Kevin Warren, the Vikings' chief operating officer, was greeted warmly by Gary Lodoen of Eden Prairie — a k a Sir Purple Heart — before a Vikings-

Souhan: Vikings' Warren would be a team owner a racially challenged NFL desperately needs

The Vikings' chief operating officer would be an ideal point person for a new ownership group. He is exceptional at what he does. He is the highest-ranking black person on the business side of an NFL franchise.

Hartman: Vikings receivers get jump on working with Kirk Cousins

May 26
New Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins gave receiver Adam Thielen a backhanded-high-five during practice at their new Eagan facility on Wednesday. “It
Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs went to Atlanta in April to work out with Kirk Cousins after the Vikings signed their new QB.

Two views: Should NFL abandon kickoffs or new rules be tried first?

May 26
Kickoffs were a hot offseason topic and the NFL made some rule changes to make them safer this season. But was that enough?
Michael Rand and Chris Hine weigh in on the week's hot topics in sports.
May 27
Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold introduces Paul Fenton as the team's general manager and alternate governor on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Xcel En

Scoggins: In competitive market, these owners willing to spend

At one time, sports owners in this market were regarded as cheapskates. But the present collection of owners aren't operating in the mold of tightwads. This is how it should be.
May 25
Vikings receiver Diggs on 'Family Feud'? Looks like that's happening

Vikings receiver Diggs on 'Family Feud'? Looks like that's happening

The Vikings wide receiver is among five NFLers pictured in an Instagram post from Tampa Bay defensive end Gerald McCoy.
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May 25
Vikings will need to adjust to key changes in NFL kickoff rules

Vikings will need to adjust to key changes in NFL kickoff rules

A significant change is that players on the kicking team now must line up within one yard of the kickoff, all but eliminating the running start.
May 25
Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem as others stand during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona

Souhan: Cowardly NFL goes backward with anthem decision

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his known associates are hiding their greed and cowardice behind faux patriotism.
May 24
Spielman: Report that Wright crashed Dallas receiver's Lamborghini is false

