Vikings Rumors & News

  • Mike Zimmer confirms it’s still Case Keenum’s show

    Pro Football Talk "After quarterback Case Keenum directed the Vikings to another win against the Rams last Sunday, coach Mike Zimmer said it will be “hard to yank” Keenum out of the lineup after a couple of weeks filled with discussion about whether Teddy Bridgewater might get a look with the starting..." November 21

  • ESPN analyst Randy Moss is still unhappy about the company’s 30 for 30 on him, felt it wasn’t the truth

    Awful Announcing "It’s to be expected that some subjects of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentaries aren’t happy with the final product, as that’s a hazard of outside, non-subject-run documentaries (and journalism in general). It’s a little more interesting when the unhappy subject also works for ESPN, though. That would be..." November 21

  • Roger Goodell To Soon Sign Five-Year, $200M Extension

    Real GM Football "Roger Goodell's contract extension is expected to be completed in December at the owners' meetings. Momentum to delay the deal has dissipated "meaningfully," in the estimation of one league source. Jerry Jones has been attempting to block Goodell's extension." November 20

  • Adam Thielen ties Randy Moss for franchise record through 10 games

    Clutch Points "Over the last couple of seasons, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has emerged as one of the top players league at his position. He’s basically become Randy Moss. Thielen once against proved again proved this on Sunday afternoon against Los Angeles. He hauled in six catches on nine..." November 20

  • Case Keenum debate should be put to rest

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Great Quarterback Debate can be put to rest. At least for this week, please? The Case vs. Teddy hysteria that has divided Vikings-land should be a non-talker after Sunday’s 24-7 dismantling of the Los Angeles Rams at U.S. Bank Stadium. Debating who should start at quarterback right now..." November 20

  • Massive improvement by Vikings offensive line

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano has been with the team for two seasons, but it’s incredible how different those two seasons have been. Last year the Vikings lost so many starters on the offensive line that they couldn’t protect anyone, giving up the 10th-most sacks in the league, or..." November 19

  • Vikings aim to rattle Rams QB Jared Goff in critical NFC showdown

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Jared Goff has come close this season to living up to his college nickname of “Mr. Perfect,” but the Vikings are determined to rattle him. Taken with the top pick in the 2016 draft out of California, Goff has led the Los Angeles Rams to a 7-2 mark and has thrown 16 touchdowns and just four..." November 18

  • Stefon Diggs fined for hugging goal post

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has lightened up on touchdown celebrations this season, but touching the goal post remains a no-no. Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs found that out the hard way: He hugged the goal post to celebrate a touchdown on Sunday. That cost the Vikings a 15-yard penalty, and now it cost Diggs some..." November 17

  • Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd Unlikely To Resume NFL Career

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reported earlier this month that the Vikings don’t think DT Sharrif Floyd will be able to resume his NFL career. Floyd underwent knee surgery in September of last year, but is experiencing nerve damage that prevented him from running this summer. The Vikings..." November 17

  • Teddy Bridgewater: It’s about us, it’s not about me

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer delayed his announcement of the team’s starting quarterback for this weekend until Wednesday, which created some speculation that the team might turn to Teddy Bridgewater before Zimmer confirmed that Case Keenum would remain in the lineup against the Rams. On Thursday,..." November 16

  • Dalvin Cook vows to come back “better than ever”

    Pro Football Talk "Dalvin Cook wants to be the next Adrian Peterson. Not only on the field but in his rehab. The Vikings running back talked to the team’s beat reporters Thursday for the first time since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Oct. 1. Cook knows about Peterson’s triumphant..." November 16

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • Vikings announce Case Keenum will remain starting QB

    Larry Brown Sports "Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer announced on Wednesday that he will not be making a change at quarterback ahead of Week 11. With his team having won five games in a row, Zimmer says Case Keenum will remain the starting QB and Teddy Bridgewater will be his primary backup. It was..." November 15

  • When is the best possible return date for Teddy Bridgewater?

