3:25 AM EDT, Fri May 06, 2016
Daily Norseman 15 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings Tried To Sign Moritz Böhringer Before The Draft

One of the biggest stories of the third day of the 2016 NFL Draft was the Minnesota Vikings' selection of German wide receiver Moritz Böhringer in the sixth round at #180 overall. But, if the Vikings had gotten their way, that moment wouldn't have happened. Because they would have signed him prior to the draft instead. According to A.J. Mansour of KFAN-FM in Minneapolis, the Vikings made a play to sign the German star before the NFL Draft. There were numerous teams that were interested in him, and Minnesota attempted to get a jump on the rest of the field. Mansour explained the difference...

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 5 hours ago

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 14 hours ago

Salt in the wound: Roger Staubach re-enacts Hail Mary to Drew Pearson

File this under: because we haven’t been hurt enough. Former Cowboys greats Roger Staubach and Drew Pearson were on hand Wednesday as the organization showed off plans to create a Ring of Honor walkway at the team’s headquarters. And just for kicks, the ex-QB Staubach threw a long-ish pass to Pearson – you could even consider it a Hail Mary – which the former wide receiver caught. Even though these men are long since retired and were wearing suits, it was SO FUNNY* to see them in some semblance of re-enacting the Hail Mary that ended the Vikings’ 1975 season. Nate Wright was...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 15 hours ago

Vikings mailbag: Treadwell's role, impact rookies and an assessment of Spielman

The Vikings just drafted some players. Their offseason workouts will pick up their intensity in a couple of weeks. And believe it or not, the preseason opener is only three months away. So today seemed like a good day to answer some reader questions with a mailbag blog. Let’s get right to it. Gabe, aka @gibbargabbar, asks which draft pick, besides top selection Laquon Treadwell, will make the biggest impact in his rookie season. As I wrote a couple of days after the draft, after picking Treadwell in the first round, the Vikings kept one eye on the future during the rest of the draft....

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler thinks Vikings got a top-five class

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler joined the Access Vikings podcast today to give his thoughts on how the Vikings did over the weekend. Brugler thinks first-round pick Laquon Treadwell is a “perfect” fit for the Vikings offense. Second-round pick Mackensie Alexander was his top-rated cornerback. And overall, he thinks the Vikings got a top-five class. “I don’t do draft grades,” he said. “I listed the five teams that I thought just crushed it, did the best not only adding talent and improving the roster, but maximizing value — just everything that is involved with the draft....

Access Vikings podcast: CBS Sports analyst on why he thinks the Vikings had a top-five draft

Dane Brugler of CBS Sports joins Michael Rand and Matt Vensel to break down the Vikings’ 2016 draft.

Bud Grant is having yet another garage sale

The Vikings coach has turned his family's garage sale into an annual event. This one starts May 18.

Vikings agree to terms with Morgan, Kearse

The Vikings are continuing to hammer our deals for their draft class in advance of this weekend’s rookie minicamp, which starts Friday. Sixth-round pick David Morgan II, a tight end from the University of Texas at San Antonio, has agreed to terms, per a league source. The Pioneer Press has also reported that former Clemson safety Jayron Kearse, a seventh-round pick, has agreed to terms, too. Fifth-round pick Moritz Boehringer, the wide receiver from Germany, signed his contract Monday night. He was the first NFL draft pick to sign this year and had a good reason for it. He got it done early...

Fun facts about the Vikings' draft picks

After the Vikings drafted eight players over the weekend, including a pair of headline-grabbing wide receivers, you might have spent some time looking up their highlights online to see exactly what the Vikings are getting. But here at the Access Vikings blog, we like to go digging for random tidbits to help our readers get to know the newest Vikings a little better. Here is a fun fact for each of the team’s eight draft picks so you can show off your knowledge to total strangers. Trust us, the cashier at the grocery store and your neighborhood postal carrier will totally be impressed. Laquon...

Vikings sign sixth-round pick Boehringer

Sixth-round pick Moritz Boehringer has signed his rookie contract, the Vikings announced this evening. The German wide receiver is so fast, he is the first of the NFL’s 2016 draft picks to sign his rookie deal, according to the team. On Saturday, the Vikings made Boehringer the first player in NFL history to be drafted directly from Europe without playing here collegiately first. You can read all about Boehringer, who had never played our version of football until three years ago, in this blog we published Saturday. The seven other draft picks remain unsigned. Their rookie minicamp is this...

Vikings consensus draft grade: B-minus

NFL writers assigning letter grades to teams’ performances in the draft are pretty silly exercises for a number of reasons. First and foremost: there’s no possible way to know how a draft is going to turn out until at least a couple years from now. Until then, it’s all speculation based on projection — and people trying to sound smart by creating causal connections where they quite possibly do not exist. Secondarily, those who analyze the draft for publication are more informed than, say, the average person on the street but almost certainly less informed than, say, the teams who...

Vikings to sign 10 undrafted free agents

The Vikings just announced that they have officially agreed to terms with 10 undrafted free agents, including one former Gopher. Here is the full list: Keith Baxter, CB, Marshall Kyle Carter, TE, Penn State Theiren Cockran, DE, Minnesota Jake Ganus, LB, Georgia Marken Michel, WR, UMass-Amherst Denzell Perine, DE, Florida International Jhurell Pressley, RB, New Mexico Eric Rawls, CB, Kentucky State Brandon Ross, RB, Maryland Joel Stave, QB, Wisconsin

Vikings must make fifth-year-option decisions on 2013 first-rounders today

The Vikings have until the end of today to officially decide whether they will pick up the fifth-year options for their three 2013 first-round draft picks, Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes and Cordarrelle Patterson. Some teams have already announced whether they were picking up the options for their players, but General Manager Rick Spielman typically takes it to the wire because you never know what could happen — a fluke non-football injury, an arrest, the release of a video showing that player smoking some kind of substance while wearing a gas mask, etc. The expectation here is that Floyd and...

Vikings balance present and future with their draft picks

GM Rick Spielman and Co. filled a big need while still adding some prospects.

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