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Safety Kurt Coleman agrees to terms with Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings and free-agent safey Kurt Coleman have agreed to terms on a contract, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Former Eagles S @k4coleman, Kurt Coleman, has agreed to terms w the Vikings. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 14, 2014 Coleman visited Minnesota Wednesday and Thursday but left the team facility without signing a contract. Coleman, a former seventh-round...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Peterson believes he can buck running-back trend

Chris Johnson, the former CJ2K, is still a free agent with no sign of a looming contract being agreed to after being released by the Tennessee Titans. Maurice Jones-Drew's market in free agency was slow to develop before he agreed to a three-year, $7.5 million contract with the Oakland Raiders. Former Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart, a young 27 years old with just...
Via Fox Sports North
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Kurt Coleman leaves Vikings with contract offer

The Minnesota Vikings offered former Philadelphia Eagles safety Kurt Coleman a contract, but Coleman is still weighing his options, reports Ben Goessling of ESPN.com. Coleman visited Minnesota Wednesday and Thursday, which the Vikings confirmed Friday morning, but the free agent left the facility without a contract. Coleman started 27 games between 2011 and 2012 for the Eagles...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: College Athletes Should Be Paid

Former Oklahoma and current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson doesn't run the NCAA, but if he did, he'd make one big change: He'd make sure college athletes got paid.Comment »
Via Oklahoma Sooners Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Offensive Linemen: The most important players in the NFL

General Managers and Coaches in the NFL are constantly in search of the ‘great running back.’  I believe they’re looking at the running game in the wrong area.  An offensive line that works together, and stays together, is the key to being able to run the football effectively. There have been a few truly great running backs, who can ‘make their own holes’ and evade defensive...
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Vikings' Adrian Peterson optimistic for OTAs and training camp

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  After undergoing groin surgery in January, Peterson told reporters in a conference call on Wednesday that he is close to being back to full strength and intends to participate in offseason workouts. Peterson originally hurt his groin in a Week 9 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.After the injury...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Adrian Peterson Carries The Flag For Paying College Players

The debate continues over college athletes getting paid–and now Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peter…
Via COED
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson will prove to Mike Zimmer that he’s a leader

Minnesota Vikings new head coach Mike Zimmer says running back Adrian Peterson isn’t the team leader just because he’s the most popular player on the team. “Well, I’ve talked to Adrian and Adrian is the most well-known player on the team,’’ Zimmer said to Austin, Texas, station 104.9 The Horn, via TwinCities.com. “That doesn’t necessarily mean those guys are the leaders...
Via Sports-Glory
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Mike Zimmer Wants Adrian Peterson To Prove He’s A Leader

New Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is all about his players showing leadership and he’d prefer that his best player take the lead dog role. Zimmer said in an interview with 104.9 The Horn in Austin that he wanted to see how Peterson works before proclaiming him the team’s leader. “Adrian is the most well-known player on the team,” Zimmer said, via the Pioneer Press. “That...
Via Thacover2
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer Wants Adrian Peterson To Prove He’s A Leader

New Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is all about his players showing leadership and he’d prefer that his best player take the lead dog role. Zimmer said in an interview with 104.9 The Horn in Austin that he wanted to see how Peterson works before proclaiming him the team’s leader. “Adrian is the most well-known player on the team,” Zimmer said, via the Pioneer Press. “That...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Peterson nearing return from January surgery

Adrian Peterson knows he set he set a tough-to-duplicate example for others when he returned from reconstructive knee surgery in record time and went on to win the NFL MVP award. He's trying to live up to the same high standard in his latest recovery. Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings' star running back, has been healing from January groin surgery and feels he's close to...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: College players should be paid

(AP Photo/Genevieve Ross) According to Ben Goessling of ESPN, one of the NFL’s top stars, running back Adrian Peterson, has come out publicly in support of college players getting paid to play. While on a conference call with reporters to endorse Hyperice, a device that cools and compresses injured body parts, Peterson offered another endorsement when he strongly advocated for...
Via Down and Distance
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson backs pay for play

