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Sunday frustration was simply 'Zimmer being Zimmer'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Time was starting to heal the emotional sting from Sunday's loss for Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer as the raw feelings started to subside a day later. The passionate coach dissected film of Minnesota's 17-3 loss at home to the Detroit Lions during what was likely another sleepless night. Zimmer said he re-watched the disappointing effort "...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings Players Were not Informed of Peterson Reinstatement

According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Minnesota Vikings players were not informed of the team reinstating running back Adrian Peterson, who was deactivated this past weekend after being arrested on child abuse charges. Jerome Felton said he found out on Twitter that Adrian Peterson had been reinstated. Nobody informed the team. #Vikings — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September...
Via Sportsnaut
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Full of it: With two fullbacks, Vikings still see value in position

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Jerome Felton heard the rumors and wondered about his place in the Minnesota Vikings offense under new coordinator Norv Turner. The Cleveland Browns fullback, when Turner was the offensive coordinator there last season, was the 225-pound Chris Ogbonnaya, not exactly the bruising thumper typically lead-blocking in the running game. "Probably early in the...
Via Fox Sports North
September 09, 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...
Via DraftSeason
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings training camp preview: potential disappointments

Last week I looked at the players who could surprise some people during training camp. Besides unexpected players who stand out, there are always those players that fizzle out. Some may lose their starting job and others may get cut all together. Who might be this year’s training camp disappointments?   Jasper Brinkley, MLB Jasper is back with the Vikings after a short and disappointing...
Via cover32 - Vikings
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings training camp preview: Running backs/fullbacks

  This is the second in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: RUNNING BACKS/FULLBACKS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 8 Projected starters: Adrian Peterson (eighth year), fullback Jerome Felton (seventh year) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): *Matt Asiata, Joe Banyard, *Jerick McKinnon...
Via Fox Sports North
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Camp Preview: Running Backs

Minnesota Vikings Camp Preview: Running Backs The Minnesota Vikings have the best running back in the country with Adrian Peterson, but that doesn’t make the camp battle at running back any less interesting. In a system known for using its fullbacks in the passing game and employing change-of-pace backs like Darren Sproles and Brian Mitchell, the other running backs on the roster...
Via cover32 - Vikings
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Robison and Jerome Felton Are Having a Fish-Off

For whatever reason, Brian Robison and Jerome Felton have been having an off-season Twitter battle. It all started early in free agency where Felton started commenting about all the defensive players who had received contracts for the Vikings, as the team rightfully understood that they needed to beef up that side of the ball. In doing so, he drew the attention of defensive end...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings' chances of keeping Toby Gerhart 'pretty low'

Vikings fullback Jerome Felton would love to see free-agent running back Toby Gerhart re-sign with the team. But he's not counting on it. "Probably pretty low," Felton said Saturday about the chances of Gerhart returning. "Just having played behind Adrian (Peterson), I assume he wants to go somewhere where he can get more touches." Felton said he hopes the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things: Vikings feel cheated after last-minute loss

The reactions came quick for the Minnesota Vikings. A season filled with unbelievable moments was topped on Sunday in Baltimore. And instead of feeling like it let another game slip away in a 29-26 loss to the Ravens, Minnesota felt it had a win ripped away. Sunday was the fifth game this season the Vikings (3-9-1) gave up the lead in the final minute. But Minnesota believed it...
Via Fox Sports North
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings' Toby Gerhart might be difficult to keep around

Jerome Felton expects to be blocking next season for Adrian Peterson. As for Toby Gerhart, probably not. Gerhart has been playing behind star running back Peterson in Minnesota for four years. But Felton won't be surprised to see Gerhart carrying the ball somewhere else next season. "There's a good chance he will be (one) pretty soon,'' Felton, the Vikings...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Felton: Can't ponder risks while playing

Jerome Felton admits he leads with his head when blocking and knows the risks, but he isn’t willing to ponder them while he is still playing. In the wake of the PBS documentary on the NFL and concussions, the Vikings’ physical fullback gave his view on the matter.
Via min.scout.com
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Versus Vikings: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 4

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Minnesota Vikings Sunday in London at Wembley Stadium and below are seven things to watch for in the game. All Day With Felton - The Steelers main goal Sunday will be to of course shut down Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who has rushed for 281 yards and three touchdowns in three games. This week, however, Peterson will have his main...
Via Steelers Depot
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Can Felton be Peterson’s difference-maker?

