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VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

With no compensatory picks, GM Rick Spielman uses his 'secret' formula to acquire talent

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has a secret formula when evaluating which players to sign in the offseason. The personnel man said players who were released by their previous teams don’t count towards the formula. The team isn't expecting any compensatory picks in 2015, so Spielman has to get creative in acquiring talent. “There’s a pretty good group...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson still has ‘concerns’ about Vikings

Adrian Peterson still has concerns about the Minnesota Vikings even after meeting with team representatives Wednesday. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman flew to Houston to meet privately with Peterson, likely to persuade the All-Pro running back to return to the team. Peterson’s status as a face of the franchise and relationship...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson on Vikings meeting: ‘We had a great dialogue’

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman spent more than four hours at Adrian Peterson’s home on Wednesday. Peterson told ESPN after the meeting that he appreciated Zimmer and Spielman coming down to Houston to meet with him. “I appreciate Rick [Spielman] and Coach [Mike] Zimmer coming down to see me today. We...
Via Sports-Glory
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Cassel traded to Bills

The Bills have acquired Matt Cassel in a trade with the Vikings. Buffalo agreed on Wednesday to send two undisclosed draft picks to Minnesota in exchange for Cassel and an undisclosed pick of their own. Cassel, 32, will compete with EJ Manuel for the starting quarterback job in Buffalo. The Bills were reportedly interested in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Minnesota Vikings Trade Matt Cassel

Today it was announced that the Buffalo Bills and the Minnesota Vikings have agreed on a trade that will send quarterback Matt Cassel and a draft pick to the Bills in exchange for two draft picks.  The idea is that the Bills will be essentially giving up just one pick for Cassel, and exchanging the […]
Via Full Scale Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Trade Matt Cassel to Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills have acquired QB Matt Cassel in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings.  Yesterday, Buffalo acquired LeSean McCoy from Philly.  Cassel will have a nice receiving corp to throw to, led by Sammy Watkins.  However, with Rex Ryan and Greg Roman runnings things, he might struggle to see 128 targets again.   View image | gettyimages.com When Cassel last played...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Could Target Brian Hoyer To Backup Teddy Bridgewater?

According to Pro Football Talk, Browns free agent QB Brian Hoyer could be a candidate to replace Matt Cassel in Minnesota now that the Vikings have traded him to the Bills for two draft picks. PFT points out that Hoyer played for Vikings OC Norv Turner a few years ago while in Cleveland. Ian Rapoport adds ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson to Meet with Coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman

Before the Minnesota Vikings take any action with Adrian Peterson, they plan to meet with the running back this week. Traveling to Texas on Wednesday, coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman will have a face-to-face meeting with Peterson. It will be the first time they have met in person since last year’s suspension. According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Zimmer...
Via Sportsnaut
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bills acquire Matt Cassel from Vikings

The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that they have agreed to terms on a trade with the Minnesota Vikings that will send two undisclosed draft choices to Minnesota in exchange for quarterback Matt Cassel and an undisclosed draft pick. The deal will not be finalized until the NFL’s 2015 year begins on March 10. Cassel, 32, is a 10-year veteran who spent the last two seasons...
Via Sports-Glory
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bills acquire Matt Cassel from Vikings

If you are in Western New York, you might want to sit down for this one. The Buffalo Bills have announced that they just acquired Matt Cassel from the Minnesota Vikings. After losing out on the Josh McCown sweepstakes, this appears to be plan B for Rex Ryan and company. The deal sends two undisclosed draft picks to Minnesota in exchange for Cassel and a draft pick. We have no...
Via Sportsnaut
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

How did Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater fare in latest QB Rankings?

