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Minnesota Vikings Roster Overview: Defensive Line

The regular season is a little over two months away and the Minnesota Vikings are geared towards making a breakthrough from simply a playoff perennial to a Super Bowl contender. After reclaiming the NFC North title last year, Adrian Peterson and company have set their sights higher in 2016. The past two seasons have seen exponential growth and improvement throughout the entire...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Early roster preview: Minnesota Vikings defensive tackles

The Minnesota Vikings have eight defensive tackles on the 90-man roster. With veterans defensive tackles Linval Joseph and Sharrif Floyd ready to stuff opposing offenses, this position is arguably one of the strongest on the team. Despite the depth of talent, only three or four players will make the final 53-man roster. Next, is a breakdown of each defensive tackle on the Vikings...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cordarrelle Patterson concedes he hasn’t worked hard enough

Cordarrelle Patterson recognizes that this upcoming season he may be down to his last shot with the Minnesota Vikings, and he has admitted his lack of worth ethic and commitment to improvement has put him in this precarious position. “Sometimes you can be here and you feel like you’ve got to be on the team,” Patterson said, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “You feel like...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Must-see games 2016: Minnesota Vikings

Every team has must see games on their schedule for 2016. Even though football is still over two months away, it’s still never too early to look ahead to the big games. Who are the Minnesota Vikings playing in 2016!? This slide show breaks down the seven most intriguing match-ups for the Vikings based on these games being either rivalries, longtime conference grudge matches, potential...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Roster Overview: The secondary

The Minnesota Vikings have done a lot to beef up their secondary in recent years. When Mike Zimmer took over as head coach in 2014, Minnesota’s pass defense improved significantly. They went from a bottom five to a top five unit in just a few short years. What was once one of the defenses greatest weaknesses is quickly becoming one of its greatest strengths. In this article we’ll...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Collier County (Fla.) Declared Today “Mackensie Alexander Day”

Mackensie Alexander may be getting ready to start his NFL career in Minnesota with the Vikings, he’ll always be a Floridian at heart. Today, Collier County in Florida, where Alexander hails from, honored the former Clemson star with “Mackensie Alexander Day.”   Blessed to be honored by Collier County and for today being named Mackensie Alexander Day! #MyHome #Family #AWIE...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Vikings’ WR wanted to fight coach Brad Childress

To say that former Minnesota Vikings receiver Troy Williamson and head coach Brad Childress did not get along would be an understatement. In his final season with the Vikings, Williamson’s grandmother died. When the receiver left the team for the funeral, Childress took a game check away from the player. The situation got so bad that Williamson reportedly said that he wanted...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings rookie progress reports

After a busy beginning to the 2016 calendar year, the Vikings and their fans are now in the awful waiting phase of the offseason. OTA’s (organized team activities) and mandatory minicamp practices have concluded and there is nothing scheduled for the Vikings until training camp begins Thursday, July 29th at 10 a.m. It may be early to predict which rookies will make the team but...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: The Curious Case of Cordarrelle

When it comes to the NFL, explosive athletes are a dime a dozen. While being uncommonly athletic can certainly help an individual get into the league, that alone doesn’t guarantee a fruitful future. The intricacies of each position must be mastered in order to consistently contribute at a high level. There have been numerous cases of elite athletes doing extremely well in college...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wells Fargo disappointed in sign ruling in Vikings dispute

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Wells Fargo is considering its options after a federal judge ordered the bank to take down office-tower rooftop signs near the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium. Attorneys for the Vikings had labeled the signs a giant ''photo bomb'' of aerial images of U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank gave Wells Fargo 30...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wells Fargo ordered to remove rooftop signs in Vikings court case

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A judge on Thursday ordered Wells Fargo to take down office-tower rooftop signs near the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank gave Wells Fargo 30 days to remove elevated signs from the rooftops of two office towers near U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, the Star Tribune reported. Frank also ordered Wells Fargo to pay the Vikings...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Rudolph says he’s the best tight end in football … again

Kyle Rudolph is the best tight end in football. That’s at least the opinion of Kyle Rudolph. The Minnesota Vikings tight end has expressed the view before. More recently, Rudolph was asked if he still thinks of himself as the game’s best tight end. His answer left no doubt. “Absolutely,” Rudolph said, per Chris Tomasson, Pioneer Press.“Route running and catching balls,...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ new stadium gets a nickname

The Minnesota Vikings’ 2016-17 campaign will be played in their new stadium, marking a sign of new things to come for the team. U.S. Bank Stadium looks to be the real deal judging by some of the photos we’ve seen, but you can judge for yourself (below). Sirius XM was able to get behind the scenes and revealed the stadium’s new nickname on Wednesday, and there’s a whole lot...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dez Bryant says no rookie hazing for Ezekiel Elliott

