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Peterson would have been a star in the NFL at 18. It's a bit dated for the NFL to force players to go to college. I hope they figure out a way to change this rule.

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19 minutes ago, vikingsrule said:

Peterson would have been a star in the NFL at 18. It's a bit dated for the NFL to force players to go to college. I hope they figure out a way to change this rule.

It's not, as far as I'm concerned.  I would hate to see 18-year-olds try to go up against guys that have spent 8 years or more in NFL weight rooms.  They'd suffer more injuries than we see now.  Adrian was far more the exception to the rule.  I think the 3-yr rule is just fine.  

In fact, in the NBA, I would rather it be set up like MLB...either go straight to the NBA (where you're more likely to fail unless you're Lebron or Kobe or Kevin), but if you go to college, you have to spend 3 years there.  I don't think that's possible with the NFL, just because of the more physical aspect to the sport.  There should be absolutely no option to go straight to the pros...unless there is a legitimate minor league that is set up.    

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I don't see anything wrong with the way it currently is either. Those generational exceptions shouldn't change the rule.

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Receiver Charles Johnson liked the lack of “politics” in the AAF. The lack of money, however, made that option no longer viable for him. So it’s back to politics, and potential paychecks, in the NFL. Johnson has signed with the Eagles.

Johnson appeared in 39 games over three season with the Vikings, generating 475 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns in 2014. He had 45 catches for 687 yards and five touchdowns in eight games with the Orlando Apollos.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/09/eagles-add-aaf-star-charles-johnson/

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Politics didn't make you disappear in games, Charles.  ¬¬

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The NFL Foundation has awarded Alan Page a $50,000 Legends Impact Grant to support his Page Education Foundation.

📰: http://mnvkn.gs/KKsUUV

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Per the league’s transaction wire, tight end Moritz Boehringer has been allocated to the Bengals as an exempt/international player. That means he can hang around as a 91st player on the roster, and the Bengals have a chance to keep him as an 11th practice squad player if need be.

After playing in the German league, Boehringer was drafted in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Vikings as a wide receiver. He transitioned to tight end with the Bengals last year and spent the year on their practice squad.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/15/moritz-boehringer-allocated-to-bengals-part-of-international-program/

 

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The Vikings released veteran offensive lineman Mike Remmers in March and visited the Giants a short time later, but remains unsigned a month after that visit came to an end.

Remmers’ health may be part of the reason why he remains a free agent. His agent Brett Tessler said on Wednesday that Remmers is recovering from back surgery he had earlier in the offseason.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/17/mike-remmers-recovering-from-back-surgery/

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6 hours ago, vike daddy said:

The Vikings released veteran offensive lineman Mike Remmers in March and visited the Giants a short time later, but remains unsigned a month after that visit came to an end.

Remmers’ health may be part of the reason why he remains a free agent. His agent Brett Tessler said on Wednesday that Remmers is recovering from back surgery he had earlier in the offseason.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/17/mike-remmers-recovering-from-back-surgery/

That would make sense as to why a failed physical was listed as the reason for his release. 

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Minnesota landed three first-round picks in 1967 — Clinton Jones at No. 2, Gene Washington at No. 8 and Hall of Famer Alan Page at No. 15 — and followed by becoming the first team to draft an offensive lineman from the No. 1 overall spot in 1968. The Vikings selected Ron Yary that year in the only time they’ve held the top position since 1967.

NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison ranked the 52 previous No. 1 overall picks since the first common draft and slotted Yary as the eighth-best pick.

https://www.vikings.com/news/lunchbreak-inside-the-journey-of-the-creation-of-the-vikings-schedule?sf211310256=1

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5 hours ago, vike daddy said:

Minnesota landed three first-round picks in 1967 — Clinton Jones at No. 2, Gene Washington at No. 8 and Hall of Famer Alan Page at No. 15 — and followed by becoming the first team to draft an offensive lineman from the No. 1 overall spot in 1968. The Vikings selected Ron Yary that year in the only time they’ve held the top position since 1967.

NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison ranked the 52 previous No. 1 overall picks since the first common draft and slotted Yary as the eighth-best pick.

https://www.vikings.com/news/lunchbreak-inside-the-journey-of-the-creation-of-the-vikings-schedule?sf211310256=1

I'd be embarrassed if my team held the #1 draft spot multiple times. 

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On 4/20/2019 at 9:19 AM, vike daddy said:

a rather riveting article about Joe Senser and the troubles his family has faced recently, including his two debilitating strokes, his wife's conviction and imprisonment, and the suicide death of their only granddaughter at 13:

https://www.twincities.com/2019/04/19/ex-vikings-pro-bowl-tight-end-joe-senser-working-way-back-from-two-devastating-strokes/

It's those kinds of stories that make you appreciate what you have...and appreciate being a fan of a Wilf-owned team (regardless of the money we're sure that they generate).  I vaguely recall the very end of his career and always have heard about the potential that he had, but it's nice to know that some in the Vikings' organization still support him, even though they were not around the organization when he was a part of it.    

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Scott Studwell, the Vikings all-time leading tackler who has worked in the scouting department since 1991, will retire after the 2019 draft, the team announced Tuesday.

Studwell: “I want to spend more time with my family.  I know for a fact that, personally, I cannot do this on a part-time basis. I’m either all-in or I’m out. This is not a part-time job, and this is not a part-time business. For me, it was either continue doing what you’re doing, or you have to call it quits. I want to spend more time with my wife, my family, my grandkids. It just feels like the right time to do it.”

Studwell was inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor in 2009 and named one of the 50 Greatest Vikings in 2010. He has spent the past 28 seasons in the personnel department, including is role as the team’s director of college scouting from 2002-2014.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/23/scott-studwell-retiring-from-vikings-after-draft/

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