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VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vikings Sign Potential Free Agent Gem With Crazy Journey

With the big wave of free agency clearly in the rear view mirror and the draft still over a month away, this is a relatively quite time in the NFL. But behind the scenes, it can be a hectic period for NFL scouts, who are scouring the country and beyond in hopes of uncovering the next diamond in the rough. On Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings signed a very under-the-radar, colossal...
Via Gridiron Grit
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings look overseas to find help for their offensive line

The Minnesota Vikings recently announced the signing of offensive tackle Babatunde Aiyegbusi, an undrafted free-agent, who has never played college football but has spent time with the Polish American Football League and the German Football League in Europe… The Vikings have signed T Babatunde Aiyegbusi & have released Justin Anderson & Jordan McCray http://t.co/E3kgrROgfv...
Via cover32
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer says he'll 'get things fixed' with Terence Newman

The Minnesota Vikings announced on Friday they signed cornerback Terence Newman, who played for coach Mike Zimmer in both Dallas and Cincinnati. Despite having a down 2014 season, Zimmer believes he understands how Newman works and can 'fix' the things that caused the cornerback troubles. “That’s the biggest thing. He can still play. He came in the league later. I think he...
Via 60 Max Power O
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings sign Babatunde Aiyegbusi, a ginormous Polish-born tackle (pics/vid)

The Minnesota Vikings on Thursday went well outside the typical free agent search radius by signing Babatunde Aiyegbusi, an absolutely massive Polish-born offensive tackle who most previously played for the German Football League’s Dresden Monarchs, according to a Vikings.com report. Standing at 6-foot-9 and weighing in at a whopping 351 pounds, even the behemoth that...Read More...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings ink former Polish American Football League tackle 'Babs' Aiyegbusi

Offensive tackle Babatunde Aiyegbusi never played any college ball, but really caught the eye of Minnesota Vikings scouts during a pro day workout Monday at the University of Texas-San Antonio. And those scouts walked away pretty impressed, enough to further workout and offer a contract to the 6-foot-9 and 351 pound giant, who last played for the Polish American Football League...
Via 60 Max Power O
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ ‘legacy brick’ design site yields predictably snarky results (pics)

The Minnesota Vikings have started a program where fans can purchase a “Legacy Brick” to be placed outside the team’s new downtown Minneapolis stadium, which is slated to open in time for the 2016 season. It’s certainly not an uncommon practice, as a handful of teams in other sports have offered similar opportunities to fans...Read More The post Vikings’ ‘legacy brick’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Vikings Signing of Terence Newman

Terence Newman has spent 13 seasons in the NFL, 7 of which were spent with Mike Zimmer. While he is 36 (37 when the season starts) there is no doubt he is past his prime and looked at as a 1 year rental. That said, he has a good chance of pushing for some serious playing time in 2015. He will come in and battle Josh Robinson for playing time to go along with Captain Munnerlyn and...
Via DraftSeason
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings and Terence Newman agree on 1-year deal

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The Minnesota Vikings and cornerback Terence Newman have agreed on a one-year deal, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The #Vikings and veteran CB Terence Newman have agreed on a 1-year, $2.5M deal with $750K guaranteed, source said. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 26, 2015   Newman, 36, played for coach Mike Zimmer in Dallas ...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Waive LB Justin Anderson & G Jordan McCray

The Minnesota Vikings announced that they’ve waived LB Justin Anderson and G Jordan McCray on Thursday. The #Vikings have waived LB Justin Anderson and G Jordan McCray. — Vikings PR (@VikingsPR) March 26, 2015 According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Anderson and McCray will free up $870000 in available cap space for the Vikings while creating no dead ... The post Vikings Waive...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Sign OT Babatunde Alyegbusi

The Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of OT Babatunde Alyegbusi on Thursday. The #Vikings have signed undrafted free agent T Babatunde "Babs" Aiyegbusi. — Vikings PR (@VikingsPR) March 26, 2015 Aiyegbusi, 26, is from Warsaw, Poland and has never played a down of college football. However, he’s a massive 6-foot-8, 351 pounds with a 26 1/2-inch ... The post Vikings Sign...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thursday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson trade not in Minnesota Vikings plans, Mike Zimmer says ► Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday that his team has no plans to trade ... Vikings sign veteran CB Terence Newman to one-year deal► According to Andrew Krammer of ESPN 1500, Bengals free agent cornerback Terence Newman ... Cordarrelle Patterson set to stay with Minnesota Vikings...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What should the Vikings do about the Taylor Mays and Casey Matthews offer?

