Vikings Rumors & News

  • Adrian Peterson tells Mike Zimmer he's skipping Vikings' OTAs

    ESPN.com "The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Adrian Peterson, a source confirmed to ESPN.com's Ben Goessling. The news was reported earlier Sunday by The Associated Press, which cited a source as saying the star running back told coach Mike Zimmer that he..." May 25

  • Zimmer: 'I think I do have an indication' of when Peterson will show

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "When Adrian Peterson will report to the Vikings remains an unknown, but Mike Zimmer thinks he has an idea of when he might see his star running back. The Vikings coach, however, wasn't willing to tip his hand. "I think I do have an indication," Zimmer told 1500 ESPN this week, adding he's not..." May 22

  • Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater eyes NFL career like Brett Favre's

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Teddy Bridgewater hopes to have an NFL career similar to the one Brett Favre had. The Vikings quarterback also would prefer not to be a celebrity. Something's got to give. For an interview to commemorate his 2014 Pepsi Rookie of the Year Award, the Pioneer Press was invited to submit three..." May 21

  • Vikings WR Patterson putting in work in hopes of bounce-back season

    Fox Sports North "Cordarrelle Patterson arrived on the NFL scene in spectacular fashion, a versatile playmaker who was a first-round draft pick after a big trade, complete with his "Flash" nickname and the game to match. The early talk centered on why the flashy receiver wasn't making a bigger impact as a..." May 21

  • US appeals court upholds $50M settlement for retired NFL players

    CBSSports.com "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21

  • NFLPA files motion in Federal Court on Adrian Peterson

    NFL.com "The NFL and NFLPA are at odds again, and it has nothing to do with Tom Brady's recent suspension. The players union announced Tuesday that they filed a motion in Federal Court related to Adrian Peterson. The NFLPA claims Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL have "deliberately ignored" the..." May 20

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19

  • Hartman: Zimmer impressed at Vikings' rookie minicamp

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is impressed after he got a good look at not only his 10 draft picks, but about 10 other rookie free agent signings and 50 additional players who came in for a tryout for the team’s rookie minicamp. “The top two picks obviously, [cornerback] Trae Waynes came in and he..." May 18

  • Medical condition forces Vikings guard to retire after one season

    Sporting News "Austin Wentworth played in seven games for the Vikings last season, and those will be the last NFL games he'll ever play. Shortly before Wentworth was getting ready to prepare for spring workouts, he felt something in his leg. "I came home and my legs went completely numb,” Wentworth said to..." May 14

  • Zimmer doesn't anticipate issues with Peterson

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Members of the Minnesota media got an opportunity to watch tape with Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer today. What Zimmer said during that film session was off the record, but he did speak on the record afterward. So of course Adrian Peterson came up. Maybe it was the clips from the 2014 season..." May 14

  • PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings

    CBSSports.com "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13

  • In MyCole Pruitt, Vikings see echoes of past success

    ESPN.com "In reality, whatever chance MyCole Pruitt had at long-term basketball success hit a dead end. He was the biggest player on his team at Kirkwood High School (just outside of St. Louis), but at just 6-foot-2, Pruitt wasn't going to pique anyone's interest as a low-post player in college. "That..." May 11

  • Bryant I'd Love to Play w/ Peterson 'That Man's a Monster!'

    TMZ.com "Dez Bryant + Adrian Peterson = TOTAL DOMINATION ... so says Dez who tells TMZ Sports he thinks it would be something "very special" if AP somehow signed with the Dallas Cowboys. Bryant was leaving The Palm in Bev Hills last night -- when he told us the two would be an unstoppable duo if they..." May 11

  • Rookie cornerback Trae Waynes makes a good first impression

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Friday was the first day of class for Trae Waynes with the Vikings. It looks as if he earned an "A." Waynes, a cornerback selected with the No. 11 pick in last week's NFL draft, took part in the opening day of a rookie minicamp, and his teacher sure was pleased. "It's way, way, way early,..." May 09

  • Vikings sign entire 2015 draft class

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Thursday afternoon was a reminder of how the negotiation of NFL rookie contracts has changed since the current collective bargaining agreement was agreed upon in 2011. Vikings top pick Trae Waynes signed his first NFL contract around lunchtime. Not long after Waynes put paper to pen, nine other..." May 08

  • Former NFL LB Scott Fujita: 30 to 50 percent of players smoke pot

    CBSSports.com "We live in a society where marijuana is becoming increasingly destigmatized. It has been completely legalized for recreational used in four states, decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 states. Even the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence..." May 07

