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Bills to acquire Cassel from Vikings

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Orchard Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that they have a deal in place to acquire quarterback Matt Cassel from the Minnesota Vikings. However, there appears to be confusion on the exact terms of the trade. The Bills said they will acquire the 32-year-old veteran and an undisclosed draft pick in exchange for two undisclosed draft choices. Minnesota,...

Vikings release OL Johnson

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings have released offensive lineman Charlie Johnson. The Oklahoma State product started 61 games for the Vikings over the past four seasons. Johnson joined the Vikings after five seasons with Indianapolis. He started at left tackle for the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV and has started 115 of the 134 games he has played in his nine-year...

Adrian Peterson appeal ruling overturned by judge

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - A federal judge on Thursday overturned an appeal ruling made against suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, potentially opening the door for him to be reinstated earlier than expected. The NFL, following another public rebuke over the discipline of one of its players, said it will appeal the decision made by U.S. District Judge David S...

Extra Points: NFL got what it wanted in Peterson case

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - David Doty continued to be a thorn in the NFL's side Thursday, vacating an arbitration ruling that went against suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. From a legal standpoint it was a devastating rebuke of the league's actions and hardly the first by Doty, a pesky federal judge who actually cares about silly little things like the rule of law. ...

Extra Points: Vikings and Peterson headed for divorce

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Employee loyalty generally begins with a company's allegiance. A worker, whether he makes minimum wage or the $14 million Adrian Peterson raked in last season to keep his stained brand away from the Minnesota Vikings, wants to believe if the job is done in an efficient manner, the organization he works for will support him. In today's politically correct...

NFL Draft: NFC Team Needs

By John Gworek, 1 month 4 weeks ago
The NFL Combine is under way, so it’s a good time to take a look at what each team might be looking for in Indianapolis.  Keep in mind these could change once teams start adding free agents on March 10, so we’ll revisit this just before the Draft in late April.Here are the top needs for each NFC team: NFC EAST Washington RedskinsFirst-Round Pick: No. 5What They Need:...

Steelers, Vikings to play in 2015 Hall of Fame Game

By The Sports Network, 2 months 6 days ago
Canton, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings will kick off the 2015 NFL preseason by meeting in the Hall of Fame Game. The game will be played in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 9, one day after the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 is formally enshrined. Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis and former Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff will be inducted...

Extra Points: Hall rights a wrong with Tingelhoff

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Allen Iverson might laugh but more than anything else, practice defined former Minnesota Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff. Over his 17 brilliant seasons, Tingelhoff is most famous for never missing a game, arriving in the Land of 10,000 Lakes as a rookie free agent out of Nebraska, earning the starting job and never relinquishing it -- even for a game -- until...

Vikings' first draft pick Mason dies

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that the club's first-ever draft pick, running back Tommy Mason, died at the age of 75. "Tommy was an enormous talent. He was a great player, a humble man and an outstanding teammate. I will always cherish the years I spent with Tommy," said former quarterback and franchise icon Fran Tarkenton. Mason starred...

NFL Matchup - Chicago at Minnesota

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
NFL Matchup - Chicago at Minnesota Chicago Bears:== Sep 7 - L vs. Buffalo, 20-23 (OT)== Sep 14 - W at San Francisco, 28-20== Sep 22 - W at NY Jets, 27-19== Sep 28 - L vs. Green Bay, 17-38== Oct 5 - L at Carolina, 24-31== Oct 12 - W at Atlanta, 27-13== Oct 19 - L vs. Miami, 14-27== Oct 26 - L at...