VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Projecting the Minnesota Vikings defensive starters

Last week, we took a look at who should be starting the season on the offensive side of the ball for the Vikings for this upcoming season. This week, we’ll be delving into whom will more than likely begin the season as a starter for the Vikings’ defense. A group that truly surprised under defensive minded head coach Mike Zimmer last year, the Vikings’ defense ended the season...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings roster overview: Quarterback

With the majority of roster moves completed over the past three months, the Minnesota Vikings have now turned their focus to OTAs – Offseason Training Activities – to begin the process of determining who can best help this team in its quest to not only repeat as NFC North division champions, but to take the final step(s) needed to reach their ultimate goal: the first Lombardi...
Via cover32
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater on Laquon Treadwell: He’s going to be big for this team

Throughout the NFL Draft process, there were many that thought Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was the best at his position. There were talks that he could be drafted as early as the first ten picks. Obviously, it didn’t go that way as the Minnesota Vikings selected Treadwell with the No. 23 pick. Even though Treadwell hasn’t been around that long, quarterback Teddy...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Sign DT Travis Raciti, Cut RB Brandon Ross

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that they’ve signed DT Travis Raciti and placed RB Brandon Ross on waivers. Raciti, 24, was signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of San Jose State back in May of last year. He was unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason, but was later signed to their practice squad. The Eagles elected to bring Raciti...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What if the Vikings don’t take the next step?

Very few seasons in Minnesota Vikings’ history have created as much positive hype as the 2016 season has so far. The Vikings are fresh off of an unprecedented NFC North division title and it is surprising how upbeat and positive the fan base has been. This is also the Vikings inaugural year in the brand new, visually stunning US Bank Stadium, that is to be a one of a kind...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bold predictions for the Vikings’ offense in 2016

When a writing team predicts the future as often as vikings32 seems to, it gets harder and harder to come up with bold statements let alone bold statements that have a chance to come true. In an attempt to keep our spot on prognosticating going, the vikings32 staff put together some more bold predictions for the Minnesota Vikings’ offense this upcoming season. Not all of our writers...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Minnesota Vikings owner Whitney dies

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota businessman and former Vikings co-owner Wheelock Whitney Jr. has died. He was 89.His son, Ben Whitney, says Wheelock Whitney died Friday at his home in Independence of natural causes.The St. Cloud native was CEO from 1963-1972 of the investment banking firm Dain and Co.Whitney also helped bring major league baseball and hockey to the Twin Cities and was a...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota businessman Wheelock Whitney Jr. dies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota businessman and former Vikings co-owner Wheelock Whitney Jr. has died. He was 89. His son, Ben Whitney, says Wheelock Whitney died Friday at his home in Independence of natural causes. The St. Cloud native was CEO from 1963-1972 of the investment banking firm Dain and Co. Whitney also helped bring major league baseball and hockey to the Twin Cities...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Predicts the Vikings Final 53 Man Roster in May?! Me ….

Tough part about the time between the draft and training camp is keeping your mind occupied on football, even if it is taking a way too early stab at the Vikings final 53 man roster. While it helps fill the void, it also makes for some difficult decisions. You will see that big Philly is missing from the offensive line, while it would be a surprise if he doesn’t make the final...
Via DraftSeason
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Minnesota Vikings may add veteran wide receiver

A pair of veteran wide receivers are still available on the NFL free agent market. While some find it hard to believe either remain without a contract, this is good news for teams still looking to add veteran depth at wide receiver. Both Anquan Boldin and Roddy White have been tied to reports to the Minnesota Vikings, according to Miles Dittberner of Yahoo Sports and cover32. Boldin...
Via EndZoneScore
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater ‘impressed’ with Laquon Treadwell

The Minnesota Vikings selected Laquon Treadwell, arguably the most athletic wide receiver in the draft, with their first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft just a few weeks ago. One player that seems very excited for Treadwell is the man that will be throwing to him: quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Treadwell has only been with the team for a few days and he already seems to be shaping...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings plan for Eagan hits first hurdle

In January, the Minnesota Vikings announced plans to move team offices and practice facilities to a site in Eagan near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Currently, the Vikings hope to make the move from Winter Park in Eden Prairie to the new site in Eagan official by March 2018. The project hit its first delay this month when the Eagan City Council decided to move a...
Via EndZoneScore
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings react to ESPN saying Packers won division last season (pic)

