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Oakland Could Be A Landing Spot For DE Jared Allen

Oakland Could Be A Landing Spot For DE Jared Allen

Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com was asked during his Saturday mailbag whether he thought Vikings DE Jared Allen could be a good fit for the Raiders.  According to Gutierrez, signing a veteran defensive end in free agency “makes all the sense in the world” for the Raiders. Gutierrez mentions that Allen would given them the “prototypical edge rusher” while [...]

March 1, 2014 Nate Bouda Raiders, Vikings 1

Jared Allen’s Free Agent Market Likely To Include The Buccaneers?

Jared Allen’s Free Agent Market Likely To Include The Buccaneers?

Tom Pelissero of USA Today mentions that after speaking to people at the Combine, he “wouldn’t be surprised at all if the market for Jared Allen includes the Buccaneers.” Pelissero admits that he’s connecting a few dots here, but adds that Tampa Bay will close to the same scheme he played in while in Minnesota and Leslie [...]

February 22, 2014 Nate Bouda Buccaneers, Vikings 0

Report: Vikings Had A “Very Positive, Constructive” Meeting With DE Jared Allen Thursday

Report: Vikings Had A “Very Positive, Constructive” Meeting With DE Jared Allen Thursday

Jason La Canfora recently spoke with DE Jared Allen‘s agent, Ken Harris, who mentioned that he had a “very positive, constructive” meeting with the Vikings brass Thursday. According to La Canfora, the meeting left Harris “glowing about an organization.”  La Canfora expects Allen to make the Vikings aware of the contract terms of any offer he receives during free [...]

February 21, 2014 Nate Bouda 49ers, Broncos, Buccaneers, Colts, Falcons, Packers, Patriots, Vikings 2

Tampa Bay Could Be A Landing Spot For DE Jared Allen

Tampa Bay Could Be A Landing Spot For DE Jared Allen

ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas believes the Buccaneers could make a run at signing veteran DE Jared Allen this offseason. Yasinskas adds that signing Allen would likely be contingent upon whether or not his former head coach Leslie Frazier believed he had something to offer the Bucs moving forward. Allen, 31, has played for Frazier for the past six seasons and fits an [...]

February 13, 2014 Nate Bouda Buccaneers, Vikings 0

Vikings GM Rick Spielman’s Future Could Be Tied To His Next QB

Vikings GM Rick Spielman’s Future Could Be Tied To His Next QB

Ben Goessling of ESPN.com writes that the fate of current Vikings GM Rick Spielman could be determined by who elects to bring in at quarterback this offseason. Goessling points to Spielman’s inability to find a franchise quarterback as the “biggest hole” in his résumé and Spielman acknowledged as much following his decision to fire HC Leslie Frazier following [...]

February 13, 2014 Nate Bouda NFL Draft Rumors, Vikings 0

Jared Allen The Most Overrated Free Agent?

Jared Allen The Most Overrated Free Agent?

ESPN’s Louis Riddick (Insider required) labels Vikings DE Jared Allen as the most overrated player in this year’s free agent class. Riddick cites Allen’s “diminishing get-off quickness, an inability to win on the edge against quality competition without benefiting from the QB holding the ball too long, marginal stamina as an every-down end and an average point-of-attack run [...]

February 4, 2014 Jonathan Comeaux Vikings 3

Vikings Unlikely To Re-Sign DE Jared Allen?

Vikings Unlikely To Re-Sign DE Jared Allen?

Ben Goessling of ESPN.com took a look at the Vikings defensive end position as they head into the offseason. According to Goessling, it seems likely that veteran DE Jared Allen will be playing for another team unless he’s willing to offer Minnesota a “significantly reduced deal.” Goessling adds that “it’s likely the Vikings are looking at the end of an [...]

January 27, 2014 Nate Bouda Buccaneers, Vikings 0

Jared Allen An Option For The Buccaneers?

Jared Allen An Option For The Buccaneers?

Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune mentions that the Buccaneers recent addition of Leslie Frazier as their new defensive coordinator could help them lure DE Jared Allen to Tampa Bay. All indications are that Allen will not be re-signing with the Vikings this offseason, so it’s very likely that will be looking for a new team in the coming months. [...]

