Tale of the Tape: Bills New FB Jerome Felton

View image | The Bills acquired Jerome Felton in one of their quieter moves of the offseason.  While it was quiet, it may be one of the most impactful signings they made. The successful of Greg Roman’s offensive scheme hinges (in part) on successful fullback play.  He needs his fullback to be able to pave the way for his new runningback LeSean McCoy, as he...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills sign another fullback in John Conner

On Wednesday morning, Buffalo Bills fans were startled to see that the team had fullback John Conner in for a visit. The team had signed Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton not long after free agency started. Then the news came that the Bills signed Conner. The Bills have signed veteran free agent FB John Conner. Welcome to Buffalo! DETAILS:
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bills Hosting Free Agent FB John Conner For A Visit

NFL Draft Diamonds reports that the Bills are hosting veteran FB John Conner for a visit on Wednesday. According to NFL Draft Diamonds, the Bills love Conner’s blocking ability and would like to add him as a compliment to Jerome Felton. Conner could contribute on special teams and in big back sets. It seems likely that Conner would be an ... The post Bills Hosting Free Agent...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Bills the Real Deal? Taking a Look at Their Offseason Moves

View image | Every year there is that one team that makes a splash in free agency in order to get into the playoffs; In 2014 it was Tampa Bay and in 2013 it was Miami. This year I’m giving it to the Buffalo Bills (even though the eagles made a lot of noise). Fans love it when their team makes big moves in free agency, its exciting, exhilarating and it gives...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Second Take with @BradleyGelber – Are the Bills Spending Wisely?

For the first time in a long time the Bills have not been afraid to spend money & acquire talent. With the additions of LeSean McCoy, Jerome Felton & Percy Harvin (among others) the Bills have captured national attention for the amount of talent they’ve brought in in only a few shorts weeks. While we know Pegula will spend from his time as owner of the Sabres, we also...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills in midst of busy offseason in bid to build contender

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) LeSean McCoy has a new lead blocker in Buffalo after the Bills signed fullback Jerome Felton. Newly acquired quarterback Matt Cassel is eager begin competing for the starting job. Free-agent receiver Percy Harvin arrived in town for a visit. Also, a person familiar with discussions told The Associated Press defensive tackle Kyle Williams agreed to a one-year...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Q&A about Jerome Felton with @eric_j_thompson from @DailyNorseman

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – NOVEMBER 2: Jerome Felton #42 of the Minnesota Vikings runs onto the field before the game against the Washington Redskins on November 2, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) The Bills signed a Fat Back (Full back) named Jerome Felton. To dish the dirt on him, we have Eric Thompson, Lead Writer for Daily...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills bulk up run game by signing free-agent fullback Felton

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) LeSean McCoy has a new lead blocker in Buffalo after the Bills signed free-agent fullback Jerome Felton. The Bills announced the signing Wednesday, a day after Felton arrived in Buffalo to meet with team officials. He's a seven-year NFL veteran, who spent the past three seasons in Minnesota. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2012, when he helped Vikings...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

McCoy signing official; Bills set to add FB Felton

The Buffalo Bills made their acquisition of running back LeSean McCoy official Tuesday, while working to add some blocking help in the process. Fullback Jerome Felton was flown into Buffalo Tuesday... [Click headline for full story]
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills The Favorite To Sign FB Jerome Felton

Jason La Canfora mentioned earlier this morning that the Bills are hoping to sign former Vikings FB Jerome Felton. Now Alex Marvez is reporting that the Bills are the favorite to sign Felton. According to Marvez, Felton will likely come away with a “nice contract” for a fullback. Felton exercised the opt out clause in his contract last month, so that ...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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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February 12, 2015  |  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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February 04, 2015  |  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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February 03, 2015  |  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...
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February 03, 2015  |  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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February 02, 2015  |  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

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
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