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Minnesota Vikings: Expectations of first round picks

Now that the Minnesota Vikings have begun training camp for the 2014 season, it’s natural for all of the attention to be focused on the team’s two first round picks from this year’s draft. Those two players are linebacker Anthony Barr from UCLA, and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from Louisville. Both first round picks will have to earn their playing time, and training camp...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Kyle Rudolph Inks 5-Year Extension > Vikings Still Lacking Difference-Making TE > Training camp day 3 report > Veteran Chad Greenway Leader On Vikings Defense > Players glad 'to quit playing in underwear' > Success hinges on improved offensive line play > 5 Reasons Matt Cassel Should Start This Season >  Patterson is eager; team remains cautious >
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Extend Breakout CantidateTight End Kyle Rudolph

The Minnesota Vikings agreed on a contract extension with Kyle Rudolph worth $36.5 million dollars over the next five seasons keeping him in Viking purple through the 2019 season. Rudolph has posted solid numbers but has been a part of that middling level of fantasy TE that includes nearly a dozen players that all meld together. This extension is intriguing as new offensive coordinator...
Via FF Locker Room
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Sign TE Kyle Rudolph To Five-Year, $36.5 Million Extension

The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly signed Kyle Rudolph to a five-year, $36.5 million contract extension. Vikings agreed to a five-year, $36.5 deal with TE Kyle Rudolph, per @goesslingESPN. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2014 Photo Credit: Vikings.com This may seem like a lot of money to hand a fourth-year tight end who has hauled in just 109 receptions for 1,055 yards...
Via Gridiron Grit
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need to Make an Impact in 2014 #7 Sharrif Floyd

#7 | Sharrif Floyd Number 7 on the list goes to defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. When Floyd slipped all the way to pick 23 in the 2013 NFL Draft, it was looked as an all-out gift for the Vikings and my howls could probably be heard for miles. But during his rookie year he played sparingly behind Kevin Williams and Letroy Guion, and even when he did see the field he was inconsistent...
Via DraftSeason
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cordarrelle Patterson dealing with a foot injury

Vikings second-year receiver Cordarrelle missed Friday’s practice with a foot injury. He’s only expected to miss a few days of work at this point. Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson missed practice with a foot injury, but is only expected to miss a couple of days. Patterson didn’t take the team’s conditioning test on Thursday because of the injury, and stood near the Vikings’...
Via Pro Football Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Access: Day 1

Once again, writer Cristy Brusoe is heading down to Vikings Training Camp for Purple Jesus Diaries to cover all the shenanigans. Here is her first report from Saturday morning practice … It was a wet, rainy morning at Vikings Training Camp. I made the two-hour trek down to Mankato early this morning to catch a glimpse of the new Vikings’ coaching staff and team. My first stop...
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Linval Joseph hid injury from New York Giants

Linval Joseph was playing in the media mecca of New York. Still, he managed to keep his injury a secret. The Vikings defensive tackle said Friday he played all of last season for the Giants with a partially torn labrum. Before anyone wonders why he never appeared on the injury list with it, he said he didn't tell his coaches. "I kept it to myself," Joseph said. Joseph...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Cassel is not happy with Ron Jaworski’s assesment of him

Is Matt Cassel the worst starting quarterback in the NFL? Well according to former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski, Cassel is the 32nd worst starting quarterback in the league. Well today Twin cities in Minnesota interviewed Matt and he said he will use it as motivation. “In this world we live in, everybody has an […] The post Matt Cassel is not happy with Ron Jaworski’s...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
2 days ago  |  2 Comments

Snubbed? Minnesota Vikings shut out on projected All-NFL Team

The offseason is officially complete, as training camps across the league started this week. Thus, it’s a good time to assess what each team has on their roster; things are pretty much set, especially in terms of starting lineups. During a four-week period this summer, the editors at cover32 determined the All-Division team for each of the NFL’s eight divisions. Today, it...
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Christian Ponder and wife Samantha share photo of newborn girl, Bowden (photo)

On Thursday, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and his wife, ESPN reporter Samantha, the proud parents of newborn daughter Ponder, took to social media to share the first photo of the couple’s little bundle of joy. With the Ponders lying beside infant Bowden, born earlier this month, the little charmer steals the show, dressed in […] The post Christian Ponder and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Minnesota Vikings have any of the top-10 most overrated players in the NFL?

Yesterday, the fine folks at Grantland released the second half of their annual NFL trade value list, which ranks each player in the league based on how much interest they would garner on the open market. It’s an interesting list, one that is fun to compare with a similar piece cover32 posted earlier in the offseason. While there were plenty of similarities between the two...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson quietly got married

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson married girlfriend and former Playboy model Ashley Brown, TMZ confirmed. You can see the couple showing off their wedding rings in a photo from a Starkey Hearing Foundation fundraising event in St. Paul Sunday night. Brown, who now goes by the name Ashley Peterson, re-tweeted the picture.  
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5 days ago  |  1 Comment

Redesigned Minnesota Vikings logo hits the nail on the head

Everyone seems to be making their own NFL logos these days. There are ones inspired by Star Wars, Game of Thrones, corporations, fat people, it goes on and on. We haven’t seen any for the Minnesota Vikings that really caught our eye, until today. This new take on the Vikings logo we found on imgur features the whole body of an ancient Nordic warrior. Check it out: I like this...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner: Vikes QB situation ‘as good as you could ask for’

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner believes the teams quarterback situation is “as good as you could ask for.” Matt Cassel, Christian Ponder and Teddy Bridgewater will compete in training camp for the starting job. “We’re sitting there with two quarterbacks who have taken teams to playoffs and won over 10 games, which is hard to do,” Turner told Vikings...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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