VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Zimmer Still Targeting Defensive Improvements After Top 6 Finishes

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — There are not too many slots for the Vikings defense left to leap frog in yards allowed and points allowed per game, but Head Coach Mike Zimmer still sees room for improvemen...
Via Vikings.com
18 minutes ago

Mike Zimmer and Pat Shurmur to focus on Minnesota Vikings run game

Focusing on the run will be one of the priorities this offseason for Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Fans of the Minnesota Vikings may be looking forward to the combine, free agency and the draft, but the coaching staff and front office have a lot of work to do […] Mike Zimmer and Pat Shurmur to focus on Minnesota Vikings run game...
Via The Viking Age
25 minutes ago

Vikings 2017 Draft Prospect Spotlight: Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine

With a new era potentially on the horizon in the Minnesota Vikings’ backfield, can this Oklahoma running back fill the void? Lost in the shuffle of the off the field chaos of his backfield counterpart in Joe Mixon, Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine continued being productive. Perine recorded career lows in attempts (196), rushing yards […] Vikings 2017 Draft Prospect Spotlight...
Via The Viking Age
1 hour ago

More Minnesota Vikings Offseason Advice From ESPN

The four-letter has more suggestions for how the Vikings can improve themselves this offseason. To follow up our article from yesterday about the Minnesota Vikings’ offseason, we have a look at some more suggestions from the folks from Bristol about how the purple should handle business this offseason. This one comes from our close, personal friend (™ Sid Hartman) Bill Barnwell...
Via The Daily Norseman
10 hours ago

Should the Vikings even want to bring Adrian Peterson back in 2017?

A decision on the running back’s future with the Minnesota Vikings will have to be made by the team within the next three weeks. As of Wednesday, only 14 full days remain for the Minnesota Vikings to decide if they want to bring back long-time running back Adrian Peterson under the terms of his current […] Should the Vikings even want to bring Adrian Peterson back in 2017? -...
Via The Viking Age
15 hours ago

Andrew Whitworth is perfect short-term solution at tackle for the Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings‘ offensive line may be the worst in the NFL. Even when all starters are healthy, it still is not a great unit. When the Vikings are down to second and third-stringers playing on the offensive line, they might as well just punt the ball immediately, as there is very little the offense can do. The Vikings have a very talented roster that can compete for a...
Via EndZoneScore
15 hours ago

Mike Zimmer: Maybe I didn’t do enough last offseason

The Vikings slipped from a division title in 2015 and 5-0 start to the 2016 season to an 8-8 finish that left them outside of the postseason. That’s left coach Mike Zimmer and the rest of his staff with a clear goal for the 2017 season and the coach said in an interview with the…
Via Pro Football Talk
22 hours ago

ESPN Picks One Free Agent The Vikings Must Sign

It won’t come as any surprise to anyone, either. Behind the great E$PN paywall, they recently posted an article about one free agent that each team in the National Football League “must” sign. When it came to the Minnesota Vikings, the position was obvious, and if this particular player does happen to come available in free agency, he could certainly be the answer to a lot...
Via The Daily Norseman
1 day ago

Vikings Host Anti-Bullying School Rally During Winterfest Weekend

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. – Judging by the volume level inside the Westwood Elementary gymnasium on Friday, you’d never guess it was the offseason. Students were overflowing with energy on a 60-degree Feb...
Via Vikings.com
1 day ago

Pat Shurmur expects big second-year leap from Laquon Treadwell

Laquon Treadwell is a name that got lost in the shuffle of the 2016 season after he was drafted in the first round, 23rd overall, by the Vikings.Treadwell caught one pass, the fewest among the 13 receivers drafted in the top 125. Injuries limited the 6’2″, 221-pounder from Mississippi to nine games and one start.Pat Shurmur, who is heading into his first full season as the Vikings’...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

4 Vikings Share Perspectives on Possibility of Free Agency

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. — Adam Thielen took off one week, Captain Munnerlyn allowed himself a little longer, and Zach Line used the early part of the season to take care of a nagging hip. The three Viki...
Via Vikings.com
2 days ago

