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The Adrian Peterson era in Minnesota came to a quiet close in the early morning hours Thursday. GM Rick Spielman texted the former MVP informing him the Vikings had signed Latavius Murray.
Latavius Murray, 27, agreed to a contract with the Vikings early Thursday morning. He joins a backfield that includes Jerick McKinnon, Bishop Sankey and C.J. Ham but probably not Adrian Peterson.
Before he was an All Star, Torii Hunter's first love was football, and Money Hunter hopes to make it in the NFL out of Arkansas State.
Reiff figures to solidify one of their two tackle spots, which was the Vikings' most glaring need and its top priority heading into free agency. The team lost three players and fell short in a bid for a high-profile receiver.
The free-agency negotiating period opens without a clear landing spot for the running back.
Unfortunately for the Vikings, they are not the only team looking to find better blockers. A recent report listed offensive line as a top-three need for about half of the league's teams.
At the NFL scouting combine this past week, top Philadelphia Eagles executive Howie Roseman called this stacked running back class "historic."
As one of the last passers picked to attend the scouting combine Mitch Leidner was asked by event organizers to be a "throwing quarterback," which means he is doing double duty.
Combine shuns top prospects with off-field issues, irking some teams.
The scouting combine's three-cone drill can make or break an NFL prospect. Eventual Vikings picks Harrison Smith, Matt Kalil, Anthony Barr and Jerick McKinnon all excelled at the drill.
The Vikings are expected to talk with Adrian Peterson's agent at the NFL combine while they also evaluate possible replacements. It's likely he's played his final down with the team.
The Vikings have a blueprint for the offseason, and GM Rick Spielman even brought it along - but didn't reveal it - to a meeting with reporters.
Ryan Dungey turned an unspectacular amateur career in Minnesota into one of the most prolific professional runs in the history of dirtbike riding.
The Vikings had been interviewing candidates since George Stewart agreed late last month to become the special teams coordinator for the Chargers.
The Vikings have a lot of work to do. But making next year's Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium a home game is within the realm of possibilities.
But Adrian Peterson wants to stay with the Vikings … and get his $18 million. "I've earned my way up to that, by the way," he said in an interview.
The Vikings head into an especially uncertain offseason. The core of the squad that had Super Bowl hopes in September will remain intact, but the Vikings could say goodbye to a couple of franchise cornerstones.
Coach affirmed QB's status going forward in a Vikings offense full of questions.
Top pick Laquon Treadwell, the wide receiver who caught only one pass in his disappointing rookie season, vowed Monday as he emptied out his locker stall at Winter Park that he will "come back ready next year."
Flashes of the Vikings' 5-0 start came together Sunday as Minnesota forced five Chicago turnovers and ended the year on a high note.
The Vikings might finish the season 8-8 ... or they might not.
Some issues the Vikings will have to ponder after the 2016 season ends Sunday.
The Vikings gave up a lot for quarterback Sam Bradford. In the end, was it worth it?
With a bunch of free agents and a few overpriced veterans on the books, there will be a lot of locker stalls vacated at Winter…
Sam Bradford's four highest passing yardage totals this season have come since Pat Shurmur took over as offensive coordinator in November.
Coach said deviation from plan lasted only one series.
The 38-25 loss at Lambeau Field dropped the Vikings below .500 for the first time this season and eliminated them from playoff contention.
Last year in Green Bay, the Vikings were in celebration mode. Now they go to Lambeau needing a win just to stay alive.
The last time the Vikings went to Lambeau Field, they held off a Packers rally to win the NFC North. On this trip, they are fighting just to have something to play for in Week 17.
Everson Griffen and Harrison Smith both earned their second straight Pro Bowl selections, which are based on voting from coaches, players and fans.
Mike Zimmer is staring down one of the toughest challenges of his tenure — picking up the pieces of Sunday's embarrassing loss to the Colts
After an ugly win over the Jaguars last weekend, the Vikings must keep it going Sunday against Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.
Durable Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph swears by his weekly routine to recover and get ready for the next game. We take a detailed look.
Adrian Peterson was feeling good Thursday after his first two practices since his September knee surgery "went pretty smoothly."
When the air horn sounded Wednesday afternoon, signaling the start of the first Vikings practice of the week, Peterson reclaimed his old spot at the front of the team stretch
The 2017 matchup will be a Cleveland home game.
Right guard Brandon Fusco on Sunday suffered his second concussion of the season.
A look inside the Vikings' matchup with the Jaguars.
Marvin Hendricks found God and sobriety, and son Eric found the ability to forgive him for many mistakes.
Adrian Peterson, out since a Week 2 knee injury, wants to return later this month with the hope of leading the Vikings into the postseason. But he won't play 'for obvious reasons' if the team has been eliminated.
