Jaguars just reached agreement with former Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart, per source.
Source close to the situation would be "shocked" if Jared Allen doesn't end up with the Denver Broncos.
Pro Football Talk "All 32 teams can talk to agents for impending free agents around the league, but they can only sign contracts with players who were already on their rosters or those released around the league. The Vikings have reportedly done both on Sunday. On the heels of word that defensive end Everson..." March 09
Pro Football Talk "The Vikings may be planning to draft a quarterback, but not Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel with the eighth overall pick. Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman suggested that his team might be more interested in addressing another position in the first round of the draft, and..." March 09
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings fullback Jerome Felton would love to see free-agent running back Toby Gerhart re-sign with the team. But he's not counting on it. "Probably pretty low," Felton said Saturday about the chances of Gerhart returning. "Just having played behind Adrian (Peterson), I assume he wants to go..." March 09
CBSSports.com "Four-time All-Pro defensive end Jared Allen is not planning on returning to Vikings, according to a league source. The future Hall of Famer and longtime Viking has whittled down his suitors to less than five teams and Minnesota is not among them. In a move affecting Allen, the Vikings agreed to..." March 09
DE Everson Griffen is re-signing with the Vikings on a huge 5-year deal, per source
Fansided "The Miami Dolphins and defensive tackle Paul Soliai haven’t made any progress on a new deal. From the Miami Herald: In short, both Paul Soliai and Randy Starks – who have anchored the middle of Miami’s D-line for the last half-decade – are most likely gone. There has been no progress..." March 08
Fansided "The San Francisco 49ers are entering the 2014 season one of the best teams in the NFL, as they’re coming off their third straight trip to the NFC Championship game. But the Niners are 1-2 in NFC title games and they may be looking at some veteran free agent talent to shore up some defensive holes..." March 08
ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Starting at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, NFL teams began open (legal) talks with unrestricted free agents before the new league year officially begins on Tuesday, March 11 at 3 p.m. CT. The Minnesota Vikings have already expressed interest in Tennessee Titans' corner Alterraun Verner, who Vikings'..." March 08
Fansided "One thing that the Minnesota Vikings need is help in their secondary, and it will be up to the new regime to fix the holes that helped cause the last regime to lose their jobs. Safety isn’t as pressing a need for the Vikings as cornerback is, but that doesn’t mean safety will be ignored. Jairus..." March 08
Pro Football Talk "Last night, we explained that the possibility of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson getting his apparent wish for the team to sign quarterback Mike Vick possibly hinges on whether quarterback Matt Cassel returns. With Cassel now back, Vick won’t be a Viking. And now we’ll all watch..." March 08
CBSSports.com "New Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said this week that he'd love to have Matt Cassel in Minnesota if Matt Cassel wanted to be in Minnesota. Apparently, that's exactly what Cassel wants. The 31-year-old quarterback has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Vikings, CBS Sports NFL..." March 08
ESPN.com "As the Minnesota Vikings prepare to head out into the free agent market to find a veteran quarterback, their franchise player has some ideas about what they should do next. Running back Adrian Peterson is interested in the team bringing Michael Vick to Minnesota to be the next starting..." March 07
St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Vikings want to re-sign free agent wide receiver Jerome Simpson, who has aired his desire to return. Whether that happens will come down to money. A source said Wednesday the Vikings want to bring back Simpson for a third season. There had been doubts about that happening after Simpson was..." March 06
Fully expect Matt Cassel to hit the open market March 11. He's still been talking to MIN but nothing close. I anticipate he lands in Houston
#Vikings are expected to release DT Letroy Guion, source confirmed.
Spoke with Ken Harris, agent for Vikings DE Jared Allen, who will test FA market regardless. “He’s going to see what 32 teams have to offer”
Vikings will cut TE John Carlson, per source. Sides had been talking about a restructure but couldn't reach an agreement.
NFL.com "The NFL Competition Committee has discussed experimenting this preseason with a longer -- much longer -- extra-point try. According to one member, the committee's meetings this weekend included preliminary talks about placing the ball at the 25-yard line for the extra-point kick -- which would..." March 03
Pinstripe Alley "As the annual wave of 0-0 hope spreads through the NFL, there’s reason to be concerned in Minnesota. Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press explains that NFL teams playing temporarily in different stadiums have struggled in the past. For the next two years, that’s what the Vikings will..." March 01
Fox Sports North "Everson Griffen didn't miss a chance to participate in early offseason activities with the Minnesota Vikings, even though the defensive end is waiting on a contract as an unrestricted free agent. Griffen joined the team for the Arctic Blast snowmobile rally and said he was just "playing my..." February 28
Daily Norseman "It would appear that the answer is yes. According to this report by Jason La Canfora, recently released Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson has visits lined up with the Titans and Broncos. But in that same article, Jason La Canfora mentions that the Vikings are also reportedly interested in..." February 28
St. Paul Pioneer Press "There's no question cornerback Chris Cook fell out of favor last season under former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier. Cook irked Frazier when he was ejected from a game against Chicago for making contact with an official. He was beaten in coverage far too often. And there were questions about some..." February 28
NFL.com "The salary cap is set to make a big jump in 2014. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Thursday the cap is expected to be set at $133 million, according to union and team sources. The official number could come as soon as Friday, according to Breer. The $133 million salary cap figure would be..." February 28
Pro Football Talk "This may be the last season in which only 12 teams make the playoffs. Starting with the 2015 season, the NFL is likely to expand to seven playoff teams in each conference. Sources told Mark Maske of the Washington Post that the plan could be approved by the owners as soon as next month. “I..." February 27
Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Minnesota Vikings spent the weekend at the NFL scouting combine pouring over quarterbacks, as thoroughly as any other team in the league. They're among the frustrated few — well, there's more than a few clubs without a quarterback solution — who badly need this draft to produce a long-term..." February 25
Fansided "At the NFL Scouting Combine, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he’d love to trade back from the No. 8 pick in the draft, assuming the right deal is presented. For this scenario to pan out, the right player must also still be available after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick at No...." February 22
One free-agent match with buzz here: DE Michael Johnson and the #Vikings, who hired his former DC, Mike Zimmer, as head coach.
