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  • Report: Vikings' Everson Griffen Allegedly Threatened to Shoot Someone at Hotel

    Bleacher Report "Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was reportedly named in a police report regarding an incident at a Minneapolis hotel in which a person allegedly "[threatened] to shoot someone in the middle of the day on Saturday." KSTP's Ryan..." September 24

  • Source: Viking Everson Griffen Involved in Incident at Minneapolis Hotel, Team Concerned About Well-Being "The Minnesota Vikings say they are concerned about the well-being of one of their star players after hearing he was involved in an incident this weekend.      Sources confirmed to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that defensive end Everson Griffen was involved in an incident at the..." September 24

  • Buffalo Bills social media team unaware of where Vikings play

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills' 2018 season is not off to a great start. On the field, Buffalo has been defeated handily in two games and things may get worse before they get better with a matchup against the Minnesota Vikings coming on Sunday. Things on the field have gone poorly early in the..." September 23

  • Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell insists dislocated finger won’t hamper him

    Twin Cities "After dropping three passes last Sunday at Green Bay, Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has another potential issue. Treadwell said Friday he suffered a dislocated left finger on the final ball thrown to him in overtime in the 29-29 tie. However, he insisted the injury..." September 22

  • Vikings’ Dalvin Cook to miss time

    Yardbarker "Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has been officially ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Bills, the team announced on Friday. The same goes for defensive end Everson Griffen, who is dealing with a knee injury. Cook injured his hamstring in last week’s tie..." September 22

  • Andrew Sendejo fined $53K for hit officials told him he did everything right on

    Sportsnaut "During last Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo was penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness on a hit he made against Davante Adams. After the game, in a radio appearance with KFAN, head coach Mike Zimmer said..." September 21

  • Vikings Rule Out RB Dalvin Cook & DE Everson Griffen For Week 3

    NFL Trade Rumors "On Friday, Vikings HC Mike Zimmer announced that RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) and DE Everson Griffen (knee) are both out for Sunday’s game. Zimmer was asked (per Chris Tomasson) whether Cook’s hamstring injury could linger could cost him..." September 21

  • When players went on strike for better benefits, Eric Dickerson undermined them

    Pro Football Talk "Eric Dickerson is now speaking out for the idea that Hall of Fame players should be paid $300,000 a year in retirement. But when Dickerson was an active player, supporting the retired players was not his concern. In 1987, the NFL players went on strike, and among the key pieces of..." September 20

  • Giants Claim Former Vikings WR Stacy Coley

    Pro Football Rumors "Vikings wide receiver Stacy Coley was claimed off waivers by the Giants, Ian Rapoport of tweets. Coley was waived by the Vikings on Tuesday and the Giants, using their high waiver priority, jumped at the chance to add him to the roster. Giants coach Pat Shurmur is..." September 19

  • Eric Dickerson: NFL should pay each Hall of Famer $300,000 a year

    Pro Football Talk "When Eric Dickerson released a statement calling for an annual salary for Hall of Famers, he didn’t say what that salary should be. But now he has given a dollar amount of $300,000 annually. “If it was up to me, I think every Hall of Famer would get about..." September 19

  • Vikings To Sign DT Tom Johnson

    Pro Football Rumors "Late last week, the Seahawks released defensive tackle Tom Johnson in order to free up a roster spot. The plan was to re-sign him this week, but the Vikings have spoiled their plans. The Vikings have agreed to bring Johnson back to Minnesota, according to Tom Pelissero of..." September 18

  • Vikings cut Stacy Coley to get Dan Bailey on roster

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings cut receiver Stacy Coley to make room for the signing of kicker Dan Bailey. The team will have to make one more transaction when the signing of defensive tackle Tom Johnson becomes official. Coley played 19 offensive snaps and 12 special teams snaps in two games..." September 18

