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VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: ’80 Percent’ Chance Adrian Peterson Remains With Vikings

Trade rumors continue to swirl around Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson, though the latest buzz seems to indicate that the six-time Pro Bowler will suit up in purple again next season. There’s now an 80 percent chance A.P. will stay with the Vikings, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. .@MortReport on Adrian Peterson: 80% of me right now believes he will...
Via Gridiron Grit
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings 2015 Mock Draft

With the highly-anticipated 2015 NFL Draft almost upon us, it’s time to unveil our annual league-wide, team-by-team three-round mock draft series. Our series continues with the Minnesota Vikings. Photo Credit: Mike Nowak/Chargers.com Full disclaimer: These projections are part of our first and only trade-less 2015 three-round mock draft, which will be posted shortly. We...
Via Gridiron Grit
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Quote from Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater about AP’s B-day party is amazing

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater apparently attended Adrian Peterson’s much discussed birthday party earlier this month. He didn’t, however, have as much fun as AP. Teddy Bridgewater at Adrian Peterson's 30th birthday party last month: "I actually didn’t ride a camel, but we had a pretty good time.’’ — Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) April 27, 2015 Lol. AROUND...
Via cover32
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson will remain a Viking if he’s not traded by Saturday

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports The Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars remain landing spots for Adrian Peterson.  But if the Minnesota Vikings do not deal the running back by Saturday morning, Peterson is expected to remain in Minnesota for the 2015 season, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports. From Robinson: Because draft...
Via Sports-Glory
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys not in running for Adrian Peterson

The Dallas Cowboys are reportedly not interested in making a trade for Adrian Peterson. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Cowboys have no interest in making a trade for the 30-year-old running back. That could have something to do with Peterson’s age and the money he is still owed, or it could...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Peterson trade becoming increasingly unlikely, would take a 'sledgehammer' to make GM trade RB

According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, as the 2015 NFL Draft nears, the chances of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson changing uniforms is becoming increasingly unlikely. One of the biggest hurdles is general manager Rick Spielman, who is said to be against trading Peterson and wants him in Minnesota. Robinson writes: 'Seemingly every high-level individual inside...
Via 60 Max Power O
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

GM Rick Spielman 'Very excited about the future' of Cordarrelle Patterson

While the NFL Draft is mere days away and the Minnesota Vikings have their eyes open on perhaps a few wide receivers, general manager took time to tell us that it's not an indication that the team has given up on 2013 draft pick Cordarrelle Patterson. "There's no question he is, again there's another young guy that came out early and made a splash his rookie year because of his...
Via 60 Max Power O
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM: Cordarrelle Patterson has really ‘grown up a lot’

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said this week that for the offense to improve in 2015, wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson will have to play a key role and return to his rookie form. “There’s no question he is, again there’s another young guy that came out early and made a splash his rookie year because of his unique speed and his unique athletic traits...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Turner has great quote in defense of Bridgewater

Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater choked during a particular portion of his pro day workout last year. This was something that may have caused him to slip to the 32nd overall pick in last year’s draft. The exact drill where Bridgewater struggled was when he was to throw a pass over raised brooms which were supposed to simulate an oncoming pass rush. Bridgewater’s...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Approaching the NFL Draft

With the beginning of the 2015 NFL Draft just around the corner, teams around the league are focused on making any last minute preparations for this year’s event. Building through the draft is by far the best way to make significant improvements to a team, and more importantly, will prepare those teams for future success down the road. The Minnesota Vikings, along with general...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Herschel Walker: Vikings should trade Adrian Peterson

Former Minnesota Vikings running back Herschel Walker is no stranger to blockbuster NFL trades. The two-time Pro Bowler was involved in the biggest trade in modern NFL history when he was sent from the Dallas Cowboys to Minnesota for a bevy of players and picks that helped set up the Cowboys dynasty of the 1990’s. Over 25 years removed from that trade, Walker is speaking up...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: This ambulance driver tricked out his ride for the Minnesota Vikings

Check out what we found on the Minnesota Vikings Reddit page… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Ten things that will happen during the first night of the NFL Draft First and 10: The 10 most-underrated games on the 2015 NFL schedule via reddit Cool. I didn’t even know that ambulances were allowed to be altered like that. You may also be interested in: PHOTO: This ambulance...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Herschel Walker says Vikings making a mistake by not trading Adrian Peterson

