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Week 11 injury report roundup

Week 11 kicked off on Thursday with a Steelers win and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players [more]

Stefon Diggs fined for hugging goal post

The NFL has lightened up on touchdown celebrations this season, but touching the goal post remains a no-no. Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs found that out the hard way: He hugged the goal post to celebrate a touchdown on Sunday. That cost the Vikings a 15-yard penalty, and now it cost Diggs some money as well. [more]

Mike Remmers out again this week with concussion

Vikings right tackle Mike Remmers and safety Andrew Sendejo have been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Rams. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Remmers had practiced on a limited basis Wedensday and Thursday after suffering a concussion, but Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he had a setback and would [more]

Dalvin Cook vows to come back “better than ever”

Dalvin Cook wants to be the next Adrian Peterson. Not only on the field but in his rehab. The Vikings running back talked to the team’s beat reporters Thursday for the first time since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Oct. 1. Cook knows about Peterson’s triumphant return from a severe knee [more]

Washington signs Tyler Catalina, places T.J. Clemmings on IR

Washington can’t catch a break with its offensive line. It announced Thursday it has placed tackle T.J. Clemmings on injured reserve. Clemmings’ ankle injury ended his season after he appeared in six games. Washington claimed him off waivers from the Vikings to become the team’s fourth offensive tackle, but he had to start the past [more]

Teddy Bridgewater: It’s about us, it’s not about me

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer delayed his announcement of the team’s starting quarterback for this weekend until Wednesday, which created some speculation that the team might turn to Teddy Bridgewater before Zimmer confirmed that Case Keenum would remain in the lineup against the Rams. On Thursday, Bridgewater said that there’s no frustration about that decision because [more]

Rams-Vikings has major playoff implications

Lost in the unexpected controversy regarding FOX’s misguided decision to invite an active player to work a game involving a future opponent is the reality that the Jared Goff/Case Keenum reunion game between the 7-2 Rams and the 7-2 Vikings has tremendous significance in the NFC playoff picture. The loser falls to 7-3. For the [more]

Everson Griffen: “For sure” playing this week

The Vikings thought Everson Griffen might be able to play last week. This week, he says, there will be no confusion. The defensive end said he was definitely playing Sunday against the Rams after missing last week’s game with a foot injury. “My foot feels great,” Griffen said, via Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star [more]

Jared Goff and Case Keenum have come a long way from last year

As it turns out, the problem with the Rams last year wasn’t the quarterbacks, since they both look pretty good now. And Jared Goff looks forward to catching up with his old friend Case Keenum this weekend, in a scenario no one would have imagined a year ago. Keenum was the stable pony for the [more]

Greg Olsen: Crazy to think I’ll get unfair advantage from calling a game

The Vikings have taken issue with Panthers tight end Greg Olsen serving as a broadcaster for Sunday’s game against the Rams because they believe he could take things he learns while on the job and funnel them back to the Panthers to give Carolina an undue advantage for their upcoming game against Minnesota. That objection [more]

Vikings made the right call with Case Keenum

Plenty of fans are anxious to see Teddy Bridgewater pick up where he left off before a serious knee injury suffered in August 2016. But the Vikings have made the right decision to stick with unexpected star understudy Case Keenum against his most recent former team, the Rams. Keenum first started in Pittsburgh more than [more]

Case Keenum remains Vikings starter

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said on Monday that he wouldn’t name a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Rams until Wednesday because he hadn’t spoken to everyone he wanted to talk to before going public with a decision he said he’d already made. It’s Wednesday and Zimmer’s broken his silence. Case Keenum will remain [more]

FOX declined to move Greg Olsen to a different game

Restricting the access of Panthers tight end Greg Olsen to Vikings practice and production meetings may be good enough for FOX, but it’s not good enough for the Vikings. PFT has learned that the Vikings prefer that Olsen simply not work the game, at all. Olsen doesn’t think it’s an issue, even if the Vikings [more]

Twin Cities transit workers authorize possible Super Bowl strike

Public transportation in the Twin Cities leading up to Super Bowl LII could be difficult if local transit workers follow through on a planned strike. According to Janet Moore of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, union bus, light rail and additional metro transit workers voted to reject a contract offer from the Metropolitan Council and authorize a [more]

FOX: Greg Olsen’s pregame access will be restricted

Apparently, the Vikings have made their concerns about Panthers tight end Greg Olsen calling this weekend’s game against the Rams known to FOX. And FOX, to its credit, says it will take steps to ensure that Olsen doesn’t receive a competitive advantage via his access to the Vikings, three weeks before Carolina hosts Minnesota. “We [more]

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