Vikings | Adrian Peterson confused by doubters
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:07:59 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he perplexed by those who question whether or not he can bounce back in 2017.
Vikings | Minnesota believes in Laquon Treadwell
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:40:18 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell has the skill set and determination to succeed, according to general manager Rick Spielman, and Spielman said he believes in his heart Treadwell will be a good player for the franchise.
Vikings | MIN had not talked with Alterraun Verner
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:34:51 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have not reached out to free-agent CB Alterraun Verner (Buccaneers) at this point. The Vikings had interest in Verner the last time he was available in free agency.
Vikings | Chad Greenway may make decision soon
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:14:13 -0800
Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway is expected to decide on his playing future before the start of free agency, according to general manager Rick Spielman.
Vikings | Minny may be open to Matt Kalil reunion
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:11:37 -0800
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman indicated the team may be open to re-signing impending free-agent OT Matt Kalil this offseason.
Vikings | No talks between Vikings, Adrian Peterson
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:10:26 -0800
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he has not talked with RB Adrian Peterson at this point but will not make a decision on Peterson's contract until he talks with him and his agent. Spielman said the team will make a decision before the start of free agency.
Vikings | Minnesota undecided on Adrian Peterson
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:38:37 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's future with the Vikings is still in limbo. General manager Rick Spielman said Minnesota hasn't yet made a decision on their running back, but it's unlikely that Peterson remains a Viking if he's not willing to take a big pay cut. He is due $18 million next season.
Vikings | No timetable for Teddy Bridgewater
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:23:12 -0800
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) still has no timetable for his return, according to general manager Rick Spielman. Spielman added that it would be "unfair" to give Bridgewater an ultimatum after suffering multiple serious injuries. Bridgewater is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a dislocated knee.
Vikings | Minnesota adds to coaching staff
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:57:07 -0800
Former Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell and former Cleveland Browns assistant strength and conditioning coach Derik Keyes were hired by the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, Feb. 23. Keyes will serve in the same role, while Hazell will serve as wide receivers coach.
Vikings | Sam Bradford took care of the ball in 2016
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:34:42 -0800
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford totaled six touchdown passes over the final two weeks of the season - a total that surpassed the number of interceptions he threw all season (five).
Vikings | Kyle Rudolph was NFL's most-targeted TE
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:46:47 -0800
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph led all tight ends this past season with 132 targets, converting that into career highs in receptions (83) and yards (840). He also registered seven receiving touchdowns.
Vikings | K'Waun Williams to visit Vikings
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:32:40 -0800
Free-agent CB K'Waun Williams (Bears) is scheduled to visit the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Vikings | Offseason 'critical' for Laquon Treadwell
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:11:13 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell was dogged by lower-body injuries all year long and finished his rookie season with only one catch for 15 yards. Nevertheless, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is hopeful the receiver can eventually prove he was worth the No. 23 overall pick last spring. (Treadwell) is going to be like any young player that's going from year one to year two. This is going to be an offseason that is very critical. … He came in and kind of had little nagging things that kind of kept him from full-time early. … He did well when he got in the game, he didn't get targeted often, but he blocked well and he competed. That's really the starting point for any young player," Shurmur said.
Vikings | Minnesota may look at Kelvin Beachum
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:36:56 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars impending free-agent OT Kelvin Beachum could receive interest from the Minnesota Vikings during free agency.
Vikings | Pat Shurmur focused on running game
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:55:47 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RBs Adrian Peterson and/or Jerick McKinnon could see increased usage in 2017 with offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Shurmur wants to improve the offense as a whole, but he said the key and focal point of the offense will be to do a better job in the running game.
Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater working to return
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:44:15 -0800
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is "grinding" and doing all types of drills as part of his rehab from his knee injury, according to WR Charles Johnson.
Vikings | Zach Line nearing return
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:39:16 -0800
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent FB Zach Line (hip) said he is ready to start training next week and plans to "hit the ground running" following hip surgery.
Vikings | Adam Thielen to give hometown discount?
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:33:57 -0800
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent WR Adam Thielen said there is "something special" about playing for one franchise, and he hopes to stay with Minnesota if he receives an offer in his "ballpark."
Vikings | Zach Line had surgery
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:22:06 -0800
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent FB Zach Line (hip) underwent hip surgery this offseason and should be off crutches soon.
Vikings | Minnesota adds Darrell Hazel to staff
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:12:25 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings are expected to name Darrell Hazel as their wide receivers coach, according to sources.
Vikings | Captain Munnerlyn likely to walk
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:15:49 -0800
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent CB Captain Munnerlyn is unlikely to return to the Vikings.
Vikings | Xavier Rhodes talks coming
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:13:30 -0800
Minnesota Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes will discuss a contract extension with the team this offseason. Rhodes is entering the final year of his rookie contract.
