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Weekend web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings add CB Mackensie Alexander on Friday, but add ... The Minnesota Vikings added just one player -- cornerback Mackensie Alexander -- to the roster on Day 2 of the 2016 draft, but cut a deal that will give them a ... Grade The Trade: Vikings Trade With Miami Rick Spielman and the Minnesota Vikings passed on nose tackle Andrew Billings once, twice, and then...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings enter final day of draft with 6 picks

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings head into the last day of the NFL draft armed with six picks in the final four rounds. The Vikings have a fourth-rounder, a fifth-rounder and two picks each in the sixth and seventh rounds on Saturday. Vikings GM Rick Spielman says the excess picks give him the ability to try to trade up if he sees a player available that the team...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Vikings steal Mackensie Alexander

With the 54th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Mackensie Alexander, cornerback from Clemson. Alexander was thought by many to be drafted in the first round because of the way he handled himself during the NFL combine earlier this year. Alexander stands at 5’10” tall and weighs 190 pounds but plays with a tough fierceness that most assuredly caught...
Via cover32
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mackensie Alexander, New Minnesota DB Introduces Himself To Vikings Fans

Mackensie Alexander was drafted #54 overall to the Minnesota Vikings. Listen as Alexander introduces himself to the Vikings' fans, tells them what they can expect from him, who inspires him, and which current NFL players he compares himself to. Thanks to our friends at 120 Sports for the assistance with this video.
Via ACC Digital Network
12 hours ago

Vikings select Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander in 2nd round of NFL Draft

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have drafted Clemson defensive back Mackensie Alexander with the 54th overall pick in the second round on Friday.The 5-foot-10 Alexander played cornerback at Clemson. He comes to a team coached by Mike Zimmer, who has long had a reputation for developing cornerbacks. He left school after his redshirt sophomore season in which he helped...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Laquon Treadwell To Wear No. 11 With The Vikings

Former Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was selected No. 23 overall by the Minnesota Vikings during the first round of the NFL Draft. It’s a great fit for the former Rebel, and he’ll be a big weapon for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.  On Friday, the Vikings announced that Treadwell will wear No. 11 in Minnesota.  .@successfulquon will wear #11 for the #Vikings! pic...
Via College Spun
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Revitalize Offense: Laquon Treadwell Profile

The Minnesota Vikings have officially selected wide receiver Laquon Treadwell with the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Treadwell was an electrifying talent at the University of Ole Miss and will now bring his abilities to Minnesota. AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft: Recapping round one of 2016 NFL Draft: Five surprises from the first round Fantasy Football: Ten NFL Draft sleepers...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings select wide receiver Laquon Treadwell

That worked out well. Although four wide receivers were selected before the Minnesota Vikings picked 23rd overall, they were still able to nab Laquon Treadwell from Ole Miss. He was the top choice for Minnesota in many mock drafts. Welcome to the #Vikings family, @SuccessfulQuon! pic.twitter.com/XKnHd0YHsG — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) April 29, 2016 Vikings general manager...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Select Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell With No. 23 Pick

Teddy Bridgewater has a new offensive weapon. The Minnesota Vikings took former Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell in the NFL Draft’s first round.  Round: 1 Pick: 23 Selection: Minnesota Vikings select Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell.  With the #23 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @Vikings select WR Laquon Treadwell! pic.twitter.com/DYwjm3sQHw — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Minnesota Vikings 1st Round Selection of the 2016 NFL Draft

Player Selected: Laquon Treadwell WR, Ole Miss Initial Reaction: Vikings and Teddy get their big receiver they have needed and at great value. His 40 time hurt his stock but they don’t need a speed demon at this point. Will be the perfect possession receiver they need. Disclaimer: I agree you can’t grade a player before they even put a jersey on, but what fun would that be...
Via DraftSeason
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top five players in Minnesota Vikings history

The Minnesota Vikings became one of the many new expansion teams to join the NFL in 1960 and almost immediately found a ton of success in the league. They played in four Super Bowls from 1969-1977 and had one of the most dominant defenses in the NFL. They have gone on to have success, but nothing like they did in their first two decades of existence. However, in their 50-plus year...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: First Round Final Take

The 2016 NFL Draft is almost upon us and the Minnesota Vikings have a few options sitting at 23. The consensus pick is a Wide Receiver, but let’s also take a look at a few other options…   Minnesota Vikings pick 23rd in the first round and the night is shaking up to be a big one. WR Josh Doctson (TCU)  is the fan  favorite selection, but I forsee Docston being taken somewhere...

Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft: Final Edition

The day is almost here – the Super Bowl for every NFL team that didn’t make the Super Bowl. Thursday marks the start of the 2016 NFL Draft. Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman held his pre-draft press conference yesterday at Winter Park in Eden Prairie to shed some light on the team’s draft strategy for this weekend. There is a possibility for a trade in the first...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings considering Robert Nkemdiche in Round 1

The Minnesota Vikings are considering drafting former Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche with the No. 23 pick in the first round of tomorrow’s NFL Draft, according to draft insider Tony Pauline. This is certainly an interesting development, as the Vikings currently have both Sharrif Floyd and Linval Joseph manning defensive tackle, and both have done well enough under coach...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Past Vikings 1st Round Draft Picks | Who I Wanted … Who We Took

It’s Draft Day eve and there is an excitement and buzz in the air.  Most fans have their first round want lists honed down to a few certain names.  I was pondering that this morning, and it got me thinking to past Vikings Drafts and who I wanted at the time, and who we ended up taking. I thought it’d be real fun to look back at some past Drafts and see who I wanted vs. who...
Via DraftSeason
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spielman says Vikings 'not honed in on' first-round receiver in NFL Draft

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings spent much of free agency shoring up some of the team's biggest weaknesses on the offensive line and at linebacker and safety.The one area of need they didn't address in free agency was at receiver, leading to mock drafts all over predicting that they will grab one with the 23rd overall draft pick in the first round on Thursday night.General...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings 3 round mock draft

The Minnesota Vikings have eight picks as of right now heading into the 2016 NFL Draft, which will take place on Thursday.  This is the place where the Vikings have built most of their team and will look to patch up the few holes that remain. 23rd overall selection: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU The Vikings biggest flaw is probably their passing game, as they are one of the few teams that...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph is ‘back to 100 percent’

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph says he is “almost 100 percent” after missing the final four games of the 2015-16 regular season with a turf toe injury. Turf toe, medically known as a metatarsophalangeal joint sprain, usually takes two to three weeks to heal, though proper treatment can be difficult. Despite tedious treatment, Joseph said this week he is,...
Via EndZoneScore
6 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs got a new hobby after he 'almost burned house down'

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs showed plenty of promise in his first NFL season. After riding the bench for the first three games of the 2015 campaign, the Maryland alum made his debut in Week 4 and proceeded to set an NFL record by becoming the first rookie wide receiver in NFL history to record at least 87 yards in each of his first four NFL games.But Diggs' performance...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium doesn’t want ‘flea market’ look like Colts have with Lucas Oil Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota is scheduled to be finished around July of this year, in time for the Minnesota Vikings to move in for the 2016 season. With construction about 95% done, the focus on construction is now on the little things and most notably, the inside of the stadium. The Star Tribune is reporting the focus has turned to things such as concessions signs...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Allen signs one-day contract, retires with the Minnesota Vikings

It was fitting that most of Jared Allen’s success in the NFL came as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. After all, the future Hall of Fame defensive end played like a viking for the vast majority of his career, continually dominating opposing offensive linemen with pure strength that resembled the team’s namesake. After an amazing 12-year career that saw him record 136 sacks...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

When did the Minnesota Vikings become a WWE talent factory?

Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar both had brief cups of coffee with the Minnesota Vikings before becoming superstars in the wrestling ring, and now another former Viking could be making a name for himself in the square ring rather than on the football field. Babatunde Aiyegbusi was cut during Vikings training camp last season after coming over to the US to pursue an NFL career post...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings DT files suit against police for excessive use of force

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson has filed a lawsuit in U.S District Court in Minneapolis against two police officers from the city he accused of using excessive force against him in connection with Johnson’s arrest in October of 2014. Johnson accused off-duty officers John LaLuzerne and Patrick McCarver of unreasonable seizure, false arrest and use of excessive...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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