Vikings Rumors & News

  • Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming

    Pro Football Talk "In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for the national anthem but it doesn’t sound like the anthem was a focal point of the meeting. Albert Breer of..." October 17

  • Mike Zimmer doesn’t think Anthony Barr’s hit on Aaron Rodgers was “dirty”

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr‘s hit on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers might have been a lot of things (including season-changing for the league and the Packers). But according to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, it wasn’t “dirty.” “We’re playing football,” Zimmer said, via Courtney Cronin of..." October 17

  • Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater cleared for practice, report says

    Sporting News "The Vikings' week keeps getting better. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared to return to practice, ESPN.com reported, citing a source. Bridgewater has been sidelined since August 2016, when he dislocated his knee on a non-contact play in practice. Dr. Dan Cooper, who performed..." October 16

  • Sam Bradford’s Knee Issues Could Potentially Be Career-Ending?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported on Sunday’s pregame show that Vikings QB Sam Bradford‘s knee is “much worse than people know.” According to Glazer, Bradford’s knee has so much wear and tear and cartilage issues built up over the years that caused constant pain and swelling. As of now,..." October 16

  • Anthony Barr out with a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr delivered the biggest hit of Sunday’s game against the Packers, but another hit has left him unavailable for the rest of the afternoon. Barr has been ruled out for the rest of the game with a concussion he suffered at some point in the second quarter of Sunday’s..." October 15

  • Vikings' Bradford sought new treatment on knee

    Scout "Although Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said on Friday that starting quarterback Sam Bradford has been around the team’s Winter Park headquarters this week, NFL Media reported early Sunday morning that Bradford is seeking a new treatment in New York. The Regenokine treatment takes blood..." October 15

  • Teddy Bridgewater could come off PUP list following checkup

    ESPN "Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is expected to come off the physically unable to perform list as early as this week, barring any setbacks in his checkup with his knee surgeon on Monday, league sources told ESPN. Bridgewater dislocated his left knee and tore multiple ligaments on..." October 15

  • Sam Bradford to miss Vikings' tilt vs. Packers

    NFL.com "The New York Giants head to Denver without a large contingent of starting players. On Friday, Big Blue ruled out wide receiver Sterling Shepard, running back Paul Perkins, defensive lineman Olivier Vernon, center Weston Richburg, linebacker Jonathan Casillas and backup defensive end Romeo..." October 13

  • NFL TV audience numbers continue to decline early in 2017 season

    Sporting News "No wonder alarm bells are sounding in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office. The league's average TV audience through Week 5 of the 2017 season dropped 7 percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. Worse for the league, the average..." October 13

  • Stefon Diggs out against Packers

    Fanrag Sports "This won’t make life any easier for third-string quarterback Case Keenum against his team’s bitter division rival. The Minnesota Vikings announced on Friday that star wideout Stefon Diggs will miss Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers as he continues to recover from a groin injury that he..." October 13

  • NFL: No Change To National Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "Although reports earlier this week indicated that the NFL may force players to stand for the national anthem, the NFL and NFLPA today released a joint statement indicating that the league’s policy has not been altered. “Commissioner Roger Goodell reached out to NFLPA Executive Director..." October 12

  • Donald Trump keeps the pressure on the NFL over anthem

    Pro Football Talk "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is really trying to move past the national anthem controversy. But President Donald Trump keeps trying to paint him into a corner, in an effort to prove that he’s the most patriotic. Trump’s at it on the Twitter machine again this morning, with more bluster..." October 11

  • Vikings' Bridgewater to be re-evaluated Monday with Bradford hurt

    Scout "Teddy Bridgewater could start participating in practices next week, per the NFL rules of being placed on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list, but the Minnesota Vikings will wait until he is evaluated by his surgeon next Monday. “Teddy is working hard every day. You guys see him all the..." October 11

  • Roger Goodell Sends Letter to Teams Essentially Saying They Are About to Force Players to Stand for Anthem

