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Tarvaris Jackson would like to back up Teddy Bridgewater

Tarvaris Jackson spent the last two years backing up Russell Wilson in Seattle and he thinks that experience would serve him well in a return to the Vikings. Minnesota traded Matt Cassel to Buffalo this week and Christian Ponder is done in the Twincities, leaving the team without a backup for Teddy Bridgewater for the 2015 season. Tavaris Jackson said while he still aspires to be...
Via Thacover2
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Minnesota Vikings Free Agent Bargain Bin

Free agency isn’t always about the bigname players. Sometimes some of the best signings come at a bargain after the free agency storm settles down. The Vikings are already being rumored to be set on sitting back and waiting free agency out. Below are a handful of guys that could be on the Vikings radar, who might now wow you, but could make an impact for the purple in 2015. Leonard...
Via DraftSeason
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Five bold predictions for the start of free agency

It’s finally here. The 2015 NFL season officially kicks off next week, as the new league year dawns with the start of free agency. That will provide teams from coast to coast with the chance to start building their roster, adding pieces that they hope will create a championship mix. With that thought in mind, here are five bold NFL predictions for the start of free agency: ***...
Via cover32
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Vikings Free Agency: Offensive Predictions

Oh, whoa, wait a minute. The NFL Free Agency period starts in … I don’t know, two or five days from now or something? I can’t really tell. Teams can start contacting, and entering into contract negotiations with unrestricted free agents starting on March 7. But nothing can be signed then? Even though it basically is? I don’t know if I really get it. Either way, smarter assholes...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Fate of the Vikings Current Free Agents

The Vikings don’t exactly have a loaded class of free agents for 2015, in fact, it’s a mildly gross group of guys. BUT, that doesn’t mean some of them won’t be coming back. Below is a quick breakdown of each free agent and our prediction if they will return in purple in 2015 or if their services will be taken elsewhere. Christian Ponder, Quarterback Years with the Vikings...
Via DraftSeason
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Friday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Vikings free-agent preview: Defense ► Change was guaranteed as soon as Mike Zimmer became the Minnesota Vikings head coach and altered the team's defensive approach. Adrian Peterson says meeting with Vikings went well ► On Wednesday, Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer traveled to Houston to meet with running back Adrian Peterson. Why DeVante Parker Should...
Via 60 Max Power O
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Oddsmakers say Adrian Peterson is most likely stay with Minnesota Vikings

The greatest thing about the internet (aside from all the cat memes of course) is that you can gamble on just about anything. Take Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for example. Recent reports indicate that he wants a trade and is open to moving to five NFL teams. Which one will he actually end up with? That’s anybody’s guess, but if you’re a gambling man (or woman...
Via cover32 - Vikings
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers Sign WR Jerome Simpson

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the San Francisco 49ers have signed veteran WR Jerome Simpson to a contract. This comes just a day after the 49ers hosted Simpson and fellow free agent WR Ted Ginn Jr for visits. There hasn’t been any reported interest in him since he was released by the Vikings in September. The NFL suspended him three games ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Minnesota Vikings | 10 Potential Free Agent Signings for 2015

The 2015 free agency is just around the corner, why not take a look at 10 possibly options the Vikings could have their eyes on. Minnesota has a handful of needs that will need to be addressed most notably at linebacker, offensive line, and secondary. Look for those needs to be filled in both FA and the NFL Draft. You’ll notice below that some are real possibilities and others...
Via DraftSeason
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With no compensatory picks, GM Rick Spielman uses his 'secret' formula to acquire talent

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has a secret formula when evaluating which players to sign in the offseason. The personnel man said players who were released by their previous teams don’t count towards the formula. The team isn't expecting any compensatory picks in 2015, so Spielman has to get creative in acquiring talent. “There’s a pretty good group...
Via 60 Max Power O
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Adrian Peterson still has ‘concerns’ about Vikings

Adrian Peterson still has concerns about the Minnesota Vikings even after meeting with team representatives Wednesday. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman flew to Houston to meet privately with Peterson, likely to persuade the All-Pro running back to return to the team. Peterson’s status as a face of the franchise and relationship...Read More
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson still has ‘concerns’ about Vikings

Adrian Peterson still has concerns about the Minnesota Vikings even after meeting with team representatives Wednesday. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman flew to Houston to meet privately with Peterson, likely to persuade the All-Pro running back to return to the team. Peterson’s status as a face of the franchise and relationship...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson on Vikings meeting: ‘We had a great dialogue’

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman spent more than four hours at Adrian Peterson’s home on Wednesday. Peterson told ESPN after the meeting that he appreciated Zimmer and Spielman coming down to Houston to meet with him. “I appreciate Rick [Spielman] and Coach [Mike] Zimmer coming down to see me today. We...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Will Matt Cassel's Time With the Vikings be Remembered?

