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Article: Vikings First-Round History

College Football And Draft Today, 05:22 PM
The NFL Draft begins in four weeks, and given the makeup of the Vikings’ current roster, the offseason moves and the players who might be...
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Why Stefen Wisniewski is key to the Vikings 2015 draft an...

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 03:05 PM
Forgetting for a moment that the mere name Wisniewski practically DEMANDS that he play for the Vikings or the cursed Packers, there are s...
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Article: Trade Values From Adrian's Top-5 Wish List

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 03:06 PM
Four hours...for four hours Wednesday afternoon, Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman met with Adrian Peterson at his home outside of Houston. W...
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Notable NFL News (Cuts, signings, injuries, etc.)

NFL Football Talk Today, 06:35 AM
This thread will be used for a lot of general NFL news.   Obviously big stories will get their own threads, but a lot of the NFL tid...
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Greg Jennings released

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 06:35 AM
The Minnesota Vikings announced Saturday that they have released wide receiver Greg Jennings.   Per overthecap.com, the move will sa...
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Article: NFC North Offseason Needs

NFL Football Talk Today, 06:35 AM
The NFL’s new league year begins one week from today, and while we should all be well aware of the Vikings’ myriad offseason needs by now...
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Latest News


Peterson to Cowboys Rumors Reignited

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo restructured his contract on Wednesday to clear $12.8 million in cap space – or as NFL rumor mongers like to call it: just enough room to wedge a certain disgruntled running back from Texas under the cap. The Adrian Peterson speculation has started again.


Vikings First-Round History

The NFL Draft begins in four weeks, and given the makeup of the Vikings’ current roster, the offseason moves and the players who might be available when they pick at 11 in the first round, they could go any number of directions. I thought it might be interesting to take a historical look back at the positions the Vikings have addressed with their first-round picks.


Fewer Greenbacks Don’t Prevent Greenway’s Return

Chad Greenway has restructured his contract and will return to the Vikings for the 2015 season. He has agreed to a pay cut in order to finish his career in Minnesota. That doesn’t happen often with the Vikings, but it may be a sign of something worthwhile being built here.


What Fake Noise?

On Monday the Atlanta Falcons were heavily penalized by the NFL for admitting to pumping in fake crowd noise during home games at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons were reportedly fined $350,000 and lost a fifth-round draft pick as a result. The disciplinary action against the Dirty Birds has led many to suggest the Vikings should face similar penalties for similar infractions.


Vikings Broadening Their Horizons Through Free Agency

In year’s past, the Minnesota Vikings approach to free agency has been rather predictable. Letting other teams jump in on the big name options, the Vikings would sit back until the second wave of players rose to the top when they would jump in at a reasonable price and fill a few needs. While that was still their base level approach in 2015, they seasoned things up a little bit with a new flare that should excite the fan base.


Vikings Sign Old Man in Cornerback Newman

The current Vikings youth movement started sometime shortly after Brett Favre’s helmeted head hit the turf at TCF Bank Stadium in 2010. It continued last year under the Mike Zimmer regime with the defections of All-Pro linemen Jared Allen and Kevin Williams. It came to a temporary halt on Thursday with the signing of 36-year-old cornerback Terence Newman.


Minnesota's Mad Scientist

One year ago, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was a relative unknown. Having spent twenty years coaching in the NFL all at the assistants level, he’s taken a backseat to some big name coaches like Barry Switzer, Bill Parcels and Marvin Lewis. As it often is in the NFL, these head coaches reaped the glory (and the angst) while Zimmer and the other position coaches/coordinators quietly went along and did their jobs.


Roger Rules--News from the NFL Owners Meetings

The NFL got together for their annual owners meetings down in Phoenix this past week, and all the teams’ head coaches gathered for a photo. No one was injured in the taking of the photo, but no hugs were exchanged either. They all played nice, we presume, until it came time to vote on rule changes.


Addition Through Subtraction

By now, seemingly every Adrian Peterson angle has been covered. Every opinion has been stated and every voice heard. Frankly, it’s been exhausting. Well, if you have time and are willing, I’d like to offer you one more. Is it possible that the Vikings could be a better football team without Adrian Peterson?


Not-Too-Early Fantasy Rankings: Running backs

In part three of my kind-of-but-not-really-too-early fantasy football rankings, I take a look at the Top 10 running backs. This is the first of the top-10s that could potentially include a Vikings player – only we don’t know yet if said player will be on the Vikings roster this season, and if he is, if he’ll actually show up and play.


Vikings Agree to Terms with Free Agent Safety Taylor Mays

The Minnesota Vikings finally captured a Bengal. Free agent safety and former Cincinnati Bengal Taylor Mays has agreed to a one-year deal with the Vikings, according to ESPN. The Vikings brought him in last week for a visit and soon (once he signs) he will become a member of the team.


Should the Vikings Just Sit on Peterson?

One popular yet seemingly knee-jerk reaction among Vikings observers to the latest comments from the Adrian Peterson camp is that the team should simply sit on Peterson. The Vikings have him under contract through 2017 and are under no obligation to sell low on him to another team. Go ahead and sit out if you don’t want to play, Adrian.