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Vikings ink former Polish American Football League tackle 'Babs' Aiyegbusi

Offensive tackle Babatunde Aiyegbusi never played any college ball, but really caught the eye of Minnesota Vikings scouts during a pro day workout Monday at the University of Texas-San Antonio. And those scouts walked away pretty impressed, enough to further workout and offer a contract to the 6-foot-9 and 351 pound giant, who last played for the Polish American Football League...
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Wilf family pledges $19.5M more to Vikings' stadium

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Wilf family is pledging another $19.5 million toward the Minnesota Vikings' stadium project to cover more of the costs in several aspects of building and surrounding areas. The Vikings made the announcement on Thursday night before the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority holds a meeting on Friday. They say the extra money will go to enhancements in the plaza...
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Vikings’ ‘legacy brick’ design site yields predictably snarky results (pics)

The Minnesota Vikings have started a program where fans can purchase a “Legacy Brick” to be placed outside the team’s new downtown Minneapolis stadium, which is slated to open in time for the 2016 season. It’s certainly not an uncommon practice, as a handful of teams in other sports have offered similar opportunities to fans...Read More The post Vikings’ ‘legacy brick’...
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Wilfs pledge $19.5M more to Vikings' stadium

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Wilf family is pledging another $19.5 million toward the Minnesota Vikings' stadium project to cover more of the costs in several aspects of building and surrounding areas. The Vikings made the announcement on Thursday night before the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority holds a meeting on Friday. They say the extra money will go to enhancements in the plaza...
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Grading the Vikings Signing of Terence Newman

Terence Newman has spent 13 seasons in the NFL, 7 of which were spent with Mike Zimmer. While he is 36 (37 when the season starts) there is no doubt he is past his prime and looked at as a 1 year rental. That said, he has a good chance of pushing for some serious playing time in 2015. He will come in and battle Josh Robinson for playing time to go along with Captain Munnerlyn and...
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Vikings and Terence Newman agree on 1-year deal

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The Minnesota Vikings and cornerback Terence Newman have agreed on a one-year deal, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The #Vikings and veteran CB Terence Newman have agreed on a 1-year, $2.5M deal with $750K guaranteed, source said. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 26, 2015   Newman, 36, played for coach Mike Zimmer in Dallas ...
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Vikings Sign Undrafted 6'9" Polish Offensive Tackle

On Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings invited the six-foot-nine, 351 pound tackle, Babatunde Aiyegbusi (bah-BUH-tune-day ah-YEG-boo-see), to a tryout with the team. Aiyegbusi was looking to sign with Texas Tech to play and earn his dream of becoming an NFL player. He spent last season playing for the Dresden Monarchs in the German Football League. In 2013 he played in the Polish American...
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Vikings sign Polish-born tackle Babatunde Aiyegbusi

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed Polish tackle Babatunde ''Babs'' Aiyegbusi. The Vikings announced the move Thursday. Aiyegbusi, whose name is pronounced bah-BUH'-toon-day ah-YEG'-boo-see, is a native of Olesnica, Poland. The 6-foot-9, 351-pounder played for the Dresden Monarchs of the German Football League in 2014, helping the club to an appearance in...
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Vikings Waive LB Justin Anderson & G Jordan McCray

The Minnesota Vikings announced that they’ve waived LB Justin Anderson and G Jordan McCray on Thursday. The #Vikings have waived LB Justin Anderson and G Jordan McCray. — Vikings PR (@VikingsPR) March 26, 2015 According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Anderson and McCray will free up $870000 in available cap space for the Vikings while creating no dead ... The post Vikings Waive...
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Vikings Sign OT Babatunde Alyegbusi

The Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of OT Babatunde Alyegbusi on Thursday. The #Vikings have signed undrafted free agent T Babatunde "Babs" Aiyegbusi. — Vikings PR (@VikingsPR) March 26, 2015 Aiyegbusi, 26, is from Warsaw, Poland and has never played a down of college football. However, he’s a massive 6-foot-8, 351 pounds with a 26 1/2-inch ... The post Vikings Sign...
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Why Does Adrian Peterson Feel the Vikings Have Wronged Him?

View image | gettyimages.com After the Vikings dominant win over the St. Louis Rams on a match up on September 7, 2014, Week 1 of the NFL. The Vikings looked like a team that was going to turn it around from the year before with a rushing attack that ran behind the All-Pro running back of Adrian Peterson, which handed a Rams team, that was supposed to have one of the best defenses...
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Vikings sign hard hitting safety Taylor Mays

According to CBS Local, the Vikings announced they’ve agreed to terms with free agent safety Taylor Mays. Mays selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft and was traded to the Bengals in 2011. The four year veteran, who is another Bengals import from coach Mike Zimmer's old defense and will compete for a starting job. CBS Local writes: 'He...
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Thursday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson trade not in Minnesota Vikings plans, Mike Zimmer says ► Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday that his team has no plans to trade ... Vikings sign veteran CB Terence Newman to one-year deal► According to Andrew Krammer of ESPN 1500, Bengals free agent cornerback Terence Newman ... Cordarrelle Patterson set to stay with Minnesota Vikings...
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What should the Vikings do about the Taylor Mays and Casey Matthews offer?