As the debate about whether the NCAA should pay college athletes continues, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson offered his strongest comments yet Wednesday in favor of players receiving compensation. Peterson said players "are the ones making these universities money" and surmised that both he and Johnny Manziel brought in astronomical sums of revenue for their...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons why the Kansas City Chiefs preseason schedule is fantastic for Chiefs fans

The Kansas City Chiefs’ preseason schedule was released earlier today. The preseason schedule means very little, but here are five reasons why Chiefs fans should be excited about the release of the Chiefs’ preseason schedule. 5) It’s the first time of the year that fans get the feeling that football is almost back. 4) Chiefs fans will have the opportunity to see Adrian Peterson...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson doesn’t know when he’ll be back on the field

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; During a conference call with reporters today, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said he doesn’t exactly know when he’l be ready to get back on the field after undergoing offseason groin surgery. “I can’t really put a date on it, but I do look forward to participating,” Peterson...
Via Pro Football Zone
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Peterson working way back from groin surgery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Adrian Peterson is still working his way back from offseason groin surgery. He says he is eager to rejoin his Minnesota Vikings teammates for the team's offseason program once his body is ready.
Via FOXSports.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cream of the draft-class crops: 2007

The Vikings have a Hall of Famer from the draft class of 2007 in Adrian Peterson, but they are far from alone. The first half of the first round in 2007 has proven to be a plucking ground for Hall of Fame talent.
Via min.scout.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Erin Henderson admits he showed up to practice hung over

Former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson believes he’s ready to resume his NFL career now that he’s sober. Henderson was cut by the Vikings in February after two arrests on DUI and drug charges.  He told USA Today Sports that he would show up to practice hung over. “There would be times where I would come to practice hung over,” Henderson, 27, told USA TODAY Sports...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Time for Vikings to replace insurance policy

In Adrian Peterson’s best years to date, the Vikings had a healthy insurance policy in Toby Gerhart. With Gerhart now gone, the Vikings are expected to find a replacement for Gerhart (and possible heir to Peterson) in the middle rounds of the draft.
Via min.scout.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

With The 8th Pick In The NFL Draft, The Minnesota Vikings Select...

After a 2012 that saw decent play from quarterback Christian Ponder and a historic season from Adrian Peterson that led the Minnesota Vikings to the Playoffs.However, 2013 was a different story.  The Vikings finished 5-10-1 with okay play out of their defense, but poor quarterback play to the point where Josh Freeman got a start and played absolutely awful.While they lost Jared...
Via Football Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Could you imagine CJ2k and Adrian Peterson in the same backfield? It could happen….

When the Tennessee Titans released former 2000k yard back Chris Johnson there were several teams interested in his services.  The Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and New York Jets were interested with the Falcons, Bills and Dolphins also kicking the tires. Another team that was mentioned was the Minnesota Vikings, and Ben Goessling of ESPN […] The post Could you imagine CJ2k and...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
9 days ago  |  1 Comment

Holler: Vikings should consider Chris Johnson

The Vikings could have quite a one-two punch at running back with Chris Johnson backing up Adrian Peterson. Is that worth at least making an offer in a buyer’s market?
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Allen: Vikings fans will boo me

Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen expects to be booed when he returns to Minnesota this year. “Minnesota has great fans so they’re going to boo me,” Allen said.  “Absolutely.  I’m sure I’ll get some cheers later but absolutely they’re going to boo and why shouldn’t they?  I now play for a division rival but I love the fans in Minnesota, I had six phenomenal...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Rudolph wants extension from Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have one of the more talented starting tight ends in the game with Kyle Rudolph, and they might be forced to pay him like that in the near future. According to reports, Rudolph wants a long-term contract extension from the Vikings before his current deal runs out following the season. It will be interesting to see what the Viking do about this extension request...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  1 Comment

BREAKING NEWS: Captain America Signs with Minnesota Vikings

In what is sure to be a ground breaking and historic move, for both the NFL and all of America, comic book legend and famed super hero, Steve Rogers, aka, Captain America, has signed with the Minnesota Vikings as a quarterback. On the cusp of his new movie – Captain America: The Winter Soldier – hitting theaters this Friday, Captain America’s publicity team nudged Rodgers to...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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