Quarterback remains the most-important position in all of sports, but that doesn’t mean it’s not evolving. In fact, the past 10 years have seen a drastic shift in the way success is defined behind center. No longer are quarterbacks asked to simply stand in the pocket and deliver passes to receiver. More and more, they are becoming dynamic, two-way threats, players who can torment...
Via cover32 - Vikings
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings flying to Houston to meet with Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer are flying to Texas to meet with running back Adrian Peterson, reports ESPN’s Ben Goessling.  According to the report, Peterson’s wife, Ashley, will also be in attendance for the meeting at Peterson’s home outside Houston. Spielman said Monday that the team has had “open dialogue” with Peterson...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings languish in logo power rankings

It’s the symbol that represents a city and a franchise; it’s the mark that fans wear with pride, showing their allegiance to their favorite team. That’s what makes a logo important. And while every NFL team’s signature is recognizable, not all of them are created equal. Some are classic and iconic. Others are modern and cool. But a few are downright putrid, bastions from...
Via cover32 - Vikings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the Minnesota Vikings consider an interior lineman in the NFL Draft?

Glamorous. That’s not the word that comes to mind when thinking about players along the offensive line. And it’s especially not attributed to the guys in the middle of that group, the guards and center. While “skill-position” players get all of the headlines, and offensive tackles get the biggest contracts, interior linemen toil in relative anonymity. But in the center of...
Via cover32 - Vikings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM: Team has spoken with Adrian Peterson

While he refused to disclose the nature of the discussions, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman on Monday confirmed that their has been contact between the team and evidently disgruntled running back Adrian Peterson. Spielman made the comments regarding an “open dialogue” presently occurring between the Vikings and Peterson while attending the University of Minnesota’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spielman: 'We are able to have communication now with Adrian'

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman indicated that the cold war between the team and running back Adrian Peterson could be warming up. Spielman said that the team has been talking with Peterson with an “open dialogue” and reiterated that the team wants the rusher back for the 2015 season. “We are able to have communication now with Adrian,” Spielman said...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Interested In Keeping LB Chad Greenway

Vikings GM Rick Spielman told Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune that there’s no question that they would like to have veteran LB Chad Greenway next year. “We have a lot of things that we’ll be working through between now and before March 10th [when free agents can be signed], but we’d love to have Chad Greenway back and ... The post Vikings Interested In Keeping LB Chad...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Jennings excited about Vikings future: 'I think the culture is changing'

Minnesota Vikings veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings believes the team is heading in the right direction and that second-year coach Mike Zimmer has brought an new attitude while changing the 'culture' of the club. "I am excited about what we have here. Within this locker room and within this organization. I think the culture is changing. I think with the previous issues, off...
Via 60 Max Power O
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Draft Profile: Dorial Green-Beckham

Before we start with this, we should make one thing clear: Dorial Green-Beckham is an absolute beast. He stands at 6’5” and weighs 237 pounds and made a mockery of the SEC during his two seasons at Missouri with 17 touchdowns in 25 games. If we were talking talent alone, “DGB” would easily be a top-five selection in the upcoming NFL Draft.However, today’s NFL doesn’t...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Peterson releases statement, no mention of the Vikings

Fresh off winning his court battle against the National Football League and closer to returning to the game he loves, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a statement Friday afternoon. I was pleased to learn about Judge Doty’s decision. It is a positive step in protecting players’ rights and preserving due process for all players. It also brings me one step...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings cut starting left guard Johnson

The one expected salary-cap maneuver for the Minnesota Vikings became reality Friday. Minnesota announced it terminated the contract of offensive lineman Charlie Johnson. Johnson, 30, was due to make $2.45 million in base salary in 2015 in the final year of his contract. Johnson's release frees up the full $2.45 million as he doesn't carry any dead money against the salary cap. The...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Vikings Do Pretty Well At Drafting Hall of Fame Players

Who knew, right? Between this alarming statistic (which we’ll get into below) and the talk last week about how the Vikings are one of the best represented teams in the playoffs historically, you’d almost be fool enough to think that the Vikings are a good team that has a bunch of Hall of Fame players who have so many Super Bowl rings they had to start wearing some of them below...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Vikings Finally Win (Cheerleader of the Week)!

We did it! The Minnesota Vikings have finally won an award! We won Sports Illustrated’s (Cheerleader) of the Week award! One of our best players (cheerleaders, Kaylee) was recognized by a nationally renown and respected sports authority (dying sports media brand) in print and digital media for their level headed, in-depth, and consistent takes on all American sports (photographs...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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