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Vikings Ink Free Agent WR Kendall Wright

The Vikings on Friday came to terms with wide out Kendall Wright, who caught 59 passes for 614 yards a year ago for the Bears. Wright hauled in a team-leading 59 receptions for 614 yards and one score, basically a lottery code that he can make the grabs, but doesn’t make the big plays, just […]

Vikings Ink Rookie Defensive Tackle Chunky Clements

The Vikings have signed rookie defensive tackle Chunky Clements, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Clements, who is 6-foot-2 and 295 pounds, played collegiately at Illinois. In 46 games, he recorded 99 tackles, 25.5 of them for a loss, with six sacks. To make room for Clements, the Vikings waived rookie defensive end Caleb […]

Vikings Ink Former Bears DT Will Sutton; Waive DT Toby Johnson

The Vikings signed defensive tackle Will Sutton, who played the past three seasons with Chicago before being waived last week, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. To make room on the roster, the Vikings waived defensive tackle Toby Johnson. The 6-foot-1, 290-pound Sutton, who likely will play nose tackle, was taken by […]

Vikings Ink Former Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman

The Vikings signed running back Ronnie Hillman Wednesday to help a team that lost Adrian Peterson for perhaps the entire season, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports. “I’ve been in the league five years, and I’ve seen a lot of stuff,” Hillman said. “I just came out here to help the team win […]

Vikings Release WR Jerome Simpson After Learning Of Citation

The Vikings announced they’ve released wide receiver Jerome Simpson after the organization became aware of a July 7 citation on Thursday, Christopher Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Simpson missed the first two games of the season, serving a three-game NFL suspension for a DUI arrest last year. He was expected to return to the […]

Vikings claim former Golden Gopher MarQueis Gray off waivers

MarQueis Gray is coming home. The former Golden Gophers’ star Quarterback/Wide Receiver tweeted this morning that he has been claimed off waivers by the Vikings. It's official I'm a Viking!! I'm coming come thank you lord!! — MarQueis Gray (@MarQueisG) August 31, 2014 Gray spent the last year of his career as a backup TE […]

Vikings Release Tight End John Carlson

The Vikings are making some roster changes. The organization has released tight end John Carlson after just his second season into the five-year, $25 million contract he signed in 2012. Carlson was the second string tight end on the depth chart behind Kyle Rudolph. Carlson was owed $3.9 million if he were to stay on […]

Vikings Release Troubled LB Erin Henderson

The Vikings have released veteran LB Erin Henderson, this after two arrests. It was an expected move by the Vikings, the last arrest for Henderson came January 2nd when he allegedly ran his black SUV off the road and was arrested on suspicion on driving under the influence. Henderson played six seasons with the Vikings. […]

Vikings’ unofficial 53-man roster following final cuts:

Below is the Vikings’ unofficial 53-man roster following final cuts:   QB: Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, McLeod Bethel-Thompson RB: Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart, Matt Asiata FB: Jerome Felton (suspended), Rhett Ellison, Zach Line WR: Greg Jennings, Jarius Wright, Joe Webb WR: Jerome Simpson, Cordarrelle Patterson TE: Kyle Rudolph, John Carlson, Rhett Ellison LT: Matt Kalil, […]

Viking move to fill practice squad

Seventh-round picks Travis Bond (a guard from North Carolina) and Everett Dawkins (defensive tackle, from Florida State) are among seven members of the Vikings’ practice squad, the club said Sunday. The Vikings also signed running back Joe Banyard, tight end Chase Ford, offensive tackle Kevin Murphy, wide receiver Rodney Smith and wide receiver and Minnesota product Adam Thielen to the practice […]