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Minnesota Vikings sign Henry Josey

It looks like running back Henry Josey will finally get his chance to dress for a NFL regular season game. According to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com, the Minnesota Vikings signed Josey off of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad to their active roster. Josey has been on the Jaguars practice squad since late August as he was apart of the Eagles final roster cuts. During the preseason...
Via Total Sports Live
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith one of this year’s worst Pro Bowl snubs?

The NFL has released the names of the players who were selected for this year’s Pro Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona. As always there were a number of deserving players who were not lucky enough to be voted in. Since 13 is the least lucky number, let’s take a look at the 13 biggest Pro Bowl snubs this season and make a sort of All Pro Bowl snub team. Justin Forsett – Baltimore Ravens...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

'Odd Ball Thursdays' help Bridgewater's pocket presence

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- As Teddy Bridgewater has gone through his crash-course, on-the-job training in his rookie season as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback, he's held strong to some of the rituals he used as a highly-successful passer at Louisville. After his Pro Day, Bridgewater vowed to go back to wearing gloves just like he did at Louisville. Earlier this season, he had been...
Via Fox Sports North
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Coyle was disappointed with lack of effort against the Vikings

It’s no secret that the Miami Dolphins defense has been on a sharp decline over the past several weeks. On Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, they gave up 35 points and 357 yards. Kevin Coyle, whose job status is uncertain after Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, was not happy with the effort that his defense gave throughout the game.“Disappointed. I hate to keep saying...
Via PhinManiacs
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bears-Vikings Capsule

CHICAGO (5-10) at MINNESOTA (6-9) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE - Vikings by 7 2014 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chicago 5-9; Minnesota 9-5 SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 54-51-2 LAST MEETING - Bears beat Vikings 21-13, Nov. 16, 2014 LAST WEEK - Bears lost to Lions 20-14; Vikings lost to Dolphins 37-35 AP PRO32 RANKING - Bears No. 27, Vikings No. 24 BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH...
Via AP on Fox
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Vikings Sign RB Henry Josey Off Jaguars’ Practice Squad

The Minnesota Vikings have signed RB Henry Josey off the Jaguars’ practice squad, according to Michael DiRocco. This comes just a day after the Vikings waived RB Ben Tate. Josey, 23, signed on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri back in May. He was unable to make the team’s final 53-man roster coming out of the preseason and later joined the Jaguars...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Vikings sign RB Henry Josey

According to Larry Hartstein of CBS Sports, The Vikings have signed rookie running back Henry Josey off the Jaguars' practice squad. Josey, an undrafted rookie from Missouri, competed in a crowded running back picture with a series of impressive preseason games with the Philadelphia Eagles, culminating in a 122-yard performance in the preseason finale against the Jets. Josey...
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Not in their plans: Vikings waive RB Ben Tate

According to Mike Florio of Profootballtalk.com, the Vikings have waived running back Ben Tate. The former Browns rusher was waived by Cleveland after signing with the team during the offseason and was let go earlier this season. Florio writes: 'Tate appeared in three games for the Vikings, rushing the ball 13 times for 38 yards. Last time he was waived, the Cardinals and...
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Vikings vs. Dolphins: Tweets of the Game – That Face When …

Every time Teddy threw the ball today: pic.twitter.com/1SKF2xnEYl — Purple Jesus Diaries (@PJDiaries) December 21, 2014
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Minnesota Vikings Release Ben Tate

After less than a month with the Minnesota Vikings, running back Ben Tate has reportedly been released on Tuesday. Tate’s time as a member of the Vikings certainly didn’t last very long. It was just four weeks ago that the Minnesota Vikings acquired him from the waivers when the Cleveland Browns released him. Tate has been even more underwhelming since playing with the Vikings...
Via Sportsnaut
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Vikings release RB Tate with one game remaining

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings had seen enough of running back Ben Tate. With an unsettled running back situation with the unknown status of Adrian Peterson and a season-ending injury to rookie Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota waived Tate on Tuesday before the team's season-finale Sunday at home against the Chicago Bears. The Vikings had claimed Tate, 26, in November from...
Via Fox Sports North
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Vikings waive Ben Tate

getty images Ben Tate’s tenure with the Vikings is over after just five games and 13 carries. Tate ran for just 38 yards during his short tenure with the Vikings which came after he was waived by the Browns. The 26-year-old Tate has appeared used up this season. Both the Colts and Cardinals attempted to claim Tate earlier this year when he was waived by the Browns. Whether or...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Cut Ben Tate

In the end, Ben Tate may want to simply retire. The Vikings have released the former Browns running back. Vikings waive RB Ben Tate, the team has announced. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 23, 2014 The sad thing is, the underachieving Tate may actually get the opportunity to participate in the playoffs if a club picks him up.
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Vikings Cut Ben Tate