On the Everson Griffen front, Mike Zimmer told me the #Vikings 'haven't talked about (franchise) tags at all.'
Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is recovering from groin surgery, his third offseason operation in as many years, but the Vikings aren’t worried his availability for the first minicamp of the offseason in April. Coach Mike Zimmer said Friday that Peterson is “doing great” in his rehab from..." February 21
Rick Spielman says on KFAN that the #Vikings will meet with Matt Cassel's agent today. Still want to bring him back.
ESPN.com "The NFL is projected to raise its salary cap to about $130 million, up about 5 percent from $123 million last year, league sources said Thursday. The $130 million figure is even higher than teams are expecting or had been preparing for and will be welcome news for teams, especially ones like..." February 20
NFL.com "Breathe easy, PAT purists. The extra point appears safe ... for now. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Tuesday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that the league's competition committee remains "very early" in any discussions about potentially eliminating extra points, which was a..." February 19
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings tight end John Carlson said he’s not done playing football and will continue his career next season despite his concussion history. Carlson finished the season on injured reserve due to a concussion he suffered in Week 14 against the Ravens. It was his third concussion in six NFL..." February 16
Fansided "The Minnesota Vikings have a lot of work to do before they’re considered contenders again in the NFC North, but this offseason can go a long way towards jump starting the new regime. Mike Zimmer is in town as the new head coach and general manager Rick Spielman wants to arm himself was at least 10..." February 15
Pro Football Talk "Matt Cassel opted out of his contract with the Vikings and Josh Freeman hits free agency next month after his run on the Minnesota bench, which leaves Christian Ponder as the only quarterback with a contract to play for the Vikings next season. General Manager Rick Spielman said Friday that..." February 15
Sports Business Daily "The NFL paid Commissioner Roger Goodell $44.2M in the 12-month period that ended March 31, 2013, the league told SportsBusiness Journal earlier Friday. That figures include $9.1M of deferred pension and bonus earned the previous year. The league expects to file its tax return, which will include..." February 15
Fox Sports North "Well before Norv Turner became the Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator, he knew all about his new team's offensive star, Adrian Peterson. One picture on the wall in Winter Park, the team's headquarters, reminds Turner of everything he needs to know about Peterson. Turner was in the..." February 14
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Friday there is no preconceived notions that the team's eighth overall pick in the NFL draft has to be a quarterback. "It's not going to be a forced issue," Spielman said in a meeting with reporters before next week's NFL Scouting..." February 14
Pro Football Talk "It’s been more than a decade since ESPN pulled the plug on Playmakers, at the behest of former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Another network that doesn’t televise NFL games is going to give it another try. According to Deadline.com, HBO has picked up the series Ballers, which explores the..." February 14
Minneapolis Star Tribune "The University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium will undergo $6.6 million in renovations to meet the needs of the Minnesota Vikings, under a plan presented this week to the Board of Regents. The changes — including a new heating system for the playing field — will be billed to the Vikings, who..." February 13
Fansided "The Minnesota Vikings have been looking for direction at quarterback but they’ve done nothing but get lost. From Christian Ponder to Matt Cassel, Josh Freeman and beyond, the Vikings haven’s had direction at quarterback since Brett Favre gave them a miracle season in 2009. Since then, the..." February 13
Fansided "The Minnesota Vikings have one of the best running backs in the NFL with Adrian Peterson, but the guy who was running behind him wasn’t that bad either. Toby Gerhart was a beast for the Vikings when he needed to be and that may very well have gotten him in line for a big starters contract in the..." February 12
Fox Sports "Matt Cassel played his hand, betting on himself in free agency. The Minnesota Vikings are holding their cards, for now. General manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer said they weren't surprised Cassel exercised the player option and voided the final year of his two-year contract with..." February 10
Fansided "The Minnesota Vikings have been under a ton of scrutiny from fans over the years for failing to realize Christian Ponder isn’t the quarterback of the future. Fans themselves have had a love-hate relationship with Ponder that swings as violently as his consistent does, but things have seemingly..." February 09
Pro Football Talk "Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman was pulled out of a press conference during the first round of last year’s draft to consummate the trade that brought wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to Minnesota and it sounds like he’s ready to drop everything at a moment’s notice again this..." February 09
Fansided "The Minnesota Vikings are a team that needs a lot of help this offseason to even have a chance at competing in 2014, but all hope is not lost. With $20 million in cap space and a history of drafting well, the Vikings very well could turn things around in their first season under Mike..." February 08