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Eddie Lacy Runs Over Joe Banyard Like A Big, Green Mack Truck

Eddie Lacy informed the Vikings of his existence by deciding to run over Joe Banyard like a mack truck.
Via Gamedayr
22 days ago  |  Discuss

With Peterson out, Vikings promote Banyard to active roster

  The Minnesota Vikings have made a move to compensate for Adrian Peterson's absence, by signing running back Joe Banyard to the roster from the practice squad. To make room for Banyard, fullback Zach Line was waived Saturday. The Vikings play New England on Sunday, and team has said Peterson will be on the inactive list. The star running back was indicted Friday in Texas on...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings will start Matt Asiata; Call up Joe Banyard

Matt Asiata will start Sunday’s game, according to nfl.com. Rookie Jerick McKinnon is the primary backup. The Vikings previously deactivated Peterson for Sunday’s matchup after the veteran was indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. The 27-year-old Asiata has 49 career carries for 185 yards (3.8 average) in three years. Starting […] The post Vikings...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

With Peterson out, Vikings promote Banyard

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have made a move to compensate for Adrian Peterson's absence, by signing running back Joe Banyard to the roster from the practice squad. To make room for Banyard, fullback Zach Line was waived Saturday. The Vikings play New England on Sunday, and team has said Peterson will be on the inactive list. The star running back was indicted Friday...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings activate RB Banyard

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- With former NFL MVP running back Adrian Peterson facing legal trouble, the Minnesota Vikings added another running back for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. Peterson, Minnesota's all-time leading rusher, has already been declared inactive for Sunday's home game at TCF Bank Stadium. The team announced the deactivation on Friday after...
Via Fox Sports North
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings elevate tailback Joe Banyard

With Adrian Peterson deactivated for Sunday’s home opener against the Patriots, the Vikings need help at tailback. They’ve gotten it by elevating Joe Banyard from the practice squad. The team has announced that Banyard is up, and fullback Zach Line is out. Banyard joins a depth chart headlined by Matt Asiata and rookie Jerrick McKinnon.
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Colts, Jaguars, Lions, Panthers, & Vikings

49ers DL Ray McDonald‘s court hearing regarding domestic violence allegations has been postponed. (Aaron Wilson) Colts Colts ILB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 2. Jaguars Jaguars signed S Craig Loston to their active roster. Lions Lions signed CB Nate Ness of their practice squad. Panthers DE Frank Alexander‘s four-game suspension will not...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Hall's Sept. 4 Vikings mailbag

The roster has been set, the new offensive and defensive schemes installed and now things get serious for the Minnesota Vikings when they open the regular season on Sunday at St. Louis. The Rams feature a strong defense and have good coaching with Jeff Fisher, but are without starting quarterback Sam Bradford, who is out for the season with a knee injury. Shaun Hill will start for...
Via Fox Sports North
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Nine players named to Minnesota Vikings practice squad

Yesterday we reported that the Minnesota Vikings shaved down their roster to 53 players in preparation for the regular season. The next roster moves due for NFL teams is deciding who will play on their practice squads. Here’s a primer on practice squad rules, per The Daily Norseman: Practice squad players are just that. . .guys that practice with the team. They don’t play...
Via cover32 - Vikings
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings sign ex-Gopher MarQueis Gray, as tight end

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have claimed tight end MarQueis Gray and offensive tackle Mike Harris off waivers. Linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth were released Sunday to make room on the roster. Gray was a quarterback and wide receiver in college for Minnesota and after a position switch spent last season with Cleveland. Harris played...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Sign 9 to Practice Squad

The Vikings have announced 9 players that have been added to the practice squad, leaving room for 1 more player. My guess is the last player will be recently cut Austin Wentworth who was cut to make room for recently signed Mike Harris. Below are the 9 players that have been added (no surprises). Running back Joe Banyard, wide receiver Kain Colter, defensive tackle Isame Faciane...
Via DraftSeason
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings still working on their roster; Find out here who has been cut

We heard of a few players that were released, but we are still working on a complete list. This is from Vikings Corner DT- Fred Evans, (via Pro Football Talk) RB- Joe Banyard (via Tom Pelissero) TE- Allen Reisner (via Tom Pelissero) DT- Chase Baker (via Tom Pelissero) OT- Mike Remmers (via Ben Goessling) LB- […] The post Vikings still working on their roster; Find out here who...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the Vikings Practice Squad …. Why Not?

