Vikings Rumors & News

  • Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2016 class "The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 was trimmed down to 25 on Tuesday during NFL Network's Gold Jacket Semifinalists special. The original field of 108 nominees and these selections will be cut to 15 in early January. The group of semifinalists includes 22 players and three coaches,..." November 25

  • What are the worst calls by referees this season? Here are our top five

    Yahoo! Sports "Super Bowl 50, billed as a celebration of a half-century of what has become the pinnacle sporting event in the Western Hemisphere, was marred — before the game ever started — on an obscure automatic coin toss loss by the Carolina Panthers for sending too many captains (teams are allowed six) out..." November 25

  • Vikings' task now is to get over Packers loss quickly

    ESPN "After Minnesota Vikings players departed on Monday following the team's debriefing from a 30-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers, coach Mike Zimmer gave them some homework: Watch film of the Atlanta Falcons before you return to the facility on Wednesday. That's partially because the Vikings have..." November 23

  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson says onus on whole team, including coaches

    ESPN "After the Minnesota Vikings lost to the Green Bay Packers for the 10th time in 12 games on Sunday and gave back their one-game NFC North lead with a 30-13 loss at TCF Bank Stadium, running back Adrian Peterson said the Vikings need to take a comprehensive look at what they can do better. "I..." November 23

  • NFL Targets Massive Payday in Thursday Night TV Deal

    The Hollywood Reporter "One of the last big sports rights opportunities for several years is about to become available to TV networks. The NFL's Thursday Night Football — which for the past two seasons has aired on CBS via one-year deals — is generating intense interest as the league is likely to extend the length of the..." November 23

  • Report: 2016 NFL Draft to allow trades for compensatory picks

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is reportedly considering an exciting new twist to the 2016 NFL Draft. Prior to the upcoming draft in Chicago, compensatory draft picks were off the table for any potential trades. However, the league is expected to allow them to be part of the trade equation this spring, which ESPN’s..." November 19

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    Matt Vensel @mattvensel

    Adrian Peterson was limited with a hamstring injury. Teddy Bridgewater has a left shoulder injury but practiced fully today.

  • Vikings blitz Raiders, take sole possession of first in NFC North

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Derek Carr put up the bigger numbers. Teddy Bridgewater walked away with the win. In a battle between the two most accomplished quarterbacks from the 2014 draft class, Bridgewater threw for just 140 yards. But thanks to another big play on special teams, a second-half shutout from the defense..." November 16

  • Teddy Bridgewater will play week after sustaining concussion

    ESPN "Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who sustained a concussion Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, has been cleared and is ready to play against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, according to a league source. Bridgewater was a full participant in practice Friday, and though he still..." November 15

  • After fine for hit on Bridgewater, Joyner won’t second-guess himself

    Pro Football Talk "Rams cornerback Lamarcus Joyner was fined by the NFL for a hit that gave a concussion to a sliding Teddy Brdgewater, but Joyner doesn’t think he can worry about stuff like that while he’s on the field. Joyner said he feels terrible about hurting Bridgewater, but he also said he won’t think..." November 14

  • Gregg Williams says Rams moving past Teddy Bridgewater controversy

    ESPN "Nearly a week after Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer referenced the "history" of St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams after a late hit to quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Williams had his chance to respond Friday afternoon. For the most part, Williams declined to address..." November 14

  • Eric Kendricks doubtful, Barr and Bridgewater questionable for Vikings

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "The Vikings officially listed Teddy Bridgewater and Anthony Barr as questionable for Sunday’s game in Oakland. Bridgewater has practiced all week, though as of Friday afternoon he had not cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol. Coach Mike Zimmer said he had ‘no doubt’ Bridgewater would start..." November 13

  • Adrian Peterson inspired by Charles Woodson's play at age 39

    ESPN "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has spoken several times this year of his belief he can be one of the league's better running backs into his late 30s. In doing so, Peterson has named Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson -- who's leading the league in interceptions at age 39 -- as..." November 12

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    Matt Vensel @mattvensel

    Mike Zimmer said that Teddy Bridgewater is "progressing nicely." Still in the concussion protocol.

  • Vikings Expect Bridgewater to Be Ready Sunday Despite Concussion

    Black Sports Online "The Vikings have to be one of the biggest shocker of the season so far for me. I knew the return of Adrian Peterson would help young stud Teddy Bridgewater out a lot but I didn’t expect them to be sitting at 6-2 and undefeated against division opponents headed into week 10. Bridgewater was..." November 10

  • Jeff Fisher takes jab at Rodney Harrison in response to criticism

    The Score "St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher used a familiar refrain to respond to Rodney Harrison's criticism over his team's injuring of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater: Consider the source. The longtime head coach praised the former Pro Bowler on Monday while addressing the media,..." November 10

  • NFL officials in Mexico City, seeing if it’s ready for 2016 game

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL continues to expand its inventory in England, they’re also looking at games outside our borders but on our continent. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, a group of league officials will be in Mexico City through Wednesday, trying to determine if Azteca Stadium is prepared..." November 10

  • Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr hopes he’s OK as he heads for X-rays on injured left arm

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr had his left arm in a cast after Sunday’s 21-18 overtime win over St. Louis and said he was heading for X-rays. “I don’t know yet,’’ Barr said of what’s wrong. “Hopefully, it’s fine. … It feels weird. It feels a little sore.’’ Pending the X-rays, it remains to..." November 09

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    .@NFL is reviewing the Lamarcus Joyner hit on #Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater, who is feeling much better and heading into the facility.

