VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vikings Sign Sixth-Round WR Moritz Boehringer

The Minnesota Vikings announced that they’ve already signed sixth-round pick WR Moritz Boehringer to a four-year contract on Monday. Boehringer was one of the best stories that came out of this year’s NFL draft and is the first player to be drafted out of European league Boehringer receives a four-year deal worth $2,490,420 and includes a signing bonus of $150,402. ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Willie Beavers: an eventual starter

The Minnesota Vikings have selected Willie Beavers, offensive tackle from Western Michigan with the 121st overall pick. He played in 40 straight games for the Broncos earning a First-Team All-Mac selection. This marks the second year in a row the Vikings have taken a tackle in the fourth round. Beavers arrives full of raw ability, and will be a serious candidate to start, if not...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings decline 5th-year option on WR Cordarrelle Patterson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have declined the fifth-year option on receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson. The Vikings made the decisions on their first-round class of 2013 on Monday. Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and cornerback Xavier Rhodes both had their options picked up. Patterson was given no such security. He was an All-Pro kick returner as...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Decline WR Cordarrelle Patterson’s Fifth-Year Option

The Minnesota Vikings have elected to decline WR Cordarrelle Patterson‘s fifth-year option on Monday, according to Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune. Patterson’s fifth-year option would have run the Vikings $7.9 million in 2017, but was guaranteed only for injury and wouldn’t have prevented them from working on a long-term extension over the next year. Patterson, 25, was...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Pick Up CB Xavier Rhodes’ Fifth-Year Option

The Minnesota Vikings have elected to pick up the fifth-year option on CB Xavier Rhodes, according to his agent, Sunny Shah. The @Vikings have exercised the 5th year option on Xavier Rhodes. #Skol #NFL #Vikings — Sunny Shah (@SunnyTheAgent) May 2, 2016 Rhodes’ fifth-year option will run the Vikings $8 million in 2017, but is guaranteed only for injury and won’t prevent...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings draft grades round-by-round

The Minnesota Vikings selected eight players in the 2016 NFL Draft. One player was added on the first and second days respectively. Six draft picks were added on the third and final day. Minnesota executed three trades including a trade on Friday in which the Vikings gave up their third round pick to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a 2016 sixth round pick, a 2017 third round pick...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading Each Pick From the Vikings 2016 NFL Draft Class

1st Round (23rd) | Laquon Treadwell WR, Mississippi Vikings got their man at pick 23, hard to NOT give this an “A”. They have officially added the big bodied receiver they have needed and excuses will be limited moving forward for this offense and Teddy taking it to the next level. Treadwell should step in day 1 as a starter opposite Diggs. I look for him to put up a good number...
Via DraftSeason
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking a look at the Minnesota Vikings draft picks

The 2016 NFL Draft came to a close not long ago, and it was filled with many different headlines and stories. The Minnesota Vikings were successful once again in the draft, which is something GM Rick Spielman has been amazing at in the last three or four years. They snagged some key players that will help with the roster needs that were present. It will definitely be an improved...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mysterious German League player gets drafted by Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings made history on Saturday, drafting Moritz Boehringer -- the first-ever German Football League player drafted in NFL history.The 22-year-old wide receiver for the GFL's Schwabish Hall Unicorns was selected by Minnesota in the sixth round, 181st overall.Adding to Boehringer's intrigue, is the fact that he's only been playing football for about five years. He became...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings make German WR the 1st player drafted from Europe

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have made German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer the first player drafted straight into the NFL from Europe. The Vikings took the 22-year-old Boehringer in the sixth round Saturday with the 180th overall selection. The 6-foot-4, 229-pound Boehringer put on a head-turning performance in March at Florida Atlantic's pro workout day,...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings add CB Mackensie Alexander on Friday, but add ... The Minnesota Vikings added just one player -- cornerback Mackensie Alexander -- to the roster on Day 2 of the 2016 draft, but cut a deal that will give them a ... Grade The Trade: Vikings Trade With Miami Rick Spielman and the Minnesota Vikings passed on nose tackle Andrew Billings once, twice, and then...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings add CB Mackensie Alexander in second round

With the 54th pick in the NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings chose Clemson redshirt sophomore cornerback Mackensie Alexander.  He was projected my most as a late first, early second round draft pick. The Vikings were able to pick up top level talent at a good spot with this pick. Welcome aboard, @MackAlexander02! pic.twitter.com/3lqZVVEUWI — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) April 30...
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings select Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander in 2nd round of NFL Draft

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have drafted Clemson defensive back Mackensie Alexander with the 54th overall pick in the second round on Friday.The 5-foot-10 Alexander played cornerback at Clemson. He comes to a team coached by Mike Zimmer, who has long had a reputation for developing cornerbacks. He left school after his redshirt sophomore season in which he helped...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Laquon Treadwell To Wear No. 11 With The Vikings

