VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Panthers sign S Griffin, DT Love to 1-year contracts

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers have signed safety Michael Griffin and defensive tackle Kyle Love to one-year contracts. To make room on the roster, the Panthers waived safety Marcus Ball and placed defensive end Ryan Delaire on injured reserve Tuesday with a knee injury. A former first-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans, the 6-foot, 215-pound Griffin was named to the...
Via Associated Press
21 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Rudolph knows the Vikings need a quicker offensive start

If the Minnesota Vikings can get off to a faster start offensively to pair with their defense, they could be the most dangerous team in the NFL. When it comes to discussions about the Minnesota Vikings, two things come to mind right away: a smothering, dominating defense and a team that has been decimated by […] Kyle Rudolph knows the Vikings need a quicker offensive start - The...
Via The Viking Age
1 hour ago

Brian Robison A Leader Who Follows

In order to lead, a player must sometimes follow. Brian Robison’s willingness to do the latter helped him become an even better leader. The veteran was selected by teammates as one of four season-...
Via Vikings.com
1 hour ago

Willie Beavers promoted to Vikings roster, 2 added to practice squad

The Minnesota Vikings made some roster moves today, promoting offensive lineman Willie Beavers to the main roster and adding 2 players to the practice squad. Injuries continue to pile up for the Minnesota Vikings. During last week’s game against the Carolina Panthers, offensive lineman Alex Boone left the game with a hip injury. The Vikings […] Willie Beavers promoted to Vikings...
Via The Viking Age
1 hour ago

Rudolph, Vikings Want Faster Starts on Offense

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Kyle Rudolph is more than happy the Vikings have walked away with a win in each of their first three games. But the veteran tight end knows there’s plenty of room for improve...
Via Vikings.com
2 hours ago

Team-First Attitude Drives Vaunted Vikings Defense

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Moments after the latest victory of the young season, a 22-10 road win over Carolina, Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer stood in front of his players and hammered home his messa...
Via Vikings.com
3 hours ago

Rival Recaps - Week Three NFC North Wrap-Up

Week 3 is in the books, and the Vikings are still perfect at 3-0. Meanwhile, the Packers improved to 2-1 with a win over the Lions, who fell to 1-2. As anticipated, Chicago is in the basement at 0-3.
Via Vikings Journal
5 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings sacks turn into school lunches for kids

Each time the Minnesota Vikings sack a quarterback ‘Sacks for Kids’ will donate a school lunch to Twin Cities schools for children in need of assistance. The Minnesota Vikings defense is off to an amazing start this year. Not only have they been able to hold two of the most powerful offenses in check, but […] Minnesota Vikings sacks turn into school lunches for kids - The Viking...
Via The Viking Age
8 hours ago

WATCH: Adrian Peterson sings upon waking up after surgery

Adrian Peterson admits he was “doped up” in an Instagram post that features video of him singing while emerging from an anesthetic haze following surgery last week. The Minnesota Vikings running back underwent surgery on his torn meniscus last Thursday and evidently felt compelled to sing a few lines from “The Storm is Over Now” by Kirk Franklin. A video posted by...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Laquon Treadwell won’t play until he practices better

Through three games of the season, Vikings receiver Laquon Treadwell is one of this year’s most disappointing first-round rookies: He dressed but didn’t play in Week One, got on the field for only two snaps in Week Two, and was inactive in Week Three. So what will it take for Treadwell to start playing? “He…
Via Pro Football Talk
9 hours ago

Vikings defense dominating opponents through three games

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The defense that Mike Zimmer has deliberately built since he became Minnesota's head coach has been gradually ascending into one of the league's best.The Vikings have sure begun this season with a bang. For the second straight game, they turned an NFL MVP into a flustered, ineffective quarterback.The defense racked up eight sacks and three interceptions of...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson determined to play again in 2016

With a lot of talk swirling about Adrian Peterson potentially having played his last snap with the Minnesota Vikings, the 31-year-old running back is reportedly focused on one thing and one thing only — playing again this season. A source with knowledge of Peterson’s thinking told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that Peterson wants to get healthy as quickly as possible and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer's Vikings believe they can 'win in any situation'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Everson Griffen saw where defense got the Denver Broncos last season.The Minnesota defensive end believes the Vikings have the talent to head in that same Super Bowl-bound direction."We are three games in and we have a long ways to go, but we can get there," said Griffen. "We can definitely get there."Everson and company harassed league MVP Cam Newton all game...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings want Peterson to retire in Minnesota

When news broke earlier this week that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson would potentially miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, some came to the conclusion that his career in Minnesota was over. That’s not necessarily an unrealistic stance to take. After all, the 31-year-old Peterson is set to count $18 million against the cap next season. Of that...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report claims Vikings teammates "upset" over Peterson surgery decision

Before opting for surgery that will keep him sidelined for the next few months, Adrian Peterson was weighing his options. He could have opted for a riskier procedure that would have gotten him back on the field in potentially a few weeks. But he ended up choosing the best solution for the long term — one that keeps him out until at least December. According to Jason Cole of...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Week 3 Fantasy Football News

The Minnesota Vikings will be traveling to the East Coast to take on the Carolina Panthers in Week 3, in a possible playoff preview. These two teams have elite defenses (and the Panthers have an elite offense) so this will more than likely be a low-scoring game. How will that affect fantasy owners? Read on and find out which players should be started, which should be benched, and...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer expects Vikings to perform despite injuries

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer made it clear that despite the devastating injury developments this week, he doesn’t expect anything less out of his players than maximum effort in Sunday’s showdown with the Carolina Panthers. In the span of a little more than three weeks, the Vikings have lost three key cogs in their offense. First it was Teddy Bridgewater suffering...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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