When the news that quarterback Matt Cassel had been traded from the Minnesota Vikings to the Buffalo Bills, an overflowing amount of tears began to take over the city of Minnesota. Ok maybe not, but it would have been nice for the Vikings and their fans if he had that kind of impact on the team or any kind of impact for that matter.After Minnesota watched its backup quarterback Joe...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Bills, Eagles, Giants, & Lions

Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson tells Ben Goessling of ESPN that his meeting with the Vikings HC Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman “went well.” Peterson also released a statement regarding the visit: “I appreciate Rick [Spielman] and Coach [Mike] Zimmer coming down to see me today. We had a great dialogue and they were able to ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Adrian Peterson Seen Hugging It Out With Vikings Head Coach and GM

Publicly, the Minnesota Vikings have been talking the good talk when it came to longtime running back Adrian Peterson, but rumor has it that the team is looking to unload him. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman flew to Houston to meet with him Wednesday. Whether it was to try to talk him in to coming back to the team or to figure out an exit plan only the people...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

With Peterson's status in question, Vikings pay a visit

The Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson. General manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer spent about four hours Wednesday afternoon at Peterson's home north of Houston. Photographers captured Spielman and Zimmer leaving together, dressed in sport coats and blue jeans. This was the first time meeting they've had with Peterson since the star...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings brass meets with Peterson at star running back's home

The Minnesota Vikings' pursuit of Adrian Peterson began with a warm and fuzzy scene on Wednesday. The team's brass -- GM Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer arrived at the running back's Woodlands (Houston) home and exchanged hugs with the star running back. Thus started their attempt to bring Peterson back into the fold after a season that saw the 2012 MVP wind up on the commissioner...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson names San Diego Chargers as team he’d play for

Could the San Diego Chargers be in the running for the services of Adrian Peterson? Peterson is apparently okay with five teams, according to a report by Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports. Peterson would be willing to go to the following squads: Report: Vikings set to meet with running back Adrian Peterson http://t.co/RODuYcfURS pic.twitter.com/LkOzJqTug2 — SI Wire (@SI_Wire...
Via cover32 - Chargers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Cassel traded to Bills

The Bills have acquired Matt Cassel in a trade with the Vikings. Buffalo agreed on Wednesday to send two undisclosed draft picks to Minnesota in exchange for Cassel and an undisclosed pick of their own. Cassel, 32, will compete with EJ Manuel for the starting quarterback job in Buffalo. The Bills were reportedly interested in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson is open to being traded to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With each passing day it sounds more and more like the honeymoon between the Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson is over. A number of reports have come out in recent weeks that claim Peterson’s time in Minnesota is coming to an end and he’s demanding a trade. There are five teams that AD is ok with. According to a report by Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, Peterson would...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Minnesota Vikings Trade Matt Cassel

Today it was announced that the Buffalo Bills and the Minnesota Vikings have agreed on a trade that will send quarterback Matt Cassel and a draft pick to the Bills in exchange for two draft picks.  The idea is that the Bills will be essentially giving up just one pick for Cassel, and exchanging the […]
Via Full Scale Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Trade Matt Cassel to Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills have acquired QB Matt Cassel in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings.  Yesterday, Buffalo acquired LeSean McCoy from Philly.  Cassel will have a nice receiving corp to throw to, led by Sammy Watkins.  However, with Rex Ryan and Greg Roman runnings things, he might struggle to see 128 targets again.   View image | gettyimages.com When Cassel last played...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Could Target Brian Hoyer To Backup Teddy Bridgewater?

According to Pro Football Talk, Browns free agent QB Brian Hoyer could be a candidate to replace Matt Cassel in Minnesota now that the Vikings have traded him to the Bills for two draft picks. PFT points out that Hoyer played for Vikings OC Norv Turner a few years ago while in Cleveland. Ian Rapoport adds ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson to Meet with Coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman

Before the Minnesota Vikings take any action with Adrian Peterson, they plan to meet with the running back this week. Traveling to Texas on Wednesday, coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman will have a face-to-face meeting with Peterson. It will be the first time they have met in person since last year’s suspension. According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Zimmer...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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