  • Vikings Sign Second-Round Pick ILB Eric Kendricks

    NFL Trade Rumors "Darren Wolfson reports that the Vikings have also signed second-round pick ILB Eric Kendricks to a four-year contract on Thursday. Minnesota has already signed first-round pick CB Trae Waynes and sixth-round pick selection OT Tyrus Thompson, so it appears as though more moves will be coming in..." May 07

  • Vikings agree to terms with first-round pick Trae Waynes, all other nine draftees

    Twin Cities "The Vikings on Thursday signed first-round pick Trae Waynes and all nine of their other draftees to four-year contracts. Waynes, a cornerback, was taken with the No. 11 pick in last week’s draft out of Michigan State. He will receive a $7.674 million signing bonus and his total deal is worth..." May 07

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    #Vikings have signed first-round pick Trae Waynes, according to a league source. He's the fourth first-rounder to sign.

  • Vikings' Patterson works with 'Hell's trainer' to improve

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Cordarrelle Patterson spent four long weeks of the biggest offseason of his young career at the beach. But it’s definitely not what you have in mind. The third-year wide receiver traveled to San Francisco this winter to work out with the mystery man “Men’s Health” magazine once dubbed “Hell’s..." May 06

  • Vikings tackle Matt Kalil undergoes procedures beyond surgery to fix knees

    USA Today "Teddy Bridgewater's blind side protector has taken extra steps to get his knees healthy in hopes of returning to Pro Bowl form. Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees this offseason, as well as injections designed to help patients deal with joint..." May 06

  • Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace says he’s the NFL’s fastest player

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Bring back the “NFL’s Fastest Man’’ competition. That might be the only way to settle this. There’s no longer an annual competition to determine the speediest player. If someone wants to start it up again, Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace would be ready to take on all comers. “Without a..." May 05

  • Spielman won’t say whether “commitment” will be made to Peterson

    Pro Football Talk "Contrary to whatever it was that Cris Carter was hinting about last week, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wasn’t traded. And Peterson’s agent has acknowledged that a trade won’t happen — but that the Vikings should extend “a commitment to make him retire as a Viking.” Appearing recently on..." May 05

  • Vikings Pick Up Fifth Year Options On Harrison Smith and Matt Kalil

    Daily Norseman "In a decision that isn't terribly shocking, the Minnesota Vikings have picked up the fifth-year options on both of their first-round picks from 2012, offensive tackle Matt Kalil and safety Harrison Smith. Kalil was the fourth overall selection in 2012, and as a result the cost of his fifth-year..." May 04

  • Vikings finalizing undrafted free agent class

    ESPN.com "The Minnesota Vikings are still putting the finishing touches on their 2015 class of undrafted free agents, and will announce the entire group in the next few days. After the Minnesota Football Honors banquet in Minneapolis on Sunday night, however, general manager Rick Spielman confirmed the..." May 04

  • Adrian Peterson’s agent changes tune, now wants more money from Vikings

    Sportress of Blogitude "Ben Dogra, the agent for Adrian Peterson, seemingly has accepted with the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft come and gone that his client will be a member of the Minnesota Vikings next season. And because of that reality setting in, Dogra has changed his tune, now suggesting that the team should..." May 03

  • Vikings add Eric Kendricks

    Pro Football Talk "One of the best linebackers in the draft has landed in Minnesota. With the 45th pick in the draft, the Vikings selected UCLA’s Eric Kendricks. The winner of the 2014 Butkus Award, Kendricks is the youngest brother of Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks." May 02

  • Vikings snag T.J. Clemmings at No. 110

    Pro Football Talk "In every draft, there are some prospects touted as first-round picks take wind up staying on the board into the third day. Pittsburgh tackle T.J. Clemmings was one of those players in this year’s draft. Clemmings’s wait came to an end with the 110th pick when the Vikings drafted him in the..." May 02

  • Vikings draft Trae Waynes in the first round

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "With the 11th pick in the NFL draft, the Vikings selected Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes. Of course. The majority of mock drafts in recent weeks had the Vikings selecting Waynes, who played in 36 games over three years with the Spartans. In 2014, his junior year, he picked off three..." May 01

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    #Vikings choose Michigan St CB Trae Waynes at No. 11. He can go against Kevin White for seasons to come in NFC North.

