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

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

Vikings sign Hunter to contract extension

Eagan, Minn. (June 27, 2018) – The Minnesota Vikings announced DE Danielle Hunter has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the club. In his career with the Vikings, Hunter has totaled 147 total tackles, 91 solo tackles, 25.5 sacks, 36 tackles for loss, 125 quarterback hurries along with three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries according to coaches’ stats. In 2016, his first season appearing in all 16 games, the LSU product became the youngest player to ever lead the Vikings in sacks with a career-high 12.5, good for third best in the NFL and most by any … Continue reading Vikings sign Hunter to contract extension

Vikings to induct Dennis Green into Ring of Honor

Eagan, MN (June 18, 2018) – The Minnesota Vikings will induct former head coach Dennis Green in the club’s Ring of Honor in 2018. Vikings Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf, Owner/President Mark Wilf and Owner/Vice Chairman Lenny Wilf, along with National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, informed Marie Green, the spouse of the late Dennis Green, of the honor at the team’s headquarters on Friday, June 15. Green will be inducted into the Ring of Honor during a halftime ceremony at the Vikings game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, September 23, at U.S. Bank Stadium.   “Dennis Green’s impact on the … Continue reading Vikings to induct Dennis Green into Ring of Honor

2018 Minnesota Vikings regular season schedule

MINNESOTA VIKINGS 2018 SCHEDULE Sep. 9 San Francisco 49ers 12:00 PM FOX Sep. 16 at Green Bay Packers 12:00 PM FOX Sep. 23 Buffalo Bills 12:00 PM CBS at Los Angeles Rams (Thu) 7:20 PM FOX/NFLN Oct. 7 at Philadelphia Eagles 3:25 PM FOX Oct. 14 Arizona Cardinals 12:00 PM FOX Oct. 21 at New York Jets 12:00 PM FOX Oct. 28 New Orleans Saints 7:20 PM NBC Nov. 4 Detroit Lions 12:00 PM FOX Nov. 11 BYE Nov. 18 at Chicago Bears 12:00 PM FOX Nov. 25 Green Bay Packers 7:20 PM NBC Dec. 2 at New England Patriots … Continue reading 2018 Minnesota Vikings regular season schedule