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Minnesota Vikings 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 3 months ago
Young Teddy Bridgewater’s unusual composure and good old Mike Zimmer’s as-expected defensive acumen gave the Vikings a renewed sense of direction despite their 7–9 finish a year ago. Now comes the next step, which the Vikings will take with the full-on power of Adrian Peterson’s unbridled return to the NFL. Buy Athlon Sports' 2015 NFL Preview Magazine...

Peterson back with Vikings after nearly 9 months

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Adrian Peterson is back with the Minnesota Vikings for the first time in almost nine months and says his return to the team went "smooth." Peterson returned for organized team activities on Tuesday after missing last week's initial spring workout sessions due to friction with upper management. "I had a long time to really think about things and...

Extra Points: Selfish Peterson put on notice

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Ben Dogra is running out of ammunition. Adrian Peterson's agent was given his marching orders earlier this year and he's tried every conceivable angle to get his star client out of Minnesota. Dogra has engaged in a leak campaign that would make most political operatives envious, and even started an unprofessional shouting match with Vikings vice president of...

Adrian Peterson wants to secure future with Vikings

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer made it clear Wednesday that Adrian Peterson's only options are playing in Minnesota or retiring. "He's really got two choices: He can either play for us or he can not play," Zimmer told the assembled media at offseason workouts. "He's not going to play for anyone else and that's just the way it's going to be."...

Union wants NFL, Goodell held in contempt in Peterson case

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL Players Association filed a motion Tuesday to have the NFL and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held in contempt of court over their handling of Adrian Peterson's suspension. In paperwork filed in U.S. District Court in Minnesota, the NFLPA accuses the NFL and Goodell of ignoring a federal judge's decision in February to overturn an appeal ruling...

Vikings sign entire draft class

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings signed every member of their 10-player 2015 draft class on Thursday. Cornerback Trae Waynes, the 11th overall selection last weekend, was the first to sign his four-year rookie deal. His contract will include a fifth-year option for the team, standard for all first-rounders per the CBA. Along with Waynes, the picks include...

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

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months 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, 1 year 5 months 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, 1 year 5 months 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, 1 year 5 months ago