Chuck Foreman impressed with Vikings running backs
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 02:46:18 +0000
Vikings running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu invited former Vikings running back Chuck Foreman to speak to the team’s backs over dinner this week. Foreman, a first-round pick of the Vikings in 1973, played eight NFL seasons and made five Pro Bowls. He ended his career with 5,950 rushing yards and 53 rushing touchdowns. Foreman reminded [more]
Harrisburg names a street after Dennis Green
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 01:57:00 +0000
The late Dennis Green went from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to the heights of the NFL, coaching the Vikings and Cardinals in a career that spanned more than a decade. He has now been immortalized back in his hometown. Via Sue Gleiter of, Harrisburg has dubbed two blocks of Walnut Street “Dennis Green Way.” “Anytime I [more]
Vikings facing cap issues in 2020, too
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 20:51:02 +0000
The Vikings have become one of the few teams to push the envelope in cash and cap space in pursuit of a Super Bowl win. And the envelope-pushing will continue beyond 2019. Via Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Vikings have $211.638 million in cap charges for 2020. Unless the salary cap skyrockets [more]
Vikings TE David Morgan had arthroscopic surgery on knee
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 18:26:39 +0000
One member of the Vikings will be using the pre-camp break to rehab from recent surgery. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that tight end David Morgan had arthroscopic surgery on his knee recently. He is expected to be ready for training camp. Morgan joined the Vikings as a sixth-round pick in 2016 and has [more]
Only 25 unsigned draft picks left league-wide
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:31:19 +0000
Rookie contracts are easier to negotiate than in the past, so most teams aren’t waiting around to do them. With most of the league finishing up minicamps this week and packing away the gear until training camp, there are only 25 unsigned picks left across the league. The bulk of them are first-rounders, with 10 [more]
Report: Dak Prescott’s agent has “broached” $34 million per year
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:11:17 +0000
With team-friendly deals like this, the Dallas Cowboys won’t need any enemies. Quarterback Dak Prescott‘s agent, Todd France, has “broached” a deal in the range of $34 million per year, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It’s unclear whether that’s an opener, a bottom-line position, or something in between. Presumably, it reflects [more]
Dalvin Cook declares himself “healthy” and “able to be me”
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 22:01:30 +0000
In 2017, Vikings then-rookie running back Dalvin Cook conjured memories of Adrian Peterson, with more than 400 yards from scrimmage in the first four games of the season. But then came a non-contact ACL tear and there went Cook’s rookie year. Cook struggled to get and stay healthy in 2018, with a hamstring injury limiting [more]
Kirk Cousins: I’m a .500 quarterback, that’s not where you want to be
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 18:06:18 +0000
The late Al Davis is credited with coining the phrase “just win, baby,” but a current NFL quarterback may be borrowing it as his motto for the 2019 season. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins discussed his place in the NFL landscape on Wednesday and he noted that his standing would look different if his teams posted [more]
Kyle Rudolph extension creates $4.175 million in cap space for Vikings
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:59:22 +0000
On Tuesday, we posted some of the details regarding tight end Kyle Rudolph‘s new four-year extension with the Vikings. One detail that wasn’t available at the time relates to the cap savings generated by the new deal. According to Field Yates of, that cap savings will be $4.175 million. As we explained on Tuesday, [more]
Vikings will add Steve Jordan to the team’s Ring of Honor
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:27:35 +0000
It’s been a very good week for the Jordan family. On Tuesday, news emerged that Saints defensive end Cam Jordan has signed a new contract. On Wednesday, the Vikings announced that Cam’s dad will join the team’s Ring of Honor. Former tight end Steve Jordan was invited to speak to the team. Vikings COO Kevin [more]
Kyle Rudolph’s new deal makes it easier for Vikings to keep him around
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:58:21 +0000
The Vikings have signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a four-year, $36 million extension. Without more details, it’s hard to know what that really means. So we tracked down more details. Per a league source, Rudolph will receive $9.25 million fully guaranteed under the deal. The total guarantee (full guarantee plus injury guarantee) is $16.25 [more]
Kyle Rudolph’s “four-year, $36 million” extension is short on details, for now
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 10:21:07 +0000
The news came in the form of a tweet from the player, one that initially didn’t make it clear that he’d signed a new contract to remain in Minnesota. Then came multiple reports that tight end Kyle Rudolph signed a four-year, $36 million extension. Then came nothing more. No information about guarantees or signing bonus [more]
Kyle Rudolph says he’s staying in Minnesota
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 04:02:17 +0000
After an offseason of uncertainty, it appears as those the Minnesota Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph have mended fences. Rudolph passed along a message via his Twitter account Monday night indicating he’s staying in Minnesota. “I am honored beyond words to say that my home, our home, will always be… in Minnesota! #UnfinishedBusiness,” Rudolph [more]
“40 yards of Gold” can be seen on TV for almost $40
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:14:09 +0000
I’m still skeptical that a bracket-style, made-for-TV 40-yard dash event will actually happen, because I can’t imagine NFL teams being thrilled with players under contract risking a pulled hamstring or worse less than a month before camp. But 40 Yards of Gold is still pushing forward. It’s due to happen on June 29. Via John [more]
Charles Johnson fell back in love with football in the AAF
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 14:44:20 +0000
Charles Johnson had been an NFL player. That wasn’t the same as enjoying football. To get back to that point, it took a stint in the minors, which opened his eyes to the things he enjoyed about the game. The former Vikings wide receiver was out of football after being cut by the Jets in [more]