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Vikings and Spielman Have Drafted Some Late-Round Gems

Since Rick Spielman became a member of the Minnesota Vikings franchise in 2006, he has played a part in the Vikings drafting the likes of running back Adrian Peterson, wide receiver Percy Harvin, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and safety Harrison Smith.All of these players have one thing in common, they were all selected in the first round of the NFL Draft...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The Vikings and Spielman Have Found Gems in the Late Rounds of the Draft

Since Rick Spielman became a member of the Minnesota Vikings franchise in 2006, he has played a part in the Vikings drafting the likes of running back Adrian Peterson, wide receiver Percy Harvin, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and safety Harrison Smith.All of these players have one thing in common, they were all selected in the first round of the NFL Draft...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings sign center John Sullivan to contract extension

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed center John Sullivan to a contract extension, giving him a raise and adding one year to his deal to cover the 2017 season. The team announced the contract Tuesday with the 29-year-old, who's fourth among centers in Vikings history with 93 starts. Sullivan has not missed a game since the 2011 season and has sat out only three...
Via AP on Fox
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Minnesota Vikings give extension to their most consistent offensive lineman

The Minnesota Vikings rewarded the most consistent member of their offensive line, reportedly agreeing to a one-year contract extension with center John Sullivan… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Rating the best jersey investment on each NFL team from 1-32 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 cornerbacks on the board The Vikings tacked on an extra-year on to the Notre Dame product’s...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Sign C John Sullivan To A One-Year Extension

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Vikings have signed C John Sullivan to a one-year contract extension through 2017. Sullivan, 29, still had another two years remaining on his six-year, $25.6 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed. He had base salaries of $4.65 million coming his way in each of the next two years. In 2014, Sullivan appeared in ... The post...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings 7 Round Mock Draft | APRILS FOOLS EDITION

Why not? It’s April Fools day and the draft is only a few weeks away. Take a look below as we give you this years April Fools Day 7 rounder for the Vikings … Round 1 – Cameron Erving C, Florida St. The Vikings start to prepare themselves for life after John Sullivan. What better way to prepare than getting the best center in the draft at pick 11. Erving could sit for a few...
Via DraftSeason
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Card Lines 2015

Hey! It’s the AA National holiday! Right? That’s how this works? Alcoholic Anonymous group attendees get their one free day pass for the year to relapse and drink themselves blind, or at least until they hate themselves again? Great holiday. At least in Minnesota it just means Vikings fans can re-live every Sunday afternoon loss like it happened all over again. Which is awesome...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Looking to Bolster an Ineffective Offensive Line

Entering the 2014 football season, most Minnesota Vikings fans were worried about who was going to be the team's quarterback.Little to no thought went into our offensive line.Anchored by All-Pro center John Sullivan, the Vikings looked to have another great season. Right guard Brandon Fusco had just signed a new deal for his spectacular play, and right tackle Phil Loadholt had just...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Re-tooled offensive line finding its way for Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A month's worth of protection issues were exemplified in a Week 6 loss to the Detroit Lions and had the Minnesota Vikings' offensive line stewing. Minnesota had heard plenty about giving up eight sacks to Detroit and its powerful, talented defensive line. Eight sacks in one game, with rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater having no chance in his second career...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings' Sullivan felt he had to be honest about concussion

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Symptoms had subsided quickly for Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan in last week's game at Buffalo and he argued to return to the field with his team facing an important scoring opportunity in an eventual loss. Handling another concussion was replaced by Sullivan's commitment to his team, a dilemma all too familiar to Sullivan and other NFL players. Minnesota...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings C Sullivan probable for Bucs game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan is listed as probable for the game at Tampa Bay on Sunday after suffering a concussion last week. Sullivan was a full participant in practice on Friday. He left the loss at Buffalo last week with a concussion, which he says is at least the fifth of his career. He says he took a knee to the helmet, but thought he felt good enough...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings center John Sullivan passes concussion tests

  Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan passed concussion testing and is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sullivan, the veteran leader of Minnesota's struggling offensive line, left Sunday's game at Buffalo in the first quarter. He missed Wednesday's practice but returned on a limited basis Thursday. Right guard Vladimir Ducasse suffered a knee injury on...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings C Sullivan returns from concussion

