VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vikings Draft 2017: What the scouts are saying about S Obi Melifonwu

The Minnesota Vikings are still in search of an uber-talented safety to play next to Harrison Smith. Could Melifonwu be their guy? Despite the fact that Andrew Sendejo has been the Minnesota Vikings’ starting strong safety for the past two seasons, the team would be lying if they said they still were not searching for […] Vikings Draft 2017: What the scouts are saying about S...
Via The Viking Age
9 hours ago

Tom Johnson of the Vikings is one of the NFL’s most improved defenders

Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Tom Johnson was mentioned as one of the 15 most improved defensive players in 2016. Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson was recently mentioned by Pro Football Focus in an article released on Monday March 29th, 2017 naming him as one of the NFL’s most improved defenders. The article named the 3 most improved […] Tom Johnson of...
Via The Viking Age
10 hours ago

Zimmer Describes Teddy Bridgewater's Rehab, Credits Sam Bradford

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer reiterated during a media roundtable on Wednesday that the Vikings haven’t placed a timetable on Teddy Bridgewater’s recovery from a dislocated left knee and torn AC...
Via Vikings.com
10 hours ago

Mike Zimmer emphasizes the Vikings’ commitment to Teddy Bridgewater

The head coach of the Minnesota Vikings spoke about the team’s injured quarterback on Wednesday during an interview session at the NFL’s owners meetings. Teddy Bridgewater’s name has been floating around the NFL newswire this week as his recovery from a brutal knee injury is continuing to make progress. Most recently, the Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback […] Mike Zimmer emphasizes...
Via The Viking Age
11 hours ago

Adrian Peterson works out with Jameis Winston, gets Dirk Koetter’s attention

Adrian Peterson is still searching for a new home, and he had to have known working out with Jameis Winston would trigger speculation that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be interested in the veteran running back.On Tuesday, Winston’s personal quarterback coach George Whitfield shared a photo on Instagram of himself posing with Peterson, Winston and strength and conditioning coach...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Women's Symposium Inspires Vikings Employees

The connection was nearly instant, and the bond will be lasting for dozens of women who uniquely understand working in football operations. Vikings Director of Football Administration Anne Doepner...
Via Vikings.com
13 hours ago

Report: Harrison Smith had ankle surgery

Vikings safety Harrison Smith missed some time at the tail end of the 2016 season with a high ankle sprain, but was able to return to play in the final two games of the season. That return to the field apparently didn’t mean that everything was hunky dory with the ankle, however. Adam Caplan and…
Via Pro Football Talk
15 hours ago

Lunchbreak: Jim Marshall's Case for the Hall of Fame

The Vikings are hard at work this offseason to strengthen their roster for the 2017 season, and they’re also reminding others of all that was accomplished by an original Viking.. Vikings Owner Mar...
Via Vikings.com
17 hours ago

Zimmer: 'No one really knows' timetable on Bridgewater

The Minnesota Vikings are nothing short of impressed with the progress Teddy Bridgewater is making in rehab following a traumatic knee injury suffered during training camp last year. But the team is still reluctant to place any timetable on Bridgewater’s ultimate return, especially in the wake of an impressive workout video that surfaced this week.The video, originally posted Tuesday...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants HC on adding Adrian Peterson: ‘Never say never’

Nearly three weeks into free agency, and running back Adrian Peterson remains unemployed. But his joblessness may not last for long.According to head coach Ben McAdoo, the New York Giants may very well have Peterson on their radar.McAdoo responded with “never say never” when asked directly about the idea of bringing Peterson to the squad. He elaborated a bit on Peterson’s...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video seems to show Teddy Bridgewater dropping back, passing

There have been many contradictory reports surrounding Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater since his horrifying leg injury last year. Some say he won’t play again, while some believe he could play as early as sometime in 2017.Based on a short clip that surfaced on Reddit Tuesday, shared by Cameron DaSilva of FOX Sports, Bridgewater is well on the road to recovery. There...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former first-round pick asking God for 'one last run'

Based on an Instagram post by former first-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings, Sharrif Floyd, one wonders if his knee injury isn’t far more significant than has been reported to this point. Or, at the least, it appears he had a setback.One thing we know for certain, based on what he wrote, is that Floyd is “hurting” and desperate for one more chance to fulfill his NFL dream...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reporter: Giants 'would not go near' Adrian Peterson

The New York Giants seem like they are in need of backfield help after they released veteran running back Rashad Jennings, and there has been some speculation that they could kick the tires on Adrian Peterson. According to one reporter, there’s no chance of that happening.Gary Meyers of the New York Daily News wrote over the weekend that the Giants “would not go near” Peterson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend news roundup: Minnesota Vikings

NFL notes: Peterson says fit, not money, is goalFILE – In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson carries the ball during the team’s NFL football game against the Green … Report: Brian Robison agrees contract extension, pay cut in 2017Source: Vikings DE Brian Robison has signed a 1-year extension through 2018. Now due a base …. Scott...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson makes statement, says it is ‘not all about the money’

Free agent running back Adrian Peterson used Twitter to try to silence the various reports indicating that his high financial demands are the reason he still doesn’t have a job.Peterson wrote on Twitter Friday evening that he’s unsigned because he hasn’t found the best fit for his talents and a team that can contend for a Super Bowl title. This is clearly a direct response...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

For ageless Newman, returning to Vikings an easy call

MINNEAPOLIS -- Terence Newman wasn't ready to be done with the NFL, mentally or physically, but the desire to continue his career was only as good as a team's interest in him. The Minnesota Vikings were more than willing to re-sign the sage cornerback for a 15th season in the league. All this required, really, was an honest conversation between Newman and coach Mike Zimmer. "I wanted...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Latavius Murray’s contract is bad news for running backs

Latavius Murray was the first big-name running back without a history of injury or weight problems to be signed in free agency.That doesn’t exactly mean that NFL teams are going to start opening up their checkbooks for running backs.The Vikings signed Murray from the Raiders to a three-year contract that could be worth up to $15 million, according to Pro Football Talk. However...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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