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This year's deep NFL draft gives the Vikings more than one chance to address its biggest needs. The Vikings have invested a lot of time scouting the offensive line.
A look at seven players who might be available for the Vikings to select on Thursday night.
The Vikings will have prime time games against Dallas, Washington, Seattle, the Los Angeles Chargers and Green Bay during the 2019 season.
Adam Thielen took a deal that might have been bigger in a year, casting his lot with a Vikings team that first bet on him in 2013. "I don't know if there has ever been a success story like Adam Thielen," GM Rick Spielman said.
Despite the nice raise, Adam Thielen's new contract only delivered a $5,000 hit to the 2019 salary cap.
Adam Thielen's new deal could be worth up to $73 million — and keeps the receiver in Minnesota through the 2024 season while resolving questions about his immediate future.
Starting with Kyle Guy's last three on Saturday night and continuing through Monday's game, the Cavaliers made 23 of their final 26 free throws in the tournament.
A day after addressing his favorite college basketball team, Michigan State grad Cousins was a VIP in a familiar stadium.
The Red Raiders held the Spartans to 31.9 percent shooting overall.
Vikings star shunned his hometown Super Bowl, but not Final Four festivities
A human slingshot slam, an undefeated champion who makes up dunks as he goes along and a sharpshooter who hit 14 threes in a row were highlights for a thrilled crowd.
Like coach Mike Zimmer, Rick Spielman's deal will run through the 2020 season.
Dan Bailey, who resigned for $1 million this week, said he had a kicking consultant during his first two NFL seasons with Dallas and wasn't opposed to the idea of the Vikings adding one this year.
Ex-Titans lineman Josh Kline plans to help and be helped.
His deal includes just $250,000 of guaranteed money, meaning the Vikings could make a kicker switch with few financial ramifications.
They paid big to maintain the defense but ignored big issues of the offense.
The move keeps Everson Griffen with the Vikings in 2019 and frees up salary cap space.
The Vikings still don't know whether defensive end Everson Griffen will accept their offer for a restructured deal that should reduce his $11.75 million cap number for 2019.
"It's been a crazy couple days, but I'm where I want to be," Anthony Barr wrote on his Instagram page. "I believe in our locker room. I love my guys! Back to work!"
Linebacker Anthony Barr reportedly agreed to a deal with the New York Jets, where he'd likely get a chance to work primarily as a pass rusher.
The Vikings find themselves facing a pressing set of tasks, and an unusual set of financial constraints within which to accomplish them.
The Vikings are projected to have around $5 million in salary cap space to start the 2019 league year, putting it among the NFL clubs with the least money to spend once free agency starts March 11.
After missing the playoffs, partly because of offensive issues, the team seeks to improve on the line.
Field goal tries missed by Daniel Carlson and Blair Walsh "affected the organization."
The Vikings left little doubt about what their identity will be in 2019, assembling a group of longtime West Coast offensive minds.
He gets the chance to put his stamp on the Vikings offense after having his interim tag removed.
Priefer's contract expired on Tuesday, and he decided to start anew in Cleveland. Issues with kickers and punters proved to be an ongoing problem
Sources told the Star Tribune the Browns have asked Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski what his staff would look like if he was hired by Cleveland.
Mike Zimmer's offseason to-do list after 2018 sounds fairly similar to the one that faced him after 2016: He must make a decision on an offensive coordinator, and figure out how to help his team re-establish its footing.
Both the Vikings coach and GM Rick Spielman have contracts that expire after next season.
With a chance for 'win and in,' the Vikings trailed the Bears all game Sunday and were dominated by the NFC North champions. A season after reaching the NFC championship game, there will be no playoffs.
He faces the Bears on Sunday with a wild-card berth at stake for Vikings.
Beating Detroit 27-9 while Philadelphia won its game on the final play means that next Sunday's games, which were moved to late afternoon starts, will determine whether the Vikings, who face the Bears, or the Eagles get the final wild-card spot in the NFC.
Management and players have worked together to address the complex social justice issues that affect their lives.
Facing a Lions team resigned to another non-playoff season after six losses in eight games, the Vikings have every reason to take care of business on Sunday and keep themselves in strong playoff position.
Danielle Hunter was one of four Vikings named to the 2018 NFC team, joining linebacker Anthony Barr, safety Harrison Smith and wide receiver Adam Thielen.
A look at the Vikings hurrying up, Anthony Barr and the offensive line.
As the Vikings try to lift themselves out of a situation mostly of their own making at the tail end of a season that began with Super Bowl aspirations, they have precious little time to right the ship.