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan passed concussion testing and is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sullivan, the veteran leader of Minnesota's struggling offensive line, left Sunday's game at Buffalo in the first quarter. He missed Wednesday's practice but returned on a limited basis Thursday. Right guard Vladimir Ducasse suffered...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Vikings' Sullivan going through concussion protocol, Ducasse returns

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Coach Mike Zimmer was back at work following a Tuesday procedure for kidney stones and several of the Minnesota Vikings were getting back to work on Wednesday, as well. Center John Sullivan is still in the testing phase to be cleared for a concussion, but Minnesota had right guard Vladimir Ducasse back at practice on Wednesday after Ducasse and Sullivan left...
Via Fox Sports North
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings-Buccaneers Preview

The Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have become all too accustomed to last place in recent years. That doesn't appear likely to change this season. Minnesota looks to snap a three-game skid Sunday while Tampa Bay tries to avoid opening 0-4 at home. The Vikings (2-5) sit in last place in the NFC North while the Buccaneers (1-5) occupy the South's cellar. Minnesota is looking...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured Vikings offensive linemen Sullivan, Ducasse to be evaluated

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings are having injury trouble in the middle of their offensive line. Center John Sullivan and right guard Vlad Ducasse were hurt on the same play Sunday in the first quarter at Buffalo, and neither returned to the game. Sullivan suffered a concussion. Ducasse hurt his knee. Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday the team will learn more about...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured Vikings offensive linemen Sullivan, Ducasse to be evaluated

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings are having injury trouble in the middle of their offensive line. Center John Sullivan and right guard Vlad Ducasse were hurt on the same play Sunday in the first quarter at Buffalo, and neither returned to the game. Sullivan suffered a concussion. Ducasse hurt his knee. Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday the team will learn more about...
Via Fox Sports North
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured Vikings Sullivan, Ducasse to be evaluated

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings are having injury trouble in the middle of their offensive line. Center John Sullivan and right guard Vlad Ducasse were hurt on the same play Sunday in the first quarter at Buffalo, and neither returned to the game. Sullivan suffered a concussion. Ducasse hurt his knee. Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday the team will learn more about their...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive line changes possible as Vikings search for answers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- In his first go-round as a head coach, Mike Zimmer is learning how to divide his attention. The Minnesota Vikings' first-year head coach only had to worry about one side of the ball in his career as a defensive coordinator. Zimmer is now tasked with being a part of the offense and special teams, as well. Zimmer's worked heavily with Minnesota's eighth-ranked...
Via Fox Sports North
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive line changes possible as Vikings search for answers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- In his first go-round as a head coach, Mike Zimmer is learning how to divide his attention. The Minnesota Vikings' first-year head coach only had to worry about one side of the ball in his career as a defensive coordinator. Zimmer is now tasked with being a part of the offense and special teams, as well. Zimmer's worked heavily with Minnesota's eighth-ranked...
Via Fox Sports North
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

As Bridgewater takes over, several starters hurt

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have begun the week in ambiguous mode, stung by injuries and disappointed by a second straight defeat yet buoyed by the earlier-than-anticipated arrival of their rookie quarterback. The offense around Teddy Bridgewater has been depleted of several starters, but maybe the kid will be all right. Like any debuting first-round draft pick...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Preview: Best players in the NFC North

The NFC North was historically mediocre last season. With the Green Bay Packers emerging victorious despite just a 8-7-1 record, it’s hard to make the argument that this division is one of the best in football. But I’m going to do just that. Last year was a down year for the North, mostly due to a high level of parity and Aaron Rodgers‘ broken collarbone. Sure, the defenses...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Continuity, consistency key for Vikings' close-knit offensive line

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Step inside the meeting room for the Minnesota Vikings offensive line and a group entering its third season together is as close-knit as one would expect. Even through a head coaching change, offensive line coach Jeff Davidson remains. The anchor of the line is center John Sullivan and some meetings are jokingly referred to as the "J.D./Sully meetings." In...
Via Fox Sports North
August 22, 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...
Via cover32 - Vikings
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings training camp preview: Offensive line

  This is the fifth in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: OFFENSIVE LINE Rating (1-to-10 scale): 7 Projected starters: LT Matt Kalil (third year), LG Charlie Johnson (eighth year), C John Sullivan (seventh year), RG Brandon Fusco (fourth year), RT Phil Loadholt (sixth year) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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