pretty dang good'

The Minnesota Vikings will be without receiver Michael Floyd for the first four games of the regular season. But in training camp, Floyd has given head coach Mike Zimmer and company something to look forward to when he does return.“(He’s looked) pretty dang good,” Zimmer said, per Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune. “He’s made probably the most contested of anybody in the...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater on NFL future: ‘I’m in it for the long haul’

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on Thursday addressed the media for the first time since suffering a catastrophic knee injury during an Aug. 30 training camp practice last summer in a non-contact drill.The Vikings, as expected, officially put Bridgewater on the PUP list this week. But from the way Bridgewater is attacking his rehab — as evidenced by social media...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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