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John Carlson Set To Make $3.9 Million If He Returns

Over the last few seasons, the NFL has been taking notice of concussions and head injuries. It seems that tight end John Carlson, is also very cautious of concussions. In 2013, Carlson suffered his third concussion since being in the league. Now, Carlson is contemplating retirement. As for general manager Rick Spielman, he says he […]

Spielman Wants To Add More Draft Picks

The Vikings have eight picks in the NFL draft. General Manager Rick Spielman wants to add at least two more, Master Tesfatson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Spielman said the team’s annual goal is to compile at least 10 draft selections. The Vikings have a pick in every round with an extra third-rounder received […]

Could the Vikings Wait Till the Draft to Deal the Third Pick?

NFL.com says that there’s a shot that the Vikings may move the 3rd overall pick, but if it happens, it may not go down till draft day. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman speculated about trading the No. 3 pick in this month’s NFL draft on Friday, Pro Football Weekly reported. It is widely expected that […]

Spielman Throws It Out There – We’d Be Happy to Move Out of the #3 PIck

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman suspects that the new collective bargaining agreement will lead to more movement up and down in the first round of the NFL Draft. Holding the third pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Spielman is willing to be one of those teams moving down. “We’re definitely open to moving,” Spielman said […]

GM Rick Spielman Open To Trading Vikings No. 3 Overall Draft Pick

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Wednesday during Senior Bowl practice that the Minnesota Vikings are open to trading the third overall pick in the NFL draft, according to Simon Samano of NFL.com. Spielman said in an interview on the NFL Network set. “We’re the third overall pick, so we’ll be looking at all the options. If […]

Vikings Name Rick Spielman As General Manager

The Minnesota Vikings announced that Vice President of Player Personnel Rick Spielman has been promoted to General Manager. “This establishes the organizational structure that will lead to the long term success of the Vikings,” said Vikings Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf in a statement released by the club. “Having watched Rick over the years, we have the […]

Spielman – Vikings to Go Younger in 2011

VP of player Rick Spielman said the team will be a younger team next season and rookies will be asked to play roles next season, reports Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “We’re going to be a younger team for sure going into next season,” Spielman said. “Rookies are going to get forced into […]

Spielman Talks the QB Spot, Joe Webb, and More

General manager Rick Spielman had a pretty good interview in which he talks about the obvious – Joe Webb, the QB spot and young players. Here’s just some of the interview. On the quarterback position: “I think the quarterback thing is the biggest question. We’re looking at all avenues. Is there anyone in free agency, […]

A Pair Get Chance With Vikings

The Vikings hosted a minicamp this weekend in which a “large contingent” of players were trying out with the hopes of landing a contract with the Vikings. Two players succeeded. Iowa State wide out Marquis Hamilton signed a contract that will keep him on the roster as training camp nears.  Hamilton is 6’ 3” and […]

How The Vikings Draft

Last year, just prior to me joining the Vikings Gab team, I remember seeing a segment about the Vikings utilization of the “horizontal” draft board.  It is a neat concept that does not force a team to draft for need, but does allow team needs to be taken into consideration for decisions. I have never […]