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In his sixth start at left guard Sunday, Pat Elflein is preparing for a row of Lions "beasts" in Trey Flowers and defensive tackles Damon Harrison and A'Shawn Robinson
Riley Reiff, a former Lions takle, will make his 15th straight start for the Vikings. He was was sidelined Wednesday because of an ankle injury suffered against the Eagles but returned to practice Thursday.
The veteran linebacker had 10 tackles, a split sack, two pass deflections and a forced fumble in the 38-20 victory over the Eagles.
After leading his team to a victory in New York, Kirk Cousins on Sunday had a 138.4 passer rating vs. Philadelphia.
Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter has the most sacks (46) of any player younger than 25.
Nose tackle Linval Joseph, who turned 31 years old on Thursday, remains a wrecking ball in his 10th NFL season because of a work ethic rarely matched, even in the Vikings' own weight room.
Wide receiver Stefon Diggs made the strongest endorsement of his future with the Vikings after doing little to dispel rumors last week that he wanted to be traded.
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook set career highs in yards from scrimmage (218) and receiving yards (86).
In his second season in New York, Pat Shurmur will coach against the Vikings for the first time since being named the NFL Assistant Coach of the Year in 2017.
Kyle Rudolph is on pace for career lows in every receiving category through four games, but the team captain says he's embracing his role in a run-heavy offense.
An ineffective passing game against the Bears caused frustration for receiver Adam Thielen.
Despite the Bears defense missing two stars in defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (knee) and linebacker Roquan Smith (personal reasons), Dalvin Cook had only 35 yards on 14 carries.
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has fumbled 15 times in 20 games since joining the team last season.
Three weeks after dislocating his right elbow against the Falcons, cornerback Mackensie Alexander thinks he'll be ready for the Bears.
For the Vikings, odd events and close losses have been the norm at Soldier Field. Four Vikings-Bears games in Chicago decided by last-minute drives since 2013
Marcus Sherels was available after agreeing to an injury settlement with the New Orleans Saints, who signed the 31-year-old cornerback in free agency this spring.
Coach Mike Zimmer doesn't want his players to gamble too much, so turnovers don't come easily.
Hughes played with a knee brace and was a little rusty, but hadn't been in a game for 11 months.
Eric Wilson led all defenders with 11 combined tackles, including two sacks; Eric Kendricks played a big part in shutting down Oakland's attempt at a run game.
The ousted 2018 fifth-round pick has landed on his feet with the Raiders.
The Vikings say they are "exploring other special effects options."
A completion percentage of .438 was the telling stat as the Packers forced three turnovers from the quarterback.
Part of Dalvin Cook's big day at Lambeau Field was a career-high 75-yard rushing touchdown.
Everson Griffen said he's "happy to be here, healthy" after two police incidents in September 2018 led to mental health treatment and his missing five games.
Everson Griffen was credited with only one tackle — a third-quarter sack on Matt Ryan — but played a big role in other ways during the victory over Atlanta.
Mackensie Alexander, the fourth-year slot corner, will undergo an MRI, according to coach Mike Zimmer, which will help determine the severity of his injury.
Anthony Harris, who starred in Sunday's victory over the Falcons, showed once again how well he works in the defensive backfield with Vikings star Harrison Smith.
The two Pro Bowlers have battled three times, and the Vikings have won all three meetings.
The Vikings' defensive starters are referenced as "a brotherhood." The least experienced in the system is entering his third season; the other 10 enter their fifth season together.
Garrett Bradbury likes a good battle of wits, and his brains and brawn have served him well as he assumes a starting spot on the Vikings' revamped offensive line.
Kaare Vedvik was claimed by the Jets off waivers, preventing him from joining the practice squad.
Danny Isidora was a fifth-round pick in 2017 out of the University of Miami. He played in 21 games over the past two seasons
Kaare Vedvik handled placekicking duties in the first half and, after making an extra point, pushed a 37-yard field goal attempt wide right for his third straight miss of the preseason.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has sent signals that receiver Laquon Treadwell is on the trade block.
Olabisi Johnson, a seventh-round pick out of Colorado State, has caught five passes for 87 yards and a touchdown this preseason -- and has also caught the eyes of the coaching staff.
The Vikings' kicking competition took another turn Saturday as new addition Kaare Vedvik missed twice.
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.