Vikings Rumors & News

  • Goodell: Owners to discuss playoff expansion at May meeting "Playoff expansion is a matter of when, not if, and according to Newsday's Bob Glauber, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that owners will discuss the topic at May 20 meetings in Atlanta. Last month,'s Peter King reported that the postseason could expand from 12 to 14..." April 24

  • Jim Brown says Vikings' Adrian Peterson could break rushing record

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Jim Brown knows all about being the NFL rushing king. Nobody in history has held the career rushing title longer than Brown having it from 1963-84. Emmitt Smith is the current rushing leader, having set the mark in 2002. But Brown said Vikings star Adrian Peterson one day could top it. "If..." April 24

  • Lions sign DE George Johnson

    Pride Of Detroit "The Detroit Lions have signed a former Minnesota Vikings defensive end. On Monday, the Detroit Lions signed a pair of cornerbacks in order to add some extra depth to the secondary before their voluntary minicamp begins on Tuesday. Also, it turns out that they added some extra depth on the..." April 22

  • Vikings' likely aim at top of draft is trade or defense

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "With the NFL draft just 18 days away, it now looks like the Vikings will do one of two things with their No. 8 overall pick: Trade down to accumulate more picks or take the best defensive player available. No quarterback. The defensive player would be expected to be either a defensive lineman..." April 21

  • Could Minnesota Vikings take a chance on Aldon Smith?

    Fansided "There is a lot of commotion about the future of Aldon Smith in not only San Francisco but in the NFL as a whole. After repeated off-field issues with the latest forcing National Homeland Security to become involved, there are a lot of rumblings about what Smith’s future looks like and not a lot of..." April 19

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Source close to the situation said Josh Samuda had successful surgery today. Broken fibula, dislocated ankle and damage to deltoid ligament.

  • Who Is Darren Sharper? Disturbing Details Emerge

    Bleacher Report "On a cool November night last year in Tempe, Ariz., at approximately 2 in the morning, a woman awoke groggy and disoriented on a gray sectional couch in a moderate apartment, according to a Tempe, Ariz., police report. She lived in downtown Tempe, her apartment located near red-bricked..." April 16

  • Police: Darren Sharper's DNA found on accuser's clothing "Darren Sharper's DNA was found on one of his alleged rape victims in Arizona, according to testimony given by a Tempe police detective on Wednesday. Sharper was indicted on two counts of sexual assault and three counts of administering dangerous drugs in Arizona on March 11 and his bail hearing..." April 16

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    Matt Vensel @mattvensel

    #Vikings lineman Josh Samuda fractured and dislocated his ankle during today's voluntary workout, per a source. Surgery in the AM.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Eagles S @k4coleman, Kurt Coleman, has agreed to terms w the Vikings.

  • Bridgewater working out for Minnesota Vikings

    Fansided "It was originally reported that former Louisville Cardinals’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater would be working out for the Minnesota Vikings next week. The Vikings are doing their due diligence at the position because 2011 first round pick Christian Ponder has not worked out and veteran Matt..." April 12

  • Vikings offer Coleman contract, but no deal "The Minnesota Vikings offered former Philadelphia Eagles safety Kurt Coleman a contract after meeting with the free agent on Wednesday and Thursday, according to a league source, but Coleman is still weighing his options. The Vikings confirmed Coleman's free-agent visit on Friday morning, which..." April 12

  • Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16 "The National Football League announced today locations and dates for the next two Pro Bowls. The Pro Bowl following the 2014 season will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015, and televised live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX a..." April 09

  • 10 intriguing storylines in the NFL preseason schedule

    USA Today "Are you ready for some experimental football? Granted, it's only the preseason schedule that the league announced Wednesday. Nonetheless, this summer's exhibition season provides a more compelling reason to watch -- at least during the first two weeks of games that won't seem as..." April 09

  • Adrian Peterson backs pay for play "As the debate about whether the NCAA should pay college athletes continues, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson offered his strongest comments yet Wednesday in favor of players receiving compensation. Peterson said players "are the ones making these universities money" and surmised..." April 09

  • Vikings sign wide receiver Lestar Jean

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings have signed wide receiver Lestar Jean, the team announced Tuesday. Jean spent the first three years of his career with the Houston Texans, who signed him as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2011. He spent the 2011 season on injured reserve then played 27 games for them over the..." April 08

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    QB Josh Freeman visited the Bears today.

