2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes, etc)

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Re: 2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes,

Post by 808vikingsfan » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:24 pm

dead_poet wrote:
The stars are beginning to align
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Post by dead_poet » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:33 pm

@ProFootballHOF Steve Hutchinson has been named a #PFHOF18 Finalist!
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Post by PacificNorseWest » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:39 pm

808vikingsfan wrote: The stars are beginning to align
This.
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808vikingsfan wrote: The stars are beginning to align
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:07 pm

dead_poet wrote:1/2

Bradford back at practice. Per Seifert, if he's activated, he'd be #3 (sorry Sloter).

http://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=21-0 ... 95289642-4

Video: https://twitter.com/SamEkstrom/status/9 ... 5792177153

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Re: 2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes,

Post by dead_poet » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:26 am

Bears have requested an interview with George Edwards would be his first head coaching interview..
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Post by dead_poet » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:50 pm

Vikings signed CFL WR Brandon Zylstra to a futures deal today. Giving him guaranteed money well above standard for a CFL player. He caught 100 passes for 1,687 yards this year. He apparently had a lot of offers.
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dead_poet wrote:Vikings signed CFL WR Brandon Zylstra to a futures deal today. Giving him guaranteed money well above standard for a CFL player. He caught 100 passes for 1,687 yards this year. He apparently had a lot of offers.
Another Adam Thielen.
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Re: 2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes,

Post by S197 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:28 pm

What exactly does this mean, we have exclusive rights next year?
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Post by S197 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:37 pm

NFL has clarified that even though the NFC team will be the visitors for Super Bowl LII, should the Vikings make it, they will practice at home in Eden Prairie and use their home locker room.
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Post by dead_poet » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:41 pm

S197 wrote:NFL has clarified that even though the NFC team will be the visitors for Super Bowl LII, should the Vikings make it, they will practice at home in Eden Prairie and use their home locker room.
Cool. I was wondering about that.

Unfortunately I don't think it'd have quite the "home field" feeling as a normal game given how the tickets are distributed and the cost for us peasants. But man...it'd still be pretty amazing.
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Post by dead_poet » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:42 pm

S197 wrote:What exactly does this mean, we have exclusive rights next year?
Pretty much:
It's the same as a regular active-roster contract, with the regular rules for minimum veteran salaries, cap charges, signing bonuses, etc. The only difference is that it doesn't take effect until the start of the next League Year.

Teams can sign players to futures contracts as soon as the previous regular season is over, but the contract won't count against the salary cap or 53-man limit. Instead, it'll count against the salary cap and 90-man camp limit of the following season.

In the meantime, the player goes on the reserve/futures list and can't be signed by any other team.
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1947 ... -contracts
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Re: 2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes,

Post by Brad H » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:07 pm

Glad to have found my way to this site. For the past 20 years I have been posting in the Strib Site and a site called Talk Vikes. I finally opted to leave after some of the admins opted to start making up some of their own rules and arbitrarily deleting threads and posts of people they don't like. It didn't seem right to me, so I have ventured out of my comfort zone into a new world. Looking forward to it!
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Post by PsyDanny » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:11 pm

Brad H wrote:Glad to have found my way to this site. For the past 20 years I have been posting in the Strib Site and a site called Talk Vikes. I finally opted to leave after some of the admins opted to start making up some of their own rules and arbitrarily deleting threads and posts of people they don't like. It didn't seem right to me, so I have ventured out of my comfort zone into a new world. Looking forward to it!

Welcome, Brad. Glad to have you with us! :welcome

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Re: 2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes,

Post by dead_poet » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:11 pm

Brad H wrote:Glad to have found my way to this site. For the past 20 years I have been posting in the Strib Site and a site called Talk Vikes. I finally opted to leave after some of the admins opted to start making up some of their own rules and arbitrarily deleting threads and posts of people they don't like. It didn't seem right to me, so I have ventured out of my comfort zone into a new world. Looking forward to it!
Welcome Brad! :welcome

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