Vikings Rumors & News

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

  • Vikings' Bridgewater beats Giants' Beckham for rookie honor

    Sporting News "Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. may have come up with the catch of the century greatest catch of all time, but he wasn’t able to snag at least one postseason award. Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year on Friday ahead of Beckham and three other..." January 31

  • Teddy Bridgewater didn't want to play for Browns in part because he knew not everyone was on board, source says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who's up for Pepsi Rookie of the Year, didn't want to play for the Browns in part because he knew that not everyone in the organization was on board with drafting him, a league source told Northeast Ohio Media Group. Bridgewater, who made the rounds at..." January 31

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

  • Report: A half-dozen teams have done background work on Adrian Peterson

    Sportress of Blogitude "Adrian Peterson definitely will be suiting up for an NFL team next season after missing all but one game last season due to his legal issues. It’s only a matter of which one. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that according to league sources, a half-dozen teams — by his count — reportedly have..." January 30

  • Adrian Peterson Trade or Release To Cowboys, Raiders, Patriots, Dolphins?

    Sports World Report "The Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson could be headed for a split at some point in the future once Peterson returns from suspension, as he is getting paid a high salary and despite Mike Zimmer wanting him to return, the team looks at his trade or release, the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders,..." January 28

  • NFLPA argues Peterson counseling "When the NFL suspended Adrian Peterson for the rest of the 2014 season on Nov. 18, commissioner Roger Goodell directed the Minnesota Vikings running back to meet with a league-assigned psychiatrist to design a counseling and therapy program. In a brief it filed in federal court Monday, the NFL..." January 27

  • NFL files to have NFLPA's Peterson suit tossed "The NFL has pushed back against the NFL Players Association's lawsuit on behalf of suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, with a Friday filing in U.S. District Court that argued it should be thrown out. In the 35-page document, the league argued that commissioner Roger..." January 18

  • Replacement glass on new Vikings stadium could cost $60 million extra "The Minnesota Vikings are scheduled to move into a new stadium in time for the 2016 season, but that date could now be changed thanks to "bird-safe" glass. That potential change could also prove very costly. Michele Kelm-Helgen, Chairwoman of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, said..." January 17

  • Spielman wants Peterson back for Vikings

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Echoing earlier sentiments of his head coach, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said the team wants Adrian Peterson to return to Minnesota once the suspended running back is eligible to apply for reinstatement on April 15. “I don’t know if there’s a team in the NFL that wouldn’t want Adrian..." January 15

  • Duron Carter says Vikings are top choice "There was always going to be something about Duron Carter's visit to Minnesota that felt a little different than any other visit the Canadian Football League star took this winter. He would return to the same practice facility in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, that he ran around as a kid. He would see..." January 11

  • Duron Carter's workout with Vikings set for Friday

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Duron Carter, the son of former Vikings wide receiver and Hall-of-Famer Cris Carter, is scheduled to work out for the Vikings at Winter Park tomorrow. He is expected to arrive in the Twin Cities today. You may recall that two years ago the Vikings invited Duron Carter, who went undrafted after..." January 08

  • Adrian Peterson lawsuit set for next month

    USA Today "The NFL Players Association's lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of banished Vikings star Adrian Peterson is scheduled to reach federal court next month in Minnesota. The case is on the docket of U.S. District Court Judge David S. Doty at 2 p.m. on Feb. 6, Doty's office said Monday. The NFLPA..." January 06

  • Vikings CB Jabari Price arrested for DWI

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Rookie cornerback Jabari Price was arrested early Monday, the morning after the team’s season-ending win over the Chicago Bears, and was released from Hennepin County jail after he was booked with a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired. A state trooper observed Price driving above the..." January 03

  • 2014 AP All-Pro Team

    Pro Football Talk "Via USA Today and, here is the first-team All-Pro squad as announced by The Associated Press on Friday. Fifty NFL writers compose the AP’s voting panel: OFFENSE Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay. Running back: DeMarco Murray, Dallas; Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh. Fullback: John..." January 02

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Both Ravens ass't GM Eric DeCosta and Vikings ass't GM George Paton have told teams they are staying put. So 2 off the market, for now.

