Archive for the ‘Minnesota Vikings’ Category

Like father, like son: WR Beebe catches on with Vikings

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski remembers when undrafted free agent Chad Beebe showed up for a long-shot audition to make the team. Beebe had a famous last name, but Stefanski knew little else about the undersized wide receiver from Northern Illinois. "He showed up last season at rookie minicamp and he really didn't have a name for himself," Stefanski told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Vikings slowly but surely adjust to yet another new offense

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Stefon Diggs has dived into yet another playbook. The fifth-year player is taking direction from a fourth offensive coordinator, Kevin Stefanski, since he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. As challenging as the frequent changes in philosophy and terminology have been, well, at least the Vikings' veterans are used to it by now.

Vikings, Rudolph reach contract extension agreement

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

The Minnesota Vikings weren't willing to part with Kyle Rudolph despite their lack of salary cap space, and the ninth-year tight end sure didn't want to leave. No matter the tricky nature of making the numbers work for both sides, the mutual desire to keep the team's longest-tenured offensive player in place was the driving force behind a four-year contract extension Rudolph signed on Tuesday with the Vikings . ''I've bumped into a few people in the last week or so, and that was probably the number one question I got: 'How's Kyle?

Vikings’ Rudolph reportedly gets four-year, $36 million extension

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

The Minnesota Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph agreed to a multiyear contract extension Monday night -- a day before the team's mandatory minicamp is set to begin. Rudolph, who had just one year left on his previous deal, confirmed on his Twitter account that he is staying with the Vikings long term. ESPN and NFL.com both reported that he landed a four-year, $36 million extension.

Vikings reach four-year, $36 million extension with TE Kyle Rudolph

Monday, June 10th, 2019

After months of uncertainty, Kyle Rudolph is staying with the Minnesota Vikings. Rudolph and the Vikings agreed to a four-year, $36 million extension on Monday night, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, keeping him in Minnesota through the 2023 season. Rudolph recorded 634 yards and four touchdowns on 64 receptions last season, his eighth with the Vikings after they selected him in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft.

Kyle Rudolph says he’s staying in Minnesota

Monday, June 10th, 2019

After an offseason of uncertainty, it appears as those the Minnesota Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph have mended fences. Rudolph passed along a message via his Twitter account Monday night indicating he's staying in Minnesota. “I am honored beyond words to say that my home, our home, will always be… in Minnesota! #UnfinishedBusiness,” Rudolph wrote.

Vikings trying to get Kirk Cousins to “next level”

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

The Vikings have to figure out how to get back to what they did in 2017, now with Cousins as their quarterback. A lot of the things we're doing now [are] . to get Kirk Cousins to go to that next level to do the things he does best,” Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said Wednesday at the Vikings charity golf outing at The Meadows at Mystic Lake, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press.

Anthony Barr tells Minnesota Vikings fans why they should be excited for this season

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr joins "Good Morning Football" to discuss the Vikings defense, head coach Mike Zimmer and his outlook for the 2019 season.

NFL notebook: Panthers’ Newton not throwing, Olsen healthy

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Cam Newton was not cleared to throw as the Carolina Panthers worked out together Wednesday, four months after the quarterback had shoulder surgery. Head coach Ron Rivera said the team remains focused on Newton returning at full strength for the start of training camp in July. Tight end Greg Olsen, whose 2018 season ended in December with a foot injury, told reporters he can be a full participant at OTAs.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organizers FIFA said on Wednesday. FIFA President Gianni Infantino had proposed expanding the tournament and explored the idea of adding additional host nations. Two-time winner and local favorite Stan Wawrinka was ousted in the Round of 16 at the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open in Switzerland on Wednesday, as Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur rallied past him 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.