January 7, 2014 Nate Bouda Buccaneers 0

Report: Buccaneers Give Jeff Tedford A Two-Year Deal

Report: Buccaneers Give Jeff Tedford A Two-Year Deal

Update: ESPN’s Chris Mortensen confirms that the Buccaneers will in fact hire former University of California HC Jeff Tedford as their offensive coordinator. Ian Rapoport reports that Tedford’s contract with the Buccaneers is a two-year deal. (Update: 10:45 pm) Mortensen adds that Chiefs director of personnel Chris Ballard remains the “leading candidate” for the team’s vacant GM position. Previous [...]

January 3, 2014 Nate Bouda Buccaneers 1

Report: Buccaneers Hiring Leslie Frazier As DC

Report: Buccaneers Hiring Leslie Frazier As DC

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that former Vikings HC Leslie Frazier tells her that he’s “going to Tampa” to be the Buccaneers new defensive coordinator. Previous reports indicated that the Buccaneers were considering Cowboys OL coach Rod Marinelli and Frazier for the job, but it appears as though Frazier won out in the end. It’s worth noting that Marinelli is under contract [...]

January 3, 2014 Nate Bouda Buccaneers 1

Buccaneers Officially Hire Lovie Smith, Give Him A Five-Year Deal

Buccaneers Officially Hire Lovie Smith, Give Him A Five-Year Deal

OFFICIAL: Buccaneers have hired Lovie Smith as their new Head Coach: http://t.co/IrIzkAFXSJ #itsabucslife pic.twitter.com/cXltykk6Dn — Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) January 2, 2014 “Today is an exciting day for the Buccaneer organization, and the entire Tampa Bay community, as we welcome back Lovie Smith. We knew from the start of our search that he was the [...]

January 2, 2014 Nate Bouda Buccaneers, Lions 3

Report: Vikings Expected To Fire HC Leslie Frazier

Report: Vikings Expected To Fire HC Leslie Frazier

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Minnesota Vikings are expected to fire HC Leslie Frazier on Monday. Glazer adds that Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman is expected to meet with ownership on Monday to discuss the situation, but it appears as though Frazier is done with the Vikings. This news comes as little surprise given that [...]

December 29, 2013 Nate Bouda Vikings 0

Report: Vikings Will Start Matt Cassel In Week 14

Report: Vikings Will Start Matt Cassel In Week 14

Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press spoke with Vikings QB Matt Cassel who mentioned Wednesday morning that he will get the start against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 14. Josina Anderson reported earlier in the day that Cassel was “most likely” to get the start this weekend as Christian Ponder has still not been cleared from a recent concussion. Even HC Leslie Frazier suggested [...]

December 4, 2013 Nate Bouda Vikings 0

NFL News & Rumors: Monday 12/2

NFL News & Rumors: Monday 12/2

We’ll have more updates posted here throughout the day as the news is available. NFLTR Projected 2014 NFL Draft Order  Bears QB Jay Cutler mentioned that he hopes to return in Week 14. (Chicago Tribune) Bengals HC Marvin Lewis told reporters on Monday that G Clint Boling may have a torn ACL. (Joe Reedy) G Kevin [...]

December 2, 2013 Nate Bouda Bears, Bengals, Bills, Broncos, Browns, Buccaneers, Chiefs, Eagles, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Packers, Panthers, Patriots, Raiders, Rams, Redskins, Seahawks, Steelers, Vikings 0

Vikings Will Start Christian Ponder Against The Packers In Week 12

Vikings Will Start Christian Ponder Against The Packers In Week 12

Vikings HC Leslie Frazier told reporters on Wednesday that Christian Ponder will remain the team’s starting quarterback against the Packers in Week 12. This comes just days after Ponder was benched after throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown during Week 11′s loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Ponder finished last Sunday completing 13-of-22 passing for [...]

November 20, 2013 Nate Bouda Vikings 1

NFL News & Rumors: Friday 11/8

NFL News & Rumors: Friday 11/8

49ers OLB Aldon Smith is expected to play 20-25 percent of the 49ers defensive snaps this weekend. (Pro Football Talk) RB LaMichael James is expected to be the teams punt and kick returner for week 10. (Cam Inman) Bears QB Jay Cutler practiced on Friday after dealing with a groin injury. (Patrick Daugherty) DE Shea [...]

