Vikings | Jerick McKinnon working on protection
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:14:33 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon has been working on his pass protection in order to better prepare himself for a probable third-down role.
Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater muscles up
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:13:42 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater added five pounds of muscle during the offseason, although the team set a weight limit for the quarterback to absorb the punishment of the NFL season without sacrificing too much of his mobility.
Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson works with twos
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:12:27 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson has worked with the second team through the start of training camp, although head coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday, July 29, that he has seen some improvement from the wide receiver.
Vikings | Stefon Diggs impressing early
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:44:04 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs drew some strong praise from head coach Mike Zimmer following Day 1 of training camp Tuesday, July 28. "This guy's got a chance to be really good," Zimmer said. "He runs great routes, he's got excellent speed. He catches the ball as well as anybody I've seen, very, very easily and he's been a model citizen, so that's important. Pretty special for a young guy," said Zimmer.
Vikings | Mike Wallace wants to prove himself again
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:12:39 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace said he definitely has something to prove this year on his new team. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner said the only thing that matters for Wallace is how he performs when he's on the field, not what he says off it. "If he makes plays, [if] he does the things we want him to do, [if] he works hard in practice, [if] he sets an example in his actions in terms of the way he approaches preparation, then that's leadership," Turner said. "What guys say is very meaningless to me. It's obviously what they do."
Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't be limited
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:25:24 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will still receive a heavy workload this season, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer said Peterson will be given as much as he can take.
Vikings | Jarius Wright ready for new role
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:19:56 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright said he's prepared to see more time in the slot this year. "I've been outside a lot with the Vikings," Wright said, "but I can definitely transfer over and play the slot." Head coach Mike Zimmer said Wright has already shown he can succeed there. "The best things that Jarius did were when he was in the slot," Zimmer said. "We keep working him outside but we know he has big value for us in the slot, as well."
Vikings | Anthony Barr to increase workload
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:45:23 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) will increase his workload Tuesday, July 28, as the team has its first practice in pad.
Vikings | Mike Wallace looking to do more
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:51:02 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace was added for his speed and experience, but he comes to training camp looking to do more than that. "I've got to take some things from Miami that I don't think I did as well and just try to bring it here and be a better person and a better player. Just lead more," Wallace said Monday, July 27.
Vikings | AP to see goal-line touches?
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:38:57 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings plan to give RB Adrian Peterson a heavy workload heading into the season. "As much as he can take, and as much as he can handle in all the things that we're doing," head coach Mike Zimmer said Monday, July 27. "Obviously, we're going to have to spell him at times like you do a lot of guys. But we get down on the goal line, and we're probably not pulling him out, you know? He's our best player, and we're going to continue to use him."
Vikings | Matt Asiata out in goal-line situations?
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:37:32 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata was a fantastic contributor in goal-line situations, but head coach Mike Zimmer indicated Monday, July 27, that RB Adrian Peterson will be leaned upon in the situations this season. "Obviously, we're going to have to spell (Peterson) at times like you do a lot of guys. But we get down on the goal line, and we're probably not pulling him out, you know?," Zimmer said.
Vikings | Inconsistency for Cordarrelle Patterson
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:35:36 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson showed improved in organized team activities (OTAs), according to head coach Mike Zimmer, but the receiver has had consistency issues on the practice field which is holding him back. "He'll have really good days, and then he'll have some not-so-good days. Really, I think what he needs to do is just the consistency every single day and the consistency in studying, the consistency in getting extra help that he needs if he needs it, running the routes the same all the time and understanding that there's a lot of great athletes that don't make it in professional sports because they don't have the other intangibles," Zimmer said.
Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater to continue ascent?
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:33:43 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is expected to continue to improve, according to head coach Mike Zimmer, who doesn't agree with the opinion of anonymous personnel guys for other teams who are expecting a step back in Year 2. "I know this kid is a great competitor. The things that he did great in college (and) he did great in the NFL (last) year, were two-minute situations, when the competitive things were there. That's not going to change," Zimmer said Monday, July 27.
Vikings | Adrian Peterson thinks he can play a while
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:27:31 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he believes he can play in the NFL at a high level until he's 36 or 37 years old.
Vikings | Adrian Peterson has lofty goal
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:23:25 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson wants to rush for 2,500 yards this season.
Vikings | Anthony Barr to work on conditioning
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:04:54 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) will be limited to start training camp as he needs to work on his conditioning after missing much of the spring. "He feels much better," head coach Mike Zimmer said. "He's had a really good last two weeks. He's not in the best physical condition right now."
Vikings | DaVaris Daniels to NFI
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:04:28 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR DaVaris Daniels (undisclosed) was placed on the active/non-football injury list Sunday, July 26.
Vikings | Josh Robinson to PUP
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:04:01 -0700
Minnesota Vikings CB Joshua Robinson (pectoral) was placed on the active Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, July 26. Robinson doesn't have a timetable to return, but he hopes to be ready by Week 1.
Vikings | Casey Matthews to IR
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:03:26 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Casey Matthews (hip) was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve due to a hip injury Sunday, July 26.
Vikings | Mike Wallace impresses at camp
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:50:30 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace was impressive during training camp Sunday, July 26.
Vikings | Blair Walsh receives extension
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:24:14 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh signed a four-year contract extension Sunday, July 26, worth $14 million. The deal includes $5.25 million in guaranteed money.
Vikings | Adrian Peterson happy to be a Viking
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:13:34 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he is happy to be in Minnesota or he wouldn't have reworked his contract.
Vikings | Anthony Barr close to full health
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 10:58:45 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) said he's close to 100% health but may ease himself into training camp. Barr missed some time earlier this offseason because of a knee injury.
Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson talks 2015 season
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 10:44:40 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson feels that this season is his make-or-break season. "I've got a lot to prove. I need to get back to the old me and have fun and not get too serious like I did last year." Patterson also said he believes this offseason is the best he's had so far in his career. He added that he's really been working on his route-running and feels that he's improved a lot.
Vikings | Jabari Price suspended two games
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:19:23 -0700
Minnesota Vikings CB Jabari Price was suspended two games for violating the personal conduct policy.
Vikings | Kyle Rudolph working out
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:07:21 -0700
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has implemented more stretching, flexibility and yoga into his routine this offseason after taking six weeks off when the season ended.
Vikings | More Adrian Peterson terms
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:53:03 -0700
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's restructured deal is worth $42 million with $20 million guaranteed over the next three years. He has base salaries of $11 million, $7.65 million and $11.75 million, while counting $15.65 million, $11 million and $18 million against the salary cap. In 2016, $7 million of his $7.65 million salary is guaranteed for injury. It's guaranteed for skill and cap if on the roster the third day of 2016 league year. He has a $3 million roster bonus due on the third day of 2016 league year and up to a $2 million escalator for rushing yards, playoffs and playoff wins. He has a $6 million roster bonus in 2017 due on the third league day. Peterson is due a $2 million roster bonus on July 28, and his $11 million base salary this year is fully guaranteed for skill, injury, cap.
Vikings | No extension talk with Harrison Smith yet
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:33:56 -0700
Minnesota Vikings FS Harrison Smith will not be a candidate for a contract extension until next offseason. Smith is under contract for next season because the fifth-year option in his contract was exercised.
Vikings | Brian Robison's status uncertain
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:20:02 -0700
Minnesota Vikings DE Brian Robison (pectoral) may not be able to fully participate when training camp starts since he is still recovering from a pectoral injury he suffered during the offseason.
Vikings | Sharrif Floyd making progress
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:10:18 -0700
Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd has lost some weight this offseason and has shown a lot of progress in his development during offseason workouts.