  • Vikings' Kyle Rudolph says he's NFL's best tight end

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Kyle Rudolph was asked Wednesday to name the NFL's best tight end. He didn't hesitate with his response. "Me," he said. The Vikings starter hasn't had the gaudy receiving numbers of some other tight ends; his best year was 2012, when he caught 53 balls on the way to the Pro Bowl. But Rudolph..." April 03

  • Bears' Jared Allen expects to be booed by Vikings fans "Jared Allen has no illusions about how he will be welcomed when he returns to Minnesota next season. The 32-year-old told NBC Sports Network that he knew staying within the NFC North meant he'd be booed when the Chicago Bears travel to meet the Vikings. "Minnesota has great fans so they're..." April 03

  • Vikings may trade down, draft a safety

    Fansided "The NFL Draft is just around the corner and with free agency offering little help to some at this point, many teams are waiting to see what will happen in the draft before going to back to the pool of veterans on the market. One team that has holes to fill are the Minnesota Vikings, who are..." March 29

  • Brian Robison wants to start but expects competition from Corey Wootton

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Brian Robison is looking to start for the Vikings at defensive end. He figures Corey Wootton will show up with the same idea. The Vikings signed Wootton last week as a free agent from Chicago. Wootton started 15 games in 2013 with the Bears while Robison started all 16 for the Vikings. The..." March 29

  • Youth movement in full effect on Vikings defensive line

    Fox Sports "Brian Robison's spot in the Minnesota Vikings' locker room has been right next to Kevin Williams and Jared Allen the past few years. Robison grew into an every-game starter playing alongside Williams and Allen, and has often talked about the tutelage provided by the two multiple All-Pros. When..." March 28

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bears didn’t represent the biggest $ offer for Jared Allen: #Raiders did. They were willing to pay him $9M. He believed Bears were best fit

  • New NFL rules include more fumble reviews, higher goalposts

    USA Today "Five rules changes, an extensive crackdown on on-field taunting and abusive language and a two-game preseason experiment that will move extra-point attempts from the 2-yard line to the 20 (effectively a 38-yard try) will bring a new look to the 2014 NFL season. Representatives from all 32 teams..." March 26

  • Bears sign Jared Allen

    Pro Football Talk "In one of the most surprising signings in free agency to date, the Bears have acquired Jared Allen. Allen, the former Vikings star, was widely believed to be nearing a deal with the defending champion Seahawks. Instead, he’ll stay in the NFC North but head south to Chicago. “We are extremely..." March 26

  • NFL may expand to four London games in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL isn’t done playing American football in London. In fact, not only is the NFL putting three games in London in 2014, but the London package may grow to four games in London in 2015. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, that’s one of the subjects that will be discussed — although not..." March 24

  • No word yet on Jared Allen decision

    Pro Football Talk "Free-agent defensive end Jared Allen planned to take the weekend to make a decision regarding his future. If a decision has been made, it’s yet to be announced or leaked. The options appear to be: (1) signing with the Seahawks; (2) signing with the Cowboys or someone else; (3) retiring; or..." March 24

  • Vikings to sign Vladimir Ducasse

    Fansided "New York Jets’ free agent offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse has been heavily criticized throughout his career. When the Jets selected Ducasse with the 61st overall pick in the second round of the 2010, they knew the former Massachusetts Minutemen star was going to be a project. However,..." March 23

  • Vikings could take Teddy Bridgewater

    Fansided "Last week, many experts thought Louisville Cardinals’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewaters’ pro day was an absolute disaster. ESPN’s Todd McShay even deemed it one of the worst pro days he’d every seen. However, the Minnesota Vikings are reportedly very high on Bridgewater and could take him with..." March 22

  • Jared Allen to join Seahawks "Pass-rusher Jared Allen has agreed to sign with the Seattle Seahawks and is in the process of finalizing negotiations on a contract with the Super Bowl champions, according to league sources. Barring unforeseen developments, Allen intends to sign an agreement as soon as Thursday while..." March 21

  • Allen weighing Seahawks, other offers "Jared Allen was accompanied on his second visit to the Seattle Seahawks by his wife, family members and his agent. But any sense they were brought together presuming an introductory news conference disintegrated when they left Seahawks headquarters and returned to their family offseason home in..." March 21

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    DL Corey Wootton has agreed to a one-year deal w/#Vikings, per Wootton's agent @MikeMcCartney7.

