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Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys Preview

The proverbial “dress” rehearsal against a 12-4 team from last season. What needs to happen in this game you might ask…   Matt Kalil to continue with his good preseason Matt Kalil has looked very good this off-season. He’s only allowed 2 pressures this preseason and looks a lot more comfortable even against good pass rushers such as Khalil Mack. He will face Dallas stout...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Gerald Hodges Finally Gets His Shot in the Middle

Fans know Gerald Hodges as the Vikings' fourth-round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, a linebacker from Penn State with excellent athleticism and superior cover skills. He's seen time with the first team — most notably in 2014 while filling in for injured starters Anthony Barr and Chad Greenway —but has never won a full-time starting role.On Saturday, that will change, as head...
Via Pro Football Spot
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Hodges to get his shot to start at MLB on Saturday

The Minnesota Vikings have started Audie Cole at middle linebacker each of the last two preseason games. Head coach Mike Zimmer has decided to switch things up for Saturday's matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, but that doesn't mean second-round rookie Eric Kendricks is finally getting his shot to start.Zimmer said third-year pro Gerald Hodges will start at middle linebacker, according...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer getting close naming a middle linebacker for start of season

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has spent the offseason and training camp evaluating the middle linebacker position and who will the starter at the spot. Zimmer has taken a long look at rookie Eric Kendricks, Gerald Hodges and Audie Cole and he said he knows who will get the nod against the Cowboys, in the important third preseason game, which usually gives a snapshot of...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Gerald Hodges may earn himself a starting job

Minnesota Vikings LB Gerald Hodges gets the start for their Saturday preseason matchup against Dallas, and if all goes well he could be starting at middle linebacker come Week 1. Audie Cole started the first two preseason games, but after watching film, head coach Mike Zimmer saw a need to make the switch. "He's looked good," Zimmer said of Hodges, per ESPN. "The first week...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Back ailment lingering for Vikings center Sullivan

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is "just being cautious with him." Sullivan missed practice again Tuesday. He has been off the field for the last seven days, including the exhibition game Saturday. Joe Berger started instead against Tampa Bay. Safety Antone Exum returned...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Back ailment lingering for Vikings center Sullivan

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is "just being cautious with him." Sullivan missed practice again Tuesday. He has been off the field for the last seven days, including the exhibition game Saturday. Joe Berger started instead against Tampa Bay. Safety Antone Exum returned...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings center Sullivan still out with back injury

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is ''just being cautious with him.'' Sullivan missed practice again Tuesday. He has been off the field for the last seven days, including the exhibition game Saturday. Joe Berger started instead against Tampa Bay. Safety Antone Exum...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Defeat Steelers 14-3 in Hall of Fame Game

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-3 Sunday night to open the preseason. With teams mainly playing back ups and not exactly playing to win, let’s just focus on the who played well and who didn’t last night. Good Night: LB Gerald Hodges Hodges was all over the field making tackles and plays. As someone who played very well down the stretch last season...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer says MLB position could be done by committee

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said in the wake of the team's first preseason game this past Sunday against the Steelers that the team could go to a 'linebacker by committee.' Zimmer said the defense could use Audie Cole, Eric Kendricks or Gerald Hodges in different roles based on the situation. "It could be, but that’s how it was for us last year, a little bit situation...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Buzz – HOF and More!

Amazing Hall of Fame Moments There are times when the NFL Hall of Fame ceremony has gotten a bit lethargic. Truth be told, it can be too long, too much story-telling, too much glorification, too much pomp and circumstance, and too much long-windedness, if you will. That wasn’t the case this past Saturday evening in Canton when the Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff received his rightful...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings LB annoyed over how team used him to promote Adrian Peterson

  The Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson surprisingly mended fences after months and months of acrimony when the running back returned to the fold by attending a team OTA session in June. Now that everything seems hunky dory between the team and Peterson after the protracted fallout related to the running back’s child abuse scandal, the Vikings are doing all they can to showcase...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerick McKinnon threatens 'payback' against Gerald Hodges

You don't embarrass Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon and get away with it. So, when linebacker Gerald Hodges made a stop on him and celebrated a bit too much in practice, McKinnon started plotting his revenge."Oh, best believe I’m coming for him, best believe I’m coming for him, so definitely payback is in the books," McKinnon said, per Eric Oslund of Scout.com...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Playing Zimmer's unofficial favorite position, Vikings cornerbacks have flourished MANKATO, Minnesota — An old adage about people is they're always ... Zimmer coaches them as critically as any players on the Vikings, and if there were a ... Notebook: Gerald Hodges comfortable in 'intro' to new position He's primarily been a special teams contributor after the Vikings drafted...
Via 60 Max Power O
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten Vikings Who Could be on the Bubble | #10 Michael Mauti

