VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: NFL scout says Adrian Peterson ‘a glorified fullback’

One of the big surprises as we move into the third week of NFL free agency is that Adrian Peterson is not only still available but that nobody’s even really kicked the tires on the former Minnesota Vikings running back.Trying to figure out why, Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman spoke with several NFL executives, many of whom see Peterson as a guy who has no more tread left on his...
Via Sportsnaut
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Lunchbreak: Vikings Draft Could Focus on Trenches

Every NFL team is gearing up for the 2017 NFL Draft by watching tape, attending college pro days and bringing in potential picks for in-house visits. With the draft getting closer by the day, Tim ...
Via Vikings.com
1 hour ago

Brian Robison takes 2017 pay cut, adds year to contract

Vikings defensive end Brian Robison has agreed to an extension through the 2018 season that comes with a pay cut for this season. Field Yates of ESPN.com reports that the veteran will cut his base salary from $5.3 million to a fully-guaranteed $3.9 million for the coming year while also giving up $300,000 in workout…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 hours ago

Report: Vikings give Robison a one-year contract extension

The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly extended the contract of their veteran defensive end to keep him in town a little longer. Despite the fact that he will turn 34-years-old in April, Brian Robison has still been a big part of the Minnesota Vikings’ defense becoming one of the league’s best over the last few years. […] Report: Vikings give Robison a one-year contract extension...
Via The Viking Age
4 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings: 3 Running Backs That Would Fit in 2017 NFL Draft

Via FOX Sports
4 hours ago

Vikings documentary ‘Wide Left’ to hit YouTube next week

This is one movie Minnesota Vikings fans will either get together to watch or avoid completely. It really depends on just how much you are into self-masochism and whether you want to re-live the horrors of the past.The movie "Wide Left" is set to premiere on YouTube next week. It gives us first-hand accounts of what it has been like to be a Vikings fan from the 1998 season to current...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who could be playing their last season with the Vikings in 2017?

The Minnesota Vikings’ roster will likely look very different next offseason as a number of players in 2017 are playing in the last year of their contract. This current offseason has been a little different for the Minnesota Vikings than the previous two under head coach Mike Zimmer. Eight players from their 2016 roster have […] Who could be playing their last season with the...
Via The Viking Age
5 hours ago

Guess the 2017 Schedule to Win Vikings Tickets

The Vikings have known who they will play in the 2017 regular season since the 2016 finale, but the when remains to be determined. That information is likely to be finalized by the NFL and announc...
Via Vikings.com
22 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter named to All-Under-25 Team

Minnesota Vikings defensive end and pass rush specialist Danielle Hunter was once again named to the All-Under-25 Team by NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison. One of the best draft stories for the Minnesota Vikings in recent history has been watching former 2015 3rd round draft pick Danielle Hunter develop as a pass rushing defensive end in Mike […] Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter...
Via The Viking Age
1 day ago

New Vikings RB Latavius Murray had ankle surgery, should be ready for training camp

The Minnesota Vikings signed Latavius Murray to a three-year contract in free agency. Days later they announced he underwent ankle surgery.In a prepared statement, the Vikings were aware of Murray needing his ankle surgery before signing him to the deal, which is worth up to $15 million. The team also made it clear that Murray is expected to be fully healthy and ready for training...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday news roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Ranking Vikings draft needs by positionMost of the NFL’s best free agents have found homes, so now it’s time to start turning our attention to the NFL draft. While the Minnesota Vikings do not have a … Vikings make Adam Thielen signing officialThe Minnesota State University product earned an invitation to the Vikings 2013 Rookie Minicamp and spent the entire 2013 campaign...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter: Adrian Peterson past his ‘expiration date’

NFL analyst and former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Chris Carter thinks the main reason the team passed on re-signing running back Adrian Peterson was quite simple. He went stale. “I didn’t think (Peterson) would finish his career with the Vikings,” Carter said, via the St. Paul Pioneer-Press . “If you look at the number of times he’s been injured the last couple of...
Via 60 Max Power O
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cris Carter: Peterson had 'expiration date' with Vikings

Adrian Peterson is one of the best players in Minnesota Vikings history, but the veteran running back will be finishing his career elsewhere. Many are surprised by that, but Cris Carter claims he saw it coming.Carter, who spent 12 seasons with the Vikings, said Saturday that he knew Peterson and the team were headed for a divorce.“I didn’t think (Peterson) would finish his career...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

For ageless Newman, returning to Vikings an easy call

MINNEAPOLIS -- Terence Newman wasn't ready to be done with the NFL, mentally or physically, but the desire to continue his career was only as good as a team's interest in him. The Minnesota Vikings were more than willing to re-sign the sage cornerback for a 15th season in the league. All this required, really, was an honest conversation between Newman and coach Mike Zimmer. "I wanted...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

For ageless Terence Newman, Minnesota return was easy call

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Terence Newman wasn't ready to be done with the NFL, mentally or physically, but the desire to continue his career was only as good as a team's interest in him. The Minnesota Vikings were more than willing to re-sign the sage cornerback for a 15th season in the league. All this required, really, was an honest conversation between Newman and coach Mike Zimmer....
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings nab ex-Raiders RB Murray, bid Peterson farewell

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has confirmed Adrian Peterson's time with the team is over. The Vikings signed Oakland running back Latavius Murray early Thursday after a long night of negotiations. Then Spielman told reporters in the afternoon that he spoke with Peterson to wish him well, clarifying that the franchise's all-time leading rusher...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM says Adrian Peterson will not return to team

Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman made official on Thursday what many speculated for weeks, if not longer: Adrian Peterson will not return to the team.The Vikings took the first step towards moving on from Peterson when they declined the running back’s option for 2017, which would have paid him $18 million. That made Peterson a free agent. Of course, the possibility of the Vikings...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Latavius Murray’s contract is bad news for running backs

Latavius Murray was the first big-name running back without a history of injury or weight problems to be signed in free agency.That doesn’t exactly mean that NFL teams are going to start opening up their checkbooks for running backs.The Vikings signed Murray from the Raiders to a three-year contract that could be worth up to $15 million, according to Pro Football Talk. However...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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