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    #Vikings have signed former #Saints DT Tom Johnson to a 1-year, $845K deal. Gets $100K in bonuses. He can earn another $600K in incentives.

  • NFL may expand replay to personal fouls, and more

    Pro Football Talk "Two of the 13 rule changes the NFL is considering involve expanding the use of instant replay by allowing coaches to challenge personal foul penalties — and potentially much more than just that. The first proposal, put forward by Washington, is to make personal fouls reviewable. This has been..." March 20

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Sources: Jared Allen making second visit to SB champion Seahawks and could decide whether to join them in next few days.

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    I'm told Jared Allen wants close to $10 million per year like DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers. Cowboys not interested at that price.

  • NFLPA elects new president Eric Winston "With the tenure of NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth coming to an end, three finalists -- free agent tackle Eric Winston, free agent safety Ryan Clark and Saints tight end Ben Watson -- emerged to try to replace him. Winston ranks No. 125 on the free agent list, and he was..." March 19

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    #Vikings have signed former #Saints DT Tom Johnson to a 1-year, $845K deal. Gets $100K in bonuses. He can earn another $600K in incentives.

  • Report: Jared Allen “unlikely” to sign with Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "For Cowboys fans hoping that good things happen in threes, the third good thing apparently won’t be the signing of defensive end Jared Allen. According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, Allen in “unlikely” to sign with the Cowboys after Tuesday’s visit. Allen also has visited the Seahawks, and..." March 19

  • Packers sign former Vikings DT Guion

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The Minnesota-Green Bay shuttle is going the other way for a change. The Packers announced the signing of former Vikings defensive tackle Letroy Guion to a contract on Monday. Multiple reports say the deal is for one year. Guion, 26, had started 28 games the past two seasons for Minnesota at..." March 18

  • Jared Allen out to dinner with Cowboys officials Monday night, will continue visit Tuesday

    Dallas Morning News "Defensive end Jared Allen, the top pass-rushing free agent left on the market, is spending Monday night eating dinner with Dallas Cowboys officials and is scheduled to continue his visit at Valley Ranch on Tuesday, according to a source. So, defensive tackle Henry Melton wasn’t the only free..." March 18

  • Teddy Bridgewater meeting with Minnesota Vikings

    Fansided "Although they’ve re-signed Matt Cassel, the Minnesota Vikings may still be in search of a long-term answer at the quarterback position. Since the departure of Brett Favre, stability at the position has definitely been a concern. So, possibly in the hopes of solving that issue, the team is meeting..." March 16

  • Vikings still trying to sign Henry Melton

    Fansided "Free agent defensive end Henry Melton is set to meet with the Dallas Cowboys this weekend, but that doesn’t mean the teams who have previously met with him are not interested. While the Seattle Seahawks reportedly were close to signing Melton this weekend, the Minnesota Vikings are also keeping an..." March 16

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    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    The #Vikings are still maintaining dialogue with FA DT Henry Melton. Seattle, Dallas, etc. are too.

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    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    Left guard Charlie Johnson back to #Vikings is done, per source. 2-year deal. Told $2.5M/year.

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    Chris Tomasson @christomasson

    If Vikings can't re-sign Charlie Johnson, one guard they are considering is Carolina FA Travelle Wharton. But not ideal that he's 33 in May.

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    Jason_OTC @Jason_OTC

    #Vikings rework Chad Greenways contract. $1mil paycut, fully guarantee $5.5 base salary

  • Vikings hint at making more moves

    Fansided "The Minnesota Vikings are spending some serious cash this offseason on free gents, from bringing back their own guys like Everson Griffen to bringing in new guys like Linval Joseph, the Vikings are making moves and appear to be nowhere near done. General manger Rick Spielman spoke this week..." March 15

  • 49ers to sign cornerback Chris Cook

    Sacramento Bee "Vikings free-agent cornerback Chris Cook, who visited the team today, will sign a one-year deal, according to a league source. Cook, 27, was a disappointment in Minnesota both on and off the field, and he ended his four-year stay there without an interception. However, at 6-2 and 212 pounds, he..." March 14

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Vikings announced that WR Jerome Simpson has re-signed.

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