In the end, Ben Tate may want to simply retire. The Vikings have released the former Browns running back. Vikings waive RB Ben Tate, the team has announced. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 23, 2014 The sad thing is, the underachieving Tate may actually get the opportunity to participate in the playoffs if a club picks him up.
Via BlackSportsOnline
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The Vikings released runningback Ben Tate

The Minnesota Vikings have released Ben Tate who was signed just a few weeks ago. Tate has become a bust lately. Last time several teams tried to claim him, but with it being so close to the end of the year, the teams might try to let him slide through waivers to save money on […] The post The Vikings released runningback Ben Tate appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Vikings Waive RB Ben Tate

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Minnesota Vikings have placed RB Ben Tate on waivers Tuesday. This is somewhat surprising news given that the Vikings claimed him off of waivers from the Cleveland Browns a little over a month ago. Although, Tate has been unable to carve out any sort of role in the Vikings’ offense in the past month. Last weekend, Tate didn’t receive a...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings: 2014 Week 17 NFL Pick

Chicago Bears (5-10) at Minnesota Vikings (6-9) The Bears made a curious move last week, benching big money quarterback Jay Cutler for journeyman backup Jimmy Clausen. Cutler wasn’t necessarily living up to his contract, but the offense wasn’t the issue with the team, as they were moving the chains at a 74.43% rate in Cutler’s 14 starts, which was 11th in the NFL over that...
Via The Football Fan Spot
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Brian Hall's Dec. 23 Vikings mailbag

Sunday's 37-35 loss, coming on a blocked punt for a safety in the final minute, stopped the Minnesota Vikings from possibly reaching .500 this season and was as disappointing a loss as the team has faced all season. The reaction from fans is clear too, they are looking ahead to next season. Here's what's on your mind this week: Question: Will you get better offense linemen to protect...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Young players developing and ready to make an impact in 2015

On Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, we saw several young players step up and rise to the occasion for the Miami Dolphins. Among them were Terrance Fede, Jamar Taylor. Damian Williams and more. However, with many aging veterans on defense, that’s where the focus lies. Kevin Coyle said that heading into 2015, he’s excited about the potential of several players.“Terrance...
Via PhinManiacs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer says 'you can bet your butt' on Vikings fixing defense

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer first cut into his defense for poor play against the Miami Dolphins last Sunday and he then took the task to himself, stating he's personally going to fix what's wrong with his unit. "That was the worst we've played all year, maybe one of the worst defensive performances I've seen in a long time," Zimmer said, via TwinCities.com. "That brings...
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Vikings vs. Dolphins: Mushroom Stamp Winner

It’s Mike Priefer. It’s Mike Priefer and his ****** special teams squad forever. Last week Blair Walsh couldn’t hit the broad side of a Kardashian ass. This week, Jeff Locke gets his ******* punt blocked for a game winning safety. A ******* PUNT BLOCKED. Keep in mind, he is an NFL player, a real, NFL player getting paid PRETTY good money to play in the NFL like a REAL ****...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The 12 Days of Christmas: Minnesota Vikings Edition

25.6Yards per kick returnHeading into the season, Cordarrelle Patterson was expected to make the leap and become a top-tier wide receiver. Nevermind the fact that he's only caught 33 passes and one touchdown — one of Patterson's most glaring issues starts on special teams.Last year, Patterson led the league with 32.4 yards per kick return. This year, he's down to 25.6 yards per...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

See Which Vikings Made the Naughy or Nice List for the 2014 Season

“I feel it in  my fingers,  I feel it in my toes.  Christmas is all around us and so the feeling grows….” Yes the immortal words of Billy Mack still ring true to this very day.  With Christmas upon us it’s time to look at the Minnestota Vikings  roster and coaches and see who’s been naughty or nice this year. OFFENSE Teddy Bridgewater QB – NICETeddy has developed...
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Miami Dolphins inconsistent defense vs. Vikings a cause for concern? 

Despite a thrilling 37-35 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, the Dolphins were eliminated from the playoffs. The defense wasn’t stellar against the purple and gold allowing 15 points in a 15-second span − a factor which almost cost them the win.  The sub-par performance on that side of the ball has caused concerns for some time now. The steady decline began after...
Via PhinManiacs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings vs. Dolphins: Watch This Teddy Vine

VINE – Greg Jennings Pass From Teddy Bridgewater for 21 Yrds and the TD #MINvsMIA https://t.co/yUPC4MyH6w — FanSided GIF (@FanSidedGIF) December 21, 2014
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