Will Vikings 'red dot' Mixon, a scarlet letter for high-risk draft prospects?

Will Vikings 'red dot' Mixon, a scarlet letter for high-risk draft prospects?

Days ahead of the NFL draft the Vikings are weighing character concerns of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon and other top draft prospects.

Vikings QB Bradford isn't stressing over uncertain contract situation

April 25
Vikings QB Bradford isn't stressing over uncertain contract situation
Sam Bradford said Tuesday that "I don't believe" the Vikings had reached out to his agent to start talks about a contract extension. He is not signed beyond this season.

Souhan: Peterson's Week 1 return is latest in Vikings' ongoing drama

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Souhan: Peterson's Week 1 return is latest in Vikings' ongoing drama
The Vikings are the local champions of sports drama. And as Vikings history proves, "dramatic" is not synonymous with "successful."
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Minnesota Vikings Rick Spielman addressed the media at Winter Park, Tu...

Access Vikings: Red dotting draft picks

A look into assigning a draft prospect a red dot, which means he's off the table.
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April 25
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, gets a block fr...

Vikings defenders looking forward to chance to tackle Peterson

Once hands-off in practice, Adrian Peterson will be fair game in Week 1 at U.S. Bank Stadium - on national television - now that he's a member of the Saints.
Vikings draft central: A pick for every pick
NFL Draft 2017 Vikings draft central: A pick for every pick
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With the NFL draft approaching, the Vikings turn the dial in earnest to a fresh start. In the ultimate Vikings draft preview, we've done a mock draft that is built to fill every one of the Vikings' biggest needs.
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April 25

Three running backs who might be available with the Vikings' 48th overall pick

A look at prospects the Vikings might have their eye on.
Vikings
April 25

How will the Vikings use their eight draft picks?

Slightly-educated-but-mostly-wild guesses on how the draft might go for the Vikings this weekend.
Polls
April 25

Poll: Should the Vikings draft Joe Mixon if he's available?

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    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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April 25
Football and soccer state tournaments, played last fall in U.S. Bank Stadium, contributed combined proceeds of about $1.2 million to the Minnesota State High School League, which expects to return more money to schools to help defray tournament expenses.

Super Bowl group quietly plans sex trafficking prevention efforts

A group is studying how to prevent abuse, raise awareness and help any victims.
Vikings
April 25
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson joked with teammates on...

Vikings say goodbye to Adrian Peterson

Vikings players and general manager wish Adrian Peterson well on the day he signed with the New Orleans Saints.
Vikings
April 25
Minnesota Vikings Rick Spielman addressed the media at Winter Park, Tu...

Rick Spielman on a deep draft, trading up and maybe still taking a tackle

While they don’t have a first-rounder at this moment, Spielman feels the Vikings will still be able to pick good players in the second, third and fourth rounds, when they have five total selections.
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April 25
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) is back on the pra...

Vikings players react to Peterson signing with New Orleans: 'It's going to be weird'

Defensive end Everson Griffen said of Peterson joining the Saints: “It’s going to be fun to be able to hit him.” He also wondered if there’s something fishy about the NFL schedule.
Vikings
April 25

Vikings draft central: A pick for every pick

With the NFL draft approaching, the Vikings turn the dial in earnest to a fresh start. In the ultimate Vikings draft preview, we've done a mock draft that is built to fill every one of the Vikings' biggest needs.
Vikings
April 25

Case can be made for Vikings drafting a quarterback in later round

With Teddy Bridgewater's future uncertain and Sam Bradford signed only through 2017, it's possible the Vikings could attempt to uncover a hidden gem in this week's NFL draft.
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April 25

Vikings' Rudolph happy with schedule

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is a longtime fan of the NFL draft and will be hosting a draft party at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 4 Bells in Minneapolis, with proceeds benefiting the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.
Polls
April 25

Poll: Should the Vikings have worked harder to keep Adrian Peterson?

Vikings
April 25

Vikings draft preview: Uncertainty at quarterback returns

While Sam Bradford is under contract for 2017, there are major questions the Vikings must answer in the coming weeks. Will the draft help clarify some issues?
U.S. Bank Stadium section: The game plan
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The latest news on the construction of the new Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis. It's set to open in the fall of 2016.
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April 25

'Fumblaya' to well-wishes: Vikings fans send-off Adrian Peterson

More than anything, fans are excited about the Week 1 showdown between the Vikings and Saints on Monday Night Football now that Peterson is heading to New Orleans.
EPISODE 84
April 25

Listen: NFL draft is near; who will the Vikings take?

Intro: A look at the Vikings' major areas of need in the draft; 20:00: Matt Vensel's round-by-round Vikings mock draft. 38:00: All-time Vikings draft steals. 43:00: Wait, Adrian Peterson might sign with the Saints and play against the Vikings in week 1?
Vikings
April 25

Every NFL team is on the lookout for the next franchise quarterback

The Vikings have drafted six quarterbacks in the past 10 years. Here's a team-by-team look at quarterbacks taken in the draft since 2006:
Vikings
April 24

Patrick Mahomes II's family didn't see football career coming

Football was the sport the son of a former Twins pitcher wasn't supposed to pursue.
Vikings
April 24

Favorite schools, most-picked positions and other Vikings draft trends

Since the Vikings picked Peterson, 230 running backs have been drafted by NFL teams. But other than Peterson, the Vikings have only picked two.
Vikings
April 24

The top 25 players in the 2017 NFL draft, period

Our NFL Insider ranks the NFL draft's top 25 players, regardless of position, team or projection.

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