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Vikings’ offensive line competition update

Riddled by injuries and inexperience last year, the Vikings’ offensive line struggled to pass protect and create running lanes. It was evident that the offensive line needed a change. To bolster the line they brought in a new coach and created competition while adding depth through free agency and the draft. The Vikings hope an improved offensive line will help propel this group...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wells Fargo disappointed in sign ruling in Vikings dispute

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Wells Fargo is considering its options after a federal judge ordered the bank to take down office-tower rooftop signs near the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium. Attorneys for the Vikings had labeled the signs a giant ''photo bomb'' of aerial images of U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank gave Wells Fargo 30...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wells Fargo ordered to remove rooftop signs in Vikings court case

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A judge on Thursday ordered Wells Fargo to take down office-tower rooftop signs near the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank gave Wells Fargo 30 days to remove elevated signs from the rooftops of two office towers near U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, the Star Tribune reported. Frank also ordered Wells Fargo to pay the Vikings...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Rudolph says he’s the best tight end in football … again

Kyle Rudolph is the best tight end in football. That’s at least the opinion of Kyle Rudolph. The Minnesota Vikings tight end has expressed the view before. More recently, Rudolph was asked if he still thinks of himself as the game’s best tight end. His answer left no doubt. “Absolutely,” Rudolph said, per Chris Tomasson, Pioneer Press.“Route running and catching balls,...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Judge tells Wells Fargo to take down signs in Vikings clash

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) A judge has ordered Wells Fargo to take down office-tower rooftop signs near the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank on Thursday gave Wells Fargo 30 days to remove elevated signs from the rooftops of two office towers near U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/28ORqi6 ) reports that Frank...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Minicamp Recap: Important Notes for 2016 Season

The 2016 Minnesota Vikings’ minicamp ended recently on an especially high note. The Vikings as a team practiced sharp with many young players standing out from the group. Whether it’s surprising or exciting, we here at Vikings32 have all of the up-to-date news on the team heading into training camp in late July. AROUND COVER32 Vikings Update: Will Laquon Treadwell be an Opening...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ new stadium gets a nickname

The Minnesota Vikings’ 2016-17 campaign will be played in their new stadium, marking a sign of new things to come for the team. U.S. Bank Stadium looks to be the real deal judging by some of the photos we’ve seen, but you can judge for yourself (below). Sirius XM was able to get behind the scenes and revealed the stadium’s new nickname on Wednesday, and there’s a whole lot...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dez Bryant says no rookie hazing for Ezekiel Elliott

As Laquon Treadwell showed us earlier this month, rookies are often the subject of hazing by veteran members of the team. It's a rite of passage of sorts. However, in Dallas, it sounds like the fourth overall pick in this year's NFL Draft won't be subjected to such treatment. TMZ's cameras recently caught up with Dez Bryant, who said there will be no hazing or pranks directed at...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Early roster preview: Minnesota Vikings cornerbacks

The Minnesota Vikings have ten cornerbacks on their current roster. Lucky for them, a team can never have too many cornerbacks. 10 total defensive backs will likely be kept on the 53-man roster into the season. Four to six of those 10 spots will likely belong to players who are specifically cornerbacks. The cornerbacks position is one of the most diverse on the team in terms of experience...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Minnesota Vikings facility approved by City of Eagan

Two months before the Minnesota Vikings open the gates to US Bank Stadium, the franchise received approval to build another new facility. Located just 13 miles south of the stadium, the Vikings will build a new practice facility and team headquarters in Eagan near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Eagan city council voted unanimously in favor of the proposal to...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Vikings poised for a breakout in 2016

When a team like the Minnesota Vikings looks to take the next step, they need more production from a player than expected, otherwise known as a breakout. In 2015 it was Linval Joseph and Stefon Diggs who filled that role, among others. One could attest that the coaches should know who is going to produce but even they can’t predict the future. Some of the players here are obvious...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson says 'boring' offseason work could lead to retirement

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is entering his 10th season in the NFL, so he's become familiar with the ins and outs of the offseason grind. That doesn't mean he's a fan of it, though. In fact, he gets bored of going through drills, meetings and practices during OTAs and training camp.He knows he has several good years ahead of him, but determining just how many will...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson says he's tired of 'boring' offseason work

Adrian Peterson loves the game of football, but he doesn’t love the NFL offseason and would rather not participate in training camp with the Minnesota Vikings if he can get away with it. The Vikings should take care here and possibly make an exception for the star running back. Peterson, speaking with ESPN, made it sound like his hatred for the offseason and the grind of training...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Berger on the bubble to make Minnesota Vikings roster?

Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Joe Berger started at center last season. Although he in the middle of the line last season, he is currently listed as a guard on the team’s roster. His veteran versatility is exactly what makes him an asset to Minnesota – or does it? Now in his 12th season, Berger could find himself without a job if the Vikings choose young, specialized depth...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings rookie Moritz Boehringer struggling with ‘mental’ aspect of NFL

When the Minnesota Vikings selected German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer in the sixth-round of the 2016 NFL Draft, everyone knew it was going to be an uphill battle as he attempted to transition to the NFL as the first player ever drafted directly out of Europe. Early on in his first NFL minicamps, it is clear that Boehringer is struggling to adjust. The wide receiver has continuously...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings leave 60,000 bags of fruit snacks in Laquon Treadwell’s car as a prank

It’s that time of year where we start to see pranks that NFL veterans pull on their rookies. On Wednesday, Minnesota Vikings rookie wideout Laquon Treadwell was the victim, on this birthday. The Vikings filled Treadwell’s car with 60,000 bags of fruit snacks, and according to one of the caption’s of Treadwell’s photos, Teddy Bridgewater and tight end Kyle Rudolph were behind...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings troll Laquon Treadwell with great prank

It didn’t take long for the Minnesota Vikings to haze rookie wide receiver Laquon Treadwell. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater teamed up with veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph, figuring that the big target has seen a few things in his day and would know how to prank Treadwell on his 21st birthday. Judging by this post on Rudolph’s Instagram, I’d say they did a pretty good job. Check...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Prank Laquon Treadwell By Putting 60,000 Bags Of Fruit Snacks In His Car

Chances are, you like fruit snacks. But you might not have the need for 60,000 bags of fruit snacks – especially not in your car. Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell now has enough bags of fruit snacks to feed a small army. Wednesday, Treadwell posted a photo to Instagram that shows his teammates – namely Teddy Bridgewater and Kyle Rudolph – pulling off a rookie...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: Any player not talking SB should be traded

After putting up a surprising 2015 campaign that saw them win the NFC North, the Minnesota Vikings head into the 2016 season with championship aspirations. A team with a bunch of young talent on both sides of the ball, Minnesota has become a trendy pick to come out of the ultra-competitive NFC. A lot of this has to do with the upside some of the young players possess, including...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy football has exploded in popularity in the past decade. Last year alone, it was estimated that almost 75 million Americans would participate in at least one league. The leagues drive dedicated individuals to watch games that they wouldn’t normally watch just to see how a player on their fantasy team is performing. This year, there are quite a few Minnesota Vikings players...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What Harrison Smith’s extension means for Vikings and NFL safeties

Over the weekend, the Minnesota Vikings and safety Harrison Smith agreed to a five-year contract extension, worth a maximum of $51.25 million. The deal includes a $10 million signing bonus and $28.575 million in guaranteed money. It’s the highest-paying deal for a safety in the league at present, with the contract averaging $10.25 million per year (or $250,000 more per year, on...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison Smith could be worth every penny for the Minnesota Vikings

Eric Berry’s franchise tag notwithstanding, Harrison Smith just became the highest-paid safety in the NFL. That might feel odd to some, since Smith doesn’t have the same name recognition as superstar safeties Berry, Earl Thomas, Jairus Byrd and Tyrann Mathieu. But the underrated Minnesota Vikings defensive back might actually be well worth the five-year, $51.25 million extension...
Via This Given Sunday
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater meets young fan who wrote rap about him

Obadiah Gamble, a six-year-old Minnesota Vikings fan and huge Teddy Bridgewater backer, received a huge surprise Wednesday when the quarterback showed up at his house for an impromptu and unannounced meet-and-greet. Gamble previously had garnered the attention of the Vikings quarterback courtesy of a rap song posted to YouTube last week. The song, entitled, “Hey Teddy,” is...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh on missed field goal vs. Seahawks: ‘It won’t define me’

Blair Walsh is not hung up on the 27-yard field goal he missed wide left with 22 seconds left in the Vikings’ 10-9 wild-card playoff loss to Seattle last January. “My common message to [those who have reached out to him] is it’s one moment,” Walsh told reporters after Wednesday’s OTA session. “It won’t define me.” Walsh was asked if he tries to block out the memory...
Via The Sports Daily
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Moritz Boehringer gets NFL approval for unique jersey

German import Moritz Boehringer soon will be wearing a one-of-a-kind jersey when he takes the field with the Minnesota Vikings after receiving clearance from the NFL. The Vikings announced via Twitter this week that the rookie wide receiver will be allowed to use the umlaut in his last name on the back of his jersey, meaning it will read “Böhringer.” Böhringer, not Boehringer...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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