Posts Tagged ‘Leslie Frazier’

Vikings GM Rick Spielman was just as surprised as anyone that Asher Allen retired

Here in Eden Praire, Minn., the big story of the Vikings OTAs was that rehabbing stars¬†Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin put on a show racing each other. More on that later. But the most surprising story? That was that cornerback Asher Allen decided to retire. At just 24 years old, Allen is calling it quits. Coach Leslie Frazier announced the news, saying it wasn’t for health reasons. It was just what Allen wanted. “I didn’t see that coming,” Frazier said. “But everybody has to make decisions that are the best for their family. …¬†He came in my office last Thursday, talked about it and informed me of what he wanted to do.” After the OTAs, I spoke with GM Rick […]

Vikings’ Frazier casts doubt on assumption team will take Kalil

Many are assuming that the Vikings will take left tackle Matt Kalil with the third overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, but comments that coach Leslie Frazier made to The Star Tribune on Sunday might cast that idea in doubt.

Blackmon posts sub-4.50 40 at Oklahoma State pro day

Justin Blackmon officially ran a 4.46-second 40-yard dash Oklahoma State’s pro day Friday.

Hill works out in front of three NFL coaches at Ga. Tech pro day

Stephen Hill continued his meteoric rise up the draft boards with a fantastic workout at Georgia Tech’s pro day Thursday.

Frazier wants Vikings RB Peterson to take it easy in rehab

While Vikings RB Adrian Peterson pinpointed next week as a watershed moment in his rehabilitation from torn ligaments in his right knee, his coach, Leslie Frazier, urged his franchise’s most important player to pump the brakes.

Gulf Coast storms force Senior Bowl squads to adjust

The North squad left the team hotel Thursday morning for practice at Ladd Peebles Stadium as scheduled, but didn’t stay very long.

First and 10: Just win now, baby

The Cincinnati Bengals’ trade of disgruntled quarterback Carson Palmer to the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday stands as one of the biggest draft-day deals in NFL history.

With Father Time looming, McNabb calls for urgency

It has been a steep fall for Vikings fans since the team’s heart-breaking loss to the Saints in NFC Championship Game two seasons ago.

First and 10: Record-breakers

Tom Brady‘s air show Monday night was the talk of the NFL, but lost in the afterglow of Brady’s 517 passing yards and New England’s 38-24 victory is the fact that Dolphins QB Chad Henne was pretty good, too. In fact, the teams combined for 906 net yards passing, an NFL record. Watch all the dizzying highlights here.

Wyche: Vikings will be competitive in Rice market

Leslie Frazier has maintained the Vikings want to retain Sidney Rice, and’s Steve Wyche believes the team will be competitive in the free-agent market to keep the four-year veteran.

Three and out: Leshoure will be Detroit’s closer

Lions coach Jim Schwartz has a plan for his backfield, and it’s not going to improve the fantasy value of Jahvid Best.

Mayock: Vikes bet ‘an awful lot’ on Ponder

The first big shock of the draft didn’t last long. It went precisely four picks, from the time the Titans took Jake Locker eighth overall until the Vikings made Christian Ponder the 12th pick overall and the fourth quarterback selected in the draft.

Ten quotes that could help fantasy owners

Based on the current state of things around the NFL, it’s tough to find any news that has major fantasy significance (sigh). So when several coaches and other organizational leaders discussed the state of their teams during the annual Owners Meetings, you can only imagine how quickly I jumped on the information.

A look back at Day 2

And now for a few thoughts, observations and highlights as we wrap up Day 2 of the NFL Scouting Combine.

Shiancoe: Vikings are ‘built for the now’

At least one Vikings player believes the team’s window to win is still open, a factor that will no doubt play a role in the team’s decision at quarterback.

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