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Blair Walsh has had “a little bit of communication” about extension

The Vikings got good immediate returns on their decision to draft kicker Blair Walsh in the sixth round of the 2012 draft when Walsh went on to make the Pro Bowl after hitting on 35-of-38 field goals. Walsh made all 10 of his tries from 50 yards or beyond that season and another good year…

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Teddy Bridgewater: I want to be like Brett Favre

There are high hopes for Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater heading into his second NFL season and Bridgewater has some high hopes of his own when it comes to the quarterback whose career he’d like to emulate over the coming years. Bridgewater was asked the question while accepting the 2014 Pepsi Rookie of the Year award…

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Vikings kicking in more cash for stadium

Like the new stadium in Atlanta, the new stadium in Minnesota keeps going more and more over budget. Unlike the new stadium in Atlanta, the new stadium in Minnesota is increasing in cost not by hundreds of millions of dollars but only by tens of millions. Via the Associated Press, the Vikings will kick in…

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Actually, Vikings didn’t warm footballs in November

As the photo shows, it’s permissible to warm certain types of balls during NFL games. It’s not permissible, however, to warm footballs. From time to time since #DeflateGate emerged, it’s been pointed out that a football-warming incident occurred in November, with far less significant consequences. It happened in Minnesota, with the Panthers and Vikings both warned…

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Vikings waive WR Kain Colter

The Vikings waived two players on Monday, including first-year wide receiver Kain Colter, the club said. Colter (6-0, 195) signed with Minnesota as an undrafted free agent last May. He spent the preseason with the club, was waived, then re-signed to the practice squad for the regular season. The Vikings signed him to the offseason…

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Ball tampering involving Panthers, Vikings produced a far different reaction

Many have said through the #DeflateGate controversy that a more stringent standard has applied to the Patriots because the Patriots are The Patriots.  And there’s some support for that school of thought. As PFT noted back in March, the Panthers and Vikings were caught (literally) red-handed in late November, with ball boys using sideline, jet-engine,…

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Trae Waynes signs with Vikings

Cornerback Trae Waynes didn’t have to wait long last Thursday night to hear his name called by Roger Goodell and he didn’t wait long to sign his first NFL contract. According to multiple reports, Waynes has agreed to his four-year deal with the Vikings on the eve of the team’s rookie minicamp. The Vikings will…

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Report: Matt Kalil had offseason surgery, treatment on both knees

Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil reportedly underwent a series of medical procedures on both knees earlier this offseason. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Kalil had arthoscopic surgery on both knees in January, then later had treatment in which blood was removed, then re-injected into the knee. He also received platelet-rich plasma treatment in…

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Mike Wallace: Nobody in the NFL can run with me

Speed has long been Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace’s calling card, although it was hard to tell at times in Miami. Whether because of scheme, chemistry with Ryan Tannehill or something else, Wallace wasn’t the deep threat for the Dolphins that he was earlier in his career with the Steelers. On Tuesday, Wallace made it…

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2015 NFL Draft Trades

The following trades were made during the 2015 NFL Draft. Trade terms were furnished by and cited from the league: ROUND ONE San Diego Trades: Selection Choices: Round 1, 2015 (17), Round 4, 2015 (117), Round 5, 2016. San Francisco Trades: Selection Choice: Round 1, 2015 (15). Chargers selected Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon at…

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Falcons trade up with Vikings, select Clemson DT Grady Jarrett

At the top of Round Five, the Falcons struck for one of the top defensive tackles still on the board, trading up with Minnesota to select Clemson’s Grady Jarrett at No. 137. In exchange, the Vikings received a fifth-round pick (No. 146) and a sixth-round choice (No. 185). The son of former Falcons linebacker Jesse…

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Vikings add Eric Kendricks

One of the best linebackers in the draft has landed in Minnesota. With the 45th pick in the draft, the Vikings selected UCLA’s Eric Kendricks. The winner of the 2014 Butkus Award, Kendricks is the youngest brother of Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks. Coincidentally, Eric Kendricks visited PFT Live on Thursday.  Among other things, he said…

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PFT’s 2015 second-round mock draft

With the first round in the books, here is PFT’s 2015 second-round mock draft. No trades were forecast, but moves are likely as clubs try to secure highly graded players who slipped into Round Two: 33. Titans: NT Eddie Goldman, Florida State 34. Buccaneers: OT T.J. Clemmings, Pitt. 35. Raiders: DL Mario Edwards Jr., Florida…

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Peterson’s agent shifts gears, wants Vikings to show him the money

Adrian Peterson’s agent is no longer saying he wants out of Minnesota. He’s now saying he wants more money to stay in Minnesota. Ben Dogra, who has previously said it’s not in Peterson’s best interest to stay with the Vikings, now says that he understands the Vikings will not get rid of Peterson. “One of…

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Spielman says there will be no Peterson trade

Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman has sent the clearest signal yet that the Vikings won’t be trading running back Adrian Peterson. “Nothing has changed with Adrian,” Spielman told reporters on Thursday night.  “End of story.” Via Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Spielman reportedly “snapped” when asked if he received any calls for Peterson. “I’m…

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