Vikings Make Roster Moves

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 16, 2010 – 11:17 am

The Minnesota Vikings have made the following moves…

QB Patrick Ramsey

DB Simeon Castille

QB Tarvaris Jackson

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72 Responses to “Vikings Make Roster Moves”

  1. By sadvikings on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    This meaning, WILL WEBB be the QB to start against the Bears!

  2. By DawnWisconsin on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Tavaris Jackson on IR ….what a joke!toe injury Lmao
    Guess hes not your next IRONMAN after the performance on Monday night!!!!!Hopefully Webb will out perform Jackson on Monday night. Why not remove Jackson entirely from the roster. Jackson IS NOT the answer
    next year!! Go Vikings beat the BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. By PurpleParody on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I didn’t know much about Ramsey, so I looked up some information on him and he showed up as absolute proof that a high draft pick at QB is guarantee whatsoever. He was the Redskins 1st round pick in 2002 and is now on his 9th team in the NFL. Even more surprising is that the Vikings are the 4th NFL team that Ramsey has signed with in 2010 alone!

    In short, Ramsey is going to be nothing more than a splint for the wounds at QB until we find a real solution.

  4. By PurpleParody on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    @dAWN – i agree with you. I don’t know if Jackson wants to re-sign with the team after the end of the season, but I doubt that the Vikings want to renew his contract after the low performance and succümbing to the injury last week.

  5. By paul on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    when is ramsey scheduled to play, anyone know?

  6. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply


  7. By sadvikings on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Yup, Let WEBB play and we can evaluate what he can bring to the team. Ramsey sud be the backup for Webb.

  8. By SmileyStar on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Ramsey can’t be anything more than a backup to Webb because he doesn’t know the offense. The only question on who starts on monday is if it will be Favre or Webb. We will see after todays presser, how Favre is doing. Even if Favre starts, Webb will most likely have to finish the game. I am leaning to Webb start on Monday. The only way Ramsey would start is if he was signed to be a tackling dummy.

  9. By SmileyStar on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    PurpleParody – “I don’t know if Jackson wants to re-sign” ummmmm…The Vikings org would be in trouble if bringing him back next year was “the best thing for the team” He started one game and injured AP! Why do you think they IR’d him? Turf Toe? His knee is in worse shape than AP’s.

  10. By martin on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    these 3 games are meaningless beyond giving webb a chance to play…many of the players who did not perform vs the giants will perform even less in the next 3 especially on the road…i have a feeling a very ugly and humiliating game vs eagles …would not be suprised at 52-7 score…0-8 vs winning teams ..3rd fewest points scored…

  11. By VikingGlen on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Webb will start this week. Ramsey will back him up. Brett still doesn’t have feeling in his right arm. Brett has said that the guys who give the team the best chance to win need to be out there (paraphrased). Right now that’s Webb. Brett will be on the inactive list again this week.

  12. By SmileyStar on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings were smart and didn’t hand out any contracts for next year. So I am looking forward to the next 3 games, to see who gets re-signed next year. By the way rumors are circulating that Favre may play another year for the Vikings. If Favre does not play in the remaining games, he will have extra time to heal, more than he ever has, for next year. If we fix our O’line and secondary, we will be golden. Plus Webb can get another year to study under Favre.

  13. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Really Smiley? I love Favre, but man, he could get really injured.

  14. By Carl Brodin on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I think Ramsey could learn some of the basics. I have seen him play i think he could manage the game. He has Sidney Rice,Vanciente Shaincoe,Greg Camerillo, hopefully Percy Harvin. The big project is getting the offensive line to show up. We also have a suitable replacement for AP thats Lorenzo Booker so we have the pieces it’s just getting the pieces to play as the unit. We also have a Defence that has kept us in most games.

  15. By ibleedpurple on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Its time for alot of guys to go Webb we gonna find out if he is the future but other than that everyone else should be playing like they can be cut at anytime this season which is a big disappointment

  16. By SmileyStar on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Titus – You’re right. Favre could get Turf Toe.

  17. By SmileyStar on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Carl Brodin – I am in the DC area, I told a redskins fan that we signed Ramsey and his reaction (after he finished laughing) was “Hope he doesn’t take a hit, because he’ll freeze like a deer in the headlights.” Which he said is why the redskins got rid of him.

