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Aruna goes on injured reserve, and three other players were waived after injuries.
The Vikings offense was less crisp in their second preseason game, losing at U.S. Bank Stadium to Jacksonville.
The Vikings' preseason game against Jacksonville could be more useful than most after joint practices.
That success, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins said Thursday, is a result of extensive film study — but it can be undone if there's not the same attention to detail from the rest of the offense.
As first-round pick Mike Hughes continues to impress the Vikings in training camp, coaches are giving him more of a chance to shine.
Roc Thomas saw how the Vikings had used Jerick McKinnon, what they were going to be missing and realized he might be able to succeed in Minnesota by imitating a bit of what the former third-round pick had done.
The Vikings opted to hold running back Dalvin Cook out of their preseason opener against the Broncos on Saturday night
Kirk Cousins was 4-for-4 with a TD pass for the Vikings in the preseason opener Saturday night; Denver's Case Keenum struggled.
The Vikings, who were already trying to replace one of their starting guards from the 2017 season, will now likely spend the year without their other returning starter.
Both players said that coach Mike Zimmer's decision to bar them from Wednesday's practice sent a strong message and that things are now good between them.
As the Vikings open the preseason Saturday, they'll line up across from the quarterback whose unlikely rise to the starting job fueled the team's trip to the NFC Championship Game last season: Case Keenum.
With Nick Easton, Pat Elflein and Mike Remmers sidelined, the Vikings are digging deeper into their roster as they prepare for Saturday's preseason opener at Denver.
The team started releasing more general admission tickets to training camp practices last week, and most of the GA seats in the end zones behind the Vikings' practice fields were full for the better part of the afternoon session.
After the season it had, the NFL figured to respond with measures to facilitate more offense. But as the players viewed some examples of hits that would be penalized this season, the Vikings were taken aback.
Randy Moss arrived on the Twin Cities sports scene when it was in the midst of a malaise of mediocrity. He left an imprint that may never again be matched.
Anthony Barr's hit on the Green Bay star quarterback started a firestorm on social media last fall, as the linebacker became a special target of Packers' fans ire.
Some parameters of Stefon Diggs' new contract with the Vikings are identical to the ones defensive end Danielle Hunter got earlier this summer.
As linebacker Anthony Barr moves closer to free agency, questions remain about whether he will be the next defender the Vikings lock up with a long-term deal.
There are now 19 wideouts playing on contracts worth at least $10 million a season, and Diggs could put himself in position to be the 20th.
"He took me to places I couldn't go as a player and as a man," center Pat Elflein said. "It wasn't just football with him. He really cared about his players, the well-being of his players."
There's little for 29-year-old quarterback Kirk Cousins to worry about other than bonding with his new Vikings teammates who seem as invigorated by football minutiae as he is.
Coach Mike Zimmer tried to pay homage to his friend Wednesday by dispensing some of Tony Sparano's good-natured ribbing to the Vikings' young offensive linemen.
Kirk Cousins has fame and wealth, but to know who he is, you have to turn to his hometown.
Sparano, 56, brought caring and wisdom as a no-nonsense offensive line coach.
The Vikings will require tickets for fans to attend practices in their first training camp at their new practice facility in Eagan. Season-ticket holders get first crack on Thursday.
As the Vikings spent the spring minicamp learning a new offense and breaking in new quarterback Kirk Cousins, they had to do it with some moving parts on the offensive line.
Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf, the son of immigrants, said the team will announce in coming weeks new initiatives addressing social justice issues.
Only once in Mike Zimmer's four seasons as Vikings coach — and only twice in this decade — has the team had a quarterback start all 16 regular-season games.
Running back Latavius Murray spent all of the offseason last year rehabilitating after ankle surgery and didn't play until the team's third preseason game.
When he is ready to return from the injury that ended his rookie season, Dalvin Cook is excited to step into "the offense that I've always wanted to be in."
In John DeFilippo — the former Eagles quarterbacks coach who accepted the Vikings' offensive coordinator job hours after the Super Bowl parade — the Vikings appear to have a kindred spirit to QB Kirk Cousins.
Because of his uncertain contract status, Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr said he needed to take out an insurance policy to provide financial cover against injury.
Wide receivers around the NFL are getting paid big money. Will Stefon Diggs be next? How he fits in with new QB Kirk Cousins will be the factor.
In Ade Aruna's attributes — 34 ½-inch arms, 4.6-second 40-yard dash time, 38 ½-inch vertical jump — the Vikings see the kind of prospect with whom defensive line coach Andre Patterson has struck gold before.
The NFL's oldest defender wants to pursue a title, then has plans to retire.
After picking up the option for Trae Waynes, one of the teams' younger defensive backs, the Vikings tapped Terence Newman for another season as well.
Last week, Star Tribune football writer Ben Goessling offered his version of whom the Vikings would take in the 2018 NFL Draft. Take a look at his picks vs. the ones made by the team.