With the Vikings final 53 set … let’s take a quick look at who might find themselves on the 2014 Vikings practice squad. I’m basing this off of JUST Vikings, not going to try and guess players cut from other rosters. 1. Mike Zimmer, Linebacker 2. Donte Foster, Wide Receiver 3. Kain Colter, Wide Receiver, Return Specialist 4. Kendall James, Cornerback 5. Isame Faciane, Defensive...
Via DraftSeason
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

PJD’s Preseason Week 4 Recap: The Perfect Finishers

How about this little stat to wrap up the preseason? When the Vikings have finished .500 or better in the preseason, they’ve gone on to finish .500 or better 78% of the time in reg. season. — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) August 29, 2014 SO YOU’RE SAYING THERE’S A PLAYOFF CHANCE. Hey, if the official Minnesota Vikings twitter account tweeted this out, you know it’s true...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans fall to Vikings in preseason finale

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  -- Letting the rookie quarterbacks play and keeping the starters on the sideline may have been the best decisions Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt made all night. And Zimmer, who interviewed with Tennessee before the Titans hired Whisenhunt, still finished off his first preseason in perfect fashion. Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans fall to Vikings in preseason finale

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  -- Letting the rookie quarterbacks play and keeping the starters on the sideline may have been the best decisions Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt made all night. And Zimmer, who interviewed with Tennessee before the Titans hired Whisenhunt, still finished off his first preseason in perfect fashion. Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things we learned: Vikings at Titans

The tough part begins for the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota finished its 2014 preseason undefeated with a 19-3 victory at Tennessee. The Vikings now will head into meetings to discuss the final roster cuts as they round out their 53-man roster before Saturday's deadline and the start of the regular season on Sept. 7. Coach Mike Zimmer's first preseason went well. Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bridgewater starts as Vikings beat Titans for preseason perfection

  Letting the rookie quarterbacks play and keeping the starters on the sideline may have been the best decisions Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt made all night. Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in his first NFL start, Joe Banyard ran for 111 yards and the Vikings wrapped up a perfect preseason beating the Tennessee Titans 19-3 on Thursday night. Blair...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

With Bridgewater starting, Vikings beat Titans 19-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Letting the rookie quarterbacks play and keeping the starters on the sideline may have been the best decisions Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt made all night. Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in his first NFL start, Joe Banyard ran for 111 yards and the Vikings wrapped up a perfect preseason beating the Tennessee Titans 19-3 on...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

With Bridgewater starting, Vikings beat Titans 19-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Letting the rookie quarterbacks play and keeping the starters on the sideline may have been the best decisions Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt made all night. Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in his first NFL start, Joe Banyard ran for 111 yards and the Vikings wrapped up a perfect preseason beating the Tennessee Titans 19-3 on...
Via Fox Sports North
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bridgewater starts as Vikings beat Titans 19-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in his first NFL start, Joe Banyard ran for 111 yards and the Minnesota Vikings wrapped up a perfect preseason beating the Tennessee Titans 19-3 on Thursday night. Blair Walsh kicked four field goals, and the Vikings defense had three sacks in a game where both coaches protected their starters by keeping them safely on the...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 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

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Preview: Running Backs

The Minnesota Vikings will enter training camp with battles at every position. This should be expected as the team finished with a 5-10-1 record a season ago and are breaking in a new coaching staff.While there could plenty of changes between the 2013 team that took the field in Detroit and the 2014 team that will debut in St. Louis on September 7, there is one position that is set...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Have Shown Some Interest In RB LaRod Stephens-Howling

  According to Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, the Minnesota Vikings have shown some interest in free agent RB LaRod Stephens-Howling, as well as some other veteran running backs. Goessling mentions that Stephens-Howling previously played for Vikings RBs coach Kirby Wilson last year. However, Stephens-Howling is coming off a torn ACL, so there is some concern regarding how he...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson out for Sunday’s game

[Photo: USAT] Before the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles play on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm, the Vikings will be without two of their running backs. According to K-TWIN Vikings Analyst Sean Jensen, Vikings players were informed that RB Adrian Peterson will not play against the Eagles. #Vikings players informed tonight that RB Adrian Peterson will not play against the ...
Via Total Sports Live
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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