  18. By Eugene G on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I’m thinking we should not have traded Sage Rosenfels

  19. By animal26 on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    GOOD BYE T JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. By Hupper on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    You all gots to be kidding. The Vikings are a horrible team without a quarterback, offensive line, and defensive secondary. Any chance for a good game Monday night depends on the Bears being the tankers they proved to be in the cold and snow against the Pats. As for next year the team is on track to overtake the Kitties for division bottom dwellers by using the Redskins buy a team approach. We’re an old expensive team that needs to retool! Looks like a few seasons of growing pains!

  21. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Smiley– ha ha ha– very funny, — if he did, not only would it not sideline him, no one would probably even know except the Viking staff.

  22. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I was reading the blog before this– Setting the Table for Chicago– and now I read this article which has me to believe Chef Ramsey is playing QB now? This is getting out of hand. He could probably call some great audibles.

  23. By Robins on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I hope Webb does good and doesn’t get hurt. Please let Brett heal. He is so beat up and could get hurt worse if he plays anymore. Brett, you are the best, but let the kids take over now. Hopefully Webb will do good and win the game! The whole team needs to step up and help him. I wish we still had Sage. But, hopefully Ramsey can help out. Just win guys!

  24. By vikadan on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    The vikings will lose the rest of the season but the main thing is revamping the entire offense and changing some things on the d, I hope the vikes are already looking into next years quarterback, the sooner the better! maybe we should send them a list of quarterbacks we think will do the job!

  25. By Robins on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Brett at 41 has played injured all year with his many injuries and Jackson gets hit and has turf toe and can’t play!!!!! He didn’t learn anything from Brett the Ironman. Brett must have thought…what the….? Jackson is a wimp….please dump him.

  26. By Alan & Heather Fjerstad Jr on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I lived out in No VA for quite some time and was there when Ramsey got drafted by the Skins. The problem with Ramsey was a larger problem with the owner and offensive line. Given protection, Ramsey will do well. I’m glad we have him. I really want Webb to start Monday. Something about watching Webb leaves me to believe he is our future. I think he will give us a victory Monday night.

  27. By mr smiff on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    You’re right, Eugene. We shouldn’t have. Childress kept TJack because he was his pet project. Sage, on the other hand was more experienced, better at making good decisions with the ball, and unlike TJack, he made full use of his time with Favre. Yet another lousy call by our former HC.

  28. By mr smiff on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    “Turf toe.” Seriously? FAVRE PLAYED WITH A BROKEN ANKLE!!!

  29. By DawnWisconsin on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Mr.Sniff..Turf toes in other medical terms means..Jackson stubbed his big toe
    and cant play. Is he even a man?? LMAO ..Great excuse for Frazier not to play the man..

  30. By Derek on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Why don’t they just take the roof off the Metrodome, and play at the Metrodome with no roof. Just like playing outside, with less work to get it ready for Monday night!

  31. By B-Pro on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    At this point in the season it really doesn’t matter who is QB. We will not win another game this year. When our viks hit the field monday night and see how cold it is and how frozen the field is, the first thing on most of their minds will be they can’t wait til this game is over so they can go home and be with their families.

  32. By Ricefield on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Re: Rosenthel

    When I was watching the preseason, I kept watching Sage and thinking, “Man he’s better that Tavares,” but the announcers kept saying the Vikings were keeping TJack and Sage was going.

    At the time, I thought it was crazy but then I thought, “Uh, maybe the coaches know or see something I don’t.”

    Concerning this team next year, I think I’ll trust my own judgement more.

  33. By B-Pro on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Yes, I know Chicago has to play in the same environment but they do all the time during this point in season. But the difference here is this game means something to the bears like winning the div with win and greenbay lose. This probably will happen with greenbay going to new england. It’s not a pride thing now with our viks, it’s about how fast our season will end.

  34. By Fan for 40+years on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Should play Webb but don’t expect too much from the kid. This is going to be a learning process. I’m more concerned with the new stadium situation. The politicians have to step up now and approve this thing before the team moves elsewhere. To be competitive you need the revenue and the excitement that a new stadium will generate.

  35. By dec20th on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    My Birthday is on the night they play and i was hoping favre would play, so could see him one last time in MN.But it dosent look like he will play by listing to him talk today. but im glad webb gets a chance he’ll be great Qb.

  36. By chrisw on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve followed Favre his entire career, and I thought Packer fans were bad at becoming whiney quitters when their team was doing bad, but it looks like they were nothing compared to some viking fans. The team has a bad season and you are all ready to give up, and start over? Suddenly all the players who were regarded as great at the beginning of the season are dead and need to go? Maybe half the problem this season has been a lack of support.

