Vikings Trim Roster to Mandated 75

The NFL is only requiring teams to trim their rosters to 75 players by Tuesday afternoon, with the big roster trimming taking place on Saturday, but the Vikings went to work Monday, cutting LB Derrick Pope and three others.
August 25, 2008

Pope Happy and Learning in Minnesota

Linebacker Derrick Pope was beginning to see increased playing time with the Miami Dolphins last year, but he chose to get away from the fast-paced Miami lifestyle and hopes his versatility pays off in Minnesota. See what Pope had to say about his decision and his transition to the Vikings.
July 7, 2008

Positional Analysis: Middle Linebacker

The Vikings have one of the better middle linebackers in the NFC, but E.J. Henderson's backup took off in free agency in March and left the searching for a replacement.
May 26, 2008

Vikings Notebook: Assessing the Possibilities

The Vikings were continuing a visit with quarterback Gus Frerotte Wednesday evening, and other former Vikings are making their moves around the league. Before that, head coach Brad Childress was discussing the roles of the newest Vikings as well. Get team-related notes from several different angles inside.
March 20, 2008

Scout's Notebook: LB Derrick Pope

Free agent signee Derrick Pope should bring quality depth at all three linebacker spots and on special teams. Here's the full scouting report...
March 14, 2008

Vikings Sign Pope, DE Visiting

The Vikings signed a linebacker they had shown an interest in since the outset of free agency and have a defensive end in for a visit, according to the team's web site.
March 14, 2008

Derrick Pope Visiting with Vikings Today

Linebacker Derrick Pope started nine games for the Dolphins in 2007, stepping in for Zach Thomas. Now he may be taking that experience and his leadership on special teams to Minnesota as he talks things over with the Vikings during a team visit on Wednesday.
March 12, 2008

Friday Afternoon Free Agency Buzz's Ed Thompson has updates on three NFL free agents: Chiefs CB Ty Law, Colts TE Ben Utecht, and Dolphins LB Derrick Pope. Get the details inside...
February 29, 2008