Subscribe: Vikings
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade C rated
Language: English
cap space  cap  defensive line  defensive  free agency  free  kirk cousins  million cap  million  quarterback  season  space  vikings  year 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Vikings


RSS Feed for Vikings/NFL

Published: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:29:26 GMT2018-03-19T22:29:26Z


Former Vikings receiver Jarius Wright headed to the Panthers

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:18:34 GMT2018-03-19T22:18:34Z

Former Vikings receiver Jarius Wright is headed to the Carolina Panthers, a league source confirmed to the Star Tribune. The former 2012 fourth-round pick left the Vikings as one of the longest tenured players. Wright, who was cut Friday, appeared in 83 games, including four playoff games during which he caught nine passes for 129 yards. The Vikings saved $2.64 million in cap space by releasing him. Wright, 28, was a productive slot receiver, catching 66.5 percent of his targets for 2,168 yards and 10 touchdowns during six seasons. “Jarius is not only a very good football player, but a tremendous person,” general manager Rick Spielman said. “Tried to see if we could make it still work, but understanding sometimes the business side takes over.” The Panthers get Wright on a reported two-year deal worth up to $3.5 million in the first season, according to NFL Media. He rejoins Norv Turner, his former offensive coordinator in Minnesota, and former teammates Matt Kalil and Captain Munnerlyn.

Vikings have about $20 million in cap space after free agency flurry

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:29:26 GMT2018-03-19T22:29:26Z

The Vikings envisioned 2018 a year when it’d need to devote top dollar at quarterback, first thinking it could be Teddy Bridgewater and then Sam Bradford. So Minnesota was uncharacteristically among the NFL’s top spenders during the biggest wave of free agency last week. After a flurry of moves, including the additions of quarterback Kirk Cousins and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, the Vikings sit with around $20 million in cap space, according to NFLPA records. General manager Rick Spielman and cap manager Rob Brzezinski face an interesting summer considering their 2019 free agents and the ‘all-in’ Super Bowl refrain. About half of the Vikings’ $50 million available space at the start of the league year was spent on Cousins, the franchise quarterback who will command a $24 million cap hit this season. His three-year deal comes with guaranteed base salaries of $22.5 million, $27.5 million and $29.5 million, and clauses allowing Cousins to veto a trade or transition tag. The Vikings made another splash by outbidding the Seahawks for defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, who signed a one-year, $8 million contract with an additional $3 million in incentives to further entice the former first-round pick. Richardson fills a big need for the defensive line at a premium price alongside Linval Joseph ($8.05 million cap hit). The Vikings now devote the sixth-most salary cap space to its defensive line, according to Jarius Wright’s release ($2.64 million freed) and Latavius Murray’s restructure ($1.15 million) created additional space late last week to buoy the total to about $20 million. Murray’s restructure guaranteed his reduced $3.65 million salary for the upcoming season, and allows him to become a free agent after this year. Figure about $2 million to $3 million in salary cap space needed for the Vikings’ eight-pick draft. The Vikings also will make more free-agent signings, including possible re-signings like kicker Kai Forbath, cornerback Terence Newman or cornerback Marcus Sherels. Let’s ballpark $7 million for those three, or similar free agents. That’d leave roughly $10 million on this year’s cap with key players like Anthony Barr, Danielle Hunter, Stefon Diggs and Eric Kendricks set to hit free agency in 2019. The Vikings could actually create space with an extension for Barr by lessening his $12.3 million cap hit, spreading the money out over more seasons. But it remains to be seen if the Vikings will be able to keep everybody happy.

Report: Vikings to open 2018 regular season with rematch in Philadelphia

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:04:22 GMT2018-03-19T22:04:22Z

The Vikings’ last game of 2017 was in Philadelphia, where they’ll return to kick off the 2018 regular season, according to a report from 94WIP radio in Philadelphia. There’s little surprise the NFL would want to air the rematch of the NFC Championship Game in a marquee spot — the 2018 opener on Thursday, Sept. 6 — after the Vikings added this offseason’s top free agency prize in quarterback Kirk Cousins. The Vikings were shellacked by the eventual Super Bowl-champion Eagles, losing 38-7 in January, but now have a 4,000-yard thrower in the fold. The Vikings also added defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson on a one-year, $8 million contract last week. The move helps Minnesota keep up in the defensive line arms race with the Eagles, who added Michael Bennett and Haloti Ngata to its defensive line after free agency opened last week. The Eagles will also return quarterback Carson Wentz to the lineup after he suffered a torn ACL late last season. Additional storylines will come off the field after Vikings fans and family of players reported harassment from Eagles fans during the previous trip to Philadelphia. Six people were arrested that day, according to local media reports; three for selling fake tickets and one for punching a police horse.

Trevor Siemian on signing with Vikings: 'I think there's a lot of people that would kill to be in this spot'

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:29:10 GMT2018-03-19T22:29:10Z

Trevor Siemian was vacationing in Mexico when he learned he’d been traded from the Broncos to the Vikings.

Vikings and GM Rick Spielman learning from past mistakes

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:13:45 GMT2018-03-19T12:13:45Z

Vikings finalize trade with Broncos for backup QB Siemian

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:01:54 GMT2018-03-19T22:01:54Z

Cincinnati commiserates again, this time over 'Black Sunday'

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:50:46 GMT2018-03-19T20:50:46Z

New Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has had a way of proving doubters wrong

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:18:45 GMT2018-03-19T12:18:45Z

Stubborn or just plain driven, Kirk Cousins doesn’t like to take no for an answer

Today's Video

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 05:09:15 GMT2017-09-05T05:09:15Z

Jets sign Bridgewater, Williamson, Long; re-sign Claiborne

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:05:14 GMT2018-03-18T21:05:14Z