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Vikings excited about WR Charles Johnson's potential

Minnesota Vikings play-caller Norv Turner said before the Mike Wallace trade, wideout Charles Johnson was "far and away our best receiver."  He averaged 6.7 targets and 3.5 catches per game over his final seven games in 2014. Johnson, 26, helped raise the offense's output to 24 points per game in Johnson's six starts, while displaying chemistry with Bridgewater. Turner and quarterbacks...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roster Moves: Vikings Sign A Shirtless Taylor Mays

The Minnesota Vikings continued their slow burn through free agency last week by making a couple of small peanut signings. Small in dollar amount and likely impact, but BIG in shirtlessness! We’ll be breaking those down this week and slowly but surely getting prepped for the 2015 NFL Draft. That’s still coming up, right? WE DID WHO? Taylor Mays is a 26 year old safety that went...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Vikings' Munnerlyn unconcerned about Newman signing ► ... Captain Munnerlyn welcomes Terence Newman joining the Minnesota Vikings. ... When asked earlier in the week where Newman would play, Vikings coach ... What do Newman and Aiyegbusi Bring to the Table ► The Minnesota Vikings are continuing to make subtle changes to their roster this off-season. In the same week that...
Via 60 Max Power O
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Time Has Come for Vikings Wrestlemania

Today is the one day of the year in which sports entertainment fans from around the world come together for what is known to them as their Super Bowl. Wrestlemania 31 is taking place tonight in the San Francisco 49ers' Levi's Stadium and the main event will feature two former Minnesota Vikings facing off against each other.Brock Lesnar (tried out for Minnesota in 2004) and Roman...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Captain Munnerlyn is 'betting on myself' to beat out Terence Newman for starting CB position

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn first season with the team didn't go as he would have liked, and with the addition of veteran Terence Newman, he knows he's in for a battle to earn a starting job as one of the team's outside corners. A six-year veteran, Munnerlyn, who signed an $11.25 million contract in the 2014 offseason with $4.45 million guaranteed, said that...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who Will the Vikings Select in Round One?

Before the hectic draft month of April begins, the crew at TopSportsReport decided it would be a smart time to write a 1st round mock draft.  John Miceli decided to write the article.  He carefully made selections for each team and explained each selection in this article. As he pretended to be Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman, find out who John Miceli selected for the Minnesota...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: What do Newman and Aiyegbusi Bring to the Table?

The Minnesota Vikings are continuing to make subtle changes to their roster this off-season. In the same week that they acquired Taylor Mays and Casey Matthews, the Vikings have now added two new pieces in cornerback, Terence Newman and offensive lineman, Babatunde Aiyegbusi. Linebacker Chad Greenway has graciously accepted a pay cut to make room for these new signings as...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Drafting a Receiver May Not Be in the Vikings Plans

With the 2015 NFL Draft a little more than a month away, speculation continues to increase about who the Minnesota Vikings will take with not only their first round selection (11), but the rest of their draft picks as well. A few months ago, it seemed pretty obvious that the Vikings would use a draft selection to add depth to their current group of wide receivers. However, that may...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Vikings Restructuring Chad Greenway

The inevitable has finally happened, longtime Viking linebacker Chad Greenway has finally restructured his contract that will reduce his cap hit from the $7 million to around $3.4 million giving Minnesota some extra wiggle room in the salary cap department. This was really the only option Greenway had if he wanted to stay a Viking, and it is now clear that he does. I’m a huge...
Via DraftSeason
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings LB Chad Greenway Agrees To Pay Cut, Frees Up $3.225M In Cap Space

ESPN’s Field Yates reports that the Vikings and LB Chad Greenway have agreed to restructured contract that will reduce his 2015 base salary from $7 million to $3.4 million. According to Yates, this move will free up $3.225 million in available cap space for the Vikings. Greenway recently told Tom Pelissero that his agent and the team were working towards a ... The post Vikings...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chad Greenway takes pay cut to stay with Vikings

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is taking a pay cut to give Minnesota more than $3.225 million in salary cap space, reports ESPN’s Field Yates. Greenway’s base salary for 2015 has been reduced from $7 million to $3.4 million. Greenway, who is entering the final year of his contract, will receive $1 million in guaranteed money...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Sign Potential Free Agent Gem With Crazy Journey

With the big wave of free agency clearly in the rear view mirror and the draft still over a month away, this is a relatively quite time in the NFL. But behind the scenes, it can be a hectic period for NFL scouts, who are scouring the country and beyond in hopes of uncovering the next diamond in the rough. On Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings signed a very under-the-radar, colossal...
Via Gridiron Grit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings look overseas to find help for their offensive line

