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October 8, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
And just like that, the Great Josh Freeman Sweepstakes are over, it seems. ESPN reported late Sunday night that the exiled QB has found sanctuary with . . . the Minnesota Vikings. Freeman was taken 17th overall by Tampa Bay in the 2009 draft and is the franchise's leader in career TD passes, but lately things had gone sour between the two. He was released by the Buccaneers on Thursday after the team first tried to trade the demoted starter but were unable to find a taker (and since they say they contacted every other NFL team, that would include the Eagles)
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September 13, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
It has been a terrific start to the football season for Perkiomen Valley, with its two victories gained by a combined 70 points. Spring-Ford struggled out of the gate, falling to District 11's Whitehall by 16 points and then rebounding with a romp over Southern. In what is a key early Pioneer Athletic Conference matchup, the Vikings (2-0 overall, 1-0 league) and Rams (1-1, 0-0) will meet at 7 p.m. Friday in Royersford. It must be noted that three Spring-Ford seniors - speedy tailback Jarred Jones, wide receiver Gary Hopkins, and linebacker Jake Leahy - did not suit up for the 37-21 loss to Whitehall.
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July 27, 2013 | Jeff McLane, Zach Berman, and Mike Still, Inquirer Staff Writers
Here is what insiders saw at Eagles training camp: A Philly Viking You won't see it while he's on the field - that darn helmet will cover it - but check out Todd Herremans ' new haircut when he's on the sideline. It's a two-tone mohawk. Wearing kelly green shorts; a plaid, short-sleeve, button-down shirt; and sunglasses to complement his new 'do, Herremans strolled into the NovaCare Complex on Thursday as if he was, well, in Minnesota. "I got really into the History Channel, that show Vikings, and that's where I got it from," Herremans said of the shaved look.
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June 10, 2013 | By Mike Still, Inquirer Staff Writer
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Eastern High's baseball team captured the first state title in school history on Sunday, but after the Vikings celebrated, they performed their usual postgame routine with light sprints in the outfield. "They just don't want this season to end," Eastern coach Rob Christ said. "That's just who they are. They just want more, they always want more. And that's why they're successful. " Eastern (29-5) handled Westfield, 8-1, in the Group 4 championship game at Toms River North.
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May 15, 2013 | Associated Press
Penn State linebackers Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti have signed contracts with Minnesota, the Vikings said Tuesday. Hodges, a Paulsboro graduate who will play one of the outside spots, was picked in the fourth round. Mauti, whose position is in the middle, was a seventh-round selection. Also signing was defensive tackle Everett Dawkins, a seventh-round pick out of Florida State. Muncie dies. Chuck Muncie, 60, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, died of heart failure Monday at his Los Angeles-area home.
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May 15, 2013
Penn State linebackers Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti signed contracts with Minnesota, the Vikings said Tuesday. Hodges, a Paulsboro graduate who will play one of the outside spots, was taken in the fourth round. Mauti, who plays in the middle, was a seventh-round pick. Chuck Muncie , 60, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, died of heart failure Monday at his Los Angeles-area home. Muncie played 41/2 seasons in New Orleans before being traded in 1980 to San Diego, where he finished his nine-year NFL career.
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May 5, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Jackie Ingram's first home run was the shot in the arm that her West Chester East softball team needed. Her second brought the Vikings to within a run of visiting Downingtown East. By the time her third long ball of the day cleared the high fence and rolled on the football field, her coach, Chuck Lindsay, was shaking his head in disbelief. "Unbelievable," he said, as Ingram rounded the bases with a similar look of amazement across her face. On practically any other day, the moment would have belonged to Ingram, as the senior had seven RBIs Friday.
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April 29, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
The Minnesota Vikings plucked a pair of Penn State linebackers in the fourth and seventh rounds of the NFL draft on Saturday. Gerald Hodges was taken by the Vikings in the fourth round with the 120th overall pick, and Michael Mauti was chosen in the seventh round with the 213th pick. Earl Watford, a graduate of Simon Gratz and a guard at James Madison University, was selected in the fourth round with the No. 116 overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals. Florida State outside linebacker Nick Moody, who starred as a defensive back at Roman Catholic, was tabbed in the sixth round, No. 180 overall, by the San Francisco 49ers.
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April 27, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Sharrif Floyd, who first made his name playing football for a high school on Bustleton Avenue - George Washington High, in the Philadelphia Public League - was picked 23d overall in Thursday's first round of the NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings. The surprise was that Floyd didn't go a lot higher. A massive defensive tackle with a sprinter's burst, the former Florida Gators star left after his junior year after his college coaches told him he would be a first-round draft choice.
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