Vikings send Carlson packing after 0 for 3 day in Green Bay

The Minnesota Vikings pulled the pin on rookie kicker Daniel Carlson Monday afternoon after the rookie kicker missed all three of his field goal attempts in Sunday’s 29-29 tie with Green Bay. The last of his misses was a 35 yard attempt that went wide right as time expired and would have won the game. The Vikings have signed former Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey to replace Carlson. Bailey, who is an 8 year veteran, was cut by the Cowboys at the end of the pre-season in a cost-cutting measure. photos by Robin Alam Advertisements Continue reading Vikings send Carlson packing after 0 for 3 day in Green Bay

Harrison Smith named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Eagan, Minn. (September 12, 2018) – Vikings S Harrison Smith has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against San Francisco last week. Smith was at his best in key moments against the 49ers, recovering a fumble on the Minnesota two-yard line to complete a critical goal-line stand in the second quarter. The Knoxville, Tennessee native also intercepted QB Jimmy Garoppolo late in the fourth quarter, sealing Minnesota’s 24-16 win, and added eight tackles (seven solo), two tackles for loss, one sack, and one quarterback hurry. Smith’s 10 career sacks now make him the all-time leader … Continue reading Harrison Smith named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

MN Score Radio: August 18

On this week’s show Eric and Wally talk Twins, Vikings, Lynx and more including an interview with John Shestakofsky, VP of Communications for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Also our Leech Lake fishing report with Al Maas…or catch the show on the air at noon today (Saturday) on AM 1440 in the Twin Cities. Click here to listen Continue reading MN Score Radio: August 18

Vikings sign first round pick Hughes

The Minnesota Vikings announced today that they have signed 2018 first round draft choice Mike Hughes to a contract. The Vikings first-round selection (30th overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft, represents the highest drafted defensive player in UCF history and the second Knight that Minnesota has taken in the first round (Daunte Culpepper at #11 in 1999). Hughes made a big impact in his lone season at UCF, tallying four return touchdowns, two on kickoff returns, one on punt return and one interception return. His 31.7 kickoff return average ranked third in the nation while his four interceptions were tied … Continue reading Vikings sign first round pick Hughes