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Vikings pick up fifth-year options on LT Kalil, S Smith

By The Sports Network, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday they have picked up the fifth-year options on left tackle Matt Kalil and safety Harrison Smith. Kalil has started all 48 games at left tackle since he was drafted fourth overall in 2012. He was a Pro Bowler as a rookie. Smith, who was selected 29th overall in 2012, recorded 92 tackles and five interceptions...

Minnesota Vikings 2015 Draft Preview

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - "Trader Rick" could be at it again on April 30. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman believes in building through the draft and has generally been very active in recent seasons, especially in the first round. Over the last three years, Spielman has amassed seven first-round picks and he has a chance to get multiple picks again if he decides to move on from the...

NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated effective Friday, the NFL announced Thursday. Peterson was initially placed on the commissioner's exempt list last September after he was charged in Texas with hitting his 4-year-old son with a tree branch last May. After reaching a plea agreement in the case, Peterson was suspended by NFL...

2015 NFL Mock Draft

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago

Vikings extend Sullivan another year

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings have added an additional year to the contract of John Sullivan, extending the stalwart center's deal through 2018. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune also reported that the Vikings raised Sullivan's base salary to $5.9 million for the upcoming season. Entering his eighth season with Minnesota, Sullivan has anchored the team's...

Extra Points: Veteran combine results are trickling in

By The Sports Network, 4 months 1 day ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - More than 100 hopefuls descended upon the desert for the inaugural NFL's Veterans Combine late last month, all of them looking for the elusive second chance. Or in the case of some players, a third or fourth try. In the media's eyes the big stories were Michael Sam, the former Mizzou star who is still attempting to become the first openly-gay NFL player, and Tim...

Vikings add Terence Newman

By The Sports Network, 4 months 1 week ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings and veteran cornerback Terence Newman have agreed to a contract. Terms were not disclosed, but NFL.com reports it to be a one-year deal worth $2.5 million with $750,000 guaranteed. Newman spent the last three seasons with Cincinnati and played his first nine years in Dallas. He will be reunited with Vikings head coach Mike...

Vikings sign LB Matthews, S Mays

By The Sports Network, 4 months 1 week ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings signed linebacker Casey Matthews and safety Taylor Mays on Tuesday. Mays, a five-year veteran, spent the past four seasons with Cincinnati and totaled nine tackles, a sack and a safety in 16 contests in 2014. A second-round pick of San Francisco in 2010, he was traded to Cincinnati a year later. Over 66 games during his...

Vikings re-sign Harris

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed offensive lineman Mike Harris. Harris played in 12 games last season, starting the final five games of the year at right tackle. From 2012-13, Harris played for the San Diego Chargers, starting 12-of-20 games. 

Vikings release Greg Jennings

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings released wide receiver Greg Jennings on Saturday. The move, which clears up about $5 million in cap space, comes one day after the Vikings acquired wide receiver Mike Wallace from the Miami Dolphins. Jennings led the Vikings in receiving last year with 59 catches for 742 yards and six touchdowns. The Western Michigan product...