VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Minnesota Vikings to meet with agent of Adrian Peterson to discuss future

We are just under two weeks from the official start of the 2017 NFL League Year. On March 9, teams will be able to officially sign upcoming free agents and begin to use their available cap space to fill their rosters. One of the most intriguing players to watch in the new league year is Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson. Peterson’s future has been left completely...
Via EndZoneScore
38 minutes ago

Minnesota Vikings’ 2017 NFL Draft Picks (Somewhat) Finalized

With the announcement of compensatory picks, we know where all eight of the purple’s picks now lie. Almost. On Friday, the National Football League announced the 32 compensatory picks that they were doling out to bring the 2017 NFL Draft to 256 253 overall selections (three teams have lost picks for various infractions). As usual, the Minnesota Vikings received no compensatory...
Via The Daily Norseman
12 hours ago

Rick Spielman’s draft history with the Vikings: By the numbers

How have the Minnesota Vikings fared with draft selections since their current general manager joined the franchise back in 2006? In about two months, the Minnesota Vikings and 31 other NFL teams will be making their selections in the 2017 NFL Draft. As of right now, the Vikings will not be making their first pick […] Rick Spielman’s draft history with the Vikings: By the numbers...
Via The Viking Age
15 hours ago

Vikings set to meet with Adrian Peterson’s agent next week

The Minnesota Vikings have an $18 million decision to make between now and the middle of March. It’s somewhat of a potentially dramatic decision that could involve parting ways with one of the best players in franchise history, Adrian Peterson.Coming off a 2016 campaign that saw him play just three games due to myriad of injuries, Peterson is set to collect $18 million for the...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

RickSpeak, Starring Vikings GM Rick Spielman

Chris Spielman's brother held court with the local media on Thursday. Let's break down what he said. The art of deception and lying is one that takes years to master and perfect. Some people never do, and you can tell the second they open their grocery hole they're a terrible liar. Some people are okay at it, and can tell a little white lie, maybe, but not a big one. And some people...
Via The Daily Norseman
21 hours ago

Zimmer Focused on Winning Battles Inside 5-Yard Line

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. —Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer and his staff have been hard at work over the past few weeks identifying areas to improve on from the 2016 season. They haven’t had to look hard...
Via Vikings.com
1 day ago

Minnesota Vikings GM has done studies on drafting offensive linemen

Drafting offensive linemen at the NFL level can be a real challenge, and Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman is getting his research done. When selecting players at the NFL Draft, very few players can be considered “can’t-miss” prospects. Many players who receive that moniker sometimes fail to reach expectations as well, making it hard […] Minnesota Vikings GM...
Via The Viking Age
1 day ago

Vikings GM would trade for Sam Bradford again in a ‘minisecond’

Minisecond isn’t actually a unit of time. Though, it can tell us what someone might feel about something. At least, that’s what Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman would like us to believe.In talking about his team’s quarterback situation, Spielman doubled down on last summer’s trade for then Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford, indicating clearly that...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN: Peterson, Vikings Haven’t Talked Contract

Ben Goessling is reporting that the two sides have not discussed the running back’s deal. In a post that I did here a few days ago, I stated that I thought it was a foregone conclusion that the Minnesota Vikings and running back Adrian Peterson had already started discussing Peterson’s contract for the 2017 season. Peterson’s base salary of $11.75 million has to be picked up...
Via The Daily Norseman
1 day ago

Vikings’ Brian Robison not a fan of football ‘analysis sites’

The Minnesota Vikings defensive end recently took to social media to express how he feels certain football websites cannot fully evaluate a player’s performance. In this day and age, talking about football seems to go way beyond the simple box score. Thanks to websites like Pro Football Focus and Football Outsiders, a vast array of […] Vikings’ Brian Robison not a fan of football...
Via The Viking Age
1 day ago

Ex-Purdue coach Hazell joins Vikings as WRs coach

  EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have hired former Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell as their wide receivers coach. Hazell's deal was finalized Thursday along with the staff for 2017 under head coach Mike Zimmer. This will be Hazell's 31st year as a coach, his first in the NFL except for an internship with the Oakland Raiders in 1998. Hazell was fired in his fourth...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM says Adrian Peterson's status not yet decided

