“But it’s also how he’s developed into a leader of this football team. I know I’ve sat in a couple quarterback meetings where they’re sitting in there going over the game, and just sitting there listening to him talk, and being critical of himself and how he can improve. He’s always looking to try and get better. It’s pretty fascinating to sit there and listen to him sitting there breaking down game tape, and how important this is to him.”
While the case is considered to be put to test, Floyd is still pursuing $180 million in a lawsuit against the Andrews Institute, headed by Dr. James Andrews. Notably, 40% of Floyd’s potential grievance amount ($1.9MM) counted against the Vikings’ cap.
Floyd was scheduled to earn $6.757 million, via his fifth year option back in 2017, but the Vikings placed him on the non-football injury list due to a nerve issue in Floyd’s knee preventing him from playing.
Vikings Fire OC John DeFilippo
After handing a massive, historic, three-year contract to quarterback Kirk Cousins during the offseason, and luring DeFilippo from his quarterbacks coaching job with the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles to guide their offense, the results have been underwhelming.
Cousins has not lived up to the hype and, for now, DeFilippo is the fallguy.
Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski will replace DeFilippo as offensive coordinator moving forward, according to The MMQB’s Albert Breer.
Vikings’ Ameer Abdullah Willing to Do Whatever it Takes
Minnesota Vikings running back Ameer Abdullah was recently signed following his cut from the Detroit Lions, mainly due to his failure to justify the Lions’ draft investment in him and his inability to build off a solid rookie season.
Now in Minnesota, with a fresh start, Abdullah says he is willing to do whatever the team asks of him.
“Life is amazingly unpredictable,” Abdullah said earlier this week, during an appearance on 1500ESPN. “Excited to be here. It’s a great team, great culture, great atmosphere. Ironically in the same division. Everything happens for a reason and I’m really excited to be here in Minnesota.”
Abdullah knows it will be a battle to get carries, with veterans such as Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray in the backfield with him.
“I’m entering a backfield with a lot of talent with Dalvin and Latavius and all of the guys who have been here,” Abdullah said. “Just to come in today and see these guys welcome me the way they have, it does a lot for my confidence, it does a lot for my focus. I’m ready to work. Anything the Vikings ask me to, I’m willing to do.”
Vikings’ Rick Spielman Says Kirk Cousins Has Been ‘Phenomenal’
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Speilman is feeling pretty good about the massive free agent contract that the team inked veteran quarterback Kirk Cousins to during the offseason, saying that the highly sought after Cousins has been “phenomenal” this season.
“I think Kirk not only has done extremely well in how he’s performed, especially when he’s been getting pressured in the pocket, but you see some of the throws that he makes in games, those are some throws that are unique,” Spielman said, according to ESPN’s Courtney Cronin. “There’s not a lot of people who can make those type of throws.”
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