Kyle Rudolph participated in a Vikings OTA on Wednesday.

Rudolph still hopes deal with Vikings can be reached

The Vikings, as part of a new deal, could easily lower Kyle Rudolph's 2019 salary cap number by taking a similar approach to the one they used with Eric Kendricks last week.
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May 23
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Stefon Diggs skipped the first two OTAs after participating sparingly in the Vikings offseason program that started last month.. That focused attention on competition for other receiver spots on the team.

Diggs skips OTAs; Rookie Bradbury plays center, Elflein moves to guard

May 23
Garrett Bradbury played center and Pat Elflein was the left guard as reporters got their first look at the revamped Vikings line Wednesday.
Pat Elflein, entering his third NFL season, is making the transition back to guard after 30 games as the Vikings center.
Vikings
May 23
Cousins: 'Good to get the bad taste out of our mouths from last year'

Cousins: 'Good to get the bad taste out of our mouths from last year'

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is happy to be back on the field for OTAs and is looking forward to this season.
Vikings
May 22
Zimmer optimistic Rudolph will stay with Vikings

Zimmer optimistic Rudolph will stay with Vikings

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer spoke with the press after Wednesday's team OTAs, and addressed Kyle Rudolph's standing with the team.
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May 22
Access Vikings: Plenty of news from first open day of OTAs

Access Vikings: Plenty of news from first open day of OTAs

The only Vikings player missing from Wednesday's voluntary practice was receiver Stefon Diggs, who has not attended either of two OTAs held this week.
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May 21
Michele Tafoya wins her third sports Emmy

Michele Tafoya wins her third sports Emmy

The Minnesota-based broadcaster was part of a big night for the NBC sports team.
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May 20
Minnesota Viking's rookie quarterback Jake Browning practiced during a mini-camp at the Twin Cities Orthopedic Center, Friday, May 3, 2019 in Eagan, M

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Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand set up the next four weeks of Vikings spring practices.

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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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May 19
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf left a December game at U.S. Bank Stadium applauding, but last season didn’t always go that well.

Hartman: Wilf family is doing all it can to win a title for Vikings

Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf said that when the Vikings lost their final regular-season game to the Bears, thus missing the playoffs, the ownership group knew major changes had to happen.
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May 17
Kearse looking for more action as Vikings slot defender in 2019

Kearse looking for more action as Vikings slot defender in 2019

When Organized Team Activities begin next week, Jayron Kearse expects to be one of a few Vikings vying for playing time as the nickel defensive back.
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May 17
Western Michigan center John Keenoy during his final college game, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against BYU on Dec. 21.

Hartman: Vikings rookie lineman credits Fleck, staff for his development

Center John Keenoy started 51 of 52 games at Western Michigan, where he played for current Gophers coach P.J. Fleck."I think he will be successful wherever he goes," Keenoy said.
Vikings
May 16
Tight end Kyle Rudolph said he believes the Vikings and his representatives are still on the same page in trying to get a deal done.

Hartman: Rudolph rules out Vikings pay cut. 'I am too young for that'

The tight end wants to remain with the Vikings, but knows other teams would want to acquire him. He had a two-word answer when asked if he'd take a discount to stay.
Vikings
May 16
Defensive end Brian Robison spent 11 seasons with the Vikings.

Robison runs the gamut as he retires from Vikings

The defensive end, who spent all of his 11 NFL seasons with the team, shared laughs and tears with former teammates and coaches Wednesday.
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May 16
Brian Robison: 'I want to tell my story'

Brian Robison: 'I want to tell my story'

Brian Robison laughed, cried and commanded a room Wednesday during his retirement news conference.
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May 16
Former NFL center Matt Birk spoke Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Royal Cliff Banquet & Conference Center at a fundraiser for a Catholic high school he i

NFL veteran Matt Birk to start Catholic high school in Burnsville

NFL veteran Matt Birk, father of eight, is leading fundraising efforts.
Vikings
May 15
Garrett Bradbury

Vikings sign top draft pick Bradbury after contract tweak for Kendricks

Still lingering is the uncertain status of tight end Kyle Rudolph, who said this week he'd like a resolution "sooner rather than later" to his contract situation.
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May 14
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph said he wants to remain with the team, but also wants to settle plans for the future season.

Rudolph wants contract situation settled 'sooner rather than later'

Kyle Rudolph reiterated his desire to stay with the Vikings and coach Mike Zimmer said he'd like the tight end to stay "but sometimes business gets in the way."
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May 14
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) threw a complete pass to Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) in the second quarter at For

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May 13
Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) tossed a towel to a fan after the game at Ford Field Sunday December 23, 2018 in Detroit, MI.] The Minne

Rudolph discusses being on trading block for Vikings

Tight end Kyle Rudolph said Monday he'd like clarity soon on his standing with the Vikings.
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May 10
Source: Rudolph contract talks with Vikings tabled, trade rumors linger

Source: Rudolph contract talks with Vikings tabled, trade rumors linger

It’s looking more likely tight end Kyle Rudolph may have to accept a hometown discount to avoid being traded or released by the Vikings.
Vikings
May 10
Elon (N.C.) University’s Oli Udoh was taken in the sixth round by the Vikings, who were impressed by the tackle’s size (6-5, 325) and agility.

Vikings draft pick Udoh is a mobile mountain on the offensive line

Oli Udoh's commitment to football helped him overcome the odds of making it to the NFL — and so did his size.
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May 9
Rick Springfield, shown in 2010, is one of the performers of opening night of the Summer Skolstice festival in Eagan.

Vikings announce 'Summer Skolstice' concert series at Eagan headquarters

The three-day music fest is the first of many events envisioned at Vikings' HQ.

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