Mike Zimmer was Adrian Peterson’s coach for one offseason plus one regular season game, before the star running back went on hiatus.
Mike Zimmer held a film session with members of the press, breaking down Vikings gameplay video so that reporters could better understand his strategies as a coach, and the game itself.
The owner of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings has been sued in New Jersey by the children of a former partner who say their father was cut out of a real estate deal by Wilf and his father. The son and daughter of Meyer Gold, who died in 2013, say he was a one-third owner of the company, called Amchu.
Proceeds from ticket sales to watch Brett Favre’s induction into the Green Bay Packers’ Hall of Fame on the Lambeau Field video boards will benefit his charity — Favre 4 Hope. Those tickets at $4 a piece went sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday. As of Wednesday, all 67,000 tickets had been sold. The banquet and ceremony will be held in the stadium atrium on July 18. More than 1,600 will attend that sold-out event.
The NFL suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games on Monday for his role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the AFC title game. The league also fined the Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks, including next years’ first-round choice.
An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was “at least generally aware” of the rules violations.
Waynes actually grew up playing a different position, played in high school with another first round pick, and had a tough guidance counselor — his father.
The Minnesota Vikings used the first three rounds of the NFL draft for help on defense. Then they turned to the offense for the final day, starting with right tackle T.J. Clemmings in the fourth round.
The Dallas Cowboys have taken linebacker Damien Wilson of Minnesota in the fourth round of the NFL draft, and the Tennessee Titans selected the running back they said they wanted out of the final day of the NFL draft in David Cobb of Minnesota.
The Minnesota Vikings take six picks into the final day of the NFL draft, with needs at receiver and on the offensive line. The Vikings have one selection each in the fourth and sixth rounds and two picks each in the fifth and seventh rounds Saturday.
The Minnesota Vikings filled one of their biggest needs, selecting UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks with the 45th overall selection in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night. Kendricks won the Butkus Award as college football’s best linebacker last season. The 6-foot, 232-pound Kendricks led the Bruins in tackles and fills an immediate need for the Vikings.
The Green Bay Packers will give thanks to Brett Favre during their Thanksgiving night game. The Packers announced Monday what had been long expected: Favre’s dark green No. 4 jersey will be unveiled on the north facade of Lambeau Field at halftime of the Nov. 26 game against the rival Chicago Bears.
Let the prognosticating and guessing begin. The Minnesota Vikings released their 2015 regular season schedule Tuesday night. Now that we have a schedule, the season can start to take shape. Here’s a look at how the season could transpire, in our opinion.
The Minnesota Vikings released their 2015 regular season schedule Tuesday night. It includes at least two appearances on national television, including their season opener. Here are five games to watch as Minnesota gets ready for the 2015-16 season with the NFL Draft approaching and star running back Adrian Peterson’s status unknown.
A person with knowledge of Adrian Peterson’s offseason workouts tells The Associated Press that star running back has decided not to attend Minnesota’s spring strength and conditioning program.
The NFL draft is two weeks away, and one Gopher is hoping to hear his name. Linebacker Damien Wilson flourished this season, and now he’s training and preparing for a shot at the big time.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson met Tuesday with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding his reinstatement, eight days before the expected expiration of the suspension that was invoked last season under the personal conduct policy.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will meet Tuesday with the NFL to discuss his playing status, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke Monday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information.
Former NFL All-Pro Darren Sharper has pleaded guilty to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault in a plea deal with Arizona prosecutors and was immediately sentenced to nine years in prison.
The Vikings released Jennings on Saturday, roughly 18 hours after their trade for Wallace was finalized. Jennings would have counted $11 million against their salary cap this year, so after two unremarkable years with the team he was the latest veteran around the league with a big contract to be let go with less than half of the contract length fulfilled.
The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their three-year contract with defensive tackle Tom Johnson. The Vikings announced the deal Wednesday.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday they’ve re-signed running back Matt Asiata, who became a restricted free agent after last season. In three seasons with the Vikings, Asiata has appeared in 42 games with 10 starts.
With the start of the league business year in the NFL happening Tuesday afternoon, the Minnesota Vikings are continuing to speak with Adrian Peterson about his future with the team. Peterson met with Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf as well as General Manager Rick Spielman on Monday in New York.
According to sources, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman and Head Coach Mike Zimmer flew to Houston on Wednesday to meet with Peterson at his home and discuss his future with the team.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they’ve agreed to the terms of a trade that would send back-up quarterback Matt Cassel to the Buffalo Bills. The Vikings will get an undisclosed draft pick from the Bills in return for Cassel.
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Minneapolis will host the 2018 Super Bowl after a vote by owners on Tuesday rewarded the city for getting a new stadium deal.
The Vikings drafted UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr at No. 9, then traded back into the first round with Seattle at No. 32 to get Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
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