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Vikings thin at linebacker for finale vs. Bears

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is questionable for the season finale because of a knee injury. Greenway didn't practice all week. Coach Mike Zimmer said he probably could have participated Friday, but the team didn't want to risk aggravation. Greenway's backup, Brandon Watts, was ruled out with a hamstring injury. The starter at the other outside...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Greenway tries to return after long, emotional week with Vikings thin at LB

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Chad Greenway could be nearing the end of his career with the Minnesota Vikings. The veteran linebacker understands his situation after nine seasons with Minnesota. But after a tumultuous week which has seen Greenway deal with his father's death, as well as a knee injury which knocked him out of last week's game, he knows there's only one way to finish. Greenway...
Via Fox Sports North
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duron Carter (Cris’ son) will work out for four teams before his Pro-Day

Wide receiver Duron Carter, the son of Minnesota Vikings’ legend Cris Carter, has apparently changed some of his plans on his path to get back into the NFL. Carter was supposed to have a Pro Day for NFL teams to attend in early January. Now, however, it appears that it isn’t going to go that […] The post Duron Carter (Cris’ son) will work out for four teams before his Pro...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

A possible release candidate, Captain Munnerlyn wants to finish strong

The Minnesota Vikings signed cornerback Captain Munnerlyn during free agency with an $11.25 million, with $4.45 million guaranteed contract, but he could see only one season with the team. Munnerlyn's play was not what the Vikings expected, a versatile corner that plays the slot and outside the hashmarks, counts only $1 million in dead money against the salary cap over the next...
Via 60 Max Power O
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater showing quiet leadership leading Vikings offense

Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's first season can be considered a success, he hasn't made bad enough moves to be benched or losing his cool at critical times. Bridgewater's poise has come into focus as it seems the young signal caller isn't caught up in the fast moving NFL, even when the cameras are constantly following him, he's a s cool as ice. "I...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith one of this year’s worst Pro Bowl snubs?

The NFL has released the names of the players who were selected for this year’s Pro Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona. As always there were a number of deserving players who were not lucky enough to be voted in. Since 13 is the least lucky number, let’s take a look at the 13 biggest Pro Bowl snubs this season and make a sort of All Pro Bowl snub team. Justin Forsett – Baltimore Ravens...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

'Odd Ball Thursdays' help Bridgewater's pocket presence

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- As Teddy Bridgewater has gone through his crash-course, on-the-job training in his rookie season as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback, he's held strong to some of the rituals he used as a highly-successful passer at Louisville. After his Pro Day, Bridgewater vowed to go back to wearing gloves just like he did at Louisville. Earlier this season, he had been...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Sign RB Henry Josey Off Jaguars’ Practice Squad

The Minnesota Vikings have signed RB Henry Josey off the Jaguars’ practice squad, according to Michael DiRocco. This comes just a day after the Vikings waived RB Ben Tate. Josey, 23, signed on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri back in May. He was unable to make the team’s final 53-man roster coming out of the preseason and later joined the Jaguars...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings sign RB Henry Josey

According to Larry Hartstein of CBS Sports, The Vikings have signed rookie running back Henry Josey off the Jaguars' practice squad. Josey, an undrafted rookie from Missouri, competed in a crowded running back picture with a series of impressive preseason games with the Philadelphia Eagles, culminating in a 122-yard performance in the preseason finale against the Jets. Josey...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Release Ben Tate

After less than a month with the Minnesota Vikings, running back Ben Tate has reportedly been released on Tuesday. Tate’s time as a member of the Vikings certainly didn’t last very long. It was just four weeks ago that the Minnesota Vikings acquired him from the waivers when the Cleveland Browns released him. Tate has been even more underwhelming since playing with the Vikings...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings release RB Tate with one game remaining

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings had seen enough of running back Ben Tate. With an unsettled running back situation with the unknown status of Adrian Peterson and a season-ending injury to rookie Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota waived Tate on Tuesday before the team's season-finale Sunday at home against the Chicago Bears. The Vikings had claimed Tate, 26, in November from...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Vikings released runningback Ben Tate

