Potential Vikings salary-cap cuts

Jerome Felton didn't wait on the Minnesota Vikings to decide his future. The veteran fullback watched as his role diminished last season, evaluated the possibilities with Minnesota and didn't wait for the Vikings to decide whether they wanted to release him, instead promptly declined his option for an extra year of his Vikings contract. Getting the jump on an NFL team isn't always...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings fullback voids his contract, will test free agent market

Even if Adrian Peterson comes back next season, he won’t have Jerome Felton blocking for him… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Rating all 32 QBs as 10-year prospects Power Rankings: How all 32 NFL head coaches stack up According to a report yesterday by NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the fullback informed the Vikings that he intends to void his current contract: #Vikings RB Jerome Felton...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

FB Felton opts out of contract with Vikings, becomes free agent

At least one change is coming to the Minnesota Vikings backfield. Fullback Jerome Felton, who saw his workload reduced after running back Adrian Peterson was suspended, opted out of the final year of his contract and will become a free agent. Felton, 28, helped pave the way for Peterson's MVP season in 2012, earning his first Pro Bowl appearance. He signed a three-year contract the...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings FB Jerome Felton Voiding Contract, Will Be Free Agent

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Vikings FB Jerome Felton has sent in his notice of intent to void the remainder of his contract. Rapoport mentions that Felton will likely be the No. fullback on the open market. According to Rapoport, Felton is Adrian Peterson‘s “guy” and close friend. Felton previously confirmed that he was going to exercise the opt out clause...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Vikings Free Agents Will be Back in 2015?

    The Minnesota Vikings have 13 players from the 2014 roster that could hit the open market in free agency (8 unresticted, 5 restricted) in 2015. The list of players includes two players who were starters in the season opener, reserves that were forced into starting roles during the season due to injuries and suspension, and players who were not able to find playing time during...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings defense and special teams dominated their division this year

The Minnesota Vikings are unquestionably headed in the right direction. The latest evidence comes from the genius nerds at Pro Football Focus, who named seven Vikings to their all NFC North team. Six of them play on defense and special teams. Check out more of the Top 30 Special Team Photos of 2014 here: — Andy Kenutis (@AndyKenutis...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings FB Jerome Felton Opting Out Of Contract To Become Free Agent

Vikings FB Jerome Felton confirmed Friday that he will, in fact, exercise the opt out clause included in his contract next year and become a free agent in 2015. “The economics of my thing is they’re not going to pay me $2.5 million,’’ Felton told Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “You wouldn’t just stay in a contract knowing your salary is that high. There...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ugly Jets-Vikings Game Continues with Vikes Recovering Own Fumble for TD

The Vikings-Jets game started with Geno Smith tossing a Pick 6 on the game’s first play. It continued with Matt Kalil allowing the easiest sack and subsequent safety of Sheldon Richardson’s career. Now, we have Charles Johnson fumbling the ball into the endzone where teammate Jerome Felton fell on it for a touchdown. [Twitter: @TheCauldron] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings FB Jerome Felton Considering Opting Out Of Contract Next Year

Vikings FB Jerome Felton admitted that his lack of playing time this season is likely to impact his decision regarding whether or not to exercise the opt out included in his contract next year. “Of course, that will be a factor,” Felton said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “But I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time this year because I like our coaching staff and...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Zimmer pleased with Vikings' progress heading into bye week

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Mike Zimmer will admit to not being patient as he's watched his Minnesota Vikings. Zimmer has wanted to see immediate results in his first year as Minnesota's coach. Even through navigating some difficult moments -- the loss of star running back Adrian Peterson being the biggest blow -- Zimmer was focused on wins. Early on, wins were elusive. The process of...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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 "several times...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Priefer returns to Vikings, hopes to be 'a better man'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- One meeting had ended and Mike Priefer was off to another on his first day back with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, the embattled special teams coordinator just trying to return to his regular schedule. Vikings players were already assembled when Priefer entered the meeting room. As much as Priefer had thought about his return and getting back to coaching...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five. While many of Peterson's teammates welcomed him back and threw their support behind the embattled former MVP, the Vikings also faced plenty of criticism for deciding to let Peterson...
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September 16, 2014  |  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...
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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 offseason...
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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...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Who are the top 10 rated Minnesota Vikings in Madden 15?

Later this month EA Sports will release the latest edition of its mega-popular NFL video game series, Madden. If you’ve never played Madden then I can’t express how sorry I feel for you. Watching games is great, but Madden is as close as it comes to experiencing the pro game in your fingertips. It’s not a fast learning curve, either. If you don’t have a pretty solid understanding...
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August 07, 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...
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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, Dominique...
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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...
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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...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings LB Chad Greenway Takes A Pay Cut

  According to Tom Pelissero, Vikings LB Chad Greenway has agreed to reduce his 2014 salary from $6.5 million to $5.5 million to remain with the team. Pelissero mentions that Greenway’s 2014 salary is now fully guaranteed. His 2015 base salary $7 million plus a $100,000 workout bonus remains intact. Pelissero adds that FB Jerome Felton and S Jamarca Sanford also accepted...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Needs Clarified Based Upon Free Agency Results

Rick Spielman Must Reinforce Roster in Free AgencySince his promotion in 2012 to general manager Rick Spielman has worked very hard to acquire young talent to supplement a roster that had gotten old and expensive. With a few exceptions, Spielman has nearly completely avoided spending big money in free agency besides the signings of Greg Jennings and Matt Cassel. Spielman has instead...
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February 11, 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...
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December 08, 2013  |  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
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