Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman

Vikings seeking quick fixes in draft

Vikings GM Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer had their contracts extended recently through the 2020 season. But one or both could be on the hot seat if the team doesn't return to the playoffs this year.

Scoggins: Retiring Studwell gave it all on field, as scout for Vikings

Scott Studwell announced Tuesday during an emotional news conference in Eagan that he was retiring after 42-year playing and scouting career with the
Scott Studwell, a football lifer, said goodbye Tuesday by announcing his retirement from the Vikings organization after 42 years as player and scout.

Vikings weigh team needs against draft's talent pool

April 24
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Here's a position-by-position look at the Vikings' needs, from highest to lowest
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Brian Robison's sack celebration.

Vikings defensive end Brian Robison officially retires

Robison was the team's longest tenured player when he was cut in a surprising move when the Vikings trimmed their roster to 53 at the end of training camp in 2018.
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman left hugged Scott Studwell after he announced that Studwell was retiring after after a 42-year playing and scout

Reusse: Prototype linebacker and cranky columnist had long, friendly feud

During his playing career, Scott Studwell, the just-retired Vikings executive, assumed the role of primary protectorate of the locker room against media members not considered to be full supporters of the squad.
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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Will Vikings end up paying for spending too much on Cousins?

Will Vikings end up paying for spending too much on Cousins?

Paying elite quarterbacks big money is a good idea and translates into wins. Paying comparable money for good but not great QBs is a much bigger risk.
Taking offensive lineman with 1st pick is obvious call for Vikings, right?

Taking offensive lineman with 1st pick is obvious call for Vikings, right?

The Vikings need to better protect their investment in Kirk Cousins and open running lanes for their running backs. Does that add up to an easy call for the team?
April 23
Mike Hughes.

Spielman: Hughes' ACL rehab running 'ahead of schedule'

A video surfaced Tuesday on social media of Mike Hughes running in the end zone of the Vikings' indoor practice field in Eagan, where he has conducted his rehab throughout the spring.


  • 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
Who are the players on the Vikings' 53-man roster? We take a close look at their pedigree, home-states, colleges and more.
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April 23
You can believe everything Rick Spielman and any other NFL general manager says — or not — this week. Every team plays it coy as the NFL draft app

Where there's smoke, there must be an NFL draft

Information this close to the draft is pretty much for entertainment purposes only. Accuracy is sketchy, at best.
April 23
Scott Studwell retired after a 42-year career with the Vikings.

Scott Studwell says he's retiring after 42 years with Vikings

The team's all-time leader in tackles has worked in the scouting departments since 1991.
April 23
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman spoke about the upcoming NFL draft during a news conference Tuesday at Twin Cities Orthopedics Center in Eagan.

Spielman enters draft looking for best available player

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the best case scenario is to draft the best player available and in a position that fits the team's needs.
Vikings season preview: The Infinite Quest
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Infinity and No. 8, you have a lot in common: Neither of you has an exit. The Vikings placed $84 million worth of pressure on No. 8 Kirk Cousins, and the success or failure of 2018 will be entirely tied to him.
April 23
Scott Studwell retiring after 42-year career with Vikings

Scott Studwell retiring after 42-year career with Vikings

The longtime Vikings linebacker has worked most recently in the team's scouting department.
April 23
Will Vikings draft from an 'outstanding' defensive line class?

Will Vikings draft from an 'outstanding' defensive line class?

The depth of this 2019 draft class is considered strongest along the defensive line, where difference makers may be found in the middle rounds.
April 23
Linebacker Blake Cashman, shown at Gophers pro day in March, had a breakout season as a senior.

Former Gophers linebacker Cashman climbs the NFL draft board

Blake Cashman's standout performance at the NFL scouting combine, where he proved to be among the most athletic linebackers in the 2019 class, led scouts and analysts alike to reconsider pre-draft rankings.
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April 22
If you could have one player, who would you take? These players might be in that conversation: Ed Oliver, T.J. Hockenson, D.K. Metcalf, Devin White an

The 25 best players in the NFL draft? Here's a list

Let's remove all the hype, team needs and nonstop chatter about these players -- and just try to answer this not-so-simple question: Who are the 25 best players available in this draft?
April 22
The Vikings' Adam Thielen is a two-time Pro Bowler, a former second-team All-Pro and one of the league’s highest-paid receivers. He’s also a class

Thielen as a Packer? It almost happened in the 2013 NFL draft

The Packers had three seventh-round picks that year, two of which they used on receivers. Those receivers caught one ball for the Packers and are long gone from the league. Thielen is a two-time Pro Bowler for the Vikings.
April 22

NFL draft details

Here's what you need to know about the NFL draft, which begins Thursday night:
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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April 22

Complete NFL draft order

Here's all the picks, from the first through the seventh round:
April 22
Commissioner Roger Goodell poses with a fan after the Minnesota Vikings selected Central Florida's Mike Hughes during the first round of the NFL footb

Listen: The first round and beyond, sorting out Vikings draft options

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' possibilities with the 18th overall pick on Thursday night.
April 22
Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) left a tight end David Morgan (89) celebrated Rudolph's 44-yard touchdown in the second quarter at Ford

As position becomes game-changer, will Vikings draft a tight end?

The Vikings’ pivot away from a shotgun-heavy offense started to benefit the position late in the season, when they relied much more on the tight ends in their attack.
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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April 22
From A to O-line: Spielman plots course for Vikings' biggest draft need

From A to O-line: Spielman plots course for Vikings' biggest draft need

This year's deep NFL draft gives the Vikings more than one chance to address its biggest needs. The Vikings have invested a lot of time scouting the offensive line.
April 22
Iowa defensive back Amani Hooker, a former Park Center star, ran a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis in March.

Park Center's best ever: Amani Hooker ready for NFL draft call

Ambitious goals were set by the Hooker bothers and their friends in Brooklyn Park. They vowed to grow and out their hometown "on the map."
April 21

NFL draft details

Here's all the basics you need to know for the NFL draft, which begins Thursday night:

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