The Vikings need quality offensive linemen, but General Manager Rick Spielman hasn't done much for that position thus far in the offseason.

Souhan: Spielman, Vikings playing with fire with fruitless offseason so far

This April, the GM needs to draft an offensive lineman or two who are capable of starting. Will he or not?

Vikings re-sign kicker Bailey to one-year deal

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Dan Bailey, 31, agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal to return to the Vikings after signing a $2 million deal midseason last year.
His deal includes just $250,000 of guaranteed money, meaning the Vikings could make a kicker switch with few financial ramifications.

Vikings bring in guard Kline on free-agent visit

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Vikings bring in guard Kline on free-agent visit
As the Vikings sort through their options to help their offensive line, they brought in former Titans guard Josh Kline for a free-agent visit Tuesday.
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5:34pm
Vikings running back Ameer Abdullah (31)

Vikings re-sign Abdullah; Sendejo and Compton headed to new teams

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.
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11:45am
Mailbag: What could Vikings get for trading a starting cornerback?

Mailbag: What could Vikings get for trading a starting cornerback?

Could the Vikings still make a splash by trading from a deep cornerback position to fill needs? That question and more get addressed here.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) reacts before his is sacked by Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55) during the first half of a
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March 18
Minnesota Vikings Anthony Barr (55).

Listen: Vikings double down on defense a week into NFL free agency

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' offseason direction one week into NFL free agency and more than a month before the NFL draft.
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March 18
Coaching > talent? Vikings' 2019 philosophy takes a different turn

Coaching > talent? Vikings' 2019 philosophy takes a different turn

The Vikings find themselves with plenty of offensive line needs but limited cap space in an offseason when a lot of linemen are getting paid.
Vikings
March 18
Bargain shopping: Ten free agents who could intrigue the Vikings

Bargain shopping: Ten free agents who could intrigue the Vikings

Three of the remaining NFL free agent offensive linemen you’ve seen the Vikings connected to through the past week would not mess up the Vikings’ positioning for a possible 2020 third-round draft pick through the league’s compensatory formula.
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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Chicago 12 4 0 .750 421 283 7-1 5-3
    Minnesota 8 7 1 .531 360 341 5-3 3-4
    Green Bay 6 9 1 .406 376 400 5-2 1-7
    Detroit 6 10 0 .375 324 360 3-5 3-5
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 13 3 0 .813 504 353 6-2 7-1
    Atlanta 7 9 0 .438 414 423 4-4 3-5
    Carolina 7 9 0 .438 376 382 5-3 2-6
    Tampa Bay 5 11 0 .313 396 464 4-4 1-7
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 10 6 0 .625 339 324 7-1 3-5
    Philadelphia 9 7 0 .563 367 348 5-3 4-4
    Washington 7 9 0 .438 281 359 3-5 4-4
    NY Giants 5 11 0 .313 369 412 2-6 3-5
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 13 3 0 .813 527 384 7-1 6-2
    Seattle 10 6 0 .625 428 347 6-2 4-4
    San Francisco 4 12 0 .250 342 435 4-4 0-8
    Arizona 3 13 0 .188 225 425 1-7 2-6
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 10 6 0 .625 389 287 6-2 4-4
    Pittsburgh 9 6 1 .594 428 360 5-3 4-3
    Cleveland 7 8 1 .469 359 392 5-2 2-6
    Cincinnati 6 10 0 .375 368 455 4-4 2-6
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 11 5 0 .688 402 316 6-2 5-3
    Indianapolis 10 6 0 .625 433 344 6-2 4-4
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 310 303 6-2 3-5
    Jacksonville 5 11 0 .313 245 316 3-5 2-6
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 11 5 0 .688 436 325 8-0 3-5
    Miami 7 9 0 .438 319 433 6-2 1-7
    Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 269 374 4-4 2-6
    NY Jets 4 12 0 .250 333 441 2-6 2-6
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 4 0 .750 565 421 7-1 5-3
    Los Angeles 12 4 0 .750 428 329 5-3 7-1
    Denver 6 10 0 .375 329 349 3-5 3-5
    Oakland 4 12 0 .250 290 467 3-5 1-7
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 4298
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 615
    L. Murray MIN 578
    K. Cousins MIN 123
    S. Diggs MIN 62
    M. Boone MIN 47
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 1373
    S. Diggs MIN 1021
    K. Rudolph MIN 634
    D. Cook MIN 305
    L. Treadwell MIN 302
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 108
    H. Smith MIN 84
    D. Hunter MIN 72
    L. Joseph MIN 58
    A. Barr MIN 55
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 3
    H. Smith MIN 3
    E. Kendricks MIN 2
    H. Hill MIN 1
    (3) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 14.5
    E. Griffen MIN 5.5
    S. Richardson MIN 4.5
    M. Alexander MIN 4.0
    (3) Players 3.0
  • Passing Yards
    M. Ryan ATL 4924
    J. Goff LAR 4688
    A. Rodgers GB 4442
    E. Manning NYG 4299
    K. Cousins MIN 4298
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 1434
    S. Barkley NYG 1307
    T. Gurley II LAR 1251
    C. Carson SEA 1151
    C. McCaffrey CAR 1098
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1677
    M. Evans TB 1524
    M. Thomas NO 1405
    D. Adams GB 1386
    G. Kittle SF 1377
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Martinez GB 144
    L. Vander Esch DAL 138
    B. Wagner SEA 138
    M. Foster WAS 131
    L. Kuechly CAR 130
  • Interceptions
    K. Fuller CHI 7
    D. Kazee ATL 7
    E. Jackson CHI 6
    A. Ogletree NYG 5
    (5) Players 4
  • Sacks
    A. Donald LAR 20.5
    D. Hunter MIN 14.5
    F. Clark SEA 13.0
    C. Jones ARI 13.0
    R. Kerrigan WAS 13.0
  • Passing Yards
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 5129
    P. Mahomes KC 5097
    A. Luck IND 4593
    T. Brady NE 4355
    P. Rivers LAC 4308
  • Rushing Yards
    J. Mixon CIN 1168
    D. Henry TEN 1059
    P. Lindsay DEN 1037
    N. Chubb CLE 996
    (2) Players 973
  • Receiving Yards
    D. Hopkins HOU 1572
    T. Hill KC 1479
    J. Smith-Schuster PIT 1426
    T. Kelce KC 1336
    A. Brown PIT 1297
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    D. Leonard IND 163
    A. Hitchens KC 135
    T. Smith Sr. JAX 134
    T. Whitehead OAK 126
    K. Alonso MIA 125
  • Interceptions
    X. Howard MIA 7
    S. Williams CIN 5
    K. Byard TEN 4
    D. Harmon NE 4
    (4) Players 4
  • Sacks
    J. Watt HOU 16.0
    C. Jones KC 15.5
    V. Miller DEN 14.5
    M. Garrett CLE 13.5
    (2) Players 13.0
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March 17
Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Nick Easton (62) during practice on July 30, 2018. Easton had neck surgery and will likely miss the rest of the se

