Wide Receiver

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Green Bay Packers 24 - Minnesota Vikings 10

Vikings Keep Webb As No. 5 WR, Sherels As CB, PR

Joe Webb’s athleticism was too much to part with for the Minnesota Vikings. After converting Webb to wide receiver this spring, following a failed emergency playoff start at quarterback when Christian Ponder was out with an injury, the Vikings kept the versatile former sixth-round draft pick for special teams value and depth at an important position. Webb, in the fourth and final year of his contract, was one of five wide receivers on the 53-man regular-season roster revealed Saturday after the cut deadline.

08/31/2013

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Vikings WR Simpson Is Healthy, Ready

Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has his legs back, which means he can go deep again. “Really it was just rest for me. And then just after that getting treatment and just trying to stay off it as much as possible,” Simpsons said. “We have great trainers here, so they told me the right things to do.” You could see it this summer when he worked out at Larry Fitzgerald’s camp. Simpson looked like he loved the game again, and loved running routes.

08/17/2013

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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Sleepers By Position

Here’s a look at some sleepers that could pay dividends in your fantasy league.

08/16/2013

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Patterson Impresses In Vikings Debut

The Minnesota Vikings paid a hefty price to trade back into the first round in April to grab Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. General manager Rick Spielman believed Patterson’s size, speed and ability to run after the catch would help the Vikings move on from star Percy Harvin, who was traded to Seattle.

08/10/2013

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Will Vikes’ Jarius Wright Emerge As Offensive Threat In 2nd Year?

The Minnesota Vikings have a number of receivers after Greg Jennings trying to get into the rotation. Among them, Jarius Wright is an interesting candidate.

07/31/2013

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Crawford-Tufts Chooses Gophers Track Over Football

Minnesota wide receiver Devin Crawford-Tufts won’t play for the football team this season, to focus on track and field instead.

07/29/2013

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Vikings WR Greg Childs Starts Camp On PUP List

The Minnesota Vikings have placed wide receiver Greg Childs on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp.

07/26/2013

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At Camp Fitzgerald, Floyd Seeks Breakout Sophomore Season

Minnesota native Michael Floyd was a first round NFL Draft pick back in 2012. The Arizona Cardinal wide receiver was hot in high school at Cretin-Derham Hall, blossomed at Notre Dame and is now hoping to have a break-out sophomore season in the NFL.

07/17/2013

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Fitzgerald Jr. Donates 1,000 Helmets To Mpls. Park & Rec

Larry Fitzgerald Jr. is among the best in the game, and it all started in Minneapolis. Today the all-pro wide receiver brought a piece of the NFL to the first field he played on. Fitzgerald, who lives in Eden Prairie in the offseason, credits the beginning of his success to the adults who believed in him as a child. “The coaches that coached me here, I mean, so many people invested in me as a child, and they didn’t have to,” Fitzgerald said.

07/08/2013

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Webb’s Last Chance With Vikings Will Be At WR

The Minnesota Vikings have tried unsuccessfully to turn Joe Webb’s elite athleticism into reliable NFL productivity and time is running out. Entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, Webb’s last chance to be part of the team’s future has arrived as a wide receiver.

05/30/2013

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Vikings Rookie WR Has A Lot Of Work To Do

Cordarrelle Patterson has always looked up to Randy Moss, so he jumped at the chance to grab Moss’s old No. 84 when he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings.

05/29/2013

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Vikes 1st Round Pick Patterson: ‘I Feel Like A Superhero’

It was clear that the Vikings wanted wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson in a big way. “They did, and I respect them for that,” Patterson said. “I came from the restroom, I took a couple steps and I got a phone call, and it was great.”

04/27/2013

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Fmr Hopkins Star WR Hopes To Ride Blazing Speed To NFL

Terrell Sinkfield, the Hopkins native and Northern Iowa wide receiver, has a dream — make it to the NFL.

04/18/2013

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Vikings Sign Free Agent Greg Jennings

Greg Jennings is a Minnesota Viking. The free agent wide receiver, formerly of NFC North rival Green Bay, will be wearing purple in fall 2013.

03/15/2013

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UNI’s Sinkfield Helps Draft Stock With Fast 40s

Former Northern Iowa wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield was not invited to the NFL scouting combine. He’s doing his best to make himself attractive for the upcoming draft, however.

03/05/2013

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