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Mike Zimmer wants to keep three quarterbacks on Vikings’ active roster

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer would prefer to keep three quarterbacks on his active roster following cuts at the end of the month. The bigger question is whether the Vikings have a third quarterback worthy of the roster spot. According to Dave Campbell of the Associated Press, Zimmer stated his preference to have three quarterbacks [more]

Vikings add QB Mitch Leidner to roster

After Friday’s game against the Seahawks, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was asked about the play of backup quarterbacks Case Keenum and Taylor Heinicke. “We’ll have to continue to look,” Zimmer said, via the team’s website. “I don’t think anything is decided yet. We’ve still got some more time to figure it out.” The team will [more]

Bengals waive Cedric Thompson with injury settlement

The Bengals announced they waived safety Cedric Thompson with an injury settlement on Saturday. He had signed with the Bengals on July 31 after safeties Derron Smith and George Iloka were injured. Smith and Iloka have returned to practice since. During his four seasons at the University of Minnesota, Thompson made 205 tackles, five interceptions [more]

Blair Walsh: They taunted me first

I know your are. But what am I? Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh, spotted gesturing at former Minnesota teammates after nailing a pair of 52-yard field goals on Friday night, said after the game that he taunted them because they had started it. “I simply was just responding to getting taunted,” Walsh said, via ESPN.com. “I [more]

Blair Walsh makes it a point to show Vikings he’s back

It wasn’t like the Vikings cut kicker Blair Walsh for no reason last season. They had, after all, trusted him enough to sign him to a four-year, $13 million extension before the season. But he went 12 for 16 on field goals and missed four extra points, and the Vikings released him after nine games. [more]

Stefon Diggs to wear Starbucks cleats tonight

If/when Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs ever leaves Minnesota, he could be destined for the place he’ll be playing tonight. With his team in Seattle for a game against the Seahawks, Diggs will be rocking Starbucks cleats, via SportsBusiness Daily. The shoes, made by Nike and designed by Mache Custom Kicks, look like a cup of [more]

Rick Spielman sees a more diverse running game in Minnesota

After a decade with the Vikings, running back Adrian Peterson is gone. In his place, a committee approach consisting of players who collectively have the kind of diverse skill set Peterson simply didn’t possess. Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman addressed the team’s new approach to the running game during a Tuesday visit to PFT Live. While [more]

Blair Walsh knows he can produce again

Throughout the early weeks of a rough 2016 season, the Vikings continued to give kicker Blair Walsh second chances, in the apparent hope that he could eventually get his career back on track without the kick to the pants that would come from getting cut. It didn’t work, the Vikings eventually cut him after he [more]

Blair Walsh makes eight kicks on eight tries

Blair Walsh‘s fate was sealed in Minnesota last season after missing eight kicks in nine games. On Sunday night, Walsh may have secured his spot in Seattle by making eight kicks in one game. Walsh converted all six extra points and cashed in on both field goal tries, one from 42 yards and the other [more]

With Bishop Sankey out for the year, Vikings add a running back

The Vikings need a running back, with backup Bishop Sankey out for the year with a torn ACL. They’ve added one. Sankey has been waived with the injured designation, and Bronson Hill has been added to the roster. Hill, who played college football at Eastern Michigan, spent the 2016 season with the Jaguars. Before that, [more]

Vikings starting offense sputters at Buffalo

This year, the Vikings hope to pair a strong defense with an offense that can muster 20 points per game or so. Through one quarter in the 2017 preseason, the starting Minnesota offense has zero point. In three drives with starting quarterback Sam Bradford under center, the Vikings mustered only one first down. Bradford completed [more]

Pete Carroll has high praise for Blair Walsh

Roughly 19 months ago, kicker Blair Walsh helped the Seahawks get to the NFC divisional round. Indirectly. This year, his efforts will have a more direct correlation to the team’s success, or otherwise. Walsh signed early in the offseason with the Seahawks, getting a shot at redemption after a career disintegration that began when he [more]

Vikings activate Latavius Murray from PUP list

It’s been five months since the Vikings signed running back Latavius Murray and he’s finally ready to join his new team on the practice field. Murray had ankle surgery shortly after signing with Minnesota and spent the entire offseason program rehabbing from his injury before being placed on the physically unable to perform list at [more]

Dolphins sign OG Isame Faciane

The Dolphins signed offensive guard Isame Faciane, the team announced Saturday. Faciane spent the 2016 season on the Buffalo and Minnesota practice squads. He also had several stints on the Vikings practice squad in 2014 and 2015. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted college free agent with Minnesota on May 10, 2014. Faciane [more]

Would Teddy Bridgewater welcome a trade to the Dolphins?

A year after Teddy Bridgewater‘s torn ACL forced the Vikings to scramble in late August for a replacement, a possible torn ACL suffered by Ryan Tannehill may compel the Dolphins to do the same. What if the Dolphins would trade for Bridgewater? While the Dolphins seem to be focused for now on free agents in [more]