Archive for the ‘Minnesota Vikings’ Category

Bills claim defensive lineman Crichton off waivers (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 27th, 2017
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have claimed defensive lineman Scott Crichton a day after the Minnesota Vikings placed the former third-round draft pick on waivers.

NFL draft profile: No. 31 — Tennessee RB Alvin Kamara, explosive runner with lots of tread (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, March 27th, 2017
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted.

Vikings finalize contract extension with WR Adam Thielen (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their contract extension with wide receiver Adam Thielen, the former undrafted practice squad player who led the team with 967 yards receiving last season. The three-year deal that keeps Thielen under team control through 2020 is worth as much as $27 million with $11 million guaranteed. Thielen signed it on Tuesday after agreeing to terms last week.

Thursday's Sports in Brief (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 17th, 2017
The NCAA Tournament's first full day tipped off, and for 20 minutes, Villanova looked ordinary, vulnerable, maybe even a little scared. Donte DiVincenzo scored 21 points and the NCAA Tournament's top seed shook off a shocking start and stumbled forward in the East region Thursday night with a 76-56 victory over No. 16 seed Mount St. Mary's. Villanova is trying to be the first back-to-back titlist since Florida in 2007, and the Wildcats will have to play better to make history.

NFL draft profile: No. 43 — Ohio State WR-RB Curtis Samuel, a multi-tool weapon (Shutdown Corner)

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel could project as a returner, runner or receiver in the NFL.

Minnesota Vikings concerned about gun legislation (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
The Minnesota Vikings have expressed concern over legislation backed by police unions that would allow off-duty officers to carry guns in places where other people can't in Minnesota. The bill would allow off-duty police to take firearms into stadiums and other specified venues as long as they go through regular security screening and present valid law identification, Minnesota Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2nsoJOh ) reported. The changes would override a National Football League restriction that limits gun possession to on-duty officers and hired security.

Vikings agree to contract with cornerback Terence Newman, 38 (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
The Minnesota Vikings and veteran cornerback Terence Newman have agreed to terms on a new contract, bringing him back for a 15th season in the NFL. The Vikings announced the deal Wednesday with Newman, who has been a starter for the team the last two years. Newman, who will turn 39 on Sept. 4, will start his ninth season playing under Vikings coach Mike Zimmer.

Patterson hops to show Raiders he's more than a returner (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Cordarrelle Patterson's skills as a kick returner are unquestioned after four seasons in the NFL with two first-team All-Pro selections, the second highest-return average since World War II, and five momentum-changing touchdowns. When the Oakland Raiders told him they wanted to get more out of him as a big-play wide receiver, he jumped at the chance to sign a two-year deal as a free agent. Despite being clocked at a 4.42 40-yard dash at the NFL combine with speed that has shown up on kick returns, Patterson has never developed into a downfield threat as a receiver in Minnesota.

Seahawks reach agreement with RB Eddie Lacy on 1-year deal (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
The Seattle Seahawks are hoping Eddie Lacy can be motivated by a one-year contract to rediscover the form that made him the 2013 Offensive Rookie of the Year. The Seahawks and Lacy agreed to terms on a one-year deal Tuesday, providing Seattle a big body for a run game that was once the best in football but lagged last season following the retirement of Marshawn Lynch. ''I like that we're bringing in a big, tough guy that's going to send a message the way he plays the game,'' Seattle coach Pete Carroll said in an interview with KIRO-AM, the Seahawks flagship station, on Tuesday.

Colts counting on new linebackers to add playoff punch (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 13th, 2017
John Simon hopes to make the Indianapolis Colts' defense tougher. Barkevious Mingo just wants a shot to jump-start his career. Both are coming to town for the same reason - to lead the Colts back to the playoffs.