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Vikings Trade Down Then Draft Kalil
The Vikings traded down from #3 overall to #4 overall with Cleveland and received the Browns 4th, 5th and 7th round picks and then the Vikings chose left tackle Matt Kalil from USC.  The Vikings chose Kalil over cornerback Morris Claiborne and receiver Justin Blackmon...
NFL Draft Tonight; Vikings Slated To Draft #3
The 1st round of the NFL Draft will take place tonight in New York.  Indianapolis has the first pick and is expected to pick quarterback Andrew Luck of Stanford.  Washington has the 2nd pick and is expected to chose quarterback Robert Griffin III of Baylor...
Gophers’ Tinsley Died Of Enlarged Heart
The Henepin County medical examiner’s office says University of Minnesota linebacker Gary Tinsley died of an enlarged heart.  He was found dead in his campus apartment on April 6.  The medical examiner on Wednesday ruled the 22-year old’s death natural...
Vikings Sign Receiver, Simpson
The Vikings have signed free agent ex-Cincinnati Bengal receiver Jerome Simpson to an undisclosed contract.  Simpson will have to sit out the first 3 games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy while a member of the Bengals.  Simpson was a 2nd round pick by the Ben…
Vikings Sign Linebacker, Mitchell
The Vikings signed free agent linebacker Marvin Mitchell Tuesday to a contract.  The 27-year old Mitchell was a 7th round pick by New Orleans in 2007 and played 4 seasons with the Saints before playing last season with Miami.  Mitchell had 30 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 1 sack and 1 int…
Vikings Sign Carr; Release Preseason Schedule
The Vikings signed free agent cornerback Chris Carr Wednesday.  Terms of his deal were not disclosed.  Carr is a 28-year old 5’10 182 pound veteran who played 9 games in Baltimore in 2011.  He had 19 tackles and 1 sack with no interceptions...
Vikings Awarded 2 Compensatory Picks
The Vikings have been awarded 2 4th round compensatory picks in this April’s NFL Draft.  The picks are 128th and 134th overall.  The picks were expected by the Vikings but were announced Monday.  These compensatory picks are awarded to teams with a net loss of unres…
49ers Agree To Sign Randy Moss
The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms on a 1-year contract with former Viking receiver Randy Moss.  Moss worked out with the 49ers this weekend with 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh throwing him passes.  Moss didn’t play in the NFL in 2011 after playing with New Engl…
The Vikings Agree On Deal With Rosenfels
The Vikings are bringing back veteran quarterback Sage Rosenfels.  Rosenfels has agreed on terms of a new deal.  Minnesota acquired Rosenfels off waivers from the Giants last season.  He’ll likely be the 3rd string quarterback behind Christian Ponder and Joe Webb...

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