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.
Former Gophers running back David Cobb strained his quad at the NFL Combine last month, and rather than risk further injury by testing it in the Gophers’ annual Pro Day on Monday, he’s giving it time to heal up, and planning to hold his own personal pro day in early April.
The Minnesota Vikings have completed their online presentation of stories surrounding Black History Month. The team website featured a daily video plus various articles throughout February commemorating the event, including poignant interviews with several black former players about their experiences with discrimination.
It appears if Adrian Peterson has anything to say about it, his career with the Minnesota Vikings is over. According to a report from Jason LaCanfora with CBS Sports, Peterson’s agent got into a heated exchange with a member of the Vikings’ front office last week at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says he expects star running back Adrian Peterson to stay with the team this season. Several high-ranking Vikings officials have expressed their desire to bring Peterson back in recent weeks, and Spielman’s comments to reporters at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis were the strongest yet.
Running back David Cobb, tight end Maxx Williams and linebacker Damien Wilson are the ex-Gophers among more than 300 draft prospects scheduled to go through interviews, medical tests and skills drills at Lucas Oil Field in front of team officials from all around the league.
The new Vikings Stadium in downtown Minneapolis is now 40 percent complete. The Minnesota Sports Facility Authority says over one million hours of work have gone into the nearly $1 billion stadium as of Friday.
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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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