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VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Is This Marcus Sherels' Last Camp with the Vikings?

Back in April, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was asked if he felt better about the height of rookie cornerback Trae Waynes after the division rival Chicago Bears used their first round selection on West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White. Zimmer's response was pretty straightforward."You can probably write it down that we're not going to take any 5'9" corners here," Zimmer...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer: Our expectations are higher than anybody else’s

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer set the tone that the only expectations that matter are the teams, not anyone else's after training camp practice at his press conference. The Vikings have been an offseason powerhouse, but now the pads come on and the fiery coach understands the script has to be written by the club, not vice versa. "As I’ve said before, I would hate for...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings rookie LB Eric Kendricks could make an immediate impact in 2015

Of all the players the Minnesota Vikings selected in the 2015 NFL Draft, one stands out as a player poised to be an integral part of the team’s 2015 defense, writes ESPN’s Ben Goessling. The Vikings haven’t had a viable middle linebacker since 2011’s departure of E.J. Henderson, but the team now has high hopes for the former Bruin. Goessling: ‘He impressed coaches...
Via 60 Max Power O
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

First Day of Full Pads for the Minnesota Vikings; AP Catches a Pass Out of the Backfield

This is a good sign of things to come. It seems like forever--or at least a few months--since we have seen some of our favorite gridiron gladiators strap on the pads and take the field. Yes, it is only practice and guys are not going to try and kill each other, but it's better than the football action we've been seeing (nothing).So--after such a long lay off how was it for Adrian...
Via FatManWriting
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer's advice to rookie CB Trae Waynes: 'Make plays'

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was asked on Sunday at the start of the team's training camp, what does rookie cornerback Trae Waynes need to do to win a starting job, and the fiery leader answered quite honestly. "Make plays. That’s the easiest way to do it. Play with great technique. I think a lot of young guys they come in and they’re confident but they’re not sure...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why Adrian Peterson won’t reach 2,500 yards

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is no stranger to confidence nor cockiness, no matter how you want to look at what the All-Pro has to say about himself. Peterson game within inches of tying Eric Dickerson’s record for yards in a season, falling eight short when he hit 2,097 in 2012, which is considered a career-year. Per NFL.com, Peterson believes he’s capable...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brock Lesnar once suplexed Chiefs player for cheap-shotting Daunte Culpepper

Many years ago, long before he left the WWE to become the UFC heavyweight champion of the world, Brock Lesnar tried to make it as an NFL player. Lesnar famously tried out for the Minnesota Vikings during the preseason in 2004 and was cut before the season began. Though he did not make the team,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: I knew the Vikings wouldn't trade me

Adrian Peterson spent a good portion of the offseason trying to force his way out of Minnesota. Or, should we say, the All-Pro running back wanted the Vikings to think he wasn’t going to be happy until they traded him. In an interview with Peter King of The MMQB on Sunday, Peterson admitted that he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner sees Teddy Bridgewater as top-five NFL QB

The summer months tend to bring some lofty expectations for teams around the NFL. It’s the start of a new year. Pretty much a clean slate for every squad, no matter what the previous season brought. For the Minnesota Vikings, last season was a surprise on the field. Off the field, it brought a level of drama that would make writers for General Hospital rethink scripting it. Adrian...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Players Eat Free At Matt Kalil's Pizzerias During Training Camp

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. If that is the case than Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Matt Kalil is going to have a bunch of large men loving him pretty soon. Kalil owns three pizzerias and for the duration of training camp his teammates can eat free at his restaurants.As an offensive lineman he knows all too well how a hungry football player can...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Vikings QBs and WRs Working on Their Timing During Training Camp

At long last--training camp is here! That means that football is about to come back and the dreaded off-season is finally going to come to an end. Two teams, the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers, have already reported and soon so will the rest of the league.On Sunday the Vikings took the field to get some work in, and the fans were treated to a few nice catches by the wide...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Unusual injuries lead Vikings to inspect lifting regimen

MANKATO, Minn. -- These weren't common football injuries, all these torn pectoral muscles, so the Minnesota Vikings took a closer look. Right guard Brandon Fusco (13 games missed) and right tackle Phil Loadholt (five games missed) each needed season-ending surgery after theirs occurred while blocking during games last year. Defensive end Brian Robison was able to avoid such a procedure...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings players 'go back to college' for 50th consecutive training camp in Mankato

