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Vikings | Have discussed trading down

Wed, 07 May 2014 13:12:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman said he has had talks with five teams about moving down in the first round of the NFL Draft. Spielman said he does not expect to move up unless something unexpected happens.

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Vikings | No talks involving Sam Bradford

Tue, 06 May 2014 12:12:02 -0700

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said there have been no specific talks between the team and the St. Louis Rams involving QB Sam Bradford.

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Vikings | Surprise pick coming?

Sun, 04 May 2014 22:41:39 -0700

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said there may be a "surprise" pick coming with the eighth selection in the NFL Draft. Spielman would not discuss players but did mention linebacker as the first position in need of help.

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Vikings | GM, coach attend LSU Pro Day

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:59:03 -0700

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer are attending the Louisiana State Pro Day Wednesday, April 9.

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Vikings | One-year deal for Jerome Simpson

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:06:50 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team agreed to a one-year contract with WR Jerome Simpson Friday, March 14.

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Vikings | Targeting defense in offseason

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:25:59 -0800

In his meeting with media, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said defense is the big issue as "there are a lot of holes on the defensive side." Spielman said free agency and the draft should help resolve those issues.

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Vikings | Would like to move down in first round

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:52:11 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he would like to move down in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, because he likes the depth in the draft.

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Vikings | Unlikely to use franchise tag

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:02:44 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he doesn't anticipate the Vikings using the franchise tag on any players this offseason.

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Vikings | Re-signing team free agents is top priority

Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:36:49 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have about $25 million in cap space left, according to the website overthecap.com, and Vikings general manager Rick Spielman plans to spend that money on re-signing their own free agents as top priority.

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Vikings | Will not force top pick

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:03:02 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said there is no preconceived notion that the team will pick a quarterback with their first round pick in the NFL Draft. "It's not going to be a forced issue," Spielman said.

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Vikings | Christian Ponder will return

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:13:08 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said QB Christian Ponder will return in 2014, but the team still plans on addressing the quarterback position in the offseason.

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Vikings | Willing to trade up in draft

Sun, 09 Feb 2014 17:12:21 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team would be willing to trade up during the 2014 NFL Draft if a certain player is available.

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Vikings | Could move around at draft

Sun, 09 Feb 2014 08:42:05 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings could make moves to get more draft picks in the NFL Draft this year, according to general manager Rick Spielman. "We have eight right now, and a lot of that [movement] doesn't happen until you're on the clock," Spielman said. "Heck, last year they pulled me out of a press conference to go get [Cordarrelle] Patterson because you never know. But I really, really think we're going to do a lot of movement in the draft."

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Vikings | Expect to make moves during draft

Sat, 08 Feb 2014 08:04:41 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he believes the team will make some trades during the 2014 NFL Draft. The team currently has eight draft picks, but Spielman wants the team to have 10 picks.

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Vikings | Rick Spielman to return

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 09:49:39 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has been told that he will return to the team next year.

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Vikings | Not trading back into second or third rounds

Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:34:40 -0700

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team is not going to move back into the second or third rounds of the NFL Draft.

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Vikings | Draft trade talks heating up

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 05:42:21 -0700

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he is open to trade offers and that the team's phone lines have been buzzing. The Vikings own the No. 23 and No. 25 picks in the NFL Draft. "I'm telling you, it's been the most active it's been in a while," Spielman said. "Because of where we're picking. And I don't know the reason why, but there are a lot of teams that potentially are jockeying from the top of that second round and there are some teams jockeying potentially in the bottom of the first round to come up to one of our picks."

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Vikings | Unlikely to move up in the draft

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:33:31 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings are unlikely to move up in the NFL draft, according to general manager Rick Spielman. Spielman did note that could change though.

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Vikings | Not expected to be big spenders in FA

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:55:02 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team likely will not make any big-money signings in free agency this offseason because the team wants to build through the draft.

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Vikings | Praise Leslie Frazier

Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:04:48 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman praised head coach Leslie Frazier and said ownership and management is behind him, even though there have been no talks of a contract extension to this point. "Leslie has done an outstanding job here," Spielman reiterated Friday. "He's been a great leader of the men down in the locker room. We expect him to be our coach for a long time. He's been outstanding at everything from leadership to development of young players, everything we're doing. We're just looking forward to getting ready for next year and anything from a contractual standpoint or anything like that will always be held internal, just like players. … There's no question of the support that our ownership group, myself, I think our whole organization has for Leslie Frazier."

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Vikings | No intent of trading Percy Harvin

Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:01:31 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team "has no intent" of trading WR Percy Harvin and that they expect him to report to training camp like the rest of their players.

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Vikings | Are they committed to Percy Harvin?

Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:13:31 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman provided non-answers Friday, Feb. 8, when asked about the future of WR Percy Harvin with the team. When asked whether the team plans to offer Harvin a contract extension before the start of the 2013 season, Spielman replied, "I'm not going to say what's going to happen this offseason, because he is going in to the last year of his contract. But right now, where we're at, Percy Harvin is a member of this football team and he is a very good football player. We don't like to get rid of good football players." When asked if he wants Harvin on the 2013 team, Spielman said, "We love Percy Harvin as a football player. Everybody sees what he does for our football team."

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