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Minnesota Vikings

Lindsey Young

Lunchbreak: NFL.com Tabs Vikings Among League's Top D-Lines

There’s no doubt that the Vikings defensive line ranks among the best in the league. Minnesota’s front four demonstrated its dominance in 2017, when the group helped the Vikings defense rank No. 1...

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Minnesota Vikings fans need these Adam Thielen bobbleheads

Minnesota Vikings fans are going to love these new Adam Thielen bobbleheads from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and FOCO. Adam Thielen was great for the Minnesota Vikings last season. He caught 91 passes for 1,276 yards and four touchdowns last year, pacing a potent Vikes offense. He had multiple receptions in every game […] Minnesota Vikings fans need these Adam Thielen bobbleheads - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Minnesota Vikings

Lindsey Young

Harrison Smith on Year 7 of OTAs: 'You've Never Seen It All'

EAGAN, Minn. – For Harrison Smith, it’s all about learning and looking ahead. The Vikings 2017 season fell just short of the team’s ultimate goal, and the All-Pro safety emphasized that it’s impor...

Minnesota Vikings

Lindsey Young

Lunchbreak: DeFilippo's Past Experience as OC Serving as Preparation

John DeFilippo spoke with confidence from the podium Wednesday. The Vikings new offensive coordinator addressed Twin Cities media members following day two of Organized Team Activity practices. Du...

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just_rob

Friday Open Thread: May 25th, 2018

It’s Friday, Welcome Aboard!

Good Morning!

It’s finally Friday, the end of the work week and most likely the start of a three day weekend for most of us. OTA’s continue with a smattering of league news; have another cup of coffee and drop by for some fan wisdom and snark. If you have ideas for putting kids down for naps or smoker recipes stop on by. I’ll be around on and off today and all weekend.

Around the DN since our last thread:

From Chris, Terrance Williams crashed his car...

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wludford

Vikings OTA Tidbits

It’s only Day 3 of Vikings OTAs, and only one of those days was open to the media, so not too much out there about how things are progressing, who’s gonna make the team and who’s not, what the Vikings new plays are, how many complete or incomplete passes Kirk Cousins has thrown, or how that may impact the Vikings Super Bowl odds.

But there are a few tidbits here and there of note:

Rick Spielman, in a radio interview with Paul Allen, mentioned that CB Holten Hill had been practicing...

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Kai Forbath not shying away from Minnesota Vikings kicking competition

The Minnesota Vikings may have used a fifth-round draft pick on a kicker, but Kai Forbath is ready to fight for the job in preseason competition. Normally, when a team trades up to select a kicker in the NFL Draft, that isn’t a good sign for the player who is currently on the roster. The […] Kai Forbath not shying away from Minnesota Vikings kicking competition - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Kendall Wright named in investigation of Terrance Williams car crash

The Minnesota Vikings signed former Chicago Bears wide receiver Kendall Wright this offseason, but now his name has come up in connection with a car crash. On March 30, 2018, the Minnesota Vikings struck a deal with wide receiver Kendall Wright on a one-year contract worth $1 million, including $400,000 in guaranteed money, a $100,000 […] Kendall Wright named in investigation of Terrance Williams car crash - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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Cowboys' Williams faults ex-teammate in crash

Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams told police that former Baylor teammate Kendall Wright was responsible for last week's car accident in Texas.

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Christopher Gates

Terrance Williams crashed his car and now he’s trying to blame Kendall Wright

It’s a little confusing, that’s for sure

Last weekend, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams crashed his car into a light pole, and was later arrested by Dallas police for public intoxication. Now, ordinarily this is not the sort of story that would appear on a Minnesota Vikings’ fan site, but there’s been a bit of an interesting twist, courtesy of Williams himself.

According to Pro Football Talk, Williams is now attempting to blame the crash on his teammate from his college...

