Rick Spielman

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.
Son Of Vikings GM Blossoms On Football FieldWhile Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman was at work at TCF Bank Stadium last week with his team, his son JD was helping defending state champion Eden Prairie High School beat Totino-Grace -- and he hardly missed a play. "[I] had our game in one ear and his game in the other ear on the radio, and then had it streamed on my computer," Rick Spielman said.
Vikings Take Pittsburgh Offensive Tackle T.J. ClemmingsThe Minnesota Vikings used the first three rounds of the NFL draft for help on defense. Then they turned to the offense for the final day, starting with right tackle T.J. Clemmings in the fourth round.
Vikings Take 6 Picks Into Final Day Of NFL DraftThe Minnesota Vikings take six picks into the final day of the NFL draft, with needs at receiver and on the offensive line. The Vikings have one selection each in the fourth and sixth rounds and two picks each in the fifth and seventh rounds Saturday.
Vikings GM: No Interest In Trading Adrian PetersonMinnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman says he has "no interest" in trading star running back Adrian Peterson. Spielman spoke on Tuesday, two days before the NFL draft opens.
Agent: Peterson Return To Vikings Not In 'Best Interest'Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a standstill in their relationship. Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, said in an interview on Tuesday that he believes a return to Minnesota this season is not in the "best interest" of the standout running back.
Adrian Peterson's Agent Declines Rick Spielman's Dinner InvitationThe relationship between the Minnesota Vikings and star running back Adrian Peterson remains tenuous. Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, confirmed on Friday that he declined an invitation from Vikings general manager Rick Spielman to meet over dinner during the NFL owners meetings in Arizona next week.
Vikings Owners, Adrian Peterson Meet In New YorkWith the start of the league business year in the NFL happening Tuesday afternoon, the Minnesota Vikings are continuing to speak with Adrian Peterson about his future with the team. Peterson met with Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf as well as General Manager Rick Spielman on Monday in New York.
With Peterson's Status In Question, Vikings Pay A VisitAccording to sources, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman and Head Coach Mike Zimmer flew to Houston on Wednesday to meet with Peterson at his home and discuss his future with the team.
AP Source: Vikings To Meet With Adrian Peterson On Wednesday A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Adrian Peterson is scheduled to meet with Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer in Houston on Wednesday.
Spielman: Vikings Have Had 'Open Dialogue' With PetersonVikings General Manager Rick Spielman came to watch and evaluate potential future pros at the Gophers’ annual Pro Day on Monday, but he did address the future of his team’s most prominent current pro.