Vikings Rumors & News

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

  • Brian Robison says Vikings still can make playoffs

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Vikings enter Sunday afternoon's game against favored Buffalo with a 2-4 record, but veteran defensive end Brian Robison still believes Minnesota can make the playoffs. "Being 2-4 now, in order to give yourself a chance for the playoffs, you need to be in that 10-6 range," Robison said...." October 19

  • Favre says playing with Percy Harvin was “great”

    Pro Football Talk "Count Brett Favre among the former Percy Harvin teammates who don’t think he’s a problem in the locker room. Favre, who spent two years as Harvin’s teammate in Minnesota, said he was shocked the Seahawks shipped Harvin to the Jets and can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want Harvin as a..." October 19

  • Will Percy Harvin be any different with the Jets?

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings unloaded receiver Percy Harvin onto the Seahawks, despite a thoroughly documented history of misbehavior. In Seattle, Harvin behaved consistently with his prior actions. So why do the Jets think Harvin will be any different? Every coach believes he’s the guy to get the best out..." October 18

  • Vikings look wise for trading Harvin when they did

    Pro Football Talk "When the Vikings traded Percy Harvin to the Seahawks a year and a half ago, it was criticized by many as a foolish move by a team trading away one of the NFL’s most talented playmakers. Now it doesn’t look so foolish. The Seahawks have now traded Harvin to the Jets for a conditional pick..." October 18

  • Adrian Peterson to face jail after marijuana admission?

    USA Today "Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson could be facing a week in jail after allegedly admitting last week to smoking marijuana. The judge in Peterson's case, Kelly Case, told an audience last year that he gives a one-week jail sentence to those who test positive in their first..." October 15

  • Offensive line changes possible as Vikings search for answers

    Fox Sports North "In his first go-round as a head coach, Mike Zimmer is learning how to divide his attention. The Minnesota Vikings' first-year head coach only had to worry about one side of the ball in his career as a defensive coordinator. Zimmer is now tasked with being a part of the offense and special..." October 14

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    According to court documents, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has officially entered his plea of not guilty.

  • Plenty of holes in Vikings' offensive line

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Ndamukong Suh couldn’t remember anything quite like what he experienced on Sunday, a performance so one-sided that it almost looked unfair. “I’d have to think back to college,” he said. That’s exactly where Nick Fairley found his comparison. “Auburn,” he said. Never in the..." October 13

  • Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon records first NFL start

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings rookie running back Jerick McKinnon received his first career start in the 17-3 loss to the Lions at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday. It’s about the only positive thing you can say about the Vikings offense. He was the only player with double-digit carries, rushing for 40 yards on 11..." October 13

  • Lions serve as sack masters in road victory over Vikes

    Detroit News "Relentless was the word of the day in the basement of TCF Bank Stadium after the Lions beat the Vikings 17-3. The Lions' defense had eight sacks, the most since Nov. 23, 1996. The NFL's No. 1 ranked defense sacked Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater four times in the first half and then four..." October 13

  • Peterson faces ban even if cleared "If Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is found not guilty of a felony child abuse charge in Texas, he could still face a personal conduct suspension without pay from the NFL, according to sources. One area of consensus that was reaffirmed in last week's league meetings is that..." October 13

  • Vikings' Mike Zimmer frustrated "The Minnesota Vikings' 2-4 start has featured all manner of stressors for first-year coach Mike Zimmer -- injuries to key players, three starting quarterbacks in the team's first five games, several arrests and the ongoing legal troubles of Adrian Peterson -- but few have led the coach to react as..." October 13

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    Jim Souhan @SouhanStrib

    Zimmer a angry. Says he fined bunch of players this week for tardiness.

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Peterson arrest sought for 'weed' admission "Prosecutors in Montgomery County, Texas, have filed paperwork to have Adrian Peterson's bail revoked and the Minnesota Vikings running back re-arrested after he told a drug tester that he had recently smoked marijuana before taking a urinalysis test Wednesday. According to the filing signed by..." October 10

  • Adrian Peterson Case -- Prosecutor Trashes Judge ... You're Terrible At Your Job! "It's FULL BLOWN WAR in the Adrian Peterson child abuse case -- with the prosecutor CALLING OUT THE JUDGE ... as an incompetent, trash-talking jerk who can't be trusted with the AP case. TMZ Sports has obtained new court docs filed by the District Attorney of Montgomery County, TX ... who..." October 09

  • Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater takes long-term approach to his career

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Teddy Bridgewater isn't just concerned about playing in Sunday's game against Detroit. He's already thinking about 2024. The Vikings drafted Bridgewater in May to be their quarterback of the future. He would be happy to accommodate them. "I want to be at this position and I want to be the..." October 09

