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Craig Peters

Prospect Profile: Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson

Kerryon Johnson Running back | Auburn | Junior Height: 5-foot-11 | Weight: 213 pounds College Stats 2017: 285 rushes for 1,391 yards (4.9 yards per carry) and 18 touchdowns (ninth in FBS) with a l...

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Weekend Open Thread, March 17th and 18th 2018

Good Morning! I hope your weekend is going great, late yesterday afternoon it was announced the Vikings had indeed signed QB Kirk Cousins and then DT Sheldon Richardson. Have to say this has been a very successful free agency for the Vikings so far, who’s next to come aboard the longboat? Breaking news, rumor and innuendo will be flying this weekend, as I see new stuff I’ll post it in the comments. Also, a big “thank you” from me to all of you as civility has broken out in the...

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Christopher Gates

Minnesota Vikings release WR Jarius Wright

The move saves them about $2.6 million in cap space

Warren mentioned this briefly earlier in his look at the roster moves the Minnesota Vikings are making, but I thought it warranted its own mention.

Following the signings of quarterback Kirk Cousins and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, the Vikings decided they needed to make a move to give themselves some flexibility under the cap, and they’ve done that by releasing a player that, quite frankly, I wasn’t sure they’d cut.

The team...

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Vikings' Super Bowl hopes soar after landing Sheldon Richardson and Kirk Cousins

Upgrading the defensive line was a priority after Minnesota's pass rush sputtered down the stretch, but Sheldon Richardson is more than a mere upgrade.

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Vikings Roster Changes Unfolding

In the Not For Long league of professional football, change is inevitable, and we’re seeing some significant changes to the Vikings roster as free agency gets under-way.

Many of the changes were known in advance, but we’re also seeing some new ones too.


All three of the Vikings starting quarterbacks over the past four years are gone.

Kirk Cousins is now the face of the franchise.


Jerick McKinnon is gone, Latavius Murray is a year closer to free agency- but...

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Vikings cut WR Jarius Wright

The Vikings continued their offensive reshuffling on Friday, announcing the release of sixth-year wideout Jarius Wright (Twitter link). According to Mark Craig of the Star Tribune, part of the timing with the move is to allow the receiver time to find another team (Twitter link).In 2017, the slot receiver notched 18 receptions for 198 yards and two touchdowns. He added another six catches for 107 yards in two postseason games. Drafted by the team in the fourth round in 2012, Wright logged...

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Eric Smith

Richardson Wants to be 'Disruptive' on Vikings Defensive Line

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings added even more star power to an already stacked defensive line Friday afternoon by signing defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to a one-year deal. Richardson said he’s ...

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Craig Peters

Scouting Twin Cities During Super Bowl Helped Assure Kirk Cousins

EAGAN, Minn. — The impact of Minnesota hosting Super Bowl LII has reached the Vikings locker room for 2018 and beyond. Economists track and measure financial impact of the game based on visitors t...

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Sheldon Richardson Reportedly Agrees to 1-Year Contract with Vikings

Sheldon Richardson is on the move once again, as he reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings on Friday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Richardson spent last season with the Seattle Seahawks after playing his first four years with the New York Jets. In both spots, the defensive tackle established himself as one of the top interior defenders in the NFL.

The 27-year-old was dominant in his first two years in the league, earning the Defensive Rookie of the Year award...

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DT Richardson signs 1-year deal with Vikings

Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson signed a one-year contract with the Vikings on Friday, the team announced. Richardson started 15 games for the Seahawks in 2017, missing one game with an injury.

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Eric J. Thompson

Vikings Sign Sheldon Richardson

The Vikings have added a big piece to their defensive line.

Going into the 2018 league year, the Minnesota Vikings had three main areas of concern that they needed to address:

Get some clarification on the muddle quarterback situation. Add some depth to the defensive line. Add some depth to the offensive line.

You can put a big ol’ check mark next to Action Item 1. Case Keenum is in Denver, Teddy Bridgewater is off to New York, and Sam Bradford is headed to the desert. In their place are...

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Lindsey Young

5 Things to Know About New Vikings DT Sheldon Richardson

The Vikings announced Friday that they have signed free agent defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. Richardson’s signing followed the addition of quarterback Kirk Cousins to the roster on Thursday....

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Craig Peters

Vikings Sign DT Sheldon Richardson

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Friday announced the signing of defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to help fortify the interior of the defensive line. Originally drafted by the Jets with the 13th o...

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Seahawks interested in DT Tom Johnson

Vikings free agent defensive tackle Tom Johnson is scheduled to meet with the Seahawks on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets. Johnson reportedly also has drawn interest from the Raiders and Bills.  The Vikings are trying to hammer out a deal with Seahawks free agent Sheldon Richardson, but it has been said that they would like to retain Johnson as well. The Vikings and Johnson might not see eye-to-eye on his value, however. Johnson asked for a one-year, $4MM extension last season, but...

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Vikings sign Sheldon Richardson

This is breaking news. Please refresh for updates.The Vikings have now landed premier free agents on both sides of the ball. Sheldon Richardson has agreed to a one-year deal with Minnesota, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.The Vikings were the only team known to have met with Richardson and it didn’t take long for a deal to come together. The Vikings wined and dined Richardson a bit on Friday and pitched him with new quarterback Kirk Cousins in tow.The Vikings used much of their cap space...

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Report: Sheldon Richardson, Vikings agree to deal

The Minnesota Vikings made the biggest move in free agency and added prized quarterback Kirk Cousins, but they’re set to grab another valued player, Sheldon Richardson, from the open market.According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the defensive tackle has agreed to a one-year deal with the Vikings.Richardson will join Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph and Danielle Hunter to complete one of the league’s most respected defensive lines.Given that talent, there could hardly be a better place for...

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John Elway: Case Keenum was ‘our target’ all along

Denver Broncos general manager and executive vice president of football operations John Elway on Friday confirmed a previous report indicating that Case Keenum — not Kirk Cousins or any other quarterback — was “our target” all along.Quite frankly, though, what else would one expect Elway to say?Keenum, fresh off signing a two-year, $36 million contract Thursday, was officially introduced by the Broncos on Friday. The quarterback indicated he favored the Broncos in the same way they...

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Ted Glover

Report: Vikings Not High Bidder For Cousins. Are They Now A Destination Team In Free Agency?

The Jets and Cardinals had more money on the table, but Cousins chose Minnesota. Why?

When NFL free agency began, it was expected that the Minnesota Vikings would have some competition in trying to land Kirk Cousins, among them the New York Jets.

Those reports were correct, and it’s also being reported that the Jets offered Cousins up to $30 million dollars a year to come to New York, but he turned down a few extra million a year to give himself a chance to win with the Vikings:

Said on...

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Sam Bradford officially passes physical, now a Cardinal

The Arizona Cardinals and quarterback Sam Bradford have made his signing official. In order to actually sign his contract, Bradford had to pass his physical. This was not necessarily considered a slam dunk ahead of time considering the last time we saw Bradford play, he looked to be in pain. Due to a lingering knee injury, Bradford played in only two games in 2017.Fortunately for the Cardinals, Bradford received that clean bill of health he needed to finalize a contract. He signed a one-year...

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Lindsey Young

Lunchbreak: ESPN Says Kirk Cousins a 'Winner' in Free Agency Among QBs

NFL free agency for the 2018 season officially opened Wednesday afternoon, and a number of moves have already been made, including the Vikings signing Kirk Cousins Thursday. ESPN’s Mike Sando took...

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