Is There A Rift Between WR Patterson, Vikings Coaching Staff?It took the Vikings a while to get Cordarrelle Patterson involved in the game plan last year, but once they did, he turned into a Pro Bowler, getting more and more important as the season progressed. This season, the opposite has happened and Sunday against Carolina, he barely played at all.
DeLaSalle Wide Receiver Offers Inspiration To Her Coach, TeamThe juggernaut that is the DeLaSalle football team is in the state tournament this weekend for the third year in a row, and the sixth time in the last seven years.
Vikings Sign QB Chandler Harnish To Active RosterWith Matt Cassel out for the season and Teddy Bridgewater's status still uncertain for Thursday night's game, the Minnesota Vikings signed another quarterback to the active roster. On Thursday afternoon, the team announced that two-year veteran Chandler Harnish was signed to the active roster from the practice squad. Wide receiver Rodney Smith was released to make room for Harnish.
Vikings Up Next To Try To Contain Packers' NelsonBuilding a successful working relationship between a quarterback and receiver requires a lot of time and communication. After seven years together, there are few better combinations in the NFL than the Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson.
Vikings Release Jerome SimpsonThe Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that Jerome Simpson has been released from the team <a href="http://cbsloc.al/1s8TZlj">amid reports of further trouble for the wide receiver</a>.
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.
Fmr. Viking Sidney Rice Announces His Retirement Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday after an injury-filled career that included issues with concussions. The Seahawks announced Rice's decision two days before the start of training camp. The news was first reported by Pro Football Talk.
Vikings Sign Ex-Browns WR Josh CooperThe Minnesota Vikings have signed wide receiver Josh Cooper. The move was made Friday. To make room for Cooper on the roster, wide receiver Lestar Jean was waived. Cooper spent the last two years with Cleveland after signing with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State.
Minn. Vikings Sign WR Lestar JeanThe Minnesota Vikings have added a tall wide receiver to their roster, announcing the signing of Lestar Jean. Twenty-six-year-old Jean, who stands at 6-foot-3 and weighs 202 pounds, made only one start in 27 games with the Houston Texans. He caught 10 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown.
Rocori High Celebrates Grad Headed To Super BowlThere will be a Minnesotan on the field during Sunday's Super Bowl. Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker grew up in Cold Spring, and played for the Gophers. On Thursday afternoon, hundreds of people filled the Rocori High School gymnasium for "Eric Decker Day." Those on hand included preschoolers, teenagers, grownups and family - including Eric's grandma, Bernice Decker.
Jerome Simpson Officially Charged With DWIMinnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has officially been charged with DWI, after being arrested Saturday on suspicion of drunken driving along Interstate 394. Simpson was charged with one count of fourth-degree DWI and one count of refusing to submit a chemical test, which is a misdemeanor.
Patterson Sets NFL Record With 109-Yard Return Minnesota Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson has set the NFL record for longest kickoff return, a 109-yard touchdown to start the game against Green Bay.
Beyond Bounds: Who Wins When St. Thomas' 2 Star WRs Go 1-On-1?The similarities between shifty St. Thomas wideouts – and close friends – senior Dan Noehring and junior Dan Ferrazzo are numerous. The Dan duo were both: -Captains of their high school football teams (Noehring hails from Lakeville South, and Ferrazzo's a Mahtomedi product).
Savvy QB/WR Combo Leads S. St. Paul, Maybe To A State TitleOne team that makes the WCCO High School Sports Rally highlights often is South St. Paul. The Packers are unbeaten (6-0), ranked No. 2 in Class 4A, and have a senior class and passing combination that makes the Metrodome the obvious goal.
Vikings Keep Webb As No. 5 WR, Sherels As CB, PRJoe 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.