Former Minnesota Vikings running back Herschel Walker, who was acquired in a huge deal that eventually built the foundation for the Dallas Cowboys championship teams of the 1990s. Walker believes that keeping Adrian Peterson when he wants a fresh start is a big mistake. "It makes no sense just to hang on to him just to hang on to him," Walker said, via TwinCities.com. "I don't...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lups’ Final 7 Round Vikings Mock

With less than a week until round one the I bring you my last Vikings seven rounder of the season. Sticking to my guns I have the Vikings taking Louisville receiver DeVante Parker in round one and continuing to fill out major needs at guard and double dipping at corner back in the mid rounds.Previous Versions | December | January | February | March Round 1. DeVante Parker WR...
Via DraftSeason
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: The Adrian Peterson situation

Adrian Peterson is set to make $12.75 million in 2015. It’s no secret that there has been some tension between the Minnesota Vikings and star running back Adrian Peterson recently. Some would argue that parting ways with Peterson through a trade would be the best outcome for both sides. It sounds great in theory if both are unhappy with one another, and you know what’s coming...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Everson Griffen puts former Minnesota Vikings cornerback on blast

Yesterday the NFL’s 2015 regular season schedule finally came out. First up for the Minnesota Vikings is the San Francisco 49ers on September 14, when they’ll get to play against a familiar face. Former Vikings cornerback Chris Cook (now with the Niners) is already talking trash about the Week 1 matchup, claiming he can’t wait: September 14th…. Mmmhmmm I cannot wait for...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Releases 2015 Schedule for Minnesota Vikings

Like any team in the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings knew who their opponents would be in the 2015 season back in December. However, there’s a special kind of feeling that fans get once the league officially reveals the schedule. That feeling finally came on Tuesday when the league announced it’s 2015 slate, allowing everywhere to plan road trips and know when to take their aggression...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Viking attends 10 year-old girl's party after invitees decline

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson was among the nearly 300 people over the weekend who responded to a plea on Facebook by the parents of a 10-year-old girl who was about to have a birthday party where none of the invitees were planning to attend. Mackenzie Moretter turned 10 last week, and according to...Read More The post Vikings’ Charles Johnson attends 10-year...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson Will ‘Show the World,’ Break NFL Rushing Record in 2015

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson will break the NFL’s single-season rushing record (2,105 yards) that was set by Eric Dickerson in 1984. That’s according to Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue, who has been working out with Peterson this offseason because they have the same personal trainer, James Cooper. “There’s only a few guys that you work out...
Via Gridiron Grit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Will Teddy Bridgewater Defy History?

Teddy Bridgewater Baseless clichés are thrown around in the sports world far too often. One cliché that Minnesota Vikings fans are particularly worried about for the 2015 season is the dreaded “sophomore slump” with their up and coming quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. After a sensational rookie year, why wouldn’t there be questions about whether or not the young quarterback...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings want first-rounder, starting CB for Peterson

Now that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated by the NFL, it will be interesting to see if he is successful in his quest to force his way out of Minnesota. Given the terms of his current contract and the value the Vikings want in return, Peterson may be stuck. ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Vikings and Spielman Have Found Gems in the Late Rounds of the Draft

Since Rick Spielman became a member of the Minnesota Vikings franchise in 2006, he has played a part in the Vikings drafting the likes of running back Adrian Peterson, wide receiver Percy Harvin, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and safety Harrison Smith.All of these players have one thing in common, they were all selected in the first round of the NFL Draft...
Via Pro Football Spot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings and Spielman Have Drafted Some Late-Round Gems

Since Rick Spielman became a member of the Minnesota Vikings franchise in 2006, he has played a part in the Vikings drafting the likes of running back Adrian Peterson, wide receiver Percy Harvin, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and safety Harrison Smith.All of these players have one thing in common, they were all selected in the first round of the NFL Draft...
Via Pro Football Spot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How Amari Cooper Falls to the Vikings

The Draft is just about two weeks away and the excitment levels are through the roof.  Vikings fans who are hoping for Amari Cooper to fall through the cracks will be watching with anxious bellies as the picks start rolling in that fateful Thursday night.  Is it possible that Cooper could fall that far?  Yes it is and here is how.Pick 1. Jameis Winston Goes First as Expected....
Via DraftSeason
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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