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VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

NFL icon Bud Grant zings Pats with Deflategate joke on Twitter

Legendary former Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant recently joined Twitter and the primary reason was to promote his incredible garage sale — the 11th one — where he is selling off loads of NFL memorabilia he accumulated throughout his storied career. While a relative Twitter neophyte, Grant apparently has become so social media savvy...Read More The post Bud Grant, promoting...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer believes rookie Danielle Hunter can be a standout player

The Minnesota Vikings selected LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter with the No. 88 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft after he made 23 starts racking up 4.5 career sacks and two forced fumbles. At 6'5, 252 pounds, he has all the NFL measurables teams look for running a 4.57 40, with a 36 1/2-inch vertical and a high motor. However, Hunter's pass-rush skills are limited and will...
Via 60 Max Power O
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater wants to emulate Brett Favre's career

Minnesota Vikings 2nd-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is setting his sights on a a career similar to former Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre (also briefly of the Jets and Vikings). "[He's] the guy," Bridgewater said, per Pro Football Talk. "Besides the injuries and the hits and everything, he had a pretty successful career." "He's a Hall of Famer for sure, multiple Super...
Via 60 Max Power O
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings & K Blair Walsh Have Had “A Little Bit Of Communication” Regarding An Extension

Vikings K Blair Walsh tells Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune that there has been “a little bit of communication” between his agent, Brian Mackler, and the team regarding a contract extension in recent months. Walsh mentioned that he would “love” to remain with the Vikings, but added that the financial figures will obviously need to work for ... The post Vikings & K Blair...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd wants to be an extension of 'feisty coach'

Sharrif Floyd's impact has swollen in two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. After playing a reserve role as a rookie in 2013, Floyd expanded into a regular starter along the defensive line in his second NFL season, recording 42 tackles and 4.5 sacks. Now, Floyd is ready to take on some new responsibilities. The big defensive tackle wants to become an on-field extension of "feisty...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater wants to be like Brett Favre

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is excited to get the 2015 season rolling. He’s coming off of a great rookie year where he started 12 games and earned Pepsi Rookie of the Year honors. During an interview to publicize the award, Bridgewater was asked which quarterback he would most like to model his career after: “If I could be like any other quarterback that...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thursday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

ESPN Grades The Minnesota Vikings' Offseason ► We're still just a little more than eleven weeks away from the Hall of Fame Game between the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers that will kick off the ... Floyd Wants to Represent Vikings 'Feisty Coach' ► There's also a strong connection between the defensive line and linebackers that Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer mentioned...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Grown Ups 2 Comedian on Adrian Peterson: “Get rid of him.”

Actor Nick Swardson is a major fan of the Minnesota Vikings. When asked by a reporter his opinion of running back Adrian Peterson, Swardson responded with some pretty realistic comments (via TMZ Sports): “Get rid of him. I’m a diehard Vikings fan but I’m also a fan of children.” Swardson proceeded to further explain that he could not get past the disturbing images of Peterson’s...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings fan Twitter page roasts Green Bay Packers fans

The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers have a very storied rivalry, though it’s been one-sided with the Packers historic success, while the Vikings haven’t been a consistent playoff team nor won a Super Bowl. Even though Packers fans can easily point to their championships to end any argument with Vikings fans, they’ll have a tough time getting back at this gem of a shot...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Vikings Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA to ask court to hold Goodell, NFL in contempt

This comes completely out of nowhere. The National Football League Players Association has filed a motion in federal court hoping that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league will be found in contempt. The motion alleges that Goodell and company have continually failed to abide by a court ruling from 11 weeks ago that indicated the league reassess the Adrian Peterson situation...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Teddy Bridgewater – Greatness Awaiting

The Minnesota Vikings are very fortunate to have Teddy Bridgewater as their quarterback. Since Dante Culpepper’s era in Minnesota came to an end, the Vikings have had an insane amount of starting quarterbacks. Brad Johnson, Tarvaris Jackson, Kelly Holcomb, Brooks Bollinger, Gus Frerotte, Brett Favre, Joe Webb, Christian Ponder, Donovan McNabb, Matt Cassel and Josh Freeman all...
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Brian Robison's Backup

On Thursday, multiple media outlets reported Brian Robison's injury; the 32-year-old defensive end hurt his pectoral muscle during an afternoon training session. Many fans feared for the worst, as right tackle Phil Loadholt was lost for the year in 2014 after tearing the same muscle during a game. However, Robison addressed the severity of the injury on Twitter, proclaiming he was...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is Matt Kalil Still Starting for the Vikings?

