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 Enduring Growing Pains With Rookie Right TackleT.J. Clemmings had his hands full. The Minnesota Vikings were in Denver, facing a loud crowd and a ferocious pass rush led by outside linebacker Von Miller. The rookie right tackle, not surprisingly, struggled at times with such a difficult assignment.
4 Games In, Vikings A Mixed Bag At 2-2If you blinked you might have missed it -- the NFL's regular season is already one-fourth over with. And it's a good time for coach Mike Zimmer to assess where his team stands and where it's headed.
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.
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.
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.
Role Reduced, Greenway Still Valuable For Thriving Vikings DChad Greenway's role with the Minnesota Vikings has been reduced, as has his salary. His value to the coaches and players, though, has never been greater.
Vikings' Punishing Pass Rush Key To 2-1 StartThe Vikings have a two game winning streak, largely because of a style of play that reminds you of the glory days of the Purple People Eaters. Their pass rush has been relentless, pressuring quarterbacks and delivering punishing hits.
Vikings Blog: Vikings Defense Takes A Charge Out Of San DiegoThe Minnesota Vikings defense is building a reputation for being tenacious. Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers found this out the hard way on Sunday. The Vikings defense brought constant pressure throughout the game, making Rivers feel uncomfortable whenever he dropped back in the pocket.
Peterson, Vikings Trample Banged-Up Chargers 31-14Adrian Peterson plowed through San Diego's defense for 126 yards and two touchdowns on 20 rushes in three quarters on Sunday, and the Minnesota Vikings trampled Philip Rivers and the injury-depleted Chargers 31-14.
Vikings LG Brandon Fusco Questionable With ConcussionMinnesota Vikings left guard Brandon Fusco is questionable for the game against San Diego on Sunday. Fusco missed practice Wednesday and returned on a limited basis Thursday after going through the league's concussion protocol.
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.