INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts waited patiently to make a splash in free agency.
Now they're creating some major ripples.
On Friday, they solidified their secondary by signing 2019 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore to a two-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (9-8)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LT Eric Fisher, RG Mark Glowinski, CB Xavier Rhodes, DE Al-Quadin Muhammad, RB Marlon Mack, WR T.Y. Hilton, WR Zach Pascal, DT Tyquan Lewis, DT Taylor Stallworth, DE Kemoko Turay, OG Chris Reed, S George Odum, S Andrew Sendejo, CB T.J.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the yellow flag flew for defensive pass interference on Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes in a recent game, coach Mike Zimmer immediately contested the call...
Heading into Sunday nights game at U.S. Bank Stadium the third nationally televised matchup between the two teams in 13 months the Vikings and Saints spent the week parrying questions about Januarys Minneapolis Miracle, insisting the last matchup would have no bearing on this one.
Xavier Rhodes didnt have a single pass defense, but the Vikings All-Pro shutdown cornerback did make a fourth-down tackle to complete a game-changing goal-line stand that left Arizonas offense empty-handed and the Vikings defense full of renewed energy.
1. Zimmer has last laugh on blitzing Garoppolo
No, Jimmy 7-1 Garoppolo wont win every NFL start. And Sundays 24-16 loss to the Vikings also proved he isnt infallible against the blitz. In 14 first-half dropbacks, Garoppolo was blitzed only twice.
Four days after drafting a first-round cornerback, the Vikings doubled down on that position Monday for its top-flight secondary.
The team re-signed Terence Newman, who will turn 40 in September, and exercised the fifth-year option for Trae Waynes.
It's easy to look at the last four franchises standing in the NFL playoffs and see three less-than-premier quarterbacks leading teams that have have been built primarily on defense.
The Minnesota Vikings, for instance, are dominant thanks to a ferocious interior defensive line and a great secondary featuring cornerback Xavier Rhodes and safety Harrison Smith.
MANKATO — The Vikings have locked up another Pro Bowl defender.
Nose tackle Linval Joseph on Saturday signed a four-year, $50 million extension that keeps him under contract through 2022.
"It feels pretty good," Joseph said following a night practice at Blakeslee Stadium during training camp.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dez Bryant sashayed through the Dallas locker room with an unmistakable swagger and had nothing but good things to say about his adversary this time around...