The Minnesota Vikings had an amusing tongue-in-cheek reaction to an ESPN write-up that stated the Green Bay Packers won the NFC North division last season. The Vikings of course knocked the Packers off their division title pedestal with an 11-5 record in Mike Zimmer’s second season as head coach. But a post on Facebook linking to an ESPN article containing Bill Barnwell’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson on Teddy Bridgewater: He reminds me of Tom Brady

Adrian Peterson expects big things from Teddy Bridgewater in the quarterback’s third NFL season, and he is confident the former Louisville star can lead the Minnesota Vikings to a championship. How do we know that? Because Peterson sees some Tom Brady in Bridgewater. On Friday, Peterson told PFT Live that Bridgewater reminds him of Brady because of the young quarterback’s success...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings lock up wide receiver Laquon Treadwell

The Minnesota Vikings have finally signed all eight of their 2016 draft picks. Although wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was the first picked by the team, he was the last to sign. On Thursday, the rookie from Ole Miss agreed to a four-year deal worth $9.93 million. The contract also includes a fifth-round option and a signing bonus of $5.43 million. #Vikings get rookie class under...
Via EndZoneScore
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodgers, Peterson snubbed in Pro Football Focus Top 101

Pro Football Focus released its annual top-101 NFL players list, and there are some shocking players who find themselves on the outside looking in. The guys over at PFF, who we respect immensely for their brutally painstaking work they do, left the likes of Adrian Peterson, NaVorro Bowman and Aaron Rodgers out of their Pro Football Focus Top 101. Here is their list of the top guys...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Minnesota Vikings actually “win everything” in 2016?

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson feels as though his team has a “good chance” to “win everything” this year, which is something you’d expect to hear from a tenacious athlete like Peterson. That said, he isn’t crazy. Could the Vikings — who haven’t won a playoff game since 2009 — be on the cusp? It’s possible. Minnesota, with its talented young quarterback...
Via This Given Sunday
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Storylines And Talent: Why The Vikings Are A Team To Watch

Storylines are the lifeblood of news in today's scial media-driven world. They drive news cycles, promote interest in a team, sell merchandise and even humanize players that can be aloof and uninterested in giving quote-filled interviews.The Minnesota Vikings are a team that has largely been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons for more than a decade. The Love Boat incident...
Via The Sports Quotient
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings rookies take hilarious 1980s-style yearbook photos

The Minnesota Vikings had a little fun with rookie picture day this year. Instead of your standard-issue rookie photo shoot, the Vikings spiced up their new players’ mug shots with a background reminiscent of the 1980s. School photos were on the agenda for the #Vikings rookies on their first day of class.
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings draft picks take hilarious ‘school photos’

The Minnesota Vikings draft picks were the subject of a creative approach when the PR department came up with a hilarious idea for featuring their new rookies. They took them back to school. Check out the entire collection here. Some of the incoming rookies were a little more into their roles than others, but overall we’ll give this class a B+. Minnesota’s haul during...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: Vikings 'have a good chance to win it this year'

The Minnesota Vikings have been on a climb ever since the 2013 season in which they finished 5-10-1. They went 7-9 in 2014, and last season, the team improved to 11-5, and lost in the Wild Card round to the Seattle Seahawks after a missed Blair Walsh field goal. This season, there’s plenty of room for optimism, but nobody might be more optimistic than running back Adrian Peterson...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer’s media film sessions might be worth copying by other NFL coaches

The NFL is a league that’s often heavily-reliant on secrecy, as we’ve seen with controversies around videotaping and signal-stealing, and that frequently extends to players and coaches’ interactions with the media too. The general belief is that information can be used against you, which is why coaches and players are often reluctant to discuss specific playcalls or schemes...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince once recorded ‘Purple and Gold’ fight song for Vikings

The death of music legend Prince at the age of 57 on Thursday threw the entire world for a loop. His tragic passing left a void in the lives of his millions of fans. Prince was the latest in a long line of legendary musicians to have passed away over the past 18 months. This list includes the likes of David Bowie, B.B. King, Scott Weiland, Cory Wells, Percy Sledge, Merle Haggard...
Via Sportsnaut
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson reflects upon his recent past on Instagram

It has almost been one year ago to the day that Adrian Peterson was reinstated by the NFL after his entire 2014 campaign was derailed when child abuse charges were filed against him in September of that year, a development that ultimately and effectively ended his season. Peterson's decision to take to social media to reflect upon things probably is no coincidence. The Minnesota...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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