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The afternoon in Jared Allen trade tweets

Posted by: Howard Sinker Updated: October 29, 2013 - 8:26 PM

Twitter was so excited about the prospect of a Jared Allen trade that we almost couldn't stand it. In case you had something better to do -- and we hope you did and left the following to Upload -- here's a sampling of what went up, down and around in cyberspace.

Bishop agrees to deal with Vikings

Posted by: Chris Miller Updated: June 24, 2013 - 3:45 PM

Lineback Desmond Bishop has agreed to a one-year deal with the Vikings.

The Access Vikings report is here.


Greg Jennings bids classy farewell to Packers fans

Posted by: Howard Sinker Updated: March 20, 2013 - 12:55 PM

New Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings took out a full-page ad in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel newspaper Wednesday to thank fans for supporting him during his seven years with the Green Bay Packers.



He wrote: "Although the business side of this great game has brought about change, my family and I will be forever indebted to the Packers organization and fans for giving us the opportunity to be part of an amazing culture."

Nicely done.


Ex-Vikings center Matt Birk announces retirement

Posted by: Howard Sinker Updated: February 22, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Former Vikings center and Cretin-Derham Hall graduate Matt Birk announced his retirement Friday morning during an appearance at a school near Baltimore.

"I have absolutely nothing to complain about and a lot to be grateful for," Birk said.

The Baltimore Sun reported: "His retirement was hardly a surprise as the Harvard graduate had pledged to go year-to-year with his decision on whether to return. In the final weeks of the season, he acknowledged that his mind was pretty much made up, but unlike his teammate Ray Lewis, he was going to wait until after the year to make it official."

Birk, 36, played for the Vikings from 1998-2008 before leaving to sign with the Baltimore Ravens. The Harvard alum will be walking away from the final two seasons on a three-year contract.

You can read the full report here.

Donald Driver won't be coming to Vikings, says he's done

Posted by: Howard Sinker Updated: January 31, 2013 - 7:03 AM

There's been talk about Packers veteran wide receiver Donald Driver being a target for the Vikings in the off-season. But you can cross him off the wish list after Driver announced his retirement Thursday morning on ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning Show.

"There are other things out there," said Driver, who saw his playing time reduced significantly this season. He caught only eight passes for 77 yards this season, his 14th in the NFL.

Driver didn't disclose many details, saying he's planning a public event in Green Bay for next week to talk more about his decision.

One thing he did say: He won't be doing a Brett Favre.

"I'm not coming back," Driver said. "The thing is, you know, you just don't want to jump back and forth."

A Green Bay TV report over the weekend mentioned the Vikings' interest in Driver.

Driver's career statistics are here.




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