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Vikings
February 16
Mock draft roundup 1.0: Players pegged to the Vikings

Mock draft roundup 1.0: Players pegged to the Vikings

Let’s take a look at a handful of national mock drafters pegging players to the Vikings at pick No. 30.
Vikings
February 15
DeFilippo brings varied history to Vikings of working with mobile QBs

DeFilippo brings varied history to Vikings of working with mobile QBs

One remark stuck out when John DeFilippo recently cracked the book on the criteria important to him at quarterback as the new Vikings offensive coordinator.
Vikings
February 14
Harrison Smith's excellent season marred by the way it ended

Harrison Smith's excellent season marred by the way it ended

When Mike Zimmer said the Eagles attacked some of the Vikings’ strengths in a blowout loss in the NFC title game, he might as well have been talking about safety Harrison Smith.
Vikings
February 13
Mike Remmers' position an unknown for Vikings offensive line

Mike Remmers' position an unknown for Vikings offensive line

Will Mike Remmers play tackle, which is what he was signed to do, or guard, where he moved after injury issues hit the line? That's one of the 2018 issues Vikings' management is tackling.
Vikings
February 12

Agent: Vikings to sign ex-Eagles practice squad lineman

Josh Andrews follows new Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFillippo from Philadelphia, where he most recently spent the past season on the Eagles practice squad.
Vikings
February 12
Part of the game: Vikings not alone in blocking assistant interviews

Part of the game: Vikings not alone in blocking assistant interviews

Kevin Stefanski, the Vikings' respected 35-year-old quarterbacks coach, was the front runner to follow Pat Shurmur to the Giants as his top offensive assistant until the interview was blocked.
Vikings
February 7
Patriots coach backing out of Colts job could affect Vikings' search

Patriots coach backing out of Colts job could affect Vikings' search

Josh McDaniels’ bombshell of a decision to back out of the Colts’ head coaching job could affect the Vikings.
Vikings
February 6
Is Nick Foles playing his way into the Vikings quarterback conversation?

Is Nick Foles playing his way into the Vikings quarterback conversation?

In the likely event Eagles general manager Howie Roseman takes calls for Foles this spring, the quarterback comes with a palatable one-year contract. Should the Vikings be interested?
Vikings
February 6
OK, Vikings fans: Time to look at key dates for the 2018 season

OK, Vikings fans: Time to look at key dates for the 2018 season

Here are dates to know for a Vikings offseason that features a couple question marks at critical points.
Vikings
February 3
Shurmur named AP Assistant Coach of the Year

Shurmur named AP Assistant Coach of the Year

Former Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was named The Associated Press’ NFL Assistant Coach of the Year during NFL Honors ceremonies at Northrop Auditorium on Saturday night.
Blogs
February 3
Reports: Randy Moss makes it in Hall of Fame first time around

Reports: Randy Moss makes it in Hall of Fame first time around

Word began to leak before the Pro Football Hall of Fame voters were allowed to make official announcements: Vikings great Randy Moss — the self-proclaimed…
Vikings
February 3
Vikings' playoff run bittersweet, but Peterson says 'I'll always bleed purple'

Vikings' playoff run bittersweet, but Peterson says 'I'll always bleed purple'

Adrian Peterson made an appearance in Minnesota this week
Vikings
February 1
Belichick recalls time he nearly joined Vikings as an assistant coach

Belichick recalls time he nearly joined Vikings as an assistant coach

Before Bill Belichick won any of his seven Super Bowl rings, he nearly joined the Vikings as an assistant coach under Les Steckel in 1984.
Vikings
February 1
Vikings CB Newman wants to play at age 40

Vikings CB Newman wants to play at age 40

Terence Newman was the oldest defensive back in the NFL this season at 39 years old. He’d like to retain that title next season, when he will be 40.
Vikings
January 31
Another Super Bowl for Minnesota? Mark Wilf wants it to happen

Another Super Bowl for Minnesota? Mark Wilf wants it to happen

Wilf also said the Vikings are interested in hosting the NFL draft, saying the team could stage it at both U.S. Bank Stadium and its new practice facility in Eagan.
Vikings
January 31
Eagles lineman: Team used 'reverse psychology' to foil Vikings blitzes

Eagles lineman: Team used 'reverse psychology' to foil Vikings blitzes

According to Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson, one of the keys to Philadelphia’s 38-7 win was how the Eagles turned the Vikings’ blitz packages against them.
Super Bowl LII
January 30
Eagles GM: Bradford deal was 'franchise-changing decision'

Eagles GM: Bradford deal was 'franchise-changing decision'

Eagles general manager Howie Roseman smirked inside Xcel Energy Center on Monday night when asked about trading Sam Bradford to the Vikings
Vikings
January 29
Vikings owner Wilf: 'We're at the top of the game'

Vikings owner Wilf: 'We're at the top of the game'

Zygi Wilf says he’s confident in the direction of the franchise, and the people currently running the football operations.
Vikings
January 25
Darrell Bevell

Vikings to interview Stefanski, Bevell for offensive coordinator job

As the Vikings begin their search for a new offensive coordinator, they have interviews set up with a pair of candidates who know each other well.
Vikings
January 24
Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery celebrated as he scored on a 53-yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Vikings in Sunday's NFC Champions

After allowing 456 yards to Eagles, Vikings begin to evaluate defense

As the Vikings begin the process of trying to return to the NFC Championship Game — and win it — in 2019, they’re forced to contend with questions raised by their lopsided loss to the Eagles.
Vikings
January 21
Vikings undone by Eagles' turnover-inducing pass rush

Vikings undone by Eagles' turnover-inducing pass rush

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Patrick RobinsonThe Vikings knew they would have problems with the Eagles' defensive line. But problems turned into a nightmares in the first…
Vikings
January 21
Bridgewater inactive for Vikings in NFC Championship Game

Bridgewater inactive for Vikings in NFC Championship Game

Bridgewater is inactive for the second consecutive game, sitting out the game as the Vikings go with Sam Bradford to back up Case Keenum.
Vikings
January 21
Sources: Thielen will play despite back, Bridgewater expected inactive

Sources: Thielen will play despite back, Bridgewater expected inactive

Wide receiver Adam Thielen is expected to try to play through his lower=back injury after being limited in practices, according to a source.
Vikings
January 19
Sendejo, Thielen listed as questionable for Vikings-Eagles game

Sendejo, Thielen listed as questionable for Vikings-Eagles game

The good news is safety Andrew Sendejo was a full participant on Friday as he progresses through the concussion protocol. Thielen was still limited and Mackensie Alexander was held out entirely.
Vikings
January 19
Mailbag: How will the Vikings pressure Eagles quarterback Foles?

Mailbag: How will the Vikings pressure Eagles quarterback Foles?

Mike Zimmer turned up the heat against a solid Saints offensive line in the 29-24 NFC Divisional win, and the extra rushers produced in key moments.

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