  • Zimmer: Bridgewater 'should be good to go' for Sunday "The Vikings expect to have Teddy Bridgewater back in a hurry. Coach Mike Zimmer told reporters on Monday that the second-year quarterback "passed his first test" after suffering a concussion in Sunday's 21-18 win over the St. Louis Rams. "He should be good to go, I think," Zimmer said of..." November 09

  • Jeff Fisher responds to Mike Zimmer’s criticism

    Pro Football Talk "After Sunday’s game between the Rams and Vikings, Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer made clear his disagreement with the hits on quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. With a calm, matter-of-face tone of voice, Zimmer made it clear that he wasn’t happy. “If we were on the street, we probably would have had a..." November 09

  • Mike Zimmer Calls Out Rams Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams after Cheap Shot on Teddy Bridgewater

    The Big Lead "Mike Zimmer was not in a good mood after his quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was knocked out of the game on a dirty hit after he had slid to the turf. Zimmer did not stop to speak to Jeff Fisher after the overtime field goal won it, and he was still incensed after getting to the locker room. He..." November 09

  • Vikings edge Rams in OT after Bridgewater knocked from game

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings were leading 18-15 early in the fourth quarter Sunday and were in position to pull away from the visiting St. Louis Rams when quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was lost for the game after an illegal hit by Rams cornerback Lamarcus Joyner. Bridgewater appeared to be knocked out cold..." November 08

  • Bridgewater leaves game, being evaluated for concussion "Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater left early in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams and went to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion, the team announced. " November 08

  • Patterson trying to remain positive despite plummeting down depth chart

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Cordarrelle Patterson, who first lost his starting job this time a year ago, is trying to stay positive despite plummeting down the depth chart. “I know my ability. I know what I can do. I’ve just got to control what I can control,” he said today. “When my opportunities come, I’ve got to make..." November 06

  • Adrian Peterson on If He’ll Play Until Age 40

    Black Sports Online "Despite missing basically a full season last year and being 30 years old this season, Adrian Peterson has been balling out for the Minnesota Vikings. The nine-year veteran has 633 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 4.5 yards a carry so far this season. According to ESPN, Peterson is on pace..." November 05

  • Smartphone Breathalyzer Company Ranks the Drunkest NFL Fanbases (Congrats, Buffalo!)

    Complex "Ever wonder which NFL fanbases get the drunkest while watching their respective teams play? Thanks to the folks at BacTRACK -- a company that sells smartphone breathalyzers -- we may have the answer. Using data collected by BacTRACK during the first seven Sundays of the NFL season, and dividing..." November 04

  • Vikings on Gurley: He's Adrian Peterson all over again "The Vikings know they're seeing a star player in Todd Gurley this weekend, mostly because he reminds them of one of their teammates. "This guy, Todd Gurley, he's special," Minnesota cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said Monday, via "He's Adrian Peterson all over again. ... People..." November 03

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    Matt Vensel @mattvensel

    The #Vikings game with the #Packers at TCF on Nov. 22 has been flexed to 3:25 p.m. CDT.

  • Furious comeback gives Minnesota 23-20 win over Bears

    Daily Norseman "For about fifty-eight minutes on Sunday afternoon, it looked like the Minnesota Vikings were going to suffer their eighth consecutive loss at Soldier Field, as they trailed the Chicago Bears by a score of 20-13 at the two-minute warning. Fortunately for the Vikings, NFL games are sixty minutes..." November 02

  • Cordarrelle Patterson isn’t on the trade block

    Pro Football Talk "As the trade deadline approaches, the names circulating as possible candidates to change teams are, in most cases, not going anywhere. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, receiver Cordarrelle Patterson isn’t available. It’s a bit of a surprise, given that the 2013 first-round pick..." November 02

  • Cordarrelle Patterson isn’t on the trade block

    Pro Football Talk "As the trade deadline approaches, the names circulating as possible candidates to change teams are, in most cases, not going anywhere. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, receiver Cordarrelle Patterson isn’t available. It’s a bit of a surprise, given that the 2013 first-round pick..." November 02

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    No Sharrif Floyd again; he's likely out Sunday. Adrian Peterson was back, and had his helmet.

