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Minnesota Gov. calls for Peterson suspension

September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

One of the biggest Vikings fans in the state of Minnesota, governor Mark Dayton, called for the franchise to suspend running back Adrian Peterson.
“It is an awful situation,” said Dayton in a statement. “Yes, Mr. Peterson is entitled to due pr…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Patriots beat Minnesota, Vikings offer no excuses for loss

September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel said he was “shocked’’ by Friday’s news on Adrian Peterson. Wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson called it “surprising.’’

Two days later, though, nobody on the Vikings was using the star r…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Patriots beat Minnesota, Vikings offer no excuses for loss

September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel said he was “shocked’’ by Friday’s news on Adrian Peterson. Wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson called it “surprising.’’

Two days later, though, nobody on the Vikings was using the star r…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota finalizes team roster

August 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings mainstays Fred Evans and Jamarca Sanford were pushed aside Saturday.
The team trimmed down to the NFL roster limit of 53, releasing Evans, a defensive tackle who had been with Minnesota since 2007, and placing Sanford, a safe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Cassel secure, Bridgewater sharp in Vikings win over Chiefs

August 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The thermometer read 97 degrees at kickoff, and still, Matt Cassel wasn’t as hot as he has been. But he still might have done enough to solidify the Vikings’ starting quarterback job.
Cassel played the first 2½ quarters Sat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Cassel secure, Bridgewater sharp in Vikings win over Chiefs

August 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The thermometer read 97 degrees at kickoff, and still, Matt Cassel wasn’t as hot as he has been. But he still might have done enough to solidify the Vikings’ starting quarterback job.
Cassel played the first 2½ quarters Sat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Vikings special teams coach expresses regret for homophobic comments

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

MANKATO, Minn — Vikings special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer expressed remorse Thursday about making a homophobic comment two years ago that landed him a three-game suspension to start the 2014 NFL season.
“I’ve failed,” Priefer said.
For…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Vikings’ Fulton denies talk he might be cut

August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

MANKATO, Minn. — Two years ago, Vikings fullback Jerome Felton made the Pro Bowl. Now, there are rumblings he might not even make the team.
Minnesota offensive coordinator Norv Turner doesn’t appear to favor a two-running back set as much as pre…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Vikings’ cluster of QBs: Minnesota’s first depth chart lists Ponder as 3rd-string quarterback

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

MANKATO, Minn. — While it has been apparent it would happen, now it’s in writing: Christian Ponder is the Vikings’ third-string quarterback.
The Vikings released their first training camp depth chart Tuesday. The chart, termed unofficial, list…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Vikings’ No. 1 pick, Barr, on course to start opener

August 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

MANKATO, Minn. — News flash: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Friday there’s a “strong” chance rookie linebacker Anthony Barr will start the regular-season opener Sept. 7 at St. Louis.
Then again, perhaps that would be regarded as old news to …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com