VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vikings should fix offensive line through free agency, not the draft

The Minnesota Vikings must improve their offensive line with free-agents this offseason, rather than waste another pick in the draft. This seems like a reoccurring problem each and every offseason for the Minnesota Vikings lately, but improving the offensive line before next season is once again a top priority for this team. The Vikings have […] Vikings should fix offensive line...
Via The Viking Age
5 hours ago

Restaurant and bar named after Vikings DT John Randle to open in Minneapolis

Fans of the Minnesota Vikings will soon be able to get a meal or a drink in an establishment named after the legendary defensive tackle John Randle. When it comes to the most passionate Minnesota Vikings players of all time, it is hard to debate having John Randle at the top of the list. His […] Restaurant and bar named after Vikings DT John Randle to open in Minneapolis - The...
Via The Viking Age
6 hours ago

Captain Munnerlyn could cash in big with the Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings got a bargain when bringing Captain Munnerlyn to the team, but they will likely have to open their wallets wide to keep him there. When Captain Munnerlyn hit free agency, he should have been a hot commodity. As a nickel corner, he matched up with some of the best in the game […] Captain Munnerlyn could cash in big with the Minnesota Vikings - The Viking Age...
Via The Viking Age
6 hours ago

The Vikings Should Lock Up Adam Thielen

He’s a restricted free agent now, but if the Vikings get too cute, they could find themselves in a tough situation. Over the course of the 2016 NFL season, Minnesota Vikings’ wide receiver Adam Thielen went from being a feel good story about a local guy done good to a legitimate NFL wide receiver. His 967 receiving yards in 2016 represent the highest total for a Vikings’ pass...
Via The Daily Norseman
11 hours ago

The Market For Adrian Peterson Likely Won’t Be Robust

If the Vikings do let their all-time leading rusher go, he might not get much elsewhere. We’re about two weeks away from when the Minnesota Vikings have to make their big decision on running back Adrian Peterson and what to do about his $11.75 million base salary (and subsequent $6 million roster bonus) before the 2017 NFL league year gets underway. I’ll spoil the obvious for...
Via The Daily Norseman
13 hours ago

Diggs Uses Spare Time to Crash Madden Tourney

MINNEAPOLIS — There’s still two months to go until the Vikings begin their voluntary offseason workout program in mid-April at Winter Park. Count Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs among the playe...
Via Vikings.com
17 hours ago

Captain Munnerlyn hopes Vikings “value my talent”

The Vikings have picked cornerbacks early in the draft in three of the last four years, but a pair of older players ranked second and third in snaps played at the position in 2016. Both Terence Newman and Captain Munnerlyn are set to become free agents this offseason, which leaves the Vikings with a decision…
Via Pro Football Talk
17 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings 7 Round 2017 NFL Mock Draft | February Edition

The second 7 round Vikings mock has arrived. Each month up until draft day we’ll continue to bring you updated 7 rounders focusing on the wants and needs of the Vikings. While it will be painful to not have a round 1 pick in 2017, the class is thick and if Minnesota plays their cards right they could take advantage of having two 3rds and two 4th round picks and hopefully improve...
Via DraftSeason
17 hours ago

7 Top Tweets from Polaris Vikings Winterfest

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. — Players, alumni, cheerleaders and Viktor connected with fans during 2017 Polaris Vikings Winterfest from Thursday through Saturday. The weekend festivities included multiple pu...
Via Vikings.com
1 day ago

Can The Vikings Trade Back Into Round 1 Of The NFL Draft?

With no first round pick this year, what would it take for Rick Spielman to make the jump? We know that the Minnesota Vikings don’t have a pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, thanks to their trade that sent Sam Bradford to the Vikings from the Philadelphia Eagles. We also know that Vikings’ GM Rick Spielman has a history of moving back up into the first round of the...
Via The Daily Norseman
1 day ago

Stefon Diggs: Brilliant troll or flat-earth truther?