The Vikings need a quick and sustained turnaround and the return of Jerome Felton could provide the cure.
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September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Owners take note: Adrian Peterson set to welcome Jerome Felton back this week

 I won’t call 281 rushing yards and a 4.1 per carry average to go with four touchdowns a tough start, but, I’ll say that Adrian Peterson hasn’t been the fake game’s number one back through three weeks which is where we all had him pegged on our draft boards. Regression to some extent was expected, given that no one has ever followed up a 2000 yard season by keeping pace...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerome Felton ready to boost Vikings' running game

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Jerome Felton was forced to watch the Minnesota Vikings" first three games of the season away from the team that gave him a three-year contract in the offseason while serving a three-game suspension. The Pro Bowl fullback watched the first two games by himself, but couldn"t stand to be alone for last week"s game, in which Minnesota went to 0...
Via Fox Sports North
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerome Felton ready to boost Vikings' running game

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Jerome Felton was forced to watch the Minnesota Vikings" first three games of the season away from the team that gave him a three-year contract in the offseason while serving a three-game suspension. The Pro Bowl fullback watched the first two games by himself, but couldn"t stand to be alone for last week"s game, in which Minnesota went to 0...
Via Fox Sports North
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: Feels good to have Jerome Felton back

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is feeling a little more confident heading into Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with the return of fullback Jerome Felton, back from a three-game 
Via Sports-Glory
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Fullback Felton’s frustration is finished

Jerome Felton has watched in frustration as the Vikings lost all three games during his suspension.
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September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings Zach Line Placed on IR | Opens Spot for Jerome Felton

The Minnesota Vikings have placed un-drafted rookie FB Zach Line on injured reserve. With moving Line to injured reserve this now opens up a spot for suspended fullback Jerome Felton to return to the team after a 3 game suspension in result from a 2012 drunken driving arrest. As of now it is unknown what Line’s injury was or the extent, while he didn’t do a ton on the field during...
Via DraftSeason
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Without key blockers, Vikings face stout ‘D’

The Vikings are facing a stingy Browns defense set on limiting Adrian Peterson. Cleveland has one of the league’s best run defenses and the Vikings likely will be missing Rhett Ellison along with Jerome Felton.
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerome Felton: I cried over suspension

Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton admitted to USA Today Sports that he cried over his three-game suspension. “Man, it hurts a lot,” Felton said after the Vikings’ preseason finale on Thursday night. “I’ve shed tears about it. It’s embarrassing just for it coming back 
Via Sports-Glory
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings Jerome Felton: I cried over suspension

Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton's three-game suspension doesn't begin until Saturday but the emotions of leaving his Minnesota Vikings teammates already have hit him. "Man it hurts a lot" Felton told USA TODAY Sports after the Vikings' preseason finale on Thursday night. "I've shed tears about it. It's embarrassing just for it coming back up."...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings lose Williams and Felton, now what?

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Monday's news about the Minnesota Vikings losing Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton and the possibility five-time All-Pro defensive tackle Kevin Williams might not be ready for the start of the season turned into Tuesday and preparing for time without two vital pieces.Dating back to a DWI arrest in June 2012, Felton was suspended for the first three games...
Via Fox Sports North
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings lose Williams and Felton, now what?

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Monday's news about the Minnesota Vikings losing Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton and the possibility five-time All-Pro defensive tackle Kevin Williams might not be ready for the start of the season turned into Tuesday and preparing for time without two vital pieces.Dating back to a DWI arrest in June 2012, Felton was suspended for the first three games...
Via Fox Sports North
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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