At linebacker the starters are pretty much set with Barr, Kendricks, and Greenway. Behind those three the only locks (or closest thing you can get to a lock) appear to be Audie Cole and Gerald Hodges. So when you look deep at the roster, Mauti’s real competition to make the final roster will be some of the younger guys and FA signings like Brandon Watts (7th rounder in 2014), Edmond...
Via DraftSeason
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Top Ten Players Heading into 2015 Season

After a season where many of the youngsters proved their mettle, here is the top 10 players on the Minnesota Vikings heading into the 2015 season. 10. ILB Eric Kendricks The Vikings seem to have landed a gem when the No. 1 inside linebacker fell to them in round two. Kendricks, the Butkus award winner who had 149 tackles his senior year, should start and make a big impact his rookie...
Via isportsweb.com
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chad Greenway Restructures, Remains with Vikings

Last week, I wrote about Chad Greenway's eventual retirement and replacement as the Vikings' weak side linebacker — it looks as though we'll have to wait another season for "The Year of Gerald Hodges".Early Saturday morning, ESPN reportedthat Chad Greenway took a pay cut to remain with the Minnesota Vikings in 2015. The 8-year veteran was set to make $7 million before the restructure...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 28, 2015  |  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
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Recapping the Minnesota Vikings Haul in PFS Mock Draft 1.0

On Wednesday, February 4th, the writers of Pro Football Spot took to Twitter to run their first mock draft of the season. While the full results won’t be released until Monday, February 9th, we can give you a sneak peak at who the Minnesota Vikings were able to add in an effort to take a step toward the playoffs.Round 1 (11th Overall): [RandyGregory], DE/LB, NebraskaTo say that...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Vs. Vikings: Mushroom Stamp Winner

It’s finally here! The last poop stamp of the season. All year long, Vikings players (and some real ****-head coaches!) have fought over the opportunity to crowned with a brown smudge atop their foreheads. For some, it was a remarkable achievement. For others, it was an uneditable mark. Of poop. But, they deserved it. For sucking. If this was a normal year, Adrian Peterson would...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things to watch: Vikings at Dolphins

It seems hard to believe, but the Minnesota Vikings have just two games remaining this season. Minnesota travels to Miami this week for the season's final road game. The Vikings (6-8) are 6-3 outside the NFC North this season. They are 2-5 on the road. The Dolphins (7-7) are fighting to get into the playoffs in the AFC. They are 3-3 at home with games against Minnesota and the New...
Via Fox Sports North
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets vs. Vikings: Mushroom Stamp Winner

OK, obviously I gave it to Jarius Wright, as you can tell by the picture above, but it could have easily gone to any of the guys below: - Teddy Bridgewater: The rookie strikes again late in the game, both with impressive play with 23 seconds left to get the Vikings into a game winning field goal try (which ****-head Blair Walsh missed), but then also with his audible after recognizing...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

In spirited effort vs. Vikings, Jets still find way to lose

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New York Jets found another creative way to lose Sunday, surrendering an 87-yard screen pass for a touchdown in overtime in a 30-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.Jarius Wright caught Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's sort pass on third down, and Wright ran straight to pay dirt with the Jets in zero coverage.Gang Green fell to 2-11 with the defeat.Jets quarterback...
Via AFC East Daily
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Hall's Dec. 4 Vikings mailbag

Here's what's on your mind this week: Question: The Vikings blocked two punts and returned them for a touchdowns. Is this a first time in history for the Vikings. -- Mike, Minneapolis Answer: This is the first time Minnesota has blocked two punts and returned them for touchdowns in the same game and it tied the NFL record last done by Kansas City in 1990. Only four other teams had...
Via Fox Sports North
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Report: Jabari Price, Sharrif Floyd, Gerald Hodges

The Minnesota Vikings enter Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins as healthy as they've been in recent weeks. Here's a rundown of the Vikings' injury report for Week 9. #456549112 / gettyimages.com Tight end Kyle Rudolph (groin) remains out for at least one more game as he comes back from sports hernia surgery. With the Vikings on a bye in Week 10, Rudolph is tentatively...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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