opps haha my bad
opps haha my bad
Guys we are in a rebuilding year. I am one of the guys who believes we can be competitive and win some games but we are still rebuilding. We have a lot of young guys we need to step up and develop. Ponder, Kalil, Rudolph, Greg Childs Childs, Jarius Wright, Guion, Brinkley, Chris Cook, Mistral Raymond, Harrison Smith, and Josh Robinson. Those could all step up and we could surprise some teams but were still another year away from being a legit playoff contender. Right now were on the outside looking in but the potential is there. Yes this is a rebuilding year but things are looking up for us, finally.
dont count out this kid they picked up from the cfl he might not have prototypical size but he is a hard hitter
I haven't been this excited about a draft and the offseason since we drafted Randy Moss. Instead of using that triangle of authority, I think having a GM to make all the decisions is going to make a big positive difference.
Jerome Simpson: Everybody makes mistakes, I want people to forgive
New Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson thinks people in Minnesota may have the wrong idea about him because he’s coming to the team after a 15-day jail term for a felony drug charge, and he says he wants people to get to know him as a person.
“I made a poor decision. I got caught in something that wasn’t really my personality or me,” Simpson told Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press. “Everybody makes mistakes. I just want people to kind of forgive me.”
While he was playing for the Bengals, Simpson had two pounds of marijuana delivered to his home. He says that’s not indicative of his character.
“I’m not a drug dealer or anything. I’m not out there like that. I just made a poor decision,” Simpson said. “I paid my debt to society. I want to help people not make the same decision I made. One of my goals is to help people not go down that path like I did.”
Simpson, who will serve a three-game suspension at the start of the regular season, said that 15-day jail term was enough to teach him a valuable lesson.
“Those 15 days I spent in jail, it was terrible,” Simpson said. “It sucked. Any kids out there, that’s a place you don’t want to be. Somebody tells you when to wake up, when to make your bed, when to take a shower, when you can have a snack. That’s an obstacle you don’t want to face. I want all kids to learn not to go down that path and to learn from me. Things happen for a reason. The man upstairs wanted me to change. It sucked I had to go through it that way. It made me a stronger, better person.”
He's saying all the right things anyways. Lets hope that he puts his money where his mouth is as far as his work ethic goes.
Jerome Simpson: Jail 'was terrible'
His 15-day jail sentence for a drug-related charge now completed, receiver Jerome Simpson is asking for forgiveness from Minnesota Vikings fans and vows he's a good person who just made a poor decision.
Jerome Simpson took to the air in December, flipping over a Cardinals defender and into the end zone to score a memorable touchdown last season.
"Things happen for a reason. The man upstairs wanted me to change. It sucked I had to go through it that way. It made me a stronger, better person," Simpson said in an interview with the Pioneer Press.
Simpson pleaded guilty March 1 to a felony charge resulting from about 2 pounds of marijuana being shipped to his northern Kentucky home in September when he was a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. He also was sentenced to three years' probation.
"Everybody makes mistakes. I just want people to kind of forgive me," Simpson told the newspaper.
He will serve a three-game suspension at the start of the 2012 season as a result of the incident. He signed a one-year contract with the Vikings this offseason as a free agent.
"Those 15 days I spent in jail, it was terrible. It sucked," Simpson told the newspaper. "Any kids out there, that's a place you don't want to be. Somebody tells you when to wake up, when to make your bed, when to take a shower, when you can have a snack. That's an obstacle you don't want to face. I want all kids to learn not to go down that path and to learn from me."
Simpson made perhaps the play of the 2011 season when he flipped over Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington and landed on both feet in the end zone to score a touchdown. He finished the season with a 50 receptions, 725 yards and four touchdowns. But his September arrest made his NFL future uncertain before he signed with Minnesota last month.
"I'm not a drug dealer or anything. I'm not out there like that. I just made a poor decision," Simpson told the Pioneer Press.
He said he wants to help others not make the same mistake he did.
"I paid my debt to society. I want to help people not make the same decision I made," he told the newspaper. "One of my goals is to help people not go down that path like I did."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Kris Adams - WR - Vikings
Vikings waived WR Kris Adams.
An undrafted free agent out of UTEP last season, Adams was signed to a reserve/future deal in January. The fact that he was waived at this stage of the offseason suggests he'll struggle to latch on elsewhere as a camp body.
Kevin Murphy - T - Vikings
Vikings claimed OT Kevin Murphy off waivers from the 49ers.
A 20-game starter at left tackle for Harvard, Murphy was signed by the 49ers after the draft. At 6'7" and under 300 pounds, Murphy will have to bulk up before he earns a roster spot in Minnesota.
Nick Reed - DL - Vikings
Vikings signed DE Nick Reed to a two-year contract.
A seventh-round pick by Seattle in 2009, Reed is small pass rusher with a relentless motor. The former Oregon Duck has 23 tackles in 16 career games with the Seahawks, Bears, and Bucs.
Jose Valdez - G - Vikings
May 15 - 5:33 PM
Vikings waived OL Jose Valdez.
Valdez was a training camp darling for a couple of years in Atlanta after going undrafted out Arkansas. Valdez does have decent size and footwork, but he's yet to see regular-season action.
Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter
Current WR's listed on roster
Percy Harvin exp 4
Jerome Simpson exp 5
Michael Jenkins exp 9
Devin Aromashodu exp 5
Emmanuel Arceneaux exp 1
Brian Walters exp 2
Stephen Burton exp 1
Kerry Taylor exp 1
Greg Childs exp R
Jarius Wright exp R
Kamar Jorden exp R
I think Reed might be a candidate for a switch to LB, although he seems to be an excellent pass-rusher. This is a pre-season game I believe but he appears to be quite a handful!
Apparently he returned a fumble for a TD against Jacksonville a couple years back, and when Mike Sando asked Lofa Tatupu who the best pass-rushers on the team were back in the 2010 training camp, Tatupu responded Chris Clemons was first, Nick Reed second. Link.
I really wouldn't be surprised if he found a way onto the final roster... He seems very talented and racked up a lot of TFL's in college... I like the underdog types! Maybe he can even push D'Aundre Reed for a spot in the rotation?!