Combine to draft to Mankato: Key Vikings off-season dates

Combine to draft to Mankato: Key Vikings off-season dates

The offseason is underway for general manager Rick Spielman and the Vikings, who after a disappointing 8-8 season will spend the next several months reshaping their roster.

Vikings assistant GM Paton to interview with Colts

January 23
George Paton, who has been Rick Spielman’s right-hand man in Minnesota since 2006, is also a finalist for the open GM job with the 49ers.

Despite disappointing 2016 season, Vikings' Barr going to Pro Bowl

January 23
A few weeks ago, coach Mike Zimmer admitted that in his disappointing third NFL season, Anthony Barr had showed “a tendency to coast.”
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January 23
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) broke away from At...

Blowing 5-0 to Super Bowl a year later? Vikings can follow Falcons

The Falcons started 5-0 last season before losing eight of their final 11 games, including one to the Vikings, to finish at .500. Sound familiar?
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January 21
Minnesota Vikings interim offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.

Vikings officially confirm Shurmur's return, reveal new offensive staff

The Vikings officially confirmed today that Pat Shurmur, who took over as the offensive play-caller on an interim basis midway through the 2016 season, will be the team’s full-time offensive coordinator in 2017.
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January 20

Kiper: Top offensive tackle options slim in upcoming NFL draft

If the Vikings plan to look to this spring’s NFL Draft to rebuild at offensive tackle, one top analyst doesn’t see many top options.
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January 19

Adrian Peterson admits he has eyes on hometown Texans, other teams

Adrian Peterson suggested today that he believes he still deserves to earn $18 million this upcoming season and named three teams he would have interest in playing for in 2017 if the Vikings aren’t willing to pay him.
Vikings
January 18

Vikings assistant general manager Paton finalist for 49ers GM job

George Paton is one of three finalists for the still-vacant GM job with the 49ers, according to the Sacramento Bee.
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January 18
Minnesota Vikings Cordarrelle Patterson

Vikings grades, outlook: Uneven year opens special teams options

Options are open after the Vikings signed a kicker and punter to start the offseason while punter Jeff Locke and kickoff returner Cordarrelle Patterson are pending free agents.
Vikings
January 17

Vikings grades, outlook: Rhodes stands out in secondary; are big changes ahead?

For the first time since Mike Zimmer gutted the Vikings’ defensive roster upon arrival in 2014, the defense could see some significant turnover.
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January 16

Vikings reportedly will hire Kennedy Polamalu as running backs coach

Polamalu, who played fullback collegiately at USC, was the offensive coordinator at UCLA for only the 2016 season and was not retained.
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January 16
Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers scrambles away from Minnesota Vikings...

Vikings grades, outlook: Barr's quiet season an enigma

Barr, the former ninth overall pick, played more than ever in his third NFL season, but didn’t make the same splash plays Vikings followers became accustomed to seeing from the linebacker.
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January 13
Danielle Hunter (99) celebrated after sacking Marcus Mariota in the fo...

Vikings grades, outlook: Hunter breaks through crowded defensive line

As part of one of the team's stronger units, defensive end Danielle Hunter broke through as a potential star in the making.
Vikings
January 12
Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Linval Joseph (98).

Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph named to first Pro Bowl as alternate

It’s Joseph’s first Pro Bowl honor and a deserving one given his bludgeoning presence in the middle of the Vikings defense.
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January 12
Minnesota Vikings' Sam Bradford throws during the first half of an NFL...

Vikings grades, outlook: Bradford's season both limited, well navigated

A turbulent season for the Vikings offense began with Teddy Bridgewater’s severe knee injury and ended with Sam Bradford being named their starter moving forward.
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January 11
Minnesota Vikings Cordarrelle Patterson (84).

Vikings have 19 free agents: Here's the complete list

The Vikings could look to lock up some of these players before March 7, when free agents are allowed to start talking to other NFL teams.
Vikings
January 11

Vikings grades, outlook: Thielen, Diggs carry load for top picks at receiver

The Vikings got a lot from two smaller contracts and not enough from their top picks at wide receiver in 2016.
Vikings
January 10
Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards.

Vikings coordinator George Edwards to coach East-West Shrine Game

Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards will serve as one of the two head coaches in the 92nd annual East-West Shrine Game, a college all-star game that helps showcase draft-eligible prospects to NFL scouts.
Vikings
January 10
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82)

Vikings grades, outlook: Rudolph lone standout among tight ends, running backs

Kyle Rudolph’s career year for the Vikings was a bright spot, but not enough to boost a toothless red zone offense that ranked 31st in points per red zone drive.
Vikings
January 10

Vikings grades, outlook: Berger, Boone lead underwhelming offensive line

This is the first in an eight-part series reviewing the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead by position.
Vikings
January 10

Vikings fire quarterback coach Scott Turner

Turner, the son of former Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, was on coach Mike Zimmer’s original Vikings staff in 2014 and played a role in the development of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Vikings
January 6
Minnesota Vikings Adam Thielen

Thielen one of NFL's most effective downfield threats in 2016

Silver linings are few and far between for the Vikings’ 28th-ranked offense limited by both player and coaching turnover during the 2016 season. But Adam Thielen provided one.
Vikings
January 6
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) was pushed...

Patterson named All-Pro kick returner for second time

Cordarrelle Patterson, who led the league averaging 31.7 yards per kick return, has been named the first-team All-Pro kick returner by the Associated Press.
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