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Vikings Finalize Deals With Johnson, Evans

By Jonathon Sharp

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed left guard Charlie Johnson and nose tackle Fred Evans, making it six of their own unrestricted free agents they’ve brought back.

Johnson and Evans agreed to terms last week, but their contracts were finalized Wednesday. The Vikings started with 15 […]

Vikings officially announced two signings, DT Joseph will wear No. 98


The Vikings on Wednesday officially announced two signings.

Defensive tackle Fred Evans likely will be a rotational player on the defensive line. Meanwhile, guard offensive lineman Charlie Johnson may start again at left guard. Johnson is back on a two-year deal, while

The …

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire


Report: Vikings re-sign DT Fred Evans


The Vikings starting defensive line might be set. But that doesn’t mean they’re done building depth at the position.

Minnesota introduced its new nose tackle Wednesday, when Linval Joseph swung by Winter Park.

On Thursday that pursuit of defensive line depth continued, when the Vikings had a visit with former …


Vikings bring back Fred Evans on one-year deal

By Mike Wilkening

The Vikings are retaining one of the long-time members of their defensive line. The club has re-signed reserve defensive tackle Fred Evans to a one-year contract, a league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio. Evans, 30, appeared in 14 games for the Vikings in 2013, making 20 tackles. He has played in […]

Pregame: Cook, Sanford return to boost secondary in Vikings-Panthers

The ‘Kalil Bowl,’ as it’s been dubbed, comes at a pivotal place for both the Minnesota Vikings (1-3) and the Carolina Panthers (1-3) in their respective schedules.

For the Vikings, their quarterback situation is week-to-week, but they’ll have these next two games against relatively easy opponents to see what quarterback Matt Cassel has left […]

One of 2014 free agents, Jared Allen says no worries about his deal

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen will start his 85th-consecutive game in purple on Sunday in a career that has already produced 120.5 sacks.

In his sixth and final contract season with the Vikings, Allen said he’s not focused on his situation after watching fellow 30-year old defensive end Brian […]

Vikings offered Everson Griffen extension, but it ‘wasn’t in ballpark’

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — One Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman got extended on Wednesday, another admitted he received an offer that wasn’t substantial enough for his side.

Defensive end Brian Robison received a four-year extension worth around $28 million on Wednesday. After practice, defensive end Everson Griffen congratulated his teammate and spoke about his own […]

Defensive sets and film observations: Week 4 vs. Steelers


Welcome to another installment of ‘Defensive sets and film observations,’ this one brought to you for the Minnesota Vikings-Pittsburgh Steelers.

Every Wednesday after a game, we’ll take a look at what the Vikings defense looked like, bring you five key takeaways from film study and hand out a proverbial game ball and name […]

Pregame: Injuries, backups play key roles in Vikings-Steelers


If last week’s situation against the Cleveland Browns, in which the Minnesota Vikings faced a third-string quarterback, wasn’t enough to get a win — a matchup against the winless Pittsburgh Steelers could do the trick.

The Vikings (0-3) and Steelers (0-3) kickoff at dinner time in London, noon CT, on Sunday and, once […]

Pregame: Get acquainted with new personnel in Vikings-Browns


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings (0-2) are in desperate need of a confidence booster in their home opener after spotting division opponents two games on the road.

The script couldn’t have been written any easier: they’ll face a Cleveland Browns (0-2) team that flipped the switch to rebuilding mode as soon […]