Three years, $85 million for Roethlisberger
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 03:00:24 +0000
After news broke of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger‘s new deal, we guessed that he’d get a signing bonus of $45 million. We were off a bit, but also right on the money. Sort of. Per a league source, Roethlisberger’s signing bonus will be $37.5 million, and he’ll earn another $2.5 million this year. Added to [more]
Brian Robison signs one-day deal with Vikings, retires
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:02:00 +0000
Former defensive end Brian Robison announced his retirement from the NFL after signing a one-day contract with the Vikings, the team announced Wednesday. Robison ended his career tied for ninth place in team history with 60 sacks. His 173 games played ranks third among defensive ends in Vikings history. The Vikings selected Robison in the [more]
Kirk Cousins continues to draw high praise from the Vikings
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 02:56:06 +0000
The Vikings nearly got to the Super Bowl without Kirk Cousins. With him, they failed to make it to the playoffs. But the organization still believes in its franchise quarterback, who is under contract to the franchise for two more years. “I’ve never seen a guy work at it as hard as he does,” G.M. [more]
Rick Spielman under pressure not to take a corner
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:51:46 +0000
The Vikings have spent some recent draft capital on cornerbacks, selecting three in the first round of the past six drafts. Of the eight first-rounders in that stretch, the Vikings took Xavier Rhodes 25th in 2013, Trae Waynes 11th in 2015 and Mike Hughes 30th in 2018. They also used a second-round choice on cornerback [more]
Mike Hughes “a little ahead of schedule” in his rehab
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 22:27:18 +0000
Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes played only six games in his rookie season, tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while covering Larry Fitzgerald in an Oct. 14 game against Arizona. Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman offered an update on Hughes’ rehab, saying Hughes is running. “It’s a process,” Spielman said. “In fact, he’s [more]
Scott Studwell retiring from Vikings after draft
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:32:01 +0000
Scott Studwell, the Vikings all-time leading tackler who has worked in the scouting department since 1991, will retire after the 2019 draft, the team announced Tuesday. “I want to spend more time with my family,” Studwell told “I know for a fact that, personally, I cannot do this on a part-time basis. I’m either [more]
Dalvin Cook feels like he’s finally back to himself
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:26:27 +0000
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook seemed to be on track for a stellar season in 2017, until a non-contact torn ACL ended his rookie campaign. He’s now feeling like he’s ready to roll, again. “I’m getting back to how I used to feel,” Cook said this week, via Dane Mizutani of the St. Paul Pioneer [more]
Kyle Rudolph says he’s still in his prime
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:59:11 +0000
There were legitimate questions this offseason about whether Kyle Rudolph was going to be a part of the Vikings’ future. But not only is the veteran tight end still there, he declared himself to be in his prime. According to Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Rudolph sent a message with his wardrobe, walking [more]
Short-week home game is one of five prime-time contests for the Vikings
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:46:14 +0000
The Vikings have been lobbying for a short-week game at home. This year, they got one. And it will come against a couple of old friends. Minnesota starts Week Eight with a Thursday night home game, against Washington. Apart from pitting quarterback Kirk Cousins against his former team for the first time, the game will [more]
Ten teams scheduled for five prime-time appearances
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:42:37 +0000
The NFL has scheduled 10 teams to make five prime-time appearances during the 2019 season. That list includes both of the teams playing in the opening game of the year. The Packers and Bears will face off on Thursday, September 5 in a matchup chosen to celebrate the NFL’s 100th season and then go on [more]
Monday Night Football slate kicks off with Texans and Saints
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:07:14 +0000
A pair of 2018 playoff teams will square off in the first Monday night game of the 2019 season. The NFL’s schedule was released on Wednesday night and it shows that the Texans will be in New Orleans to face the Saints on Monday Night Football in Week One. In addition to that game, the [more]
Mike Remmers recovering from back surgery
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:30:06 +0000
The Vikings released veteran offensive lineman Mike Remmers in March and visited the Giants a short time later, but remains unsigned a month after that visit came to an end. Remmers’ health may be part of the reason why he remains a free agent. His agent Brett Tessler said on Wednesday that Remmers is recovering [more]
Wednesday’s PFTOT is up and running
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:02:32 +0000
Every weekday, we celebrate the conclusion of an episode of PFT Live by almost immediately taping an episode of PFTOT. Which is precisely what we did today. After Big Cat and his not-new-jacket left the studio (and after Simms and his not-functioning-prostate returned from the restroom), Simms and I covered five topics. From considering whether [more]
Who has the better contract, Russell Wilson or Kirk Cousins?
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 22:50:59 +0000
Russell Wilson signed the richest contract in NFL history. But is it the best contract in NFL History? Maybe not. An argument could be made that the contract signed last year by Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is better than Wilson’s new deal. (Let me know when you stop laughing.) Wilson’s deal commits him to the [more]
Everson Griffen in a “good place” and back to being himself
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 21:51:03 +0000
Everson Griffen knows one thing for certain: “When I’m me, when I’m myself, I can play well,” Griffen said Tuesday, via Courtney Cronin of ESPN. ‏ The Vikings defensive end made 13 sacks and a third consecutive Pro Bowl in 2017. He dealt with mental health issues in 2018, keeping him out five games, and [more]