  37. By Elgar on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Right, the Metrodome is such a safe place to play the roof has toppled and people are concerned about the next season’s QB. People in LA should be thinking on that one now. This is the same foolish mindset as Cleveland in ’95. The fans wanted the stupid coach fired (Bill Belichick). Oops, what about the crumbling stadium?

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  39. By Al on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Chrisw I could not agree more with you it looks like a mass exodus by the fans. No wonder we can’t keep pro sports teams in this god-forsaken state.

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  42. By Tim on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    i dont think tahi is a very good fullback does anybody think that next season we should make toby gerhart a F.B or should we draft one in the later rounds of the draft.

  43. By animal26 on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    maybe gerhart can be both a full back and 3rd down running back.

  44. By mesomevikes on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Who cares what you negative a holes think.

  45. By Will J. on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    who the he** is pat ramsey?

  46. By Jason Vesely on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Patrick Ramsey was the Titans backup last year behind Vince Young and Kerry Collins

  47. By Loomis on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Peaterson runs better without a full back in front of him, what the viks need are some good tight ends.

  48. By Jason Vesely on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I’d like to see the Vikings go after Scott Tolzien, the Wisconsin Badgers quarterback or Adam Weber, the Golden Gophers quarterback in next Aprils draft.

  49. By Loomis on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Peterson sorry

  50. By MarkyMark on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Webb is the answer. I love Favre, but he needs to RETIRE NOW (with all due respect). Get rid of TJ and look to the future for a back up for Webb! Go Vikes!

  51. By Lito on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Jackson is inconsistent and unfortunately, not a fan favorite. Since Vikes underachieved this year, let’s see what Webb can do and Vikes start rebuilding again. Sad. Anyway, nnproductive players should find another home. Perhaps if Vikes become the LA Vikings, they can be like the LA Lakers someday. I hope soon and not wait another 50 years.

  52. By scot hines {vkngfn} on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    thinking back a bit … we could of had vick had our hc not had his head up t-jack’s you know what!!!! … our teams problems exist in the front office… they are the decision makers of who comes and who goes … ofcourse what do i know?… im just a die-hard fan {GO VIKES}

  53. By arrow86 on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    scot hines : Everyone could have had Michael Vick, but our organization had an embarrassing scandal 5 years ago, and they learned from it. Michael Vick was not a good QB last year, he has worked himself back into being a very good quarterback, and made the most of this opportunity. The Vikings could have drafted Tom Brady too. We didn’t, so now we move on.

  54. By barb on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    play webb… webb just think could you even think for one moment brett could be our next coach

  55. By barb on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply


  56. By scot hines {vkngfn} on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    like i said… its the choices that the teams front office makes… we could of had a lot of fine talent… instead we give it away in trades and poor decision making… thats my belief and im sticking to it until proven wrong…lol… still a VKNGFN!!!!

  57. By arrow86 on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    Total agreement Barb: We could be a lot worse than we already are if it hadn’t been for “Lord Favre” and his ability to throw the “Magic bean!”

  58. By arrow86 on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    Scot Hines: The Vikings also signed an undrafted defensive tackle out of Texas A & I. Put him on their practice squad, and last I checked, he’s in the hall in Canon, Ohio. It’s a tough job evaluating talent, for every B.S. player we see, their is a GM who thinks he’s butter cream!

  59. By Alex on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    i think placing Tavaris Jackson in IR was the smartest thing you guys have done all season. But going and signing Patrick Ramsey the guy hasnt thrown a pass in like 20 years. He is washed up. Let Joe Webb play the rest of the season and let Brett coach him up. As for Peterson how is he doing, and Hutchinson, and Edwards, and Harvin. Are these guys going to be able to play for us the rest of the season. These guys are very key parts of our offense. So lets get our boys healthy. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO VIKINGS.

  60. By arrow86 on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    Alex: I agree, Patrick Ramsey will be selling aluminum siding by 9:00 Tuesday morning. However, we need someone with some experience in the event something happens to Webb. (Lord I hope not.) Favre can’t play. TJAck can’t play. The practice squad QB hasn’t ever played in this league, so in retrospect Patrick Ramsey looks pretty good!

