Week 13 Waiver Wire Targets: The Dawn of the Age of Latavius

Following the Raiders miraculous upset of the Chiefs on Thursday Night – to get their first win of the season – the rest of the week went relatively according to plan. The only true shocker on Sunday was the Vikings ability to re-up the difficulty on the Packers video game season; while the fact that Tim Wright and LeGarrette Blount each scored twice for the Patriots shouldn’t...
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Vikings Injury Update: Jarius Wright exits with a hamstring injury

The Minnesota Vikings failed to beat a reeling Chicago Bears' squad on Sunday, losing 21-13 after jumping out to an early 10-0 lead. An already thin group of wide receivers was hampered by injuries during the game, including Jarius Wright, who exited with a hamstring issue and failed to catch pass.#457502648 / gettyimages.comWright was only targeted once on Sunday before leaving...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Defensive Improvement the Biggest Positive in Minnesota

Considering that the Vikings were ranked 31st in the league last year in total defense and gave up the most points in the NFL, they had nowhere to go but up this year. The question was how much better they would be. So far they have played better than expected. They are currently ranked 13th in the league in points per game (22.1) and are first in the NFL with 30 sacks. Mike Zimmer...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Patterson, Vikings receivers out to prove themselves

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Cordarrelle Patterson, Greg Jennings and Jarius Wright huddled together following practice on Wednesday, simply talking with each other for several minutes as the rest of the Minnesota Vikings filed into the locker room. Minnesota had just been put through a competitive practice and receivers coach George Stewart pushed his receivers through drills, his deep...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarius Wright Leads Team In Week 4

Vikings backup receiver Jarius Wright led the team in targets (10), receptions (8) and yards (132) against Atlanta.Fantasy Spin:The targets total was more than double any other receiver. It will be interesting to see whether this continues or was a one-time thing. He's really only the team's third-best receiver behind Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson.
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Vikings overcome 'bonehead' defensive plays

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Zimmer will always have his eye on the Minnesota Vikings' defense and he's known for his honesty. His assessment of Sunday's 41-28 win against the Atlanta Falcons hit on both. "Whoo, that was some game, wasn't it," Zimmer said in opening his postgame press conference, almost exhaling following Minnesota's come-from-behind win against...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the Vikings 53 Man Roster | Version 1.0

With 2 preseason games in the books and the roster still a bit foggy, here is my version 1.0 of trying to crack the Vikings 53 man roster. Even with quite a few question marks there are a few pieces that appear to be coming into place. With the first round of cuts set to be coming after the 3rd preseason game this Saturday below is a quick look at how I see the Vikings final 53...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rhodes getting schooling during summer camp

MANKATO, Minn. -- The standout play from Minnesota Vikings' training camp so far came on a Saturday evening with second-year cornerback Xavier Rhodes providing the highlight. In a full-team drill, Rhodes was trailing receiver Jarius Wright down the field on a Matt Cassel pass attempt. Rhodes jumped in the air and hauled in a two-handed, over-the-shoulder interception to the delight...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Saturday Night Scrimmage

Why didn’t I read through last year’s “Family Fun Day” post before agreeing to cover this years? Haha… Actually the night scrimmage is a great chance to see some actual competition between the offense and defense. The crowd was just packed! People wandered looking for seats. Even 30 minutes early I had no chance of finding a decent spot. I lucked out, settling in on the...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Robinson getting comfortable again back at outside corner

MANKATO, Minn. --€“ Josh Robinson lined up against Jarius Wright in a simple receiver-cornerback drill in Minnesota Vikings' practice when Robinson cut in front of Wright to make a play on an outside route to intercept a pass. The operative word for Robinson is outside. Robinson, the embattled third-year cornerback, is back on the outside of Minnesota's defense this year...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Training Camp Access Day 2: Afternoon Session

I was surprised to learn a few short hours before practice started that Sunday afternoon would host the first full-padded practice for the Viking players. This made me even more eager to watch, because the guys seemed to have a spring in their steps having pads on for the first time in training camp. It was a 180 from this morning’s session. There wasn’t an actual scrimmage,...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Breakdown of the Vikings Wide Receiver Depth Chart

Below we breakdown each wide receiver on the current Minnesota Vikings roster. While Jennings, Patterson, and Wright are locks to make the team who will lock down the  final two spots is shrouded in mystery.  Simpson, Thielen, and Rodney Smith will all be competing for pay checks, while the younger guys will all be battling for a place on the practice squad.  It will be a fun...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need to Make an Impact in 2014 | #10 Jarius Wright

#10 | Jarius Wright Number 10 on the list goes to wide receiver Jarius Wright. Wright came out strong during his rookie year in 2012 and many expected him to take an even bigger leap in 2013. Unfortunately he ended up only playing in 7 games and reeling in only 22 balls and 2 TDs. The Arkansas product should be in position to battle with Jerome Simpson for the 3rd receiver on...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Preview: Wide Receivers

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Preview: Wide ReceiversBy Chris SchadA couple seasons ago, the Minnesota Vikings showcased one of the worst receiving corps in the league. With Percy Harvin shelved due to an ankle injury (and on his way out of town), the Vikings entered a playoff game with the Green Bay Packers leaning on Jerome Simpson as their go-to receiver.Flash forward to today...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Camp Preview: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

Just a couple of years ago, the receiving corps was a huge weakness for the team, though part of that was due to who was throwing them the ball. Now, from a pass-catching standpoint there is real potential for it to become one of the team’s biggest strengths. At this point, it seems like there will be one open receiver spot and a lot of competition for who joins Kyle Rudolph on...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings: Top 3 Training Camp Battles

As mini camp ends and the start of training camp about a month away, it's time to dive into the important training camp battles.Surely, the main talker during Vikings training camp will be the Quarterback battle between Cassel and Bridgewater. Matt and Teddy square off in hopes to be awarded the starter and a chance to lead the Vikings to the playoffs.Early reports indicate Bridgewater...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings' Jarius Wright Is Worth A Flier in Fantasy Football

Bill Musgrave’s offense wasn’t kind to many players on the Minnesota Vikings the past three seasons. As he was shown the door along with Leslie Frazier last January, there are plenty of crimes that he could be tried for in failing to get a unit with some talent to perform consistently.Because of that, fantasy football players everywhere were singing to the heavens when Norv Turner...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings training camp battle preview: wide receiver

The Minnesota Vikings are a far cry from 2011, when receiver was a position of weakness. Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson headline an exciting group that also includes Jarius Wright and Jerome Simpson—all four of whom figure to take significant snaps. But with NFL teams carrying five, six or sometimes seven receivers on the roster, the position is by no means settled. Though...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Greg Childs on His Way Back?

In the fourth round of the 2012 draft, the Minnesota Vikings drafted a tall ass dude out of Arkansas called Greg Childs. He looked lik he had some pretty decent potential as a piece to add to the Vikings offense. Tall, decent speed good weight and strength. And then he tore up both of his knees in training camp and we only saw his opposite twin Jarius Wright for the next two years...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Vikings wide receiving core needs to get deeper

When referring to the Minnesota Vikings, we often talk about the lack of defense or the mediocre quarterbacking. Mentioned of course is the young wide receiving core led by an injury prone veteran. Questions revolving the health of Greg Jennings, who is nowhere near the receiver that took over for the Packers’ Donald Driver. The front flipping former Cincinnati Bengal Jerome Simpson...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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