VU Daily Blog: Weekend edition

The Vikings are in the market for a wide receiver, but that market could vary wildly. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progresses through the VU Daily Blog.

Previous Daily Blogs: Click Here
Talk to the VU Bloggers: Click here

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.

FREE BOARD | SUBSCRIBER BOARD | VU on TWITTER | VU on FACEBOOK


Posted on Twitter at: 8:56:00 AM
Vikings dominate top-100 list: When it comes to dominant players, the Vikings owned a top-100 list put together by... http://bit.ly/97vY8Z

Posted on Twitter at: 8:25:00 AM
Sunday slant: Altered expectations?: Vikings fans entered Thursday's opener with a few areas of concern, but the t... http://bit.ly/9YF7NF

Posted on Twitter at: 8:25:00 AM
NFC North game scout: The Bears and Lions play each other in the early game and Packers travel to Philadelphia for... http://bit.ly/bZ3Pda

Posted on Twitter at: 9:29:00 AM
Defending the positives in the loss: The Vikings had well-chronicled struggles on offense, but the defense held up... http://bit.ly/aoPTgw

Posted on Twitter at: 8:27:00 AM
Vikings' slow start nothing new: The Vikings and Brett Favre started slow on offense, but that's exactly what happ... http://bit.ly/bOow5g

Posted on Twitter at: 8:27:00 AM
Grading the game: Saints: There wasn't any aspect of the Vikings that was special on Thursday night. We look at th... http://bit.ly/abyik4

Posted on Twitter at: 8:27:00 AM
Vikings trying to catch a receiver?: The Vikings' lack of production from their wide receivers Thursday has specul... http://bit.ly/aiz9dB

Posted on Twitter at: 8:55:00 PM
#Vikings fans hardly knew him. RT @FO_DougFarrar: Marko Mitchell just scored his first CFL touchdown, Redskins fans!

Posted on Twitter at: 8:33:00 PM
I think #Saints #Vikings both playoff teams. RT @SaintedAloy: @VikingUpdate you think we see each other in the playoffs?

Posted on Twitter at: 8:32:00 PM
Wasn't panicking about them, but know improvement is needed. RT @fitpromom: @VikingUpdate how about wide receivers?

Posted on Twitter at: 5:07:00 PM
Notebook: Offense still finding stride?: The Vikings offense went three-and-out on half of its drives Thursday nig... http://bit.ly/cbOBhE

Posted on Twitter at: 3:42:00 PM
RT @NFLprguy: 57.2 mill ppl watched all/or part of #Vikings #Saints. most-watched opening wknd reg season game in 14 yrs. 27.5m avg.

Posted on Twitter at: 3:01:00 PM
Brad Childress was pleased with the play of Sheppard, Asher Allen and Husain Abdullah. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 2:33:00 PM
Favre is back, but how good is he?: Brett Favre and the Vikings gave NBC impressive TV ratings, but his performanc... http://bit.ly/aJ8GkM

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.

FREE BOARD | SUBSCRIBER BOARD | VU on TWITTER | VU on FACEBOOK

Posted on Twitter at: 1:49:00 AM
Notebook: Eight is too much for Vikings: The Saints confused the Vikings, especially Brett Favre, in a bad night f... http://bit.ly/aLncvD

Posted on Twitter at: 1:49:00 AM
Photo Gallery: Vikings-Saints: Game photos from the Vikings 14-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana S... http://bit.ly/9fSexB

Posted on Twitter at: 1:49:00 AM
Notebook: Offense futile, brutal in 2nd half: How bad was the Vikings offense in the second half? Three drives in ... http://bit.ly/djCxey

Posted on Twitter at: 12:17:00 AM
Bayou bummer: Offense off-kilter in 14-9 loss: New Orleans was known for their high-powered offense on its way to ... http://bit.ly/cPeOiC

Posted on Twitter at: 11:47:00 PM
Turning point: Early Saints drives enough: The Vikings defense stopped the high-powered Saints more often than not... http://bit.ly/bgWR7w

Posted on Twitter at: 11:47:00 PM
Record-seekers vs. Saints: Brett Favre continued to move up the team's passing charts despite a pretty average nig... http://bit.ly/dg1DzR

Viking Update Top Stories