The Minnesota Vikings have a long tradition of having very good defensive tackles. They drafted Sharrif Floyd in the first round of the 2013 draft in hopes that he can continue the trend. He learned a lot of from former teammate Kevin Williams and slimmed down in the offseason to reach his full potential. This season should be the beginning of the Floyd era in Minnesota.
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The Minnesota Vikings have selected UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr with the ninth overall pick of the NFL draft.
Darren Sharper, 38, remains behind bars in Los Angeles — without bail — while awaiting a hearing Thursday in connection with an arrest warrant from New Orleans alleging that he raped two women there last Sept. 23.
This weekend of NFL action brought about a number of huge storylines, but not all of them were incredibly positive and some of them were downright scary. In a weekend full of snow, there were some serious injuries and a broken record that had stood for decades in the NFL.
Injuries are truly crippling some teams in the NFL as the season begins its ride toward the playoffs. One player will finally be on the field for his new team and he’ll ironically face his old team. A Houston Texan is done for the year and won’t have to suffer much longer. In Green Bay, the Packers are dealing with a problem that they haven’t had in decades.
So Brandon Weeden has had his Browns’ job put up on Craigslist. Josh Freeman has a new job and will be the third starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings this season. The main story here is Colts owner Jim Irsay insulted one of the top quarterbacks in the history of football.
The NFL just gets really strange sometimes, but it never ceases to amaze you. Just five weeks into the season: Josh Freeman is a Viking, Eli Manning says he isn’t “lousy,” and the Broncos and Jaguars are waging war on Twitter.
Week 2 of the 2013 NFL season brought about so many close games that fans didn’t have a clue which game to tune into so they could get the best action. Now, Week 3 has come and gone, and it was full of so many upsets that no one knew what was going on or who to believe in.
The NFL is always trying to be balanced and have teams that can compete with one another. Well, that was so close to the truth and so far away from it, all in the same weekend.
The Minnesota Vikings traded away four draft picks to move to select Cordarrelle Patterson in the first round. Patterson has already impressed the Vikings coaching staff with his learning ability, speed, size and athleticism. The former Tennessee Volunteer could play a few different roles for the Vikings as a rookie in 2013.
The Chargers practiced Wednesday without three of their offensive line starters, raising questions about how much quarterback Philip Rivers will play in San Diego’s next preseason game at Minnesota.
The Minnesota Vikings have signed tackle Matt Kalil, their top draft pick and the last player from their 2012 draft class to reach a contract.
Minnesota Senate approves $975 million Vikings stadium plan; governor says he’ll sign bill.