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What’s Next? Vikings Roster Shuffling May Not Be Done Yet

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 31, 2012 – 8:11 pm

The Vikings have reduced their 75-man roster to the NFL-mandated limit of 53. So it’s time to start playing games, right? Hold on a minute. While all NFL teams have declared their 53-man rosters, there is still plenty of roster shuffling to be done.

Will the Vikings be one of the teams to do a bunch of shuffling? Only time will tell. If the Vikings choose to go that route, though, they will be in good position to find discarded talent. By virtue of their 3-13 finish last season, the Vikings have third position in the NFL’s waiver process through three weeks of the regular season.

What does this mean? Remember that players who have three or fewer pension-credited seasons are subject until the trading deadline to the waiver system if they are released from their contracts. The waiver system allows teams to submit a claim on a player if he is released. For example, a player such as RB Jordan Todman will not hit the street as a free agent quite yet. He will go through the waiver process now that he’s been released by the Vikings, which means all other NFL teams have a specific amount of time to place a claim on Todman before he becomes a free agent. If no one claims Todman, he then becomes an unrestricted free agent. Multiple teams can submit a claim on one player, but there is a pecking order based on last year’s record.

The Vikings are third, so they will have a good look at every player who is released from their contract today as teams get down to the 53-man limit.

A few other notes to keep in mind…

– Just because a team released a player today does not mean they will not keep that player eventually. Using Todman as an example again, the Vikings can place Todman on their practice squad once the RB passes waivers. Teams are permitted to keep up to 8 players on their practice squad.

– Teams are permitted to make trades at this time, so don’t be surprised to see teams swap assets at this point as they try to round out their regular season rosters.

– One last note: Fans will surely notice a lot of veteran free agents on the street. Keep in mind that many of those veterans may not find work until after Week 1 of the regular season. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement guarantees veteran contracts if that veteran is on the Week 1 roster.


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116 Responses to “What’s Next? Vikings Roster Shuffling May Not Be Done Yet”

  1. By tdurfeightyeight on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    crazy…you’re up late mike

  2. By tdurfeightyeight on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    im afraid Todman will be picked up by another team…if not then it will be the practice squad…Asiata’s play this preseason and his versatility to play either full or the halfback position won him a spot on the team.

  3. By sandiamond on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    wobschall if spielman can get us a wr

    A
    A+
    well done this period

  4. By AlohaTMan on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Why are there so few offensive lineman? If Kalil should get hurt, who takes his place?

  5. By sandiamond on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Jefferson punt returner behind Patrick Peterson ?

  6. By Carl on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Thats a good question. Why did the Viokes keep Joe Webb and cut Sage Rosenfels he is a better QB.

  7. By VikingFan95 on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    2 words

    Marvin

    McNutt

  8. By odark30 on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    I hope we either, A: trade Webb for a better 2nd string QB or , B: Keep Webb but put place him in a role better suiting his talents and get a better 2nd string QB until we can get WBT more reps.

  9. By odark30 on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry I meant MBT……………..

  10. By odark30 on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Its that or Ponder is injured and the coaches give up on Webb after six straight losses. MBT gets his shot and returns next season to start……Which would you prefer???

  11. By Spencer on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like we just got AJ Jefferson.

    CB from AZ, he was looking solid last year so this is a good pickup

  12. By Spencer on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    My mistake, I got Jefferson confused with Richard Marshall.

    AJ Jefferson is a scrub..

  13. By Parody on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – Are you still getting your news from questionable Wikipedia and Twitter updates? Everything I can find says that Marshall is going to start for the Fins.

  14. By Mark B on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like Junior Hemmingway (WR from Michigan) is available – might be another guy worth a look.

  15. By Mark B on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    He was released by KC.

  16. By jrich on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    does anyone have video of the harrison smith hit?

  17. By Mark B on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    The Dolphins also released BJ Cunningham – would be another possibility at 6’2″ 215#.

  18. By Viking33 on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know how good Cunningham is if he can’t crack that WR corp in Miami…..not exactly packed with talent there.

  19. By alex on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Redskins cut Anthony Armstrong. He was a legit deep threat in 2010 posting 800 yards and averaging around 19 ypc. We should look at him. Hed make a decent #2 reciever behind Jerome simpson and percy in the slot

  20. By Parody on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    We need to put more focus on improving the CBs and OL over anything else. The backups at those positions look scary bad.