  • Zimmer's time with Peterson brief, but he is in RB's 'corner'

    Fox Sports North "Before meeting with reporters Tuesday for his season-ending press conference, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer started watching tape of the offense as he begins evaluation of players for the offseason. In particular, Zimmer started with Week 1's win against the St. Louis Rams. Running..." December 30

  • Vikings get win over Bears, hope for future as season ends

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As the fourth quarter ticked down Sunday and the Vikings eked out a 13-9 victory against the Chicago Bears in the season finale, the frigid fans at TCF Bank Stadium revealed their biggest reason for hope in full throat over and over and over again. “Teddy! Teddy! Teddy!” Never mind that the..." December 29

  • Vikings free agents begin thinking about the future

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Joe Berger had been considering retirement. He's not thinking about it as much now. The Vikings offensive lineman began the season as a reserve, getting only five snaps from scrimmage in the first six games. But injuries moved the 10-year veteran into the lineup, and he has been quite..." December 28

  • Vikings free agents begin thinking about the future

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Joe Berger had been considering retirement. He's not thinking about it as much now. The Vikings offensive lineman began the season as a reserve, getting only five snaps from scrimmage in the first six games. But injuries then moved the 10-year veteran into the lineup, and he's been quite..." December 27

  • Vikings' Christian Ponder: 'It's really been a roller coaster'

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "What a long, strange road it has been for Christian Ponder, the onetime Vikings franchise quarterback turned postscript at the dawn of the Teddy Bridgewater era. So much potential, disappointment, upheaval and regret; Ponder has only begun to reconcile his four seasons in Minnesota. "I..." December 26

  • 2015 Pro Bowl: Complete roster "The rosters for the 2015 Pro Bowl, which will be Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN in Glendale, Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIV, were announced Tuesday. Like last year, it's the unconferenced format with players selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and..." December 24

  • Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright believes he’s worthy of contract extension

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright stepped up this season after Jerome Simpson was released and Cordarrelle Patterson was given a reduced role. Put it all together, and he believes he deserves a contract extension. With one game remaining in the season, the third-year man is third on the team..." December 23

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Source: the Vikings have released RB Ben Tate.

  • Dolphins beat Vikings in wild shootout

    Miami Herald "When Stephen Ross announced that Joe Philbin would be back as Dolphins coach after the team’s dramatic 37-35 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, the news came as a shock to many on the outside. But within the organization, it was just the next logical progression for an owner who..." December 22

  • Norv Turner: It’s pretty incredible to me what Teddy Bridgewater has done this season

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings won’t make the playoffs in 2014, but offensive coordinator Norv Turner feels pretty sure that they’ve found themselves a quarterback. Turner opened up his press conference on Thursday with a long statement about how impressed he’s been by the play of rookie Teddy Bridgewater this..." December 18

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    Matt Vensel @mattvensel

    Same five #Vikings starters missed practice: Rudolph, Charlie Johnson, Blanton, Joseph and Barr. Floyd, Jennings and Asiata were limited.

  • Floyd returns, but five other starters miss practice

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd returned to practice today, but the Vikings were without five other starters, including two new additions to the injury report. Tight end Kyle Rudolph (knee/ankle) and nose tackle Linval Joseph (illness) did not practice today. Nor did outside linebacker Anthony..." December 17

  • Vikings activate safety Ahmad Dixon from practice squad

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Vikings on Wednesday elevated rookie safety Ahmad Dixon from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Dixon takes the spot of tackle J'Marcus Webb, who was waived Tuesday. Coach Mike Zimmer said the Vikings want to get a longer look at Dixon, a seventh-round draft pick by Dallas out of..." December 17

  • Adrian Peterson Claims NFL Exec Promised Him 2-Game Suspension (Audio)

    Black Sports Online "ABC’s Good Morning America has released a scathing audio provided by Adrian Peterson that allegedly has former NFL players and current league executive, Troy Vincent, promising Peterson his suspension will only be two games. At his appeal, Peterson claimed Vincent, the league’s executive vice..." December 15

  • NFLPA sues NFL in Peterson case "The NFL Players Association has filed a lawsuit against the NFL in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, challenging an arbitrator's decision made Friday to uphold Adrian Peterson's suspension by the league. The lawsuit comes as ABC News has obtained a recording of the Nov. 12 phone call between..." December 15

  • Peterson to NFL exec: 'How much more you all want'

    CSN Philly "Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson told a top NFL executive in the days leading up to his suspension for the rest of 2014 that he wanted Commissioner Roger Goodell to consider that he'd already lost $4 million in endorsements and missed more than half the season while his child abuse case..." December 15

  • Peterson: How did Rice get reinstated before me?