Spielman: Report that Wright crashed Dallas receiver's Lamborghini is false

New Vikings wide receiver Kendall Wright’s name surfaced in connection to the arrest of Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams on public intoxication charges. GM Rick Spielman said the report is inaccurate.
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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Minnesota 13 3 0 .813 382 252 7-1 6-2
    Detroit 9 7 0 .563 410 376 4-4 5-3
    Green Bay 7 9 0 .438 320 384 4-4 3-5
    Chicago 5 11 0 .313 264 320 3-5 2-6
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 11 5 0 .688 448 326 7-1 4-4
    Carolina 11 5 0 .688 363 327 6-2 5-3
    Atlanta 10 6 0 .625 353 315 5-3 5-3
    Tampa Bay 5 11 0 .313 335 382 4-4 1-7
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 13 3 0 .813 457 295 7-1 6-2
    Dallas 9 7 0 .563 354 332 3-5 6-2
    Washington 7 9 0 .438 342 388 5-3 2-6
    NY Giants 3 13 0 .188 246 388 2-6 1-7
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 11 5 0 .688 478 329 4-4 7-1
    Seattle 9 7 0 .563 366 332 4-4 5-3
    Arizona 8 8 0 .500 295 361 5-3 3-5
    San Francisco 6 10 0 .375 331 383 3-5 3-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 13 3 0 .813 406 308 6-2 7-1
    Baltimore 9 7 0 .563 395 303 5-3 4-4
    Cincinnati 7 9 0 .438 290 349 4-4 3-5
    Cleveland 0 16 0 .000 234 410 0-8 0-8
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Jacksonville 10 6 0 .625 417 268 6-2 4-4
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 334 356 6-2 3-5
    Indianapolis 4 12 0 .250 263 404 3-5 1-7
    Houston 4 12 0 .250 338 436 3-5 1-7
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 13 3 0 .813 458 296 6-2 7-1
    Buffalo 9 7 0 .563 302 359 6-2 3-5
    Miami 6 10 0 .375 281 393 4-4 2-6
    NY Jets 5 11 0 .313 298 382 4-4 1-7
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 10 6 0 .625 415 339 6-2 4-4
    Los Angeles 9 7 0 .563 355 272 5-3 4-4
    Oakland 6 10 0 .375 301 373 4-4 2-6
    Denver 5 11 0 .313 289 382 4-4 1-7
  • Passing Yards
    C. Keenum MIN 3547
    S. Bradford MIN 382
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Murray MIN 842
    J. McKinnon MIN 570
    D. Cook MIN 354
    C. Keenum MIN 160
    M. Brown MIN 29
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 1276
    S. Diggs MIN 849
    K. Rudolph MIN 532
    J. McKinnon MIN 421
    L. Treadwell MIN 200
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 113
    H. Smith MIN 78
    A. Sendejo MIN 77
    A. Barr MIN 75
    L. Joseph MIN 68
  • Interceptions
    H. Smith MIN 5
    X. Rhodes MIN 2
    A. Sendejo MIN 2
    T. Waynes MIN 2
    (3) Players 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 13.0
    D. Hunter MIN 7.0
    B. Robison MIN 4.0
    L. Joseph MIN 3.5
    T. Johnson MIN 2.0
  • Passing Yards
    M. Stafford DET 4446
    D. Brees NO 4334
    M. Ryan ATL 4095
    K. Cousins WAS 4093
    R. Wilson SEA 3983
  • Rushing Yards
    T. Gurley II LAR 1305
    M. Ingram NO 1124
    J. Howard CHI 1122
    E. Elliott DAL 983
    C. Hyde SF 938
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1444
    A. Thielen MIN 1276
    M. Thomas NO 1245
    L. Fitzgerald ARI 1156
    M. Jones Jr. DET 1101
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Martinez GB 142
    D. Jones ATL 138
    B. Wagner SEA 133
    Z. Brown WAS 127
    L. Kuechly CAR 125
  • Interceptions
    D. Slay DET 8
    A. Bethea ARI 5
    M. Lattimore NO 5
    H. Smith MIN 5
    (5) Players 4
  • Sacks
    C. Jones ARI 17.0
    D. Lawrence DAL 14.5
    E. Griffen MIN 13.0
    C. Jordan NO 13.0
    R. Kerrigan WAS 13.0
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady NE 4577
    P. Rivers LAC 4515
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 4251
    A. Smith KC 4042
    B. Bortles JAX 3687
  • Rushing Yards
    K. Hunt KC 1327
    L. Bell PIT 1291
    L. McCoy BUF 1138
    M. Gordon LAC 1105
    L. Fournette JAX 1040
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Brown PIT 1533
    K. Allen LAC 1393
    D. Hopkins HOU 1378
    T. Hill KC 1183
    R. Gronkowski NE 1084
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    P. Brown BUF 144
    J. Schobert CLE 142
    C. Kirksey CLE 138
    D. Davis NYJ 135
    C. Mosley BAL 132
  • Interceptions
    K. Byard TEN 8
    A. Bouye JAX 6
    E. Weddle BAL 6
    T. Boston LAC 5
    (3) Players 5
  • Sacks
    C. Campbell JAX 14.5
    J. Bosa LAC 12.5
    C. Heyward PIT 12.0
    Y. Ngakoue JAX 12.0
    T. Suggs BAL 11.0
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May 24
Vikings offensive line remains a concerning work in progress

Vikings offensive line remains a concerning work in progress

Maybe there’s enough there to protect Kirk Cousins as well as the Vikings looked out for Case Keenum last season. The Vikings better hope so, since the disaster of 2016 is still very fresh.
May 24
Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr during pregame warm ups on Nov. 6, 2016.