Vikings | Vikings release two offensive linemen
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:40:24 -0800
Minnesota Vikings OGs Mike X. Harris and Brandon Fusco were released by the team Friday, Feb. 10.
Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson wants the ball
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 17:32:45 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson said his future in Minnesota depends on how he will be used. "I need to know if I'm going to play or not," Patterson said. "If not, I'll take my talents elsewhere. If they want me back, they'll make a deal and get me back."
Vikings | Adrian Peterson's future being analyzed
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 20:08:08 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's future with the team won't be decided until some "tough analysis" is performed, according to president Mark Wilf.
Vikings | Kyle Rudolph pleased with 2016 season
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:20:10 -0800
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said his play in 2016 is more up to his standards and expects to post similar stats moving forward. "I talked about how my first five years were kind of disappointing to me, in terms of my standards," Rudolph said. "This season was more along the lines of what I expect for myself, and what I expect moving forward, to kind of be a springboard and a baseline for the rest of my career." Rudolph finished the 2016 season with 83 receptions for 840 yards and seven touchdowns.
Vikings | Brandon Fusco could be released
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:17:09 -0800
Minnesota Vikings OG Brandon Fusco may be a candidate to be released this offseason because the team would save $3.2 million in salary cap space if he is cut.
Vikings | Matt Kalil may return to Vikings
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:01:02 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings may be open to re-signing impending free-agent OT Matt Kalil this offseason since there may not be great tackle options for them in free agency, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Ben Goessling.
Vikings | Kyle Rudolph busy in 2016
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:16:54 -0800
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph ran routes on 58 percent of his snaps and was targeted on a career-high 23.7 percent of his routes last season, according to ESPN Stats and Information.
Vikings | Nick Easton may compete for starting job
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 12:01:14 -0800
Minnesota Vikings C Nick Easton is expected to compete for the starting center job during training camp.
Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater likely to miss 2017 season
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:15:04 -0800
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is expected to miss the entire 2017 season to continue his comeback from the torn ACL and dislocated knee he suffered during training camp last summer, according to a team source, which suggested the "shortest recovery" time for a player with Bridgewater's injuries is 19 months.
Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson enjoyed new offense
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:17:42 -0800
Impending free-agent WR Cordarrelle Patterson told NFL.com's Conor Orr that he liked the way the offense evolved in the second half of the season under Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Patterson saw 46 targets over the nine games Shurmur was calling the plays as opposed to 24 targets for the first seven contests under former offensive coordinator Norv Turner.
Vikings | Minnesota hires Kennedy Polamalu
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:24:05 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have hired former UCLA offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu as their new running backs coach.
Vikings | Kevin Stefanski to be QBs coach
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:21:36 -0800
Minnesota Vikings running backs coach Kevin Stefanski has been named the team's quarterbacks coach for 2017.
Vikings | Pat Shurmur will continue to be OC
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:17:43 -0800
Minnesota Vikings interim offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been named the team's permanent offense coordinator.
Vikings | Minnesota hires Clancy Barone
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:56:54 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have hired former Denver Broncos offensive line coach Clancy Barone as their new tight ends coach.
Vikings | Adam Thielen to be restricted FA
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:48:19 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen will be a restricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.
Vikings | Matt Asiata will be free agent
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:38:58 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.
Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater's option likely exercised
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:38:15 -0800
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is likely to have his fifth-year option picked up for the 2018 season. Bridgewater is under contract for $2.18 million for 2017, and the 2018 option could be worth more than $11 million. However, it would give the team a full year to assess him after his major knee injury.
Vikings | Scott Turner let go
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:38:06 -0800
Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach Scott Turner was fired Monday, Jan.9, according to a source.
Vikings | Sam Bradford should start in 2017
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:53:40 -0800
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford has earned the right to be the starting quarterback of the Vikings, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Vikings | Minnesota signs three players
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:36:20 -0800
Minnesota Vikings OT Reid Fragel, PK Marshall Koehn and P Taylor Symmank were signed to Reserve/Futures deals Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Vikings | Many players signed by Vikings
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 12:18:04 -0800
Minnesota Vikings DT Sterling Bailey, WR Moritz Bohringer, TE Kyle Carter, WR Cayleb Jones, OT Marquis Lucas, CB Tre Roberson, RB Bishop Sankey, S Cedric Thompson and OT Austin Shepherd were signed to Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Jan. 2.
Vikings | Sam Bradford finishes career year
Sun, 01 Jan 2017 21:20:57 -0800
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford completed 25 of his 33 pass attempts for 250 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears. He finished with a 71.6 percent completion rate to set the NFL single-season record. He also established career bests for yards (3,877), interception percentage (0.9) and passer rating (99.3).