One determining factor with where Zach Parise could end up is up-front money – as in who will guarantee an early signing bonus that protects him against a possible lock out. New Jersey has financial difficulties, but going to the finals may make it intriguing to stay.
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 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.
The Minnesota Vikings have been making plenty of moves this offseason. They’re just not the kind of transactions that bring much attention.
The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed backup defensive tackle Fred Evans.
The Minnesota Vikings need wide receivers. Just not Randy Moss.
George Paton has pulled his name out of the running for the St. Louis Rams’ general manager job to remain with the Minnesota Vikings.
The leaders of the Minnesota Vikings looked around the league and decided the traditional front office has proven to work for many other teams.
If the Minnesota Vikings were ever tempted to ignore the old take-the-best-player-available strategy and focus on a particular position in the first round of the draft, this would surely be the year.