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.
The Minnesota Vikings have promoted Kevin Warren to chief operating officer. The Vikings announced the news Thursday. Warren will continue to report to team president Mark Wilf. His previous title was chief administrative officer and executive vice president of legal affairs.
The Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers will open the 2015 NFL preseason in the Hall of Fame game. The game will be Sunday, Aug. 9. The teams will close out the enshrinement weekend a day after two of their former players will be enshrined into the Hall of Fame.
The Minnesota Vikings are coming off a 7-9 season, and if things go right, could threaten for a playoff spot next season. A lot of it depends on how their young draft picks develop. We all like to have fun and poke at a team when their draft choices fail. When you look at the Vikings, there have been plenty of them over recent years.
Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns and Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson’s pass in the end zone with 20 seconds left, helping the New England Patriots hold on to beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 Sunday night for their fourth Super Bowl title.
Former Minnesota Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, making him the 13th player in team history to do so.
Minnesota Vikings fans have yet to experience a Super Bowl title, but we’ve had plenty of close calls. The Vikings have been to the Super Bowl four times and are 0-4. They’ve also had three pretty painful NFC title games where they came out the losing end.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that Tommy Mason, their first draft choice in 1961, had died at the age of 75. Mason was the first player ever drafted by the Vikings, taken first overall in the 1961 NFL Draft out of Tulane.
Green Bay Packers fans took quite a gut punch on Sunday, losing in heartbreaking fashion in overtime to the Seattle Seahawks 28-22 after having an early 16-0 lead. The Packers had enough chances to take control of the game and win that it was eerily familiar for Vikings fans to the 1999 NFC title game.
For Russell Wilson’s Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they’ll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady’s New England Patriots.
The NFL announced Sunday that the NFL Network will partner with CBS to broadcast at least eight games for Thursday Night Football during the 2015 season.
Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22 victory over Green Bay in the NFC championship game.
The new Minnesota Vikings Stadium will not include bird-safe glass, despite months of impassioned pleas. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority made the final decision Friday.
Green Bay rallied from an 11-point deficit as Aaron Rodgers threw for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat Dallas 26-21 Sunday in an NFC divisional-round playoff.
The halftime extravaganza “Winter Magic” was so painful that the NFL decided to cough up some major bread in 1993 to bring in Michael Jackson. Between the “Frosty the Snowman” rap and Brian Boitano being paraded around on a snowmobile, the funniest moment is perhaps this telling line in the show’s theme tune: “We’re trying with all our might.” Gloria Estefan did well, though, despite being violently out of place.
The Minnesota Vikings say they’re looking into the arrest of a rookie cornerback on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving. Jabari Price was arrested early Monday and booked into Hennepin County Jail. He was released a few hours later. The 22-year-old player has a court appearance set for Feb. 9.
The Minnesota Vikings have another reminder of a tough season: No one made the 2014 Associated Press NFL All-Pro teams. The selections announced Friday end a mini-streak for the Vikings, which had at least one All-Pro in each of the past three seasons.
A Wausau, Wisconsin man’s beard may have something to do with the Packers’ win Sunday and overall success this season — that is, if you believe in superstition. Jeremy Wilcox says during a game early in the season, Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers noticed his beard while he was sitting in the stands. Rodgers then gave him thumbs up that he liked it.
The Minnesota Vikings outlasted the Chicago Bears for a 13-9 victory Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings finish the season with the third best record in the NFC North, despite winning just one inter-divisional game. The Vikings’ good, but not great, performances from the offense, defense and special teams units helped bring the win home.
The Minnesota Vikings have three healthy linebackers on their active roster for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium. Veteran Chad Greenway, despite missing all three practices this week, could still play in the final game of the season. The Vikings have 14 players listed on the injury report and the Bears have 10 listed on theirs.
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is questionable for the season finale because of a knee injury. Greenway didn’t practice all week. Coach Mike Zimmer said he probably could have participated Friday, but the team didn’t want to risk aggravation.
Concussions drove Ben Utecht out of pro football five years ago. He fears that the effects from the hits he took as a tight end for four NFL seasons, and for four years before that at the University of Minnesota, will have a significant impact on his future health. Now a singer-songwriter and in-demand speaker, Utecht wanted to ensure that his family will always remember him as a bright, clever and insightful person. What better way than through a song?
The Bears’ disastrous season comes to a conclusion at Minnesota, and it’s quite likely the Chicago organization will make significant changes in the organization shortly after this game.
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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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