The new Yardbarker app is here! Install on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can also find us in Google Newsstand.


DL Sharrif Floyd says defense is 'making that step forward and going from good to elite'

Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd said he has personal goals going into his third season and higher expectations for the defense in its second year under coach Mike Zimmer and defensive Coordinator George Edwards. “I’ll play a lot more snaps, I’ll contribute a lot more to my team, and besides me, I think the whole unit will be together, will play as a unit...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Does Adrian Peterson want out of Minnesota?

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson recently announced he’d be skipping OTAs, it seemed to have kickstarted rumors that AP wanted to leave the team via trade. That appears to be more imminent now, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports: “When Adrian Peterson skips this week’s organized team activities for the Minnesota Vikings, he will  attempt to send an...
Via cover32
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

George: Don't buy renewed Adrian Peterson rumors, here's how ► FILE - This July 31, 2014, file photo shows Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson during NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn. A person with ... Foreman awaits call from Hall ► him on the Internet and watched highlights of the running back starring for the Minnesota Vikings during the 1970s....
Via 60 Max Power O
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson to hold out like Darrelle Revis?

Adrian Peterson apparently means business when it comes to his status with the Minnesota Vikings. On Sunday it was reported that Peterson would not be attending the team’s OTAs this week and would likely forfeit a $250,000 workout bonus as a result. Another report said Peterson is skipping the OTAs because he wants a trade....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Adrian Peterson leveraging himself out of the league?

Reports surfaced on Sunday evening that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wouldn’t be on hand for the team’s OTAs this week. That’s a sign of the 30-year-old running back playing hardball with the team. This all stems from Peterson feeling disrespected by the way the Vikings didn’t support him during his entire child abuse case. In addition to this, Peterson...
Via Sportsnaut
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL players who will breakout in 2015

This portion of the NFL offseason might as well be deemed “optimism season.” I will be hypocritical, however, and display some of that said enthusiasm over a few players chances to succeed in this upcoming season.  In this five part series, I will look at twenty players total who are poised to have breakout seasons in 2015. And without further ado, No. 20, Alex Smith The...
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson won't attend OTAs, still wants trade

  MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Adrian Peterson.   The star running back has told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the three days of team work that begin Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday night. The person requested anonymity because he was...
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson tells Vikings coach he’s skipping OTAs

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Adrian Peterson will not be present when the Minnesota Vikings open their optional team practices this week. According to the Associated Press, the star running back told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the three days of team work that begin Tuesday. Peterson did attend the optional workouts last summer while Zimmer was in his first months...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Peterson's request to have contract restructured re-opens door to trade talk

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has openly demonstrated his desire to be traded and he will reportedly skip the team's OTAs, while requesting his contract be redone, opening the door to trade possibilities. In another attempt to free himself from the Vikings, who are reluctant to trade or release him, Peterson stands to lose up to $250,000 in bonuses if he doesn't...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson will skip Vikings first OTAs

It appears Adrian Peterson is going to play hardball with the Minnesota Vikings this summer. Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press broke some big news about the All-Pro running back on Sunday. He reports Peterson isn’t planning on showing up to team OTAs this upcoming week, per a source. Tomasson also notes the Vikings star back could lose $250,000 in workout bonus money...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Could Be the Last Season in Purple for Some Vikings Fan Favorites

Of the 52 players on the Minnesota Vikings roster during former head coach Leslie Frazier's last game with the Vikings in 2013, only 26 are left on the most current Minnesota roster. Entering his second season as the head coach in Minnesota, Mike Zimmer has a vision for the Vikings and he is making sure he gets the players that fit that vision.Some of the players that have left Minnesota...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Minnesota Vikings fans should buy this shirt

Minnesota Vikings fans may not have much to celebrate in their team’s history, but there are certain moments that were…fun? Remember that moment when Randy Moss made that beautiful touchdown catch against the Green Bay Packers, made a rather inappropriate celebration, and Joe Buck freaked out over it? Well, if you do, then you should go ahead and buy this epic shirt: My shirt...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL icon Bud Grant zings Pats with Deflategate joke on Twitter

