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Backfield depth is a welcome sight for a Vikings offense desperately trying to re-establish its rushing attack, and exceptional special-teams work might be Mike Boone's path to playing.
Kaare Vedvik, acquired last week via trade with the Ravens, handled kickoffs, booted away three punts and made one extra point.
The defensive tackles need to demonstrate that they can apply pressure against mobile QBs.
Byron Buxton was among the visitors to camp; it was a rough day for Dan Bailey.
Starting fullback C.J. Ham didn't see much playing time last season, but he's thrilled that fullbacks will be getting more work in the Vikings' revamped offense.
Kevin Warren is leaving the team to become commissioner of the Big Ten, and his spot will be taken by former Toronto Blue Jays vice president Andrew Miller.
Kaare Vedvik, a second-year pro from Norway, could end up handling both the kicking and punting duties for the Vikings, whose special teams remain in flux.
They may not be the "Williams Wall," the tackles that anchored the Vikings defense a decade ago, but Shamar Stephen and Linval Joseph are expected to provide a formidable presence in 2019.
For the fourth consecutive August, the Vikings' starting five offensive linemen likely won't be together for the preseason opener.
Irv Smith Jr., the strong and speedy son of a former Saints tight end, has lofty goals — including surpassing his father's NFL statistics.
Phil Loadholt is taking a break from his day job helping coach the University of Central Florida's offensive line
Second-year tackle Brian O'Neill is putting on weight and muscle after an up-and-down rookie season. His goal: Pushing the Vikings and their beleaguered offensive line to more wins.
Kevin Warren, 55, will become the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference in September when he takes over for longtime Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany.
Complexity of the quarterback's job is why veteran Sean Mannion is the frontrunner for the No. 2 spot behind Kirk Cousins.
Having been around each other for a year, quarterback Kirk Cousins and offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski speak a similar football language.
Garrett Bradbury was one of 40-plus NFL offensive linemen who gathered to watch film, share notes and talk shop at a Texas training facility outside the Dallas Cowboys' headquarters.
A North Score Sunday debate: The most pressing question facing Vikings in training camp is ...
Offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski says second-year receiver Chad Beebe has been "making a name for himself" in spring practices.
The Vikings are looking for ways to move Kirk Cousins, in the second season of his three-year, $84 million deal, to "the next level," which means leading the team to multiple playoff victories.
Defensive end Stephen Weatherly proved himself to Vikings coaches last season, which is expected to lead to more playing time in 2019.
More than seven months removed from ACL surgery, Mike Hughes hasn't practiced with the Vikings and won't until at least training camp in late July, according to coach Mike Zimmer.
North Score: This is a "prove-it" year for the Vikings — one that could either reinforce the direction in which they are heading or lead to sweeping changes.
Former NFL kicker Nate Kaeding sold the Vikings on his commitment to work specifically with Dan Bailey and a field-goal operation that ranked last in the NFL in 2018.
Pat Elflein, entering his third NFL season, is making the transition back to guard after 30 games as the Vikings center.
The defensive end, who spent all of his 11 NFL seasons with the team, shared laughs and tears with former teammates and coaches Wednesday.
Still lingering is the uncertain status of tight end Kyle Rudolph, who said this week he'd like a resolution "sooner rather than later" to his contract situation.
Kyle Rudolph reiterated his desire to stay with the Vikings and coach Mike Zimmer said he'd like the tight end to stay "but sometimes business gets in the way."
Oli Udoh's commitment to football helped him overcome the odds of making it to the NFL — and so did his size.
Jake Browning sounds awfully happy for a guy who set national high school and major college passing records only to be criticized for a…
Look beyond a freshly spackled offensive line, new tight end and running back, and you can see some more openings to compete for Week 1 roles.
The Vikings reunited two sets of brothers while signing a crop of undrafted free agents over the weekend. They also invited two state university players to the upcoming rookie minicamp.
The Vikings traded the 81st overall pick to Detroit for the 88th pick and a sixth-rounder. They then picked up the Crimson Tide's single season record-holder for tight ends with seven touchdowns in 2018.
The Vikings' top need — offensive line — was addressed Thursday night. Now, the team can turn to the rest of the needs, defensive line and tight end, or maybe back to the offensive line.
Blake Cashman's standout performance at the NFL scouting combine, where he proved to be among the most athletic linebackers in the 2019 class, led scouts and analysts alike to reconsider pre-draft rankings.