The Minnesota Vikings have released Ben Tate who was signed just a few weeks ago. Tate has become a bust lately. Last time several teams tried to claim him, but with it being so close to the end of the year, the teams might try to let him slide through waivers to save money on […] The post The Vikings released runningback Ben Tate appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings vs. Dolphins: Mushroom Stamp Winner

It’s Mike Priefer. It’s Mike Priefer and his ****** special teams squad forever. Last week Blair Walsh couldn’t hit the broad side of a Kardashian ass. This week, Jeff Locke gets his ******* punt blocked for a game winning safety. A ******* PUNT BLOCKED. Keep in mind, he is an NFL player, a real, NFL player getting paid PRETTY good money to play in the NFL like a REAL ****...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The 12 Days of Christmas: Minnesota Vikings Edition

25.6Yards per kick returnHeading into the season, Cordarrelle Patterson was expected to make the leap and become a top-tier wide receiver. Nevermind the fact that he's only caught 33 passes and one touchdown — one of Patterson's most glaring issues starts on special teams.Last year, Patterson led the league with 32.4 yards per kick return. This year, he's down to 25.6 yards per...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

See Which Vikings Made the Naughy or Nice List for the 2014 Season

“I feel it in  my fingers,  I feel it in my toes.  Christmas is all around us and so the feeling grows….” Yes the immortal words of Billy Mack still ring true to this very day.  With Christmas upon us it’s time to look at the Minnestota Vikings  roster and coaches and see who’s been naughty or nice this year. OFFENSE Teddy Bridgewater QB – NICETeddy has developed...
Via DraftSeason
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings vs. Dolphins: Watch This Teddy Vine

VINE – Greg Jennings Pass From Teddy Bridgewater for 21 Yrds and the TD #MINvsMIA https://t.co/yUPC4MyH6w — FanSided GIF (@FanSidedGIF) December 21, 2014
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
4 days ago  |  Discuss

PJD’s Week 16 Recap: Only Acknowledging Teddy

Yes, I know the Vikings lost on Sunday. Yes, I know HOW they lost on Sunday. Yes, I know most people are tearing into a certain unit on the team like it’s a virgin asshole meeting the Incredible Hulk. I, however, will not be doing that today. Instead, I will be focusing on the positive for a change, because I will wait to create my own collection of anal fissures tomorrow, when...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for the Minnesota Vikings?

Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings have been eliminated from playoff contention since Thanksgiving, but there’s no doubt there are some positives to take away from the season. With 2014 just about over, it’s time to begin looking a little more closely at some of the options for Rick Spielman going into 2015. It seems Spielman has found his coach in Zimmer, and his quarterback...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA Director Smith goes on offensive against NFL

Fresh off “independent” arbitrator Harold Henderson upholding the league’s suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the players association continues to throw shade at the NFL in a series of public remarks. NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith lashed out at the National Football League and Roger Goodell in a strongly-worded statement...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson plans to play in 2015

It’s highly unlikely that Adrian Peterson will actually retire from football to pursue his dream of becoming an Olympic sprinter, despite recent reports that were circulating. The Minnesota Vikings running back plans to play in the NFL in 2015, according to a report from Pro Football Talk. Peterson will be filing a lawsuit as soon as Monday in an attempt to secure full reinstatement...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson to consider running in Olympics

Adrian Peterson will not be playing football again this season, and the Minnesota Vikings star claims he has given thought to never suiting up again. In a conversation with ESPN’s Ben Goessling, Peterson said he plans to file a lawsuit against the NFL. And if a potential lawsuit somehow affects his elgibility for reinstatement, AP...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson appeal denied

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who has been away from the team since Week 1 due to a child abuse case, will not suit up for the team again this season. Appeals officer Harold Henderson has affirmed the Adrian Peterson discipline…appeal denied. — Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) December 12, 2014   That much was assured when it was announced Friday afternoon...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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