VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Adrian Peterson reiterates that he wants to remain with Vikings in 2017

The status of the Vikings running back seems to be up in the air, but he stated again on Thursday that he would like to remain in purple next season. Behind all of the headlines falsely stating that current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wants to leave the team and play elsewhere in 2017, […] Adrian Peterson reiterates that he wants to remain with Vikings in 2017...
Via The Viking Age
5 hours ago

Vikings fan denied Legacy Brick that featured a Randy Moss phrase

A Minnesota Vikings fan trying to get a Legacy Brick inscribed with the phrase, “Str8 $ Homie,” outside of U.S. Bank Stadium was recently denied his request. The opening of U.S. Bank Stadium in 2016 will likely go down as one of the most memorable moments in Minnesota sports history. This state of the art […] Vikings fan denied Legacy Brick that featured a Randy Moss phrase...
Via The Viking Age
7 hours ago

ESPN's Seifert on Bradford, Vikings Strong Defense & Offseason Priorities

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Kevin Seifert thinks the Vikings are in good hands with quarterback Sam Bradford. The ESPN.com writer recently sat down with Mike Wobschall of Vikings.com to talk about a var...
Via Vikings.com
7 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings reportedly hire Clancy Barone as tight ends coach

The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly added another offensive minded coach, grabbing former Broncos offensive line coach Clancy Barone to work with tight ends. The NFL offseason is in full swing for many teams, and that means there will be changes all over the place. From the management and coaching staff all the way to the players, […] Minnesota Vikings reportedly hire Clancy...
Via The Viking Age
10 hours ago

Lunchbreak: Vikings Front 7 Ranked 6th in NFL

The Vikings defensive line and linebackers make up the front seven of Minnesota’s defense. They work together to stop the run and get after the quarterback.  Minnesota’s front seven was recently r...
Via Vikings.com
11 hours ago

Season Rewind: Secondary's Success was Group Effort in 2016

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings lined up four former first-round picks in the secondary in 2016, a number no other position group could compete with. The top-tier talent was evident as Minnesota...
Via Vikings.com
14 hours ago

Chad Greenway not sure if he or Adrian Peterson will be back next year

Chad Greenway has gone to work every day the last 10 years with Adrian Peterson. And he’s not sure if either one of them will be back with the Vikings next year. The veteran linebacker told Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune he wasn’t sure about his own status (after playing out a one-year contract he…
Via Pro Football Talk
14 hours ago

When Xavier Met Matthew

The Vikings’ star bumped into a big Hollywood type in New York on Wednesday. Kudos to the folks at The Vikings Wire for finding this picture first. Have we mentioned that it’s the offseason yet? Because if we haven’t, it’s totally the offseason right now. Apparently, Minnesota Vikings’ cornerback Xavier Rhodes was hanging out at the SiriusXM studios in New York on Wednesday...
Via The Daily Norseman
20 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings should do whatever possible to keep Adrian Peterson in 2017

No, this is not a fan having issues letting go. This is not some sentimental plea to keep a star player with his current team for the rest of his career. At this point, Adrian Peterson wants a championship and all the work he has put into helping the Minnesota Vikings should not go to waste. This season showed that the Vikings are just a couple of pieces away from hoisting the Lombardi...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago

NFL.com Names Xavier Rhodes League’s Best Corner

Another dispatch from the “Things We Already Knew” Department Of all of the pieces of a young, talented Minnesota Vikings defense, perhaps none are more exciting than cornerback Xavier Rhodes. Rhodes has always been considered a cornerback on the rise, but he really put it all together in 2016. According to NFL.com, Rhodes is no longer “on the rise.” By their measure, he...
Via The Daily Norseman
1 day ago

Pro Football Focus Gives Vikings’ Front Seven High Marks

Not surprisingly, the Vikings’ defense received some high praise from the analytics site. We know that the Minnesota Vikings’ defense is among the best in the National Football League, and the folks at Pro Football Focus have provided us with some numbers to back that assertion up. PFF has released their rankings of the “front sevens” across the National Football League...
Via The Daily Norseman
1 day ago

