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Re: Vikings Announce 6 Captains for 2018

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:53 pm
by PacificNorseWest
Pondering Her Percy wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:42 am
I mean most of those guys are our "new vets" with B-Rob and Newman gone. But nobody from the defensive backfield?? How is Harry not a captain. Is this Zim's way of keeping Barr on his good side given he hasnt gotten an extension. Because Harry deserves to be a captain WAY more than Barr does IMO. He's been the #1 safety in the league for a long time, is a pro's pro, great off the field, leader of the defense if you ask me. I guess I just dont understand that one. Harry got snubbed there.

How do we know Zimmer chose the captains? Or did the players vote?

Re: 2018 Season General Thread (News, Notes, Interviews, etc)

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:06 pm
by dead_poet
9/5 Injury Report

DNP: Alexander, Thomas
Limited: Reiff, Elflein, Rhodes, Sherels
Full: Coley

Re: Vikings Announce 6 Captains for 2018

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:18 am
by Pondering Her Percy
PacificNorseWest wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:53 pm
How do we know Zimmer chose the captains? Or did the players vote?
True. We dont know. I guess I'm just very surprised

Re: Vikings Announce 6 Captains for 2018

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:23 am
by Cliff
Pondering Her Percy wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:18 am
True. We dont know. I guess I'm just very surprised
It was a surprise to me too but you never know what it's like in the locker room.

If it was the players that chose I wonder if it's kind of a nudge towards the front office showing how vital they think he is.

Re: 2018 Season General Thread (News, Notes, Interviews, etc)

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:35 pm
by 808vikingsfan
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Trae Waynes walked through the locker room without any support on the right knee he injured in yesterday’s game.

Waynes (knee) is expected to practice this week, according to Zimmer. Another good sign after he was unable to return to the game vs. the 49ers.

Re: 2018 Season General Thread (News, Notes, Interviews, etc)

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:43 pm
by Rhodes Closed
It looks like Aviante Collins is done for the season.

Vikings Sign G Barry Witzmann

Re: 2018 Season General Thread (News, Notes, Interviews, etc)

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:49 pm
by 808vikingsfan
Here are five things to know about the newest Minnesota Viking:

1. Bringing experience

Witzmann started 13 games at left guard for Kansas City in 2017, and played in 11 games in 2016. He helped Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt lead the league in rushing with 1,327 yards this past season.

Witzmann spent the offseason and training camp with the Chiefs before being released earlier this month.

2. Ironman streak

Witzmann played at South Dakota State, where the offensive lineman started every game in his four-year career. He set a school record with 49 consecutive starts and was twice-named an FCS All-American.

3. Book smarts

Witzmann was a four-time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and recipient of the MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award.

4. Border Battle

Witzmann joins the roster as the Vikings are preparing to face the Packers. The 28-year-old was an All-State offensive lineman at Somerset High School (Wisconsin) and received Honorable Mention All-State honors for a defensive lineman as a senior in 2008.

5. Team No. 5

Witzmann is now on his fifth team in the NFL. He spent time with Houston, New Orleans Dallas and Kansas City before joining the Vikings.
https://www.vikings.com/news/5-things-t ... n-witzmann

Re: 2018 Season General Thread (News, Notes, Interviews, etc)

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:01 pm
by halfgiz
Hopefully he fills a void for us.
Not sure if he will be active Sunday or not with us being thin on the OL.

Re: 2018 Season General Thread (News, Notes, Interviews, etc)

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:05 pm
by 808vikingsfan
Any word on if Elflien is practicing?

Re: 2018 Season General Thread (News, Notes, Interviews, etc)

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:11 pm
by dead_poet
808vikingsfan wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Any word on if Elflien is practicing?
We should know something tomorrow.

Re: 2018 Season General Thread (News, Notes, Interviews, etc)

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:53 am
by dead_poet
Harrison Smith named NFC Defensive Player of the Week. :v):

Re: 2018 Season General Thread (News, Notes, Interviews, etc)

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:26 am
by dead_poet
Zimmer said Elflein had a good week of practice last week. He says he'll see how today/this week goes before deciding whether he plays vs. GB.

Getting closer.

Re: 2018 Season General Thread (News, Notes, Interviews, etc)

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:54 pm
by dead_poet
@Andrew_Krammer

Dalvin Cook said his uncle, FIU RB Anthony Jones who was the victim of a drive-by shooting in Fla. last week, woke up from medically-induced coma yesterday. They talked on the phone. Cook was going to visit on Vikings' off day, but Jones told him to prepare and win one for him.

Re: 2018 Season General Thread (News, Notes, Interviews, etc)

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:22 pm
by dead_poet
@christomasson

All players practicing for the Vikings today, including Trae Waynes who suffered knee injury Sunday and Roc Thomas who sat out Sunday with ankle injury
@Andrew_Krammer

Brett Jones still working with Kirk Cousins in individual drills at start of today’s practice. Pat Elflein suited up and practicing, snapped to Siemian. #Vikings

Re: 2018 Season General Thread (News, Notes, Interviews, etc)

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:50 am
by PacificNorseWest
Seattle cut Tom Johnson after 1 game.

Apparently, needed the roster spot but plan to re-sign him next week. Currently he's a FA though. Interesting...