Vikings' offensive line takes a hit as Easton leaves for Saints

Nick Easton will likely fill the Saints’ opening at center, where he started five games in 2016 for the Vikings before moving to left guard.
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March 17
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in In

With initial wave of offseason moves done, what's next for Vikings?

They paid big to maintain the defense but ignored big issues of the offense.
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March 16
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55).

Zimmer defends Barr's worth: 'A guy that every team we play game-plans for'

When asked about Anthony Barr's role in Minnesota, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer defended the system and Barr.
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March 15
Shamar Stephen is back with the Vikings after spending last season in Seattle.

Zimmer hints reacquired DT Stephen should slide into starting spot

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.
Vikings
March 15
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen

Right on time: Vikings, Griffen reach last-minute deal to restructure

The move keeps Everson Griffen with the Vikings in 2019 and frees up salary cap space.
Vikings
March 14
Barr happy to be with Vikings after 'one of worst days of my life'

Barr happy to be with Vikings after 'one of worst days of my life'

Anthony Barr discusses his flip from accepting an offer with the Jets on Monday night to returning to the Vikings on a lucrative extension that will pay him less than New York's offer.
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Vikings
March 14
Everson Griffen

Everson Griffen holds the key to free agency for Vikings

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.
Vikings
March 14
Among the bigger splashes so far this offseason, quarterback Nick Foles was reunited with former Vikings and Eagles offensive coordinator John DeFilip

NFL free agency pulls out all the stops at a fast, furious pace

Nary a ball was snapped the past week, but the NFL still kicked off its new season Wednesday with more big plays than it showcased on its grandest stage 5½ weeks ago in Atlanta.
Vikings
March 13
Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr

Late-night phone call led to Barr's decision to spurn Jets, stay with Vikings

"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!"
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes an 11-yard reception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct
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Vikings
March 13
Winfield ..,. Cousins ... Barr. Vikings keep annoying Jets in free agency

Winfield ..,. Cousins ... Barr. Vikings keep annoying Jets in free agency

This is the story of three pro football players, when given a choice, picking the Minni-apple over the Big Apple. Let’s start in the past and work our way forward:
Vikings
March 13
Details of the deal: Impact of Barr's contract on Vikings salary cap

Details of the deal: Impact of Barr's contract on Vikings salary cap

While the Vikings’ new deal with Anthony Barr will reward the linebacker handsomely, it also comes with a structure that should help the Vikings be able to conduct the rest of their business in 2019.
Vikings
March 13
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray (25) celebrated after scoring a 18-yard touchdown run in the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday

Latavius Murray expected to sign four-year deal with New Orleans

The Vikings are in the market for a backup running back after Latavius Murray agreed to terms with the Saints, a league source confirmed.
Vikings super fans Sid Davey and David Garza showed up in Canton to support the Vikings during their 1st preseason game of the season.
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March 12
Minnesota Vikings' Anthony Barr sacks Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill in the third quarter on Sunday Dec. 16, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,

Source: Barr spurns Jets, agrees to five-year deal with Vikings

A day after Anthony Barr, the four-time Pro Bowl linebacker, had reportedly agreed to sign a contract with the New York Jets, it appears he got cold feet.
Vikings
March 12
Richardson expected to sign with Browns after one season with Vikings

Richardson expected to sign with Browns after one season with Vikings

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman appeared to see Richardson's exit coming.
Vikings
March 11

Former Minneapolis Central, Nebraska, NFL player Gary dies at 59

Russell Gary, who was also a standout basketball and track star in high school, had been a Concordia (St. Paul) assistant football coach for the past 15 years.

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