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "If you read between the lines, Teddy Bridgewater’s return appears inevitable. On Sunday following the Minnesota Vikings’ win over Washington, head coach Mike Zimmer said, “I’ve got a plan,” for the quarterback situation. If that plan was to start Case Keenum for the rest of the year, he..." November 15

  • Papa John's tweets apology for being 'divisive' when ripping NFL

    USA Today "A couple weeks after CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for sagging pizza sales, Papa John's is trying to tone down the vitriol. Tuesday, the company apologized, said it supports players' protests and denounced neo-nazis, via its Twitter account On the company's earnings call earlier this..." November 15

  • Case Keenum Will Reportedly Remain Vikings’ Starting QB For Week 11

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports the Vikings will stick with Case Keenum as their starting quarterback for Week 11’s game. Earlier in the day, Vikings HC Mike Zimmer was noncommittal regarding who will be the team’s starter this week, even though Keenum has been productive and helped them..." November 14

  • Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen again shows he’s not to be overlooked

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "If NFL defenses overlooked Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen before Sunday, they are unlikely to make that mistake again. The fourth-year pro and Detroit Lakes, Minn., native shredded the Washington Redskins secondary for 12 catches, 166 yards and one touchdown, including a 38-yard grab..." November 13

  • Teddy Bridgewater: When you get that second opportunity, you cherish it

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Teddy Bridgewater had every intention of keeping his composure as the national anthem played at FedEx Field on Sunday. But as the quarterback reflected on everything he’d been through over the past 14 months, he couldn’t hold back the tears. “Man, I was trying to keep it together,” Bridgewater..." November 13

  • Case Keenum wants to stay with Vikings

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Case Keenum is enjoying the best year of his career. Operating on a one-year, $2 million deal, Keenum will have plenty of options for 2018. He hopes to stay right where he is, however. “I love it here,” Keenum told PFT by phone after Sunday’s 38-30 win over Washington. “I love these..." November 13

  • Everson Griffen not playing on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen won’t be extending his streak of games with a sack to nine on Sunday afternoon. Griffen is inactive for the game in Washington because of the foot injury that led the Vikings to list him as questionable on Friday’s injury report. Griffen had at least one..." November 12

  • Vikings' first-half MVP? Look no further than tackle Riley Reiff

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "My pick for Vikings MVP through eight games? Riley Reiff. I went to the sturdy left tackle on Wednesday to give him this bit of life-changing news. He looked at me, sort of smiled and proclaimed, “Sorry, I only talk after games.” Thursday, the big fella of few words responded through a..." November 12

  • Teddy Bridgewater appeared to cry tears of joy in first game back since 2015

    Larry Brown Sports "Teddy Bridgewater suited up on Sunday for his first NFL game since 2015, and the quarterback was clearly overcome with emotion before the game kicked off. During and after the playing of the national anthem, Bridgewater appeared to be crying tears of joy. You can certainly understand why..." November 12

  • Teddy Bridgewater has ‘everyone raving’ about his arm strength

    Sportsnaut "What does a young quarterback like Teddy Bridgewater do when he’s unable to use his legs? Why, he develops a stronger arm, of course. That’s the story Tom Pelissero of NFL Network is hearing from Minnesota Vikings players and coaches. He asked receiver Adam Thielen whether Bridgewater is..." November 11

  • Everson Griffen seeks team record for consecutive games with a sack

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen can set the team record with at least one sack in consecutive games. He currently is tied with Jared Allen and Jim Marshall with eight consecutive games with a sack. Griffen returned to practice Friday from a foot injury, and although the Vikings list him..." November 10

  • Vikings WR Stefon Diggs will play Sunday despite three root canals in past two days

    Sportsnaut "You have to be pretty darn tough to play football at the professional level, but most of us know tooth pain is a whole new level of agony. Speaking of tooth pain, let’s check in on Minnesota Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs, shall we? He’s going to play Sunday, despite the fact he’s had “Three..." November 10

