VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vikings’ Brian Robison not a fan of football ‘analysis sites’

The Minnesota Vikings defensive end recently took to social media to express how he feels certain football websites cannot fully evaluate a player’s performance. In this day and age, talking about football seems to go way beyond the simple box score. Thanks to websites like Pro Football Focus and Football Outsiders, a vast array of […] Vikings’ Brian Robison not a fan of football...
Via The Viking Age
1 hour ago

Spielman speaks on the futures of Peterson, Greenway and more

The Minnesota Vikings’ general manager spoke with some members of the media on Thursday and answered questions on some pretty intriguing team-related topics. For Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, these next few months may be part of the most important offseason ever during his time with the team. With a decision on running back […] Spielman speaks on the futures...
Via The Viking Age
2 hours ago

Spielman: Bradford in Line for 'Prime' of Career; Vikings have 'No Timeline' on Teddy

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Rick Spielman held up “the plan” for the offseason on Thursday. Hours of film-study and assessment meetings and other factors had been compiled onto one piece of thick paper,...
Via Vikings.com
5 hours ago

Ex-Purdue coach Hazell joins Vikings as WRs coach

  EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have hired former Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell as their wide receivers coach. Hazell's deal was finalized Thursday along with the staff for 2017 under head coach Mike Zimmer. This will be Hazell's 31st year as a coach, his first in the NFL except for an internship with the Oakland Raiders in 1998. Hazell was fired in his fourth...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 Things to Know About Vikings WR Coach Darrell Hazell

The Vikings announced they have hired Darrell Hazell as the team’s new wide receivers coach. Hazell brings to Minnesota a long football resume, both as a player and as a coach. Hazell played wide ...
Via Vikings.com
6 hours ago

Derik Keyes added to Minnesota Vikings coaching staff for 2017 season

The Minnesota Vikings announced they have added former Browns staff member Derik Keyes to the team’s coaching staff on February 23, 2017. Since it is the offseason, NFL franchises are scrambling to get the best available players and coaches in order to put their best product possible on the field. For the Minnesota Vikings, that […] Derik Keyes added to Minnesota Vikings coaching...
Via The Viking Age
6 hours ago

Governor taps former judge to sort out Vikings suite situation

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tapped former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz to be interim chairwoman of the state's embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium on Thursday, installing a fresh face to lead a board that's been wracked by ethical questions surrounding the use of luxury suites for friends and family. Blatz will replace...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM won’t commit to Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson is under contract with the Minnesota Vikings through the 2017 season, but the team has not yet committed to bringing him back.Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was noncommittal when asked about Peterson on Thursday. There’s a good chance Peterson has played his last snap in Minnesota. He is due to count $18 million against the salary cap next season, and that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dayton taps ex-Minnesota court chief for stadium agency

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tapped former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz to be interim chairwoman of the state's embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium on Thursday, installing a fresh face to lead a board that's been wracked by ethical questions surrounding the use of luxury suites for friends and family. Blatz will replace...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Add Darrell Hazell, Derik Keyes To Coaching Staff

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings on Thursday announced the hiring of Darrell Hazell as receivers coach and of Derick Keyes as an assistant strength and conditioning assistant. Hazell was most rec...
Via Vikings.com
9 hours ago

More Minnesota Vikings Offseason Advice From ESPN

The four-letter has more suggestions for how the Vikings can improve themselves this offseason. To follow up our article from yesterday about the Minnesota Vikings’ offseason, we have a look at some more suggestions from the folks from Bristol about how the purple should handle business this offseason. This one comes from our close, personal friend (™ Sid Hartman) Bill Barnwell...
Via The Daily Norseman
23 hours ago

Andrew Whitworth is perfect short-term solution at tackle for the Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings‘ offensive line may be the worst in the NFL. Even when all starters are healthy, it still is not a great unit. When the Vikings are down to second and third-stringers playing on the offensive line, they might as well just punt the ball immediately, as there is very little the offense can do. The Vikings have a very talented roster that can compete for a...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago

Mike Zimmer: Maybe I didn’t do enough last offseason

The Vikings slipped from a division title in 2015 and 5-0 start to the 2016 season to an 8-8 finish that left them outside of the postseason. That’s left coach Mike Zimmer and the rest of his staff with a clear goal for the 2017 season and the coach said in an interview with the…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

ESPN Picks One Free Agent The Vikings Must Sign

It won’t come as any surprise to anyone, either. Behind the great E$PN paywall, they recently posted an article about one free agent that each team in the National Football League “must” sign. When it came to the Minnesota Vikings, the position was obvious, and if this particular player does happen to come available in free agency, he could certainly be the answer to a lot...
Via The Daily Norseman
2 days ago

Pat Shurmur expects big second-year leap from Laquon Treadwell

Laquon Treadwell is a name that got lost in the shuffle of the 2016 season after he was drafted in the first round, 23rd overall, by the Vikings.Treadwell caught one pass, the fewest among the 13 receivers drafted in the top 125. Injuries limited the 6’2″, 221-pounder from Mississippi to nine games and one start.Pat Shurmur, who is heading into his first full season as the Vikings’...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson raises eyebrows with tweet about Giants

Adrian Peterson probably raised a few eyebrows Wednesday evening by shooting off an arguably cryptic tweet about the New York Giants.The Minnesota Vikings running back took to social media to muse upon the “interesting moves” the Giants have been making this offseason. Peterson, 31, is unlikely at this stage to return to the Vikings next season, at least with the current $18...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Stats the Minnesota Vikings Need to Improve On

The Minnesota Vikings started the 2016 season incredibly strong, winning five consecutive games to begin the season before winning just three of their remaining eleven to finish the season a paltry 8-8. There were many reasons behind their collapse, but three stats in particular paint a picture of the issues that must be resolved during the offseason if the Vikings have any hope...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks sign K Blair Walsh

The Seattle Seahawks reportedly signed 27 year-old kicker Blair Walsh on Thursday. Walsh is a former sixth-round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 2012. Walsh was released by the Vikings after nine games in 2016. During that stretch, he completed 75 percent of his field goals and 78.9 percent of his extra points attempted.The drop in production from the previous season, and...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson believes he is still best running back in NFL

Adrian Peterson will turn 32 next month, but his confidence remains as high as ever.Peterson joined the NFL Network during Super Bowl week, and he was asked about his future in the league. While he remains unsure if the Minnesota Vikings will want him back because of his $18 million salary cap number in 2017, he still feels there is no better running back in the NFL.“Going out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick second guessing decision to retire

Michael Vick is retired from the NFL. But while the ink on his retirement papers is barely dry, he’s already second guessing his decision.Vick spoke on Monday and stated that while he began instantly second guessing his decision, the heroics of Tom Brady in Super Bowl LI have him thinking even more.“As soon as I made the announcement, I wanted to come back out of retirement,”...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick reveals moment he knew it was time to retire

Making the decision to retire from the NFL can sprout from many different circumstances, and oftentimes it takes a series of events to unfold before a veteran is ready to make that call. In the case of Michael Vick, who announced his retirement Friday ahead of Super Bowl LI, one pivotal moment solidified his resolve.That moment occurred when the Minnesota Vikings didn’t reach out...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings co-owner: We will do ‘tough analysis’ on Adrian Peterson

The future of Adrian Peterson will be one of the most interesting stories of the offseason.Peterson is due to make nearly $18 million next season. The Minnesota Vikings are highly unlikely to pay him that type of money and could try to renegotiate his deal, or they could let him walk in free agency.Either way, Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf says the team will have to do a “tough analysis”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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