Legendary former Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant recently joined Twitter and the primary reason was to promote his incredible garage sale — the 11th one — where he is selling off loads of NFL memorabilia he accumulated throughout his storied career. While a relative Twitter neophyte, Grant apparently has become so social media savvy...Read More The post Bud Grant, promoting...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater: I Want To Be Like Brett Favre

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater put together an impressive rookie season, throwing for 2,919 yards with a 14:12 TD-to-INT ratio with a 64.4 completion rate, 11th-best in the league. Lauded as ESPN’s top-ranked second-year breakout candidate, Bridgewater has his sights set on following in the footsteps of the NFL’s all-time passing yards leader and soon-to-be...
Via Gridiron Grit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd wants to be an extension of 'feisty coach'

Sharrif Floyd's impact has swollen in two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. After playing a reserve role as a rookie in 2013, Floyd expanded into a regular starter along the defensive line in his second NFL season, recording 42 tackles and 4.5 sacks. Now, Floyd is ready to take on some new responsibilities. The big defensive tackle wants to become an on-field extension of "feisty...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kicker Blair Walsh opens up about future with Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh knows he has to bounce back after missing nine field-goal attempts last season. The 2015 season is a contract year for Walsh, so he must make haste on his way to a comeback. "I would love to stay a Viking. This is the team that drafted me and put that faith in me to be an NFL kicker," Walsh told Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune. "But at the same...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Teddy Bridgewater – Greatness Awaiting

The Minnesota Vikings are very fortunate to have Teddy Bridgewater as their quarterback. Since Dante Culpepper’s era in Minnesota came to an end, the Vikings have had an insane amount of starting quarterbacks. Brad Johnson, Tarvaris Jackson, Kelly Holcomb, Brooks Bollinger, Gus Frerotte, Brett Favre, Joe Webb, Christian Ponder, Donovan McNabb, Matt Cassel and Josh Freeman all...
Via The Cardinal Connect
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is Matt Kalil Still Starting for the Vikings?

In one of the most puzzling moves of this NFL offseason, the Minnesota Vikings exercised the fifth year option for left tackle Matt Kalil earlier this May. The puzzling part is that most teams do not exercise the fifth years of a player's contract who have played as poorly as Kalil has in the past two seasons.Kalil's option for his fifth year is only guaranteed due to injury. So...
Via Pro Football Spot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Robison Injured His Pectoral. How He Do Dat?!

Brian Robison, Minnesota Vikings DE who has been with the team his entire 9 year career, has suffered a pectoral injury while working out at the Vikings training facility Winter Park this week. Pectoral injuries are kind of nasty things, things which have sidelined several Vikings players in recent history, including Phil Loadholt and Brandon Fusco last season. There’s not a lot...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Poised for NFC North supremacy

Following a number of impressive off-season moves, the Minnesota Vikings are now prepared to make another run at the NFC North division title in 2015. Head coach Mike Zimmer has brought a new mentality to Minnesota, one that is focused on hard work, effort, dedication, and attention to detail. This mentality serves as Zimmer’s recipe for success, but more importantly, his...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft-Or-Bust Off: Vikings Select CB Trae Waynes

Yo, did you hear the NFL draft happened? Every team picked at least SOMEone in an attempt to make their teams suck just a little bit less. How great! The Vikings participated in the whimsical event, where Roger Goodell was made to look like a smiling saint on stage instead of an overpaid asshole, and we would like to cover some of those new players added to the team. Like this guy...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Curry leaves game after nasty fall

Royals' Guthrie sets records in blowout

Bears cut McDonald after incident

Report: Pierce could opt out of contract

Could the NBA Finals be moved up?

The Talented Mr. Blatt

Is Dellavedova a dirty player?

Ballplayers in the military: A tribute

Most valuable non-QB for each NFL team

WATCH: LeBron's ferocious dunk in traffic

Kelly drops hint about ND offense

John Madden: Last SB play will 'torment' Carroll

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.