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VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vikings GM Rick Spielman confirms team has spoken with Adrian Peterson

While he refused to disclose the nature of the discussions, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman on Monday confirmed that their has been contact between the team and evidently disgruntled running back Adrian Peterson. Spielman made the comments regarding an “open dialogue” presently occurring between the Vikings and Peterson while attending the University of Minnesota’s...
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Michigan Offers The Son Of Minnesota Vikings General Manager

Michigan offered 2016 athlete JD Spielman, son of Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman, on Sunday. Spielman was committed to Ohio State for Lacrosse, but has decided to pursue football. He will visit Michigan soon and try to make it up to a camp. [Scout] The post Michigan Offers The Son Of Minnesota Vikings General Manager appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Vikings looking to trim Chad Greenway's salary

A 32-years-old, Minnesota Vikings suffered both a broken hand and broken ribs in 2014, as well as a knee injury prior to the season finale, and although the team would like to see him back in 2015, his $7 million salary might just be too rich for anyone team's taste at his age. “We have a lot of things that we’ll be working through between now and before March 10 [when...
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Vikings Interested In Keeping LB Chad Greenway

Vikings GM Rick Spielman told Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune that there’s no question that they would like to have veteran LB Chad Greenway next year. “We have a lot of things that we’ll be working through between now and before March 10th [when free agents can be signed], but we’d love to have Chad Greenway back and ... The post Vikings Interested In Keeping LB Chad...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Mike Zimmer expects Sharrif Floyd to prosper in third season

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer talked about defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who excelled in the team's defense when healthy enough to play. “Sharrif, I thought he had a good year,” Zimmer said, via the Star-Tribune. “He improved quite a bit. Losing weight at the beginning of the season helped him quite a bit. He changed his diet. And he’s a very conscientious hard...
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Minnesota Vikings Draft Profile: Dorial Green-Beckham

Before we start with this, we should make one thing clear: Dorial Green-Beckham is an absolute beast. He stands at 6’5” and weighs 237 pounds and made a mockery of the SEC during his two seasons at Missouri with 17 touchdowns in 25 games. If we were talking talent alone, “DGB” would easily be a top-five selection in the upcoming NFL Draft.However, today’s NFL doesn’t...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the Minnesota Vikings consider a d-lineman in free agency?

In a league where the rules are heavily tilted in the favor of the offense, there aren’t a lot of ways for the defense to fight back. All too often, their role in a game is to slow down the bleeding, not stop it. Dominating on that side of the ball has become more and more rare. But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. In fact, we’ve seen a few examples in recent years where...
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Adrian Peterson, agent release statements

Adrian Peterson released a statement Friday following U.S. District Court Judge David Doty’s decision to overturn the arbitration decision which kept Peterson on the suspended list until at least April 2015. “I was pleased to learn about Judge Doty’s decision,” Peterson said in a statement. “It is a positive step in protecting players’ rights and preserving due...
Via Sports-Glory
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Peterson releases statement, no mention of the Vikings

Fresh off winning his court battle against the National Football League and closer to returning to the game he loves, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a statement Friday afternoon. I was pleased to learn about Judge Doty’s decision. It is a positive step in protecting players’ rights and preserving due process for all players. It also brings me one step...
Via Sportsnaut
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Vikings cut starting left guard Johnson

The one expected salary-cap maneuver for the Minnesota Vikings became reality Friday. Minnesota announced it terminated the contract of offensive lineman Charlie Johnson. Johnson, 30, was due to make $2.45 million in base salary in 2015 in the final year of his contract. Johnson's release frees up the full $2.45 million as he doesn't carry any dead money against the salary cap. The...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Release G Charles Johnson

The Minnesota Vikings announced the release of G Charles Johnson on Friday. The #Vikings have terminated G Charlie Johnson's contract. — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) February 27, 2015 According to OverTheCap.com, this move frees up $2.5 million in available cap space for the Vikings while creating no dead money. Pro Football Focus had Johnson rated as the No. 56 guard in the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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The Vikings Do Pretty Well At Drafting Hall of Fame Players

Who knew, right? Between this alarming statistic (which we’ll get into below) and the talk last week about how the Vikings are one of the best represented teams in the playoffs historically, you’d almost be fool enough to think that the Vikings are a good team that has a bunch of Hall of Fame players who have so many Super Bowl rings they had to start wearing some of them below...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
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Judge overturns Peterson suspension; NFL to appeal

So much for this being a slow time of the year around the NFL. As has been the case over the past several months, off-field issues are making headlines around the league. Hours after independent arbitrator and federal court judge David Doty ruled that the league could not apply the current personal conduct policy to Adrian Peterson stemming from his child abuse case, reports are...
Via Sportsnaut
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Report: Judge rules against Adrian Peterson suspension

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated back into the National Football League after Federal Judge David Doty overturned the indefinite suspension that the National Football League levied against him last season. Huge news: NFLPA's motion to vacate Adrian Peterson suspension granted — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 26, 2015   This is...
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The Vikings Finally Win (Cheerleader of the Week)!

We did it! The Minnesota Vikings have finally won an award! We won Sports Illustrated’s (Cheerleader) of the Week award! One of our best players (cheerleaders, Kaylee) was recognized by a nationally renown and respected sports authority (dying sports media brand) in print and digital media for their level headed, in-depth, and consistent takes on all American sports (photographs...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Proposed new Minnesota Vikings helmet is one you’ll love or hate

Right now concept helmets for NFL teams are all the rage, including models made for the Minnesota Vikings. Here’s the latest one that dropped earlier this week from the folks at Paul Bunyan Design. Via Paul Bunyan Design That is interesting. You can check out all the NFL helmets from PBD right here. You may also be interested in: Proposed new Minnesota Vikings helmet is one...
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Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgwater soars up in this week’s QB Rankings

Quarterback is the most important position in all of sports. That’s why teams are so willing to pony up big bucks to a signal caller when they have (or think they have) a guy who can do the job. One look at the highest paid players in the NFL will support this fact; it’s a list littered with QBs. But part of the equation is also tied to supply and demand. Sometimes, teams are...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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