Ambitious goals were set by the Hooker bothers and their friends in Brooklyn Park. They vowed to grow and out their hometown "on the map."
Veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph reported to the Vikings' offseason program at the TCO Performance Center wearing a sweatshirt that read "Lots of game left."
Three-time Pro Bowl player Everson Griffen missed five games last season when two September police incidents led to mental health treatment.
Josh Kline, a seven-year veteran, has played for the Patriots and the Titans. He received a three-year deal from the Vikings.
Ameer Abdullah, who turns 26 in June, will provide depth in the backfield and on special teams after signing a new contract on Monday, the team announced.
When asked about Anthony Barr's role in Minnesota, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer defended the system and Barr.
The 6-5, 309-pound Shamar Stephen, a 2014 seventh-round pick by the Vikings, re-signed with the team on a three-year deal this week after spending last season in Seattle.
The move keeps Everson Griffen with the Vikings in 2019 and frees up salary cap space.
Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson is expected to sign with the Cleveland Browns when NFL free agency officially begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to…
Kyle Rudolph signed a five-year, $36.5 million extension in July 2014 and, along with his agent, said the Vikings have not approached them about a new deal or modifying his current contract.
A search warrant was carried out Jan. 16 around 2:30 p.m. at Thomas' Mendota Heights apartment, where officers said they found more than 143 grams of marijuana.
Other teams can legally negotiate with linebacker Anthony Barr and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson starting Monday.
But his height and hand measurements might be enough to satisfy scouts until Oklahoma's pro day later this month.
The Vikings face a few expensive decisions with their star-studded defense in the coming weeks.
Offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski will call the shots, but Gary Kubiak's influence shouldn't be understated.
The NFL handed them out as compensation for losing free agents.
The Vikings could take control of the contract of the four-time Pro Bowl player today by using their franchise tag on Anthony Barr, but it appears to be an unlikely solution.
The major makeover of the Vikings offensive coaching staff has started with the addition of Gary Kubiak, the winning coach in Super Bowl 50 with Denver, and his son Klint, who will be quarterbacks coach.
Tony Sparano, the team's offensive line coach, passed away two days before training camp started.
The running back is one of 13 players on the non-playoff team who are headed for unrestricted free agency.
The Bears defense throttled the Vikings twice this season by dominating at the line of scrimmage.
Laquon Treadwell, who has a career-high 34 catches for 295 yards this season, said he'd like to stay in Minnesota, but the Vikings can save more than $650,000 of salary cap space if he's cut after this season.
The second-year player has stepped in and performed well when filling in for Eric Kendricks or Anthony Barr.
What's clear is Treadwell, the third-year receiver, is becoming even less involved under interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski.
A Vikings win against the Bears, whom they've beaten six consecutive years at home, is the surest path to the postseason.
A hamstring injury will sideline the linebacker after he had made 40 starts in a row.
With two games left in the NFL regular season, one number — 22 — reveals how much his fourth-ranked Vikings defense has overcome.
His sack Sunday gave him four, tying the Vikings single-season record for sacks by a defensive back.
Dalvin Cook's 20 touches on Sunday were the most since Week 1, and he made them count to the tune of 163 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Marcus Sherels' 116 punt return yards Sunday against the Dolphins trail only his record of 119 set five years ago. He nearly broke free for a touchdown on one return.
A little lost in the shuffle of the Vikings offense is how well the pass defense has rebounded from early-season issues that saw four quarterbacks…
Kevin Stefanski becomes the team's fourth offensive coordinator in three seasons. The 36-year-old has led quarterbacks for the past two seasons.
Seattle's Bobby Wagner hurdled the line by putting his hands on teammates.The referee explained why a penalty wasn't called.
Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen combined for only nine catches Monday night against Seattle.
Erosion happens. Stars get older. Young overachievers leave, trying to maximize paychecks in free agency. Injuries ruin plans. Can the Vikings navigate those traps?
The young fullback plays a behind-the-scenes role, but gets appreciation from teammates.
To maintain control, the Vikings need to do something they haven't done this season.
Mike Zimmer has the same idea for how the Vikings offense can improve after putting up 10 points Sunday.
We will track quarterback Kirk Cousins all year long in his inaugural season as the Vikings' signal caller.
The Vikings secondary suffered a key loss, and Xavier Rhodes was already hampered.
Two of the Vikings' three primary cornerbacks are listed as questionable to play Sunday in New England, leaving the secondary possibly shorthanded against Patriots quarterback