Purple Rumor Mill
VikingsTerritory’s Purple Rumor Mill is a two-working day chronicle every single week. All the week’s rumors are lassoed and plopped in two places — articles or blog posts on Saturday and Sunday — for overview. Right now is the December 11th version.
Recall — rumors are rumors. What you read through on weekends in these pieces is what the entire world is conversing about pertaining to the Vikings, not necessarily items that will appear to fruition.
Rumor: Cameron Dantzler is established to return after an IR stint.
In fact, the Vikings activated Dantzler to the lively roster Saturday, setting the stage for the 3rd-year CB’s return at Detroit.
Dantzler was hurt in opposition to the Washington Commanders in Week 9, missing 4 online games with an ankle injuries. And his return is well timed, as two Vikings rookie corners, Andrew Booth and Akayleb Evans, hit injured reserve in the final two months.
Devoid of Dantzler’s return, Minnesota would be in dire shape, down to nubbins for CB depth and relying on Duke Shelley and Kris Boyd soon after Patrick Peterson. But all of that is moot mainly because Dantzler is back.
Rumor: The Vikings auditioned a new kicker, a gentleman who labored at a seafood sector mere weeks ago.
Late this 7 days, the Vikings auditioned Nick Sciba, the second-most precise kicker in the historical past of school soccer. Sciba hit 80 of 89 field goals at Wake Forest and never skipped an excess level.
It is unclear what the Vikings next methods with Sciba will be, but the person warrants placement on an NFL roster. He played a person sport for the Pittsburgh Steelers at the finish of Oct and strike two discipline plans.
Just before acquiring the connect with from Pittsburgh, Sciba worked at Saltwater Markets in South Carolina.
Rumor: Starting up defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard is out for at minimum 4 games.
This 1 is correct.
Bullard hurt his bicep previous weekend compared to the Jets and will strike the shelf for at least 4 games. In his stead, James Lynch will possible start off, with Ross Blacklock filling in for reservist duty.
Bullard was placing with each other a good yr in his initial 12 months with the Vikings, firing up a 58. Pro Football Aim grade. Bullard should really return in time for the postseason, and the staff ought to be in fantastic fingers with Lynch, a mini-enthusiast-favorite.
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 and every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Detailed responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).