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Michael Pierce: It’ll be great to compete with and learn from Dalvin Tomlinson

Michael Pierce elected to opt out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now he’s back for what will be his first year with the Vikings. Pierce was a solid force on the interior of the Ravens’ defensive line for the first four years of his career. And he’ll have another stout [more]

Brett Favre wants politics out of sports

Count Brett Favre among those who don’t like his sports with a side of politics. Or, more accurately, a side of politics that doesn’t mesh with his side of politics. “I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch a game,” Favre recently said in an appearance on The Daily Wire, via USA [more]

Vikings promote Andre Patterson to assistant head coach

The Vikings announced the promotion of Andre Patterson assistant head coach. Patterson will continue to coach Minnesota’s defensive line as well as share co-defensive coordinator duties with Adam Zimmer, who also coaches the team’s linebackers. Patterson is a trusted confidant to head coach Mike Zimmer and has provided leadership for the Vikings Social Justice Committee. [more]

Michael Pierce: Vikings haven’t decided whether to participate in offseason workouts

Defensive tackle Michael Pierce is back with the Vikings, after opting out of the 2020 season due to the pandemic. Meeting with reporters on Wednesday, Pierce said that the Vikings haven’t decided as a team whether to opt out of offseason workouts in 2021. Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Pierce said [more]

Vikings hiring Robert Steeples as assistant special teams coach

The Minnesota Vikings are hiring Robert Steeples to serve as their new assistant special teams coach, . Steeples, who played briefly for the Vikings in 2013 on the very special teams unit he’ll help oversee, fills the vacancy created by Ryan Ficken’s promotion to the head special teams coordinator role. Ficken replaces Marwan Maalouf, who [more]

Vikings are “heartbroken” by “senseless killing of Daunte Wright”

At the trial of the police officer who killed George Floyd continues in Minneapolis, the area is currently reeling from the death of Daunte Wright. Wright, 20, was killed during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. A police officer, believing she was firing a taser, actually was firing her gun. “We are heartbroken by [more]

Texans signing Jaleel Johnson

The Texans withdrew the tender from restricted free agent P.J. Hall on Wednesday. The reason has become clear: Houston is signing free agent defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Texans had Johnson and offensive lineman Lane Taylor in town for visits. Minnesota made Johnson a fourth-round choice in 2017, [more]

Eagles signing Eric Wilson

The Eagles are adding a linebacker. Philadelphia is signing Eric Wilson to a one-year deal worth up to $3.25 million, according to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo. Wilson entered the league as an undrafted free agent and spent the first four years of his career with the Vikings. He was elevated to a full-time starter in [more]

Nick Vigil hoping “fresh start” with Vikings leads to bigger role on defense

Linebacker Nick Vigil agreed to a one-year contract with the Vikings early in free agency last month, but he wasn’t able to discuss his new gig because it did not become official until this week. Vigil joins a linebacking corps that has Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks returning for injury and an opening in the [more]

Alex Cappa earns most in performance-based pay for 2020

The NFL Players Association on Tuesday sent agents the numbers on performance-based pay for the 2020 season. Buccaneers guard Alex Cappa earned a league-high $622,056 in extra pay after starting 16 games for the Super Bowl champions, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports. The money is a reward to low-earning players who start a [more]

What’s next for Teddy Bridgewater?

The Panthers quickly fell in love with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater during the 2020 offseason. After only one year, the Panthers have quickly fallen out of love with Bridgewater. The obvious takeaway from Carolina’s trade for quarterback Sam Darnold is that Bridgewater likely won’t be a Panther in 2021. The problem for the Panthers is that [more]

Jeff Gladney turns himself in on felony assault charge

Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney has turned himself into Dallas County Jail to face an assault charge from an April 2 incident. KTVT reports that a warrant for third degree felony family violence assault had been issued for Gladney. He posted a $10,000 bond after his arrest on a charge that carries a possible jail sentence [more]

Mike Zimmer feels “rejuvenated” by defensive additions

As the 2020 season came to an end, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said the team’s defense was the worst he’d ever coached and later said that he thought the team didn’t fully appreciate the toll that departures from the roster would take on the unit. Zimmer said on Wednesday that he didn’t feel too [more]

Mike Zimmer draws comparisons to Kevin Stefanski for new OC Klint Kubiak

The Minnesota Vikings will have a third different offensive coordinator in as many seasons as Klint Kubiak takes over the role his father, Gary, held last season. The elder Kubiak returned to a role as offensive coordinator last year for the Vikings as prior coordinator Kevin Stefanski was named head coach of the Cleveland Browns [more]

Mike Zimmer appears unconcerned about Danielle Hunter’s injury, contract

Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter reportedly isn’t happy with the contract he signed in 2018. Hunter’s position, though, is complicated by the fact that he’s rehabbing a neck injury that kept him out of the 2020 season. Mike Zimmer said Wednesday he has not talked to the two-time Pro Bowler this offseason, but the Vikings [more]

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