November 8, 2013 Nathan J. Rivera 49ers, Bears, Bengals, Bills, Browns, Cardinals, Chargers, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Eagles, Falcons, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Lions, NFL Rumors, Raiders, Rams, Redskins, Saints, Seahawks, Texans, Titans, Vikings 0

Christian Ponder Suffered A Dislocated Shoulder, Expects To Be Back Next Week

Christian Ponder Suffered A Dislocated Shoulder, Expects To Be Back Next Week

Vikings QB Christian Ponder appeared to have hurt his right or arm while diving for the end zone during Thursday’s win over the Redskins, but HC Leslie Frazier told reporters after the game that Ponder actually suffered a dislocated left shoulder. Frazier mentioned that there is currently no timetable for Ponder’s return at this point in time, [...]

November 8, 2013 Nate Bouda Vikings 0

Vikings HC Leslie Frazier’s Job Is Safe Through 2014?

Vikings HC Leslie Frazier’s Job Is Safe Through 2014?

Vikings GM Rick Spielman mentioned during an interview that HC Leslie Frazier‘s job is safe through 2014 season. “Leslie Frazier is not going anywhere,” Spielman said, via the Associated Press. “I am telling you that we are very committed to Leslie Frazier and this coaching staff. And we’re committed to our players, and everybody is working [...]

November 2, 2013 Salvador Borboa Vikings 0

HC Leslie Frazier: Christian Ponder Still The Starting QB

HC Leslie Frazier: Christian Ponder Still The Starting QB

Dan Barreiro of KFAN-FM in Minneapolis believes that HC Leslie Frazier has already made his decision on who will start Week 6 against Carolina.   Leslie Frazier tells us he has already made QB decision for Carolina, but won’t divulge. That has to mean the obvious: MCassel. — Dan Barreiro (@DanBarreiroKFAN) October 1, 2013   [...]

October 1, 2013 Jake Watroba Vikings 0

Desmond Bishop’s Roster Spot Already In Jeopardy

Desmond Bishop’s Roster Spot Already In Jeopardy

Vikings HC Leslie Frazier suggested that LB Desmond Bishop‘s roster spot is in jeopardy. “Can he get back to his form quick enough to show us that he’s worthy of winning a roster spot?” Frazier said, via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Bishop, 29, signed with the Vikings after the Packers chose to part ways with him. Minnesota had [...]

August 13, 2013 Nate Bouda Vikings 0

Vikings Targeting A CB In Round 1?

Vikings Targeting A CB In Round 1?

Ben Goessling of the Pioneer Press expects to see the Vikings target a cornerback with one of their two first-round picks during Thursday’s NFL draft. Goessling specifically mentions that Houston’s D.J. Hayden and Washington’s Desmond Trufant could both be in play for the Vikings later on in round one. Minnesota could always wait until the middle rounds to draft a cornerback as well. [...]

April 21, 2013 Salvador Borboa NFL Draft Rumors, Vikings 0

NFL News & Rumors: Sunday 4/14

NFL News & Rumors: Sunday 4/14

NFL Charles Woodson compared this year’s FA market to what he experienced in 2006. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) NFL Draft West Virginia QB Geno Smith could be someone to watch regarding the Eagles No.4 overall pick. (Houston Chronicle) Southern Mississippi DE/OLB Jamie Collins could go as high as the second round. (Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News) Kansas State’s Collin Klein reiterated that he wants [...]

April 14, 2013 Salvador Borboa 49ers, Bills, Browns, Cardinals, Chiefs, Dolphins, Eagles, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Lions, NFL Draft Rumors, NFL Rumors, Panthers, Patriots, Rams, Redskins, Vikings 0

NFL News & Rumors: Monday 4/8

NFL News & Rumors: Monday 4/8

NFL Draft LSU DE Barkevious Mingo has worked out for: Chiefs, Browns and Falcons. He also visited with the Titans, Jaguars, Bills, Browns and Panthers. (Ian Rapoport) Alabama CB Dee Milliner is no longer sporting a sling following his recent shoulder surgery and is “feeling good.” (Dave Birkett) USC QB Matt Barkley will visit with the Browns tomorrow and the Bills on Wednesday. [...]

April 8, 2013 Nathan J. Rivera Bears, Bengals, Bills, Broncos, Browns, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Dolphins, Eagles, Giants, Jets, Lions, NFL Draft Rumors, NFL Rumors, Packers, Patriots, Raiders, Redskins, Seahawks, Steelers, Vikings 0