Vikings sign Griffen to contract extension

Mankato, MN (July 26, 2017) – The Minnesota Vikings have announced that Everson Griffen has signed a contract extension with the club.   In his first seven seasons, Griffen has totaled 273 tackles, 48.0 sacks, 71 tackles for loss, 281 QB hurries, five forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and one interception. The Avondale, Arizona native has played in 106 regular-season (48 starts) and has scored three career touchdowns – a 29-yard interception return (at St. Louis, 12/16/12), a 43-yard blocked punt return (vs. Carolina, 11/30/14) and a 20-yard fumble return (vs. Chicago, 1/1/17).   Since becoming a full-time starter in … Continue reading Vikings sign Griffen to contract extension

Rashad, Moss to be added to Vikings’ Ring of Honor

Eden Prairie, MN (June 14, 2017) – The Minnesota Vikings will induct a pair of legendary wide receivers in the club’sRing of Honor in 2017- Randy Moss and Ahmad Rashad. Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf alerted both players of the honor earlier today.   “Randy and Ahmad are two of the most recognizable and decorated players in Vikings history,” said Wilf. “They were great players who made their marks on the NFL during their careers and were highly respected by teammates and opponents. They are as proud of their Vikings roots as we are to have them in our football family … Continue reading Rashad, Moss to be added to Vikings’ Ring of Honor

Vikings sign WR Michael Floyd

Michael Floyd joins the Vikings having spent the first five years of his NFL career with the Cardinals and Patriots. The St. Paul, Minnesota, native has 246 receptions for 3,781 yards and 24 TDs in 78 games (47 starts – 46 with the Cardinals and 1 with the Patriots) since entering the league in 2012. Floyd, who was the 13th overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, attended Cretin Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, where he was named the Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year on two occasions. The Notre Dame product joins two former Irish teammates in … Continue reading Vikings sign WR Michael Floyd

Vikings exercise option on Anthony Barr

Eden Prairie, MN (May 1, 2017) – The Minnesota Vikings have exercised the fifth-year option on LBAnthony Barr.   Barr has started all 42 games in which he has appeared and helped lead the NFL’s 3rd-ranked defense (314.9 ypg) in 2016. The ninth overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, Barr has been selected to the Pro Bowl each of the past two seasons and has collected 270 career tackles along with 9.5 sacks and 14 TFLs. Continue reading Vikings exercise option on Anthony Barr

Vikings sign QB Keenum to back up Bradford

Case Keenum joins the Vikings having spent the first five years of his NFL career with the Rams and Texans. The Abilene, Texas, native has thrown for 5,224 yards and 24 TDs on 777 attempts (58.4 percent) in 26 games (24 starts – 14 with the Rams and 10 with the Texans) since entering the league in 2012. During the 2014 campaign, Keenum spent Weeks 1-15 with the Rams during Sam Bradford’s final season in St. Louis.   The University of Houston product signed with the Texans as a rookie free agent after a prolific college career in which he … Continue reading Vikings sign QB Keenum to back up Bradford

Vikings’ Chad Greenway to retire

Eden Prairie, MN (March 6, 2017) – Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway will officially announce his retirement from the NFL at a press conference Tuesday, March 7, at the Vikings Winter Park headquarters. Greenway, who ranks fourth in franchise history with 1,334 career tackles, played 11 seasons and appeared in 156 career games with 144 starts for the Vikings. Chosen with the 17th overall selection in the 2006 NFL Draft, Greenway was the first draft pick under the leadership of the Wilf family and ownership group. The Mount Vernon, South Dakota, native earned two Pro Bowl nods (2011 and 2012), … Continue reading Vikings’ Chad Greenway to retire

Vikings release offensive linemen Fusco, Harris

Eden Prairie, MN (February 10, 2017) – The Minnesota Vikings have announced the following roster moves:   RELEASED Player                           POS.          EXP.                         COLLEGE Brandon Fusco……………… G…………… 6……………….. Slippery Rock Mike Harris…………………… G…………… 5…………………………… UCLA Continue reading Vikings release offensive linemen Fusco, Harris