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Vikings
August 19
Who'll make the cut? Here's a 53-man Vikings roster projection

Who'll make the cut? Here's a 53-man Vikings roster projection

Half of the preseason has already been played. What better time to unveil the Star Tribune’s regular-season roster projection for the 2019 Vikings?
Vikings
August 18
O'Neill, Joseph will not play for Vikings vs. Seahawks

O'Neill, Joseph will not play for Vikings vs. Seahawks

The Vikings listed nine players not expected to play during Sunday night’s exhibition against the Seahawks.
Vikings
August 11

Vikings sign former Gophers tight end Nate Wozniak as a tackle

The Vikings have a former Gophers player on the roster once again. Former Gophers tight end Nate Wozniak, who went undrafted in 2018 and transitioned…
Vikings
August 2
Shamar Stephen activated from non-football injury list

Shamar Stephen activated from non-football injury list

The 2014 seventh-round pick is expected to step into the starting role vacated by Sheldon Richardson.
Vikings
July 29
More receiver competition: Zylstra returns to field after injury

More receiver competition: Zylstra returns to field after injury

Concordia-Moorhead graduate Brandon Zylstra, who had a nagging left hamstring injury, passed his physical and ran routes with the second-team offense on Monday.
Vikings
July 26

Source: Vikings work out cornerback Morris Claiborne

As the Vikings continue to look at veteran options for their defensive backfield, they spent some time with a former first-round pick on Friday.
Vikings
July 26
Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes

Hughes, Morgan, three others sidelined as Vikings start full-squad workouts

In a new twist, Coach Mike Zimmer described Mike Hughes’ knee injury as “multi-ligament,” so more damage was done than to his ACL last season;
Vikings
July 24
Vikings claim ex-Broncos, Jets running back Henderson off waivers

Vikings claim ex-Broncos, Jets running back Henderson off waivers

De’Angelo Henderson, a 2017 sixth-round pick out of Coastal Carolina, joins the Vikings backfield after he was waived by the Jets earlier this week.
Vikings
July 24
Orlando Scandrick

Source: Vikings work out veteran defensive back Scandrick

With Holton Hill suspended for the first eight games of the season, following violations of the NFL's drug policies, the Vikings need secondary help.
Vikings
July 22
Vikings, Air Force have agreement on long snapper's military service

Vikings, Air Force have agreement on long snapper's military service

Rookie Aaron Cutting has signed a four-year deal with the Vikings and will be allowed to play during the two-year commitment that's required of all service academy graduates.
Vikings
July 11
Small number of Vikings single-game tickets to go on sale next week

Small number of Vikings single-game tickets to go on sale next week

These tickets are the only direct way remaining to attend a 2019 Vikings home game, with season tickets sold out and a waiting list exceeding 1,500 people.
Vikings
June 17
Both Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer are under contract through the 2020 seasons after one-year options were exercised for

Vikings mailbag: How do contract situations for Spielman, Zimmer impact decisions?

Every year, it seems more than half of NFL teams need to ‘win now’ to avoid calls for change. How intertwined are the futures of the Vikings head coach and general manager?
Vikings
June 14
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph stood with cornerback Xavier Rhodes during Tuesday's mandatory minicamp.

Vikings can plan on more tough decisions with 2020 salary cap

Riley Reiff, Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph and Xavier Rhodes — who will all be at least 30 years old and carry salary-cap numbers of at least $12.9 million in 2020 — could be candidates for release or restructured deals.
Vikings
June 12
Busy day for rookie defensive backs at Vikings minicamp

Busy day for rookie defensive backs at Vikings minicamp

Undrafted rookie safety Isaiah Wharton won one for the defense, cutting in front of receiver Olabisi Johnson for an interception under the goal posts
Vikings
June 12
Former tight end Jordan to be inducted into Vikings ring of honor

Former tight end Jordan to be inducted into Vikings ring of honor

Steve Jordan will be honored at the Vikings’ Oct. 24 game against Washington. He played for 13 years in Minnesota after he was a seventh-round pick out of Brown University in 1982.
Vikings
June 11
Backup quarterbacks weather attrition, inconsistency at minicamp

Backup quarterbacks weather attrition, inconsistency at minicamp

There were highs and lows on Tuesday among the three quarterbacks vying to be the main backup to Kirk Cousins for the 2019 Vikings season.
Vikings
June 8
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer shares a laugh with tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) during an NFL organized training activity in Eden Prairie, Mi

Zimmer, Thielen welcome kids to Vikings' facility for twin football camps

On the final weekend before the NFL enters the most dormant phase of its calendar, the Vikings’ Eagan headquarters is a hotbed for local youth football players.
Vikings
June 4
Zimmer on adjusting defense, the No. 2 QB issue and more from OTAs

Zimmer on adjusting defense, the No. 2 QB issue and more from OTAs

Mike Zimmer said he spent time this offseason studying other NFL defenses to pick up ideas, including how other defenses countered plays the Vikings saw often last season.
Vikings
May 30
O'Neill returns from injury; Vikings young tight ends earn praise at OTAs

O'Neill returns from injury; Vikings young tight ends earn praise at OTAs

Second-round draft pick Irv Smith Jr. and the second-year player Ty Conklin drew praise from coaches and teammates during and after Wednesday's practice.
Vikings
May 23
Receiver carousel turns as Diggs doesn't attend Wednesday's OTA

Receiver carousel turns as Diggs doesn't attend Wednesday's OTA

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.
Vikings
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.
Vikings
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 8
Vikings sign ex-South Dakota St. player Keely after tryout

Vikings sign ex-South Dakota St. player Keely after tryout

The Vikings signed one more player Wednesday after last weekend's tryouts. Former University of Alabama-Birmingham defensive end Stacy Keely earned a spot on the 90-man…
Vikings
May 8
After the draft: A look at the Vikings' depth chart

After the draft: A look at the Vikings' depth chart

When the Vikings gather for their first 2019 workouts later this month, coaches will have a dozen practices to sort out some mysteries on the current 90-man roster.
Vikings
May 7
Vikings sign former Rutgers cornerback after rookie minicamp

Vikings sign former Rutgers cornerback after rookie minicamp

The Vikings signed former Rutgers cornerback Isaiah Wharton following a three-day rookie minicamp in which Wharton was among more than 30 players participating.

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