Tag:Minnesota Vikings
Posted on: May 24, 2010 2:07 pm

Favre watch: Return looks more likely

While Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings have refrained from making any statement about whether the veteran QB will return for another season, it looks more and more likely by the day.

Favre recently announced that if he intended to play football this season, his ankle required offseason surgery. Favre has since undergone that surgery.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that several Vikings teammates are keeping in touch with Favre , and he hasn't made any statement to them that hinted that he was contemplating retirement. Favre will likely sit out training camps, OTAs and other team activities, but that was to be expected.

Favre could earn a non-guaranteed $13 million this season, so while money is not Favre's only concern, it is yet another motivating factor in persuading him to give it one more go.

Posted on: March 26, 2010 12:05 pm

McNabb sweepstakes: Let the games begin

Ever since coach Andy Reid let slip at the annual owners' meeting that the Eagles are now "entertaining offers" for their QBs -- a virtual about-face from their stance after exiting the playoffs -- rumors and speculation have flown left and right.

While Reid's comment seemed to apply to all three of his QBs, starter Donovan McNabb is the hot property, and possibly the guy most likely to be dealt by the Eagles since he is due to be paid a $6 million roster bonus in six weeks.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that McNabb's personal top choice would be a trade to the Vikings, who are dealing with their own QB drama in the "will he or won't he" retirement saga of Brett Favre .

McNabb would reportedly dread going to either the Bills or Raiders, according to the Buffalo News .

The San Francisco Chronicle maintains that McNabb coming to Oakland in a trade that could involve the similarly high-paid CB Nnamdi Asomugha moving to Philly might make sense on the surface, but is probably unlikely to happen .

Meanwhile, in St. Louis, a rumor spread on Thursday that the Eagles had agreed to send McNabb to the Rams in exchange for FS Oshiomogho Atogwe and the 33rd overall pick in this year's draft. That rumor seemingly died a fast death when Eagles GM Billy Devaney called it "utterly ridiculous," according to the Camden Courier-Post .

Posted on: January 27, 2010 2:48 pm

Vikings RB Adrian Petersonís fumbling

Adrian Peterson has rushed for more yards than any NFL running back the past three seasons but he has also fumbled more times.

Peterson fumbled twice and also took responsibility for a botched handoff in Sunday's 31-28 overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game.

According to the Star Tribune, coach Brad Childress will use the offseason to study the way Peterson holds onto the football.
Posted on: January 27, 2010 2:28 pm

Will Favre return?

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Vikings coach Brad Childress said he wouldn't give Brett Favre a deadline for deciding whether he will return for his 20th NFL season or retire.

Favre had tears in his eyes Sunday after the Vikings season ended in a 31-28 overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC title game.

Favre took a considerable pounding in the game, and suffered an injured ankle among other bruises.
Posted on: January 19, 2010 9:54 am

Ray Edwards' status uncertain

Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards suffered a sprained right knee in the 34-3 victory over Dallas.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Childress said a few players were at Winter Park receiving treatment, but gave no indication if Edwards will be able to play Sunday in the NFC Championship Game.

The Vikings will issue their first injury report of the week late Wednesday afternoon.
Posted on: September 3, 2009 8:18 am

Vikings trying to trade Tarvaris Jackson

Vikings have four quarterbacks on their roster, which must be trimmed to 53 players by Saturday.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Tarvaris Jackson has been the subject of trade rumors since Brett Favre arrived. However, it remains unclear which direction the Vikings will go if they are unable to trade Jackson.

Childress said Favre will not play Friday (teams typically rest their starters for the final preseason game) so that means Jackson, Sage Rosenfels and John David Booty will split playing time.
Posted on: August 5, 2009 11:21 am

Jackson says knee will be fine

Tarvaris Jackson said his sprained left knee should be 100 percent by the time the Vikings open the preseason Aug. 14 in Indianapolis, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Jackson admitted that he feared the worst after he tripped over defensive tackle Letroy Guion during a Saturday practice and fell to the ground.
Posted on: July 29, 2009 10:10 am

Brett Favre out of the picture

According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Brett Favre decided to remain retired, which means the Vikings are moving forward with two players who never have won a playoff game.

Tarvaris Jackson seeks to hold on to his starting job while Sage Rosenfels is trying to win it.

Until at least one of the quarterbacks establishes himself as dependable, the pressure will remain on running back Adrian Peterson to carry the offense.
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