  • NFL: Owners voted unanimously to extend Goodell’s contract in May

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the most important point regarding the ongoing effort by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to block the extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell relates to a decision that all 32 owners made in May, including Jones. “I’d say that, on the issue of extending the Commissioner’s contract that in the..." November 09

  • Bridgewater: 'There was a time when the dream died'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Teddy Bridgewater worked about 14.5 months to get to this point. Three months, he figures, were partially spent responding to the 800-plus messages he received after the devastating knee injury. “I made it my business to respond to every text message,” Bridgewater said Thursday, three days..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell “Furious” Over Contract Delay

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly “furious” over the league’s insistence that he accept a contract that includes performance-based incentives that could still allow him to reach his prior salaries, according to Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham of A potential Goodell..." November 09

  • Sam Bradford Underwent Knee Scope, Vikings Still Deciding About Injured Reserve

    NFL Trade Rumors "Chris Mortensen of ESPN is reporting that Vikings QB Sam Bradford had his left knee scoped on Tuesday by Dr. James Andrews, who “cleaned up” his knee in hope of easing pain and discomfort. According to Mortensen, the Vikings are still deciding whether to place him on injured reserve, but an..." November 08

  • Everson Griffen doesn’t practice due to foot injury

    Pro Football Talk "At the end of the Vikings’ Week Eight victory over the Browns in London, defensive end Everson Griffen appeared to pick up an injury to his foot or leg but said he felt good after the game. The Vikings had a bye last week so there was no need to offer an update on his condition. That changed..." November 08

  • Roger Goodell: NFL fans don’t come to stadiums ‘to be protested to’

    Sportress of Blogitude "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell perhaps made his strongest remarks regarding the league’s national anthem protest controversy by stating, “People come to our stadiums to be entertained and have fun, not to be protested to.” Goodell was a speaker at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead Summit in New York..." November 08

  • NFL TV numbers decline infecting ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown,' other pregame shows

    Sporting News "Sunday NFL pregame shows are known for their hearty laughter. But there has been little to guffaw about this season. The NFL's TV numbers slide has infected long-running pregame shows on ESPN, NBC Sports and CBS Sports. The hardest hit has been ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" (10 a.m. to 1 p.m...." November 08

  • Bob Costas on the future of football: 'This game destroys people's brains'

    USA Today "As far as longtime sports broadcaster Bob Costas is concerned, the future of football in the United States is clear — and bleak. “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains," he said Tuesday night. Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the University of Maryland, Costas, who..." November 08

  • Vikings to place Bradford on IR to make room for Bridgewater, report says

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Vikings on Wednesday will place quarterback Sam Bradford on injured reserve to make room on the roster for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, NFL Media reported. Bradford, who has missed six of the past seven games with a left knee injury, had arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday. Bridgewater, who..." November 08

  • Vikings might shelve Sam Bradford to make room for Teddy Bridgewater

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Vikings are mulling whether to place quarterback Sam Bradford on injured reserve to make room on the active roster for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. ESPN reported that Bradford visited Dr. James Andrews in Florida on Tuesday to have his ailing left knee reevaluated. That will give the..." November 07

  • Teddy Bridgewater expected to be activated this week "Teddy Bridgewater is expected to be activated to the Vikings roster this week, which would give Minnesota options under center. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Bridgewater is expected to come off the physically unable to perform list before Wednesday's deadline, according..." November 06

  • Vikings use bye week to regroup, look to build on 6-2 start

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The media has been paying a lot of attention to Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s comeback from his knee injury, which is hard to understand since there is no chance he will play this season. But the chances are high that the Vikings will find a way to keep him on the roster. The other..." November 05

  • Vikings plan to activate Teddy Bridgewater for Week 10 after the bye

    CBS Sports "The long and grueling recovery of Teddy Bridgewater from a major knee injury is nearly complete, as the former first-round pick is scheduled to be in uniform and active when the Vikings return from their bye in Week 10, according to sources. The Vikings plan to activate Bridgewater from the..." November 05

  • Is Vikings' second-half schedule actually easier than the first-half schedule?

