Minnesota Vikings news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:37:21 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is not in attendance for the start of the team's offseason workout program Monday, April 20, according to league sources. However, Peterson hasn't attended this stage of the team's offseason before. Minnesota wasn't expecting Peterson to show, according to a source. His $250,000 workout bonus is tied to his participation for organized team activities (OTAs) and the mandatory minicamp in June.
Fantasy Tip: There still remains the chance that Peterson is traded by the Vikings before the 2015 NFL Draft next week. Stay tuned. Regardless, though, Peterson should be in consideration for the No. 1 overall fantasy pick this fall.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:57:43 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has a $250,000 offseason bonus in his contract for participating in all mini-camps, all organized team activities and reporting to training camp on time. The first day that has implications on that bonus is May 26 when OTAs begin.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson is trying to maneuver his way out of town, but he really needs to participate in as much offseason stuff as possible after missing all but one game last season. Peterson is a mid-to-low RB1 in fantasy.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:28:13 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said earlier this week that he's not sure if he'll participate in the team's offseason program. Minnesota is set to start their offseason workouts Monday, April 20, with a mandatory minicamp in June. Peterson can now participate in all team activities after being reinstated from the commissioner's exempt list Friday, April 17.
Fantasy Tip: The Peterson situation may really get interesting now that he's been reinstated into the league. It remains to be seen if the two sides can work out their differences, or if the Vikes will trade him away. Either way, Peterson will play in 2015 and will likely be considered for the top overall fantasy selection, depending on where he's playing.
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:51:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Peterson will be able to play in Week 1, but it is not known if he will be with the Vikings or be wearing another team's uniform. Peterson will enter next season as one of the top fantasy running backs and likely will be selected in the first round of most drafts.
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:13:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Peterson will be a starting running back next season, but it still not known which uniform he will be wearing in Week 1. Peterson should be a first-round option in most fantasy leagues next season.
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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:45:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Parker is a big-time wide receiver prospect that will surely be taken in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. However, his fantasy value in his rookie season will depend on where he lands, and he's still likely to be a lottery ticket in deep leagues.
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:26:06 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is "highly unlikely" to face more suspension from the league when he's finally off the Commissioner's Exempt List, according to a source. Peterson's next concern is clearing the way for his full return to the field this fall. "Peterson wants to have a completely clean slate by the draft," NFL Network analyst Ian Rapoport said.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be in consideration for the top overall fantasy pick in 2015 regardless of which team he is playing for. A trade is still a possibility, though, with the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals as the most likely destinations.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:50:32 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings are hosting several draft prospects for their top-30 pre-draft event, including TCU LB PJ Dawson, Arizona State DT Marcus Hardison, Northern Iowa RB David Johnson, Mississippi State LB Benardrick McKinney, Washington CB Marcus Peters, Arizona State S Damarious Randall, Indiana DE Bobby Richardson, Minnesota DB Cedric Thompson, Norfolk State DE Lynden Trail, Michigan State CB Trae Waynes and Minnesota TE Maxx Williams.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:36:46 -0700
Nebraska DE Randy Gregory will visit with the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, April 7, after meeting with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Vikings hold the No. 11 pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:21:23 -0700
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will meet with NFL officials at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. The meeting will detail his compliance with terms from the league and his Texas plea deal.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson is pushing hard to be traded or cut from the Vikings. He'll most likely be in a situation where he receives the majority of the work at running back. He's a mid-to-low RB1 in that scenario.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 06:34:10 -0700
Minnesota Vikings C John Sullivan received a one-year extension that guarantees $1 million Tuesday, April 7. He has salaries of $5.9 million, $5.4 million and $5.4 million. He has an annual $100,000 workout bonus and a $500,000 escalator for 2017 with 90% playing time in 2015-16.
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