  • Vikings eye draft prospects to complement young QB

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "For the first time since they had to fill in a Favre-sized divot at TCF Bank Stadium late in the 2010 season, the Vikings will enter the NFL draft without having to worry about finding the right quarterback. Now, the concern becomes surrounding Teddy Bridgewater with enough talent for him to..." April 30

  • Cris Carter suggests an Adrian Peterson trade is coming

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings continue to insist that Adrian Peterson will not be traded. Not everyone believes them. Cris Carter, the Hall of Fame former Vikings receiver who now works as an ESPN commentator, suggested today on Mike & Mike that he has been given inside information about a Peterson..." April 30

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    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • Adrian Peterson: Playing in Dallas 'would be nice'

    NFL.com "The Minnesota Vikings have no intention of trading Adrian Peterson. The Dallas Cowboys have no intention of trading for a veteran. Those facts won't stop the running back from dreaming about one day playing in Dallas. While attending the Dallas Mavericks-Houston Rockets NBA Playoff game on..." April 29

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades

    CBSSports.com "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • Vikings GM: "Looking Forward" To Trading Out Of #11 Pick

    Daily Norseman "On numerous occasions in the past, Minnesota Vikings' general manager Rick Spielman has said that he likes having 10 picks to work with in an NFL Draft. This year is no different, and he made that clear in a press conference this afternoon. Per our friends over at Vikings Territory, Spielman..." April 28

  • Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson: 'This year is going to make me or break me'

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Several of the Vikings' top offensive players went to Southern California. Cordarrelle Patterson headed to Northern California. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, tight end Kyle Rudolph, running back Jerick McKinnon and wide receiver Charles Johnson were among players who got together for workouts..." April 28

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • Vikings GM: 'We have no interest in trading' Peterson

    NFL.com "Vikings general manager Rick Spielman intends to keep Adrian Peterson on the roster and he's not leaving much room for interpretation. "We can just end the Adrian Peterson stuff," Spielman told reporters on Tuesday. "Our position has not changed. ... We have no interest in trading Adrian..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

  • Adrian Peterson absent but still wanted back by Vikings

    ESPN.com "The Minnesota Vikings have reconvened from their winter break, with most of the roster assembled at team headquarters for daily strength and conditioning workouts. Adrian Peterson, of course, has been conspicuously missing. "The guys in the locker room, we all love Adrian," quarterback Teddy..." April 28

  • Reports: Adrian Peterson Trade Looking Less Likely

    Sportsnaut "NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday that the Minnesota Vikings are strongly set against trading running back Adrian Peterson, so much so that it would potentially take too much for another team to acquire him. Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson echoed this sentiment on Sunday, saying..." April 27

  • Cowboys not involved in Adrian Peterson trade talks

    CBSSports.com "Our stereotypical perception of the Dallas Cowboys tells us Jerry Jones covets Adrian Peterson and Jones will do anything in his power to acquire the Vikings running back. But the Cowboys haven't operated at the stereotypical level for a few months (years?) and expecting them to mortgage..." April 27

  • Who is really in play for potential Adrian Peterson trade?

    Yahoo! Sports "Rarely has a veteran player dominated an NFL draft run-up the way Adrian Peterson has. While this is the portion of the offseason typically overrun with pro days, propaganda and draft subterfuge, Peterson has remained the veteran question mark curling around the month of April. Who is in the..." April 27

  • Rick Spielman: Cordarrelle Patterson has “really grown up a lot”

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings changed the complexion of their receiving corps this offseason when they traded for Mike Wallace and released Greg Jennings and it would change even more if Cordarrelle Patterson made the switch from intriguing talent to consistent performer. Patterson showed off that talent in the..." April 26

  • Herschel Walker: Vikings should trade Adrian Peterson

    CBSSports.com "Adrian Peterson will play in the NFL in 2015, the only question is where. The Vikings, the team that drafted him in 2007, want the running back enough to pay him $12.75 million next season. But Peterson, who felt the organization didn't support him after he was indicted on child-injury charges..." April 26

  • Norv Turner tells Bridgewater doubters where to stick their brooms

    ESPN.com "The irony of Teddy Bridgewater's rickety pro day -- an event that did not create the same hysteria in Minnesota as it did in other corners of the NFL -- is not lost on Norv Turner. "In 10 years," the Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator said last week, "someone will probably claim we..." April 25

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion

    CBSSports.com "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • Trading for Adrian Peterson is a risky proposition for any team

    SB Nation "Adrian Peterson will likely go down as the best running back of his generation and looks to be Hall of Fame bound after racking up more than 10,000 rushing yards and six trips to the Pro Bowl in his first seven NFL seasons. He already ranks 28th all-time in rushing yards and 14th in rushing..." April 22