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Final ESPN mock drafts have Vikings drafting for defense

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

The day NFL fans have been waiting for is finally here. Tonight is the first-round of the three-day NFL Draft, and it caps months of anticipation.

Projecting and speculating can be fun for a while, but many are ready to transition into talking and writing about what did happen rather than […]

If Vikings like QB Derek Carr, drafting him in first round makes sense

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

This post is response to John Clayton’s report at ESPN that “four or five teams” have told Derek Carr they would like to trade into the end of the first round to draft him.

This idea may be particularly interesting to Vikings fans.

An avalanche of rumors floats around this time, […]

Reports: Vikings decline to pick up Christian Ponder’s 5th-year option

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

The Vikings declined to pick up the fifth-year option on Christian Ponder’s contract, according to reports from ESPN and the Star Tribune.

Ponder will become a free agent at the end of the season.

If the team had decided to pick up his option, it still could have cut him following the […]

ESPN mock drafters agree on QB Blake Bortles to the Vikings

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

With 8 days to go until the NFL Draft begins, ESPN’s mock drafters have updated their projections.

Todd McShay thinks the Vikings will draft UCF quarterback Blake Bortles.

Of the other quarterbacks expected to be selected in the first round, McShay pegs only Johnny Manziel as…

Source: 1500 ESPN […]

Zulgad: Let’s hope Vikings don’t catch Johnny Football fever this week

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

Here’s hoping that NFL executives are able to show far more sanity than many of us in the media.

If that’s not the case, Johnny Manziel will be the top pick of the Houston Texans in May and it won’t even be close. At least that’s the impression you came away with […]

Official: Vikings-Giants the worst MNF matchup ever

By Darin Gantt

When ESPN extended its deal with the NFL for the broadcast rights to Monday Night Football through 2021, they agreed to pay the league $1.8 billion, or $105 million per game. This week, that’s $105 million per win between the combatants, the Vikings and the Giants. According to the St. Paul […]

Halftime: Vikings up 20-10 over Steelers with pair of home-run plays

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings finally received a collective effort during Sunday’s first half from London against the Pittsburgh Steelers, as their playmakers made plays.

All with backup quarterback Matt Cassel at the helm.

Receiver Greg Jennings’ first reception of the opening stretch went for a 70-yard touchdown after Jennings made a few defenders miss […]

Zulgad: Team should hope it can announce Christian Ponder's benching

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

A fractured rib means the Minnesota Vikings don’t have to face the reality of the Christian Ponder situation for a few more weeks.

Obviously, the general public doesn’t know the extent of the injury to the Vikings’ first selection in the 2011 draft, but for now the team is well within its rights […]

Is Cassel the answer?

Judd and Dubay discuss the Vikings quarterback change to Matt Cassel and also a lack of depth in the secondary. #Sportswire #Vikings #Judd #1500ESPN

Christian Ponder, Adrian Peterson and Chris Cook practice updates

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Adrian Peterson was a limited participant in practice Thursday in London, according to the Vikings injury report. But fret not, Vikings fans, because under the injury reason, the team simply lists “coach’s decision.”

Peterson was not on the injury report Wednesday and is on track to start Sunday.

More concerning for the Vikings: […]