Jared Allen won’t be glued to TV during 2020 NFL Draft
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 09:43:45 +0000
At a time when many people are exhausting the supply of content of their streaming services (or if you’re old your VHS collection), former NFL defensive end Jared Allen isn’t jonesing to watch the NFL Draft three weeks from tonight. In fact, the former Chiefs and Vikings star (who finished up with the Bears and [more]
An April Fool’s Day look at stories we didn’t initially believe
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:25:46 +0000
In honor of April Fool’s Day, Wednesday’s PFT Live committed no April Fool’s Day gags. Instead, we had a draft based on the reaction that April Fool’s Day gags are intended to provoke. Specifically, Simms and I did a draft of the stories that we didn’t believe when we first heard them. We picked three [more]
Report: Vikings discussing long-term deal with Anthony Harris
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:02:50 +0000
The Vikings reportedly put out word after franchising Anthony Harris that the safety was available for a mid- to late-round draft choice. It was presumed the Vikings would trade Harris. Not so fast. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that the Vikings have been “actively discussing” a long-term contract with Harris. Now, there is [more]
Report: Everson Griffen interested in the Seahawks
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:55:28 +0000
A report a couple of weeks ago indicated the Seahawks may have interest in defensive end Everson Griffen. Now comes word the feeling is mutual. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that Griffen “definitely has interest” in signing with the Seahawks. Griffen has a connection with the Seahawks, having played for coach Pete Carroll [more]
Brian Peters donating half of his XFL salary to coronavirus efforts
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:02:22 +0000
The XFL has agreed to pay its players for the final five games they didn’t play. Brian Peters, who spent only three days with the Houston Roughnecks before the season ended because of COVID-19, is donating half of each of his paychecks to assist in the fight against the pandemic. “It’s very simple logic,” Peters [more]
Xavier Rhodes: Getting cut was a “reality check”
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:29:33 +0000
Things went downhill quickly for cornerback Xavier Rhodes in Minnesota. The 2013 Vikings first-round pick was a first-team All-Pro in 2017, which was the first year of a five-year contract that looked like it would make Rhodes a fixture on the defense for at least that long. Rhodes’ play took a turn for the worse [more]
Report: Vikings spoke to Jarius Wright, unlikely to bring him back
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:48:04 +0000
The Vikings added a wide receiver last week when they signed former Titan Tajae Sharpe and they’ve also reportedly checked in with a former member of their receiving corps as well. It doesn’t appear a reunion is coming in the immediate future, however. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that the team has spoken [more]
Who are the most intriguing available free agents?
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:52:45 +0000
More than a week into free agency, plenty of intriguing names remain available — including a trio of No. 1 overall draft picks. So, on Friday’s PFT Live, Peter King and I drafted the available free agents we find the most intriguing. The video is attached. We picked three each, along with an unplanned honorable [more]
Who are the best receivers of all time?
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 16:01:02 +0000
In this world without live sports, we’ve got to find something to talk about. Earlier this week, Bills receiver Stefon Diggs helped fill the vacuum with one simple tweet: “Top 5 wideouts to ever play the game . . . GO.” Simms and I did just that on PFT Live, with a five-round draft of [more]
Vikings re-signing Dakota Dozier
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:52:02 +0000
The Vikings have reached an agreement with offensive guard Dakota Dozier, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. The one-year, $1 million deal will return Dozier to Minnesota for a second season. He spent his first five seasons with the Jets. In 2019, Dozier played 16 games with four starts. He saw action on 362 offensive [more]
Vikings push back season ticket payments until June
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:21:12 +0000
The Vikings are the latest team to give their customers a break during the coronavirus outbreak. Via Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com, the Vikings sent a memo to season-ticket holders to tell them that final payments on season tickets have been pushed back to June 1. They were originally scheduled for April 15. It’s a common-sense [more]
Vikings bring back Ameer Abdullah
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:43:32 +0000
Ameer Abdullah doesn’t get many carries, but has carved out a niche for himself with the Vikings. So they decided to keep him. The team announced they had re-signed the free agent running back and return man. He only got 23 carries and 15 receptions as an offensive player, but he was their primary kick [more]
What will Xavier Rhodes do for the Colts in 2020?
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:28:24 +0000
The Colts made a couple of uncharacteristic moves during the first week of free agency, plunking down big money for quarterback Philip Rivers and giving up a first-round pick (and plunking down big money) for defensive tackle DeForest Buckner. This week, they went bargain shopping for cornerback Xavier Rhodes. So what will Rhodes do for [more]
Tajae Sharpe likes opportunity with Vikings in wake of Stefon Diggs trade
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:21:17 +0000
Tajae Sharpe became the first wideout to join the Vikings since the team traded Stefon Diggs last week and the decision to deal Diggs to the Bills helped him make up his mind about going to Minnesota. Sharpe signed a one-year deal to become part of a wide receiver depth chart that is unsettled behind [more]
Brett Jones re-signs with Vikings after Cowboys show interest
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:25:39 +0000
The Vikings have reached agreement to re-sign center Brett Jones, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports. The Cowboys showed interest in Jones after Travis Frederick retired, according to Tomasson. Jones will receive the veteran minimum contract with a base salary of $910,000. Jones, 28, played two games last season as a backup to first-round [more]