Souhan: Adrian Peterson has options, but not $18 million worth

Souhan: Adrian Peterson has options, but not $18 million worth

The Vikings are not going to pay Adrian Peterson $18 million this year, and he seems prepared to be offended by lower offers

Vikings hire Darrell Hazell as wide receivers coach

February 18
Vikings hire Darrell Hazell as wide receivers coach
The Vikings had been interviewing candidates since George Stewart agreed late last month to become the special teams coordinator for the Chargers.

Thielen contract, Bridgewater observation among hot Vikings WinterFest topics

February 18
Thielen contract, Bridgewater observation among hot Vikings WinterFest topics
Adam Thielen, a pending free agent, says he proved himself in a breakout season and hopes the Vikings respond in kind.
Minneapolis
February 18
Gov. Mark Dayton, shown at a news conference on Thursday, said that he expects to appoint an interim chair to replace Michele Kelm-Helgen at the stadium authority next week.

New leadership for U.S. Bank Stadium is in the works, Dayton says

Replacements for the two departed top officials on U.S. Bank Stadium's oversight panel are likely to come next week.
Vikings
February 17

Closing door on Adrian Peterson could open another to something better

Having Adrian Peterson go elsewhere could open the door for the Vikings to replace him with someone more in tune with the evolution of offense in the NFL.
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Minneapolis
February 17
Gov. Mark Dayton headed to a news conference Thursday at the State Capitol, where the stadium panel resignations were discussed.

Mondale joins Kelm-Helgen in resigning from stadium panel

The two highest-profile public officials on the U.S. Bank Stadium oversight committee left their jobs amid public and legislative pressure after revelations of two luxury suites used to host friends and family at games and concerts.
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February 16

Listen: What moves should the Vikings make? One attempt at an 'ideal' offseason

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Vikings
February 16

The Vikings can quickly add up salary cap space ahead of free agency

This is the time of year when players become budget lines again as front offices assess and reassess the dollar values assigned to many players in breakable contracts.
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    Green Bay 10 6 0 .625 432 388 6-2 4-4
    Detroit 9 7 0 .563 346 358 6-2 3-5
    Minnesota 8 8 0 .500 327 307 5-3 3-5
    Chicago 3 13 0 .188 279 399 3-5 0-8
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Atlanta 11 5 0 .688 540 406 5-3 6-2
    Tampa Bay 9 7 0 .563 354 369 4-4 5-3
    New Orleans 7 9 0 .438 469 454 4-4 3-5
    Carolina 6 10 0 .375 369 402 4-4 2-6
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 13 3 0 .813 421 306 7-1 6-2
    NY Giants 11 5 0 .688 310 284 7-1 4-4
    Washington 8 7 1 .531 396 383 4-4 4-3
    Philadelphia 7 9 0 .438 367 331 6-2 1-7
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Seattle 10 5 1 .656 354 292 7-1 3-4
    Arizona 7 8 1 .469 418 362 4-3 3-5
    Los Angeles 4 12 0 .250 224 394 1-7 3-5
    San Francisco 2 14 0 .125 309 480 1-7 1-7
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 11 5 0 .688 399 327 6-2 5-3
    Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 343 321 6-2 2-6
    Cincinnati 6 9 1 .406 325 315 4-3 2-6
    Cleveland 1 15 0 .063 264 452 1-7 0-8
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 9 7 0 .563 279 328 7-1 2-6
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 381 378 5-3 4-4
    Indianapolis 8 8 0 .500 411 392 4-4 4-4
    Jacksonville 3 13 0 .188 318 400 2-6 1-7
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 14 2 0 .875 441 250 6-2 8-0
    Miami 10 6 0 .625 363 380 6-2 4-4
    Buffalo 7 9 0 .438 399 378 4-4 3-5
    NY Jets 5 11 0 .313 275 409 2-6 3-5
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 4 0 .750 389 311 6-2 6-2
    Oakland 12 4 0 .750 416 385 6-2 6-2
    Denver 9 7 0 .563 333 297 5-3 4-4
    San Diego 5 11 0 .313 410 423 3-5 2-6
  • Passing Yards
    S. Bradford MIN 3877
    S. Hill MIN 242
  • Rushing Yards
    J. McKinnon MIN 539
    M. Asiata MIN 402
    A. Peterson MIN 72
    S. Bradford MIN 53
    C. Patterson MIN 43
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 967
    S. Diggs MIN 903
    K. Rudolph MIN 840
    C. Patterson MIN 453
    M. Asiata MIN 263
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 109
    H. Smith MIN 91
    L. Joseph MIN 77
    A. Barr MIN 70
    A. Sendejo MIN 66
  • Interceptions
    X. Rhodes MIN 5
    T. Waynes MIN 3
    A. Sendejo MIN 2
    C. Greenway MIN 1
    (3) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 12.5
    E. Griffen MIN 8.0
    B. Robison MIN 7.5
    L. Joseph MIN 4.0
    E. Kendricks MIN 2.5
  • Passing Yards
    D. Brees NO 5208
    M. Ryan ATL 4944
    K. Cousins WAS 4917
    A. Rodgers GB 4428
    M. Stafford DET 4327
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 1631
    J. Howard CHI 1313
    D. Johnson ARI 1239
    D. Freeman ATL 1079
    M. Ingram NO 1043
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1409
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 1367
    M. Evans TB 1321
    J. Nelson GB 1257
    B. Cooks NO 1173
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 167
    K. Alexander TB 145
    S. Lee DAL 145
    A. Ogletree LA 136
    T. Whitehead DET 132
  • Interceptions
    D. Rodgers-Cromartie NYG 6
    H. Clinton-Dix GB 5
    L. Collins NYG 5
    J. Hicks PHI 5
    X. Rhodes MIN 5
  • Sacks
    V. Beasley Jr. ATL 15.5
    M. Golden ARI 12.5
    D. Hunter MIN 12.5
    C. Avril SEA 11.5
    (3) Players 11.0
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers SD 4386
    J. Flacco BAL 4317
    A. Luck IND 4240
    A. Dalton CIN 4206
    D. Carr OAK 3937
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Murray TEN 1287
    J. Ajayi MIA 1272
    L. Bell PIT 1268
    L. McCoy BUF 1267
    L. Blount NE 1161
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Hilton IND 1448
    A. Brown PIT 1284
    A. Cooper OAK 1153
    J. Landry MIA 1136
    T. Kelce KC 1125
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Brown BUF 149
    C. Kirksey CLE 143
    P. Brown BUF 135
    P. Posluszny JAX 133
    Z. Orr BAL 130
  • Interceptions
    C. Hayward SD 7
    Q. Demps HOU 6
    M. Peters KC 6
    S. Gilmore BUF 5
    R. Nelson OAK 5
  • Sacks
    V. Miller DEN 13.5
    L. Alexander BUF 12.5
    C. Wake MIA 11.5
    K. Mack OAK 11.0
    E. Walden IND 11.0
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Vikings
February 16