Former Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was selected No. 23 overall by the Minnesota Vikings during the first round of the NFL Draft. It’s a great fit for the former Rebel, and he’ll be a big weapon for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.  On Friday, the Vikings announced that Treadwell will wear No. 11 in Minnesota.  .@successfulquon will wear #11 for the #Vikings! pic...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings select wide receiver Laquon Treadwell

That worked out well. Although four wide receivers were selected before the Minnesota Vikings picked 23rd overall, they were still able to nab Laquon Treadwell from Ole Miss. He was the top choice for Minnesota in many mock drafts. Welcome to the #Vikings family, @SuccessfulQuon! pic.twitter.com/XKnHd0YHsG — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) April 29, 2016 Vikings general manager...
Via EndZoneScore
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Select Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell With No. 23 Pick

Teddy Bridgewater has a new offensive weapon. The Minnesota Vikings took former Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell in the NFL Draft’s first round.  Round: 1 Pick: 23 Selection: Minnesota Vikings select Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell.  With the #23 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @Vikings select WR Laquon Treadwell! pic.twitter.com/DYwjm3sQHw — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016...
Via College Spun
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Grading the Minnesota Vikings 1st Round Selection of the 2016 NFL Draft

Player Selected: Laquon Treadwell WR, Ole Miss Initial Reaction: Vikings and Teddy get their big receiver they have needed and at great value. His 40 time hurt his stock but they don’t need a speed demon at this point. Will be the perfect possession receiver they need. Disclaimer: I agree you can’t grade a player before they even put a jersey on, but what fun would that be...
Via DraftSeason
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five players in Minnesota Vikings history

The Minnesota Vikings became one of the many new expansion teams to join the NFL in 1960 and almost immediately found a ton of success in the league. They played in four Super Bowls from 1969-1977 and had one of the most dominant defenses in the NFL. They have gone on to have success, but nothing like they did in their first two decades of existence. However, in their 50-plus year...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: First Round Final Take

The 2016 NFL Draft is almost upon us and the Minnesota Vikings have a few options sitting at 23. The consensus pick is a Wide Receiver, but let’s also take a look at a few other options…   Minnesota Vikings pick 23rd in the first round and the night is shaking up to be a big one. WR Josh Doctson (TCU)  is the fan  favorite selection, but I forsee Docston being taken somewhere...

Minnesota Vikings considering Robert Nkemdiche in Round 1

The Minnesota Vikings are considering drafting former Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche with the No. 23 pick in the first round of tomorrow’s NFL Draft, according to draft insider Tony Pauline. This is certainly an interesting development, as the Vikings currently have both Sharrif Floyd and Linval Joseph manning defensive tackle, and both have done well enough under coach...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Past Vikings 1st Round Draft Picks | Who I Wanted … Who We Took

It’s Draft Day eve and there is an excitement and buzz in the air.  Most fans have their first round want lists honed down to a few certain names.  I was pondering that this morning, and it got me thinking to past Vikings Drafts and who I wanted at the time, and who we ended up taking. I thought it’d be real fun to look back at some past Drafts and see who I wanted vs. who...
Via DraftSeason
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince once recorded ‘Purple and Gold’ fight song for Vikings

The death of music legend Prince at the age of 57 on Thursday threw the entire world for a loop. His tragic passing left a void in the lives of his millions of fans. Prince was the latest in a long line of legendary musicians to have passed away over the past 18 months. This list includes the likes of David Bowie, B.B. King, Scott Weiland, Cory Wells, Percy Sledge, Merle Haggard...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium doesn’t want ‘flea market’ look like Colts have with Lucas Oil Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota is scheduled to be finished around July of this year, in time for the Minnesota Vikings to move in for the 2016 season. With construction about 95% done, the focus on construction is now on the little things and most notably, the inside of the stadium. The Star Tribune is reporting the focus has turned to things such as concessions signs...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson reflects upon his recent past on Instagram

It has almost been one year ago to the day that Adrian Peterson was reinstated by the NFL after his entire 2014 campaign was derailed when child abuse charges were filed against him in September of that year, a development that ultimately and effectively ended his season. Peterson's decision to take to social media to reflect upon things probably is no coincidence. The Minnesota...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings DT files suit against police for excessive use of force

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson has filed a lawsuit in U.S District Court in Minneapolis against two police officers from the city he accused of using excessive force against him in connection with Johnson’s arrest in October of 2014. Johnson accused off-duty officers John LaLuzerne and Patrick McCarver of unreasonable seizure, false arrest and use of excessive...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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