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Clemson's Mackensie Alexander, Jayron Kearse sign contracts with Minnesota Vikings

CLEMSON — Former Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander, the Minnesota Vikings’ second-round pick in last week’s NFL draft, agreed to terms on a rookie contract that will pay him $4.3 million over four years.

Vikings’ Rookie Contract Signings

Several sources reported that the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to deals with four of their draftees on Wednesday. That means five of the Vikings’ eight draft picks have either agreed to terms or have signed a contract with the team. Those who have yet to agree to a deal are in the midst of negotiations and are expected to sign with the team by Thursday. Last year the Vikings...
Via cover32
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Peterson teams with Salvation Army in relief efforts for flood-ravaged hometown

MINNEAPOLIS -- Adrian Peterson is donating $100,000 toward relief efforts after flooding ravaged his hometown of Palestine, Texas. And the Minnesota Vikings running back is asking others to help as well. Peterson is teaming up with the Salvation Army on a fundraising campaign. Six Palestine residents died, including four children and a high school classmate of Peterson's, in the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Legendary Vikings coach Bud Grant is having another garage sale (pics)

Iconic Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant held a garage sale last year to rid himself of some of the innumerable memorabilia he has accumulated over the decades. That garage sale was met with great fanfare, not only in the Bloomington, Minn., community where it was held but also across the NFL world. Well, the stoic and beloved living legend has taken to Twitter — or probably...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Sign Second-Round CB Mackensie Alexander To Four-Year Deal

Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that the Vikings have agreed to terms with second-round CB Mackensie Alexander on a four-year deal Wednesday. This marks the fifth draft pick the Vikings have signed since Tuesday, which is notable given that they’re the only team that has even signed a rookie. Alexander, 22, was taken with the No. 54 overall pick last week and will...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Sign Seventh-Round S Jayron Kearse

Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that the Vikings have signed seventh-round pick S Jayron Kearse on Wednesday. Kearse receives a four-year, $2.4 million contract from the Vikings to go along with a signing bonus of $64,224. The Vikings are wasting no time in getting their 2016 draft class under contract, as they’ve also signed Moritz Boehringer this week. Kearse...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

vikings bold draft predictions come true

Here at the Vikings32 writing team, we have been covering the draft for months. Now that it’s all said and done, it’s time to go back and analyze our own scouting. We covered many prospects who we considered perfect fits in Minnesota. Pre-draft, I mocked both Willie Beavers and Kentrell Brothers to the Vikings. Not to boast, but it seems like I was on to something. AROUND COVER32...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings draft pick Moritz Boehringer wants to be ‘Dirk Nowitzki of the NFL’

The Minnesota Vikings decided to take a flier in the sixth round on Moritz Boehringer, an athletic receiver prospect from Germany, making him the first ever player drafted out of Europe in league history. Boehringer wasted little time in signing his contract. Excited to be an official member of the @Vikings organization. pic.twitter.com/9GkkBQPvmX — Moritz Boehringer (@MoBoehringer...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings decline 5th-year option on WR Cordarrelle Patterson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have declined the fifth-year option on receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson. The Vikings made the decisions on their first-round class of 2013 on Monday. Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and cornerback Xavier Rhodes both had their options picked up. Patterson was given no such security. He was an All-Pro kick returner as...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings draft grades round-by-round

The Minnesota Vikings selected eight players in the 2016 NFL Draft. One player was added on the first and second days respectively. Six draft picks were added on the third and final day. Minnesota executed three trades including a trade on Friday in which the Vikings gave up their third round pick to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a 2016 sixth round pick, a 2017 third round pick...
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading Each Pick From the Vikings 2016 NFL Draft Class

1st Round (23rd) | Laquon Treadwell WR, Mississippi Vikings got their man at pick 23, hard to NOT give this an “A”. They have officially added the big bodied receiver they have needed and excuses will be limited moving forward for this offense and Teddy taking it to the next level. Treadwell should step in day 1 as a starter opposite Diggs. I look for him to put up a good number...
Via DraftSeason
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking a look at the Minnesota Vikings draft picks

The 2016 NFL Draft came to a close not long ago, and it was filled with many different headlines and stories. The Minnesota Vikings were successful once again in the draft, which is something GM Rick Spielman has been amazing at in the last three or four years. They snagged some key players that will help with the roster needs that were present. It will definitely be an improved...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mysterious German League player gets drafted by Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings made history on Saturday, drafting Moritz Boehringer -- the first-ever German Football League player drafted in NFL history.The 22-year-old wide receiver for the GFL's Schwabish Hall Unicorns was selected by Minnesota in the sixth round, 181st overall.Adding to Boehringer's intrigue, is the fact that he's only been playing football for about five years. He became...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings add CB Mackensie Alexander in second round

