Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:29:31 GMTLeaky walls and loose panels at the Minnesota Vikings' new $1.1 billion stadium pose health and safety concerns, according to a stadium official who says fixing the problems are a priority. Zinc panels covering the entire exterior of the building are being tested by engineers and metallurgists, said Rick Evans, executive director of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. The Star Tribune reported (http://strib.mn/2pIH12e ) that Evans said Friday he doesn't expect MSFA to pay for any repairs at U.S. Bank Stadium, which has been open only nine months.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:19:36 GMTThe Vikings did not own a first-round pick because of the Sam Bradford trade. Things worked out anyway: In Round 2, they landed a Round 1 talent (RB Dalvin Cook); in Round 3, they landed a Round 2 talent (G/C Pat Elflein). Cook has the upside of a star
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:49:14 GMTIt’s been a long time since someone other than Adrian Peterson has been the Minnesota Vikings’ marquee running back, but they may have found Peterson’s successor on Friday night – even though there’s risk involved. Minnesota drafted Florida State running back Dalvin Cook with the 41st pick, getting a player who is impressive on the field but comes with numerous question marks off it. Cook, who measures 5-foot-10, 210 pounds, rushed for 4,464 yards and 46 touchdowns, setting Seminoles records in both categories – in just three seasons.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:00:00 GMTAfter QB Teddy Bridgewater suffered a season-ending injury in the 2016 preseason-and Vikings acquired Sam Bradford to replace him-Minnesota got off to a hot 50 start. But the team stumbled to an 88 finish missing the playoffs.How will they use their picks
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:51:03 GMTThe most controversial player in the 2017 NFL Draft came off the board on day two as Joe Mixon was taken by the Cincinnati Bengals. Mixon had been considered undraftable by some teams in the league after a video emerged of him striking a woman in a 2014
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:41:21 GMTC.J. BEATHARD Position: Quarterback College: Iowa Height: 6-2 Weight: 219 Selection: Third round, No. 104 overall SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers traded back into the end of the third round to select a quarterback to join Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley on the 49ers' roster. General manager John Lynch's fourth trade of the draft netted the team the grandson of legendary NFL personnel man Bobby Beathard. His grandson, C.J., joins the 49ers after a four-year career at Iowa. Beathard completed 58.6 percent of his passes last season with 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Coach Kyle Shanahan believed Beathard was the best fit for his offense, and Beathard said he was excited about learning the 49ers' offensive
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:35:49 GMTThe NFL Draft is now on the horizon. The Vikings have been utilizing the draft the past five seasons to build up their defense. The secondary, more than any other unit, has benefitted most from the efforts as they have become one of the NFL’s top defensive backfields.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:29:02 GMTAfter sitting out of the first round, the Minnesota Vikings didn't want to wait any longer. Dalvin Cook was still available, the kind of dynamic running back Minnesota drafted 10 years ago and just recently let go. The Vikings traded up seven spots to the 41st overall pick Friday night and snagged Cook, the Florida State star whose stellar college career came with off-the-field questions.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:53:59 GMTAll Cook did at Florida State was rewrite the program’s record books. It took Dalvin Cook only three years to become Florida State’s all-time leading rusher. Despite one of the most stacked resumes in the 2017 NFL draft, he still fell to the 41st overall pick, likely the result of a combination of off-field troubles, durability questions, and ball-security issues.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:56:20 GMTThere is almost nothing in Tanoh Kpassgnon's story that portends NFL excellence. ''I might have had a couple of interviews with them, but I didn't have any private workouts,'' said Kpassgnon, the first Villanova player chosen since offensive lineman Ben Ijalana in 2001. In the third round, the Chiefs traded with the Minnesota Vikings to move up to the 86th overall pick and grab prolific Toledo running back Kareem Hunt, giving them a big-play threat to join running backs Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West and C.J. Spiller in their backfield.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:42:54 GMTAdrian Peterson's storied tenure with the Minnesota Vikings came to an end this offseason, but they now have his replacement after drafting Dalvin Cook. The Vikings sat out the first round on Thursday, Minnesota without a pick in the top 32 due to the trade they made to land quarterback Sam Bradford last year following Teddy Bridgewater's injury.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:29:26 GMTDalvin Cook is headed to the Minnesota Vikings, who selected him with the 41st overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft after a trade with the Bengals. The Vikings traded up to draft the former Florida State running back early in the second round on Friday. Minnesota dealt the 48th and 128th picks to the Bengals in order to draft Cook.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:21:54 GMTOn Friday night, Spielman traded the Vikings’ second and fourth round picks (number 48 and 128 overall) to the Cincinnati Bengals, in order to move up seven spots in the second round and select Florida State running back, Dalvin Cook, with the 41st overall pick. With Cook falling out of the first round, Spielman and the Vikings got to work on Friday morning and came up with the plan to trade up for the dynamic young back, after feeling that he wouldn’t be available when it came time to make the 48th overall selection.
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:47:00 GMTFriday’s NFL drought became Saturday’s downpour for the University of Miami. Eight Miami Hurricanes were selected on the final day of the NFL Draft – nine in all – including the one who Hurricanes fans undoubtedly thought might never be chosen. After what had to be an excruciatingly long wait, Brad Kaaya, the record-breaking Hurricane who skipped his senior season to enter the NFL Draft, achieved a lifelong dream by being the 215th player overall – 32nd in the sixth round – selected by the Detroit Lions. The nine Canes taken in this year’s draft were the third most behind Michigan and Alabama and most taken since 2006, when nine were also drafted. Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya is asked on Thursday,
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 02:55:03 GMTBOISE - The Boise State football team had two former players selected in the 2017 NFL Draft on Saturday. Running back Jeremy McNichols was selected in the fifth round with the 162nd overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and linebacker Tanner Vallejo was taken in the sixth round with the 195th overall pick by the Buffalo Bills. In addition, a number of former Boise State players have landed opportunities as undrafted free agents. Boise State Undrafted Free-Agent List: Travis Averill, 6-3, 304, Offensive Lineman Twitter: @Travis Averill Averill confirmed to KTVB that he signed as an undrafted with the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night. He leaves for rookie minicamp on May 11. Averill started
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:57:00 GMTAfter some wheeling and dealing, the Chiefs wound up with a fourth-round pick in the NFL Draft on Saturday and used it to select Michigan wide receiver Jehu Chesson. The Chiefs had traded their original fourth-round pick Friday to move up in the third round, where they drafted running back Kareem Hunt of Toledo. To get back into the fourth round, the Chiefs traded two of their fifth-round picks to the Minnesota Vikings, Nos. 170 and 180 overall, and used the 139th pick on the 6-foot-3, 203-pound Chesson, who had 35 receptions for 500 yards and two touchdowns last season. “He’s big, he’s fast, he’s tough,” said Pat Sperduto, who scouted Chesson for the Chiefs. Chesson was the MVP of the Citrus