After working for two decades in the NFL to fulfill his desire to become a head coach, Mike Zimmer has finally reached the real deal. Minnesota Vikings training camp starts Friday, and the season opener is a little more than six weeks away.
The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights groups, in response to former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations of anti-gay remarks made by Priefer.
Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has appeared in a Los Angeles court but back-to-back hearings on sexual assault allegations he faces were postponed to Aug. 8. Sharper spoke only to answer a procedural question from the judge.
Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says the Minnesota Vikings have backed down on their promise to release the results of an investigation into homophobia among the team’s coaching staff.
The Minnesota Vikings have suspended a 24-year-old defensive end for use of performance-enhancing substances. Vikings Spokesman Jon Ekstrom says Spencer Nealy is suspended without pay for four 2014 regular-season games.
A players’ union lawsuit accusing NFL team owners of setting a secret salary cap in 2010 was kept alive by a federal appeals court Friday. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially reversal a federal judge’s order that had rejected NFL Players Association’s collusion claim.
The Minnesota Vikings brought back veteran Matt Cassel back to be the bridge to the quarterback they were bound to draft this year, and they mapped out the future by trading into the end of the first round to pick Teddy Bridgewater. Retaining Cassel on a two-year contract has allowed the Vikings the opportunity to be patient with their latest project, but coach Mike Zimmer made clear this week.
Jerick McKinnon was the last of Minnesota’s 10 draft picks to sign his rookie contract. That’s about the only race he wouldn’t win. The Vikings selected McKinnon in the third round out of Georgia Southern, using a pick acquired from Seattle in the Percy Harvin trade the previous year.
If you’re looking for a player to upgrade in Norv Turner’s offense, it might be a veteran on the cusp – Kyle Rudolph. “Well, the biggest thing normally when you come back for an offseason, you’re already familiar with, you know, your offense or your defense and you’re kinda just working on perfecting your craft out here on the practice field every day,” Rudolph said.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is uncomfortable with the kind of perks the Super Bowl Committee may have promised the NFL. They require snow plow priority, summer golf courses and even world-class bowling alleys for an NFL celebrity tournament.
Chad Greenway did his best Superman impression this week. For his next feat, Greenway could further endear himself to new Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer by figuring out how to clone himself.
Minnesota’s 2018 Super Bowl bid committee promised more than a great party. The state pledged to pick up a super tab, too. We may never know all of the details about Minnesota’s Super Bowl bid. Under state law, it’s private.
Construction on the future Vikings stadium may be still in its infancy, but Stadium Project Director Allen Troshinsky says he and his crew have a new reason to be proud of their work. “It’s just peaking above the street level now, so passersbys are able to see some of the progress,” Troshinsky said.
The Big Easy, Naptown or the Twin Cities. That’s the choice facing NFL owners when they vote Tuesday on the site of the 2018 Super Bowl, choosing among New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis. Each city has hosted the big game, albeit just once for Indy and Minny.
The Minnesota Vikings have finalized contracts with 15 undrafted college free agents. The team announced Tuesday the following signings: Iowa guard Conor Boffeli, Mississippi tackle Pierce Burton, Northwestern wide receiver Kain Colter, Villanova defensive end Rakim Cox, Florida International defensive tackle Isame Faciane, Ohio wide receiver Donte Foster,
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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