Listen: Vikings begin OTAs without linebacker Anthony Barr

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand lead off with Anthony Barr's absence from voluntary practices this week. (2:00) Barr's rare no-show comes as he enters a contract year while two other NFL players tore knee ligaments in OTAs. (12:30) Brian Robison should be a celebrated Viking. (19:00) Observations from one OTA practice open to reporters. (25:00) National anthem policy. (33:00) Your Twitter questions, including the O-line and best fictional quarterback in a movie.
May 24
Stefon Diggs showed off his skills during practice at the team's new Eagan facility on Wednesday.

Will Diggs command even more money if he clicks with Cousins?

Wide receivers around the NFL are getting paid big money. Will Stefon Diggs be next? How he fits in with new QB Kirk Cousins will be the factor.
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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May 24
Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) .

Linebacker Barr decides not to attend Vikings' voluntary workouts

Barr did not show up Tuesday when the Vikings began the first of 10 voluntary practices, known in the as NFL world as Organized Team Activities. He'd told coach Mike Zimmer on Tuesday.
May 23
Vikings players react to NFL's new national anthem policy

Vikings players react to NFL's new national anthem policy

NFL owners voted to enact a new policy for 2018 that requires teams and personnel on the sideline to stand for the national anthem, but players and personnel now have the option to stay in the locker room if they don't want to stand.
May 23
Zimmer: It's important Vikings stand for the national anthem

Zimmer: It's important Vikings stand for the national anthem

The Vikings’ longest-tenured player, defensive end Brian Robison, said he’ll continue to “stand up for that flag,” but he doesn’t have a problem with other players who protest.
May 23
Vikings defensive lineman Brian Robison, center.

Robison accepts $2.1 million cut as Vikings restructure 2018 contract

Defensive end Brian Robison, who’s been with the Vikings since he was drafted in 2007, said the extra money wasn’t worth him leaving what he has in Minnesota during what could be his final season.
May 23
Rodgers seems like he's still unhappy with the Packers (and more)

Rodgers seems like he's still unhappy with the Packers (and more)

The Cooler: Is the Packers quarterback still passive-aggressively taking shots at Green Bay management after an offseason in which they dumped his favorite receiver amd trusted quarterback coach?
May 22
Meet the Vikings draft picks: Cornerback Mike Hughes

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Cornerback Mike Hughes

How first-round pick Hughes factors on defense for the Vikings could depend on his development as a slot defender with Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes established outside.
May 21
Holton Hill

Vikings guarantee $316,000 to undrafted free agents

Texas cornerback Holton Hill received more money than any other undrafted free agent since Mike Zimmer became head coach
May 21

Vikings draft choices: Meet all the 2018 picks

The Vikings draft class is looking to make an impact on a team that's coming off a 13-3 record and has Super Bowl aspirations. Here's a look at the first-year players who are hoping to make the 2018 roster.
May 21
Meet the Vikings draft picks: Tackle Brian O'Neill

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Tackle Brian O'Neill

O'Neill, an offensive tackle, comes from a family of college athletes and also has some basketball credentials from when he was in high school.
May 21
The Vikings offseason workouts were opened to the media for the first time this season. Vikings new quarterback Kirk Cousins got a head-start on the n

What to watch in Vikings OTAs: Kirk Cousins leads the list

The Vikings team that will begin the most substantive phase of its offseason program on Tuesday is among the NFL’s most stable groups. But there's still much work to be done on offense.
May 21
Anthony Barr (left to right), Danielle Hunter and Stefon Diggs are all in line for new contracts, putting pressure on the VIkings' Rob Brzezinski.

Scoggins: Vikings turn to cap guru with 3 key players due for new deals

The team has handed out many big checks over the past two years in trying to keep intact its stars but still hopes to sign Anthony Barr, Danielle Hunter and Stefon Diggs to lucrative deals.
May 19
The glass walls of U.S. Bank Stadium are being studies for the effects on the bird population.

U.S. Bank Stadium bird study reaches midpoint, with results due next year

Vikings and state pay $300K to study danger posed by building's glass walls.

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