Preseason football is underway, and without a home of their own the Minnesota Vikings have moved in to their temporary home at TCF Bank Stadium That means some big changes for fans.
As a third-generation NFL player, as well as relatives playing both for college and professional teams in Atlanta, Jake Matthews seems like a perfect fit for the Falcons.
It’s the most difficult task a coach will ever undertake: telling your team that one of your players died.
The Houston Texans have a brand new head coach and starting quarterback. The only way they can win this season is if their best player, wide receiver Andre Johnson, buys into the new system.
Christian Ponder’s descent from first-round draft pick to third-string quarterback has been formalized, with the release of the first depth chart of the season by the Minnesota Vikings. After losing the starting job to Matt Cassel last year and watching the team draft Teddy Bridgewater, Ponder entered the final year of his rookie contract in lame-duck mode, realizing the likelihood he’ll soon be playing elsewhere.
The primary focal point of pretty much every football team is the quarterback. Some teams have an elite quarterback they want to keep around for as long as possible. They are set at the position, and they don’t worry about anything other than injury or retirement. Then, there are the teams that know they have a problem under center. Their quarterback won’t cut it, but they have to wait to get the opportunity to improve.
With former Bear defensive end Julius Peppers leaving Chicago to go to Green Bay, it looks like the Bears have already found his replacement in the form of former Viking defensive end Jared Allen. A man who has played fewer years yet has more sacks than Peppers. It seems like a smart decision.
Whenever Mike Zimmer has felt uneasy about the safety situation on his defense, he’s called Chris Crocker to come in and stabilize things. So it’s no surprise with the safety position opposite standout Harrison Smith up for grabs, Zimmer is bringing back old reliable one more time.
Long before Jabari Price was trying to build an NFL future, he caught the eye of Tyrone Carter. When Price was getting ready for the NFL draft, he trained with Carter. After Price was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round, the former NFL defensive back was even more eager to mentor his fellow Pompano Beach, Florida, resident and Blanche Ely High School graduate.
Authorities say standout University of Minnesota Duluth senior running back Austin Sikorski was stabbed in the abdomen over the weekend, and is in stable condition. Reports say the 22-year-old was stabbed Saturday morning. Duluth police spokesman Jim Hansen says Sikorski was stabbed in the lower right side of his abdomen about 1:55 a.m. after a street fight.
Patrick Peterson’s personality is the antithesis of Seattle’s Richard Sherman, who many feel is the league’s top cornerback.
The addition of DeMarcus Ware means the Denver Broncos will have one of the scariest pass-rushing duos in football again.
The Dallas Cowboys enter the 2014 NFL season with one of the worst defenses in the NFL. This means that they have to keep their opponents off the field to win, making DeMarco Murray the most important player on the team.
Highly touted as one of the best defensive ends in the game today, the Miami Dolphins will rely heavily on Cameron Wake’s ability to dominate opposing offenses in an attempt to end a six-year NFL postseason drought.
Cordarrelle Patterson and Captain Munnerlyn made their training camp debuts for the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday after missing the first four days with injuries. Munnerlyn, the free agent cornerback from Carolina, was activated from the physically unable to perform list.