  61. By Johnny G on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    Wonder if they called Kurt Warner?!!!!

  62. By B-Pro on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    arrow86, I know Ramsey is not the answer but he’s the best we can do right now. I do think he will play some monday because webb may not make it through entire game. I don’t see Favre taking another snap this year. I also have a feeling the league now with the investigation over is going to suspend favre before season is over since he’s injured and they can use that as excuse. This organization has alot to review when season is over regarding future of players in minn. Here’s just a few: Edwards, he wanted to leave at end of last year and never got deal he was looking for so he was here and he surely didn’t play to the level he played at last year. Next, Harvin a great young player when he plays but with his migrane issues, is it worth having someone that is probably not going to be available from week to week when we need him every game. Age is starting to catch up with the williams boys and also Hutchinson, not to mention our other o-line problems and db issues. Our viks have alot of question marks to take care of before next year.

  63. By B-Pro on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    arrow86, I forgot to mention that this is Rices last year on his contract also. He may explore other options knowing that our QB situation is very unstable going into future. He’s like every wide-out in league he wants the ball and next year that could be a problem.

  64. By Jason Vesely on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    L.A. is more likely to lure the Chargers to move there

    The Rams may perhaps be lining up for a move out there, when their ownership deal goes through

  65. By Jason Vesely on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings already have their stadium solution there TCF Bank Stadium
    If it’s big enough for college ball, it’s no doubt big enough for pro ball. So I don’t see that as an issue at all. There would be no conflict with scheduling, because the Gophers use it on Saturdays and the VIkings use it on Sunday, or Monday. There is room to expand TCF Stadium with more luxury boxes around the top of the stadium. Enclose that it would look like another Lambeau Field. And that open end, more seats can be built in. To redevelop the Metrodome site with a new stadium is doable now because of the new stadium on campus. By the time anything gets established in L.A. that could take years, maybe never, of happening. They’re all talk and no action..
    If the support was really that good for the NFL there, they would have gotten an expansion team there a long time ago but they’re not, and there’s no guarantee a team is ever going to move there.

  66. By Jason Vesely on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    I highly doubt L.A. is going to propose a new football stadium because they’ve already renovated the Coliseum and Rose Bowl and the NFL just doesn’t want to be in neither of the two venues.

  67. By B-Pro on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    Jason Vesely, I would love to see minn play outside again. The only problem is that with Minn being a dome team since early 80′s they would struggle to win anywhere outside, just look at the games they have played outside over the last 10-15 years their winning % is terrible. I do understand what your saying and that would be a great option til they either upgrade Metrodome or build a new facility.

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  69. By David Plowman on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    For next year their has to be a QB that is in the last year of his contract on another team and is a starter. The front office needs to do that research and find that QB. I like McNabb but I think his time in Washington has created luggage that other teams will avoid. I do not think he would be a good fit.

  70. By David Wilde on Dec 19, 2010 | Reply

    Hi Mike,

    Still think Vikes should have tanked three weeks ago, but be that as it may here is a suggestion the Vikings might consider.
    Having lost their third round pick, and needing some real serious replacements in some areas, the team might want to consider trying to trade Adrian Petersen to either Denver or Cincinnati for their first round pick. Turn around and draft either Luck or Mallett and then at number twelve take Mark Ingram. With the second round pick take a OL ( McKinnie is living on his reputation) or DB ( Griffin and Cook are the only keepers) depending on quality.
    Time to give Tremaine Johnson a shot a DT and sit Pat Williams who is clearly over the hill.

  71. By mossforlife on Dec 19, 2010 | Reply

    In the End you will find out that TJ and Chidress was not as bad as you say. This is why players and coaches that leave Minnesota gone on to win Superbowls. The Fan base has no loyality in players or coaches and always look for immediate grafication. All conversations seem to elude how BF stunk up the season and how everyone else gets terminated. Childress gave you what you wanted… BF. Once the season was lost Childress was fired, Brett starts buying time to avoid last games, and Travaris gets thrown under the bus knowing Brett would have not done any better against NY. Rosenfelt and Chester were let go for one reason…..To pay the tab for BF. So dont blame Chilli, he gave you what you wanted.

  72. By Dawnwisconsin on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    @MOSSFORLIFE!stfup…were you complaining about Favre last year..Like he said when he came back”THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES”
    And if you think TJ is your answer for a QB you must be smoking something strange or your watching a different football game other than the Vikings.Hate to tell you..But I will bet ya TJ is gone after this season. It seems to me your name fits you perfect, running your mouth off like Randy..calling the owners to fire Chili. And now calling radio stations and bad mouthing the Titans coach..YOUR A LOSER JUST LIKE HIM..YOU CANT BE A VIKING FAN??

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