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NFL Draft: NFC Team Needs

By John Gworek, 2 years 7 months 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 years 7 months 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 years 7 months 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 years 8 months 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...

Vikings waive Tate a month after picking him up

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
Eden Prarie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings waived running back Ben Tate on Tuesday. Tate was waived by the Browns in mid-November and quickly picked up by the RB- needy Vikings. He only played three games for Minnesota and gained 38 yards on 13 carries. The Auburn product signed with the Browns as a free agent in March after spending his first three seasons with Houston...

NFL Matchup - Chicago at Minnesota

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months 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...

Extra Points: Ross turns Dolphins into a loser

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - You have to believe Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross isn't a big fan of history because he sure didn't learn from it. Ross was in Sun Life Stadium last December when Woody Johnson surprised most observers by giving Jets coach Rex Ryan a reprieve after a meaningless 20-7 Week 17 win over Miami. In a rare address to the team, the Jets' owner told his players in the...

Vikings LB Barr out for season with knee surgery

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Vikings rookie linebacker Anthony Barr will undergo knee surgery and miss the final two games of the season due, the team said Friday. Barr missed Minnesota's last two games with a left knee injury that he had been battling for a few weeks. He is expected to be ready for Minnesota's offseason workouts. The UCLA product was the ninth...

NFL Matchup - Minnesota at Miami

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
NFL Matchup - Minnesota at Miami Minnesota Vikings:== Sep 7 - W at St. Louis, 34-6== Sep 14 - L vs. New England, 7-30== Sep 21 - L at New Orleans, 9-20== Sep 28 - W vs. Atlanta, 41-28== Oct 2 - L at Green Bay, 10-42== Oct 12 - L vs. Detroit, 3-17== Oct 19 - L at Buffalo, 16-17== Oct 26 - W at...

Vikings waive OT J'Marcus Webb

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings waived offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb on Tuesday. Webb played one game after being signed on Nov. 26, appearing in Sunday's loss to Detroit. He played in eight games for the Vikings last season and spent this summer in training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs. The 26-year-old was taken in the seventh round of the 2010...