Hartman: Vikings' role model for next season should be 1973 team

With a stout defense and Fran Tarkenton in his second year back, the team went to Super Bowl.
Sports
February 15

Reports: Adrian Peterson could play for every NFL team next year

Here are a handful of the more “serious” bits of speculation — and even these might cause your eyes to roll violently in their sockets.
Vikings
February 15
(left to right) Vikings Teddy Bridgewater and Captain Munnerlyn joked...

Vikings unlikely to use franchise tag on Munnerlyn, other free agents

Over the past decade, the Vikings have only used the franchise tag once. That was in 2011, when they kept outside linebacker Chad Greenway from hitting the market.
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Vikings
February 15
Minnesota Vikings Cordarrelle Patterson (84).

Vikings have 19 free agents: Here's the complete list

The Vikings could look to lock up some of these players before March 7, when free agents are allowed to start talking to other NFL teams.
Minneapolis
February 14

Stadium panel being reshaped after luxury suites controversy

A legislative effort to reshape the U.S. Bank Stadium oversight panel pushed ahead Tuesday despite a headwind of opposition from Gov. Mark Dayton.
Sports
February 14

Celebrate Randy Moss' 40th birthday reliving all of his 40-plus yard TDs

The NFL celebrated Randy Moss' 40th birthday Monday by compiling every one of his 40-plus yard touchdown receptions into one dazzling set of highlights.
U.S. Bank Stadium section: The game plan
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Vikings
February 14

Vikings interested in former Browns cornerback K'Waun Williams

Two Vikings cornerbacks are scheduled to be free agents next month, so the organization is doing its homework on others available. One of those cornerbacks…
Sports
February 14

Ex-Cretin-Derham Hall star Floyd 'sorry,' moving forward as Super Bowl champion

Floyd was claimed by New England after Arizona released Floyd following his DUI arrest on Dec. 12. He went from losing his job to Super Bowl champion in less than 60 days.
Vikings
February 13
Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Matt Kalil (75).

What's next for the Vikings as they overhaul offensive line?

The next decision the Vikings must make up front — and they might have made it already — is whether to try to bring back Matt Kalil or Andre Smith.
Vikings
February 11

Craig: Moss deserves Hall of Fame spot on first ballot

In about 51 weeks, I'll be asked to present the opening argument for Moss. He's not my favorite person, but that doesn't matter. I do think he's worthy of being one of the few receivers not named Jerry Rice to enter the Hall on his first ballot.
Vikings
February 11

First-ballot Hall of Famer receivers

A list of receivers Randy Moss hopes he'll join in 2018.
Vikings
February 10
Minnesota Vikings Brandon Fusco (63).

Vikings release offensive linemen Fusco and Harris

The Vikings began turning over the offensive line by releasing two veterans on Friday.
Vikings
February 10

Vikings say season ticket prices will stay flat for 2017 season

All other ticket pricing, including packages and single-game sales, have yet to be determined for next season.
Sports
February 10

Internet fun with the Blair Walsh signing: Let's go to the highlights

News of Seattle signing Blair Walsh gave fans on social media another reason to vent about, or show some grace, to the former Vikings kicker.
Vikings
February 10
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Why Randy Moss is a first-ballot Hall of Famer — and why he could be denied

The 6-4, 215-pound self-proclaimed SuperFreak probably was the most unusually gifted receiver to come along in NFL history. There’s a reason he took the league by storm with 17 touchdowns as a rookie in 1998.
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Atlanta 0 21 7 0 0 28

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