Posts Tagged ‘Rick Spielman’

My story: How GM Rick Spielman handled his first controversy running the Vikings

A seemingly sleepy Vikings minicamp was turned on its head this week by comments made by WR Percy Harvin. He said he was unhappy, then demanded a trade, then bolted for the second day of practice. Sure he’s back today, but nothing has been resolved. It was a mess that was not rare for the Vikings. This is the same organization that allowed its coach Brad Childress to waive Randy Moss without telling management. What stood out to me after two days at Winter Park is how things have changed. This time, for the first time in a long time, there is one man running the franchise. GM Rick Spielman emerged as the face of the team, and that became […]

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.

Steelers’ Tomlin attends Ohio State pro day

Ohio State held its pro day Friday in front of 22 teams, and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and GM Kevin Colbert, Vikings GM Rick Spielman and Bills GM Buddy Nix.

First and 10: Strike a pose on ‘Total Access’

Who says the NFL and the NFLPA don’t get along? The NFLPA is holding its annual Rookie Premiere event in Los Angeles on Friday, with recent draft picks from all 32 teams on hand – mainly to have photos taken for football cards. The NFLPA has been kind enough to allow NFL Network and NFL.com cameras into the event,

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.

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.

Frazier says Vikings haven’t decided on QB strategy

The unsettled quarterback situation in Minnesota is one of the most intriguing of the offseason. Much like the Cardinals, Panthers, Titans, Redskins and 49ers, the Vikings have no clear-cut starter and are in search of the next franchise passer.

Analyst take: Camarillo helps Vikings

The Vikings continued their emergency measures at wide receiver on Wednesday when they acquired veteran Greg Camarillo from the Miami Dolphins.

Roundup: Jerry’s injury still a concern for Falcons?

The knee injury that ended the rookie season of Falcons DT Peria Jerry was never fully disclosed, and rumors continue to swirl about the exact nature of the injury.

Vikings’ Spielman latest to publicly pass on T.O.

The latest team to deny intereste in Terrell Owens is the Vikings. For now, the market for T.O. appears to be right where it has been throughout the offseason.

Vikings content on waiting for Favre’s answer

The Minnesota Vikings are still waiting for their answer from Brett Favre, but Jay Leno isn’t.

Vikings LB Henderson begins comeback

Vikings LB E.J. Henderson‘s comeback from a fractured femur is underway.

Vikings will give Favre time, want Taylor back

Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman said Saturday the team will give Brett Favre time to make a decision on whether to return, and that the team intends to sign free agent RB Chester Taylor.

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