Minnesota Vikings Wiretap

Teddy Bridgewater Looks 'Like He Was Never Hurt'

Jun 16, 2017 7:47 AM

Teddy Bridgewater has not been cleared to participate in practice as he continues to rehab from the knee injury he suffered last Aug. 30.

However, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback has thrown to receivers during individual drills as part of his rehab work. When he'll be able to work at full speed, or plant his left leg and cut, or absorb contact to his knee remains unknown.

"It's just the way he gets the ball out," Laquon Treadwell said. "He's getting the ball out before you're breaking. He tells me he's spent a lot of time studying film. A lot of things he would say he was messing up on, he's looked 10 times better this year. When you go through an injury like that, film is your friend. You've just got to stay hungry and believe in yourself. He'll be fine.

"He looks great -- really great. It's like he was never hurt."

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Injury, Misc Rumor

Cris Carter Offers To Serve As Mentor To Michael Floyd

May 12, 2017 8:27 AM

Cris Carter says he's willing to help Michael Floyd in whatever way possible after the wide receiver signed with the Minnesota Vikings.

Carter struggled with substance abuse early in his career before joining the Vikings and making eight Pro Bowls.

Floyd was released by the Arizona Cardinals last December following an incident in which he was charged with extreme drunken driving.

"I knew Michael before," Carter said. "We do have a relationship, and we'll try to grow that relationship. ... I'll try to help him with anything that I can in his assimilation back into being a very good football player and trying to help the Vikings win games."

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Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Misc Rumor

Michael Floyd Visits With Vikings, Hopes To Have Deal Soon

May 5, 2017 7:54 AM

Michael Floyd is talking to the Minnesota Vikings, among other teams, and hopes to have a deal by end of next week, according to a source.

Floyd is currently serving a sentence for his DUI charge in Arizona last season, but he is expected to sign once he gets out of jail.

The wide receiver is from Minnesota.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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Vikings Likely To Decline Option On Teddy Bridgewater

Apr 26, 2017 12:16 PM

The Minnesota Vikings are unlikely to pick up quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's fifth-year option by the May 2 deadline.

While the Vikings could still re-sign Bridgewater, they appear unwilling to guarantee his salary for 2018 at $11 million.

Bridgewater is still working his way back from his severe knee injury.

"The injury guarantee makes it tough to do," said one source on the Vikings' decision about whether to pick up the fifth-year option.

Bridgewater's injury led the Vikings to trade for Sam Bradford.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Jake Long Announces Retirement From NFL

Apr 24, 2017 1:41 PM

Jake Long has announced his retirement from the NFL.

Long was the first overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.

Long suffered a torn Achilles on Nov. 13th.

In his statement, posted on Twitter, announcing his retirement, he said his rehab from the Achilles injury has made him "realize that although my heart and mind still want to play, my body is telling me something completely different."


Tags: Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Misc Rumor

Vikings Sign Case Keenum

Apr 1, 2017 2:36 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have signed Case Keenum to a one-year, $2 million deal.

Sam Bradford is locked in as the Vikings' starting quarterback for 2017, but they're unsure if Teddy Bridgewater will be back from last summer's knee injury.

Keenum will replace Shaun Hill, who remains unsigned.

Keenum entered last season as the Los Angeles Rams' starting quarterback.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Latavius Murray Undergoes Ankle Surgery

Mar 23, 2017 8:37 AM

Latavius Murray, who signed a three-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings last week, underwent ankle surgery on Wednesday.

The Vikings said in a statement that they knew about Murray's need for an operation before they signed him and they expect him to be ready for training camp.

Murray's ankle condition was made known to teams in free agency, according to a league source.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Injury, Misc Rumor

Vikings Rule Out Re-Signing Adrian Peterson

Mar 16, 2017 6:33 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have ruled out re-signing Adrian Peterson.

The Vikings signed Latavius Murray to a three-year, $15 million deal this week.

