Archive for the ‘Minnesota Vikings’ Category

Fantasy Football Podcast: TE strategies, RB/WR ‘stayaways’ — and is Brett Favre coming back!? No.

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

So, because why not, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon start this week's fantasy football podcast trying to answer the question: Where should Favre be in the 2020 fantasy QB rankings? p In more believable news, Kyle Rudolph — who was recently speculated to be a trade candidate — signed an extension with the Minnesota Vikings. So, with this new information, who is the more draftable Viking tight end: Rudolph, rookie Irv Smith, or neither?

NFL analyst could see 49ers replacing Jimmy Garoppolo with Kirk Cousins

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

NFL analyst could see 49ers replacing Jimmy Garoppolo with Kirk Cousins originally appeared on Last season didn't go as planned for the Minnesota Vikings or the San Francisco 49ers, albeit for different reasons. After signing quarterback Kirk Cousins in the offseason, the Vikings stumbled to an 8-7-1 record, missing the playoffs one year after going to the NFC Championship Game. Cousins, despite tossing 30 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions, underperformed the massive contract he was given and was a clear scapegoat for the Vikings' disappointing year.

Raiders Daniel Carlson wants to build on Raiders success, not replicate it

Monday, June 17th, 2019

The Minnesota Vikings took the first kicker in last year's NFL draft, but that didn't stop them from cutting Daniel Carlson at the first sign of trouble. The Raiders special teams coach considered a top talent, someone who could solve his in-season kicker issues with Giorgio Tavecchio cut in camp and Eddy Piñeiro and Mike Nugent on injured reserve. Bisaccia had an in with Carlson after helping recruit him to Auburn.

Five NFL players who could become stars in 2019

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Every year there are players who excel in limited snaps before ultimately being handed a larger role and workload for their teams. Case in point: When Joey Porter was a star and the sack leader for the Miami Dolphins back in 2009, coming off a 17.5-sack season, we at PFF were clamoring for his backup –- a former undrafted pass-rusher who had not long before been playing in Canada -– to get more snaps because he was generating pressure at a far greater rate than Porter. Cameron Wake ultimately went on to be one of the best pass rushers of the past decade and looked it from Day 1 if you were seeing beyond the box score numbers. Levi Wallace, CB, Buffalo Bills: If there's a player with the backstory to rival Wake's, it's Wallace.

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 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.