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5 Questions for the Minnesota Vikings Entering Training Camp

By Josh Koop, 1 month 1 week ago
Minnesota, along with Pittsburgh, become the first NFL teams to have their full rosters open training camp when the two squads start back to work on Saturday. Rookies for Baltimore, Cleveland, New England and New Orleans have already reported to training camp, but the Vikings and Steelers are the first teams to have everyone present as the NFL gets back to business. Related: 2015 NFL...

2015 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The New England Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions and won't officially open defense of their title until Sept. 10 when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers to kick off the 2015 NFL regular season. However, the real work for Bill Belichick's team begins July 23 when rookies report to training camp in Foxborough, Mass. Baltimore, Cleveland and New Orleans get a...

NFC North Rookies to Watch in 2015

By Josh Koop, 1 month 3 weeks ago
With NFL training camps set to open up in a few weeks, it will be the first real taste of being a professional football player for all the rookies who heard their names called in the draft not too long ago. And in some cases, teams may be counting on some of their first-year players to contribute sooner rather than later. Here is one key rookie for each of the four NFC North teams to keep...

NFC North Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015

By Josh Hamburger, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The NFC North is filled with talent and potential, just look at the Detroit Lions’ success last year. The Packers and Lions should be in contention for the playoffs like last year, and the Vikings and Bears should certainly see improvement. However, they will need help especially in areas that have the ability to get stronger this upcoming NFL season. Related: AFC North Players...

Vikings release S Taylor Mays

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings released safety Taylor Mays on Tuesday. Mays signed with Minnesota in March after spending the past four seasons with Cincinnati. He played his first season with San Francisco in 2010 after being selected in the second round of the draft earlier that year. The 27-year-old Southern California product has 98 tackles in 66 NFL...

Minnesota Vikings 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Young Teddy Bridgewater’s unusual composure and good old Mike Zimmer’s as-expected defensive acumen gave the Vikings a renewed sense of direction despite their 7–9 finish a year ago. Now comes the next step, which the Vikings will take with the full-on power of Adrian Peterson’s unbridled return to the NFL. Buy Athlon Sports' 2015 NFL Preview Magazine...

Peterson back with Vikings after nearly 9 months

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 days ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Adrian Peterson is back with the Minnesota Vikings for the first time in almost nine months and says his return to the team went "smooth." Peterson returned for organized team activities on Tuesday after missing last week's initial spring workout sessions due to friction with upper management. "I had a long time to really think about things and...

Extra Points: Selfish Peterson put on notice

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Ben Dogra is running out of ammunition. Adrian Peterson's agent was given his marching orders earlier this year and he's tried every conceivable angle to get his star client out of Minnesota. Dogra has engaged in a leak campaign that would make most political operatives envious, and even started an unprofessional shouting match with Vikings vice president of...

Adrian Peterson wants to secure future with Vikings

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer made it clear Wednesday that Adrian Peterson's only options are playing in Minnesota or retiring. "He's really got two choices: He can either play for us or he can not play," Zimmer told the assembled media at offseason workouts. "He's not going to play for anyone else and that's just the way it's going to be."...

Union wants NFL, Goodell held in contempt in Peterson case

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL Players Association filed a motion Tuesday to have the NFL and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held in contempt of court over their handling of Adrian Peterson's suspension. In paperwork filed in U.S. District Court in Minnesota, the NFLPA accuses the NFL and Goodell of ignoring a federal judge's decision in February to overturn an appeal ruling...