    Black Sports Online "The NFL is about to get on their knees for Donald Trump. Donald Trump said there should be a policy in place to force players to stand for anthem. Jerry Jones and other owners have already started the process of threatening the players. Now, Roger Goodell who works for the owners has sent a..." October 11

  • MRI shows no new injury for Sam Bradford

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford returned to the starting lineup on Monday night after missing three games with a knee injury, but he was out of the game before the end of the first half when it was clear that he wasn’t well enough to handle the job. On Tuesday, Vikings trainer Eric Sugarman..." October 10

  • Vikings should consider give Case Keenum more cash

    Pro Football Talk "Mike Glennon will make $16 million this year from the Bears, but he’s not playing — and when he was playing, he wasn’t playing well. Case Keenum will make $2 million this year from the Vikings, and he is playing. And — based on his 17-for-21 performance in Chicago last night — he’s playing..." October 10

  • Donald Trump takes aim at NFL’s “tax breaks”

    Pro Football Talk "The President of the United States is on the warpath with the NFL again this morning, issuing his usual subtle threats. Donald Trump is using the NFL as a foil in his battle to make himself synonymous with patriotism and the flag, after his strong-arming teams into making guys stand for the..." October 10

  • Vikings’ Latavius Murray hopes the more yards he gains the more T-shirts he sells

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "If running back Latavius Murray comes up big for the Vikings, there might be more wins. There also might be more T-shirts sold. Murray will start Monday at Chicago in place of rookie Dalvin Cook, out for the season with a torn ACL. The five-year veteran recently unveiled the website..." October 09

  • Sam Bradford will play Monday vs. Bears

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It appears the Vikings will have Sam Bradford back at quarterback on Monday night. In a production meeting on Sunday night, Zimmer told ESPN’s broadcast crew he anticipates Bradford starting at quarterback, three weeks after a knee injury first kept Bradford out against the Pittsburgh Steelers...." October 09

  • Vikings activate Michael Floyd, cut Stevan Ridley

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said on Sunday that he anticipates Sam Bradford will make the start at quarterback in Monday night’s game against the Bears and he could have a chance to throw to Michael Floyd if he is in the lineup. Floyd’s four-game suspension came to an end last Sunday and the..." October 09

  • Vikings coach Mike Zimmer ‘anticipates’ QB Sam Bradford will start at Chicago, report says

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford apparently will return to the lineup Monday night against Chicago after missing three games with a knee injury. ESPN reported that Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer told the network’s Monday Night Football crew Sunday he “anticipates” Bradford will start in the..." October 09

  • Teddy Bridgewater expected to be activated next week

    Yardbarker "The long, arduous journey of Teddy Bridgewater back from injury could be coming to a culmination here soon. After missing all of last season following a devastating knee injury during training camp, Bridgewater has reportedly worked his way back. According to CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La..." October 08

  • Sam Bradford practices again on Saturday; will he play on Monday?

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford has participated in practice all week, a week after not practicing at all. After practicing on Saturday, the question becomes whether he’ll finally make his return to the field for Monday night’s game at Chicago. If he does, it will be the first time he has..." October 07

  • Sam Bradford says knee injury ‘should be something that goes away’

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Sam Bradford said Friday he is feeling better about the long-term outlook of his knee injury after visiting Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. ”I think it was definitely good news down there,” Bradford said. “It was comforting knowing that, if things go according to plan, it should be..." October 06

  • Christian Ponder: I shouldn’t have blamed God for being bad QB

    New York Post "hristian Ponder’s relationship with the man upstairs was often tested on Sundays. Speaking at the Liberty University Convocation with wife and the host of ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown,” Sam Ponder, the NFL quarterback revealed he sought a higher power to prepare for game days. “With my faith..." October 05

  • Sam Bradford expected to practice Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said earlier this week that quarterback Sam Bradford‘s knee is feeling better, but that the team still didn’t know when he might return to action. That question may not be answered for a little while, but Zimmer did have some encouraging news to share about Bradford..." October 05

