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Guion, Childs released by Vikings

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 1 week ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings' offseason house-cleaning continued on Thursday, when the team terminated the contract of defensive tackle Letroy Guion and placed wide receiver Greg Childs on waivers.Guion started 15 games for the Vikings in 2012 and 13 last year, but managed just 21 tackles and one sack this past season and was due to count $4.3 million against the...

Extra Points: Weak QB market may spark interest in Freeman

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 1 week ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - In any dispute, there are two sides to the story and the truth, which inevitably lies somewhere in between.Josh Freeman was regarded as one of the top young quarterbacks in all of football as late as 2012 before Greg Schiano and Leslie Frazier proved to be the most powerful tag-team since the Road Warriors while taking turns destroying the 26-year-old's...

Vikings release TE Carlson

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 1 week ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings terminated the contract of tight end John Carlson on Wednesday.Carlson caught 32 passes for 344 yards and one touchdown in 13 games last season, his second with the Vikings. He finished the season on injured reserve because of a concussion he suffered in Week 14 against the Ravens.In 2012, Carlson had just eight catches for 43 yards...

Vikings part ways with Erin Henderson

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 6 days ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings released linebacker Erin Henderson on Friday.Henderson had a career year last season, racking up 112 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions in 14 games (12 starts), but the 27-year-old Maryland product was arrested for a pair of DWIs in a three-month span, with the latest offense coming in early January.Henderson had been a mainstay...

Vikings name Turner OC, fill coaching staff

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 1 week ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer filled out his coaching staff on Thursday, naming Norv Turner offensive coordinator and George Edwards defensive coordinator.Turner was the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns last season after spending the previous six years as head coach of the San Diego Chargers, posting a 56-40 record. Having also...

Report: Cassel likely to become free agent

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Quarterback Matt Cassel is reportedly set to opt out of his contract with the Minnesota Vikings to become a free agent.According to NFL.com, Cassel had a clause that allowed him to walk away from the final year of the two-year contract he signed last March.Cassel was signed to be a backup for Christian Ponder, but wound up as the starter by Week 4 when Ponder was hurt. The...

Vikings RB Peterson has surgery

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had successful surgery Thursday to repair his adductor muscle.Peterson is expected to make a full recovery in six weeks.Dr.William Myers performed the surgery, which also included a compartmental release, in Philadelphia.Peterson carried the ball 279 times for 1,266 yards and 10 touchdowns in 14 games this...

Grading the NFL's New Coaching Hires

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 4 weeks ago
It’s always hard to tell which is the best way for a franchise to go when looking toward the future. And it’s not always the smart decision to just throw lots of money at the best-known coach they can find. Sometimes the smart hire is an unknown assistant. Sometimes it’s a retread who was a failure someplace else. After all, Bill Belichick was a disaster in Cleveland...

Packers RB Lacy added to Pro Bowl roster

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 4 weeks ago
Green Bay, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy has been added to the Pro Bowl roster, replacing Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.Peterson is unable to participate due to injury.The 23-year-old Lacy set franchise rookie records this season for rushing yards (1,178), rushing touchdowns (11) and rushing attempts (284) and tied the team's rookie mark for...

Mike Zimmer named new Vikings coach

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 4 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Zimmer has been tabbed as the next head coach of the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday.Zimmer had been the defensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals since 2008. He replaces Leslie Frazier, who was fired after the 2013 season."We are excited to welcome Mike as the new leader of the Minnesota Vikings," team owner/chairman Zygi Wilf said in a statement...