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Thu, 21 Jul 2005 05:48:54 -0700
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports former World Wrestling Entertainment champion Brock Lesnar will not be at an NFL training camp, agent Ed Hitchcock said. He had attended training camp with the Vikings last season.
Sun, 01 May 2005 10:16:38 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports former professional wrestler Brock Lesnar still wants to play in the NFL. He had a shot as a defensive lineman in training camp last season with the Minnesota Vikings and he wound up getting released. Lesnar now thinks he'll have to be an offensive lineman to make it. Almost a year after becoming a national curiosity, Lesnar is preparing for another shot at the NFL. He is training at his home in the Twin Cities for another run. Lesnar would prefrer to land once again with the Vikings.
Wed, 15 Sep 2004 07:29:32 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice has told DE Brock Lesnar that he'll likely be signed to the Vikings' practice squad at some point this season.
Wed, 01 Sep 2004 15:14:51 -0700
The Star-Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings will not sign DE Brock Lesnar, who was recently released by the team, and put him on their practice squad before the season opener. However, head coach Mike Tice said he thinks the team will add Lesnar back to their roster at some point this year unless he signs with another team. Tice sees him as a good pass-rusher in nickel defenses down the road.
Tue, 31 Aug 2004 12:41:26 -0700
Jason Williams, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice would like to sign DL Brock Lesnar, who was released by the Vikings on Monday, Aug. 30, to the practice squad. "He's a lot better than we thought," said Tice. "We didn't think he'd be able to pick it up so quickly. He showed us that he was going to have the right work ethic and the right attention to detail. We're very proud of what he has accomplished. Hopefully it will work out for him, and hopefully it will work out for him here."
Mon, 30 Aug 2004 12:53:34 -0700
ESPNews reports the Minnesota Vikings have released DL Brock Lesnar.
Sat, 07 Aug 2004 10:20:35 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Brock Lesnar, formerly of WWE fame, has made strides in practice, evidenced by his sack and four tackles recorded against the Kansas City Chiefs Friday, Aug. 6. "Brock is getting better every day," said assistant defensive line coach Jim Paganos, directly in charge of Lesnar's progress. "He has a long way to go, but today he did some very good things. We saw him turn the corner in the middle of the week. Every day, it's better. Today was very good."
Wed, 28 Jul 2004 11:50:39 -0700
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings DL Brock Lesnar will receive the rookie minimum of $230,000 if he makes the Vikings' final roster. Lesnar is a candidate for the practice squad, where he will earn about $85,000.
Tue, 27 Jul 2004 11:16:59 -0700
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent DL Brock Lesnar, a former WWE wrestler. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sat, 24 Jul 2004 12:33:34 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports former wrestler Brock Lesnar (groin), who is trying to become a member of a NFL team, is nearly recovered from a groin injury that slowed him in earlier workouts this summer.
Sat, 24 Jul 2004 12:33:21 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings plan to get another look at former wrestler Brock Lesnar, who is trying to latch on with an NFL team. Head coach Mike Tice said the team will give him another workout sometime next week. However, it is still unlikely that the Vikings will sign him in time for training camp. The Vikings are concerned about his lack of football experience and may be reluctant to give up a roster spot for someone who hasn't played football in nine years.
Sat, 12 Jun 2004 10:51:14 -0700
Updating a previous report, Bob Sansevere, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings worked out DL Brock Lesnar, a former WWE wrestler, Friday, June 11. "He is a project with a capital P,'' said Scott Studwell, the Vikings' director of college scouting. "He's got physical tools, but he has a long way to go.'' The Vikings are cautiously optimistic about Lesnar's potential. "He is talented. He is a good athlete. He has a history of achievement. And you know he has a work ethic,'' Studwell said. "Is it a shot in the dark? Yeah. How long would it take him to come up to speed? How long would it take us to find out if he can play?''
Fri, 11 Jun 2004 11:36:26 -0700
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings have scheduled a workout Friday, June 11, for would-be free agent DL Brock Lesnar, a WWE wrestler who is attempting to launch a football career. Coaches and scouts have been skeptical of Lesnar's football ability but are willing to give him a chance.
Mon, 31 May 2004 13:16:50 -0700
The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings are expected to workout DE Brock Lesnar, of wrestling fame, in the next month. Lesnar (6-3, 290), who lives in Minnesota, would reportedly prefer to play for the Vikings.
Mon, 31 May 2004 13:16:38 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Star Tribune reports DE Brock Lesnar (groin) was supposed to hold a workout June 2, but that was pushed back due to a recent groin pull. He'll probably work out for teams on an individual basis in two or three weeks.
Mon, 31 May 2004 13:16:27 -0700
The Star Tribune reports the Green Bay Packers are interested in watching DE Brock Lesnar workout.
Mon, 31 May 2004 13:16:18 -0700
The Star Tribune reports the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in watching DE Brock Lesnar workout.
Mon, 31 May 2004 13:16:07 -0700
The Star Tribune reports the Kansas City Chiefs are interested in watching DE Brock Lesnar workout.
Mon, 31 May 2004 13:15:57 -0700
The Star Tribune reports the Dallas Cowboys are interested in watching DE Brock Lesnar workout.
Mon, 31 May 2004 13:15:48 -0700
The Star Tribune reports the San Francisco 49ers are interested in watching DE Brock Lesnar workout.
Mon, 31 May 2004 13:15:33 -0700
The Star Tribune reports the Indianapolis Colts are interested in watching DE Brock Lesnar workout.
Mon, 31 May 2004 13:15:02 -0700
The Star Tribune reports the Baltimore Ravens are interested in DE Brock Lesnar and special teams coordinator Gary Zauner has already visited with him twice.