Uncertain future for Vikings stadium after suite dustup

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) An uncertain future awaits the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium after a dustup over the oversight authority's use of luxury suites culminated in the exit of two top officials. Michele Kelm-Helgen and Ted Mondale resigned from the Minnesota Sports Facilitates Authority on Thursday, months after the use of suites was first revealed in November. The resignations...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Amid suite heat, top Vikings stadium leaders resign

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The two top leaders of the authority overseeing the Minnesota Vikings' stadium resigned abruptly Thursday after weeks of criticism over the questionable use of luxury suites by officials' family and friends, a practice that auditors labeled an ethical violation. Authority Chairwoman Kelm-Helgen announced her resignation first in a Thursday morning letter, saying...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Mondale quits body overseeing Vikings stadium

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Latest on departures at the authority overseeing management of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The executive director of the authority overseeing the Minnesota Vikings' stadium has resigned, joining the chairwoman in leaving after weeks of criticism over questionable use of luxury suites by family and friends. Ted Mondale announced...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson raises eyebrows with tweet about Giants

Adrian Peterson probably raised a few eyebrows Wednesday evening by shooting off an arguably cryptic tweet about the New York Giants.The Minnesota Vikings running back took to social media to muse upon the “interesting moves” the Giants have been making this offseason. Peterson, 31, is unlikely at this stage to return to the Vikings next season, at least with the current $18...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Stats the Minnesota Vikings Need to Improve On

The Minnesota Vikings started the 2016 season incredibly strong, winning five consecutive games to begin the season before winning just three of their remaining eleven to finish the season a paltry 8-8. There were many reasons behind their collapse, but three stats in particular paint a picture of the issues that must be resolved during the offseason if the Vikings have any hope...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks sign K Blair Walsh

The Seattle Seahawks reportedly signed 27 year-old kicker Blair Walsh on Thursday. Walsh is a former sixth-round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 2012. Walsh was released by the Vikings after nine games in 2016. During that stretch, he completed 75 percent of his field goals and 78.9 percent of his extra points attempted.The drop in production from the previous season, and...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson believes he is still best running back in NFL

Adrian Peterson will turn 32 next month, but his confidence remains as high as ever.Peterson joined the NFL Network during Super Bowl week, and he was asked about his future in the league. While he remains unsure if the Minnesota Vikings will want him back because of his $18 million salary cap number in 2017, he still feels there is no better running back in the NFL.“Going out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick second guessing decision to retire

Michael Vick is retired from the NFL. But while the ink on his retirement papers is barely dry, he’s already second guessing his decision.Vick spoke on Monday and stated that while he began instantly second guessing his decision, the heroics of Tom Brady in Super Bowl LI have him thinking even more.“As soon as I made the announcement, I wanted to come back out of retirement,”...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys could have interest in Adrian Peterson

The Dallas Cowboys could add some veterans to help them try to build on their 2016 season, including one familiar face.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cowboys could have interest in Peterson as a complementary piece to Ezekiel Elliott if he and the Minnesota Vikings fail to agree on a restructured contract.Linebacker DeMarcus Ware, who spent the first nine years of his NFL...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick reveals moment he knew it was time to retire

Making the decision to retire from the NFL can sprout from many different circumstances, and oftentimes it takes a series of events to unfold before a veteran is ready to make that call. In the case of Michael Vick, who announced his retirement Friday ahead of Super Bowl LI, one pivotal moment solidified his resolve.That moment occurred when the Minnesota Vikings didn’t reach out...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings co-owner: We will do ‘tough analysis’ on Adrian Peterson

The future of Adrian Peterson will be one of the most interesting stories of the offseason.Peterson is due to make nearly $18 million next season. The Minnesota Vikings are highly unlikely to pay him that type of money and could try to renegotiate his deal, or they could let him walk in free agency.Either way, Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf says the team will have to do a “tough analysis”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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