The Minnesota Vikings recently announced the signing of offensive tackle Babatunde Aiyegbusi, an undrafted free-agent, who has never played college football but has spent time with the Polish American Football League and the German Football League in Europe… The Vikings have signed T Babatunde Aiyegbusi & have released Justin Anderson & Jordan McCray http://t.co/E3kgrROgfv...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings sign Babatunde Aiyegbusi, a ginormous Polish-born tackle (pics/vid)

The Minnesota Vikings on Thursday went well outside the typical free agent search radius by signing Babatunde Aiyegbusi, an absolutely massive Polish-born offensive tackle who most previously played for the German Football League’s Dresden Monarchs, according to a Vikings.com report. Standing at 6-foot-9 and weighing in at a whopping 351 pounds, even the behemoth that...Read More...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ ‘legacy brick’ design site yields predictably snarky results (pics)

The Minnesota Vikings have started a program where fans can purchase a “Legacy Brick” to be placed outside the team’s new downtown Minneapolis stadium, which is slated to open in time for the 2016 season. It’s certainly not an uncommon practice, as a handful of teams in other sports have offered similar opportunities to fans...Read More The post Vikings’ ‘legacy brick’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What should the Vikings do about the Taylor Mays and Casey Matthews offer?

The Minnesota Vikings are beginning to fill in the missing pieces of their roster as we move further into the 2015 off-season. Casey Matthews (middle linebacker), and Taylor Mays (free safety) have recently signed with the Vikings, both hoping to add more depth and experience to the Vikings’ defense. Matthews and Mays, however, offer more than just depth in the Vikings’ situation...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson is Staying in Minnesota

The latest addition to the Adrian Peterson rumor mill has come for a source closer to the situation than most. Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer responded to the Adrian Peterson trade rumors simply and as a matter of fact. The Vikings’ head coach expects Adrian Peterson to play for the Vikings this season, and for the remainder of his three-year contract.  Connor Orr...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Johnson could be the next star wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson has had one heck of a journey in the NFL… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be to hang out with Power Rankings: The best player in each franchise’s history, ranked from 1-32 From being drafted in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL draft by the Packers, to being put on the Packers practice...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer: ‘We have no plans to trade Adrian’

In an increasingly contentious and very public back-and-forth between the Minnesota Vikings and the Adrian Peterson camp, Mike Zimmer again toed the company line and reiterated that the team has no intent of trading the running back … or at least won’t publicly be declaring it. Zimmer, speaking on Wednesday from the NFL owners meeting...Read More The post Vikings head coach...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Vikings Signing of Casey Matthews

It is safe to say that Matthews, who was a 4th round choice in 2011 has been a bit of a disappointment during his time in Philly. The former Oregon Duck and brother of All-Pro linebacker Clay Matthews has started a total of 16 games during his career including 11 in 2014. He has has the chance to play both insid and outside linebacker along with special teams, but has never seemed...
Via DraftSeason
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Vikings DE Brian Robison Ups the Ante With 42" Single Leg Box Jump

From time to time videos of some of our favorite athletes doing things that the average person can only dream about doing. One of the more popular is the box jump. Numerous athletes have posted videos online over the years. J.J. Watt recently tried to best his 59.5" jump with a 61" jump, but failed to make it and appeared to crush his spotter in the process.What we haven't seen though...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Adrian Peterson return to the Vikings?

Football By Football was founded to give fans a player's point of view - insight into the game that actually comes from, ya know...in.   As a matter of probability, unless there's compelling reason to do otherwise, we're usually going to err on the side of the player in any debate or piece of news.  We understand the player's side of the table best.  To put it bluntly, players...
Via Football By Football
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Players Poised for Breakout Seasons

The Minnesota Vikings are a team loaded with young talent going into the 2015 NFL season. Head coach Mike Zimmer has brought a new mentality to the Vikings organization, and having seen such significant improvement in just one season, the Minnesota Vikings seem to be on the verge of becoming great. That being said, much of the Vikings’ success in 2015 will be determined...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Gerald Hodges Replace Chad Greenway?

Chad Greenway has long been the face of the Minnesota Vikings' defense, but injuries have plagued the latter half of the 8-year veteran's career.In 2014, he appeared and started in 12 games for the Vikings, recording 56 tackles and one sack. While adequate, it was a major drop-off from his 80+-tackle seasons of years past.Reports indicate that Greenway is restructuring his contract...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson wants to play for new team

Adrian Peterson wants to play for a new team, according to a report. ESPN’s Ben Goessling reported Friday that he has been told Peterson “wants to play elsewhere.” Thought continued meetings between AP, Vikings were a good sign. But those have stopped. Was told today Peterson wants to play elsewhere. — Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) March...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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