The Minnesota Vikings are beginning to fill in the missing pieces of their roster as we move further into the 2015 off-season. Casey Matthews (middle linebacker), and Taylor Mays (free safety) have recently signed with the Vikings, both hoping to add more depth and experience to the Vikings’ defense. Matthews and Mays, however, offer more than just depth in the Vikings’ situation...
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Minnesota Vikings 2015 draft order

The Minnesota Vikings will have seven picks to play around with when the NFL Draft begins on April 30th. Breakdown of Vikings' 2015 selections: First round: 11th overall selection Second round: 45th overall selection Third round: 76th overall selection Fourth round: 110th overall selection Fifth round: 137th overall selection (from Tampa Bay via Buffalo) Seventh...
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Adrian Peterson is Staying in Minnesota

The latest addition to the Adrian Peterson rumor mill has come for a source closer to the situation than most. Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer responded to the Adrian Peterson trade rumors simply and as a matter of fact. The Vikings’ head coach expects Adrian Peterson to play for the Vikings this season, and for the remainder of his three-year contract.  Connor Orr...
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Arians won’t discuss Peterson: “That’s tampering, dude!”

Everyone in the country is discussing Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson. Everyone except Arizona Cardinals’ head coach Bruce Arians. Arians was asked flat out what the chances are of the Cardinals trading for the disgruntled Peterson. Firing right back at the reporter with an answer, Arians jokingly responded with this comment (via NFL.com). You’re trying...
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Charles Johnson could be the next star wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson has had one heck of a journey in the NFL… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be to hang out with Power Rankings: The best player in each franchise’s history, ranked from 1-32 From being drafted in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL draft by the Packers, to being put on the Packers practice...
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Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer: ‘We have no plans to trade Adrian’

In an increasingly contentious and very public back-and-forth between the Minnesota Vikings and the Adrian Peterson camp, Mike Zimmer again toed the company line and reiterated that the team has no intent of trading the running back … or at least won’t publicly be declaring it. Zimmer, speaking on Wednesday from the NFL owners meeting...Read More The post Vikings head coach...
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Vikings’ Mike Zimmer: “We Have No Plans to Trade Adrian Peterson”

Minnesota Vikings’ head coach Mike Zimmer made their plans for running back Adrian Peterson crystal clear when he was interviewed by NFL media personnel on Wednesday (via NFL.com). I’m not going to speculate on what he wants or doesn’t want. He’s under contract for three more years with us and that’s why you sign these contracts, and why you get these big bonuses. Zimmer...
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Vikings sign veteran CB Terence Newman to one-year deal

According to Andrew Krammer of ESPN 1500, Bengals free agent cornerback Terence Newman agreed to a one-year deal with the Vikings. The move brings Newman back with his former coach Mike Zimmer, who was his defensive coordinator in Cincinnati. Newman, 36, spent nine seasons with the Dallas Cowboys before playing his last three seasons with the Bengals.
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In Depth 2015: Minnesota Vikings

Mike Zimmer’s first year as head coach of the Vikings got off to a great start, as Minnesota trounced the St. Louis Rams. Then Adrian Peterson’s child abuse situation cost him the rest of his season and things started derailing a bit. Matt Cassel got hurt, thrusting Teddy Bridgewater into the starting lineup before the team really wanted him there. All things considered, an improvement...
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Mike Zimmer: 'No chance whatsoever' team trades WR Patterson

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer effectively shot down any rumors floating around that the team may be leaning toward trading wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. "No, no chance whatsoever," Zimmer said, per 1500ESPN.com. "Cordarrelle is a young, emerging player who was with his third coordinator in three years. Quite frankly, we need to do a good job of figuring out...
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DeAngelo Williams Singing ‘Frozen’ Song With His Daughter Will Warm Your Heart

DeAngelo Williams sings a song from "Frozen" with his daughter. The video will melt your heart.
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Grading the Vikings Signing of Casey Matthews

It is safe to say that Matthews, who was a 4th round choice in 2011 has been a bit of a disappointment during his time in Philly. The former Oregon Duck and brother of All-Pro linebacker Clay Matthews has started a total of 16 games during his career including 11 in 2014. He has has the chance to play both insid and outside linebacker along with special teams, but has never seemed...
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