• Vikings met with Manziel Friday; 'flags' came up in conversations

    Summary of 12 articles · Updated Apr 1, 2014
    The Vikings, who met with Manziel on Friday, own the No. 8 pick and are expected by many to draft a quarterback. After Manziel had a recent workout with the Minnesota Vikings, first-year Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said "flags" popped up. There’s been a variety of opinions offered on that front since Manziel decided to enter the draft, but we don’t expect any teams to share their full opinion until Manziel’s name is called in May. NFL Network first reported the scheduled visit for Manziel, who is projected to be selected well before the Patriots' first pick. According to reports from ESPN Boston and NFL Network, Manziel is in New England to meet with the Patriots for one of the team's 30 allotted visits to the team facility. That's the interesting part. Good afternoon from Minnesota Vikings blog headquarters, where we're back at full speed today after a few days off for vacation although you could call it a working trip, if you're inclined to think the need for an update on the Vikings' odds of winning Super Bowl XLIX was worth a trip out west. All of the things that happened out in Los Angeles, the commercials and all that stuff; the position of quarterback in the NFL is such an important position and the reason these guys need to be a totally football-minded guy is the pressure of the position and being the face of an NFL team and doing everything right,” Zimmer said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
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