Stefon Diggs, with 806 receiving yards and four games left, is on pace for 1,128. And with 75 catches in 10 games, he is within striking distance of 100.
With the Vikings' once-promising season on the brink and another staredown over his contract looming in the offseason, does it make sense for Adrian Peterson to return to action?
The Vikings defensive front rose to the occasion against the NFL's best offensive line.
The Vikings missed their head coach, and much in the way of offensive production until a touchdown on the final drive. But the conversion try to tie the game fell incomplete.
General manager Rick Spielman would not say whether there is potential for head coach Mike Zimmer to miss multiple games. The team will reassess the situation Friday.
Even with a crucial game against Dallas, "the most important thing is the concern for Coach Zimmer and his health," General Manager Rick Spielman said. Special teams coach Mike Priefer is filling in.
The head coach's status for Thursday's game at home vs. Dallas is uncertain. In a statement, GM Rick Spielman said the team has a contingency plan in place.
Dallas rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have reinvigorated a franchise back to the status as the NFC's best team. The Cowboys can make it 11 wins in a row with a win over the Vikings.
Laquon Treadwell made his first career start, in place of the injured Stefon Diggs, in Thursday's loss to the Detroit Lions and played a career-high 34 snaps on offense.
Wide receiver Stefon Diggs, safety Harrison Smith, cornerbacks Captain Munnerlyn and Marcus Sherels, middle linebacker Eric Kendricks and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd stretched with the team inside the practice facility, then ducked out toward the locker room when drills began. Center Joe Berger, who has a concussion, was not spotted at all.
Vikings are down, but not out — no, seriously — after their latest wrenching loss to Lions
It was the latest comeback win for the Lions, who rallied from three points down with five minutes left to stun the Vikings again and knock the Vikings back into second place in the NFC North.
Adoption became a reality for Vikings center Joe Berger and his wife when they least expected it.
Ronnie Hillman, who signed with the Vikings in September, played six offensive snaps against the Cardinals and rushed for 9 yards on two carries.
Kai Forbath feels for Blair Walsh. But he realizes this is another opportunity to find a home in the NFL. And having experienced what Walsh is going through, he isn't going to take it for granted.
The reeling Vikings gave struggling kicker Blair Walsh the boot instead of another opportunity to cost them a game with a missed kick. Kai Forbath will replace him.
The Vikings are on pace to have the lowest yards-per-carry average in an NFL season since before Mike Zimmer was born.
After starting 5-0, Sunday's loss in Washington knocked the Vikings to second in the NFC North at 5-4. And an already thin offensive line is in trouble once again with the loss of tackle Jake Long.
While acknowledging that Anthony Barr "maybe hasn't made the splash plays that he made a year ago," coach Mike Zimmer said he feels Barr still is playing at a high level.
No keepers were found among several who tried out to replace kicker.
After Blair Walsh's latest poor game against Detroit, coach Mike Zimmer said it was time to work out possible replacements. Asked why, he replied: "You haven't been watching all year?"
The Lions gained 35 yards in 21 seconds to set up a game-tying 58-yard field goal as the fourth quarter expired, then won in overtime with a Golden Tate touchdown catch that featured missed Vikings tackles.
Pat Shurmur's offense won't look radically different from Norv Turner's scheme.
Calling it "the hardest decision I've ever made," Norv Turner said he resigned as offensive coordinator because he and the Vikings were not on the same page about the direction of their struggling offense.
A hapless offensive line and leaky Vikings defense made the Chicago Bears look like the monsters of old in a 20-10 defeat at Soldier Field.
The Vikings on Halloween night will look to get back to their winning ways at Soldier Field, which in recent years has been a house of horrors for them.
Vikings have their QB calling a lot of plays with handoff or pass options.
In seven career starts vs. the Vikings at Soldier Field, Jay Cutler is 6-1 with 17 touchdown passes
With television ratings down for NFL prime-time games, many have placed the blame on the on-field product. "I invite every one of them to come out and play this game," Brian Robison said.
The Eagles sacked quarterback Sam Bradford six times and were credited with 13 quarterback hits Sunday.
Sendejo suffered the injury after he picked off Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and returned it to the 2-yard line. He didn't realize he had gotten hurt until he got back to the sideline. He has no idea what specifically caused the injury.
The Vikings, rested up and ready to roll after their bye week, resume their season in Philadelphia against a plucky Eagles team capable of pulling off an upset at home (see their beatdown of the Steelers).
The second-year pass-catcher, though, played it coy when asked about his likely return after missing the team's last game because of a lingering groin injury.
Andrew Sendejo's more patient approach this season has kept him out of highlights of opposing players and in the good graces of coach Mike Zimmer.
By starting 5-0 for the first time since 2009, the Vikings have positioned themselves to challenge for a first-round playoff bye, too. But as far as coach Mike Zimmer is concerned, they are 0-0 after their bye week.
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