NFL Draft

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Top 2 Gopher NFL Prospects Sit On The Sidelines at Pro Day

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.

03/02/2015

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10 Great Draft Picks By The Minnesota Vikings

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.

02/04/2015

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Gophers’ Maxx Williams Declares For NFL Draft

Maxx Williams’ amazing touchdown against Missouri in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Thursday was his last as a Gophers football player. Williams made it official Friday afternoon, announcing he will forego his final two years of college eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft.

01/02/2015

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Minnesota Vikings Turning To Rookie Teddy Bridgewater

Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is the starter for the Minnesota Vikings while veteran Matt Cassel is out with fractures in his foot. The first round draft pick filled in nicely for the 10-year during the team’s loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. It was not the ideal situation for him to make his NFL debut, but the team was pleased with his performance.

09/24/2014

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Rhodes, Floyd On Pace To Play Sunday For The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings listed nine players on the injury report, eight injured players and one non-injury related absence. Sharrif Floyd and Brandon Watts did not participate because of injuries and Adrian Peterson sat out for an undisclosed reason. Mike Harris, Charlie Johnson, Zach Line, Michael Mauti and Xavier Rhodes were limited in practice. Jabari Price was a full participant.

09/12/2014

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Minnesota Vikings Defense Is Already Showing Improvement

The Minnesota Vikings finished last season with the 31st ranked defense. They allowed 397.6 yards per game, including 287.2 yards through the air. Enter Mike Zimmer.

09/03/2014

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Vikings Sign Rookies Barr, Crichton, Exum

The Minnesota Vikings have signed draft picks Anthony Barr, Scott Crichton and Antone Exum to contracts. The Vikings signed Barr, the ninth overall pick, and Exum, a seventh-rounder, on Wednesday. They announced the deal for Crichton, a third-round pick, on Thursday.

05/22/2014

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Vikings Sign Top Draft Choice Anthony Barr

The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they’ve agreed to terms with their top overall choice from this year’s NFL Draft. Linebacker Anthony Barr out of UCLA signed his rookie contract with the Vikings.

05/21/2014

St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam addresses the media during a press conference at Rams Park on May 13, 2014 in Earth City, Missouri. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rams Risk Getting Smeared Should They Cut Michael Sam

Michael Sam’s magic moment has left America divided, making the masses uncomfortable for many reasons, though much of it has nothing to do with Michael Sam.

05/16/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-12-14

To listen to Monday’s editon of THE MORNING TAKE with BLOIS OLSON  click  To hear MIKE MAX discuss THE WILD and BLACKHAWKS GAME 5, Click To listen to MANKATO ATTORNEY ALLEN ESKINS talk about PHILIP […]

05/12/2014

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Bridgewater: ‘I’m Honored, Happy To Be A Viking’

The Vikings weren’t done with the first night of the NFL Draft after taking Anthony Barr, and they knew they needed to a get a quarterback. They traded back into the No. 32 pick, the last of the night, to take athletic Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

05/12/2014

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Going 1-On-1 With Top Vikings Pick Anthony Barr

Two years ago, Anthony Barr was playing offense and not getting much playing time at UCLA. With a new coach and a switch to defense, he became a first-round draft choice for the Minnesota Vikings.

05/12/2014

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Vikings QB Bridgewater Motivated By Slide

Teddy Bridgewater says he is going to be playing with a chip on his shoulder after falling all the way to the last pick of the first round of the NFL draft.

05/09/2014

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Keidel: Pro Football Meets Johnny Football

All eyes and iPhones were on Johnny Manziel, who squirmed in his seat for 21 picks before landing in the wasteland we call Cleveland. He forced a smile and his signature salutation, rubbing his thumb and forefinger, a metaphor for counting his cash.

05/09/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-9-14

Miss something from today’ show? Here Sid Hartman and Mike Max react to the Vikings Draft. Listen back by CLICKING THE LINK ABOVE.

05/09/2014

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Vikings Draft Barr At 9, Bridgewater At 32

The Minnesota Vikings have selected UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr with the ninth overall pick of the NFL draft. The Vikings traded down one spot with Cleveland, picking up a fifth-round pick to do it.

05/08/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-8-14

Listen to Mike Lynch discuss possible severe weather today, and other highlights from the show, by clicking THE LINK ABOVE.

05/08/2014

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: (L-R) Kathaleen O'Connor and Eric Mabe from Middletown, New York show support for the New York Giants during the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013 in New York City.

Top 5 Goofiest NFL Draft Moments

Will anything weird happen at the NFL Draft? Probably. But until then, here are our five favorite goofy NFL Draft moments.

05/07/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-7-14

Miss something from today’s show? CLICK THE LINK above to head to Dave Lee’s PODCAST PAGE.

05/07/2014

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Spielman Not Afraid To Take QB In 1st Round Again

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says he can’t afford to let his spotty history when it comes to quarterbacks deter him from taking one in the first round this year if he believes the right player is available. Spielman addressed the media on Tuesday, two days before the first round of the NFL draft.

05/06/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-6-14

Former Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman among Dave’s guests today….listen to those interviews and other highlights by CLICKING THE LINK ABOVE!

05/06/2014

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Waiting A Bit Could Be Wise For QB-Seeking Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings need a young quarterback to ride into the future, and with the eighth overall pick in this draft they’ll have plenty available. For all the headlines generated at the top of the class by Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater, though, the Vikings could find the guy who fits them the best after the first round.

05/05/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-21-14

Mike Lynch singing Karaoke during Mike Max’s Sports Segment. That and other highlights are here on the Podcast Page. Click the above link to listen back.

04/21/2014

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Vikings ‘Red Flag’ 8 NFL Draft Prospects Over Twitter Posts

With the NFL Draft coming in May, teams got a first-hand look at several professional prospects at the recent NFL combine workouts. There’s also an interview process, and now social media accounts for players are also under the microscope.

02/26/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 08: Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings is taken off the field after being injured during the second quarter of the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Will Not Need Surgery, Status Still In Doubt

The Minnesota Vikings may be on the verge of shutting down star running back Adrian Peterson. The ankle injury suffered in Sunday’s loss is not deemed too serious, but with the team mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, his health is more important. Toby Gerhart would be given the opportunity to showcase his talent over the final three games as long as Peterson is out.

12/11/2013

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