Draft scouting reports: Here's what they said about Vikings' biggest stars

Draft scouting reports: Here's what they said about Vikings' biggest stars

As you read about players who may end up with the Vikings in this year's draft, keep in mind that sometimes the experts don't quite get it right.

Griffen: Adding Sheldon Richardson 'is music to my ears'

April 24
Griffen: Adding Sheldon Richardson 'is music to my ears'
Defensive end Everson Griffen pointed to defenses of Mike Zimmer’s past coaching jobs as examples of why a “dominant” three-technique defensive tackle is needed.

Salary cap update: Vikings have $15.7 million left after Kendricks contract

April 23
Salary cap update: Vikings have $15.7 million left after Kendricks contract
It’s safe to assume, though, the Vikings will have about $10 million in cap space left for 2018 once they’ve signed their draft class.

Vikings linebacker Brothers suspended 4 games for drug violation

April 20
A fifth-round pick in 2016, Kentrell Brothers had earned a roster spot in large part because of his work on special teams

Report: Vikings-Eagles rematch will be in Week 5 of NFL season

April 19
Take a deep breath, Vikings fans. The Vikings are not opening the 2018 season against the Eagles, after all.
Vikings
April 18
Tight end is position to watch for Vikings at No. 30, former GM says

Tight end is position to watch for Vikings at No. 30, former GM says

It won’t be a surprise to see the Vikings draft a tight end next week. They don’t have one under contract beyond the 2019 season.
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April 17
Vikings' three remaining veterans deals could be their trickiest to pull off

Vikings' three remaining veterans deals could be their trickiest to pull off

The Vikings have worked through four contract extensions in the past nine months, doing deals that might have been the most straightforward. With the next three, their choices could get harder.
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April 17
'Deeper' interior offensive line class intriguing for Vikings

'Deeper' interior offensive line class intriguing for Vikings

For a fourth straight season, the Vikings will open the season with a different group of starting offensive linemen. How much will they look to the draft for help?
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April 16

NFL, players union agree to ban 10 underperforming helmets

Ten helmet models that underperformed in an annual laboratory study will be banned from use by NFL players starting this season, the league and its players union announced in a joint statement Monday.
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April 16
Kirk Cousins played through two years of franchise tags in Washington to reach Thursday’s historic moment.

Cousins contract: Super Bowl incentives, no trade without his consent

In addition to his $84 million salary for the next three years, there are incentive clauses in Kirk Cousins' contract, including with $500,000 for a Super Bowl victory.
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April 13
Vikings WR Diggs is a bargain, but not for long

Vikings WR Diggs is a bargain, but not for long

Stefon Diggs will make roughly $1.9 million next season, which should be his last as a bargain for an NFL team.
Vikings
April 11
Ex-49ers cornerback Dontae Johnson visits with Vikings

Ex-49ers cornerback Dontae Johnson visits with Vikings

A North Carolina State product, Johnson had a career-high seven pass deflections and an interception returned for a 50-yard touchdown last season.
Vikings
April 11
A history of NFL players drafted with the 30th overall pick

A history of NFL players drafted with the 30th overall pick

If the Vikings draft a future Hall of Fame player with the 30th overall pick, he’ll be just the second taken there since at least 1970.
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April 10
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Drafting a cornerback early? Vikings could do it again

The Vikings currently roster five cornerbacks ahead of this month’s draft, setting the stage for coach Mike Zimmer to add another (or a couple) young defensive backs.
Vikings
April 5
Vikings sign former Giants wide receiver Tavarres King

Vikings sign former Giants wide receiver Tavarres King

King played eight games and started three for the Giants a year ago, when he caught a career-high 18 passes for 240 yards and three touchdowns.
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April 5
In stacked NFC, Vikings aren't only ones with high expectations

In stacked NFC, Vikings aren't only ones with high expectations

The Vikings are part of the NFC’s new power class, along with the four other teams that made the playoffs in 2017 after missing them in 2016.
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April 3
Vikings still have plenty to spend under salary cap

Vikings still have plenty to spend under salary cap

Even after all their free agent moves so far, the Vikings still have the cap room to do more.
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April 3
Vikings welcoming draft prospects for top-30 event on Tuesday

Vikings welcoming draft prospects for top-30 event on Tuesday

The Vikings will spend Tuesday and Wednesday hosting potential draft targets at their new practice facility in Eagan as part of their top-30 event, where…
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April 2
Vikings will hold first minicamp in Eagan from June 12-14

Vikings will hold first minicamp in Eagan from June 12-14

The Vikings' schedule for their first spring in Eagan will look much like the one they've used the past several years in Eden Prairie.
Vikings
March 29
Vikings get potential linebacker help, re-sign Sherels

Vikings get potential linebacker help, re-sign Sherels

Reshard Cliett, a sixth-round pick out of the University of South Florida by the Texans in 2015 who’s spent time with six teams over the past three seasons, signed with the Vikings on Thursday.
Vikings
March 29
Zimmer might continue calling Vikings' defensive plays in 2018

Zimmer might continue calling Vikings' defensive plays in 2018

Mike Zimmer said a postseason meeting with Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf reinforced the idea that the head coach should continue to call plays.
Vikings
March 28
Zimmer: Vikings' offense will 'do what Kirk Cousins does best'

Zimmer: Vikings' offense will 'do what Kirk Cousins does best'

Mike Zimmer said he talked to two head coaches who have worked with the new Vikings quarterback and “these guys just rave about him."
Vikings
March 27
Zimmer: Medical reports on Bridgewater's knee 'weren't as positive as I was'

Zimmer: Medical reports on Bridgewater's knee 'weren't as positive as I was'

The opinion of the Vikings’ medical staff on the long-term health of Teddy Bridgewater’s knee evidently factored into the team’s evaluation of him after the season.
Vikings
March 26
Depth on both lines tops Vikings' list of remaining needs

Depth on both lines tops Vikings' list of remaining needs

They’re not likely to make many more splashy moves, but there are still some areas where the Vikings could make revisions to their roster.
Vikings
March 23
Former Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson to sign with Seahawks

Former Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson to sign with Seahawks

Johnson enters a situation ripe with opportunity. The Seahawks lost Sheldon Richardson in free agency to the Vikings and traded Michael Bennett to Philadelphia.

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