Injury Report: Minnesota Vikings WR Johnson Hopes To Be Back For Week 6 Against ChiefsMinnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson injured his ribs during the team's Week 3 victory over the San Diego Chargers at TCF Bank Stadium. He did not practice all week and missed the Week 4 loss to the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. Now, he hopes that the bye week will allow him to miss only one game.
Minnesota Vikings Trade For San Francisco Center Nick EastonThe Minnesota Vikings traded linebacker Gerald Hodges Jr. to the San Francisco 49ers for undrafted rookie center Nick Easton and a sixth round draft pick Tuesday. The Vikings felt like they have the depth at linebacker to make the deal for another young offensive lineman and a late round draft pick. Head coach Mike Zimmer praised Linval Joseph’s play through four games this season.
Vikings Have Shown More Good Than Bad, But Fixes RemainThe Minnesota Vikings showed plenty of resilience and potential during their three-point defeat at Denver. There are more parts of this team trending in a positive direction than negative.
Mpls. Committee Approves $237K Settlement Over Redskins Bus CrashThe City of Minneapolis will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars following a bus accident involving the Washington Redskins. A Minneapolis police officer escorting the team buses to the game last November crashed his squad into a guard rail at Interstate 94 and Huron.
Vikings Injury Report: Charles Johnson, Jabari Price Out For Week 4The Minnesota Vikings hit their first stretch of notable injuries this week. Last week, they had their first player listed as anything other than probable and he played. This week, of the seven players on the injury report, six are listed with less than a 75 percent chance to play. The Broncos have 12 players listed on their injury report.
Vikings Sign Safety Brock Vereen To Practice SquadThe Minnesota Vikings have signed safety Brock Vereen to their practice squad. Vereen joined the Vikings on Thursday, two days after he was cut by the Chicago Bears. The former University of Minnesota standout was drafted in the fourth round last year by the Bears, starting four games and grabbing one interception.
Minnesota Vikings Developing Physical ReputationThe Minnesota Vikings left their last two opposing quarterbacks battered and in pain. Head coach Mike Zimmer likes the physical approach his defense is played with the last two games. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes suffered a concussion, but appears to be on track to play on Sunday. The Vikings made a roster move on their practice squad.
Minnesota Vikings OL Fusco Improves, But Remains Questionable For Sunday's GameOffensive lineman Brandon Fusco missed Wednesday’s practice due to a concussion. However, the left guard returned Thursday as a limited participant. He improved from practice to practice throughout the week, but still needs to be 100 percent cleared to play and is listed as questionable. The Vikings continue to have just two players on their injury report while the San Diego Chargers have 10 players listed on theirs for Sunday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium.
Vikings, Ragnar Tangled In Contract DisputeRagnar has been a fixture at Minnesota Vikings home games since 1994. Joe Juranitch, who plays the mascot, saw his contract expire after last season and was looking for a raise in his new deal.
Vikings Installing 'Portable Lactation Pods' For Nursing MomsNursing mothers are about to become more comfortable at Minnesota Vikings games.
Vikings Kicker Walsh Tries To Overcome MissesWith his coaches growing "worrisome" and the misses continuing to pile up, kicker Blair Walsh is trying to rediscover his confidence. Walsh, who signed a four-year, $13 million extension with the Minnesota Vikings before the season, said the missed field goal attempts have taken a toll mentally.
3 Men, 1 Teen Girl Arrested In Vikings Fan Beating After 49ers GameThe Santa Clara Police department says four people have been arrested on suspicion of felony assault in the beating of a Vikings fan outside Levi's Stadium following the San Francisco 49ers' 20-3 victory over Minneosta on Monday night. One was a season ticketholder. Police said Friday the arrests were made late Thursday. When police arrived to the scene after the game all parties involved had left.