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VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Adrian Peterson Will ‘Show the World,’ Break NFL Rushing Record in 2015

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson will break the NFL’s single-season rushing record (2,105 yards) that was set by Eric Dickerson in 1984. That’s according to Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue, who has been working out with Peterson this offseason because they have the same personal trainer, James Cooper. “There’s only a few guys that you work out...
Via Gridiron Grit
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson skips Vikings offseason workout

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY SportsAdrian Peterson did not attend the start of the Minnesota Vikings’ offseason workout program Monday, according to ESPN. But the star running back has missed this stage of Minnesota’s offseason on a yearly basis.  The Vikings had not been expecting Peterson to show up at their facility. Peterson did attend the team’s voluntary veteran minicamp...
Via Sports-Glory
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trading Adrian Peterson could backfire on Vikings if team chooses to move RB

The Minnesota Vikings are again in a position to trade away a once in a generation player and get a good compensation package in running back Adrian Peterson. However, before all of the dreams of what could be done with all that draft currency, history may give an indication 'a bird in the hand is worth two in a bush.' It was approximately ten years ago when the team traded...
Via 60 Max Power O
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson to lose $250K by skipping workouts

The Minnesota Vikings start their offseason workouts on Monday, and all eyes will be on whether running back Adrian Peterson shows up, which he almost never does. As Peterson has already stated he'd rather be somewhere else, it's almost foolish to think he'll appear and join his (current) team. According to the Star Tribune, Peterson stands to collect $250,000 if he repors to...
Via 60 Max Power O
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson not expected to attend Vikings’ voluntary workout

Adrian Peterson is not expected to attend the first day of the Minnesota Vikings’ voluntary workout Monday, though that might not be too alarming for the team. The St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson reports that Peterson has a history of not attending the first day of voluntary workouts and that his attendance at them...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson Not Likely to Show Up for Vikings’ Workouts

Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson was recently reinstated by the NFL. However, that doesn’t mean that he’ll be present when the team begins offseason workouts Monday. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Peterson did show up at the Vikings’ voluntary workouts last season, though he typically hadn’t in years past. Last year, Peterson showed for a few...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings’ Asking Price For Adrian Peterson Is High But Accurate

The Minnesota Vikings want a lot for Adrian Peterson, but it may very well be worth the six-time Pro Bowler.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings set price for Peterson, Raiders continue to be interested

According to Andrew Krammer of ESPN 1500, the Vikings have set the price for running back Adrian Peterson despite the team insisting they do not want to trade the rusher. Peterson was reinstated on Friday, but the running back stated that he wants a 'fresh start' on another team with the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys being the top teams interested. Krammer writes: 'Per ESPN...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Will Teddy Bridgewater Defy History?

Teddy Bridgewater Baseless clichés are thrown around in the sports world far too often. One cliché that Minnesota Vikings fans are particularly worried about for the 2015 season is the dreaded “sophomore slump” with their up and coming quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. After a sensational rookie year, why wouldn’t there be questions about whether or not the young quarterback...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the Vikings draft Todd Gurley to replace Adrian Peterson?

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Adrian Peterson’s name has been one of the hottest throughout the entire offseason to this point, and there is quite a bit of speculation that the Minnesota Vikings could end up trading him. That being said, if they do that they are going to want to get a replacement for him in the 2015 NFL Draft. There is one player that makes a lot of sense for...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings want first-rounder, starting CB for Peterson

Now that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated by the NFL, it will be interesting to see if he is successful in his quest to force his way out of Minnesota. Given the terms of his current contract and the value the Vikings want in return, Peterson may be stuck. ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Vikings and Spielman Have Found Gems in the Late Rounds of the Draft

Since Rick Spielman became a member of the Minnesota Vikings franchise in 2006, he has played a part in the Vikings drafting the likes of running back Adrian Peterson, wide receiver Percy Harvin, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and safety Harrison Smith.All of these players have one thing in common, they were all selected in the first round of the NFL Draft...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings and Spielman Have Drafted Some Late-Round Gems

Since Rick Spielman became a member of the Minnesota Vikings franchise in 2006, he has played a part in the Vikings drafting the likes of running back Adrian Peterson, wide receiver Percy Harvin, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and safety Harrison Smith.All of these players have one thing in common, they were all selected in the first round of the NFL Draft...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy Vikings OT Phil Loadholt’s Minnesota Townhouse (w/ Pond View!) — Just $415,000

  Are you in the market for a fairly priced home from an under-the-radar NFL player? Then look no further than the townhouse of Minnesota Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt. Unfortunately, the fact that Loadholt owns the place is the most exciting feature of the house. To say it’s basic (in terms of athlete homes), would be an understatement. There’s just way too much carpet...
Via Busted Coverage
3 days ago  |  Discuss

This remade Minnesota Vikings logo will be the butt of many jokes

It’s Friday and if I write one more word about the upcoming NFL Draft this week I think I’m going to lose my lunch (and I’d hate to waste good bourbon like that.) So, let’s mix things up and have a little bit of fun. This morning the funny folks at Kissing Suzy Kolber came up with new logos for each NFL team, only they’re made to look like butts… AROUND COVER32 Bold...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings 7-Round Mock Draft

Round One – Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State View image | gettyimages.com Trae Waynes is the most talented cornerback in this draft class.  I don’t believe it’s far fetched to believe that Mike Zimmer will go defense in round one, especially because they have a need at cornerback that will continue to become more prevalent.  Terence Newman is 37 and Captain Munnerlyn...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Babatunde Aiyegbusi Plans To ‘Put J.J. Watt To the Ground’

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Babatunde Aiyegbusi. He’s a 6-foot-9, 351-pound Polish-born offensive tackle and potential free agency gem with a crazy journey to the NFL.   He just signed with the Minnesota Vikings in late March, but he’s already made a huge proclamation. Babatunde Aiyegbusi (pronounced “Bah-BUH-tune-day ah-YEG-boo-see”) told Vikings...
Via Gridiron Grit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How Amari Cooper Falls to the Vikings

The Draft is just about two weeks away and the excitment levels are through the roof.  Vikings fans who are hoping for Amari Cooper to fall through the cracks will be watching with anxious bellies as the picks start rolling in that fateful Thursday night.  Is it possible that Cooper could fall that far?  Yes it is and here is how.Pick 1. Jameis Winston Goes First as Expected....
Via DraftSeason
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bet You Can’t Do This: Brian Robison’s 42-Inch Single-Leg Box Jump

Minnesota Vikings DE  Brian Robison recently posted a video to his Instagram showing him performing a Single-Leg Box Jump of 42 inches. It’s hard to imagine most athletes performing this
Via Stack
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Safest first round options

With the NFL draft less than three weeks away, the Minnesota Vikings are continuing to weigh their options as to who they should select with the 11th overall pick. The last thing the Vikings want to do is reach on another player like they did with Christian Ponder a few years ago. Therefore, the Minnesota Vikings will look to draft players that have tremendous upsides while also ensuring...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Adam Thielen be in Minnesota Come 2015?

Adam Thielen is not a player known by the casual NFL fan but come next season, the 24 year old wide receiver is looking to improve upon his semi-breakout season in 2014 with the Minnesota Vikings. The only question is if he will be able to continue his NFL career in Minnesota in 2015.After spending 2013 on the Vikings practice squad, Thielen impressed Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer...
Via Pro Football Spot
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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