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Who's Left In Free Agency That Could Help The Minnesota Vikings?

The big free agent rush has pretty much died down to this point, and everyone attention is officially shifting to the 2015 NFL Draft, which will kick off in Chicago exactly one month from tomorrow. Yes, we still have a whole month of mock drafts to look forward to, but it will be over quickly enough. I'm not sure how active the Minnesota Vikings are going to be in free agency following the veritable flurry of three signings over the course of a couple of days this past week. However, there are still some players out there that could help the Vikings. As of now, according to the folks...
Big Blue View Mar 28, 2015

2015 Big Blue View Community Mock Draft: Vikings Select Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford At 11

The Vikings try again to get their franchise left tackle. The eleventh pick of the 2015 Big Blue View Community Mock Draft is in: 11) Minnesota Vikings GM - IngentesPick - Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford Explanation Trae Waynes was a consideration here, but I ultimately passed because of the strong play from two young corners; Xavier Rhodes and Captain Munnerlyn (best name in the NFL). Corner would be more of a luxury, and I believe the Vikings should prioritize keeping Teddy upright. Matt Kalil, who had a promising rookie season, has strongly regressed in each of the last two seasons. Last...
Daily Norseman Mar 28, 2015

Chad Greenway, Minnesota Vikings Agree To Restructured Contract

Since the 2014 regular season ended, both the Minnesota Vikings and linebacker Chad Greenway had expressed a mutual interest in doing something to ensure that Greenway would spend a tenth consecutive season in purple and gold. Greenway has only played for one team since the Vikings selected him in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft, and today the team announced that it will stay that way. Per A.J. Mansour of KFAN, the two sides have agreed on a restructured contract to keep Greenway on the team. Per Mansour's report, the restructure reduces Greenway's cap hit from the $7 million it was...
Daily Norseman Mar 28, 2015

2015 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v6.0

We're getting closer to the 2015 NFL Draft, and our 2015 Mock Draft Database continues to grow and evolve. We're now up to 90 mock drafts, and we now have a new position group at the top of the chart. Let's take a look at what we've got for this week. Site Name Date Round 1 (11) Round 2 (45) Round 3 (76) Bigfoot Sports Bigfoot 28-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Stephone Anthony, LB, Clemson CBS Sports Will Brinson 27-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State EDS Football Kevin Hanson 27-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Bernardrick McKinney, LB,...
Daily Norseman Mar 27, 2015

Why We Selected Trae Waynes

As you saw yesterday, our first round pick in the 2015 SB Nation Writers Mock Draft came up, and with the pick we selected Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes. I'd like to take a little bit to go over exactly why we made the pick we did. To review, this is how the scenario had progressed prior to our pick: Pick Team Player 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State 2 Tennessee Titans Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon 3 Jacksonville Jaguars Vic Beasley, DE/OLB, Clemson 4 Oakland Raiders Leonard Williams, DT, USC 5 Washington Redskins La'el Collins, OL, LSU 6 New...
Music City Miracles Mar 27, 2015

MCM Community Mock Draft 2015: The Minnesota Vikings Select....

With the 11th pick in the 2015 MCM Community Mock Draft, the Minnesota Vikings (represented by leerafuse) select.... Photo courtesy: Jason Getz- USA Today Sports Landon Collins, S, Alabama From leerafuse: Very tempting to take Devante Parker here. Teddy would probably love this pick. However, with it being a heavy draft for receivers and the addition of Wallace, and having Johnson and Patterson the Vikings won’t pull the trigger. Instead look for the defensive guru Zimmer to look again at the D in the first round. Having the building blocks of a young stout D, with Rhodes, Barr and...
Vikings Gab Mar 27, 2015

Vikings won’t cut Peterson

It’s a bold thought that the Vikings would totally cut ties with their face of the franchise the past few seasons, but at the end of the day there’s no question that cooler heads should prevail when it comes to running back Adrian Peterson. Examine the Vikings’ NFL Lines for this 2015 season at Mybookie.ag. […]
Daily Norseman Mar 26, 2015