As a football player, I’ve been a fan of Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs from the moment he made his first impact on the NFL as a rookie in 2015. As a potential social-media troll, he may have even better chops. Unless he’s really not deliberately riling up his followers when he suggests that he agrees with…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Minnesota Vikings and Xavier Rhodes working on contract extension

The Minnesota Vikings had the most disappointing finish to the 2016 season out of any team. After setting the world on fire with a 5-0 start, they appeared to be a true Super Bowl contender. The sky would quickly come crashing down on the Vikings, as injuries plagued the team and kept them from winning more than eight games. While they finished at just .500, they still had one of...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago

Uncertain future for Vikings stadium after suite dustup

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) An uncertain future awaits the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium after a dustup over the oversight authority's use of luxury suites culminated in the exit of two top officials. Michele Kelm-Helgen and Ted Mondale resigned from the Minnesota Sports Facilitates Authority on Thursday, months after the use of suites was first revealed in November. The resignations...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Amid suite heat, top Vikings stadium leaders resign

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The two top leaders of the authority overseeing the Minnesota Vikings' stadium resigned abruptly Thursday after weeks of criticism over the questionable use of luxury suites by officials' family and friends, a practice that auditors labeled an ethical violation. Authority Chairwoman Kelm-Helgen announced her resignation first in a Thursday morning letter, saying...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Mondale quits body overseeing Vikings stadium

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Latest on departures at the authority overseeing management of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The executive director of the authority overseeing the Minnesota Vikings' stadium has resigned, joining the chairwoman in leaving after weeks of criticism over questionable use of luxury suites by family and friends. Ted Mondale announced...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Minnesota Vikings

With the NFL season over it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY  basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6 – Undrafted:  Points only awarded if player was productive, no scale. Bonus...
Via DraftSeason
4 days ago

Adrian Peterson raises eyebrows with tweet about Giants

Adrian Peterson probably raised a few eyebrows Wednesday evening by shooting off an arguably cryptic tweet about the New York Giants.The Minnesota Vikings running back took to social media to muse upon the “interesting moves” the Giants have been making this offseason. Peterson, 31, is unlikely at this stage to return to the Vikings next season, at least with the current $18...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Stats the Minnesota Vikings Need to Improve On

The Minnesota Vikings started the 2016 season incredibly strong, winning five consecutive games to begin the season before winning just three of their remaining eleven to finish the season a paltry 8-8. There were many reasons behind their collapse, but three stats in particular paint a picture of the issues that must be resolved during the offseason if the Vikings have any hope...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks sign K Blair Walsh

The Seattle Seahawks reportedly signed 27 year-old kicker Blair Walsh on Thursday. Walsh is a former sixth-round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 2012. Walsh was released by the Vikings after nine games in 2016. During that stretch, he completed 75 percent of his field goals and 78.9 percent of his extra points attempted.The drop in production from the previous season, and...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson believes he is still best running back in NFL

Adrian Peterson will turn 32 next month, but his confidence remains as high as ever.Peterson joined the NFL Network during Super Bowl week, and he was asked about his future in the league. While he remains unsure if the Minnesota Vikings will want him back because of his $18 million salary cap number in 2017, he still feels there is no better running back in the NFL.“Going out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick second guessing decision to retire

Michael Vick is retired from the NFL. But while the ink on his retirement papers is barely dry, he’s already second guessing his decision.Vick spoke on Monday and stated that while he began instantly second guessing his decision, the heroics of Tom Brady in Super Bowl LI have him thinking even more.“As soon as I made the announcement, I wanted to come back out of retirement,”...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys could have interest in Adrian Peterson

The Dallas Cowboys could add some veterans to help them try to build on their 2016 season, including one familiar face.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cowboys could have interest in Peterson as a complementary piece to Ezekiel Elliott if he and the Minnesota Vikings fail to agree on a restructured contract.Linebacker DeMarcus Ware, who spent the first nine years of his NFL...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Minnesota Vikings must modernize their play calling

Play calling in football is one of the most fundamental and underrated skills. Anyone that has played Madden believes on some level that they could be an effective play caller. Unfortunately this is not the case, otherwise I would have been hired by an NFL team for my Dynasty mode exploits. Great play callers take offensive personnel and move the pieces on the chessboard in a way...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick reveals moment he knew it was time to retire

Making the decision to retire from the NFL can sprout from many different circumstances, and oftentimes it takes a series of events to unfold before a veteran is ready to make that call. In the case of Michael Vick, who announced his retirement Friday ahead of Super Bowl LI, one pivotal moment solidified his resolve.That moment occurred when the Minnesota Vikings didn’t reach out...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings co-owner: We will do ‘tough analysis’ on Adrian Peterson

The future of Adrian Peterson will be one of the most interesting stories of the offseason.Peterson is due to make nearly $18 million next season. The Minnesota Vikings are highly unlikely to pay him that type of money and could try to renegotiate his deal, or they could let him walk in free agency.Either way, Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf says the team will have to do a “tough analysis”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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