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Sample collection problem: People bought Metrodome urinals

By Darin Gantt

If you had a couple of cups of coffee this morning, and needed a break somewhere between Bud Grant’s garage sale and going out for a hot dog lunch with Johnny Manziel, you’re in luck. According Paul Walsh of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, urinal troughs from the Metrodome have been […]

Bridgewater or Manziel? The national perspective on Vikings’ QB search

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft had as much intrigue as any in recent memory. Much of the intrigue surrounded the uncertainty at quarterback and a large part of it was driven by the Johnny Manziel hype.

So naturally, after the draft, we’re left wondering what really happened with Johnny […]

Mackey: The Vikings just need to hope Johnny Manziel isn’t Steph Curry

By pmackey@1500espn.com

No team felt confident enough in Johnny Manziel as a sure-fire top-level quarterback to draft him in the first 21 picks in the first round of last week’s NFL draft. We know this now.

It wasn’t until the Cleveland Browns – who already passed on Manziel in the top 10 – outbid […]

Bridgewater’s No. 5 ranks 4th among rookie jersey sales after Draft

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Seeing as there were customized Johnny Manziel jerseys at the Minnesota Vikings’ NFL Draft party, it’s no shock that fans are buying in before Teddy Bridgewater sets foot on a NFL field.

Bridgewater, drafted 32nd overall by the Vikings in Thursday’s first round, is fourth on the list of top-selling rookie […]

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater plans to use draft slide as motivation

By apnews@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Johnny Manziel wasn’t the only quarterback to tumble down the first round of the NFL draft.

While all eyes on Johnny Football’s fall, Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater — once billed as a candidate for the No. 1 overall pick — was quietly plummeting. The Minnesota Vikings swooped in […]

Report: Vikings came close to deal for pick that would have landed Manziel

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

Johnny Manziel was almost a Viking.

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported via Twitter on Thursday night that the Vikings thought they had a deal in place with the Philadelphia Eagles for the 22nd pick in the first round.

However, Cleveland came in with a better offer and then selected the Texas […]

Vikings GM Rick Spielman: ‘You can’t coach what [Anthony Barr] has’

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings fans may be disappointed the team didn’t take Johnny Manziel, but GM Rick Spielman sounds thrilled with his latest addition.

The Vikings instead selected UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr.

“You can’t coach what he has,” Spielman said of Barr. “It was the same conversation last year with […]

Vikings Draft UCLA LB Anthony Barr At No. 9

By sdswanson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have selected UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr with the ninth overall pick of the NFL draft.

The Vikings traded down one spot with Cleveland, picking up a fifth-round pick to do it.

The Vikings entered Thursday night with needs at quarterback and all over the […]

Browns move back up, take Justin Gilbert eighth overall

By Josh Alper

The Browns created a bit of excitement when they traded down to the ninth pick as the Bills moved up to get Sammy Watkins. They created some more when they moved from No. 9 to No. 8 in a trade with the Vikings, triggering many thoughts that quarterback Johnny Manziel’s wait […]

Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater on Vikings’ radar

By Wesseling, Chris The Minnesota Vikings are discussing the possibility of drafting Johnny Manziel at No. 8 overall, Ian Rapoport reports. Could Teddy Bridgewater also be on the team’s radar?

Source: National Football League