  • Group of NFL Hall of Famers demands an annual salary and health benefits

    Pro Football Talk "A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers are arguing that every member of the Hall of Fame should be paid an annual salary and given health insurance. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, and Pro..." September 18

  • Vikings To Sign K Dan Bailey

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Vikings are expected to sign K Dan Bailey on Monday. Bailey was clearly the best available kicker on the market and recent reports mentioned that while he had offers from four teams, he was waiting for an opportunity to surface..." September 17

  • Mike McCarthy on Clay Matthews’ penalty: He did what he was coached to do

    Pro Football Talk "Packers linebacker Clay Matthews disagreed with referee Tony Corrente’s decision to penalize him for a hit on Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, adding that penalties “are out of control.” A day later, Packers coach Mike McCarthy wonders what Matthews was supposed to..." September 17

  • Vikings waive K Daniel Carlson, to sign Dan Bailey "The Minnesota Vikings made a kicker swap after just two weeks. The rookie is out. A veteran is expected to be brought in. The Vikings waived Daniel Carlson on Monday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Dan Bailey is expected to be signed, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport..." September 17

  • Vikings RB Dalvin Cook exits game in overtime with hamstring injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Dalvin Cook left Sunday’s Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers game with a hamstring injury in overtime. Cook rushed up the middle for a 1-yard gain midway through the overtime period on a first-and-10 at the Green Bay 32. He was hurt on the play and left the game, though he was..." September 16

  • Jets continue search for impact pass-rusher, would have topped Bears' offer for Khalil Mack

    CBS Sports "The New York Jets, rebuffed in their attempts to trade for Khalil Mack and Dante Fowler this summer, remain adamant about adding pass-rushing talent and will continue to explore trades and signings, according to league sources. The team will continue a creative approach..." September 16

  • After big game in opener, Vikings’ Mike Hughes unsure of defensive role Sunday

    Twin Cities "Mike Hughes’ phone blew up after he made a big impact in his first NFL game. For his second game, he doesn’t know how much he’ll even play. In a 24-16 win over San Francisco in last weekend’s opener, the Vikings rookie played nickel back in the first half and..." September 15

  • Everson Griffen pops up on injury report with toe

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers aren’t the only team in Sunday’s looming NFC North showdown with injury questions. For the Vikings, defensive end Everson Griffen emerged on Thursday’s injury report with a toe problem. Griffen was officially limited in Thursday’s practice. Because..." September 13

  • Las Vegas Super Contest Packers-Vikings Line Indicates Probability Aaron Rodgers Is Out

    The Big Lead "As we sit here on Thursday morning, we have not received an indication one way or another from the Packers whether or not Aaron Rodgers will play on Sunday against the Vikings. However, reading tea leaves, it does seem as though it’s a lot more likely that he misses the game..." September 13

  • Alabama had an NFL-high 44 players on Week One rosters

    Pro Football Talk "Alabama has been the top program in college football in recent years, so it’s unsurprising that the Crimson Tide have put more players into the NFL than any other college team. Alabama had 44 players on Week One rosters, the most of any college. After Alabama were a..." September 13

  • Vikings’ Laquon Treadwell disappointed with first game, vows to do better

    Twin Cities "After a strong training camp and preseason, Vikings receiver Laquon Treadwell was hoping to get off to a good start in the regular season. That didn’t happen. After a strong training camp and preseason, Vikings receiver Laquon Treadwell was hoping to get off to a good..." September 12

  • One helmet rule penalty was called through 14 games "The offseason angst over the revised helmet-to-helmet hitting policy slowed to a sputter as real games began. Through 14 regular season games -- with two Monday night tilts to be played -- referees penalized one player for a use of helmet foul, per league..." September 10

  • Three undrafted rookies buck the odds by making Vikings roster

    Twin Cities "The Vikings had three undrafted free agents make this team this season, four if you count Brandon Zylstra. Mike Zimmer is fine if Zylstra is not included. “We can’t count him because I have to pay the (position) coaches $1,000 every year that they get an..." September 09