  • 'Little to No Chance' Peterson Plays in 2014 Even If Found Not Guilty

    Bleacher Report "Adrian Peterson's court appearance delivered new developments today. Peterson did not enter a plea of guilty or not guilty, however there is a trial date set. Will Adrian Peterson play in the NFL this season? Will Peterson be able to play next season with the Minnesota Vikings? Watch as Adam..." October 08

  • Adrian Peterson trial date tentatively set for December 1

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson appeared in court today on charges of reckless or negligent injury to his 4-year-old son, but he did not get a firm court date. Peterson sat among prisoners in striped jail uniforms as his attorney, Rusty Hardin, asked that a trial be scheduled as soon as..." October 08

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Rusty Hardin said the Peterson case is on the docket for Dec. 1. "Adrian is chomping at the bit to publicly talk." Has been advised not to.

  • Adrian Peterson tweets denial of … nothing in particular

    New York Post "Adrian Peterson thinks it’s sad that people will believe anything in the media, but the Vikings running back apparently has no intention of clearing up any of the falsehoods he believes are circulating. Peterson, the former MVP who has been sidelined most of the season after being accused of..." October 08

  • Adrian Peterson -- I Didn't Charge an Orgy Hotel Room to My Charity! "Adrian Peterson did not use funds from his charity to pay for a hotel room where an orgy allegedly took place ... and claims he's never taken money from his charity for his own personal use. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported this week, Peterson was accused of using a credit card linked to..." October 08

  • Peterson's lawyer addresses charity allegations "When the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported Monday that Adrian Peterson's foundation had filed contradictory financial records and that a Peterson relative had admitted to using a foundation credit card to pay for a hotel room that was used for an alleged sex party in 2011, the Vikingsstar running..." October 08

  • Peterson to push for December 1 trial date

    Pro Football Talk "If Wednesday’s hearing goes as planned, Adrian Peterson will spend Thanksgiving weekend doing anything but eating turkey. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Peterson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, hopes to emerge from court tomorrow with a December 1 trial date for his child-abuse case in..." October 07

  • Adrian Peterson to plead not guilty "A day before Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson makes his first court appearance in Texas, it appears he will not consider pleading guilty to child abuse charges in an attempt to expedite his return to the playing field. Mary Flood, the spokesperson for Peterson's attorney, Rusty..." October 07

  • Adrian Peterson: 'It's sad' how people believe media reports "Adrian Peterson's name has been in the mouths of media members plenty over the past month plus. It was there again on Monday with a report of questionable financial behavior by his charitable foundation. Peterson didn't issue an official comment on the matter, but he did tweet Tuesday how "it's..." October 07

  • Adrian Peterson’s Used His Charity’s CC for Orgy With 4 Girls

    Black Sports Online "The Minnesota Star-Tribune has brought to light some very disturbing details about the personal life of Adrian Peterson. Often times we believe that athletes are the image that is portrayed in the media or by the teams they are making millions times. But that is merely a facade and we rarely..." October 07

  • Behind Peterson's perfect image lay an imperfect human being

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "With a new season, a new coach and a $1 billion stadium on the way, the Minnesota Vikings turned to their undisputed star last summer to appear on the team’s yearbook cover: Adrian Peterson, standing confidently in a dirty purple jersey. In an accompanying interview, Peterson said it was easy..." October 06

  • Vikings' Tom Johnson arrested "Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson became the latest contributor to the team's string of negative off-the-field news this season. The 30-year-old was arrested by Minneapolis police and booked into the Hennepin County jail at 3:18 a.m. on Sunday, for one count of trespassing and one..." October 05

  • Vikings' Smith injures ankle in loss to Packers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Harrison Smith slowly moved around the locker room Friday. The Vikings safety was on crutches with a walking boot on his left foot after injuring his ankle in the 42-10 loss to the Packers on Thursday. Smith had an MRI, which coach Mike Zimmer said did not show any significant damage. The..." October 04

  • Bridgewater: Will be ready for Lions "If the Minnesota Vikings had played the Green Bay Packers on Sunday instead of Thursday, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said, he would have been ready to come back from a sprained left ankle. As it is, Bridgewater will have to wait until Oct. 12 to return to the field. The quarterback said he..." October 03

  • Cordarrelle Patterson says hip is fine, hopes to get more work

    Pro Football Talk "Among the many things that went wrong for the Vikings on Thursday night in Green Bay was a hip injury suffered by wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson early in the second half. Patterson returned to the game briefly and made his second catch of the night before retreating to the sidelines for..." October 03