In one of the most puzzling moves of this NFL offseason, the Minnesota Vikings exercised the fifth year option for left tackle Matt Kalil earlier this May. The puzzling part is that most teams do not exercise the fifth years of a player's contract who have played as poorly as Kalil has in the past two seasons.Kalil's option for his fifth year is only guaranteed due to injury. So...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Bridgewater and Peterson Complement Each Other?

For the first time since 2009—Brett Favre and Adrian Peterson—the Minnesota Vikings will (potentially) possess a significant threat at both the QB and RB positions. With Teddy Bridgewater executing on multiple levels in his rookie season—granting Vikings' fans hope of a potential franchise quarterback—and the return of Peterson on the horizon, the Vikings, under Norv Turner...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

You can sort of, kind of tell the new Minnesota Vikings home is a stadium (photo)

The new Minnesota Vikings stadium is, let’s say, getting there…? The exterior of the #NewVikingsStadium is starting to come together. Take a look –> http://t.co/HPPUBZOZiK pic.twitter.com/RchqK0Hjbv — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) May 15, 2015 Okay, okay. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: The next Gates that the NFL will have to deal with Top 10 in 2015: The third tier...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Robison Injured His Pectoral. How He Do Dat?!

Brian Robison, Minnesota Vikings DE who has been with the team his entire 9 year career, has suffered a pectoral injury while working out at the Vikings training facility Winter Park this week. Pectoral injuries are kind of nasty things, things which have sidelined several Vikings players in recent history, including Phil Loadholt and Brandon Fusco last season. There’s not a lot...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Poised for NFC North supremacy

Following a number of impressive off-season moves, the Minnesota Vikings are now prepared to make another run at the NFC North division title in 2015. Head coach Mike Zimmer has brought a new mentality to Minnesota, one that is focused on hard work, effort, dedication, and attention to detail. This mentality serves as Zimmer’s recipe for success, but more importantly, his...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Ranking Defensive Position Groups

As we approach the start of the 2015 NFL season, it’s clear that the Minnesota Vikings’ defense will be their biggest asset for winning those pivotal games next year. In a league where defense wins championships, teams like the Minnesota Vikings have begun to understand the importance of solidifying the defensive side of the ball. Now entering his second year as the Vikings’...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer doesn’t expect any issues with Adrian Peterson

With the 2015 NFL Draft come and gone and Adrian Peterson still a member of the Minnesota Vikings, it certainly appears that the running back will be on the roster heading into next season. The next stage in what became an ugly, drawn-out saga is for the organization to smooth over any hurt feelings on...Read More The post Mike Zimmer doesn’t expect any issues with Adrian Peterson...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft-Or-Bust Off: Vikings Select CB Trae Waynes

Yo, did you hear the NFL draft happened? Every team picked at least SOMEone in an attempt to make their teams suck just a little bit less. How great! The Vikings participated in the whimsical event, where Roger Goodell was made to look like a smiling saint on stage instead of an overpaid asshole, and we would like to cover some of those new players added to the team. Like this guy...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Areas of concern in 2015

Despite adding some talented new players via free agency, trades, and the NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings are still faced with a few question marks as they enter the 2015 season. The Vikings, who did successfully fill a number of position needs this off-season, are now expecting to make a big splash in the playoff race next year. In order for them to make that leap, however, the...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cordarrelle Patterson Working Out With ‘Hell’s Trainer’

After posting a whopping 3,392 all-purpose yards and setting multiple NFL records, you would think Cordarrelle Patterson would have established himself as a top-notch receiver in his first two seasons. But the versatile 6-foot-2, 220-pound wide out knows he’s facing a make-or-break year in 2015, which is why he’s spent an entire month working out in San Francisco with a fitness...
Via Gridiron Grit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Minnesota Vikings 1st Round Selection of the 2015 NFL Draft

Player Selected: Trae Waynes CB, Michigan St. Initial Reaction: Waynes has been linked to the Vikings for weeks and it finally comes true. Adding him along with Xavier Rhodes gives the Vikings and Mike Zimmer one of the best young corner duos in the NFC.Disclaimer: I agree you can’t grade a player before they even put a jersey on, but what fun would that be?Grade for this pick...
Via DraftSeason
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Viking attends 10 year-old girl's party after invitees decline

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson was among the nearly 300 people over the weekend who responded to a plea on Facebook by the parents of a 10-year-old girl who was about to have a birthday party where none of the invitees were planning to attend. Mackenzie Moretter turned 10 last week, and according to...Read More The post Vikings’ Charles Johnson attends 10-year...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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