  • NFL has 'no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone'

    ESPN "If it is able to identify the person who allegedly shouted a racial slur at Terrelle Pryor on Monday night, the NFL will ban that fan from future games, league spokesman Joe Lockhart said on a conference call Thursday. "We have no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone," Lockhart..." October 05

  • Vikings sign RB Stevan Ridley

    Scout "The Minnesota Vikings have added depth at running back after losing Dalvin Cook for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The Vikings signed Stevan Ridley, according to NFL Media. Last year, Ridley played only one game with the Atlanta Falcons, rushing three times for seven..." October 05

  • Personal info on nearly 1,200 NFL players and agents exposed in NFLPA database leak

    USA Today "Colin Kaepernick was among 1,133 players and agents whose personal information was exposed due to a misconfigured online database operated by the NFL Players Association, according to an internet security company. Kaepernick, who was the target of death threats last year as he knelt during the..." October 04

  • Anheuser-Busch has no plans to end relationship with NFL despite rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "Anheuser-Busch may have created a recording specifically for people who were calling the company to inquire about its sponsorship of the NFL, but that does not mean the company is considering pulling the plug on one of its most profitable partnerships. Over the weekend, rumors began circulating..." October 03

  • DE Everson Griffen says Vikings need to win next four games

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Everson Griffen isn’t exactly taking it one game at a time. The Vikings’ veteran defensive end isn’t happy that they dropped to 2-2 with a 14-7 loss Sunday to Detroit. He said they need to make up for it in the second quarter of the season. “We finished the first quarter 2-2, and the biggest..." October 03

  • Dalvin Cook has torn ACL, will miss remainder of rookie season

    ESPN "Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season, coach Mike Zimmer said Monday. Cook suffered the injury in the third quarter of Sunday's 14-7 loss to the Detroit Lions. Zimmer said Cook will undergo surgery and is expected to..." October 02

  • Mike Zimmer: Sam Bradford has a chance to play next week

    Sportsnaut "Fresh off losing star running back Dalvin Cook for the season with a torn ACL, the Minnesota Vikings could be on the verge of getting starting quarterback Sam Bradford back into the mix. In fact, head coach Mike Zimmer is indicating that Bradford is day-to-day and has a chance to play next..." October 02

  • Vikings defense hopes takeaways keep coming

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Before the start of the season, I asked Vikings safety Harrison Smith if he had any personal goals, and while he said that first and foremost he had team goals in mind, there was one thing he wanted to do: Get his hands on more turnovers. He accomplished that in last week’s 34-17 victory over..." October 01

  • Vikings RB Dalvin Cook Leaves Games With Non-Contact Knee Injury

    NFL Trade Rumors "Vikings rookie RB Dalvin Cook went down with a non-contact knee injury during the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Lions. Cook immediately grabbed for his knee upon making a cut and he wound up fumbling on the play. He slowly made his way off the field and the team has already ruled..." October 01

  • Three Vikings fined, including Andrew Sendejo

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo escaped a penalty Sunday, but the NFL docked him $24,309 for an illegal hit on Bucs tight end Cameron Brate, according to Chris Tomasson of the Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Sendejo was one of three Vikings fined, with linebacker Anthony Barr and cornerback Xavier..." September 30

  • Dalvin Cook on pace for an Adrian Peterson-style workload

    Pro Football Talk "After a decade of having the offense built around running back Adrian Peterson, the Vikings are diversifying. Unless they aren’t. Rookie Dalvin Cook has 71 touches through Week Three, an average of 23.66 per game. It projects to 378 touches for the season. As a rookie 10 years ago, Peterson..." September 30

  • NFL has not approved an automatic ejection rule

    Pro Football Talk "When Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan knocked out Packers receiver Devante Adams with a vicious (and illegal) helmet-to-helmet hit on Thursday, some argued that Trevathan should have been the first player to be sent to the showers under the league’s new rule mandating automatic ejections for..." September 29

  • Herschel Walker: I'm With Trump, NFL Should Ban Kneeling!

