VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bridgewater resumes throwing as Vikings add QB depth

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has resumed throwing with his sore shoulder.Coach Mike Zimmer has kept up his silence about Bridgewater's status.Bridgewater threw a few dozen short and medium-length passes in practice Tuesday, for the first time in front of reporters in a week. He didn't play in the preseason game at Seattle, and Zimmer has refused...
Via Associated Press
28 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Long Shots Are Just That...Long Shots

Every team enters training camp with quite a few players considered long shots to make the team. With just a few realistic roster spots open, the Minnesota Vikings have more than most teams.
Via Vikings Journal
40 minutes ago

Teddy Bridgewater spotted throwing passes at practice today

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater‘s reported shoulder issue may be overblown. He was seen today via the official Vikings Snapchat account throwing a pass wide receiver Charles Johnson on the practice field. @BMileskiKFAN I can confirm pic.twitter.com/IWWsAY0eku — Bryce Wainio (@Bryce_Wainio) August 23, 2016 Bridgewater sat out Thursday’s preseason game versus...
Via EndZoneScore
1 hour ago

Charles Johnson, Vikings Receivers Reconnect with Teddy Bridgewater

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Charles Johnson enjoyed a certain degree of familiarity when he caught passes Tuesday. Teddy Bridgewater was back in the mix after not playing in Thursday’s preseason game an...
Via Vikings.com
2 hours ago

Tony Dungy: Rooted in Minnesota Vikings History

Lost in Tony Dungy’s time with the Indianapolis Colts with Peyton Manning and all of his Hall of Fame statistics, are roots deeply embedded in Minnesota Vikings history. This past week Tony Dungy was just enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and it brought to light many of his connections to Minnesota and the […] Tony Dungy: Rooted in Minnesota Vikings History - The Viking...
Via The Viking Age
4 hours ago

Vikings say U.S. Bank Stadium will be louder than Metrodome

The Metrodome was one of the loudest stadiums to ever host an NFL game. The Minnesota Vikings believe their new home—the recently completed U.S. Bank Stadium—will be louder. “The Vikings say the clear plastic material that HKS used on the roof — a polymer called ETFE — is more acoustically reflective than the Metrodome’s Teflon roof, meaning the successor to one of...
Via The Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Rhett Ellison return creates some intrigue

The Minnesota Vikings have activated tight end Rhett Ellison off the PUP list with two preseason games left to go. Rhett Ellison will get his chance to show the Vikings he deserves to stick around as their do-everything tight end. Tuesday the Vikings officially welcomed Ellison back by activating him off the PUP list. Ellison […] Minnesota Vikings: Rhett Ellison return creates...
Via The Viking Age
9 hours ago

Vikings Activate TE Rhett Ellison

Eden Prairie, MN (August 23, 2016) – The Vikings announced that TE Rhett Ellison has been removed from the Physically Unable to Perform list and activated to the active roster. The active roster s...
Via Vikings.com
9 hours ago

Vikings Village to offer longhouse at U.S. Bank Stadium

Minnesota Vikings fans hoping to interact and tailgate before games at U.S. Bank Stadium will have a longhouse and family activities at their disposal. One of the biggest concerns for fans of the Minnesota Vikings leading up to the grand opening of U.S. Bank Stadium for the 2016 NFL season is the availability of areas […] Vikings Village to offer longhouse at U.S. Bank Stadium...
Via The Viking Age
9 hours ago

Transcript: Zimmer Addressed the Media Tuesday

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer   Congrats to Sid Hartman on his Media Entrance over at the new stadium, that’s a great honor. Sid’s been a good friend of ours for a long time. We wish him continue...
Via Vikings.com
11 hours ago

Terence Newman taking Moritz Bohringer under his wing

Terence Newman is a 37-year-old cornerback who has played in 190 NFL games, making him the Vikings’ most experienced player. Moritz Bohringer is a 22-year-old wide receiver who was drafted this year having played only in a German football league, making him the Vikings’ least experienced player. So Newman has decided to take Bohringer under…
Via Pro Football Talk
14 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings sign quarterback Brad Sorensen

The Minnesota Vikings signed fourth-year quarterback Brad Sorensen on Saturday, reports NFL.com. The move comes two days after Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater sat out the team’s second preseason game versus the Seattle Seahawks with a sore shoulder. The signing of Sorensen is an interesting turn of events given Bridgewater’s shoulder soreness. Are the Vikings not confident...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago

Grading the Minnesota Vikings D/ST Position Groups

Autumn is upon us, which signifies the return of football and the end of summer break for students. As a unit last year, the Minnesota Vikings defense would have easily brought home a report card that any parent would gladly display on their refrigerator. Head coach Mike Zimmer and defensive coordinator George Edwards took an extremely talented and versatile group and turned them...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Zimmer says he has 'no concern' about Teddy Bridgewater

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he has "no concern" about quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, after holding him out of the second preseason game as an injury precaution. Zimmer said Saturday that Bridgewater could have played Thursday at Seattle, but the coach decided to keep him out. Zimmer refused to characterize Bridgewater's condition, but ESPN.com...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Hill surprised by starting nod in Vikings preseason gameAug 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Shaun Hill (13) passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at CenturyLink … Vikings defense finding success through pressureThe Minnesota Vikings gave the Seattle Seahawks offense fits by bringing some heat from different places during Sunday’s...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer on sitting Bridgewater: ‘Because I wanted to’

One of the stranger developments from Thursday's NFL preseason action was when the Minnesota Vikings sent out backup Shaun Hill to start the game against the Seattle Seahawks, not Teddy Bridgewater. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was conspicuously vague with the media Thursday night when asked after the game why he decided to sit Bridgewater in the team’s second preseason game...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Minnesota Vikings

While there are a few obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Minnesota Vikings, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. There are some all-time greats and famed players from other franchises included on this list. We have identified 19 (with some repeats), how many of them can you name? Clue: Years active
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Adrian Peterson finally play in the preseason?

Adrian Peterson has not had a carry in a preseason game in five years, but Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is not ready to rule the veteran out of the remaining exhibition games in 2016 just yet. On Monday, Zimmer told reporters he is going to leave the decision up to Peterson. “I’m going to sit down and talk to him about it and if he wants to play then we’ll discuss...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Vikings most important players

The Minnesota Vikings have an important season coming up, as they try to improve on their division title from last year and first round exit in the NFC Wild Card round.  The Vikings have made improvements in the offseason and here are the five most important players they will look to lead them this season. 1. Adrian Peterson, Running Back It’s no secret that Peterson is one of...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota TV station botches Vikings prediction for 2016

NBC affiliate KARE 11 in Minneapolis, Minn., had us spitting our coffee out on Sunday morning with an epic fail on a Minnesota Vikings poll. Apparently, the people running the poll still think we’re back in the 1950s. As pointed out by Timothy Burke of Deadspin, they asked fans how many of the 12 games this season the Vikings would win. Does this Minneapolis TV station know...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2016 Preview: Minnesota Vikings

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Minnesota Vikings. 2015 in a nutshell: The defense is fantastic and the ageless Adrian Peterson shines again, but quarterback Teddy Bridgewater fails to take a big step forward as the passing game struggles. Still, they finish 11-5, win the NFC...
Via This Given Sunday
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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