Released Longsnapper Thanks Vikings, Fans For 11 YearsThe Vikings named Kevin McDermott their longsnapper on Monday and released Cullen Loeffler. It's not often a roster move announcement --- much less one involving the longsnapper --- includes a statement of appreciation from the general manager.
Vikings Release Longtime Long Snapper Cullen LoefflerThe Minnesota Vikings announced Monday morning the release of long-time long snapper Cullen Loeffler.
Loeffler Fighting For Spot As Vikings' Long Snapper At Training CampTraining camp isn't usually such a tough place for competition among the special teams, but Cullen Loeffler says he understands and accepts the challenge.
Loeffler Still Snapping Away At 34Cullen Loeffler never dreamed he'd still be snapping a football when he was 34. When he started, Loeffler thought it might derail his dream of playing professional football, but he sees now that coaches usually know best.
Vikings Finalize Contract With Backup Quarterback Shaun HillThirteen years after he started his NFL career in Minnesota as an undrafted rookie, Shaun Hill has returned to the Vikings as a veteran mentor. The Vikings finalized a two-year contract Wednesday with Hill, securing their backup for Teddy Bridgewater and bringing the veteran to his original team.
Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But UnsatisfiedThe Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
Team Grades: Vikings Blow Two Touchdown Lead In MiamiThe Minnesota Vikings took a two touchdown lead before surrendering the lead in the second half. The Vikings fell Sunday to the Miami Dolphins 37-35 on a blocked punt safety with 41 seconds remaining in the game. The Vikings offense was good enough to win, but the defense was bad. The special teams units made one mistake that gave the Dolphins the game in regulation.
Injury Report: Vikings Lose Rookie LB Barr For The SeasonThe Minnesota Vikings promising rookie Anthony Barr will see his first season in the NFL get cut short early. The first round draft pick will have a "very minor procedure" that will keep him out of the final two games. The Vikings list 12 players on their injury report while the Miami Dolphins have 13 listed on theirs.
Long Snapper Has Long Run With VikingsLong snapper Cullen Loeffler is the longest-tenured player on the Minnesota Vikings, with 11 years in Minnesota under his belt. Loeffer took some time to chat about his experience, and the upcoming season, with WCCO’s David McCoy.
Peterson, Gerhart Set To Return For The Minnesota VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings are likely to have their top two running backs back for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Vikings listed four players as non-participants, four players as limited participants and four players as full participants in Thursday’s practice.
Scarves For Sandy Victims Gets We Day Volunteers To Training Camp We are now just eight weeks away from Minnesota's first We Day. It's an event that will bring 18,000 students together at the Xcel Energy Center for an all-star concert in October.
Minnesota Vikings Look To Take Third Meeting With The Green Bay PackersThe Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers go at it for third and final time this season Saturday at Lambeau Field. After splitting their two regular season matchups, the rubber match comes in the NFC wild card playoff round.
Minnesota Vikings' Best Of DecemberThe Minnesota Vikings had a very successful month of December. They finished the month with a 4-1 record that propelled the team into the playoffs as the No. 6 seed. Adrian Peterson, Everson Griffen and Blair Walsh led the way for the Vikings.
Minnesota Vikings Fend Off Chicago BearsThe Minnesota Vikings held on for a 21-14 victory over the Chicago Bears Sunday at Mall of America Field. The offense was once again all about Adrian Peterson. He rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns.
Minnesota Vikings Getting Healthy As It Prepares For the Indianapolis ColtsThe Minnesota Vikings reported no significant injuries and that the players forced out of last week’s game returned to practice this week. Injuries will play a factor in Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars.