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Extra Points: Veteran combine results are trickling in

By The Sports Network, 3 months 19 hours 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, 3 months 6 days 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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...

Dolphins send WR Wallace to Vikings

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Davie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings have acquired wide receiver Mike Wallace from the Miami Dolphins. The Vikings will receive Wallace and a seventh-round pick in this year's draft in exchange for a 2015 fifth-round selection. Wallace had 67 catches for 862 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, his second with Miami after he inked a five-year, $60 million deal with the...

Vikings re-sign DT Johnson

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings re-signed defensive tackle Tom Johnson on Wednesday. Johnson played 16 games with the Vikings last season and earned his first two NFL starts. He was second on the team with a career-high 6 1/2 sacks and added 32 tackles. The 30-year-old Southern Mississippi product posted five sacks in 40 games with the New Orleans Saints...

Vikings ink QB Shaun Hill

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings signed quarterback Shaun Hill on Wednesday. Hill started eight games for the St. Louis Rams last season and completed 145- of-229 passes for 1,657 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Hill, who is entering his 14th season, has had previous stints with the Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers and Rams. He spent...

Bills acquire QB Cassel from Vikings

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Orchard Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Buffalo Bills acquired quarterback Matt Cassel from the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday, completing a trade that was announced last week but couldn't be made official until the start of the new league year. Buffalo said only that it acquired Cassel and an undisclosed draft pick from the Vikings in exchange for undisclosed draft picks. The busy...

Vikings bring back RB Asiata

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings re-signed running back Matt Asiata to a one-year contract Tuesday. Asiata, a restricted free agent, is coming off a career season in which he received an increased role due to Adrian Peterson's suspension. He rushed 164 times for 570 yards and nine touchdowns, while catching 44 passes for 312 yards and a score in 15 games (nine...