Minnesota Vikings

Lindsey Young

Lunchbreak: DeFilippo's Past Experience as OC Serving as Preparation

John DeFilippo spoke with confidence from the podium Wednesday. The Vikings new offensive coordinator addressed Twin Cities media members following day two of Organized Team Activity practices. Du...

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Vikings players react to the NFL’s new national anthem policy

Minnesota Vikings players Brian Robison and Stefon Diggs were asked about the NFL’s new national anthem policy on Wednesday. Wednesday was not just another normal day of OTAs for the Minnesota Vikings and most of the other teams around the NFL. This was mainly due to the league announcing a new national anthem policy at […] Vikings players react to the NFL’s new national anthem policy - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Harrison Smith on Year 7 of OTAs: 'You've Never Seen It All'

EAGAN, Minn. – For Harrison Smith, it’s all about learning and looking ahead. The Vikings 2017 season fell just short of the team’s ultimate goal, and the All-Pro safety emphasized that it’s impor...

ESPN.com - Minnesota Vikings

Cleveland challenge prepared John DeFilippo for Vikings OC job

His time with the Browns lasted one 3-13 season, but DeFilippo believes it paved the way for his chance to coordinate a promising offense in Minnesota.

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just_rob

Thursday Open Thread: May 24th, 2018

It’s Thorsday!

Good Morning!

It’s weekend eve and we’re continuing with our daily thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Have another cup of coffee and drop by for some fan wisdom and snark. OTA’s have started, so we have football action, sort of.

Around the DN since our last thread:

From Arif, Norse Code Podcast Episode 233: The Hater 100

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com HC Mike Zimmer address the media following OTA #2...

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wludford

The Future of Anthony Barr

The second day of the Vikings OTAs concluded today, and all but two Vikings took part. One who didn’t was Jeff Badet, who had an ankle issue, and the other was Anthony Barr, who didn’t have an injury issue.

Mike Zimmer said during his press conference today that Barr had spoken to him and told him he wouldn’t be there, and it remains unclear if it was just today, or the rest of OTAs as well. Zimmer said he wasn’t sure if it had something to do with his being in the last year of his...

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Aaron Rodgers shaky on Dez Bryant addition

Although the Packers have been linked to a possible Dez Bryant addition, quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn’t see a fit, as Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com writes. “Well, we like young receivers, so I’m assuming that’s the way they’re going to keep going,” Rodgers said. “I don’t know why you’d cut Jordy [Nelson] and bring in Dez, but he’s a talented player. He’s going to end up somewhere. If he ends up here, we’ll obviously welcome him with open arms and get him up to speed as...

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Christopher Gates

About that possible Richie Incognito signing

The concerns aren’t just physical at this point

Yesterday, we spoke about the possibility of the Minnesota Vikings being interested in free agent guard Richie Incognito, who was released by the Buffalo Bills on Monday. The concerns I spoke about in that post were mostly physical. . .though we know there’s a whole lot more to Incognito’s reputation than that. . .but now it appears his mental state might be questionable as well.

Incognito was taken into custody on Wednesday morning after...

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Christopher Gates

Brian Robison takes hefty pay cut to come back to the Vikings

He’s set to make about a third of what he was originally going to be paid

Last week, Brian Robison announced that he was coming back to the Minnesota Vikings for one more season. The longest-tenured member of the Vikings, having spent his entire career in purple since he was drafted in 2007, Robison has seen his role diminish a bit in recent years, and we now know that he took a pretty significant pay cut to come back this year.

According to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune,...

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Christopher Gates

Anthony Barr absent from Vikings OTAs

Unsure whether or not this is contract-related

With the Minnesota Vikings well into their second session of Organized Team Activities for the offseason, one notable member of the defense is absent from all of the festivities in Eagan.

Linebacker Anthony Barr is not at the team’s facilities for the OTAs this week, though the reason for his absence isn’t entirely clear at the present time. According to Dane Mizutani of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Barr let head coach Mike Zimmer know that...

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