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Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel drops down in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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How much is the Minnesota Vikings franchise really worth?

Last year the Minnesota Vikings won just five games and finished in the cellar of their division. That makes them one of the worst NFL teams in the grand scheme of things, but what if we determined how good a team is by something other than wins and losses? For example, what if we made it about how much a team’s real dollar value is? Bad news. If we go based on the money then the...
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OC Norv Turner says having three quarterbacks is 'extremely valuable to me'

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner believes in carrying three quarterbacks on the roster and that could mean the team's fans will see Christian Ponder on the sidelines once the regular season starts. "Having three quarterbacks, if that's the way we end up going, it's extremely valuable to me," Turner said, via 1500 ESPN. In 2013, Turner...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer: Adrian Peterson likely won’t play in the preseason

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer  said “I really don’t see the need” for Adrian Peterson to play this preseason when asked if he’ll play this week against the Chiefs. The belief is that Peterson doesn’t need to play in a game before the regular season. “We’re grabbing at the ball pretty good. We’re not tackling him or anything,” Zimmer said. “He’s doing a great...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings shoot up preseason Power Rankings, check in at No. 23

Every team has played two games. Most of the starters have seen enough action to provide a sense of what a team has to offer. And the picture is becoming clearer around the league. Yes, it’s dangerous to put too much stock in preseason games. But it’s also foolish to ignore information that can be very valuable, which is what exhibitions provide to the keen observer. With that...
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Jerome Simpson reportedly facing a three game suspension

According to the Star Tribune,  Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson is facing a three game suspension for being arrested for drunk driving. Jerome Simpson is facing a three-game suspension from the NFL. The Vikings wide receiver missed Monday’s practice to appeal the suspension, which stems from a drunken-driving arrest last season. Simpson was in New York with his lawyer, David...
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Safety competition wide open going into third preseason game against Chiefs

The Minnesota Vikings and coach Mike Zimmer is still looking for someone to step up and take the position opposite Harrison Smith and four players will get a long look on Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. Andrew Sendejo, Jamarca Sanford, Chris Crocker, and Kurt Coleman will all get a chance to get some momentum and an advantage in a race to tight to call. “We need...
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Tuesday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Blanton returning, Robinson on thin ice? ► The Minnesota Vikings seem down to their final few open competitions, and it's possible they'd have things settled in the secondary if players had been able to stay healthier. Injuries have been ... Vikings confirm Cassel to start again Saturday ► Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Monday, ... Cassel will be under...
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Report: Vikings Jerome Simpson facing another suspension

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended by the NFL before, and he might be suspended again. Simpson was suspended three games in 2012 for felony drug charges, and that put him in line to be suspended for any drug or alcohol related incident moving forward. According to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer […]
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Moon: Bridgewater has the best chance of any rookie quarterback to be successful in the NFL

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon believes Teddy Bridgewater has the best chance to be a great NFL quarterback. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Moon: Bridgewater has the best chance of any rookie quarterback to be successful in the NFL appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr adds versatility to Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have enjoyed the presence of Anthony Barr. The former UCLA star has been very solid in the preseason. He leads the team with 1.5 sacks and has the teams only forced fumble. He is making the veterans smile and happy, especially Brian Robison. “He can give us that versatility on defense to […] The post Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr adds versatility to Vikings...
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Chris Crocker and the domino effect

It was only a matter of time before an ex-member of the Bengals jumped ship to the Minnesota Vikings.  I just thought it might have been earlier in the off-season. The signing of longtime Zimmer favorite, Chris Crocker, is a move that’s going to make waves in an already vicious training camp battle.  People that might have been considered safe just a week ago might be on the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings 2-0 in preseason with 30-28 win over Cardinals

The Minnesota Vikings are now 2-0 under head coach Mike Zimmer, albeit the two wins are in the preseason. This game came down to the wire, including an fumble recovery touchdown on 4th and goal by the Cardinals to go ahead by 4 points with 1:49 left, and concluded with a perfectly orchestrated 2 minute drill by rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The defense started out slow,...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Bridgewater leads 4th quarter comeback (Video)

What a game and a final drive by Teddy Bridgewater. Congrats Teddy The post Vikings Bridgewater leads 4th quarter comeback (Video) appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement

The lawyer for former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Friday that a settlement has been reached with the team. “We intend to hold a press conference regarding a settlement being reached amongst the parties,” Clayton Halunen wrote in a text to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. Halunen said Friday that an announcement would be Monday. “We will have a statement Monday...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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