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VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Adrian Peterson tells Vikings coach he’s skipping OTAs

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Adrian Peterson will not be present when the Minnesota Vikings open their optional team practices this week. According to the Associated Press, the star running back told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the three days of team work that begin Tuesday. Peterson did attend the optional workouts last summer while Zimmer was in his first months...
Via Sports-Glory
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Peterson's request to have contract restructured re-opens door to trade talk

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has openly demonstrated his desire to be traded and he will reportedly skip the team's OTAs, while requesting his contract be redone, opening the door to trade possibilities. In another attempt to free himself from the Vikings, who are reluctant to trade or release him, Peterson stands to lose up to $250,000 in bonuses if he doesn't...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Disgruntled Adrian Peterson to skip OTAs on Tuesday

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, disgruntled over the team's lack of support during his legal case stemming from child abuse charges, will will remain at his home in Texas when OTAs begin on Tuesday, per a source, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. While Peterson has missed all of the team's spring workouts, skipping OTAs has its consequences -...
Via 60 Max Power O
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson skipping Vikings’ OTAs because he wants trade

Adrian Peterson is skipping OTAs for the Minnesota Vikings, and that largely because he still wants to be traded, according to a report. The St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson reported Sunday that Peterson will skip the team’s three organized team activities workouts this week. Skipping the OTAs this week will result in Peterson forfeiting...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson will skip Vikings first OTAs

It appears Adrian Peterson is going to play hardball with the Minnesota Vikings this summer. Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press broke some big news about the All-Pro running back on Sunday. He reports Peterson isn’t planning on showing up to team OTAs this upcoming week, per a source. Tomasson also notes the Vikings star back could lose $250,000 in workout bonus money...
Via Sportsnaut
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer optimistic with progress of WR Cordarrelle Patterson

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has been optimistic that wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is improving in his route-running and overall grasp of the playbook. After surging late in his rookie season in 2013, Patterson regressed in 2014 catching 33 receptions for 384 yards and one touchdown. Patterson's is trying to translate his athletic ability into consistent on-field...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Could Be the Last Season in Purple for Some Vikings Fan Favorites

Of the 52 players on the Minnesota Vikings roster during former head coach Leslie Frazier's last game with the Vikings in 2013, only 26 are left on the most current Minnesota roster. Entering his second season as the head coach in Minnesota, Mike Zimmer has a vision for the Vikings and he is making sure he gets the players that fit that vision.Some of the players that have left Minnesota...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Minnesota Vikings fans should buy this shirt

Minnesota Vikings fans may not have much to celebrate in their team’s history, but there are certain moments that were…fun? Remember that moment when Randy Moss made that beautiful touchdown catch against the Green Bay Packers, made a rather inappropriate celebration, and Joe Buck freaked out over it? Well, if you do, then you should go ahead and buy this epic shirt: My shirt...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Early look at 2015 schedule

Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings look to improve on their 7-9 record from 2014. Going into the 2014 season the Minnesota Vikings had the 12th easiest schedule in the NFL and the easiest in the NFC North.  in the upcoming 2015 season it is the exact opposite. The Vikings have the 12th hardest schedule and the hardest schedule if the NFC North. In fact, the entire NFC North has...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer Has an “Indication” When Adrian Peterson Will Show Up

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been elusive thus far in the team’s voluntary workouts. His absence is a statement that has everything to do with the fact that he wants more money and wishes to play for another team. While there seems to be a pretty big impasse between Peterson and the Vikings, head coach Mike Zimmer doesn’t appear to be too worried about when...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL icon Bud Grant zings Pats with Deflategate joke on Twitter

Legendary former Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant recently joined Twitter and the primary reason was to promote his incredible garage sale — the 11th one — where he is selling off loads of NFL memorabilia he accumulated throughout his storied career. While a relative Twitter neophyte, Grant apparently has become so social media savvy...Read More The post Bud Grant, promoting...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings & K Blair Walsh Have Had “A Little Bit Of Communication” Regarding An Extension

Vikings K Blair Walsh tells Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune that there has been “a little bit of communication” between his agent, Brian Mackler, and the team regarding a contract extension in recent months. Walsh mentioned that he would “love” to remain with the Vikings, but added that the financial figures will obviously need to work for ... The post Vikings & K Blair...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd wants to be an extension of 'feisty coach'

