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Vikings
September 10
The Vikings' pass rush has evolved, and Anthony Barr is very involved

The Vikings' pass rush has evolved, and Anthony Barr is very involved

A five-man front is the Vikings’ latest defensive evolution. And being unable to counter that unusual look forced Atlanta’s tailspin in the first quarter of Sunday’s 28-12 win.
Vikings
September 9
In Vikings' win over Falcons, Rhodes gets the best of Jones again

In Vikings' win over Falcons, Rhodes gets the best of Jones again

There might not be any Pro Bowl receiver against whom Xavier Rhodes has been as effective as the Falcons’ Julio Jones.
Vikings
September 8
Stefon Diggs will play in opener; Vikings-Falcons inactives

Stefon Diggs will play in opener; Vikings-Falcons inactives

Mark Fields, whom the Vikings sent a conditional 2021 seventh-round pick to Kansas City to acquire last week, will suit up eight days after he arrived in Minnesota.
Vikings
September 6
Diggs has hamstring issue, questionable for Vikings opener against Atlanta

Diggs has hamstring issue, questionable for Vikings opener against Atlanta

Wide receiver Stefon Diggs injured a hamstring sometime in the last week, but has run routes in practice for the last two days.
Vikings
September 6

Week 1 picks: Upsets galore, but not for favored Vikings

The photo above is of Mike Zimmer riding the team bus out of Lambeau Field after beating the Packers to win the NFC North in…
Vikings
September 5
Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) was brought down by Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Austin Calitro (58) the first half.

Rudolph: 'If your players aren't policing it, then you don't have a good locker room'

How much do players police the so-called culture in a locker room?
Vikings
August 31
Vikings' 53-man roster is young, and could change quickly

Vikings' 53-man roster is young, and could change quickly

The 53-man roster the Vikings announced on Saturday evening has something of a transitory feel to it, given how many things figure to change about the group
Vikings
August 31
Cornerback Mark Fields caught the ball during training camp for Kansas City.

Vikings acquire cornerback Mark Fields from Kansas City

Fields is an undrafted free agent from Clemson who was involved in an odd preseason controversy involving ESPN and Kansas City head coach Andy Reid.
Vikings
August 31
Vikings reach 53-man roster; Treadwell, Vedvik, Sloter among the cuts

Vikings reach 53-man roster; Treadwell, Vedvik, Sloter among the cuts

The Vikings' revamped offensive line will not include third-year reserve Aviante Collins, at least for now. Collins, 26, was informed on Saturday morning that he'll…
Vikings
August 31
Vikings TE David Morgan will start season on PUP list

Vikings TE David Morgan will start season on PUP list

While the Vikings figure to start the season with a promising group of three tight ends, they won't have perhaps their best blocking tight end…
Vikings
August 27
Vikings cut two veteran free agents as roster trims begin

Vikings cut two veteran free agents as roster trims begin

The Vikings’ roster purge began early this week, with receiver Jordan Taylor and cornerback Bene Benwikere being released Tuesday morning.
Vikings
August 26
Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes stood at U.S. Bank Stadium for Saturday's preseason game against Arizona.

Vikings take cornerback Mike Hughes off PUP list

The 2018 first-round draft pick is ready to return to practice.
Vikings
August 26
Vikings defensive back Holton Hill hit Seahawks' quarterback Paxton Lynch during the fourth quarter in the pre-season matchup between the Minnesota Vi

Vikings cornerback Hill gets five-figure fine for hit on Seattle QB

Hill, 22, is already sending nearly half of his base salary — about $270,000 — to the NFL this season due to separate suspensions for violating policies on PEDs and illegal substances.
Vikings
August 24
Vikings resting eight players for today's 'dress rehearsal' exhibition against Cardinals

Vikings resting eight players for today's 'dress rehearsal' exhibition against Cardinals

Defensive tackle Shamar Stephen will make his preseason debut during Saturday afternoon’s “dress rehearsal” against the Cardinals.
Vikings
August 20
Finally full strength: Joseph back at practice after grueling rehab

Finally full strength: Joseph back at practice after grueling rehab

Walking off the practice field Thursday after going through team drills for the first time, Joseph finally opened up about his offseason road to recovery.
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.

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