Vikings’ cap crunch could claim some recognizable names
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:00:31 +0000
With a quarterback who signed a fully-guaranteed $84 million deal and plenty of other key players who are significantly well compensated, the Vikings may have some tough roster decisions to make, soon. Appearing on Wednesday’s PFT Live, Vikings radio voice Paul Allen speculated on some of the established players who could become former Vikings. Paul [more]
Adam Thielen’s agent is optimistic about a new deal
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:42:25 +0000
Vikings receiver Adam Thielen makes much less than Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs. And both Thielen and the Vikings seem to be committed to closing that gap. Agent Blake Baratz, appearing on SKOR North in Minnesota, expressed optimism that an adjusted deal will be negotiated for Thielen, who has become one of the best receivers in [more]
Which NFL records will never be broken?
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:56:03 +0000
It’s Roger Goodell’s birthday. It’s also Paul Krause’s birthday. And Hall of Famer Paul Krause has a place in the record books that may be permanent. Krause, now 77, has 81 career interceptions. He’s held the record for 40 years. The closest contender since then has been Hall of Famer Rod Woodson, who finished his [more]
PFT’s Free Agent Top 100
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:00:16 +0000
The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2019 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported. 1. Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. 2. [more]
Kirk Cousins draws strong reaction to tweet about Miami
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:29:54 +0000
The first year of quarterback Kirk Cousins‘ run with the Vikings was not as successful as hoped for player or team, but there’s been no sign that he won’t be back for the fully guaranteed remainder of his three-year deal. Some Vikings fans appeared ready to show Cousins the door after a social media post [more]
Former NFL receiver Charles Johnson shines for AAF Apollos
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 22:48:03 +0000
Once upon a time, receiver Charles Johnson was a promising young player with the Vikings. Things ultimately didn’t work out for him in the NFL, but he’s trying his best to get back there. And he’s making a solid impression in the AAF. Johnson has racked up 133 receiving yards in 30 minutes of action [more]
Charlie Ward’s basketball interest kept Dennis Green from drafting him
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:34:38 +0000
When considering the draft fate of a potential baseball player, the case of a former basketball player deserves consideration. In 1994, Heisman Trophy winner and national championship quarterback Charlie Ward was available for the NFL draft, two months before the NBA draft. Ward had said that he could make no promises about signing an NFL [more]
Report: Vikings-Eagles “pretty likely” on Thanksgiving
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:09:33 +0000
The third game of the Thanksgiving schedule could be coming into focus. After a report earlier this week that the two early holiday games would include Bears-Lions and Dolphins-Cowboys, we may have an idea of the prime time matchup. Via Michael Rand of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, an Eagles trip to play the Vikings appears [more]
Could Case Keenum end up back in Minnesota?
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 19:46:04 +0000
With Joe Flacco in, Case Keenum is likely out in Denver. Could Keenum work his way back to Minnesota? That possibility will be quickly dismissed because the Vikings have quarterback Kirk Cousins under contract for two more years, at fully-guaranteed compensation packages of $28 million in 2019 and $30 million in 2020. But let’s not [more]
What’s next for Case Keenum?
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:36:54 +0000
Case Keenum was right to not worry about the Broncos drafting a quarterback in round one. With Joe Flacco and his $18.5 million base salary arriving in Denver, the Broncos won’t need Keenum and his $18 million base salary. So the question becomes where will Keenum go? Trading him would result in a $3 million [more]
Stefon Diggs hopes Vikings fans will be patient
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 18:19:34 +0000
The first year of the Kirk Cousins experiment didn’t go well, with the Vikings regressing from a final four team to one of the 20 franchises that watch the playoffs from home. In a recent visit to the PFT Live set at the Super Bowl, Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs was asked to make the case [more]
Vikings add Rick Dennison, Marwan Maalouf to coaching staff
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 16:49:50 +0000
The Vikings have finalized their coaching staff for next season and it includes a longtime assistant of new assistant head coach/offensive advisor Gary Kubiak. Rick Dennison has been hired as the team’s offensive line coach/run game coordinator. Dennison spent four years on the Texans staff when Kubiak was the head coach in Houston, moved to [more]
Kirk Cousins has been “frustrated” all offseason
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 12:45:54 +0000
The Vikings spent all that money to sign Kirk Cousins so he could get them beyond a playoff berth. So when they didn’t get to the postseason at all, there was plenty of disappointment, especially for Cousins himself. Via Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Vikings quarterback said during an appearance on the [more]
Everson Griffen could be a cap casualty in Minnesota
Wed, 06 Feb 2019 21:15:42 +0000
Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen still has four more years on his contract, but he may be gone from Minnesota soon. Griffen has an $11.7 million cap hit this season, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune pegs Griffen as a possible cap casualty for the Vikings, who are among the NFL’s most cap-strapped teams. It’s easy to [more]
How long will Jared Goff be the Rams’ quarterback?
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 20:45:35 +0000
Fresh from a disappointing performance in Super Bowl LIII, it’s fair to ask whether the Rams will keep quarterback Jared Goff beyond the expiration of his rookie deal. Especially given that Goff’s remaining contract matches the duration of another contract that, once expired, could attract the attention of Rams coach Sean McVay. Goff has one [more]