Minnesota Vikings news, rumors and injuries
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Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson may be changing course in his pursuit of a trade as his agent, Ben Dogra, said he'd like the team to sign Peterson to an extension. "One of the things that I appreciate with the Vikings is their resolve to say 'we're not trading him,'" Dogra told USA TODAY Sports. "That tells me they value him not only as a football player, but what he's done for the organization. "I actually, as an agent, not only appreciate it - I accept it. But actions speak louder than words. If that's going to happen, and you want to keep him, then show him a commitment to make him retire as a Viking. And I haven't had that solution." Peterson has three years and $46 million left on his contract, but none of it is guaranteed.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson is still a high-end RB1. He'll likely be a first-round pick wherever he plays next season.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:20:44 -0700
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Fantasy Tip: Peterson will continue to be mentioned in trade talks until the start of the season, but it looks like nothing is imminent. Peterson should be a first round pick in most leagues next season no matter which uniform he is wearing.
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:35:51 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson said he plans to focus on improving his route running this offseason. "Just route running," Patterson said. "Growing up, I was always athletic and could just do anything. I'm in the NFL now, so I just have to focus on my craft and just work at route running, getting in and getting out of breaks and stuff like that."
Fantasy Tip: Patterson was a flop in 2014, but the acquisition of Mike Wallace should shift some of the defensive attention away from him. Patterson is a great WR3 in traditional leagues. His promise may make it tough to acquire him as such, though.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:50:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Peterson, even if he remains in Minnesota, should be the team's main back yet again, and he'll likely be in consideration for the top overall fantasy pick in 2015 after sitting out almost the entire 2014 season. He's rested and determined to return as one of the elite rushers in the NFL.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:28:34 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings may be interested in trading down from their No. 11 overall pick.
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:21:54 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson has dedicated himself to becoming a better receiver, according to general manager Rick Spielman. "I think Cordarrelle has really grown up a lot," Spielman said. "I know what he has done this offseason dedicating himself to being the best receiver he can be, and how serious he is taking that, we're very excited about the future with Cordarrelle."
Fantasy Tip: Patterson was a huge disappointment last season, and he was basically a non-factor in the passing game for most of the year. Still, he possesses elite athleticism and speed, and he has the ability to turn any catch into a big play. Patterson is worth taking a chance on later in drafts just in case he realizes his potential in 2015.
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:25:56 -0700
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:13:34 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is not expected to be traded by the Vikings unless the team is overwhelmed by an offer from another team, according to a source. The Vikings are confident that time will help their relationship with Peterson. A source said a recent report that stated the Vikings are looking for a first-round pick and a starting cornerback in a trade for Peterson is not accurate, which may suggest the Vikings would be looking for even more in a trade.
Fantasy Tip: There will still be rumors about a possible Peterson trade during the offseason, but it looks like he will start the season with the Vikings at this point. Peterson likely will be a first-round pick in most fantasy drafts next season no matter where he plays.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:44:16 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson remains a candidate to be traded, and a source close to the situation believes that if he isn't traded before or during the 2015 NFL Draft next week, that he will remain in Minnesota. The Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the mix for Peterson, and the source didn't include the Oakland Raiders, who had been mentioned in previous reports as a possible candidate. Peterson is under contract for three years and $43.25 million, but none of the money is guaranteed. The Vikes may be hard-pressed to receive a late first-round pick for Peterson, because of his age (30).
Fantasy Tip: A lot can still go down for Peterson and the Vikings before or during the draft, so stay tuned. The reality is that Peterson will likely be in consideration for the top overall fantasy selection this year, regardless of which team he lands with, or even if he remains in Minnesota.
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