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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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The Minnesota Vikings consider drafting Zach Mettenberger?

The Vikings’ personnel has their eyes on a new QB target, Zach Mettenberger from LSU, whose stock is rising greatly due to an outstanding pro day. Mettenberger may have been a first-round pick, but had previously torn his ACL, leaving scouts to be concerned. It is believed that he’ll be drafted sometime on the second […] The post Should The Minnesota Vikings consider drafting...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings 2014 Preseason Schedule Loaded With Excitement!

On Wednesday, the NFL released details about the 2014 football schedule. Of course, the details they released weren’t really that specific, and they were only about the preseason. BUT! That limited information about football is still better than NO information about football, so we’ll take it. We’ll also break down the details for you. GAME ONE – Oakland Raiders @ Minnesota...
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7 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...
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7 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...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Vikings Angling to Draft Zach Mettenberger?

So far we haven’t talked too much about the Minnesota Vikings and the NFL draft, because there’s nothing worse than looking at mock draft in March. And then they went and moved the draft to May, and this whole nonsense-conversation became even WORSE. But just because draft talk 37 months before the actual draft happens is ridiculous, it doesn’t mean it isn’t actually happening...
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10 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...
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10 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
14 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
14 days ago  |  1 Comment

Time to Find a Vikings Franchise QB is Now

This is the time of year when football fans all around the world salivate at the prospect of new beginnings. Spring is in the air. It is the time for rebirth. And for the Minnesota Vikings, this spring could either be a step forward towards a rebirth of one of the prominent, flagship franchises of the National Football League, or it could be another disappointing misstep towards...
Via Pro Football Spot
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer worried about Johnny Manziel’s maturity

The Minnesota Vikings have the eighth overall pick in the this year’s NFL Draft and new head coach Mike Zimmer is doing his research on all of the top prospects, including quarterback Johnny Manziel. Zimmer and the Vikings’ brass took Manziel out to dinner after his Pro Day last week. “We asked him all kinds of questions. We went to dinner with him the night after (his Pro...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Allen thanks Minnesota Vikings fans

Five-time Pro Bowler Jared Allen spent six seasons in Minnesota, recording 85.5 sacks as a Viking.  Following the announcement that the Chicago Bears had signed the 10-year pro to a four-year contract, Allen thanked his former team in a statement released by his management agency. “I’d like to take a moment to thank my former teammates, coaches and the staff at the Minnesota...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

QB connection: Zimmer gets advice on Manziel from Tarkenton

Mike Zimmer has made connections with former Minnesota Vikings stars in his first three months on as Minnesota's head coach. Zimmer is hoping one former great can shed some light on a possible future star. Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will throw for NFL scouts this week. But in trying to learn all he can about one of the most polarizing figures in May's...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders possible trade partner: Minnesota Vikings

The latest in my series of potential trade partners with the Oakland Raiders is the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings have a glaring need for a franchise quarterback the same as the Raiders do. They clearly have no confidence in Christian Ponder as a starter since they benched him last season. They only have one other QB on the roster, Matt Cassel, who is a solid back up but not a franchise...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Vikings MUST improve in five areas in 2014!

After a 5-10 record and a finish of fourth place in the NFC North, it’s obvious the Minnesota Vikings have a lot to improve before the 2014 season starts. It will be up to new head coach Mike Zimmer to improve the Vikings from a last place team to a playoff team. Here are the biggest things the Vikings have to improve on in 2014. 1. The Passing game: While the Vikings boasted a...
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March 17, 2014  |  1 Comment

Minnesota Vikings: The Quarterback Situation

The Minnesota Vikings have a big question mark at quarterback (via democratandchronicle) The 2013 season left Minnesota Vikings fans guessing each week as to who the starting quarterback would be in the next game. Would it be Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel or Josh Freeman? Ponder entered his third year with the Vikings after having a decent 2012 season, bringing the team to the wildcard...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings re-sign Everson Griffen; Jared Allen leaving team

The Minnesota Vikings on Sunday agreed to re-sign Everson Griffen to a five year contract worth $42.5 million, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 26-year-old Griffen had eight sacks in 2012 and 5.5 in 2013. The signing of Griffen means he will take over Jared Allen’s starting spot and Allen will leave the team as a free agent. Allen’s agent, Ken Harris, confirmed to Chris...
Via Sports-Glory
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings pursuing free agent cornerback Alterraun Verner

The Minnesota Vikings have been very vocal about wanting to beef up their defensive secondary heading into this offseason, and they are doing their best to back up their talk. Minnesota is reportedly showing interest in free agent cornerback Alterraun Verner, and they are prepared to make a major push to make something happen with him. Verner is one of the top cornerbacks on the...
Via Sports-Glory
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Matt Cassel signs two-year deal with Vikings

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said this week that he wanted quarterback Matt Cassel back for next season.  Cassel, who opted out of his contract a week after the Super Bowl, apparently wanted the same thing. Cassel has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Vikings, reports CBS Sports. The 31-year-old quarterback exercised his right to void the second year of his...
Via Sports-Glory
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer: Vikings ‘would love to have Matt Cassel back’

Vikings.com The Minnesota Vikings want to bring back quarterback Matt Cassel, who opted out of his contract a week after the Super Bowl.  But its on Cassel to decide if he wants to be back on a new deal. “You know what. I would love to have Matt Cassel back if Matt Cassel wants to be back,” said Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, via ESPN.com. “I don’t know if that will happen...
Via Sports-Glory
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

What should the Minnesota Vikings do with their secondary?

The 2013 season for the Minnesota Vikings was terrible to say the very least. Expectations were higher than they should have been after overachieving in 2012, and Christian Ponder didn’t take a third year leap forward as hoped. Sadly, the biggest problem last year, and moving forward, is the porous secondary. The Vikings gave up a pitiful 287.2 YPG through the air, and managed...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings interested in cornerback Nolan Carroll

One of the main issues that the Minnesota Vikings have had over the past few seasons has been their defensive secondary. They are looking to move some moves this offseason to shore that area up, and one player that has been mentioned is free agent cornerback Nolan Carroll. Carroll played last season with the Miami Dolphins, and would be a very intriguing fit with the Vikings. The...
Via Sports-Glory
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Allen determined to get ‘a clean shot at free agency’

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is determined to get “a clean shot at free agency” next week, Allen’s agent Ken Harris told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. “He was a RFA tender, the high one, then he was tagged then traded,” said Harris, via Chris Wesseling of NFL.com. “He’s never been a free agent.” The four-time first-team All-Pro’s agent says his...
Via Sports-Glory
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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