    TMZ "Herschel Walker says Donald Trump is RIGHT when it comes to national anthem protests -- saying the NFL needs to impose rules banning players from kneeling during The Star-Spangled Banner. Walker has been a Trump supporter from the beginning -- and while he says they don't agree on everything,..." September 29

  • Sam Bradford 'just not ready,' to miss third straight game

    ESPN "The Minnesota Vikings will be without quarterback Sam Bradford for a third straight week when they open up NFC North play against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer ruled Bradford out on Thursday afternoon. The quarterback, who sustained a noncontact injury to his left knee..." September 28

  • Trump: NFL owners 'afraid' to take action against kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump, in an exclusive interview with "Fox & Friends," said that NFL owners are “afraid” to act against their players protesting the national anthem at games across the country. “The NFL is in a box and they have to do something about it,” Trump told Fox News' Pete Hegseth, in the..." September 28

  • Dalvin Cook hasn’t had his “welcome to the NFL” hit, yet

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings rookie Dalvin Cook has had a big impact on the NFL. The NFL has yet to have a big impact on him. Appearing on Wednesday’s PFT Live, Cook said he hasn’t received a “welcome to the NFL” hit, yet. “It’ll always be the sneaky hits that doesn’t look as hard that will be the ones that hurt..." September 27

  • Justin Timberlake reportedly 'finalizing' deal to perform at Super Bowl halftime

    CBS Sports "The Super Bowl is going to get a familiar face for halftime of Super Bowl LII when the game comes to Minnesota. Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is reportedly "finalizing" a deal to perform at the event for the first time in 13 years. According to US Magazine, Timberlake and the NFL are locking..." September 27

  • DirecTV refunds Sunday Ticket subscribers who are upset over NFL protests

    New York Daily News "NFL fans who are too angry to watch the Red Zone channel can now enter the Green Zone. DirecTV is offering total refunds to Sunday Ticket customers who want to cancel their package due to the national anthem protests around the league, according to ESPN. The Sunday Ticket package, which..." September 27

  • What’s the solution to the anthem protests?

    Pro Football Talk "The Commander-in-Chief continues to express, in 140 characters or less, his views regarding the NFL and the national anthem. Most recently, President Trump suggested that “[t]he only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” While that would definitely..." September 26

  • Dalvin Cook's big workload with Vikings demands he maintain his body with newfound necessities

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings running back Dalvin Cook’s focus is in his weekly routine to stay healthy. How else can the NFL rookie continue to take the league by storm? So how is Cook feeling after his 32 touches for 169 yards against the Buccaneers? “I’m good, man,” Cook said with a smile. “I feel like I’m..." September 26

  • Vikings' Keenum has spelled trouble for the Buccaneers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Tampa Bay put together a tremendous offensive performance in the second half Sunday against the Vikings, with Jameis Winston completing 17 of 22 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns. Coach Mike Zimmer was not happy with his defense, but three interceptions saved the victory. Yet you have to be..." September 25

  • Teddy Bridgewater is eligible to practice in three weeks

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings quarterback Case Keenum had yet another strong performance against the Buccaneers on Sunday. But the Vikings won’t be playing the Bucs every week; they’ll need someone who can get it done against other teams. They have Sam Bradford, who continues to be day-to-day with a knee injury he..." September 25

  • Roger Goodell: I’m proud of way our league responded this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Saturday morning in reaction to President Trump’s Friday night call for the league to get rid of “son of a bitch” players who don’t stand during the playing of the national anthem and his words were followed by many others from owners, players..." September 25

  • Donald Trump continues to take shots at NFL over flag

    Pro Football Talk "If the NFL was hoping Donald Trump would move on to another issue, they were mistaken. The President continued his war on the NFL via Twitter this morning, holding up NASCAR (where owners threatened to fire drivers or crew members who protested during the anthem) as the model for sporting..." September 25