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2016 Vikings Rookie Projections

The Vikings by all means had a nice 2016 Draft and brought in quite a few prospects who have the potential to help out in year one.  Today we are going to take a look at those prospects and predict what kind of impact they may have in their rookie seasons. Round 1 – Laquon Treadwell WR, Ole Miss  Treadwell should rack up a lot of playing time for the Vikings as he is the favorite...
Via DraftSeason
29 minutes ago

Position Swap has Brandon Fusco Eager for Camp

A position switch has Brandon Fusco motivated heading into training camp. Fusco chatted with Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press about moving from one side of the offensive line to the other. Afte...
Via Vikings.com
1 hour ago

Minnesota Vikings sign Kevin Williams to a one day contract

The Minnesota Vikings will sign former defensive tackle Kevin Williams to a one day contract so that he can retire as a member of the team. Fans of the Minnesota Vikings love Kevin Williams. As one half of the duo known as the Williams Wall, Kevin became a reliable and dominant part of the team’s […] Minnesota Vikings sign Kevin Williams to a one day contract - The Viking Age...
Via The Viking Age
18 hours ago

Greenway Begins His Final Vikings Season

When linebacker Chad Greenway runs onto Blakeslee Field in Mankato on Friday morning, it begins his 11th and final training camp as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. He announced that 2016 is going to be his last season and it begins with one more sweltering camp at MSU—Mankato.
Via Vikings Journal
19 hours ago

5-time All-Pro Kevin Williams to retire with Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed five-time All-Pro defensive tackle Kevin Williams to a one-day contract so he can formally retire as a member of the team. The Vikings announced the news Wednesday. Williams will finalize his retirement Thursday after 13 seasons, including 11 with Minnesota. Taken with the ninth pick in the 2003 draft by the Vikings from...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: 4 Quarters – 2016 Season Preview – Part 2

With Cincinnati, Seattle, San Diego, and Los Angeles looming in the preseason ahead, it is now time for the Minnesota Vikings season breakdown by quarter. With the regular season less than 50 days away, 43 until the September 8th season opening game, a Super Bowl rematch (without Peyton Manning), the heat is turning up. On Thursday the […] Minnesota Vikings: 4 Quarters – 2016...
Via The Viking Age
19 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings sign OT Sean Hickey and LB Jason Whittingham

The Minnesota Vikings have signed offensive tackle Sean Hickey and linebacker Jason Whittingham to their roster, which now stands at a total of 89 players. Training camp is right around the corner for the Minnesota Vikings. Following the retirement of offensive tackle Phil Loadholt and placing B.J. Dubose on injure reserve, there were some openings […] Minnesota Vikings sign OT...
Via The Viking Age
20 hours ago

Vikings Sign Kevin Williams to One-Day Contract, Will Retire as a Viking

Eden Prairie, MN (July 27, 2016) – The Vikings have signed veteran DT Kevin Williams to a one-day contract and the former All-Pro and member of the 50 Greatest Vikings squad will formally announce...
Via Vikings.com
20 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp 2016

Navigate Vikings Training Camp like a pro. Are you bored? I'm bored. Every year it feels like the NFL offseason gets longer. I'm so football starved that when Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater made his appearance on Family Feud I found myself cheering way too much for, well, everything because it was just fun to be able to shout, "Yeah, Teddy!" But we're in that final...
Via The Daily Norseman
20 hours ago

Rick Spielman: Cordarrelle Patterson ‘has made tremendous strides this year’

The Minnesota Vikings start training camp on Thursday and many will be focus their attention on WR Cordarrelle Patterson, who’s looking to live up to his potential as a big play pass catcher and not as a mere kickoff returner. General manager Rick Spielman seems to have all the confidence in the world of Patterson’s development, telling the team’s official website that he’s...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Vikings will bring high expectations to training campVikings running back Adrian Peterson wipes the sweat from his face during a training camp last year in Mankato, Minn. Minnesota players will report to camp … 2016 Vikings training camp scheduleBut for Minnesota Vikings fans, there’s only one thing on the calendar: Training camp. … It’s the 51st year for the camp at Minnesota...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Peterson likely entering last season with Vikings

Adrian Peterson proved last season that he is still capable of carrying a full load and being one of the best running backs in the league even on the wrong side of 30. If he is just as productive this season, will that be enough to convince the Minnesota Vikings to keep him on the books for $18 million in 2017? Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press recently wrote that he expects...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings OT Phil Loadholt retires after seven seasons in NFL

Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Phil Loadholt is hanging up his cleats, pads and helmet for good after spending seven years in the NFL. Matt Vensel of the Minnesota Star Tribune first reported this news, with Ian Rapoport of NFL Media confirming it about an hour later. #Vikings OT Phil Loadholt has officially informed the team that he’s retired. He met with GM Rick Spielman...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex 49er Alex Boone: Blaine Gabbert will beat out Colin Kaepernick

Based on comments made by former San Francisco 49ers offensive guard Alex Boone, the deck is stacked against Colin Kaepernick to start over Blaine Gabbert. Speaking with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Boone predicted Gabbert will be the starting quarterback this season for the 49ers. “To be honest I think that Blaine did a great job last year, and from what I know of Blaine...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former 49ers OL: Gabbert will likely start over Kaepernick

All signs point to Blaine Gabbert winning the starting quarterback job for the San Francisco 49ers this summer over Colin Kaepernick, and someone who might know more about the situation than the average person believes that will be the case. Offensive lineman Alex Boone, who spent the first six seasons of his career with the Niners before signing with the Minnesota Vikings, recently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings open U.S. Bank Stadium with ceremony, fireworks

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings opened their new $1.1 billion stadium with a bang on Friday.The Vikings held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new indoor stadium, and fireworks were shot off after Gov. Mark Dayton did the honors. It was the culmination of 31 months of construction that forced the Vikings to play for two seasons at the University of Minnesota's stadium across...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings installing massive horn in new stadium

The Minnesota Vikings continue to polish up their brand new stadium in time for the start of the 2016 NFL season. Among the new features of the stadium is one giant horn. The Vikings have installed a massive Gjallarhorn, which has typically been used before each game by an honorary captain before the home team takes the field, in the new gigs, and the first images of it give you...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NFL coach Dennis Green passes away

Some really sad news to report from the NFL world. According to multiple media reports, former head coach Dennis Green has passed away at the age of 67 after suffering cardiac arrest. Former Vikings and Cardinals coach Dennis Green died early this morning after suffering cardiac arrest, per friend Ray Anderson. He was 67. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 22, 2016 Green...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings install enormous new Gjallarhorn at new stadium

The Minnesota Vikings now have a Gjallarhorn worthy of the $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium that will serve as the team's new home starting this season.On Wednesday, the mammoth horn, which in Norse mythology was sounded to announce the arrival of the gods, got hoisted into position at the stadium. The effort kind of resembles a whale rescue. Take a look (and go here for a large gallery...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson using unorthodox methods to deal with fumbling issues

Adrian Peterson is unquestionably one of the most dominant running backs to ever play in the NFL. But that does not mean there isn’t some shortcomings to his overall game, one of those being an issue with fumbles. As he has done every offseason, the Minnesota Vikings running back is putting forth the effort to improve as an all-around back. But this time around, Peterson is...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vandal breaks street-level window at Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium

A currently unidentified vandal broke a street-level window at the new U.S. Bank Stadium, only two days before the official grand opening of the Minnesota Vikings $1 billion-plus pro football mecca. The damage caused by the rock left an opening in the window large enough for a person to crawl through, but a shield is installed behind the lower-level rows of windows which would...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

This photo could give Blair Walsh nightmares

Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh may want to avert his eyes away. This sardonic photo of a 27-yard field goal from the left hash at Minnesota’s new U.S. Bank Stadium could give him nightmares: This is what a 27-yard field goal from the left hash looks like in the new place. pic.twitter.com/Fzq7ortpJb — Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) July 19, 2016 Walsh famously missed a kick...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Vikings stadium to be subject of $300,000 bird fatality study

The Minnesota Vikings’ first regular season game at U.S. Bank Stadium is about two months away. And while the Vikings are breaking in their new home, the glass panels that make up the exterior of the new stadium will be under heavy watch. The team and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority will each contribute $150,000 to a two-and-a-half year study that will basically...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson sees 'greatness’ in Teddy Bridgewater’s eyes

The Minnesota Vikings took a significant leap forward last season by going 11-5 and winning the NFC North division title. While being heralded as a team on the rise, questions remain concerning Teddy Bridgewater, who will enter his third season this fall. But to hear it from Adrian Peterson, it’s only a matter of time before Bridgewater -- who he once compared to Tom Brady...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson still runs a sub-4.5 40-yard dash

Adrian Peterson is a freak of nature. You already knew that after watching him return from a torn ACL and rush for a career-best 2,097 yards in 2012. So maybe this story about him won’t surprise you, but that makes it no less impressive. ESPN’s Ben Goessling wrote a feature on Peterson’s offseason workout routine that was published on Tuesday. All Day may be 31 years old,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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