VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

T.J. Clemmings Tackling a Multiple Positions

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — It’s best to keep a keen eye on T.J. Clemmings during Vikings practices or games. The second-year offensive tackle has lined up on the right side with the first team on some ...
Via Vikings.com
1 hour ago

Minnesota Vikings Position Battle Power Rankings; Preseason Week 3

The Minnesota Vikings are starting to finalize their starting lineup. Sunday’s third preseason game is the usual “dress rehearsal” game in which the teams play their starters the longest and generally construct what they expect to be the starting lineup. The Vikings are still sorting out who will be in their Week 1 starting lineup, but that is mostly because of injuries. Here...
Via Vikings Journal
12 hours ago

Most indispensable players on the Minnesota Vikings offense

The Minnesota Vikings are trying to assemble a top offense, but the loss of several important players could derail the team’s Super Bowl aspirations. Every summer, NFL teams across the nation enter training camp with high hopes. Teams have brought in free agents and drafted players, believing them to be the missing pieces needed to […] Most indispensable players on the Minnesota...
Via The Viking Age
13 hours ago

New stadium working out kinks for 1st Vikings game

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings' new $1.1 billion stadium has been test-driven by soccer players, a country music superstar and an iconic heavy metal band. But the biggest test for U.S. Bank Stadium comes Sunday when the football team and its rabid fans finally arrive.Here's a look at some of the biggest bugs operators have faced so far, and what's been done to fix them as the...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chargers, Vikings prep for NFL debut at US Bank Stadium

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Chad Greenway looked at the camera on the sideline, rolled up his jersey sleeve and flexed his bicep muscle as if he were entered in a bodybuilding competition.The giant image of Greenway's tough-guy pose, projected on the high-definition video board, engulfed the glass front of Minnesota's gleaming new stadium.Even for experienced NFL players accustomed to the...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings React to Practice in U.S. Bank Stadium, Anticipate First Game

MINNEAPOLIS – Vikings players aren’t used to seeing their practice catches and tackles on instant replay. Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn shared a laugh with his teammates on the sideline of U.S. Ban...
Via Vikings.com
18 hours ago

U.S. Bank Stadium will be VERY loud for Vikings fans

Vocal fans of the Minnesota Vikings have an opportunity to make U.S. Bank Stadium the loudest home field in the National Football League. Fans attending Minnesota Vikings football games in Minneapolis this year will be getting one item in particular for free upon their entrance to U.S. Bank Stadium to help make their game day experience more […] U.S. Bank Stadium will be VERY...
Via The Viking Age
18 hours ago

Zimmer Hopes Practice at Stadium Helps Vikings Keep Focus within White Lines

MINNEAPOLIS — Chad Greenway flexed, Brandon Fusco danced and Harrison Smith kept walking without breaking a smile. Three Vikings players had three distinct reactions to seeing themselves on the vi...
Via Vikings.com
20 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings: Joe Berger or John Sullivan at center?

The Minnesota Vikings will likely decide after this weekend whether to start Joe Berger or John Sullivan at center. Joe Berger has worked a lot at right guard with Brandon Fusco hurt but not very much at center. But Fusco is ready to return and this weekend Berger is expected to be back at center. […] Minnesota Vikings: Joe Berger or John Sullivan at center? - The Viking Age -...
Via The Viking Age
21 hours ago

Adrian Peterson once again won’t play a preseason snap

Despite hinting in the offseason that he might play in a preseason game for the first time in years, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson confirmed his first snap won’t come until Week 1 of the 2016 NFL season. Peterson hasn’t played in a Vikings preseason game since 2013 and hasn’t touched the ball in one since 2011. The 31-year-old running back indicated that...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Bank sold out for inaugural season, Vikings announce

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings have sold out their new stadium for the inaugural season. The team announced on Thursday that they've started waiting lists for tickets and suites. The official capacity at U.S. Bank Stadium will be 66,655, with more than 60,400 seats committed for the entire season and the remaining single-game seats also sold out. Returned tickets from visiting...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need To Step Up in 2016 | #7 Laquon Treadwell

#7 | Laquon Treadwell The Vikings used their first round choice on the big wideout from Ole Miss.  His overall speed is a question mark, but he has good size, runs smooth routes, and has big strong mitts.  That is why the Vikings took him and added him to this offense, hoping he will make their passing attack a little more dangerous. Why Treadwell’s Performance is so Important...
Via DraftSeason
1 day ago

Teddy Bridgewater planning to play this week

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater sat out last week’s game with a mysterious shoulder injury. It ended up being nothing more than a sore shoulder, but the team’s initial public response to the injury left many with questions (more on that here). The good news here is that Teddy is planning to play this week after being sidelined in Minnesota’s second preseason...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings say U.S. Bank Stadium will be louder than Metrodome

The Metrodome was one of the loudest stadiums to ever host an NFL game. The Minnesota Vikings believe their new home—the recently completed U.S. Bank Stadium—will be louder. “The Vikings say the clear plastic material that HKS used on the roof — a polymer called ETFE — is more acoustically reflective than the Metrodome’s Teflon roof, meaning the successor to one of...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Minnesota Vikings D/ST Position Groups

Autumn is upon us, which signifies the return of football and the end of summer break for students. As a unit last year, the Minnesota Vikings defense would have easily brought home a report card that any parent would gladly display on their refrigerator. Head coach Mike Zimmer and defensive coordinator George Edwards took an extremely talented and versatile group and turned them...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer on sitting Bridgewater: ‘Because I wanted to’

One of the stranger developments from Thursday's NFL preseason action was when the Minnesota Vikings sent out backup Shaun Hill to start the game against the Seattle Seahawks, not Teddy Bridgewater. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was conspicuously vague with the media Thursday night when asked after the game why he decided to sit Bridgewater in the team’s second preseason game...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Minnesota Vikings

While there are a few obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Minnesota Vikings, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. There are some all-time greats and famed players from other franchises included on this list. We have identified 19 (with some repeats), how many of them can you name? Clue: Years active
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Adrian Peterson finally play in the preseason?

Adrian Peterson has not had a carry in a preseason game in five years, but Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is not ready to rule the veteran out of the remaining exhibition games in 2016 just yet. On Monday, Zimmer told reporters he is going to leave the decision up to Peterson. “I’m going to sit down and talk to him about it and if he wants to play then we’ll discuss...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Vikings most important players

The Minnesota Vikings have an important season coming up, as they try to improve on their division title from last year and first round exit in the NFC Wild Card round.  The Vikings have made improvements in the offseason and here are the five most important players they will look to lead them this season. 1. Adrian Peterson, Running Back It’s no secret that Peterson is one of...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota TV station botches Vikings prediction for 2016

NBC affiliate KARE 11 in Minneapolis, Minn., had us spitting our coffee out on Sunday morning with an epic fail on a Minnesota Vikings poll. Apparently, the people running the poll still think we’re back in the 1950s. As pointed out by Timothy Burke of Deadspin, they asked fans how many of the 12 games this season the Vikings would win. Does this Minneapolis TV station know...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2016 Preview: Minnesota Vikings

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Minnesota Vikings. 2015 in a nutshell: The defense is fantastic and the ageless Adrian Peterson shines again, but quarterback Teddy Bridgewater fails to take a big step forward as the passing game struggles. Still, they finish 11-5, win the NFC...
Via This Given Sunday
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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