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Greg Jennings hands No. 1 receiver baton to Cordarrelle Patterson

By Michael David Smith

Last year Greg Jennings led the Vikings with 68 catches and 804 receiving yards. This year, if all goes according to plan, it will be Cordarrelle Patterson who serves as the team’s top receiver. And Jennings welcomes that. Jennings told that after talking with head coach Mike Zimmer […]

Bridgewater “bummed” Rookie Premiere forced him to miss OTAs

By Michael David Smith

The annual NFLPA Rookie Premiere is a mandatory event for top draft picks, but not all of them want to go. At least, they don’t all want to go to the Rookie Premiere when it conflicts with Organized Team Activities, as it often does. Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said he […]

Does McCoy still think he’s better than Peterson? “Yes, yes, yes”

By Michael David Smith

Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy is not backing down from his claim that he’s the best running back in the NFL, better than Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson. McCoy made the case last month that he’s the best running back in the NFL, prompting Peterson to laugh it off and say McCoy didn’t really […]

Vikings haven’t given up on Christian Ponder yet

By Michael David Smith

Just because the Vikings drafted quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in the first round this year, that doesn’t mean they’ve completely given up on the first-round quarterback they drafted in 2011. Christian Ponder, who was benched last year and is widely expected to be behind both Bridgewater and Matt Cassel on the […]

Teddy Bridgewater signs his rookie deal

By Michael David Smith

Add Teddy Bridgewater to the list of first-round picks who have signed their rookie contracts. Bridgewater, the quarterback whom the Vikings selected after trading into the final pick of the first round, signed his deal today. His signing was announced moments after the announcement that the Vikings’ other first-round pick, […]

Cordarrelle Patterson vows to be “way better” this year than last year

By Michael David Smith

As a rookie, Vikings receiver and return man Cordarrelle Patterson was a phenomenal playmaker, scoring seven touchdowns on offense and also being the NFL’s All-Pro kickoff returner. But Patterson says you ain’t seen nothing yet. At the Vikings’ minicamp, Patterson said he was disappointed with himself as a rookie because […]

Jim Brown thinks Adrian Peterson can break the rushing record

By Michael David Smith

Only three men have owned the NFL’s all-time rushing record in the last half century, with Jim Brown retiring as the record holder in 1965, Water Payton breaking Brown’s record in 1984 and Emmitt Smith breaking Payton’s record in 2002. Brown thinks Adrian Peterson may be the next in line. […]

Draft needs: Minnesota Vikings

By Michael David Smith

The Vikings are coming off a disappointing season in which a last-place finish in the NFC North cost coach Leslie Frazier his job. Now General Manager Rick Spielman needs to assemble a roster that new coach Mike Zimmer can build into a winner, or else Spielman himself could be gone […]

Bears sign Jared Allen

By Michael David Smith

In one of the most surprising signings in free agency to date, the Bears have acquired Jared Allen. Allen, the former Vikings star, was widely believed to be nearing a deal with the defending champion Seahawks. Instead, he’ll stay in the NFC North but head south to Chicago. On the […]

Spielman hints Vikings may draft a second-day quarterback

By Michael David Smith

The Vikings may be planning to draft a quarterback, but not Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel with the eighth overall pick. Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman suggested that his team might be more interested in addressing another position in the first round of the draft, and taking a […]