As Laquon Treadwell showed us earlier this month, rookies are often the subject of hazing by veteran members of the team. It's a rite of passage of sorts. However, in Dallas, it sounds like the fourth overall pick in this year's NFL Draft won't be subjected to such treatment. TMZ's cameras recently caught up with Dez Bryant, who said there will be no hazing or pranks directed at...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson says he's tired of 'boring' offseason work

Adrian Peterson loves the game of football, but he doesn’t love the NFL offseason and would rather not participate in training camp with the Minnesota Vikings if he can get away with it. The Vikings should take care here and possibly make an exception for the star running back. Peterson, speaking with ESPN, made it sound like his hatred for the offseason and the grind of training...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Berger on the bubble to make Minnesota Vikings roster?

Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Joe Berger started at center last season. Although he in the middle of the line last season, he is currently listed as a guard on the team’s roster. His veteran versatility is exactly what makes him an asset to Minnesota – or does it? Now in his 12th season, Berger could find himself without a job if the Vikings choose young, specialized depth...
Via EndZoneScore
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Böhringer already eager to get back to work

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer canceled the last session of minicamp as a reward for the team's offseason work, most players were surprised and delighted by the early start on summer vacation.Moritz Böhringer wasn't so sure."I wanted to practice," Böhringer said, smiling wryly, "because it's always good to get some more reps."Nobody on the 90-man...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings rookie Moritz Boehringer struggling with ‘mental’ aspect of NFL

When the Minnesota Vikings selected German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer in the sixth-round of the 2016 NFL Draft, everyone knew it was going to be an uphill battle as he attempted to transition to the NFL as the first player ever drafted directly out of Europe. Early on in his first NFL minicamps, it is clear that Boehringer is struggling to adjust. The wide receiver has continuously...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings leave 60,000 bags of fruit snacks in Laquon Treadwell’s car as a prank

It’s that time of year where we start to see pranks that NFL veterans pull on their rookies. On Wednesday, Minnesota Vikings rookie wideout Laquon Treadwell was the victim, on this birthday. The Vikings filled Treadwell’s car with 60,000 bags of fruit snacks, and according to one of the caption’s of Treadwell’s photos, Teddy Bridgewater and tight end Kyle Rudolph were behind...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings troll Laquon Treadwell with great prank

It didn’t take long for the Minnesota Vikings to haze rookie wide receiver Laquon Treadwell. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater teamed up with veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph, figuring that the big target has seen a few things in his day and would know how to prank Treadwell on his 21st birthday. Judging by this post on Rudolph’s Instagram, I’d say they did a pretty good job. Check...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Prank Laquon Treadwell By Putting 60,000 Bags Of Fruit Snacks In His Car

Chances are, you like fruit snacks. But you might not have the need for 60,000 bags of fruit snacks – especially not in your car. Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell now has enough bags of fruit snacks to feed a small army. Wednesday, Treadwell posted a photo to Instagram that shows his teammates – namely Teddy Bridgewater and Kyle Rudolph – pulling off a rookie...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison Smith could be worth every penny for the Minnesota Vikings

Eric Berry’s franchise tag notwithstanding, Harrison Smith just became the highest-paid safety in the NFL. That might feel odd to some, since Smith doesn’t have the same name recognition as superstar safeties Berry, Earl Thomas, Jairus Byrd and Tyrann Mathieu. But the underrated Minnesota Vikings defensive back might actually be well worth the five-year, $51.25 million extension...
Via This Given Sunday
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater meets young fan who wrote rap about him

Obadiah Gamble, a six-year-old Minnesota Vikings fan and huge Teddy Bridgewater backer, received a huge surprise Wednesday when the quarterback showed up at his house for an impromptu and unannounced meet-and-greet. Gamble previously had garnered the attention of the Vikings quarterback courtesy of a rap song posted to YouTube last week. The song, entitled, “Hey Teddy,” is...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh on missed field goal vs. Seahawks: ‘It won’t define me’

Blair Walsh is not hung up on the 27-yard field goal he missed wide left with 22 seconds left in the Vikings’ 10-9 wild-card playoff loss to Seattle last January. “My common message to [those who have reached out to him] is it’s one moment,” Walsh told reporters after Wednesday’s OTA session. “It won’t define me.” Walsh was asked if he tries to block out the memory...
Via The Sports Daily
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Moritz Boehringer gets NFL approval for unique jersey

German import Moritz Boehringer soon will be wearing a one-of-a-kind jersey when he takes the field with the Minnesota Vikings after receiving clearance from the NFL. The Vikings announced via Twitter this week that the rookie wide receiver will be allowed to use the umlaut in his last name on the back of his jersey, meaning it will read “Böhringer.” Böhringer, not Boehringer...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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