  21. By Mark B on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    He also didn’t get much playing time and let’s face it, in with the Phins’ backups isn’t the best of situations. He performed well at Michigan State, leaving as the all time leader in both receptions and receiving yards.

  22. By Mark B on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Parody – while I normally agree with you, I’m less worried about the OL and CB depth than I am about the train wreck at the WR spot. The fluff on the OL(well except for maybe Brown, but he only makes the 53 man because of Love’s injury IMO) was cut and everyone left has a lot of position flexibility and at CB we have 3 strong candidates in Cook, Winfield and Robinson – but don’t sleep on Burton and Sherels as both have looked much improved from last year. Couple that with 2 Safeties that have CB backgrounds (Raymond and Blanton) we could match up against 4 receiver sets with man under single high safety in a nickel package and only need go dime against 5 receivers.

  23. By Mark B on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Not to mention the Vikes got AJ Jefferson in a trade with Arizona. If he can learn to use his almost freakish physical ability (6’1″, 195# with a 44″ vert and high 4.4 speed) effectively he could provide an improvement in the bottom part of the depth chart (I’m thinking Bowman).

  24. By vikeme on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    But why would you trade draft picks for “the bottom part of the depth chart”?

  25. By Mark B on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    I was thinking as a worst case scenario. He may challenge Robinson for time on the outside opposite Cook – time will only tell. Don’t forget, we still don’t know exactly what the Vikes gave up for him, it could be a conditional 6th or 7th round pick – seems the Arizona staff was a little disappointed with him after a couple poor outings last season.

  26. By Mark B on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Regardless of where he plays – outside in nickel, starting, whatever – his addition will strengthen the depth on the CB chart, pushing everyone below him down one slot.

  27. By August on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    We just got A.J Jefferson from AZ.

  28. By VegasVike on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    As much as Sage has been a cupboard staple for the team for many years, the chic to keep the hyphen is the way of the future. It shows this team is looking forward and not clinging to it’s past. Sage can come back if needed. Now if they would just let Webb return a few kickoffs and punts…..

  29. By VegasVike on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Chic = choice

  30. By VegasVike on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    “choice” not chic

  31. By Parody on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I didn’t know about Jefferson. I hope we didn’t give up much to get him. But that move confirms that the coaches had a similar apprehension about the depth at the position as I did.

    Offensive line is a spot that concerns me because I got a close look at a lot of mistakes by one of the three backups. #61, Joe Berger was constantly making horrible decisions that led to at least one easy sack. How he made the team perplexes me, but it shows that if starters go down, we’ll be in trouble unless the team finds somebody better.

  32. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Vegas, I am thrilled they kept the Hyphen– it shows a new era in Vikings land– I believe those in charge are truly making the right moves– finally. Not since Denny Green have we made such intelligent moves on the roster.

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  33. By Spoiler Alert on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    The question is, did they keep the Bethel Thompson Law Firm in an attepmt to,
    A: Develop him into a good backup
    B: Let Ponder be a stop-gap for the next two seasons while the Law Firm develops into a starter??
    I’m gonna say at this point, they see potential as a backup, but I wouldn’t be suprised if they are thinking he may be replacement in the future.

  34. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I think so too Spoiler- no question about it. Made my day!

  35. By RichardA1 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    What about Solomon Elimimien? practice squad him! he could hit.

  36. By puckertrucker on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Lets just get Toddman back and hide him or put him in the first team seams he’s got breakaway speed and can tackle when needed. liked the choices the team has made except at Head Coach and OC, and DC they need to go and bring in someone with firew in his belly. The One and Only PuckerTrucker!!!!!!!Skol Fans

  37. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Are some of you guys already given up on Ponder?? Thats crazy!! The guy has only started ten games.GEE, give the guy a chance. Just what is it in his game you dont like?? Is it his strong arm,his quick release,his running ability?? Did i forget his accuracy,leadership skills and o by the way hes smart too!! Cmon guys get behind your QB. I like MBT, but this is Ponders team for the forseable future and i for one am OK with that!

  38. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I think Webb is a free agent next year so keeping MBT was a great move. He has alot of the same qualities as Ponder. I think we are finally starting to shore up our QB position. Man has that been a long time coming!!

  39. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Has anyone heard what we gave up for Jefferson? 6ft 1 and 190lbs sounds good to me. Thats a big corner. I hope he can play. Cant say im familiar with this guy?

