Archive for the ‘Minnesota Vikings’ Category

How an NFL executive assistant’s love for the flea-flicker landed her a Super Bowl ring, years after she was fired

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Carol Wilson received a Super Bowl ring from the Philadelphia Eagles. Carol Wilson always loved the flea-flicker. In her thirty years as an executive assistant for the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff, she developed an affinity for the play that was never satiated – until the 2018 NFC Championship game between the Eagles and Minnesota Vikings.

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook cleared for team drills

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook passed another threshold in his recovery from a torn ACL last season. According to Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com, Cook was cleared to return to team drills on Monday as the Vikings move through their final week of OTAs. “I’ve been feeling good, but this week was another milestone in the rehab,” Cook said.

Vikings RB Cook (knee) returns to practice

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

For the first time since tearing a left knee ligament on Oct. 1, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was on the field for drills Tuesday. He participated in the club's organized team activities at Eagan, Minn., continuing the comeback from a torn

Attorney: Cowboys WR Williams misspoke about crash

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Dallas Cowboys wideout Terrance Williams mistakenly told police that former Baylor teammate and current Minnesota Vikings wideout Kendall Wright was driving his Lamborghini when it crashed over the weekend, according to Williams' attorney. Chip Lewis, Williams' attorney, told the Dallas Morning News on Thursday that Williams -- not Wright -- was driving the car when it crashed early Saturday morning.

Cowboys’ Terrance Williams told police ex-teammate Kendall Wright responsible for crash

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams told Frisco police that former Baylor teammate and current Minnesota Vikings receiver Kendall Wright was responsible for the accident involving Williams' Lamborghini last weekend, according to the police report.? Williams was arrested for public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor, and was later released on a $369 bond from the Frisco Detention Center. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident in which Williams' Lamborghini crashed into a light pole not far from the Cowboys' practice facility.

Bridgewater looks sharp, healthy in practice with Jets

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Teddy Bridgewater rolled right, kept moving and then zipped a pass down the field on the run. If his first practice of organized team activities with the New York Jets was a test of his health and confidence, the quarterback passed in a big way. Bridgewater missed most of the past two seasons after suffering a gruesome, career-threatening injury in August 2016 while with the Minnesota Vikings.

Adrian Peterson’s Cardio Workout Is All Kinds of Insane

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Adrian Peterson's career as a running back is winding down, but that doesn't mean the former Minnesota Viking great is holding anything back as looks to sign with an NFL team for the 2018 season. Peterson struggled in the backfield for the New Orleans Saints last season, and was eventually traded to the Arizona Cardinals in October, where he faired a little better. As the offseason progresses, Peterson wants to show teams he still has something left in the tank, and his cardio routine should leave no doubt that the dude is still in incredible shape.

Report: Vikings to host LGBTQ event as part of settlement with Chris Kluwe

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

The Minnesota Vikings will hold a summit and fundraiser aiming to “promote LGBTQ inclusion in sports and raise money for LGBTQ groups” at the team’s headquarters on June 21, per the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It is believed to be the first event of its kind ever hosted by an NFL franchise. The event is part of the settlement the Vikings made with former punter Chris Kluwe, who threatened to sue the team in 2014 due to it being, in Kluwe’s mind, an anti-LGBTQ organization. Kluwe, who has long been an outspoken advocate of the LGBTQ community, believed his support is what got him released in May 2013, and he chronicled Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer using homophobic language on several occasions in his 2014 letter to Deadspin, “I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot.” Kluwe, 36, will attend the event, and he said he hopes Priefer, who is still the team’s special teams coordinator, will, too.

Payton would ‘absolutely’ consider signing RB Peterson

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

While he reiterated the team doesn't currently plan to sign a veteran running back, New Orleans head coach Sean Payton said he would "absolutely" consider bringing back Adrian Peterson if the Saints do add a back. New Orleans signed Peterson to a two-year deal last offseason and traded him to the Arizona Cardinals in October, after Cardinals back David Johnson hurt his wrist and then-rookie Alvin Kamara emerged for the Saints. Peterson played in just six games for the Cardinals before a season-ending neck injury, and he was released in March.

Vikings to turn off new facility lights at night after neighborhood complaints

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

The new practice facility for the Minnesota Vikings has had some unintended consequences. According to Erin Adler of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, illuminated signage on the outside of the team’s new headquarters in Eagan, Minn. had drawn complaints from the surrounding neighborhood. As a compromise, the team agreed to turn off the lights between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. The lights will remain on an additional hour on nights with team events.