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Vikings suspend Priefer 3 games after probe

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 2 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings have suspended special teams coordinator Mike Priefer three regular season games without pay for making a homophobic comment to former punter Chris Kluwe.The results of a nearly six-month independent investigation started by the team over claims Kluwe made in an online article were released by the Vikings on Friday.According to a 29-...

2014 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The Seattle Seahawks won't officially begin defense of their Super Bowl title until Sept. 4 when they host the Green Bay Packers in the opening game of the 2014 NFL regular season. However, the real work begins July 24 with the start of training camp in Renton, Wash. The Buffalo Bills will be the first team to open training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., on July 18, while the Detroit Lions...

Vikings DE Nealy suspended

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 3 weeks ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Vikings defensive end Spencer Nealy will have the start of his 2014 season cut short."Spencer Nealy of the Minnesota Vikings has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances," a statement from the league read on Friday. "Nealy will be eligible to return...

Vikings sign WR Cooper, waive WR Jean

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 2 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings announced Friday they have signed former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Cooper and waived wideout Lestar Jean.Signed as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State in 2012, Cooper played in 11 games the past two seasons with Cleveland and had 17 catches for 166 yards.Jean was signed as a free agent in April after spending his...

Extra Points: Unsung James gets his shot in Minnesota

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - It's a long way from north Jersey to Minneapolis, but Zygi Wilf made the leap and rookie cornerback Kendall James is planning on following suit.Wilf, of course, is the billionaire real estate magnate from the Garden State who now owns the Minnesota Vikings. James, on the other hand, is a Jersey native who doesn't have as nearly as many zeros in his bank...

Vikings sign top pick Barr

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 1 week ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings have signed linebacker Anthony Barr, their first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.Barr was chosen with the ninth overall selection earlier this month after a standout collegiate career at UCLA. In his final two seasons, he totaled 151 tackles, 23 1/2 sacks, 40 1/2 tackles for loss and nine forced fumbles.An All-Pac-12 selection in 2012 as a...

Vikings sign Bridgewater

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 2 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has signed his rookie contract with the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced Tuesday.Minnesota traded up to take Bridgewater with the last pick in the first round of this year's draft. It was the second of two first-round choices for the Vikings, who selected linebacker Anthony Barr with the ninth overall pick.Bridgewater...

Minnesota awarded Super Bowl LII

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - NFL owners awarded Super Bowl LII to Minnesota during Tuesday's meetings in Atlanta.After four rounds of voting, owners selected Minneapolis by a simple majority over New Orleans. Indianapolis finished third in the selection process.Minnesota previously hosted the Super Bowl after the 1991 season -- when the Redskins defeated the Bills -- and will have a new...

Minnesota Vikings 2014 NFL Draft Review

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) -1 (9) - Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA; 1 (32) - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville; 3 (72) Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State; 3 (96) - Jerick McKinnon, RB, Georgia Southern; 5 (145) - David Yankey, OG, Stanford; 6 (182) - Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech; 6 (184) - Kendall James, CB, Maine; 7 (220) Stephen Shamar, DT, UConn; 7 (223) Brandon Watts, OLB, Georgia Tech; 7 (225) - Jabari...

Vikings trade up to take QB Bridgewater

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 3 weeks ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings traded up to select Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with the last pick in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night.The Vikings dealt their second-round pick (No. 40) and a reported fourth-round selection (No. 108) to the Seattle Seahawks to move up eight places to No. 32.Bridgewater passed for 9,817 yards in three years...