Babatunde Aiyegbusi Signs With Minnesota Vikings

Ladies and gentlemen, we got him! (Yeah, we're going to wear that joke out eventually. . .but today is not that day.) The Minnesota Vikings have officially signed offensive lineman Babatunde Aiyegbusi, the native of Poland that we mentioned in a story earlier today. The Vikings' official announcement on the Twitter lists him as 6'9", 351 pounds. Here's a picture of him. Babs: 6-9 351 pounds. pic.twitter.com/MUU2zdMlSt — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 26, 2015 That's a whole lotta offensive lineman right there. There hasn't been this much Polish power in the state of Minnesota...
Daily Norseman Mar 26, 2015

An Evolution of Public Statements - The Adrian Peterson Saga

Are you having trouble keeping track of where the Vikings and Peterson stand based on dozens of public statements released by both sides? It's confusing, but the Daily Norseman has a recap of the saga to get to the truth. Yesterday, reports out of the NFL Owners meeting in Phoenix indicated that Mike Zimmer has emphatically stated "We have no plans to trade Adrian Peterson."  This has been the missing phrase from all of the official Vikings comments about Adrian Peterson for the past several months.  If you've lost track of some of the commentary from the Vikings brass about Adrian...
Daily Norseman Mar 26, 2015

Minnesota Vikings Stadium: Bricks Now On Sale

During the run-up to the Minnesota Vikings getting the bill for the new stadium approved, I often said that if the team were to sell bricks for the new stadium or something like that, I would line up to get one. Quite a few other folks agreed. Well, it appears that it might be time for us to put our money where our mouths are. The team has announced that they are selling bricks engraved with your own personal message for the construction of the team's new stadium. Each brick includes a replica that you'll receive with the inscription on it, and you'll eventually get a locator map so that,...
Daily Norseman Mar 26, 2015

Babatunde Aiyegbusi Looks To Make Jump To NFL

On Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings held a workout for offensive tackle Babatunde Aiyegbusi. Who? That's a very good question. Let's dive a little bit deeper on this. Aiyegbusi. . .gonna take a while to spell that without looking it up. . .has never played a down of college football, per the report from Michael C. Wright of ESPN. Agent Jeff Griffin came into contact with Aiyegbusi through Texas Tech assistant coach Kevin Curtis, a client and former fourth-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers, who spent two years playing in NFL Europe for the Cologne Centurions. Curtis received a YouTube...
Daily Norseman Mar 25, 2015

Thanks For A Great Five Years

It's been fun, but it's time to move on I first started writing on the front page of DN the week of the NFC Championship game against the Saints...and the Vikings lost. So maybe I should have ended it then. But for some reason, you guys (well, most of you) seemed to like reading what I wrote almost as much as I liked writing it, so I kept going. Life, unfortunately, gets in the way of the really fun stuff, and such is the case here. I'm stepping down as a front page writer for DN, as I really don't have 27 hours in a day anymore, but I just wanted to say thanks before I exit, stage...
Daily Norseman Mar 25, 2015

Minnesota Vikings Sign Cornerback Terence Newman

Hello, Newman! Yes, on Wednesday the Minnesota Vikings finally closed the deal with cornerback Terence Newman, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal. That makes two of Mike Zimmer's former players in Cincinnati that have signed with the team in the past 24 hours, as safety/linebacker Taylor Mays signed with the team late on Tuesday. Newman will be the oldest player on the Minnesota roster, as he will turn 37 this September. He spent his first nine years in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys before moving on to the Bengals for three seasons. He was the fifth overall selection in the 2003(!?) NFL...
Daily Norseman Mar 25, 2015