Rick Spielman said he texted Peterson at 1 a.m. on Thursday morning and informed him of the Murray deal.

"With us signing Murray, Adrian will move on elsewhere," Spielman said on a conference call with reporters.

Peterson became a free agent when the Vikings declined their $18 million option on his contract.

Peterson has met with the Seahawks but they signed Eddie Lacy. Peterson also has interest in the Raiders.


Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Latavius Murray Signs Three-Year Deal With Vikings

Mar 16, 2017 7:53 AM

The Minnesota Vikings have signed Latavius Murray to a three-year contract that can be voided after the 2017 season.

Murray, 27, led the Oakland Raiders with 788 yards and 12 touchdowns in 14 games this past season.

However, his touches decreased from 2015 (228 from 307) with the emergence of DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard and because he missed two missed games with turf toe.


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Vikings, Adam Thielen Agree To Three-Year Deal
The Vikings have agreed to a three-year deal with Adam Thielen that could be worth as much as $27 million through incentives, according to a source.

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Adrian Peterson Intrigued By Playing For Raiders
Adrian Peterson is interested in the Raiders as a potential free agent destination, according to sources.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Vikings Decline 2017 Option On Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson was due $18 million for 2017 but will instead become an unrestricted free agent.


Vikings, Adrian Peterson Haven't Discussed $18M Option
Adrian Peterson has a team options that would also trigger a $6 million bonus if he's on the roster by the third day of the league year.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Pat Shurmur Focused On New Offensive Approach For Vikings
The Vikings struggled offensively last season for a number of reasons, including the loss of Teddy Bridgewater for the season, a dinged-up Adrian Peterson and the resignation of Norv Turner at midseas

Curtis Crabtree/Pro Football Talk

Adrian Peterson Continues Public Flirtation With Giants
Just a few weeks after telling ESPN that the Giants are a team he's "thought about" playing for next season, Adrian Peterson tweeted late Wednesday that the club has "been making some interesting

Nicholas Parco/New York Daily News

Peterson Interested In Giants, Texans, Bucs If He Leaves Vikings
The Vikings have a team option on Adrian Peterson for 2017 that includes an $11.75 million base salary and $6 million roster bonus.


No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
Last season, the Seahawks, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

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Vikings' Secondary Freelanced On First Series Against Packers
As soon as the first series ended, Mike Zimmer addressed the players, and the situation was corrected.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Adrian Peterson Out For Week 16 Against Packers
Adrian Peterson returned for Week 15 from his meniscus surgery and rushed six times for 22 yards.

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Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

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Adrian Peterson Returning For Week 15
Adrian Peterson hasn't played since Week 2 when he tore his meniscus and underwent surgery.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Adrian Peterson Plans To Return To Vikings In Week 16
Adrian Peterson intends to return to practice this week and plans to play in Week 16 against the Packers, he told DJ Skee on Tuesday.

Nick Shook/NFL

Adrian Peterson Will Only Return If Vikings Remain In Playoff Hunt
The Vikings have lost six of their last seven games after a 5-0 start.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Sam Bradford Questions No-Call On Failed Two-Point Conversion
Sam Bradford badly overthrew Kyle Rudolph on the potential game-tying play.

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Mike Zimmer To Undergo Emergency Eye Surgery
Doctors had initially told Mike Zimmer he ran the risk of going blind in the eye if he did not have the first surgery.


Adrian Peterson Running On Side During Vikings' Practice
Adrian Peterson is on track to make a December return before the playoffs.

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Adrian Peterson Could Return As Early As Week 15
Adrian Peterson had an exam late last week and could start running this week.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Adrian Peterson Resumes Light Running
Adrian Peterson is still receiving treatment on his knee following September surgery to repair a torn meniscus, and his timetable for a return continues to be December.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Vikings Sign Kai Forbath To Replace Blair Walsh
Kai Forbath, who kicked for Washington from 2012 to 2015 and spent part of the 2015 season with the Saints.

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