Laquon Treadwell appealing fine for illegal block
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:06:46 +0000
Vikings receiver Laquon Treadwell is appealing his $28,075 fine for an illegal blindside block against the Saints, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports. “They’re enforcing the rules, and you’ve got to follow the rules,” Treadwell told Tomasson. “I have an appeal set for Tuesday at 3. I’ll try to get it a little [more]
Mike Zimmer: Reserve receivers need to “get their rear ends going”
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:14:00 +0000
Early in training camp, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said that two receivers drafted in the seventh-round this year needed to “get their rear end in gear” in order to make the team. It’s been several weeks since Zimmer made that suggestion and he sent a similar message to all the receivers vying for reserve [more]
Report: Laquon Treadwell fined for illegal block against Saints
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:16:11 +0000
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has been fined $28,075 for an illegal blindside block against the New Orleans Saints, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. On the penultimate on the first half of last week’s first preseason game, Treadwell delivered a blindside block to Saints safety Chris Banjo as he chased [more]
Seahawks place Demetrius Knox on injured reserve, add Landon Turner
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:06:02 +0000
The Seattle Seahawks placed guard Demetrius Knox on injured reserve on Tuesday after sustaining a quadriceps injury in Sunday night’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. The team signed guard Landon Turner to fill the vacancy on the roster. Knox, an undrafted rookie from Ohio State, was injured in the fourth quarter of the game, [more]
Browns sticking with the two kickers on roster . . . for now
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:25:48 +0000
Browns coach Freddie Kitchens admits he has had conversations with General Manager John Dorsey about bringing in another kicker. But as of right now, the Browns are continuing the competition between Greg Joseph and rookie Austin Seibert. As he made clear Sunday, though, Kitchens wants better results. “We’re not trying to bring in a new [more]
Laquon Treadwell: It’s fun being the underdog
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:17:10 +0000
The Vikings aren’t making any secret of their desire to trade wide receiver Laquon Treadwell before the start of the regular season. After Treadwell caught four passes for 47 yards on Sunday, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said the team was trying “to showcase” the 2016 first-round pick for other clubs that might be interested [more]
Mike Zimmer: Vikings trying to showcase Laquon Treadwell
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:28:26 +0000
The Vikings are doing everything but putting a “For Sale” sign on Laquon Treadwell‘s jersey. After last week’s report that the Vikings are shopping Treadwell, he led the team with 47 receiving yards on four catches in Sunday night’s preseason game. After the game, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer made no secret that the Vikings wanted [more]
DK Metcalf to undergo knee surgery, still could play Week One
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 04:31:01 +0000
Seahawks rookie DK Metcalf did not play in Sunday’s preseason game against the Vikings. It turns out there was a good reason for his absence. He had his knee checked out and learned he needs surgery. “DK’s got an injury to his knee that we found after a couple of days. It happened a few [more]
Holton Hill ejected for brutal helmet-to-helmet hit on Paxton Lynch
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 03:18:20 +0000
Vikings cornerback Holton Hill is a lesson in what not to do to make a football team. During the offseason, Hill received two four-game suspensions — one for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy and the other for violating the substance abuse policy. Likely already on shaky ground with the Vikings, he earned an [more]
Kirk Cousins plans to look for more “off schedule” run opportunities
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 03:59:56 +0000
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins may be adding something to his game this year: Scrambling. Coach Mike Zimmer recently explained that the team wants to see Cousins take advantage of the opportunities that may present themselves to tuck the ball and run, especially when the team’s offensive weapons are blanketed down the field by man-to-man coverage. [more]
Irv Smith’s blocking ability has surprised the Vikings
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 19:59:13 +0000
Immediately after the Vikings drafted tight end Irv Smith in the second round of this year’s draft, the main topic of conversation was about whether the team would part ways with veteran Kyle Rudolph. That conversation went on for a while, but Rudolph wound up signing a contract extension to remain with the team for [more]
Report: Vikings make Laquon Treadwell available
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 21:02:16 +0000
Laquon Treadwell is the fifth receiver — at best — on the depth chart and on the verge of bringing an unceremonious end to his Vikings’ career. So it should come as no surprise to anyone, including Treadwell, that the Vikings are shopping him, according to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated. The Vikings aren’t getting [more]
Russell Wilson, Seahawks starters to play against Minnesota
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 03:36:58 +0000
After being held out of the team’s first preseason game for the first time in his career with the Seahawks, Russell Wilson is expected to play Sunday night against the Minnesota Vikings. The appearance from Wilson and the starters may still be brief. “We’ll get them some reps,” offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Tuesday. “Depends [more]
Mike Zimmer: “Probably difficult” for Kaare Vedvik to kick and punt
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 21:54:10 +0000
Kaare Vedvik practiced with the Vikings for the first time on Monday and reports from the session had him hitting field goals of 55 yards and longer with fans cheering on the makes. Vedvik isn’t just a placekicker, however. He did the punting at Marshall for his final two seasons in college and only added [more]
Taking a look at the nuttiest off-field story lines
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 20:14:01 +0000
The still-unfolding Antonio Brown situation seems like one of the craziest off-field NFL situations to ever happen. But there have been others. On Monday’s PFT Live, Simms and I drafted the most memorable of the most nutty off-field predicaments. Bottom line: Brown has a long way to go to match some of those who have [more]