5:23 AM EST, Thu March 05, 2015
Denver Post 15 hours ago

Vikings trading Matt Cassel to Buffalo Bills

The Vikings announced Wednesday they will trade backup quarterback Matt Cassel to the Buffalo Bills.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 9 hours ago

TFD: Breaking down Adrian Peterson hugging Spielman and Zimmer

Adrian Peterson hugged Vikings GM Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer outside his Texas home today. There’s proof, on the TV. Frankly, we’re surprised we haven’t been deluged with emails from public relations contacts trying to get us to interview hug experts. (Actually, we’re kind of sad about this. Maybe there aren’t hug experts? Maybe we could become one?) Peterson reportedly met with the two Vikings reps for four hours, and the meeting went well, and blah blah blah back to the hugs. Our breathtaking analysis: *Peterson did not initiate the first hug with Spielman. AP was going...

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 6 hours ago

Vikings GM, coach meet with Peterson for four hours

Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer went to Adrian Peterson’s Texas home.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 8 hours ago

Vikings, Adrian Peterson meet without resolution

Adrian Peterson and the Vikings brass had a four-hour tête-a-tête at his house near Houston on Wednesday without resolving whether the superstar running back will play again for Minnesota.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 9 hours ago

Peterson meeting starts with hugs, lasts four hours

Vikings General Manger Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer met with running back Adrian Peterson at his Houston home a little after noon today. You’ve probably watched the video by now. Peterson shook Spielman’s hand and pulled him in for a quick hug and then did the same with Zimmer before welcoming them into his home to chat. The meeting, believed to be Spielman and Zimmer’s first face-to-face sit-down with Peterson since he was suspended by the NFL in November, lasted four hours. While Vikings officials and sources close to Peterson have not yet revealed what exactly was said...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 13 hours ago

Mid-day talker: Where does Matt Cassel rank among Cassel-esque Vikings QBs?

The Vikings traded Matt Cassel to the Bills today in a move that strikes us a little odd since Cassel is a very functional backup but that also signals that the Vikings have supreme faith in Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback. Our question of the afternoon is this: Where does Cassel rank among Vikings quarterbacks of a similar ilk over the past few decades? Minnesota has clearly had some very good QBs (even for very short periods of time); we’d consider Warren Moon, Randall Cunningham, Brett Favre and Daunte Culpepper to be in that category, ahead of Cassel. Bridgewater is in a separate...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 16 hours ago

Vikings trade backup QB Cassel to the Bills

The Vikings have agreed to trade backup quarterback Matt Cassel to the Buffalo Bills. This time a year ago, the Vikings re-signed Cassel to a two-year contract so the veteran could be the “bridge” to their quarterback of the future. That quarterback ended up being Teddy Bridgewater, who had a promising rookie season after replacing Cassel, who fractured his foot, in Week 3. Cassel, who was placed on season-ending injured reserve, would have been one of the league’s highest-paid backup quarterbacks in 2015. Now he will get a chance to start for the Bills, who in the past two days agreed...

Vikings trade quarterback Matt Cassel to Buffalo for draft pick

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com The Vikings on Wednesday announced they will trade backup quarterback Matt Cassel to Buffalo. The deal cannot be made until the NFL's new league year begins Tuesday. The Vikings announced they will acquire an undisclosed draft pick. Cassel's contract called for a $500,000 roster bonus that was due March 17, so Minnesota had needed to make a decision on Cassel. He is due $4.75 million overall for next season. Cassel started the first three games last season before suffering a season-ending foot injury. Rookie Teddy Bridgewater took over as the...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 16 hours ago
Vikings trading Matt Cassel to Buffalo

Vikings trading Matt Cassel to Buffalo

The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to trade backup quarterback Matt Cassel and an undisclosed draft pick to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for undisclosed draft picks, according to multiple reports.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 17 hours ago

Vikings don't expect to get any compensatory picks

I know there are more prominent matters of concern as it pertains to the Vikings beat right now. You know, like where Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman ate breakfast at MSP this morning before flying down to Texas to meet with a certain disgruntled Pro Bowl running back. But as we wait for new developments in #PetersonWatch, I figured I’d throw up a quick block post on what Spielman had to say about compensatory picks when we talked to him the other day. Simply put, the GM doesn’t expect the Vikings to get any compensatory picks again this year when the recipients of the 32 comp picks are...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 18 hours ago

Wednesday (McCoy deal shows Peterson's limited trade value) edition: Wha' Happened?

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman will reportedly meet with Adrian Peterson in Texas today, apparently because Peterson — who missed all but one game last season after whipping his son with a switch — has some hurt feelings. It’s twisted, but sports are twisted. The upshot is the Vikings can now talk to Peterson — and next week, when the league season changes over and free agency begins, they could trade him. The prospect of trading Peterson — combined with Dallas’ potential interest in him — has Vikings fans dreaming of a reverse Herschel Walker deal,...
Vikings: Adrian Peterson to meet with Spielman, Zimmer in Texas

Vikings: Adrian Peterson to meet with Spielman, Zimmer in Texas

Adrian Peterson and the Vikings are reuniting Wednesday to determine whether the exiled running back has a future in Minnesota.

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Zimmer to meet with Peterson in Texas

Now that the Vikings can officially meet with Adrian Peterson, they intend to do just that. A source confirmed Peterson will meet with Vikings officials Wednesday in Houston.   USA Today reported Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will fly to Texas for the meeting; it also said general manager Rick Spielman was likely to fly with Zimmer. Spielman said Monday the Vikings have spoken to Peterson by phone and that they would continue to have an “open dialogue” with their star running back while he is on the commissioner’s exempt list. Peterson won a recent court victory when his NFL suspension,...
Vikings' linemen Johnson, Berger looking for significant raises

Vikings' linemen Johnson, Berger looking for significant raises

Vikings linemen Tom Johnson and Joe Berger played last season on one-year contracts for minimum-base salaries. Their agents want significant raises for the impending unrestricted free agents.

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