  • Anthony Barr, Linval Joseph thrilled to be Vikings captains for first time

    Twin Cities "Anthony Barr and Linval Joseph have combined to make five Pro Bowls. Now, both are captains for the first time. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer this week named his six captains for the season, which gets underway Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Three are on..." September 08

  • 49ers Joe Staley braces for Vikings menace: ‘He’s got a crazy amount of moves’

    San Jose Mercury News "Joe Staley used to be so naive. As a rookie, he witnessed a fellow 49ers offensive lineman get injured, then cut from the team. That’s when a stunned Staley launched a profane tirade against the injustice of it all. “I got really worked up,” Staley, now 34,..." September 08

  • Vikings head into regular season with financial decisions still looming

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As the NFL’s regular season kicked off on Thursday night in Philadelphia, the league’s salary cap rules also shifted out of offseason mode. The league’s top-51 rule, which allowed teams to only count their 51 most expensive contracts against the cap for the..." September 07

  • Kirk Cousins files 'YOU VIKE THAT' trademark

    Sportsnaut "Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is going all in with his new team in the lead up to his first regular season game as a starter for the squad. Cousins just recently filed a “YOU VIKE THAT” trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark..." September 07

  • Trump continues crusade against Nike amid ‘Just Do It’ campaign

    New York Post "President Trump on Friday morning took a swipe at Nike, which aired its highly anticipated ad featuring Colin Kaepernick during the NFL season opener the night before. “What was Nike thinking?” the president wondered on Twitter shortly before 7..." September 07

  • Vikings OC John DeFilippo confident Dalvin Cook can 'carry the load'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings put Dalvin Cook in his only NFL games for 169 of 235 possible plays [72 percent] in the first quarter of last season. While Cook has been honest about the difference of full practices and being in “game shape” after his ACL recovery, the Vikings are going to..." September 06

  • Pat Elflein practices for Vikings on a limited basis

    Pro Football Talk "He’s reportedly not expected to play in Week One, but Vikings center Pat Elflein practiced on Wednesday. According to the official injury report, Elflein participated on a limited basis, with ankle and shoulder injuries. He suffered a broken ankle in the NFC title-game loss to..." September 05

  • NFL projected to make more than $2 billion a year from legalized gambling

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has long been resistant to the idea of legalized sports wagering — at least when making statements in public. But privately, team owners and league executives must be licking their chops. ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Wednesday shared some of the results of a poll..." September 05

  • ‘Coach Newman’ still getting used to his new role on Vikings coaching staff

    Twin Cities "Just like he’s done thousands of times throughout his NFL career, Terence Newman got ready for practice on Monday. Only on this particular day, Newman took a different route upon his arrival at TCO Performance Center, posting up in his new office inside the facility, rather..." September 04

  • Vikings players had utmost trust in Fred Zamberletti

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Over 74 years as a newspaperman, I have met all types of people involved in athletics. Two individuals have proven unique in their incredible overall impact: Lloyd “Snapper” Stein, who was the Gophers trainer for 41 years, and Fred Zamberletti, who was the trainer for the Vikings..." September 03

  • Vikings Trim Roster To 53

    Pro Football Rumors "The Vikings have announced all of their cuts, getting their roster down to 53. Here are the moves: Waived: G Josh Andrews (Injured) WR Jeff Badet WR Chad Beebe TE Blake Bell RB Mack Brown (Injured) LB Reshard..." September 02

  • Vikings get younger with Brian Robison release, Terence Newman retirement

    Twin Cities "It wasn’t a good day to be an older player on the Vikings. The Vikings on Saturday released defensive end Brian Robison, 35, after an 11-year run and cornerback Terence Newman announced his retirement three days shy of his 40th birthday. Newman will join Minnesota’s..." September 02