Coach Mike Zimmer said he and interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski met with the Vikings' offensive players, though Zimmer would not discuss what either of them said in the meeting.
The Vikings were held scoreless until a meaningless touchdown with 73 seconds to play, and the defeat allowed three teams to move within a half-game of them for the final playoff spot in the NFC.
The Vikings will have a chance to take this one if they can slow down Seattle's top-ranked run game, but it'll be tough against a Seahawks team that appears to be finding its stride.
If the Vikings are to make the kind of deep playoff run many had predicted for them, it's very possible they will have to do much of it on the road.
Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said Friday there were "two or three instances" where the Vikings threw the ball when they should have run it instead.
The Vikings' head coach mentioned the possibility of delegating more in-game defensive adjustments to defensive coordinator George Edwards.
The protection was strong; the production, less so.
In addition to failing another key test against a tough opponent, losing to New England put the Vikings in a more precarious position for the postseason.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is 124-20 at Gillette Stadium in his career, having already beaten the Texans and Chiefs this season, and 32-4 at home in December
The five-time Super Bowl champions are the standard to which coach Mike Zimmer and the Vikings aspire.
Safety Andrew Sendejo's season came to an official end Tuesday when the Vikings put the veteran safety on injured reserve.
Smart, mistake-free football was key.
With playoff spots up for grabs, the Vikings firmed up their chances by handling Green Bay thanks to a masterful showing by Kirk Cousins, who upstaged Aaron Rodgers.
Both the Vikings and Packers could be looking at some dire playoff prospects with a loss Sunday night.
A Vikings loss to the Packers would put them third in the NFC North, 2 ½ games behind the Bears. A loss by the Packers — which would be their sixth in as many road games — would drop them to 4-6-1.
Move will boost team's cap room from $280,000 to more than $4.2 million
The Vikings are tied with the Eagles — the team they faced in the NFC Championship Game last year — for 26th in the league with 16 turnovers, already having surpassed their total from all of 2017.
The Vikings offense struggled for most of the 25-20 loss, including a fourth-quarter pass by Kirk Cousins that was intercepted and returned for a touchdown, as the Bears expanded their lead in the NFC North.
After a strong game against Detroit, and a bye week, second-year pro Dalvin Cook could get more work Sunday night at Chicago.
Growing up in suburban Chicago, legendary Bears linebacker Mike Singletary was Cousins' youth football coach, and he went to school with Walter Payton's children.
The Vikings claimed former Detroit running back Ameer Abdullah off waivers Nov. 8, and he comes to the Vikings hoping to reboot his career.
After this week's bye, the Vikings return with back-to-back Sunday night games against NFC North opponents followed by a pair of road games against a pair of tough opponents.
Dalvin Cook recorded the fastest speed by a ball carrier in the NFL this season on his 70-yard run, according to NFL Next Gen Stats. He also played more than expected.
The Vikings were able to come after Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford with such ferocity that not much else factored into the final outcome.
While teams around the division, and around the league, discard picks from their 2015 drafts, the Vikings' 2015 group has helped form the bedrock of their team.
One of the most pressured QBs in the NFL still produces when pass rushers are closing in on him.
Coach Mike Zimmer refuses to single out miscues made by wide receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs in the loss to New Orleans on Sunday.
The man who made perhaps the most iconic play in franchise history has little need to contort himself to fit views of who he should be.
The Vikings have beaten the Saints twice in 13 months at U.S. Bank Stadium, but with injuries on defense, they could have a tough time slowing down Drew Brees in time to get a third victory against New Orleans.
Xavier Rhodes' Week 8 availability could be of particular concern to the Vikings as they prepare to face Drew Brees and the Saints.
Everson Griffen is scheduled to practice this afternoon, and coach Mike Zimmer said of the player's time away from the team: "I don't think it's as unique as we make it out to be."
From the end of the Eagles game to the third quarter of Sunday's victory over the Jets, the Vikings stopped opponents on 20 consecutive third-down attempts.
Jets coach Todd Bowles coached with Mike Zimmer in Dallas, and was the only other finalist for the Vikings job in early 2014 whose name became known
After the Vikings signed Cousins for less than the Jets offered, some reports suggested the New York team felt used in the quarterback's free-agency negotiations.
Rookie cornerback Mike Hughes will be lost for the remainder of the season because of a torn knee ligament suffered Sunday against Arizona.
Though he still completed 70.5 percent of his passes on Sunday, Kirk Cousins' day against the Cardinals — during which he went 24-for-34 for 233…
The Vikings overcame seven tipped passes and the likelihood that their first-round draft pick will be lost for the season by relying on a previously absent running game and stout defense.
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