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Vikings’ Zimmer takes time off following latest eye surgery

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer finally relented, taking some time away from the team to allow his right eye a proper recovery from his latest surgery. As Zimmer departed Monday for some rest and relaxation at his vacation ranch in rural Kentucky, general manager Rick Spielman said the organization anticipates a return by Zimmer ''in a few weeks.'' Players will take the field Tuesday for the first of 13 scheduled offseason practices, including the three-day mandatory minicamp that runs June 13-15. ''We all agree Mike's health is the priority, and we believe rest and recovery are in his best interest for the long term,'' Spielman said.

Vikings’ Mike Zimmer to miss OTAs following eighth eye surgery

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that coach Mike Zimmer will not be with the team during OTAs, which begin this week, saying he will "be taking time away from the team to dedicate to recovering from eye surgery and restoring his health." The Vikings will not have an acting head coach while Zimmer is out; he has split coaching duties among his coordinator's, and the staff will work as a group during the rest of the offseason program. Defensive line coach Andre Patterson will be in charge of making sure Zimmer's message continues to get across to the team. Zimmer said in an interview with Minneapolis radio station KFAN on Monday that he will receive practice video and he expects to give daily

Vikings’ Zimmer takes time off following latest eye surgery

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer finally relented, taking some time away from the team to allow his right eye a proper recovery from his latest surgery. As Zimmer departed Monday for some rest and relaxation at his vacation ranch in rural Kentucky, general manager Rick Spielman said the organization anticipates a return by Zimmer "in a few weeks." Players will take the field Tuesday for the first of 13 scheduled offseason practices, including the three-day mandatory minicamp that runs June 13-15. "We all agree Mike's health is the priority, and we believe rest and recovery are in his best interest for the long term," Spielman said.

Mike Zimmer to miss Vikings’ OTAs while recovering from eye surgery

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Mike Zimmer’s latest eye surgery will keep him out for the Vikings OTAs this week. Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer will not be at the team’s OTA sessions as he continues to recover from the eye ailment that plagued him last season. Zimmer’s follow-up surgeries this offseason to continue to fix his detached retina will prevent him from returning to coach the team this week.

Source: Michael Floyd to start practicing with Vikings next week

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd will be able to begin practicing with his new team sooner than he thought. According to a league source, Floyd had the remainder of his 96-day house arrest transferred from Arizona to Minnesota and will start working out with the Vikings next week. Floyd, who was arrested for DUI on Dec. 12 in Arizona, was sentenced to 24 days in jail and 96 days under house arrest on Feb. 17.

Michael Floyd signs with hometown Minnesota Vikings

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

The fresh start for wide receiver Michael Floyd's sidetracked career will come at home in Minnesota. Floyd agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Vikings on Wednesday. Floyd finished last season with Super Bowl champion New England after a drunken driving arrest led to his departure from the Arizona Cardinals.

Michael Floyd to sign with Vikings, return home to Minnesota

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Michael Floyd has agreed to sign with the Minnesota Vikings. Floyd was a standout wide receiver at Cretin Derham Hall in St. Paul, then played college football at Notre Dame. “Happy as ever!!! Can't wait to get to work #SkolVikes,” Floyd posted on Twitter. Floyd was released by the Arizona Cardinals last season following a DUI arrest in which he was found passed out behind the wheel at a Scottsdale intersection. The incident was captured on police bodycam video. Floyd was charged with 7 counts, including extreme DUI and failure to obey a police officer. Tests showed his blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, at 0.217. Floyd is currently on house arrest in

Report: Vikings sign WR Michael Floyd

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Maybe a fresh start in his hometown will do him good. That's likely the approach the Vikings will take with Twin Cities native Michael Floyd, who has reportedly inked a free agent deal with the club. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was the first to go on record with the deal, which he says is worth one year and in the neighborhood of $1.5 million, with incentives that could boost the payout to $6 million. Rapoport says Floyd, who played his high school ball at Cretin Derham Hall, has been training in Arizona and is in excellent shape. The talented wideout was released by the Cardinals last season after being charged with DWI, the latest in a string of alcohol-related incidents.

Minnesota Vikings 2017 NFL Draft Grades and Review

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

With the 2017 NFL Draft officially in the books, the Minnesota Vikings turn their attention to OTA’s and getting ready for the training camp when it opens in July. Despite not having a first round pick, the Vikings still managed to come away with a strong and talented draft class. In a draft that many believed to be critical to the team’s fortunes in returning to contention for the division crown in 2017, the Vikings came out with 11 rookies who will have various degrees of impact on just how much better or worse this team can get going forward.

More changes to CBS pregame show: Nate Burleson replaces Bart Scott

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Nate Burleson will be one of the new studio analysts for CBS’s pregame show. This move won’t make as many waves as the Phil Simms role change did, but CBS is making another personnel switch with its NFL broadcasting team. CBS announced a new lineup for its Sunday morning pregame show, with former NFL wide receiver Nate Burleson replacing Bart Scott.