Vikings sign 3 defensive players to future contracts

During his end-of-season press conference, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the team would search anywhere for possible upgrades, even looking to the Canadian Football League. Minnesota turned over a few stones to find someone from the Arena Football league, signing defensive end Leon Mackey on Monday as part of three signings on the defensive side of the ball. The Vikings...
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January 05, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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August 31, 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...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Things To Watch For In Vikings First Preseason Game

The Vikings kickoff the 2014 season, with their first preseason game at home against the Oakland Raiders. While there will be a handful of battles and new players to take in come Friday night, below are the top 5 things we’ll have our eyes on for the 1st preseason game of the 2014 season. 5. Playing at TCF Bank Stadium Viking s fans got a glimpse of what it will be like to play...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Training Camp Access Day 2: Afternoon Session

I was surprised to learn a few short hours before practice started that Sunday afternoon would host the first full-padded practice for the Viking players. This made me even more eager to watch, because the guys seemed to have a spring in their steps having pads on for the first time in training camp. It was a 180 from this morning’s session. There wasn’t an actual scrimmage,...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings training camp preview: Receivers

  This is the fourth in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: RECEIVERS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 7 Projected starters: Greg Jennings (ninth year) and Cordarrelle Patterson (second year) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): Kain Colter, Josh Cooper, Donte Foster, Kamar Jorden, Erik Lora, ...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Camp Preview: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

Just a couple of years ago, the receiving corps was a huge weakness for the team, though part of that was due to who was throwing them the ball. Now, from a pass-catching standpoint there is real potential for it to become one of the team’s biggest strengths. At this point, it seems like there will be one open receiver spot and a lot of competition for who joins Kyle Rudolph on...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings 2014 Undrafted Free Agent Class

Below is the full list of 2014 NFL Draft undrafted free agent signings by the Vikings. Leading the group is offensive tackle Antonio Richardson who was once looked at as a sure pick in the first few rounds who unexpectedly took a free fall and went undrafted. Another well known name is Easter Illinois receiver Erik Lora who hauled in 332 receptions during his time at EIU, and was...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings finalize contracts with 15 undrafted free agents

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings finalized contracts with 15 undrafted free agents on Tuesday and released four players. Kain Colter, the Northwestern quarterback known for his attempt at unionizing college athletes at Northwestern, headlines the group for Minnesota. Colter will be tried by the Vikings at wide receiver. Tennessee's Antonio "Tiny" Richardson was perhaps...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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