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 3/25

I could have used a picture of Adrian Peterson riding a camel today, but really, F that guy and F his camel. Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . . -The complete 2015 draft order is now available, as the compensatory picks have been announced. -The Minnesota Vikings did not receive any compensatory picks, but they might be looking towards a couple next season. -What if Peterson and his agent keep throwing a hissy fit and decide to retire from the NFL? (SPOILER: Nothing really changes.) -Kyle explains why the team has to play hardball in the Peterson matter. -The Vikings...
Daily Norseman Mar 25, 2015

Minnesota Vikings Free Agency Tracker

Everything you want to know about what's going on in free agency with the Minnesota Vikings can be found right here. We're getting close to the start of free agency in the National Football League, and with that will come a ton of rumors and speculation, as well as. . .you know. . .actual player movement and signings and stuff. In order to keep things easy to find, we're setting up this post that will be updated regularly (as well as part of our larger free agency stream) that will track what we've been hearing and what's actually been happening. Hopefully you will find it a helpful...
Daily Norseman Mar 25, 2015

Minnesota Vikings Sign Linebacker Casey Matthews

Well, here's one that I don't think anybody saw coming, largely because I don't think anyone ever connected him with the Vikings. On Tuesday, along with the signing of safety Taylor Mays, the Minnesota Vikings inked former Philadelphia Eagles' linebacker Casey Matthews to a contract. Terms of the deal were not immediately made available. Matthews was the Eagles' fourth-round pick (#116 overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft out of the University of Oregon. And, yes, he's the younger brother of Packers' linebacker Clay Matthews. He actually opened the 2011 season as the Eagles' starter at middle...
Daily Norseman Mar 25, 2015

Minnesota Vikings Sign Safety Taylor Mays

Well, the Minnesota Vikings made a couple of moves on Tuesday. We'll look at them one at a time, starting with one that had been rumored for a while. The Vikings came to terms with former Cincinnati Bengals' safety Taylor Mays on Tuesday. They had been rumored to be one of the three teams that was in the running for his services, along with the Bengals and the Washington Redskins. Mays was a second-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2010 out of Southern Cal. He was eventually traded to the Bengals, where he spent four seasons. The 6'3", 225-pound Mays didn't play a lot of snaps on...
Daily Norseman Mar 24, 2015

The Vikings Need To Play Hardball With Peterson

Not for spite or pettiness, but for the good of the organization, the Vikings need to keep Adrian Peterson on the roster- short, of course, of an amazing trade offer. With the exception of Antoine Winfield (DAMN YOU RICK SPIELMAN), the Minnesota Vikings have, ever since the end of the Brad Childress regime, been pretty decent to their players. Some might argue they weren't the best with Greg Jennings recently (talking about renegotiating his contract to keep him, then unceremoniously dumping him the moment they landed Mike Wallace), but for what it's worth he himself doesn't seem too...
Cincy Jungle Mar 24, 2015

Taylor Mays signing with Vikings, per ESPN

Taylor Mays is reuniting with his former defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer in Minnesota. The Bengals won't be re-signing Taylor Mays, as the free-agent safety will instead sign a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings. Per ESPN's Josina Anderson, Mays has agreed to sign with the Vikings, thus, ending his career in Cincinnati for the time being while reuniting him with his former defensive coordinator, now head coach in Mike Zimmer. The Bengals wanted to bring Mays back, but it looks as though he wanted to be with his former DC while also getting more playing time. The Vikings do have...
Daily Norseman Mar 24, 2015

What If Adrian Peterson Retires?

One of our Twitter followers posted a question about the entire Adrian Peterson situation that I hadn't thought of yet, and after doing the research on it, I thought I'd put it out there. @DailyNorseman dumb question but if ap retires how long does he have to wait to sign come out to sign with another team — Lou (@Deadecho25) March 24, 2015 So, if the Minnesota Vikings continue calling the bluff of Peterson and Ben Dogra during Dogra's extended hissy fit here, what happens if they call the Vikings' bluff. . .which wouldn't be a bluff at all, really. . .and say that Peterson is...

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