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Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 5:02:00 PM

Vikings looking at receivers

If the Vikings are seriously looking at trading for wide receiver Vincent Jackson, they are making moves that would indicate more immediate help than Jackson would provide.

Jackson is suspended for at least the first three weeks of the season and he is currently on the reserve/did not report list for another three weeks. The NFL Players Association and the NFL are reportedly meeting later this week to see if he would be required to remain on the reserve list if he were traded to another team.

That means if the Vikings would trade for Jackson – and there are a hurdles that would have to be cleared, including draft-pick compensation and a contract – the earliest he would be eligible to play would be after their bye week and he might not be available until November.

According to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, the Vikings have had internal discussions about Vincent Jackson or potentially bringing back Javon Walker, but on Tuesday the Vikings are set to work out former Philadelphia Eagles receiver Reggie Brown and former Cowboys receiver Sam Aiken. ESPN's Chris Mortensen added former Ravens receiver Demetrius Williams and former Packers and Seahawks receiver Ruvell Martin to the list.

While some of the names are recognizable to even casual fans, there is a reason they are available at this time of year. None has been able to stick with their previous team(s), but without Sidney Rice the Vikings currently lack a big-body receiver.


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Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 9:03:00 AM

Vikings-Saints earn big ratings

Who says Americans have had their fill of Brett Favre? The Vikings and Saints combined to earn the highest ratings of any opening-night NFL game, according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King.

The Saints' 14-9 win had an overnight rating of 17.7 and 28 share, meaning 28 percent of Americans with a television on watched the game.


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