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  1. Is there a cap on Gerhart's upside?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to lean on Toby Gerhart as their lead back this season. He touched the pill only 353 times in four seasons as Adrian Peterson's backup with the Minnesota Vikings, but his career 4.7 YPC makes him an intriguing break...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Weight loss a plus for TE Rudolph?

    Tom Carpenter

    Already a talented pass-catcher, Kyle Rudolph got a significant bump in statistical potential during the offseason when TE-whisperer Norv Turner joined the Minnesota Vikings as their offensive coordinator. It appears he also has benefited from dro...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  3. Latest buzz on Vikings LB corps

    Tom Carpenter

    The Minnesota Vikings have yet to nail down who will start at middle linebacker after jettisoning Erin Henderson during the offseason. Jasper Brinkley currently sits atop the depth chart, but Audie Cole continues to push him. Coach Mike Zimmer isn...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  4. Early durability concern for Gerhart?

    Tom Carpenter

    RB Toby Gerhart averaged a solid 4.7 yards per carry during his four-year stint with the Minnesota Vikings, so the general expectation is that he should have success as the lead back for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season. The looming concern, t...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  5. Kain Colter a return man?

    Tom Carpenter

    Unless you are an early-round pick, earning a roster spot as a rookie wide receiver often comes down to whether you can chip in on special teams. First-year WR Kain Colter knows that he will have to impress in that regard in order to stick with the M...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  6. How will Jags divvy up RB touches?

    Tom Carpenter

    We know that the Jacksonville Jaguars will lean on former Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart as their lead option out of the backfield. After all, his average annual salary of $3.5 million is more than all of the other Jaguars running backs ...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  7. How many carries for Gerhart?

    Tom Carpenter

    For the first time in nearly a decade, the Jacksonville Jaguars are seeking a solution at running back after Maurice Jones-Drew left as a free agent this offseason. Toby Gerhart will lead the way, with Denard Robinson, Jordan Todman and Storm Johnson...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  8. Will Greenway start at middle linebacker?

    Tom Carpenter

    New Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has been preaching competition this offseason. At linebacker, they have veteran Chad Greenway and ninth-overall pick Anthony Barr as presumptive starters, but it's not clear who will start at which of the three...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  9. Will Ponder or Bridgewater unseat Cassel?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Minnesota Vikings may have an open competition in place for their starting quarterback job, but their decisions to re-sign Matt Cassel, draft Teddy Bridgewater and not exercise Christian Ponder's fifth-year option for 2015 leave plenty of other i...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  10. Clock ticking on All Day's tenure in MIN?

    Tom Carpenter

    It's tough to doubt Adrian Peterson's ability to battle Father Time as he heads toward age 30, but All Day has touched the ball a whopping 2,239 times during his seven NFL seasons. He won't hit 30 until next offseason, but he his base salary will be ...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  11. Is AJ McCarron a first-rounder?

    Tom Carpenter

    Appearing on ESPN's The Paul Finebaum Show Tuesday, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron said he still expects to be in position to be drafted in the first round. Specifically, he noted that when meeting with NFL teams during the pre-draft process "pretty...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  12. Will Vikings draft Bortles?

    Tom Carpenter

    The buzz of late is that the Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns are more inclined to wait and use their second draft pick on a quarterback rather than use the first (HOU) or fourth (CLE) overall pick on one. If that's how it plays out, then Blake Bo...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  13. Which teams interested in OLB Van Noy?

    Tom Carpenter

    Scouts Inc. ranks Brigham Young's Kyle Van Noy as the No. 6 outside linebacker prospect in the upcoming draft, 63rd overall. He likely will go in the second round, though he could sneak into the back end of the first round, if the right team is commi...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  14. Will Vikings take a QB at No. 8?

    Tom Carpenter

    There aren't too many people out there who still believe that Christian Ponder is going to be the long-term solution at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. But Ponder and Matt Cassel should be able to at least hold down the fort for the 2014 seaso...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  15. Best team fits for Chris Johnson

    Tom Carpenter

    What had been rumored for weeks finally became official on Friday, as Chris Johnson was released by the Tennessee Titans. The question now becomes where the 28-year-old running back will land. We've heard buzz in recent weeks that the Arizona Cardina...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  16. When will Browns work out Carr?

    Tom Carpenter

    Thus far, the QB-needy Cleveland Browns have eschewed meeting with any of the top quarterback prospects. They didn't take the chance to meet with them privately during the combine, and they skipped Johnny Manziel's pro day on Thursday. It's left plen...

    Blog | March 28, 2014