VikingsTerritory’s Purple Rumor Mill is a two-day chronicle every week. All of the week’s rumors are lassoed and plopped in two spots — articles on Saturday and Sunday — for overview. In the present day is the March twelfth version.
Keep in mind — rumors are rumors. What you learn on weekends in these items is what the world is speaking about pertaining to the Vikings, not essentially gadgets that may come to fruition.
Purple Rumor Mill: Harrison Smith’s Future, Additional Draft Choose, Injured Gamers’ Standing
Right here’s the second batch of the week. Yesterday’s might be learn right here.
Rumor: Harrison Smith was approached to take a paycut and will probably be launched if he declines.
VikingsWire’s Judd Zulgad tweeted Friday, “A new Scoop with Darren Wolfson to be posted today on SKOR North — Lead Vikings note was that as of noon it appeared to be trending toward Harrison Smith being released. As Doogie said, it’s very fluid and there have been ongoing talks, but the Vikings brass isn’t playing around.”
Minnesota is reportedly asking Smith to take a major pay discount, so he should resolve to simply accept or hit free company. Smith turned 34 final month and certain has just one or two seasons left within the league.
He should select to oblige the Vikings needs or end his profession elsewhere. His future in purple is a real coinflip.
Rumor: The Vikings have an additional draft decide after the NFL’s compensatory decide course of.
As a result of Tyler Conklin departed for the New York Jets final offseason, the Vikings acquired a compensatory Sixth-Spherical decide for his exit. And the information was welcomed as a result of common supervisor Kwesi Adofo-Mensah solely had 4 draft picks till the compensatory announcement. Now, he has 5.
The San Francisco 49ers had been extremely allotted seven compensatory picks, which is marvelous and obscene. They acquired a complete draft class — on high of their current picks — on a Thursday afternoon. Not dangerous.
Rumor: The Vikings essential three injured gamers are on monitor for 2023.
Head coach Kevin O’Connell advised reporters this week that proper deal with Brian O’Neill, security Lewis Cine, and cornerback Andrew Sales space are trending to be prepared for Week 1. None have suffered restoration setbacks.
The Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson tweeted Thursday, “Vikings provided updates today on injured players. Tackle Brian O’Neill (torn Achilles) is expected to be ready for training camp. Safety Lewis Cine (fractured lower leg) could do some work in OTAs in late May. CB Andrew Booth (knee) is likely limited in spring.”
The information was very important as a result of all three ought to play an important position on the 2023 roster, particularly O’Neill and Cine, who’re penciled in as starters — O’Neill for certain, in all probability for Cine.
Sales space is the wildcard as a result of he actually wasn’t a starter in 2022. However a contributing Sales space appears required with the Vikings present skimpy CB depth.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his each day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Viking obsession dates again to 1996. Listed responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).
All statistics offered by Professional Soccer Reference / Stathead; all contractual info offered by OverTheCap.com.
Leave a Reply