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.
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.
The U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis has one year remaining on construction, and is roughly 65 percent finished. See pictures of the progress here!
Forget the Patriots, ignore the Seahawks. The REAL competition this year is between Drew Carey, Pepper, Faulkner and the rest of the starting lineup for Puppy Bowl XI. See them all here!
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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.