  • Vikings coach sorry for tobacco joke that took on life of its own

    CBS Sports "It started innocently enough, with a report that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was questionable ahead of last Sunday's game because he swallowed chewing tobacco during a bumpy flight to Detroit. It made for a good story -- except it wasn't true. Instead, Peterson says he got sick from..." October 29

  • Adrian Peterson plans to pass on the shrimp, be careful about diet

    ESPN "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson plans to steer clear of Chicago's seafood restaurants this weekend. "Yeah, I'll be a little more cautious of what I eat," Peterson said Wednesday during a conference call with Chicago media members. Peterson was downgraded to questionable on..." October 29

  • Adrian Peterson says he needs a Super Bowl to vindicate his career

    ESPN "The Minnesota Vikings are two games over .500 for the first time since Adrian Peterson's MVP season in 2012 and they're in search of their first win in Chicago this weekend since Peterson ran for 224 yards on 20 carries against the Bears as a rookie in 2007. A victory there would put the..." October 28

  • Adrian Peterson calls Matt Forte the 'Stephen Curry' of football

    ESPN "Adrian Peterson said on Wednesday that he considers Bears tailback Matt Forte to be the “Stephen Curry” of football. “Matt Forte. What would I call him? I would call him Stephen Curry. Mr. Dependable. That’s what I would call him,” Peterson told Chicago reporters. Peterson’s comments on..." October 28

  • NFL could change personal conduct discipline without CBA extension

    CBS Sports "Lost amid the actual football on the field is the ongoing lawsuit between Tom Brady and the NFL. The league lamented in its appeal filing Monday the "unfathomable" and "inexplicable" decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman to vacate Brady's suspension. All of this further underlines the..." October 27

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Sharrif Floyd has a little piece of torn cartilage in his ankle, Zimmer said. He's heard all kinds of ranges on how long he could be out.

  • Vikings apply lessons learned to rally past Lions

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As the Vikings settled into their chairs in the team meeting room at Winter Park last week, coach Mike Zimmer flashed three statistics from Week 15 last season up onto the large projection screen. In a two-point loss at Detroit last December, a game the Vikings led by 14 in the second quarter,..." October 26

  • Adrian Peterson to start against Detroit Lions

    ESPN "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was downgraded to questionable because of an illness Saturday night, is active and will start Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. Peterson became sick on Saturday evening, but people close to him figured it would take much more than an..." October 25

  • Adrian Peterson now questionable on injury report because of illness "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected to play against the Lions today in Detroit, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. AP had been listed as questionable with an illness. The Vikings' running back had been listed as probable to play with a finger injury. Peterson was limited..." October 25

  • Adrian Peterson denies sickness being caused by chewing tobacco

    ESPN "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was downgraded to questionable because of an illness Saturday night, started Sunday 28-19 win over the Lions, but he was frustrated by a report citing the cause of him getting sick. Fox play-by-play caller Chris Myers said early in Sunday's..." October 25

  • Adrian Peterson got sick from swallowing chewing tobacco on bumpy flight

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Adrian Peterson's sudden illness that led to a questionable listing for Sunday's game was the work of chewing tobacco and a bumpy flight, according to the pregame broadcast. FOX reported that Peterson -- who was fine during the week but downgraded to questionable with an illness Saturday --..." October 25

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    Minnesota Vikings @Vikings

    Adrian Peterson (illness) has been downgraded to questionable for #MINvsDET

  • Stefon Diggs working with No. 1 offense; Sharrif Floyd not practicing

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "For what it’s worth, rookie Stefon Diggs was running with the first-team offense in the three-receiver set during the open part of practice this morning. But we should also note that the media only gets to see the first few minutes of practice. Probably because we’d report things like..." October 23

  • Cowboys reclaim title of America's favorite NFL team

    The Score "The Dallas Cowboys are once again America's favorite NFL team. After dropping to fourth place in 2014, the Cowboys reclaimed the top spot in the annual Harris Poll, which surveyed 2,368 U.S. adults from Sept. 9-17 to determine the most popular NFL franchises. The Green Bay Packers and New..." October 23

  • NFL teams may cut ties to fantasy sites amid inquiries

    Boston Globe "The US attorney’s office in Boston has subpoenaed DraftKings Inc., seeking information about whether one of its employees had inside information that helped him win a fantasy sports contest on a competitor’s site, according to two people familiar with the federal investigation. The inquiry is..." October 23

  • NFLPA files grievance against NFL teams for use of sleep-monitoring devices

    Sporting News "The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance against the NFL and its 32 teams, saying the use of sleep-monitoring devices is a violation of the collective bargaining agreement. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith issued a memo to players Thursday. In the memo, acquired by USA Today,..." October 23

  • Will a team play two games in London next season? "The International Series will continue this weekend when the Bills and Jaguars meet at London's Wembley Stadium. As the festivities surrounding that matchup ramp up, the NFL continues to look at ways to grow the enterprise. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Wednesday that the NFL is exploring..." October 22