  • Packers run wild in easy win over depleted Vikings

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "This is how the Green Bay Packers needed to play Thursday night and will need to play the rest of the way. Running back Eddie Lacy physically pounded the Minnesota Vikings for 105 yards in just 13 carries. The defensive front neutralized the Vikings' rushing attack and mauled the Vikings'..." October 03

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Vikings will start QB Christian Ponder tonight vs #Packers, source says. Teddy Bridgewater will be inactive

  • Vikings Sign QB Chandler Harnish To Active Roster "With Teddy Bridgewater’s status still up in the air for tonight’s game vs. the Packers and only two quarterbacks on the roster (Bridgewater and Christian Ponder), the Vikings signed QB Chandler Harnish, who was signed to the practice squad earlier this week, to the active roster. To make room..." October 02

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    .@AdamSchefter reporting this morning that signs point to Teddy Bridgewater not playing tonight.

  • Associates of Adrian Peterson only see evidence of 'a good parent'

    USA Today "Few people outside Adrian Peterson's inner circle have spent more time with him than Lou Lampson, a family friend and photographer who has documented Peterson's wedding, birthday parties, ice fishing trips, a christening and virtually everything in between. When Lampson heard Peterson had been..." October 02

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Bridgewater: It feels pretty good. I'm making progress each day.

  • Vikings Take Down Falcons, 41-28

    Daily Norseman "No Adrian Peterson? No Kyle Rudolph? No Brandon Fusco? No problem. The Minnesota Vikings managed to come out of their Week 4 contest against the Atlanta Falcons with a much-needed victory, and they did it with one of the more explosive offensive displays that we've seen in recent..." September 29

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    Matt Vensel @mattvensel

    Zimmer said he sees Jerick McKinnon as a change of pace and mentions next year when talking about him becoming an every-down back.

  • Vikings coach Mike Zimmer optimistic about Teddy Bridgewater playing Thursday

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday he’s “hopeful” rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will play Thursday at Green Bay. Bridgewater suffered a sprained left ankle early in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 41-28 win over Atlanta. Zimmer said an MRI taken Sunday night came back “clean” and..." September 29

  • Adrian Peterson sent motivational text to Vikings before 41-28 win "Adrian Peterson wasn't in attendance for the Vikings 41-28 win over Atlanta on Sunday, but he he did have a message for the team. Just before kickoff, Peterson sent a text message to coach Mike Zimmer, who read the text to the team, several players told KSTP-AM in Minnesota. Vikings running..." September 29

  • Captain Munnerlyn says NFL sided with him on “bad call”

    Twin Cities "Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said Friday he was not fined by the NFL for an unnecessary roughness penalty incurred last Sunday on New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees. “I’m kind of excited,’’ Munnerlyn told the Pioneer Press. “It was a bad call. They made a mistake.’’ A source..." September 28

  • Cordarrelle Patterson hasn't lobbied for more carries "Minnesota's Cordarrelle Patterson was one of the juiciest stories coming out of Week 1 after the freakishly athletic wideout tortured the Rams with three carries for 102 yards on the ground. In the two games since, the Adrian Peterson-free Vikings have handed Patterson the rock only once. With..." September 26

  • NFL sponsors avoid Ravens, Vikings due to off-the-field incidents, per report

    SB Nation "A report from The Hollywood Reporter claims that multiple NFL sponsors asked for their ads to be removed from games featuring the Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings amid off-the-field scandals. The impact of the scandals surrounding former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and..." September 25

  • Teddy Bridgewater gets busy being 'the guy'

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "It's been a whirlwind lately for Teddy Bridgewater. Yet he was able to pause early this week to realize how far he has come. The Vikings' rookie quarterback will make his first NFL start Sunday against Atlanta at TCF Bank Stadium. It comes after veteran Matt Cassel broke his left foot last week..." September 25

  • Adrian Peterson Graded Himself As An A+ Father In 2012 Interview

    NESN "Adrian Peterson’s parenting skills have come under fire following his indictment on a felony charge of injury to a child. But in 2012, the Minnesota Vikings running back had all the confidence in the world in his abilities as a father. During a 2012 interview with Yahoo’s Graham Bensinger,..." September 24

  • Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel out for the season

    USA Today "It appears it'll be the Teddy Bridgewater show the rest of the season for the Minnesota Vikings. The team put quarterback Matt Cassel on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday because of the bones he broke in his left foot during last weekend's loss at New Orleans. That means Bridgewater –..." September 24

  • Report: Vikings Bringing Back McLeod Bethel-Thompson

    Daily Norseman "With the injury to Matt Cassel, there were probably plenty of players that the Minnesota Vikings could have signed to round out their quarterback depth chart. However, it appears that in Minnesota's eyes. . . THERE COULD BE. . .ONLY ONE! Yes, there are reports surfacing that the Minnesota..." September 23