3:21 AM EDT, Sun March 29, 2015
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 7 hours ago
Greenway returning to Vikings, but with a pay cut

Greenway returning to Vikings, but with a pay cut

Vikings linebacker to return for 10th season at lower salary more in line with anticipated role.

Lance Briggs to meet with 49ers on Monday

Seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs told ESPN.com he has a Monday visit scheduled with the San Francisco 49ers. Briggs just completed his 12th and final season with the Chicago Bears. The Elk Grove, California, native grew up 1 ½ hours from Candlestick Park and was a 49ers fan. The 49ers are in desperate need of help at linebacker following the retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland. The team only has three experienced inside linebackers on the roster.
Silver And Black Pride 12 hours ago

Stefen Wisniewski going unsigned due to offseason shoulder surgery

Lately there has been a lot of speculation as to why former Raiders center Stefen Wisniewski has gone unsigned by NFL teams this offseason. He had reported visits with the Buccaneers and Seahawks -- with interest from several other teams -- and yet has yet to sign a deal with anyone. Now we may know why. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Wisniewski suffered a torn labrum (shoulder) that required surgery so no team has stepped up to sign him yet. The Bears were linked to center Stefen Wisniewski at the outset of free agency and he is one of the better remaining players on the...

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Joel Quenneville says injured Patrick Kane on 'same timetable'

Joel Quenneville offered a “We’ll see,” when asked about Patrick Kane returning from a broken collarbone sooner than expected.
Chicago Tribune Mar 27, 2015

Joel Quenneville says injured Patrick Kane on 'same timetable'

Joel Quenneville offered a “We’ll see,” when asked about Patrick Kane returning from a broken collarbone sooner than expected.

Vikings mailbag: Competition at corner, draft plans, guard options and would Peterson hold out?

It felt like a mailbag kind of day when I walked downstairs this morning, put on a pot of coffee and looked outside and saw the beautiful blue sky. But then the Twitter questions started coming in. Questions about the new tackle from Poland’s middle name. Questions, inspired by my good friend Randball, jokingly looking for updates on a player who signed with another team a couple of weeks ago. Even some question about Adrian Peterson and a cat named after “Macho Man” Randy Savage. To paraphrase what ESPN’s Bill Simmons says in his mailbags, yup, these are my Twitter followers. Playful...

Detroit Lions QB Kellen Moore could legitimately compete with Dan Orlovsky for No. 2 job

Moore outplayed Orlovsky in the preseason, yet Caldwell never wavered in his support of Orlovsky as the team's backup quarterback. But Caldwell's tone has changed this offseason.

John Fox thinks Jared Allen ‘might make a big jump’

Chicago Bears coach John Fox spoke briefly during the NFL owners meetings last week with Jared Allen, who lives in Arizona during the offseason. Fox came away from the brief talk with Allen encouraged about the veteran’s prospects for 2015. “I don’t know that [2014] was his best season. I think there were reasons, not excuses,” Fox said. “I talked to him briefly out here. He lives out here. So it’s good to touch base, air and share some ideas.

Cubs' trade sets up Samardzija for future

MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs’ parting gift to Jeff Samardzija might have long-term benefits for him.
Chicago Tribune Mar 27, 2015

Cubs' trade sets up Samardzija for future

MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs’ parting gift to Jeff Samardzija might have long-term benefits for him.

Vikings officially announce signing of cornerback Terence Newman

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com The Vikings on Friday officially announced the signing of free-agent cornerback Terence Newman. The free agent had agreed to a one-year deal earlier in the week and Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had said on Wednesday final details would be wrapped up soon. NFL.com reported the contract is worth $2.5 million, with $750,000 guaranteed. Newman, 36, had a 2003-06 stint with Zimmer in Dallas when he was defensive coordinator and one in 2012-13 when Zimmer had that job with Cincinnati. Newman, who played the last three years with the Bengals, is expected to...

Detroit Lions won't overhaul offense, including passing game, in 2015

Coach Jim Caldwell said the Lions won't be making any wholesale changes to their offensive philosophy this year, and that includes the number of times they pass the ball.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 27, 2015

He's 6 feet 9, 351 pounds. He's Polish. He's a Minnesota Viking.

Something happened on the way to Babatunde Aiyegbusi trying to follow in the footsteps of Marcin Gortat. He got tired of being called for fouls.

Vikings finalize one-year deal with Terence Newman

Mike Zimmer wasn’t fibbing yesterday when he said a deal with Terence Newman was close. The Vikings on Thursday finalized the terms of a one-year contract with the free-agent cornerback, according to a league source. The deal is for $2.5 million with $750,000 guaranteed. Newman visited the Vikings last week but the two sides were unable to hammer out a deal until now. Now that he is joining the Vikings, Newman will be reunited with an old coach in Zimmer. Zimmer was in Dallas when the Cowboys drafted Newman fifth overall in the 2003 draft. Zimmer coached Newman for four seasons there and...

Terrence Newman deal reportedly worth $2.5 million with $750,000 guaranteed

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Veteran cornerback Terence Newman agreed to join the Vikings earlier this week on a one-year deal. Contract details have now emerged. NFL.com reported Thursday that Newman will get $2.5 million, with $750,000 guaranteed. He's expected to sign his deal Friday. Newman made $2 million last year. That's a pretty good raise for a cornerback who will be 37 when next season starts. Newman played for Vikings coach Mike Zimmer on two previous teams when Zimmer was a defensive coordinator. He was with Zimmer in Dallas from 2003-06 and in Cincinnati from...

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