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According to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, the Vikings have been "showing a good deal of interest" in free agent Latavius Murray.
Per Pauline's sources, this was even before the Vikings announced they wouldn't be exercising Adrian Peterson's option, which was declined on Tuesday. Murray is fully expected to test the open market and would be a much younger and cheaper option than Peterson. However, Murray wasn't all that impressive in 2016, averaging 4.0 YPC for the second season in a row and had his carries dialed back significantly. The Raiders had seemingly been trying to replace Murray for two years. And he got to run behind one of the league's best offensive lines. Murray turned 27 last month and probably won't cost more than $4-6 million annually.


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Not sure if I'm big on this. I've always been a fan of him because I played against him in high school. However, if we were to sign him, I still think we should draft a RB.


I still want Jacquizz Rodgers. I think he's a very underrated swiss army knife type back. Granted, he'd be the 3rd RB, so there would still be room to draft a lead back.


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According to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, the Vikings have been "showing a good deal of interest" in free agent Latavius Murray.
Per Pauline's sources, this was even before the Vikings announced they wouldn't be exercising Adrian Peterson's option, which was declined on Tuesday. Murray is fully expected to test the open market and would be a much younger and cheaper option than Peterson. However, Murray wasn't all that impressive in 2016, averaging 4.0 YPC for the second season in a row and had his carries dialed back significantly. The Raiders had seemingly been trying to replace Murray for two years. And he got to run behind one of the league's best offensive lines. Murray turned 27 last month and probably won't cost more than $4-6 million annually.


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Not sure if I'm big on this. I've always been a fan of him because I played against him in high school. However, if we were to sign him, I still think we should draft a RB.


I still want Jacquizz Rodgers. I think he's a very underrated swiss army knife type back. Granted, he'd be the 3rd RB, so there would still be room to draft a lead back.


I wouldnt mind him. He just seems like a better version of McKinnon to me though.

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I wouldnt mind him. He just seems like a better version of McKinnon to me though.


That's true, but I see them spreading it out and running lots of quick hitting plays. Having two backs like that isn't a negative. I agree they will need a power back for short yardage situations though.


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Vikings a 'front-runner' for T.J. Lang

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I wouldnt mind him. He just seems like a better version of McKinnon to me though.


That's true, but I see them spreading it out and running lots of quick hitting plays. Having two backs like that isn't a negative. I agree they will need a power back for short yardage situations though.


Yeah I'm looking for a workhorse type guy. Rodgers isn't that but could be a good 3rd down back and help out in a pinch. This is why I want to draft one so bad though. There are so many potential workhorse type backs in this draft. Fournette, Cook, Perine, Foreman, Gallman, Mixon, Hood, etc, etc. I wouldnt mind Latavius Murray but I'd rather go even younger

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One potential LT for #Vikings will be off the board. No shock, but heard RT Rick Wagner on MN's radar. Balt. has made offer, per Harbaugh. twitter.com/pauldehnerjr/s…


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One potential LT for #Vikings will be off the board. No shock, but heard RT Rick Wagner on MN's radar. Balt. has made offer, per Harbaugh. twitter.com/pauldehnerjr/s…


Great here goes to us signing a washed-up tackle like Clady or Okung :cry: :cry:

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Im not real big on any of the FA RB's out there. Someone should make a RB thread with FA's and draft choices. And what pros and cons people think. Im really hoping the go RB with a high pick, right after whatever tackle is available.


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Im not real big on any of the FA RB's out there. Someone should make a RB thread with FA's and draft choices. And what pros and cons people think. Im really hoping the go RB with a high pick, right after whatever tackle is available.


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Two RBs -- Tennessee's Alvin Kamara and Oklahoma's Samaje Perine -- said they've met with the Vikings at the NFL combine.


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Two RBs -- Tennessee's Alvin Kamara and Oklahoma's Samaje Perine -- said they've met with the Vikings at the NFL combine.


:D :D :D :D :D

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Two RBs -- Tennessee's Alvin Kamara and Oklahoma's Samaje Perine -- said they've met with the Vikings at the NFL combine.


