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Spielman: Vikings Placing Heavier Weight on Analytics

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings are taking a look at history and numerous forms of data as they prepare for the 2017 NFL Draft. Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman met with the media earlier t...
Via Vikings.com
1 hour ago

Lunchbreak: Vikings Have Found Success Outside of 1st Round

Unless they make a trade Thursday night, the Vikings will have to wait until Day 2 of the 2017 NFL Draft to bolster their roster. But that doesn’t mean Minnesota can’t find an impact player later ...
Via Vikings.com
2 hours ago

Draft Day Memories Still Vivid for Rhodes, Diggs

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – For a number of Vikings players, the arrival of NFL Draft Week brings them back to the moments when they received life-changing phone calls. Xavier Rhodes has four NFL season...
Via Vikings.com
4 hours ago

Vikings Draft 2017: Final mock draft and Top-50 big board

With draft day upon us, it is time to look at the top-50 players in this class and a final mock draft for the Minnesota Vikings. Who are some prospects that they could have their eyes on? It is the three day stretch that all NFL fans anticipate at the conclusion of the season, and here […] Vikings Draft 2017: Final mock draft and Top-50 big board - The Viking Age - The Viking...
Via The Viking Age
5 hours ago

2017 NFL Draft Thursday TV schedule: Start time, date, and channel

Where can the 1st round of the 2017 NFL Draft be seen on television or streamed live and what time does the event start for Minnesota Vikings fans to watch? Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft is one of the most exciting days for fans of the NFL. Teams like the Minnesota Vikings have […] 2017 NFL Draft Thursday TV schedule: Start time, date, and channel - The Viking Age - The Viking...
Via The Viking Age
5 hours ago

Bridgewater “tolling” issue likely will be moot

In response to the ESPN report that the Vikings likely won’t pick up quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s fifth-year option before the May 3 deadline, NFL Media reported that it won’t matter, if Bridgewater spends the full season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, that’s currently a very,…
Via Pro Football Talk
6 hours ago

Thursday news roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Barring Trade, Vikings Sitting Out NFL Draft’s First RoundMINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Vikings are not exactly on the clock heading into Thursday’s NFL Draft. Not when your first pick is in the second round. Sam Bradford: Not thinking about contract situationMinnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against...
Via 60 Max Power O
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Purple People Podcast #249: All Saints Day – A Vikings Podcast

This week, the Purple People Podcast discuss Adrian Peterson signing with the Saints, the 2017 NFL Draft, and other news regarding the Minnesota Vikings. Welcome to the Purple People Podcast for the week of April 26th, 2017 as hosted by Kyle West, Adam Carlson and Kyle Smith to discuss the week’s news in the world […] Purple People Podcast #249: All Saints Day – A Vikings Podcast...
Via The Viking Age
14 hours ago

Sam Bradford has better things to do than watch the draft

Millions of NFL fans will be tuned into TVs, radios, phones, and other devices on Thursday night to see what their team does in the draft. But Sam Bradford will not be among them.According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback will not be watching the draft because he doesn’t find watching it to be very fun. That’s fair. There are...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings elect to not pick up Teddy Bridgewater’s fifth-year option

One of the toughest decisions the Minnesota Vikings had to face entering this offseason was whether or not to pick up the fifth-year option of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater is likely to miss the entire 2017 season with his current knee injury, so it becomes a question of if the Vikings are willing to commit to paying him for 2018. It now appears the Vikings have made...
Via EndZoneScore
18 hours ago

Patriots bring former Vikings blocker Brandon Fusco in for a visit

Since the Patriots don’t really have anything to do draft-wise until Friday, they’re working on some free agency today. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Patriots are hosting former Vikings offensive lineman Brandon Fusco today. Fusco, who can play center or guard, was a salary cap cut in February. They signed him to a big…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Vikings shying away from Teddy Bridgewater’s fifth-year option

The Minnesota Vikings have a tough business decision to make when it comes to Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater missed the entire 2016 season after the scary leg injury over the summer before, one thought to possibly end his career. According to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter, the Vikings aren’t likely to pick up his fifth-year option: “The injury guarantee makes it tough to do,”...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings unlikely to pick up Teddy Bridgewater’s fifth-year option

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s status remains up in the air eight months after he suffered a devastating knee injury in training camp, and it would appear his future with the team is just as uncertain.Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Vikings are unlikely to pick up the fifth-year option on Bridgewater’s rookie contract. Exercising the option would guarantee...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson set market for Marshawn Lynch at $3.5 million

In a surprising twist of fate, running back Adrian Peterson found a new team ahead of running back Marshawn Lynch.Peterson’s contract with the New Orleans Saints, which will pay him $3.5 million a year, has now set the market for Lynch, according to ESPN’s John Clayton. Lynch migrating from the Seahawks to the Oakland Raiders in a trade has not yet ironed itself out yet.A recent...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM talks up ‘incredible’ recovery of Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater still has no official timeline to return to action, but Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman talked up his quarterback on Tuesday. Recently, we saw a video that appeared to show Bridgewater on the practice field dropping back and throwing a football while wearing a brace on his injured left knee (watch here).He’s been incredibly positive throughout...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL GM: Peterson could push Saints ‘into the playoffs and beyond’

The New Orleans Saints may list Adrian Peterson as the No. 2 running back on their depth chart behind Mark Ingram, but there are at least a few NFL front office executives who expect A.P. to make a major impact with his new team.Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with multiple front office executives and assistant coaches who feel the Saints and New England Patriots were the only...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Do’s and Don’ts for the Minnesota Vikings

The draft is barreling down upon the NFL world and this is an exciting time for every team. No matter how terrible the fall of 2016 was for you as an NFL fan (apologies all of Northeast Ohio), the draft presents a time of hope. As a fan of the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night will not be as exciting for the simple reason that they do not own a first round pick. Even so, the draft...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson postpones his job hunt until after the draft

Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has yet to find a job and won’t do so before the NFL draft at the end of the month. While predictable, it’s interesting Peterson doesn’t have any traction toward a new job given his free-agency tour to this point. Alas, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport provided the latest development: It’s a big hit for one of the best players...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Vikings Better Off Sans Peterson?

To say that the Minnesota Vikings’ 2016 season was disappointing is an understatement. The loss of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and running back Adrian Peterson to injury were devastating setbacks. The Vikings stumbled, finishing 8-8 with a lousy 2-4 divisional record. The offense did its best under the leadership of hurried replacement quarterback Sam Bradford, and running backs...
Via The Sports Quotient
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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