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Josh Freeman trying to work on his game without a team

By Darin Gantt

The Giants didn’t waste much time on the Josh Freeman experiment, but the former first-round pick is trying to re-establish himself. According to Gil Brandt of, Freeman will work with Jon Gruden this week and then quarterback guru Terry Shea the following week. Some remedial work can only help, […]

Many teams checking in with Brandon Flowers already

By Darin Gantt

We’ve mentioned a few of the team that have been tracking just-released Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers, including the Vikings and Falcons. They’re apparently far from alone in their interest. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, 10 teams have already called to check in with the free agent, including the […]

Vikings get first long look at three draft picks this week

By Darin Gantt

While the archaic rule that keeps draft picks from schools on the quarter system from joining their teams until classes finish impacts most teams, the Vikings are further behind than most because of it. Three Vikings picks — first-rounder Anthony Barr, third-rounder Scott Crichton and fifth-rounder David Yankey — will finally […]

NFL asks for the moon, gets it from Super Bowl bidders

By Darin Gantt

We’ve known that the NFL can get just about anything it asks for from Super Bowl bidders — including the buildings to play them in. But a report by the Minneapolis Star Tribune details the level of freebies the NFL requires to award a Super Bowl. Among the items detailed in […]

Teddy Bridgewater is OK if he’s not an immediate starter

By Darin Gantt

The Vikings appear content to let Matt Cassel start if necessary. And Teddy Bridgewater said that if that’s necessary, he’s OK with it. The rookie quarterback will undoubtedly get his chance to be the Vikings starter at some point, but Bridgewater said if that isn’t Week One, he understands. “It’s not […]

Matt Cassel still with the ones in Vikings OTAs

By Darin Gantt

No Teddy, no mystery at Vikings camp. Repeating what happened at the previous minicamp, veteran quarterback Matt Cassel took the first team reps at quarterback for the Vikings Thursday, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today. In perhaps the most telling scouting report of the day, he also noted that second-teamer […]

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 sold […]

Bud Grant is having “biggest, best and last” garage sale

By Darin Gantt

For all the Minnesotans who are fired up about the 2018 Super Bowl but need something to do between now and then, you can rummage through Bud Grant’s stuff. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the former Vikings head coach is having a garage sale for the next three days, […]

J’Marcus Webb ends his world tour by signing with Chiefs

By Darin Gantt

For a guy with a resume that isn’t exactly sterling, J’Marcus Webb drew considerable interest. Now, according to SiriusXM NFL Radio, Webb has decided to sign with the Chiefs today. The veteran tackle worked out for the Vikings and Panthers last week, after visiting the Chiefs in March. The Chiefs have […]

Vikings sign three picks, get Josh Samuda to IR

By Darin Gantt

The Vikings conducted some front-office business today as they took the field for minicamp. The team announced they signed three draft choices, inking their fifth-, sixth- and seventh-round picks. They signed guard David Yankey and cornerbacks Kendall James and Jabari Price, along with adding undrafted rookie guard Austin Wentworth. They also […]