Vikings 7 Round 2017 NFL Mock Draft | January Edition

The January edition of the Vikings 7 round NFL Mock has a few surprises which include a 3rd round running back with a past and three offensive lineman within their first four picks. But when all is said and done it comes together nicely adding plenty of depth and talent along both lines and a flier at safety in round 7. Round 2 – Roderick Johnson OT, FSU This is going to be an...
Via DraftSeason
2 days ago

Mike Zimmer still unsure when Teddy Bridgewater will be able to return

As far as we know, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater continues to rehab after suffering a serious knee injury. Though Bridgewater suffered the injury back in August, though, coach Mike Zimmer remains unsure when he’ll have his quarterback available again. “We don’t know when Teddy will be back,” Zimmer told ESPN’s Hannah Storm on Sunday, via Mike Florio of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer: Vikings don't know when Bridgewater will be back

The Minnesota Vikings are coming off an injury-plagued season that saw Teddy Bridgewater, Adrian Peterson and Matt Kalil play in a combined three games. It ultimately led to the team’s down fall after Minnesota started the season with a 5-0 record. Now, as the Vikings prepare for what promises to be a drama-filled offseason, the major question mark is at quarterback. Sam Bradford...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson helps stranded motorist in Texas

While the NFL was preparing to kick off the divisional round of the playoffs, star running back Adrian Peterson was busy being a good samaritan in Texas. Courtesy of the father of Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, here’s a photo of Peterson helping a stranded motorist move his truck out of harm’s way in Houston: Vikings star leading rusher Adrian Peterson...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings likely to pick up option on Teddy Bridgewater

Looking ahead to 2017, the Minnesota Vikings may not view Teddy Bridgewater as the starter. But the team is likely to keep him around. “Bridgewater is under contract at $2.18 million for the 2017 season, and the Vikings will have to make a decision on his fifth-year option in May,” Ben Goessling of ESPN said. “It seems likely they will exercise the option, even though it...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings fire quarterbacks coach Scott Turner

The Minnesota Vikings have fired quarterbacks coach Scott Turner, Alex Marves of the Sports News reported on Monday night. Sources tell @sn_nfl that @Vikings have fired QBs coach Scott Turner — Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) January 10, 2017 Turner is the son of former Vikings offensive coordinator Marv Turner, who unexpectedly resigned in early November following a two-game losing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: What happened to Laquon Treadwell?

Anyone who watched the 2015 Ole Miss Rebels football team could not help but notice Laquon Treadwell. He jumped off the screen, flying through the air for acrobatic catches and treating defensive backs like rag dolls. In the conference that has arguably the best defensive talent, Treadwell stood out by torching the SEC week after week. The remarkable part about Treadwell was that...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings coach Zimmer says Bradford has earned starting job

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- All was well in Minnesota as the bye week arrived in mid-October.Mike Zimmer was zooming toward a landslide victory in the NFL Coach of the Year award voting after guiding the Vikings to an 11-5 record and an NFC North title last season and steering them to a 5-0 start in 2016 despite a barrage of early setbacks.Then they collapsed, and nobody in the organization...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

What we learned from the Minnesota Vikings win over Chicago

In the last game of the 2016 season for both the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, the Vikings upended the Bears for their eighth win. Minnesota also extracted a little revenge against Chicago as well. The Vikings decimated the Bears 38-10 and were the more dominant for the entire game. Ultimately, this game meant nothing to the Vikings, but a loss for the Bears secured them the...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Pipeline protesters arrested at Vikings stadium

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Latest on Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters who unfurled a banner inside U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Minneapolis police have arrested two Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters who unfurled a huge banner inside U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game. The man and woman were arrested Sunday afternoon...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings' stadium recently failed audit of security

The ability of a few protesters to climb up US Bank Stadium and hang a banner from the rafters may not have come as a huge surprise to some. According to FOX 9 Minneapolis reporter Dawn Mitchell, SMG, a management company which operates US Bank Stadium, failed an audit for their security and services this season. According to my source SMG had earlier FAILED an independent survey...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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