  40. By Woodboat on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Agreed, JE. I know Ponder hasn’t gone all Cam Newton on us, but give the kid a break. 10 years ago NO ONE would have expected a QB to be any good at all until after his 2nd season at the earliest. Now they had better be HoF material on day one or the fans want them shown the door.

  41. By Woodboat on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Only thing I’ve read about Jefferson is that he had the ability to start, but got benched for poor play. Doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in the trade, regardless of what draft picks we gave up. I believe Audie Cole was drafted in the 7th, so even a 7th has value…

  42. By Woodboat on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikes keeping MBT is solid, just hedging their bet on Ponder. This gives them the ability to stand firmly behind Ponder, but just on the outside chance they were wrong about the kid, they have Dash all coached up and waiting in the wings.

  43. By firstand4ever on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Interesting move by The Vikes keeping only 2 true halfbacks on the roster especially with Adrian Peterson’s status up in the air. Minnesota is either going to take the gamble and sign a back or two to their practice squad or they cleared the 3rd spot for someone new to come in shortly.

  44. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    You are right woodboat. What happen to giving a QB some time to develop his game?

  45. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Man i hope Todman makes it thru waivers. We need a quick elusive back on this roster. What ever happen to throwing the ball to your running back?? Short and quick seems to work for New England. Take a lesson coaching staff!!

  46. By Jake on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    For those of you who think MBT is good, you are crazy. Two interceptions against the third team players. Against guys who aren’t even in the NFL anymore. Give me a break. He sucks. Simple as that.

  47. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Jefferson got thrown into action last year quickly at #2 corner after drc left town. played ok but got beat for some TD’s
    hopefully he is a better player this year and hopefullywe didn’t give up a 3d round pick as reported

  48. By Dahal on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Couldn’t reply so I’ll quote:

    Jake: “For those of you who think MBT is good, you are crazy. Two interceptions against the third team players. Against guys who aren’t even in the NFL anymore. Give me a break. He sucks. Simple as that.”

    Thank You!! 2 picks against 3rd stringers = 10000 picks against the first string starters.

  49. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    There are some draft players out there on the wires the vikes might be interested in for the PS. Most of it looks like LB,S,CB

    TE Deanglo Peterson from LSU on the wires plus other TE’s

    They are a dime a dozen, no need to spend hugh bucks on Carlson!

  50. By Vikefan on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    OMG,

    If the Vikings gave up a 3rd round pick for Mr. Jefferson.. They wont go after a possible 1 round reciever (ie Josh Gordon) but they will spend a 3rd round pick for a back up cb. A back up to what we have now? OHH, they better not have. Maybe, one of the 4ths we have next year, and AZ still gives us a 5th and 6th. MAYBE??? PLS!!!

  51. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

  52. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    looked around trying to find some disclosure on the Jefferson trade.

    most people say it should be a 6/7 round draft pic(s). Just one report on tv that said it was a third rounder
    anyhow, the Cardinal fans are stoked to see what draft picks they snagged from us!

  53. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    By brads on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply
    Aj Jefferson will start over Cook before the season ends. At least Jefferson can tackle, unlike Cook.
    ———————————————————————————-

    Yes, because being a able to tackle is more important than locking down WR’s for a Cornerback.

    One of the dumbest things I heard in a while.

  54. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    The vikes should be releasing the practice squad team soon. 3rd on the pecking order for any new player claims plus who will we add back from the cut list?

  55. By Parody on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t believe AP got such little recognition in that video. Just a quick shot of him smashing into a defender towards the end. If I had blinked I would have missed it.

  56. By 4eversteve on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings were that set on keeping Asiata, then should have released Felton and kept Todman. they need that change of pace back that Todman can be, now all we have are thumpers with A.P. being are only guy can that take it to the house guy in the backfield. Somehow I hope the Vikings are able to get Todman back on the roster, I just think that there are to many teams thin at running back that he won’t be snagged up off the waiver wire.

  57. By Tyler on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY!!!! WOULD WE LET BOBBY FELDER GO?! I Am A Very Angry Fan Right Now… Also Trevor Guyton Just Got Picked Up… Please Vikez GO GET MARVIN MCNUTT OR TORI GURLI

  58. By 4eversteve on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Can’t imagine that even Speilman would be that stupid to give up a third rounder for Jefferson, I would think that the trade would be a couple of conditional picks maybe a 7 rounder one in 2013 and 2014, I would hope that all they gave up at the most for Jefferson.