:D :D :D :D :D


I would draft Perine even if Peterson came back. He is probably better than Asiata in a lot of areas.

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Two RBs -- Tennessee's Alvin Kamara and Oklahoma's Samaje Perine -- said they've met with the Vikings at the NFL combine.


:D :D :D :D :D


I would draft Perine even if Peterson came back. He is probably better than Asiata in a lot of areas.


He's 10x the back Asiata is. Guy is a beast. Some of the most impressive tape I've watched on any RB in this draft class. The guy just wont go down. Some sleeper RB's to watch out for too are Kareem Hunt out of Toledo and Brian Hill from Wyoming. Hunt's tape is very impressive as well

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Several talking heads on NFL.com seem to think Alshon would be a perfect fit for the Vikings. I'd take Brandon Marshall instead.


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I really like hunt too. He hits the hole, very fluid, and has that nice burst of speed when he needs it. I want to know how good he is at blocking, he seems to be a good receiving RB. If he can block too, id love to see if we could get him with our 3rd, even if we have to move up.


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Several talking heads on NFL.com seem to think Alshon would be a perfect fit for the Vikings. I'd take Brandon Marshall instead.


I'd take neither. As long as we hold onto Thielen, I don't see much need there except for a #4 spot. If CP walks, we gotta give Treadwell his shot to know what we have there. Putting Thielen and Treadwell on the outside and Diggs in the slot could be a dangerous trio. I'd like to get an Andrew Hawkins type guy for a #4. Or maybe a bigger WR like a Brian Quick. No need to touch Marshall or Jeffery. Both will want hefty contracts. Especially Jeffery. Waste of money IMO

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I really like hunt too. He hits the hole, very fluid, and has that nice burst of speed when he needs it. I want to know how good he is at blocking, he seems to be a good receiving RB. If he can block too, id love to see if we could get him with our 3rd, even if we have to move up.


I agree. He's really starting to grow on me. He's like a David Johnson type. Good in a lot of areas, great size and can be a workhorse. And the best part is, he could fall due to going to Toledo. Similar to what Johnson did being at Northern Iowa. Him and Perine are at the top of my list right now. I pretty much eliminated Cook and Fournette. I could see Kamara possibly make it to us but we would have to use our 2nd for that. No way he gets to the third.

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Vikings Likely to Place 2nd Round Tender on Thielen

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The second-round tender will cost the Vikings $2.746 million for the 2017 season and net them a second-round pick if he receives an offer sheet from another team and they elect to pass on matching it.

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Several talking heads on NFL.com seem to think Alshon would be a perfect fit for the Vikings. I'd take Brandon Marshall instead.


I'd take neither. As long as we hold onto Thielen, I don't see much need there except for a #4 spot. If CP walks, we gotta give Treadwell his shot to know what we have there. Putting Thielen and Treadwell on the outside and Diggs in the slot could be a dangerous trio. I'd like to get an Andrew Hawkins type guy for a #4. Or maybe a bigger WR like a Brian Quick. No need to touch Marshall or Jeffery. Both will want hefty contracts. Especially Jeffery. Waste of money IMO


I don't know what Marshall will be asking but he's a 100 catch, 1,000 yard, 10+ TD receiver that I think would do well in Shurmurs offense. He played relatively poorly in a contract year so I'd be willing to buy low. Maybe Treadwell can be that guy but Marshall would be someone he could really learn from.

I'd be willing to let Patterson and Wright walk for him.


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If they are cheap I would be ok with it. But cheap is like 6-7 miles per year.

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Several talking heads on NFL.com seem to think Alshon would be a perfect fit for the Vikings. I'd take Brandon Marshall instead.


I'd take neither. As long as we hold onto Thielen, I don't see much need there except for a #4 spot. If CP walks, we gotta give Treadwell his shot to know what we have there. Putting Thielen and Treadwell on the outside and Diggs in the slot could be a dangerous trio. I'd like to get an Andrew Hawkins type guy for a #4. Or maybe a bigger WR like a Brian Quick. No need to touch Marshall or Jeffery. Both will want hefty contracts. Especially Jeffery. Waste of money IMO


I don't know what Marshall will be asking but he's a 100 catch, 1,000 yard, 10+ TD receiver that I think would do well in Shurmurs offense. He played relatively poorly in a contract year so I'd be willing to buy low. Maybe Treadwell can be that guy but Marshall would be someone he could really learn from.