With the 54th pick in the NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings chose Clemson redshirt sophomore cornerback Mackensie Alexander.  He was projected my most as a late first, early second round draft pick. The Vikings were able to pick up top level talent at a good spot with this pick. Welcome aboard, @MackAlexander02! pic.twitter.com/3lqZVVEUWI — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) April 30...
Via EndZoneScore
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings select Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander in 2nd round of NFL Draft

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have drafted Clemson defensive back Mackensie Alexander with the 54th overall pick in the second round on Friday.The 5-foot-10 Alexander played cornerback at Clemson. He comes to a team coached by Mike Zimmer, who has long had a reputation for developing cornerbacks. He left school after his redshirt sophomore season in which he helped...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Laquon Treadwell To Wear No. 11 With The Vikings

Former Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was selected No. 23 overall by the Minnesota Vikings during the first round of the NFL Draft. It’s a great fit for the former Rebel, and he’ll be a big weapon for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.  On Friday, the Vikings announced that Treadwell will wear No. 11 in Minnesota.  .@successfulquon will wear #11 for the #Vikings! pic...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings select wide receiver Laquon Treadwell

That worked out well. Although four wide receivers were selected before the Minnesota Vikings picked 23rd overall, they were still able to nab Laquon Treadwell from Ole Miss. He was the top choice for Minnesota in many mock drafts. Welcome to the #Vikings family, @SuccessfulQuon! pic.twitter.com/XKnHd0YHsG — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) April 29, 2016 Vikings general manager...
Via EndZoneScore
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Select Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell With No. 23 Pick

Teddy Bridgewater has a new offensive weapon. The Minnesota Vikings took former Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell in the NFL Draft’s first round.  Round: 1 Pick: 23 Selection: Minnesota Vikings select Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell.  With the #23 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @Vikings select WR Laquon Treadwell! pic.twitter.com/DYwjm3sQHw — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Minnesota Vikings 1st Round Selection of the 2016 NFL Draft

Player Selected: Laquon Treadwell WR, Ole Miss Initial Reaction: Vikings and Teddy get their big receiver they have needed and at great value. His 40 time hurt his stock but they don’t need a speed demon at this point. Will be the perfect possession receiver they need. Disclaimer: I agree you can’t grade a player before they even put a jersey on, but what fun would that be...
Via DraftSeason
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five players in Minnesota Vikings history

The Minnesota Vikings became one of the many new expansion teams to join the NFL in 1960 and almost immediately found a ton of success in the league. They played in four Super Bowls from 1969-1977 and had one of the most dominant defenses in the NFL. They have gone on to have success, but nothing like they did in their first two decades of existence. However, in their 50-plus year...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings considering Robert Nkemdiche in Round 1

The Minnesota Vikings are considering drafting former Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche with the No. 23 pick in the first round of tomorrow’s NFL Draft, according to draft insider Tony Pauline. This is certainly an interesting development, as the Vikings currently have both Sharrif Floyd and Linval Joseph manning defensive tackle, and both have done well enough under coach...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Past Vikings 1st Round Draft Picks | Who I Wanted … Who We Took

It’s Draft Day eve and there is an excitement and buzz in the air.  Most fans have their first round want lists honed down to a few certain names.  I was pondering that this morning, and it got me thinking to past Vikings Drafts and who I wanted at the time, and who we ended up taking. I thought it’d be real fun to look back at some past Drafts and see who I wanted vs. who...
Via DraftSeason
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince once recorded ‘Purple and Gold’ fight song for Vikings

The death of music legend Prince at the age of 57 on Thursday threw the entire world for a loop. His tragic passing left a void in the lives of his millions of fans. Prince was the latest in a long line of legendary musicians to have passed away over the past 18 months. This list includes the likes of David Bowie, B.B. King, Scott Weiland, Cory Wells, Percy Sledge, Merle Haggard...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson reflects upon his recent past on Instagram

It has almost been one year ago to the day that Adrian Peterson was reinstated by the NFL after his entire 2014 campaign was derailed when child abuse charges were filed against him in September of that year, a development that ultimately and effectively ended his season. Peterson's decision to take to social media to reflect upon things probably is no coincidence. The Minnesota...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings DT files suit against police for excessive use of force

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson has filed a lawsuit in U.S District Court in Minneapolis against two police officers from the city he accused of using excessive force against him in connection with Johnson’s arrest in October of 2014. Johnson accused off-duty officers John LaLuzerne and Patrick McCarver of unreasonable seizure, false arrest and use of excessive...
Via The Comeback
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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