To many, the Vikings’ final preseason game Thursday night in Nashville might seem like the most inconsequential of their 20 scheduled contests this season. Most of the Vikings’ prominent starters, from quarterback Kirk Cousins on down the roster, figure to sit out against the Tennessee Titans. Backup quarterback Trevor Siemian likely will start before giving way to Kyle Sloter and Peter Pujals, while most of the Vikings’ core players don baseball caps and watch from the sidelines. To the players whose employment status with the team beyond Thursday remains uncertain, though, the game is anything but trivial. Listen: Who's going to make the Vikings' 53-man roster? Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss the Vikings' acquisition of center/guard Brett Jones, Pat Elflein's status, project the 53-man roster and answer your Twitter questions on quarterbacks, George Iloka and running backs. “To them, it is the Super Bowl,” special teams coordinator … [Read more...] about Vikings’ final preseason game vs. Titans sets up closing argument for players on the bubble
The Vikings begin reporting to the first training camp July 24 at the TCO Performance Center in Eagan. The first full-team practice is July 28. Check here for new details on tickets, parking and times. Before then, the Star Tribune will take a look at each position group. Thursday: Receivers On the 90-man roster:12 receivers Locks:Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, Laquon Treadwell Good bets:Kendall Wright, Stacy Coley On the bubble:Brandon Zylstra, Tavarres King, Korey Robertson Practice squad candidates:Chad Beebe, Jeff Badet, Jake Wieneke Suspended:Cayleb Jones (4 games) Changes (+) Signed ex-Bears receiver Kendall Wright to a one-year, $1 million deal with $400,000 guaranteed. … Signed CFL-leading receiver Brandon Zylstra to a boilerplate three-year deal, guaranteeing him $275,000. … Signed ex-Giants receiver Tavarres King to a one-year minimum deal. … Signed four UDFAs in Robertson, Beebe, Badet and Wieneke. (-) Jarius Wright was cut in March and signed with the … [Read more...] about 2018 camp preview: Will the Vikings secure one of NFL’s top receiving duos?
The Vikings begin reporting to the first training camp July 24 at the TCO Performance Center in Eagan. The first full-team practice is July 28. Check here for new details on tickets, parking and times. Before then, the Star Tribune will take a look at each position group. Wednesday: Quarterbacks On the 90-man roster: 4 quarterbacks Locks: QB Kirk Cousins, QB Trevor Siemian Practice squad candidates: QB Kyle Sloter, QB Peter Pujals Changes (+) Signed Kirk Cousins to a three-year, $84 million contract that was fully guaranteed, marking the first such fully guaranteed NFL contract of that magnitude. … Traded for Trevor Siemian from Denver, acquiring also a 2018 seventh-round pick (linebacker Devante Downs) in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round pick. (-) Sam Bradford signed with the Cardinals on a one-year, $20 million deal, including a team option for 2019. … Case Keenum signed with the Broncos on a two-year, $36 million contract. … Teddy … [Read more...] about 2018 camp preview: Is Kirk Cousins the Vikings’ final piece for a Super Bowl run?
June 27, 2018 by Larry Fitzgerald Leave a Comment Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Messenger Reddit Email September 23, at U.S. Bank Stadium, Dennis Green will become the 24th member of the Vikings Ring of Honor. The news became official the day the Vikings’ ribbon-cutting ceremony officially celebrated their new Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in Eagan. I think it’s the best training headquarters in the NFL; it is spectacular state-of-the-art. The Vikings invited Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner, and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton as well as many others including Ms. Marie Green and Patti Green, Denny’s oldest daughter. It’s good the Vikings got around to honoring Green, because all he did was make NFL history. Since Kevin Warren became chief operating officer of the Vikings — he’s been here 13 years now — the first Black COO of an NFL franchise and the highest ranking Black executive on the business side of an NFL team. I … [Read more...] about Vikings finally honor Dennis Green
By Evan Barnes | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: November 24, 2017 at 11:02 pm | UPDATED: November 25, 2017 at 8:03 am Heritage lineman Phillip Cyr (52) recovers a Heritage fumble as Valencia defenders Luring Paialii (33) and Anthiny Hernandez (44) chase the ball in the second quarter at Valencia High School in Valencia on Friday. (Photo by Dan Watson for SCNG)Heritage running back Sherod White (9), left looks to block as Rashoud Shelton (8) runs against Valencia at Valencia High School in Valencia on Friday. (Photo by Dan Watson for SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsValencia middle-linebacker Owen Hand (45) recovers a Heritage fumble in the first quarter at Valencia High School in Valencia on Friday. (Photo by Dan Watson for SCNG)Heritage running back Sherod White (9) turns the corner to go in for the first Heritage touchdown against Valencia at Valencia High School in Valencia on Friday. (Photo by Dan Watson for SCNG)Valencia’s Mykael Wright (2) makes the … [Read more...] about Valencia football tops Heritage to reach CIF-SS final