Kevin Williams is one of the most talented defensive tackles in the NFL, but the most interesting events surrounding his career did not come on the field. During the 2003 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings took too much time and the two teams behind them made selections before the Vikings selected Williams. He also fought the league over a banned substance suspension for almost three years before having it cut in half.
The Minnesota Vikings may face a different quarterback and offense in Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins than it has all season long. The Redskins utilize Griffin’s running ability by using an option scheme. Griffin’s rushing total on the season is just 58 yards less than the other five starting quarterbacks the Viking have faced this season combined.
Antoine Winfield is the oldest member of the Minnesota Vikings, yet he remains one of the most consistent tacklers on the team. Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans was the first game he was active but did not start since the 2009 season – prior to that one game as a backup, he was a reserve just twice in 2004.
The Minnesota Vikings signed Charlie Johnson, a former tight end recruit out of high school, to provide depth and experience on its offensive line in 2011. He is the oldest starting offensive lineman and only one reserve is older.
Matt Kalil, the offensive lineman the Vikings chose with their fourth overall selection in the NFL Draft, agreed to terms with the team on Thursday.
Mike Max sat down with the Minnesota Vikings’ draft picks.
Rhett Ellison wasn’t even watching the NFL draft on Saturday afternoon when the Minnesota Vikings came on the clock for the second time in the fourth round.
The Minnesota Vikings have drafted Notre Dame cornerback Robert Blanton with the 139th overall selection in the fifth round.
The Minnesota Vikings moved down in the draft and still found their man. The Vikings took USC left tackle Matt Kalil on Thursday night after trading their third overall pick to the Browns for the fourth overall selection.
In the consensus view of this year’s NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings will select USC’s Matt Kalil with the third pick to be their cornerstone left tackle for the next decade.
Dave Lee welcomed former NFL All-Pro Chris Spielman to the WCCO Morning News on Tuesday.
The NFL dream is big for many, especially if you’re big enough to qualify. Tyler Hendrickson went to St. Paul Johnson and Concordia University in St Paul. Now, he’s hoping to get his shot to play on Sundays in the NFL.
For all the talk about Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, Matt Kalil is one of the most no-doubter third picks in draft history. Part of that is because of his ability, and part of that is because the Vikings desperately need an offensive lineman, particularly after releasing Steve Hutchinson to cut cap space.
The San Jose Sharks have acquired defenseman Brent Burns from the Minnesota Wild for forward Devin Setoguchi, last year’s first-round pick and this year’s first-round selection.
Vikings Vice-President of player personnel Rick Spielman joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News to discuss the NFL draft and the on-going player lockout