Sharrif Floyd's impact has swollen in two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. After playing a reserve role as a rookie in 2013, Floyd expanded into a regular starter along the defensive line in his second NFL season, recording 42 tackles and 4.5 sacks. Now, Floyd is ready to take on some new responsibilities. The big defensive tackle wants to become an on-field extension of "feisty...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kicker Blair Walsh opens up about future with Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh knows he has to bounce back after missing nine field-goal attempts last season. The 2015 season is a contract year for Walsh, so he must make haste on his way to a comeback. "I would love to stay a Viking. This is the team that drafted me and put that faith in me to be an NFL kicker," Walsh told Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune. "But at the same...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater wants to be like Brett Favre

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is excited to get the 2015 season rolling. He’s coming off of a great rookie year where he started 12 games and earned Pepsi Rookie of the Year honors. During an interview to publicize the award, Bridgewater was asked which quarterback he would most like to model his career after: “If I could be like any other quarterback that...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Vikings Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Teddy Bridgewater – Greatness Awaiting

The Minnesota Vikings are very fortunate to have Teddy Bridgewater as their quarterback. Since Dante Culpepper’s era in Minnesota came to an end, the Vikings have had an insane amount of starting quarterbacks. Brad Johnson, Tarvaris Jackson, Kelly Holcomb, Brooks Bollinger, Gus Frerotte, Brett Favre, Joe Webb, Christian Ponder, Donovan McNabb, Matt Cassel and Josh Freeman all...
Via The Cardinal Connect
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is Matt Kalil Still Starting for the Vikings?

In one of the most puzzling moves of this NFL offseason, the Minnesota Vikings exercised the fifth year option for left tackle Matt Kalil earlier this May. The puzzling part is that most teams do not exercise the fifth years of a player's contract who have played as poorly as Kalil has in the past two seasons.Kalil's option for his fifth year is only guaranteed due to injury. So...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

You can sort of, kind of tell the new Minnesota Vikings home is a stadium (photo)

The new Minnesota Vikings stadium is, let’s say, getting there…? The exterior of the #NewVikingsStadium is starting to come together. Take a look –> http://t.co/HPPUBZOZiK pic.twitter.com/RchqK0Hjbv — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) May 15, 2015 Okay, okay. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: The next Gates that the NFL will have to deal with Top 10 in 2015: The third tier...
Via cover32
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Robison Injured His Pectoral. How He Do Dat?!

Brian Robison, Minnesota Vikings DE who has been with the team his entire 9 year career, has suffered a pectoral injury while working out at the Vikings training facility Winter Park this week. Pectoral injuries are kind of nasty things, things which have sidelined several Vikings players in recent history, including Phil Loadholt and Brandon Fusco last season. There’s not a lot...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Poised for NFC North supremacy

Following a number of impressive off-season moves, the Minnesota Vikings are now prepared to make another run at the NFC North division title in 2015. Head coach Mike Zimmer has brought a new mentality to Minnesota, one that is focused on hard work, effort, dedication, and attention to detail. This mentality serves as Zimmer’s recipe for success, but more importantly, his...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Ranking Defensive Position Groups

As we approach the start of the 2015 NFL season, it’s clear that the Minnesota Vikings’ defense will be their biggest asset for winning those pivotal games next year. In a league where defense wins championships, teams like the Minnesota Vikings have begun to understand the importance of solidifying the defensive side of the ball. Now entering his second year as the Vikings’...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer doesn’t expect any issues with Adrian Peterson

With the 2015 NFL Draft come and gone and Adrian Peterson still a member of the Minnesota Vikings, it certainly appears that the running back will be on the roster heading into next season. The next stage in what became an ugly, drawn-out saga is for the organization to smooth over any hurt feelings on...Read More The post Mike Zimmer doesn’t expect any issues with Adrian Peterson...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft-Or-Bust Off: Vikings Select CB Trae Waynes

Yo, did you hear the NFL draft happened? Every team picked at least SOMEone in an attempt to make their teams suck just a little bit less. How great! The Vikings participated in the whimsical event, where Roger Goodell was made to look like a smiling saint on stage instead of an overpaid asshole, and we would like to cover some of those new players added to the team. Like this guy...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
11 days ago  |  Discuss

This is the type of beer you’ll be offered at Minnesota Vikings games in their new stadium

The Minnesota Vikings new stadium is still a year away from opening, but the important things, like beer deals, are coming into place. This is what you’ll be offered to enjoy at their new home. MillerCoors brews 10-year deal at new Minnesota #Vikings stadium http://t.co/95IB6z4jLp — Robert Raiola, CPA (@SportsTaxMan) May 12, 2015 Here are some details on the agreement from...
Via cover32
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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