MANKATO, Minn. -- Terence Newman has started his 13th season in the NFL a little bit like a rookie. This is the veteran cornerback's first year with the Minnesota Vikings and, thus, his first time attending professional training camp on a college campus. "I'm showing my age, now. It's been about 14 years since I stayed in a dorm. Holy guacamole! It's going to be different for sure...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Vikings lock up young player of team’s future

The Minnesota Vikings have by far the league’s most stacked team in terms of young, up-and-coming talent. They ensured that a part of their future remained with the team. Adam Schefter broke the news that the team extended kicker Blair Walsh: Vikings announced kicker Blair Walsh has signed a contract extension. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26, 2015   Walsh has made...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Place ILB Casey Matthews On Season-Ending Injured Reserve

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer told reporters on Sunday that they’ve placed ILB Casey Matthews on season-ending injured reserve, per Ben Goessling. Matthews unfortunately sustained a hip injury. Matthews, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Eagles back in 2011. He signed a one-year deal worth $825,000 with the Vikings back in March, so it looks like he’ll test free ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson aiming to rush for 2,500 yards

Adrian Peterson is raring to destroy NFL record books on a yearly basis. The Minnesota Vikings running back came within eight yards of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record with 2,097 yards in 2012, but his personal goal is much, much more lofty. According to the team’s official Twitter account, Peterson aims to rush for 2,500 yards every year. "I always...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Questions for the Minnesota Vikings Entering Training Camp

Minnesota, along with Pittsburgh, become the first NFL teams to have their full rosters open training camp when the two squads start back to work on...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL player catches college teammate burglarizing home

In an almost unimaginable story of betrayal, former NFL wide receiver Bernard Berrian – who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears – claims he caught a former college teammate burglarizing his home after the two were hanging out together at a barbecue earlier that same day. Berrian, whose home had been broken into twice in the previous few weeks, installed a camera...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Pre Training Camp 53 Man Roster Prediction

One of the best times of the year has arrived as training camp is only a day away. Below is my official PRE training camp prediction on who makes the final 53. A few notes on the players below, first i’m not a fan of only rolling with two quarterbacks, but with Teddy solidified as the #1 and Hill an above average back-up I think they can get away with it this year. On the defensive...
Via DraftSeason
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Minnesota Vikings Betting Odds

These are betting odds for the Minnesota Vikings for the 2015 football season.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten Vikings Who Could be on the Bubble | #1 Captain Munnerlyn

Cornerback has been a theme of this top ten throughout the weeks and yes, the ole Captain could also very well be on the bubble come preseason. He was the splashy signing just a year ago, but again Minnesota wasn’t shy about adding more pieces in the secondary this offseason making it clear they want to upgrade the position. Munnerlyn had a disappointing debut season for the Vikings...
Via DraftSeason
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten Vikings Who Could be on the Bubble | #2 Marcus Sherels

Sherels has been a good story since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2010 out of Minnesota. He has offered some above average punt return skills and at times helped fill in at cornerback. His stock took a big hit when Minnesota drafted Stefon Diggs in round 5 of the 2015 NFL Draft. Diggs not only offers depth at receiver but also is a playmaking punt returner. With Sherels...
Via DraftSeason
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson restructures contract with Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings care very much about keeping Adrian Peterson happy. How do we know this? Because the team announced on Tuesday that Peterson’s contract has been restructured by way of a “mutual” agreement. “This agreement is a win for both Adrian and the Vikings and is a positive step toward Adrian finishing his career...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Season Preview: Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are one of the more intriguing teams to keep an eye on as the 2015 continues to draw closer. They have a very talented roster, but also have some question marks on both sides of the football. Offensively they feel very good about their core in Teddy Bridgewater, Adrian Peterson, and talented young receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. Patterson is without question...
Via This Given Sunday
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Three Undrafted Rookies That Could Make The Team

Every year, often the most fascinating part of OTA’s and training camp is watching the undrafted players fight to make a final roster spot and a living in the NFL. This year the Minnesota Vikings have 11 undrafted rookies currently on the roster as competition for spots start to heat up. Here are three UDFA rookies that I think have a chance to make the final roster for the 2015...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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