  59. By 32frank12 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    When can we start picking guys up off the waiver wire?

  60. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    ‏@VikingsNow

    I’m told Vikings won’t place claim on former Packers WR Tori Gurley

    good! we don’t want a rival player not interested in our team

  61. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Not interested in any Gurley guys from that GB team…

    We need some MANLEY players from a real football team !!!… ; )

  62. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    correction Guyton said goodbye to fans boarding a plane just now not knowing his future. Staff must have told him no PS addition

    Vikings have been brutal cutting young D lineman this year!

  63. By 32frank12 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Sandiamond…do you think we will pick up an WR off waivers and when can we start picking up guys off waivers?

  64. By vikingbob136 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    We could use a 28 year old Chester Taylor. How many times did he bail us out on 3rd and 6? Do we have anyone on the squad that can be a Chester Taylor prototype?
    We have to give Ponder a good 3 years playing time to make a decision as to whether he is our future. We are not all doctors, but you have to have patience.
    I am tempted to say sign Dion Branch but he’s a little old in the tooth and we need a 6’3” WR who Ponder can rely on.

  65. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    11 a.m. cst. practice squad adds. probably not one by one will have to wait for the nfl office to sort all the claims out

  66. By 32frank12 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    So we wont know till later today if we put in claims in?…im really hoping we pick up a young Wr like McNutt or DALE MOSS

  67. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I thought for sure the Vikings would get a WR…And let Aromashudo go…

    Shudo does not get the separation needed at WR…And does not have the speed to run past people…

    At least if the Vikings get a young guy with wheels and some height…That player would draw some coverage as a deep threat…

    And maybe open plays up underneath for our TE’s and Harvin…

  68. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    soon sometime today. hoping for a young talented receiver too. no vested veterans are affected by the waiver wire

  69. By 32frank12 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah wouldn’t it be nice if we picked up a young Wr and we turns into a Victor Cruz for us…wouldnt that be awesome lol

  70. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Just to have some WR speed and height in there to even mix things up when Simpson gets back…Fill in for Jenkins on some plays..

    Yep…Sure would be nice

  71. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Roster_breakdown_Vikings_go_even_younger_by_cutting_Rosenfels_Carr083112

  72. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Wright will help out…He has shown some promise…But he is more of a slot type receiver…

    Not built for the outside…

  73. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Lord have mercy, Devin Smith from Ohio State just made a ridiculous one handed TD!

    The catch of the year on opening day!!!

  74. By LarsonFamily on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings are looking into Chris Summer, WR from Chicago Bears that he was let go last night. He is 6’5 and broke Jerome Simpson’s record in his college debuts. He might be a great addition.

  75. By LuckyJ84 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    To answer a few questions from the posts on here….

    Webb – The whole “switch him to WR” is getting old. If those who say it should happen actually paid attention to the situation, they would know by know that he has a lot of trouble running routes and catching the ball in the NFL, where he only did “OK” in college as a WR. If they were going to commit to him as a WR, the Vikings would have done so and not committed to him as a QB as they decided to do this season. The unfortunate fact is that he regressed somewhat going into this season, but also keep in mind that he isnt bouncing around this season like he did in the last so there are some new designs he is going to have to get used to this year – he’s going to struggle.

    Sage – Was never meant to really play, he was a clipboard holder all along. He wasnt cut for money, he was cut to help the team get younger with more potential upside. This is something that Spielman has been talking about all along…the team cuts are proof of that.

    MBT – has a lot of upside in terms of arm strength but his accuracy is largely hit-or-miss (as evident in his progress early on .vs. that of Game 4). Sage was never the answer long-term, the team is getting younger and therefore keeping someone like MBT who has the sort of upside he does could prove far more beneficial in over the long-term should they work on improving MBT’s skillset. Its far better to keep someone with greater upside than to risk them being picked up by another team.

    Todman – Showed potential…against 2nd, 3rd, 4th stringers (not starters) AND he missed a good deal of the preseason thanks to injury. He simply did not or rather could not show enough in his limited playing time to warrant a roster spot over someone like Asiata, who has put in the time and effort as well as having beat out Hillard and D’Imperio. If he’s lucky, the Vikings could try and bring him back to the practice squad again.

    Solomon Elimimien – Trying out for Browns practice squad, did not show enough during preseason and training camp.