I'd be willing to let Patterson and Wright walk for him.


Still wouldnt want him. At 33, I don't see any way he's a 100 catch, 1000 yard, 10 TD guy. Not sure where that is coming from. He's about half that in every category if you ask me. The guy is past his prime. No different than AD being the best RB in the league a year ago to doing what he did, or didnt do last year. Marshall was the same way and never even got hurt. I see no reason for us to sign him. Waste of money

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Still wouldnt want him. At 33, I don't see any way he's a 100 catch, 1000 yard, 10 TD guy. Not sure where that is coming from. He's about half that in every category if you ask me. The guy is past his prime. No different than AD being the best RB in the league a year ago to doing what he did, or didnt do last year. Marshall was the same way and never even got hurt. I see no reason for us to sign him. Waste of money


It's coming from a year ago. 109 receptions, 1500 yards, and 14 TDs. He has 8 seasons where he's had over 100 receptions. He had a down year, hence the buy low comment, but he's a possession and TD beast. If he can do it at 31 I don't see why he can't do it at 33. Guys like Fitz have done it at the same age.


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Looks like Wagner is going to hit the Market.

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Still wouldnt want him. At 33, I don't see any way he's a 100 catch, 1000 yard, 10 TD guy. Not sure where that is coming from. He's about half that in every category if you ask me. The guy is past his prime. No different than AD being the best RB in the league a year ago to doing what he did, or didnt do last year. Marshall was the same way and never even got hurt. I see no reason for us to sign him. Waste of money


It's coming from a year ago. 109 receptions, 1500 yards, and 14 TDs. He has 8 seasons where he's had over 100 receptions. He had a down year, hence the buy low comment, but he's a possession and TD beast. If he can do it at 31 I don't see why he can't do it at 33. Guys like Fitz have done it at the same age.


I just don't really see a necessity for it IMO

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He's definitely still a huge talent but I wouldn't want him just because he already has one foot out the door with his media gig.

It might be just me, but I felt he was a bit too open about the Jets on Inside the NFL last year and I don't know that I want somebody who might view the other analysts as his team instead of the guys inside the locker room.

I would love to see him juggle the two obligations but I don't want to gamble on it.


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Vikings Free Agent WR/KR Specialist Cordarrelle Patterson is expected to get approximately $4M-$5M on the open market.

Kalil is supposedly meeting with the Vikings today....I really don't want to sign him. :steamed:
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Vikings Free Agent WR/KR Specialist Cordarrelle Patterson is expected to get approximately $4M-$5M on the open market.

Kalil is supposedly meeting with the Vikings today....I really don't want to sign him. :steamed:
Rumor has it he wants guaranteed money.

I think Patterson will be retained. I also think Peterson will be back eventually. And I would like to see then lock up Thielen. What defensive players are due for extensions?

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Vikings Free Agent WR/KR Specialist Cordarrelle Patterson is expected to get approximately $4M-$5M on the open market.

Kalil is supposedly meeting with the Vikings today....I really don't want to sign him. :steamed:
Rumor has it he wants guaranteed money.

I think Patterson will be retained. I also think Peterson will be back eventually. And I would like to see then lock up Thielen. What defensive players are due for extensions?

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Vikings Interested in Nick Mangold, Rick Wagner

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If you've been sleeping under a rock, you know that the Vikings have holes all over their offensive line, and both Mangold and Wagner would provide huge boosts. Wagner is third in our NFL Free Agent Offensive Tackle Prospect Rankings. -Walter

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Add LB Audie Cole to the list of #Vikings free agents expected to hit the open market this week. A return is still possible.



#Vikings have offered ERFA Zac Kerin, according to a source. Versatile interior OL sticking around as expected.


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