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.
Zimmer Looking For Sharrif Floyd To Make Next Step In Year 3Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer likes big guys. On defense, that means people who can stop the run. Sharrif Floyd is a 300-pound defensive tackle that they want to just that.
Team Grades: Vikings Get Zimmer First Win Over Division Rival In Season FinaleThe 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.
Injury Report: Vikings Lose Rookie LB Barr For The SeasonThe Minnesota Vikings promising rookie Anthony Barr will see his first season in the NFL get cut short early. The first round draft pick will have a "very minor procedure" that will keep him out of the final two games. The Vikings list 12 players on their injury report while the Miami Dolphins have 13 listed on theirs.
Vikings Look A Lot Like Version From Last YearThe Minnesota Vikings have a new coaching staff. There's a fresh start at the quarterback position. The defense has been one of the toughest in the league to pass against this season.
Team Grades: Offensive Ineptitude And Late Defensive Collapse Cost VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings stalled in the red zone and the Buffalo Bills scored in the final seconds for the game-winning score. The Vikings fell to 2-5 with a 17-16 defeat Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Vikings defense was very good, with the exception of a few plays and the game's final drive. The offense was a disappointment again and Bridgewater is still a work in progress. The special teams were below average.
Injury Report: Greenway On Track To Play Sunday For The VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings look like they will get Chad Greenway back in the lineup. The veteran linebacker has missed nearly three weeks due to broken ribs. The team also listed 10 other players on the team’s injury report. The Buffalo Bills list eight on theirs.
Team Grades: Minnesota Vikings Give Second Straight Poor PerformanceThe Minnesota Vikings played another lifeless game. This time it was a 17-3 loss to the Detroit Lions at home. The Vikings defense kept them in the game, but the offense gave them nothing. The defense did not make enough plays to win the game themselves.
Injury Report: Minnesota Vikings Still Unsure Of Greenway’s Status For SundayThe Minnesota Vikings may not have their most experienced linebacker Sunday when they face the Atlanta Falcons at TCF Bank Stadium. Chad Greenway has been held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday with injuries to his hand and ribs. The Vikings have nine players listed on their injury report for Week 3.
Minnesota Vikings Good All Around In Rout Of St. LouisThe Minnesota Vikings posted a dominant performance in their season opening 34-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams Sunday the Edward Jones Dome. The Vikings made very few mistakes and limited the Rams' stars. Cordarrelle Patterson ran the ball for over 100 yards on three carries and the defense tallied five sacks and two interceptions.
Vikings' DT Joseph Ready To Return From Bullet Wound Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph is on track to play in the season opener, less than a month after he was shot in the leg. Joseph spoke publicly Tuesday for the first time since a stray bullet during an Aug. 9 nightclub disturbance struck him in the left calf.
Sharrif Floyd Looks To Continue Vikings Tradition Of Good Defensive TacklesThe Minnesota Vikings have a long tradition of having very good defensive tackles. They drafted Sharrif Floyd in the first round of the 2013 draft in hopes that he can continue the trend. He learned a lot of from former teammate Kevin Williams and slimmed down in the offseason to reach his full potential. This season should be the beginning of the Floyd era in Minnesota.