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says Adrian Peterson's status has not been decided, two weeks before the deadline for exercising an option on the running back's contract that would cost the club $18 million in 2017. Spielman addressed reporters Thursday for the first time since the Vikings finished 8-8 after a 5-0 start in 2016. He said...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 Things to Know About Vikings WR Coach Darrell Hazell

The Vikings announced they have hired Darrell Hazell as the team’s new wide receivers coach. Hazell brings to Minnesota a long football resume, both as a player and as a coach. Hazell played wide ...
Via Vikings.com
1 day ago

Governor taps former judge to sort out Vikings suite situation

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tapped former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz to be interim chairwoman of the state's embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium on Thursday, installing a fresh face to lead a board that's been wracked by ethical questions surrounding the use of luxury suites for friends and family. Blatz will replace...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM won’t commit to Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson is under contract with the Minnesota Vikings through the 2017 season, but the team has not yet committed to bringing him back.Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was noncommittal when asked about Peterson on Thursday. There’s a good chance Peterson has played his last snap in Minnesota. He is due to count $18 million against the salary cap next season, and that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Add Darrell Hazell, Derik Keyes To Coaching Staff

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings on Thursday announced the hiring of Darrell Hazell as receivers coach and of Derick Keyes as an assistant strength and conditioning assistant. Hazell was most rec...
Via Vikings.com
1 day ago

Mike Zimmer: Maybe I didn’t do enough last offseason

The Vikings slipped from a division title in 2015 and 5-0 start to the 2016 season to an 8-8 finish that left them outside of the postseason. That’s left coach Mike Zimmer and the rest of his staff with a clear goal for the 2017 season and the coach said in an interview with the…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Pat Shurmur expects big second-year leap from Laquon Treadwell

Laquon Treadwell is a name that got lost in the shuffle of the 2016 season after he was drafted in the first round, 23rd overall, by the Vikings.Treadwell caught one pass, the fewest among the 13 receivers drafted in the top 125. Injuries limited the 6’2″, 221-pounder from Mississippi to nine games and one start.Pat Shurmur, who is heading into his first full season as the Vikings’...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson raises eyebrows with tweet about Giants

Adrian Peterson probably raised a few eyebrows Wednesday evening by shooting off an arguably cryptic tweet about the New York Giants.The Minnesota Vikings running back took to social media to muse upon the “interesting moves” the Giants have been making this offseason. Peterson, 31, is unlikely at this stage to return to the Vikings next season, at least with the current $18...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Stats the Minnesota Vikings Need to Improve On

The Minnesota Vikings started the 2016 season incredibly strong, winning five consecutive games to begin the season before winning just three of their remaining eleven to finish the season a paltry 8-8. There were many reasons behind their collapse, but three stats in particular paint a picture of the issues that must be resolved during the offseason if the Vikings have any hope...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson believes he is still best running back in NFL

Adrian Peterson will turn 32 next month, but his confidence remains as high as ever.Peterson joined the NFL Network during Super Bowl week, and he was asked about his future in the league. While he remains unsure if the Minnesota Vikings will want him back because of his $18 million salary cap number in 2017, he still feels there is no better running back in the NFL.“Going out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick second guessing decision to retire

Michael Vick is retired from the NFL. But while the ink on his retirement papers is barely dry, he’s already second guessing his decision.Vick spoke on Monday and stated that while he began instantly second guessing his decision, the heroics of Tom Brady in Super Bowl LI have him thinking even more.“As soon as I made the announcement, I wanted to come back out of retirement,”...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings co-owner: We will do ‘tough analysis’ on Adrian Peterson

The future of Adrian Peterson will be one of the most interesting stories of the offseason.Peterson is due to make nearly $18 million next season. The Minnesota Vikings are highly unlikely to pay him that type of money and could try to renegotiate his deal, or they could let him walk in free agency.Either way, Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf says the team will have to do a “tough analysis”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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