The Minnesota Vikings are beginning to fill in the missing pieces of their roster as we move further into the 2015 off-season. Casey Matthews (middle linebacker), and Taylor Mays (free safety) have recently signed with the Vikings, both hoping to add more depth and experience to the Vikings’ defense. Matthews and Mays, however, offer more than just depth in the Vikings’ situation...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson is Staying in Minnesota

The latest addition to the Adrian Peterson rumor mill has come for a source closer to the situation than most. Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer responded to the Adrian Peterson trade rumors simply and as a matter of fact. The Vikings’ head coach expects Adrian Peterson to play for the Vikings this season, and for the remainder of his three-year contract.  Connor Orr...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Johnson could be the next star wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson has had one heck of a journey in the NFL… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be to hang out with Power Rankings: The best player in each franchise’s history, ranked from 1-32 From being drafted in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL draft by the Packers, to being put on the Packers practice...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer: ‘We have no plans to trade Adrian’

In an increasingly contentious and very public back-and-forth between the Minnesota Vikings and the Adrian Peterson camp, Mike Zimmer again toed the company line and reiterated that the team has no intent of trading the running back … or at least won’t publicly be declaring it. Zimmer, speaking on Wednesday from the NFL owners meeting...Read More The post Vikings head coach...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Mike Zimmer: “We Have No Plans to Trade Adrian Peterson”

Minnesota Vikings’ head coach Mike Zimmer made their plans for running back Adrian Peterson crystal clear when he was interviewed by NFL media personnel on Wednesday (via NFL.com). I’m not going to speculate on what he wants or doesn’t want. He’s under contract for three more years with us and that’s why you sign these contracts, and why you get these big bonuses. Zimmer...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Williams Singing ‘Frozen’ Song With His Daughter Will Warm Your Heart

DeAngelo Williams sings a song from "Frozen" with his daughter. The video will melt your heart.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Vikings Signing of Casey Matthews

It is safe to say that Matthews, who was a 4th round choice in 2011 has been a bit of a disappointment during his time in Philly. The former Oregon Duck and brother of All-Pro linebacker Clay Matthews has started a total of 16 games during his career including 11 in 2014. He has has the chance to play both insid and outside linebacker along with special teams, but has never seemed...
Via DraftSeason
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Vikings DE Brian Robison Ups the Ante With 42" Single Leg Box Jump

From time to time videos of some of our favorite athletes doing things that the average person can only dream about doing. One of the more popular is the box jump. Numerous athletes have posted videos online over the years. J.J. Watt recently tried to best his 59.5" jump with a 61" jump, but failed to make it and appeared to crush his spotter in the process.What we haven't seen though...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Adrian Peterson return to the Vikings?

Football By Football was founded to give fans a player's point of view - insight into the game that actually comes from, ya know...in.   As a matter of probability, unless there's compelling reason to do otherwise, we're usually going to err on the side of the player in any debate or piece of news.  We understand the player's side of the table best.  To put it bluntly, players...
Via Football By Football
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Players Poised for Breakout Seasons

The Minnesota Vikings are a team loaded with young talent going into the 2015 NFL season. Head coach Mike Zimmer has brought a new mentality to the Vikings organization, and having seen such significant improvement in just one season, the Minnesota Vikings seem to be on the verge of becoming great. That being said, much of the Vikings’ success in 2015 will be determined...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Gerald Hodges Replace Chad Greenway?

Chad Greenway has long been the face of the Minnesota Vikings' defense, but injuries have plagued the latter half of the 8-year veteran's career.In 2014, he appeared and started in 12 games for the Vikings, recording 56 tackles and one sack. While adequate, it was a major drop-off from his 80+-tackle seasons of years past.Reports indicate that Greenway is restructuring his contract...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Vikings Hope To Attract At 2015 Veteran Combine

This weekend on March 22nd is the NFL’s first “Veteran Combine“, an event that basically will make veteran NFL players feel like second class citizens fighting for their livelihood after poorly managed NFL franchise with terrible coaches likely ran their careers into the ground. So now, potentially decent players have to go through a horse-and-pony show in order to convince...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Possible free agent targets

The NFL free agency period is now in full effect. With many notable players having already signed new contracts, the challenge becomes finding undervalued players worth signing that can still contribute to the team. This year the Minnesota Vikings haven’t done much in free agency, aside from signing backup quarterback Shaun Hill, and trading for Miami Dolphins wide receiver...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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