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The narrative at the start of this Vikings season was that their schedule during the first half of the season was considerably easier than their schedule during the second half of the season. For a number of reasons, it sure looked that way — the most notable of which was that the Vikings got..." November 04

  • Stefon Diggs says Vikings’ receivers don’t worry about who their quarterback is

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings opened the season with Sam Bradford at quarterback, went to Case Keenum after Bradford’s Week One injury, and may go to Teddy Bridgewater if he shows in practice that he’s all the way back from last year’s injury. And the Vikings’ receivers don’t particularly care who’s throwing the..." November 03

  • NFL owners called for depositions, cellphone records in Colin Kaepernick collusion case

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, among others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cellphone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source told ESPN's Adam..." November 03

  • CBS boss Les Moonves: NFL player protests not affecting advertising

    Sporting News "While Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter is blaming “poor leadership” at the NFL, vis a vis player protests during the national anthem, for a decline in the company’s pizza sales, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves insists there is no evidence of advertiser erosion during broadcasts of the league’s..." November 03

  • Mike Zimmer “prepared” to activate Teddy Bridgewater

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings are off this week, but that should be the last one for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater‘s absence from the team’s active roster. Bridgewater’s return from the physically unable to prepare list opened a three-week window to practice with the team before a decision must be made about..." October 31

  • Mack Brown claimed on waivers by Vikings, Rodney Adams cut

    247 Sports "Mack Brown is now a member of the Minnesota Vikings. The running back will be heading to the Twin Cities after being claimed off of waivers by the team, they announced officially on Monday. It was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter. He was let go from the Washington Redskins over the..." October 30

  • James Andrew Miller: Why ESPN Could Abandon NFL Football

    The Hollywood Reporter "It’s not outlandish to entertain a previously unthinkable prospect: Might ESPN elect to go without rights to NFL games? ​In a span of less than five years, industry giant ESPN has seen its narrative transformed from that of a mighty colossus into the hard-luck tale of a ragtag warrior. As it..." October 30

  • Why NFL trade deadline does not produce NBA-, MLB-like blockbuster deals

    Sporting News "Every year as the NFL trade deadline nears, we speculate about player trades. And every year, the trade deadline comes and goes with almost no action. To many, it seems odd that the NFL has not embraced trades the way other leagues have. Bad teams in other sports become sellers, and the trade..." October 30

  • Sam Bradford Still Dealing With Knee Pain, Teddy Bridgewater Could Return In Week 10

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Vikings QB Sam Bradford is still experiencing knee pain and it doesn’t sound like he’s going to be ready anytime soon. According to Rapoport, there’s still no timeline for Bradford’s return to the Vikings. As for Teddy Bridgewater, Rapoport says that..." October 30

  • Vikings' Diggs returns to face Browns after 2-game absence

    Fantasy Pros " Stefon Diggs (groin) is active for the Vikings' Week 8 game against the Browns. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter) Fantasy Impact Things were trending this way after Diggs practiced all week, and now it's official. " October 29

  • British food wouldn't do for Vikings' players' palate

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "When Vikings team chef Geji McKinney-Banks traveled to London in June for her advanced scouting trip, she already knew she likely needed to outsource USDA beef, otherwise Vikings players weren’t going to be happily fed during this weekend’s business trip across the Atlantic. McKinney-Banks,..." October 29

  • Bridgewater remains ready; so when will be play?

    Pro Football Talk "Much of the current chatter regarding Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater centers on the question of when he will be ready to play. Here’s the reality: He already is. As repeatedly mentioned on each of the various PFT platforms in recent days, the nature and extent of Bridgewater’s knee..." October 29