    Marvin McNutt – Great Hands, solid route runner, big WR….SLOW. It was because of his lack of quickness in turning and speed that the Eagles cut him. Granted he has upside in terms of reliability in catching, but the fact that he cant breakaway from defenders is concerning since better defenders could therefore negate that positive catching ability. Could the Vikings give him a chance if they can manage to pick him up? Sure, but there are 30 other teams looking for help in addition to the possibility of him being resigned to the Eagles practice squad.

    AJ Jefferson – A lot of upside as an athlete and protection in the Run game, but can get burned in the passing game. If they can hone his abilities in the Passing game, he could be a solid #3 or #4 CB.

    Free Agent Veterans – Only 7 players currently on the Vikings roster are 30 years or older. 40 of the 53 are 27 yrs old or younger. Anyone not fitting in those types of parameters shouldn’t be looked at as options. Spielman is thinking “long-term” for the team, not guys that can do a little bit for a year and move on. The 1-yr contracts this year are for young veterans they want to see prove themselves in order to justify possible long-term contracts moving into next year – yet another thing Spielman has already discussed earlier in the year.

    Waiver wire – The Vikings are #3 on waiver wire priority, so we will have our chance to get among the best of (if what you call from the cuts, “best of”) those who were waived by their teams.

  76. By tbmarq on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder’s shown some promise although i’m not convinced he;s the answer for the qb position. i keep telling myself that aaron rodgers had a 6-10 season after having favre for a mentor for a few years. ponder had donovan mcnabb to watch for a few weeks and i pray he don’t follow those footsteps. time will tell.

  77. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    a couple of pick-ups have trickled in from other teams. Looks like this will go on all weekend. Teams have to cut to add and other teams will look at the new cuts, on and on…..

  78. By LuckyJ84 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Tom Pelissero ‏on Twitter…..
    Jordan Todman has cleared waivers and will be back on the Vikings practice squad, per league source.

  79. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Problem solved!

    We got Todman

  80. By Deke on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Why no talk of DL FA’s ? I’m talking Robison and whom ever gets the DT spot next to K.Williams. There is not enough production from that side of the line and that KW is 32.

  81. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    #Browns practice squad has secured Solomon Elimimian, LB from Minnesota

  82. By Ozzy on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I think the O-line is in more need than a young WR. I mean we still have Greg Childs for next season. Plus Wright has shown good potential.

  83. By rich on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I hope we pick up Marvin McNutt.

  84. By Parody on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Ozzy – I agree! We will be looking thin for the first three weeks, but after that Simpson will give the offense a huge boost. I expect Ponder to be relying heavily on his TEs until then.

  85. By Ozzy on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Parody – I’m glad someone agrees! Yeah, I like how we kept the 4-TE’s. All of them can Block and catch. They will help #7 out so much.

  86. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    ‏@TomPelissero

    #Colts, who are No. 1 in waiver priority list, announced they claimed S Sergio Brown, NT Martin Tevaseu and OT Mike Person.

    here we go, McNutt? last call

  87. By H.M.G. on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Jefferson will be the no. 4 CB. Cook will be the no.1, Winfield 2, and Robinson 3. When Winfield does get hurt Robinson will be the no. 2 but will move inside in nickle packages. Meaning Jefferson will get plenty of action.

  88. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    WR Emmanuel Arceneaux turned down #Vikings’ practice squad offer to go to #Redskins practice squad instead.

  89. By lol on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    “WR Emmanuel Arceneaux turned down #Vikings’ practice squad offer to go to #Redskins practice squad instead.”
    WAHHH WUHHH!!

  90. By Ozzy on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    lol – I can’t tell, is that cries of joy, or of sorrow?

  91. By lol on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Ozzy, it’s the Debbie Downer noise from SNL

  92. By lol on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    LOL, any comment I make about Joe webb apparently gets deleted…

    …except this one?

  93. By RichardA1 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    So Lucky your saying Webb can’t catch, he can run with the ball-he can’t qb, or catch, but, we have seen him run with the ball, often times really good runs. If we the fans no this, why haven’t the Vikings coachs noticed it? Is he just a qb if Ponder gets hurt or until Mcleod learns the position better?