    SB Nation "Running back Adrian Peterson believes the NFL handled his suspension and appeal "absolutely wrong," according to an interview with ESPN. Peterson gave a lengthy statement after his appeal of a suspension for a violation of the league's personal conduct policy was denied Friday. After saying..." December 14

  • Adrian Peterson Could Be On Field By Start Of 2015 Season

    Daily Norseman "The speculation had been that if Peterson's suspension was upheld, he would be suspended for the final three games of this season and the first three games of next season as well. However, it appears that if Peterson is reinstated to the league on 15 April (the first date he is eligible to be..." December 14

  • Peterson: Maybe I’ll retire, run in the Olympics "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, whose suspension until at least April 2015 was upheld by arbitrator Harold Henderson on Friday, said he's been so disappointed by the NFL's disciplinary process that he's thought about retirement. In a 60-minute phone interview with ESPN,..." December 13

  • Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's suspension appeal denied by arbitrator

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL Friday news dump is up and running. Suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's appeal was denied and he will not play this season. Appointed arbitrator Harold Henderson (appointed by Roger Goodell, that is) found no reason to vacate the initial NFL finding in Peterson's..." December 13

  • Darren Sharper, 2 others indicted in New Orleans rape cases

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former Saints safety Darren Sharper and two other men could face life sentences after being charged Friday in a nine-count grand jury indictment stemming from multiple rape allegations in New Orleans. Sharper was indicted on two counts of aggravated rape stemming from accusations that he..." December 13

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    Greg Aiello @gregaiello

    Appeals officer Harold Henderson has affirmed the Adrian Peterson discipline...appeal denied.

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    Brian Hall @MNBrianHall

    #Vikings list Robert Blanton, Anthony Barr, Sharrif Floyd and Charlie Johnson out for Sunday's game.

  • NFL salary cap projected at $138.6 million "The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year's $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, two team executives told USA Today. Last year,..." December 11

  • NFL approves new personal conduct policy

    SB Nation "Roger Goodell announced a new personal conduct policy at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. The new policy will make several changes to how policy violations are handled. For example, accused players are expected to immediately be placed on paid leave after they have been charged. In addition, the..." December 10

  • NFLPA: Adrian Peterson wants to play this season "With only three games remaining on the Minnesota Vikings' schedule, the clocking is ticking on Adrian Peterson's chances of playing again in 2014. As Peterson awaits a ruling from arbitrator Harold Henderson on his appeal, the suspended running back has made it clear he wants to get back on the..." December 10

  • Vikings' Zimmer on Bridgewater: 'This is his team now' "Resiliency has become rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's greatest asset. In his 10th start Sunday, Bridgewater posted the fourth victory in which he has led the Vikings from behind in the fourth quarter or overtime. His 87-yard touchdown pass to Jarius Wright beat the Jets 30-24 in overtime..." December 08

  • Vikings slip past Jets in overtime

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Jarius Wright’s 87-yard catch and dash in OT is a lightning bolt of relief Jarius Wright cruised across the goal line, took a second to let the most thrilling moment of his football life sink in, then did an impromptu leap into the first row of seats at TCF Bank Stadium. A swarm of Vikings..." December 08

  • Peterson unlikely to play this season "Adrian Peterson is unlikely to play this season, regardless of the result of the Vikings star's suspension appeal, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen. A decision on Peterson's appeal of his six-game suspension for violation of the personal conduct policy is expected this week from..." December 08

  • Percy Harvin has “no emotions at all” about playing in Minnesota

    New York Post "Here’s the typical “Player Goes Back to Where it All Began” story. Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin was drafted 22nd by the Vikings in 2009, was the Offensive Rookie of the Year and spent his first four years in Minnesota. So his first trip back to play there Sunday should be emotional,..." December 07

  • Deal still possible in Peterson appeal

    Pro Football Talk "The hearing ended Thursday with the testimony of NFL executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent. By rule, a decision must be made by Harold Henderson “as soon as practicable.” But that doesn’t mean the NFL and NFL Players Association can’t still work something out on their own. Per a..." December 07

  • Vikings put McKinnon on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "As the Vikings make a push toward a potential .500 finish in coach Mike Zimmer’s first season, they’ll be playing the final four games with a promising rookie running back. Jerick McKinnon, a third-round draft pick, has been placed on injured reserve. He had been listed as out for Sunday’s..." December 06

  • Barr likely to miss Vikings game vs. Jets

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Larry Warford has been going through football withdrawal in the past month while rehabbing his knee. The Lions’ right guard was back at practice this week and will start on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “It’s fun to be out there,’’ Warford said on Friday. “You realize how much you..." December 06