A team that went 13-3 last season has Super Bowl aspirations again this year. But the Vikings still face questions about how they'll reach that goal.
Since 1969, Penny Bryce has tended to uniforms of Vikings players but after she sewed the nameplate for first-round pick Mike Hughes the time has come to retire..
The Vikings on Thursday night waited patiently before picking up Mike Hughes, using a first-round pick on a defensive back for the fourth time in six years and continuing to invest in the league's top-ranked defense.
There's no doubt Kirk Cousins will be the alpha dog of a Vikings team that harbors Super Bowl expectations as it heads into 2018. But he knows better than to force himself into that role.
Adding Kirk Cousins and Sheldon Richardson in free agency were big steps for the Vikings. The next is filling needs in the draft. Our ultimate Vikings Mock Draft features predictions for all seven rounds.
The team's 2018 schedule is highlighted by an opening five-week stretch that includes road games with the Packers, Rams and Eagles.
Linebacker Eric Kendricks is the first of four significant players signed by the Vikings who are scheduled to hit free agency after the 2018 season.
The former Bears receiver is on a one-year deal that he hopes will turn into something more long-term.
Wright, who played for the Bears in 2017, figures to join the team as a slot receiver who can pair with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs in a three-receiver set.
With the departure of Jarius Wright to Carolina, the Vikings got a visit from the former Bears receiver.
The former undrafted free agent, who's become the Vikings' career leader in punt return yards and touchdowns, signed a one-year contract.
With an engineering degree and peace in his heart, the 13-year NFL lineman has an eye on his future after football.
The bold move to sign Kirk Cousins came after the Vikings have shown two things: They can win without quarterback stability and with an ongoing inability to solve their most enduring problem.
The courtship continues: Free-agent QB Kirk Cousins on Wednesday dined in Minneapolis with seven members of the Vikings organization, including GM Rick Spielman, co-owner Mark Wilf and coach Mike Zimmer.
The Vikings could match any offers for lineman.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer cautioned at the combine that a quarterback move shouldn't come at the expense of the rest of the roster, and deals affecting the defense make up an outsized portion of the Vikings' potential contract extensions in the next year.
Certain traits, they believe, can help predict player success.
The Vikings' recent drafts have transformed the team's defense through the addition of athletic players who have shone at the NFL combine. So who's next?
As the Vikings search for a quarterback to lead for the future, don't rule out a move in the draft or backup Kyle Sloter as an option.
The Vikings' upcoming quarterback decision might be the one with the most potential to pierce the team's present cocoon of stability.
Mike Zimmer wants to be sure not to wear Dalvin Cook out upon his return as he pushes through a long season.
Rick Spielman declares no decision has been about whether to place the franchise tag on Case Keenum.
If Teddy Bridgewater's career with the Vikings is to continue, the team will have to sign him to a new deal for the 2018 season.
While the Vikings still have more than two weeks to work out a deal with quarterback Case Keenum before he becomes a free agent, they apparently don't plan to use their simplest method to retain Keenum's services for the 2018 season.
Sharrif Floyd missed all of last season and played just one game in 2016 after undergoing knee surgery. He's hoping to recoup his entire $6.757 million salary for the 2017 season
The Vikings are hiring former Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing as a senior offensive assistant, according to a league source.
Here the Vikings go again? A successful 2018 - especially on offense - could land new OC John DeFilippo a head coaching job for 2019.
When coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman sat down with new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, hours after the Eagles celebrated their Super Bowl championship with a parade, they knew they had his attention.
John DeFilippo, 39, beat out Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski, who was thought to be the team's other leading candidate to replace Pat Shurmur.
According to Sirius XM's Adam Caplan, the Vikings will interview Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo on Thursday. The eventual hire will help sort out the team's quarterback situation.
The Vikings have big decisions ahead at key positions as they prepare for a 2018 season that looks to feature a tougher schedule and, despite their success, high-level uncertainty.
Adrian Peterson, in town for the Super Bowl, said he wants to play for possibly another four years, sticking to his oft-stated timeline of playing until he's 37
Tom Brady on Sunday can lock up the most championships by an NFL quarterback while coach Bill Belichick can surpass Vince Lombardi. But standing in their way in a stout Eagles team.
When a torn ACL ended quarterback Carson Wentz's MVP-caliber season on a December afternoon in Los Angeles, the Eagles' fortunes were hoisted onto Nick Foles' shoulders.
The Vikings have a strong nucleus heading into 2018, led by the league's top defense. But there will be changes before next season — possibly at the most important position on the roster.
The team will talk to QBs coach Kevin Stefanski and former Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
While things appear to be set up for the Vikings to have another strong season in 2018, two important positions on offense will have to be filled.
Vikings center Pat Elflein, who left the locker room on crutches and with his left foot in a walking boot after the NFC Championship Game, is among several players who will need off-season surgery.
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