  • Vikings legend Fred Zamberletti dies

    Pro Football Talk "Few who don’t play or coach ever make it to a team’s ring of honor. Twenty years ago, Fred Zamberletti earned that award in Minnesota. Zamberletti, who served as the team’s head athletic trainer from its inception in 1961 through 1998, has died. He was..." September 02

  • Vikings claim Matt Wile, release Ryan Quigley

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings have made a change at punter. They claimed Matt Wile off of waivers from the Steelers on Sunday and announced that Ryan Quigley has been dropped from the roster in a corresponding move. Quigley played every game for the Vikings last year after stints with the..." September 02

  • Vikings’ Pat Elflein To Miss Week 1

    Pro Football Rumors "Shelved on the Vikings’ PUP list throughout training camp and during the preseason slate, Pat Elflein will make his way back to practice on Sunday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. However, Minnesota will not have its starting center back in Week 1...." September 01

  • Vikings’ Terence Newman retires, joins coaching staff

    Sportsnaut "When one door closes, another opens. On Saturday, the Vikings announced 39-year-old cornerback Terence Newman was retiring and would join the team’s coaching staff. Newman, who played 15 seasons in the NFL, turns 40 in three days and ultimately was ready to begin the next phase..." September 01

  • Report: NFL anthem talks likely to extend into regular season

    The Score "The 2018 NFL season is a week away, and the league is still trying to resolve issues surrounding its anthem policy. There's been little movement in negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA, and discussions are expected to continue into the season, sources told Mark Maske of the..." August 31

  • Vikings have another late bloomer in undrafted linebacker Eric Wilson

    Twin Cities "Between his splashy pick-six in training camp and a routine tackle for loss in a preseasonn game, linebacker Eric Wilson has spent the past month cementing his status as the Vikings’ most improved player. Not bad for a guy who was passed over by every team in the..." August 30

  • Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones allegedly threw his girlfriend down, kicked her during altercation

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "A woman is accusing Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones of throwing her to the ground, later kicking her and then smacking a cell phone out of her hand as she attempted to call 911, according to a criminal complaint. Jones, 25, was formally charged Thursday morning with felony-level theft,..." August 30

  • NFLPA is still opposed to 18-game season

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the NFL power structure has been wisely coy (if not outright silent) regarding its simmering desire to expand the regular season from 16 games to 18, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has jerked the cat out of the bag (probably not a commonly used expression in the oil and gas..." August 29

  • Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones arrested for alleged domestic assault, theft

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones has been booked into the Dakota County Jail on suspicion of multiple charges, according to jail records. Jones was arrested by Eagan police Tuesday on probable cause of theft, interfering on a 911 call and misdemeanor domestic assault. He has not been..." August 29

  • Vikings WR Adam Thielen reportedly ‘good’ despite leaving practice

    Yardbarker "Minnesota Vikings fans do not have much reason to worry about the status of wide receiver Adam Thielen. Thielen reportedly hobbled off the practice field on Tuesday with a leg injury, but it’s not said to be serious. The Star Tribune’s Andrew Krammer says that Thielen is..." August 28

  • Kirk Cousins reveals Jets offered 3-year, $90M guaranteed deal

    The Score "The first episode of the documentary detailing quarterback Kirk Cousins' free-agent and offseason experience revealed that the New York Jets offered him more than the Minnesota Vikings' winning bid of a fully guaranteed $84 million over three seasons. In the documentary,..." August 28

  • Players, NFL reps to discuss anthem policy today "A group of players and NFL Players Association representatives will meet Monday with a few team owners and NFL representatives to discuss the league's national anthem policy, a source involved with the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The meeting comes amidst the..." August 27

  • Vikings receiver Chad Beebe continues to make strides

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings began training camp with a pair of Minnesota-born receivers — Brandon Zylstra and Jake Wieneke — who seemed like decent candidates to follow Adam Thielen’s unlikely path to the NFL. As they head into the final week of the preseason, they have a third wide..." August 26