  94. By Ozzy on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    lol

  95. By RichardA1 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    That sucks, Solomon Elimimien signed w/Browns,

  96. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings release Sherels…Who is going to take his place ???…

    Wright was having trouble with returns in camp…

    Catching punts in high winds,wet,cold,etc…Is not a piece of cake…But Sure handed Sherels made it look easy…Even when defensive players were 2 ft away staring at him just waiting for him to bobble the ball…

    And no dancing around losing yardage trying to make big plays out of nothing also…Fumbling the ball away…

    A solid punt returner needs a special kind of concentration…Sherels has that…

    R Jones showed the last preseason game…How quickly games can change by m u f f i n g kicks…

    Hope that doesn’t start happening on a regular basis later this season ??…

    Keep Sherels…

  97. By lol on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    LuckyJ84 Those calling for Joe Webb as WR don’t do it because of his elite route running and pass catching ability… Not as a traditional WR but a gadget WR. Think Kordell Stewart, Brad Smith and in some formation when Ponder is off the field, as Tim Tebow type back. He doesn’t have ability to run like a fullback like Tebow as inside runner, but is more effective on draws and outside runs. Harvin is excellent in motion into the backfield and ultimately defenses have to respect him both as a passer and as a runner, same as Harvin when he goes from WR to RB in seconds once he is in motion. Now consider Rudolph and Carlson back there that can go from WR to TEs or receiving threats to blockers and vice versa

  98. By RichardA1 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Can you feel the unstoppable Defense! the Vikes are going to go Berzerk and they will never stop!!!! I can’t wait for the 1st game.

  99. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Why cut all these D lineman and then shop for more today? hopefully more talented players………………………………………………

    report out they are looking for 1-2 now on wwire

  100. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Former Packers WR Tori Gurley will be signed to #Vikings practice squad

  101. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    OTK, that’s too many DB’s for the active. Guessing either Sherels or Burton has to be cut?

  102. By Madden on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    In Madden I use substitution packages to put Sherels as Nickle back when I want to blitz. Very late in game in must win situation I will put Harvin there or Sherrles and Harvin in dime pacakge. They get in the backfield super quickly. I also will occasionally put winfield as SS and run a nickle cover 3 on 3rd or 4th and long but blitz the flat defenders (NB and SS) and take my chances that DBs and LBers will rally up to the ball against a dumpoff pass or screen. I’ve played thousands of hours of Madden so I have more Gametime experience than any head coach in NFL in playcalling.

  103. By Madden on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Yes simulation is not real life, but it is getting closer and closer to it!

  104. By LuckyJ84 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    @richard
    I never said he couldnt be a QB, just that he has shown some regression this year during the preseason as proven by his effort thus far. Granted, it’s not he’s fault alone having to play behind the backup O-Line, but he is still required to learn and progress as a QB.

    @lol
    It’s always “imagine this” or they “could do this” or “consider this”, but in reality things don’t always work that way. When making those comparisons it’s always done in the most ideal situation and everything turning out as it has for previous success stories., but it can just as easily turn out negatively.

  105. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    #Vikings also awarded OL Mark Asper via waivers from the #Bills.

  106. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Im with you on this one Lucky J 84. There is value in JWebb even if half the fan base doesnt see it. Hes only 25 years old!!! Just because hes not a traditional drop back in the pocket QB everyone thinks he stinks. Joe Webb is a bargain for where we picked him and what we pay him.

  107. By LuckyJ84 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    PRACTICE SQUAD (subject to change)

    RB Jordan Todman
    WR Tori Gurley
    OL Tyler Holmes
    OL Mark Asper
    DT Chase Baker
    CB Bobby Felder

    Vikings also waived CB Zack Bowman and OL Patrick Brown

  108. By H.M.G. on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    So happy no loser former bear washout at CB

  109. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    lol HMG! Felder made it too

    We might need Z. Bowman too if they can find a way to stash him at home

  110. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Bowman is a former Bear but it looks like he fits in well with Tampa2

  111. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Tori Gurley the Vikes answer to the Bears Alshon Jeffery!

  112. By LuckyJ84 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Check that, OL Mark Asper is on the Active roster, not the Practice Squad apparently.

  113. By RichardA1 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Tori Gurley reminds me of Cris Carter, he caught everything that got thrown to him and he was always open. Go Vikes Go Berzerk out there!

  114. By snookj on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Yes indeed, Bobby Felder is staying in Minn.. I can see him getting called up during the season and becoming a star!! In my Bart Scott voice, “Can’t Wait”!!

  115. By akismet-41c60be47266e2df3efb59ad3f309733 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    I agree, it very well could be that Bobby Felder is in a Vikes uniform before season end.

    This is not a suprise to me, i thought it would happen. Now we go into the start with 3 young QB.

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