Sherels, Walsh Keys To Vikings' Improved Special TeamsMarcus Sherels' 65-yard punt return for a touchdown last week earned the unheralded returner the NFC special teams player of the week award. For a Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer, the honor reflects the total work of Sherels and the team's special teams during a 23-20 victory against the Bears.
Vikings Reinstate Special Teams Coach Priefer The Minnesota Vikings have reinstated special teams coach Mike Priefer after a two-game suspension for making anti-gay remarks. The Vikings announced their decision Sunday night, a few hours after a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots. Priefer was suspended after former punter Chris Kluwe accused him of making anti-gay remarks at the team's headquarters during the season.
WR, Special Teams Player Doing Whatever It Takes To Play With The Vikes A perfect example of doing what it takes to make the team is wide receiver and special teams player, Adam Thielen. Thielen is right at home in Vikings training camp, as he went to college at Minnesota-State Mankato.
Vikings Retain Counsel To Look Into Kluwe's AllegationsThe Minnesota Vikings have retained a former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and a former federal trial attorney to conduct an investigation into Chris Kluwe's allegations that he was released from the team due to his support of gay marriage.
Fmr. Viking Kluwe: 'I Was Fired By Mike Priefer, A Bigot'Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said he was cut from the team due to his public support for gay marriage, calling special teams coach Mike Priefer a "bigot" and general manager Rick Spielman and former head coach Leslie Frazier "cowards," <a href="http://deadsp.in/JwDf2H">according to his tell-all Deadline article Thursday</a>.
For Vikings' 'Bubble' Players, Great Special Teams Play CrucialWith so many Minnesota Vikings players on the bubble, it's not head coach Leslie Frazier they need to impress most to make the team. It's also not the offensive or defensive coordinator -- or even the guy that coaches the position they play. It's special teams coach Mike Priefer.
Minn. Vikings Know They Have A Special KickerIn NFL football, special teams are so important nowadays and the Minnesota Vikings know they have a special kicker in Blair Walsh.
Vikings Assistant White To Coach Iowa RBsIowa coach Kirk Ferentz completed his second staff shake-up in as many years Friday, hiring Minnesota Vikings assistant Chris White to coach running backs and calling himself eager to start "a new chapter" in the program.
Adrian Peterson Wants To Play Special Teams Too Adrian Peterson has done plenty over the years for the Minnesota Vikings and he has never publicly balked at taking on even more responsibility.
Special Teams Academy Sharpens Players' Kicking GameIn football, kickers are often an afterthought until the game is on the line. A Twin Cities man is going out of his way to make sure they are ready when that moment comes.
Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Defenses and Special TeamsA strong defense/special teams unit could make the difference in your fantasy football league. Here are the top 10 to target.
Stable Special Teams Have Been Good To VikingsChris Kluwe is on Minnesota's injury report this week with a strained right hamstring, a twinge he felt running up the field after his first punt last week.