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Vikings Interested in Tuna?

Multiple reports have noted that the Saints weren’t the only team going after long time coach Bill Parcells. Now the New York Post is reporting that the Wilf’s want Bill Parcells to run the show in Minnesota. The article stated that Parcells said at the dinner last week with Saints that the Vikings owner Zygi […]

Vikings were Interested in WR Garcon

It’s obvious that the Vikings approach to free agency has gotten under some fans skin but they did try and address the wide receiver position in the early portion of free agency. Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press reported that the Vikings were in the “top 3” for receiver Pierre Garcon. Vikings were ready to […]

Vikings benched McNabb due to poor work ethic, being late?

Michael Lombardi of NFL Network reported that the Vikings benched quarterback Donovan McNabb because he wasn’t putting in the time or work to become a great player.  “He’s the last one in the building, he’s the first one gone, late for meetings, late for practice,” Lombardi said, citing people in the Vikings’ organization. “They just basically have […]

Into The Future, Receiver Position In Question

Bernard Berrian recently restructured his contract with the Vikings which, in part, helped the team get underneath the salary cap in time for Friday’s deadline.  According to PFT, the Vikings are now $938,000 under the salary cap. The Vikings staff have expressed confidence that Berrian will have a big year in 2011, but it could […]

Talking Tackles

One day removed from the release of left tackle mainstay Bryant McKinnie, players and coaches commented on the move, each in a way that demonstrated that everybody in Mankato is on the same page. “We made a decision for our organization that we thought was the best thing as we’re trying to bring a world […]

A Continued Theme Defines Frazier’s Philosophy

Leslie Frazier is making his mark on the Vikings roster during his first offseason.  Even more so, he is making a statement about the team philosophy moving into the future. After Bryant McKinnie showed up to training camp looking like he actually swallowed Lil Kim whole, Frazier and company were displeased enough with McKinnie that […]

Mount McKinnie’s Stay In Minny Is Over

Multiple sources including PFT are reporting that starting left tackle Bryant McKinnie has been cut by the Minnesota Vikings. Wow. Yesterday, we knew something was up when McKinnie was placed on the non-football injury list.  McKinnie was set to make a base salary of $4.9 million this year, including a $1 million roster bonus. Leslie […]

First Day Of Practice

Every now and then the guys in charge of the “real media” come up with a damn good idea that all of us fans enjoy.  Tom Pelissero’s live blog from practice is exactly one of those damn good ideas.  The live blog features play-by play commentary from Pelissero, Judd Zulgad, Nate Sandell, and Jim Souhan.  […]

McKinnie’s Status Is Unknown

The first day of Vikings training camp ended up featuring one very, very interesting development. Starting left tackle Bryant McKinnie was placed on the non-football injury list. This news is especially intriguing since the Vikings coincidentally, or perhaps not, signed former Colts starting left tackle Charlie Johnson to a three year deal.  Speculation initially centered […]

Berrian Agrees To Restructured Contract

It was all too curious, the Vikings decision to not jettison the recently underwhelming Bernard Berrian and his $3.9 million base salary. Berrian’s contract was going to count $6.3 million against the salary cap. Thus, it is good to know that Berrian agreed to restructure his contract which will now expire after the 2012 season. […]